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Scalia's death means loss of key vote in divided cases
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Justice Antonin Scalia's death deprives conservatives of a key vote that could change the outcome in some major Supreme Court cases, including one in which labor unions appeared headed for a big defeat....

Scalia's body at Texas funeral home after 3-hour procession
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Antonin Scalia's body lay in a Texas funeral home Sunday and officials waited word about whether they would need to perform an autopsy before the late Supreme Court justice could return home to Virginia. In the nation's capital, where flags flew at half-staff at the White House and Supreme Court, the political sniping soared, raising the prospect of court short-handed for some time....

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....

The Latest: Bush: Senate court vote 'not important' to him
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on developments following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (all times local):...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Iraq war
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump delivered a ferocious putdown of George W. Bush from the debate stage, central to his effort to convince voters that they don't want another Bush deciding when to take the country to war. But were his key facts right?...

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....

US pushing Albania to enact judicial, legislative reforms
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday pushed Albania to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms, backed by U.S. money that also is intended to help the Balkan nation take in Iranian refugees from Iraq....

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A U.S. flag flies at half-staff in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, after is was announced that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, had died. (AP Photo/J. David Ake) AP Photo/J. David Ake

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