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Scalia death sparks election-year fight over filling vacancy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Justice Antonin Scalia's death immediately sparked a heated election-year fight over whether President Barack Obama should try to fill the court vacancy. Republicans on Capitol Hill and on the campaign trail insisted the choice should fall to the next president....

The Latest: Hillary Clinton joins those mourning Scalia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (all times local):...

Scalia death jolts GOP candidates ahead of debate
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia jolted the Republican primary hours before Saturday night's debate, with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio arguing that Scalia's replacement must be nominated by the next president, not Barack Obama....

Justice Antonin Scalia 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....

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 follows:...

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....

Sanders says Clinton is coming 'unraveled' by his progress
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Bernie Sanders is pronouncing himself startled by the ferocity of Hillary Clinton's attempts to take him down, saying she's coming "unraveled" by his progress in the Democratic presidential campaign....

Army looks to recruit more women, adapt physical testing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Beginning this summer, a visit to a local Army recruiting office will include a new set of gymnastic tests to help determine what military jobs a recruit is physically capable of performing....

Civil rights leader Lewis softening dismissal of Sanders
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Civil rights leader John Lewis on Saturday softened his dismissal of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' work in the 1960s on behalf of racial equality....

Viewers' Guide: GOP hopefuls spar in South Carolina
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Serious issues are facing the Republican presidential candidate in their debate Saturday night in South Carolina. The state has a deep-rooted military culture and is still reeling from the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church in June....