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GOP candidates joust over foreign policy, immigration
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidates jousted over immigration and foreign policy in a raucous debate that was shaken by the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia hours before they took the stage....

AP FACT CHECK: Republicans debaters on high court, economy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican presidential debaters misfired in assertions about Supreme Court nominees, Syria, immigration and more....

Debate Takeaways: Civil court discussion gives way to brawl
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Saturday's Republican presidential debate was the perfect spot for GOP candidates to try and project legal gravitas after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia....

Justice Antonin Scalia, influential conservative, dead at 79
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79....

Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans. Obama said a nomination was "bigger than any one party."...

In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not....

Reaction to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death
Influential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79. Reaction to his death:...

West Texas ranch where Scalia died is celebrity retreat
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Rich in history as well as rugged West Texas landscapes and big sky, the Cibolo Creek Ranch where Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away has long been a secluded retreat for celebrities from business leaders to rock stars and actors....

Some key opinions from Justice Antonin Scalia
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative and provocative judge who died at age 79, was known for pointed language, fiercely held opinions and a sardonic wit that at times invoked fairy tales, foreigners and hippies....

Obama uses California's Sunnylands as Western White House
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) -- The guest list at Sunnylands reads like a roster of the rich and famous, from years past to today: Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Queen Elizabeth II, to name a few....



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