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Sources: Trump Considers Barrett, Lagoa, Thapar For Supreme Court Spot

Judges Amy Coney Barrett, Barbara Lagoa and Amul Thapar are being seriously considered by President Trump for nomination to fill the seat on the Supreme Court vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to sources familiar with the process. An announcement on the nominee could come as early as Monday or Tuesday. Barrett is the front-runner, according to the sources. A former high-ranking White House lawyer told NPR's Tamara Keith that "Barrett remains very highly regarded....

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Navistar Plans To Open New Truck Plant On San Antonio's South Side in 2022

Navistar, a truck manufacturer, started construction on July 1 of its $250 million truck plant on the South Side. Company officials said the facility was scheduled to open in the spring of 2022 and may bring 600 jobs to the San Antonio area.

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Texas political leaders, activists and members of the public offered their thoughts and condolences over the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday.

Judges Amy Coney Barrett, Barbara Lagoa and Amul Thapar are being seriously considered by President Trump for nomination to fill the seat on the Supreme Court vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to sources familiar with the process.

An announcement on the nominee could come as early as Monday or Tuesday.

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Dozens of vehicles formed up Saturday morning into a caravan at the AT&T Center to celebrate the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris presidential campaign. Cars, trucks and trailers were decked out in flags, large banners, and signs. One vehicle graced the event with songs by Selena.

When President Trump learned Friday night that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died, he told reporters she was an "amazing woman." Later, in an official statement, he called her a "titan of the law." And while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., wrote in a statement that he would bring a vote for a new justice to the floor, Trump did not weigh in.

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Beto O’Rourke came within 2 percentage points of winning the election in 2018 against Republican Ted Cruz to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate.

While disappointing, the loss does have a silver lining for Texas Democrats. Many saw this race as proof that Texas is now a swing state, and recent polling in Texas in the presidential race supports that theory.

There is a demographic trend that demonstrates that Texas is moving to a shade of blue. But it remains to be seen if that is going to happen in the 2020 election.

National Hurricane Center

Tropical Storm Beta targeted the central Texas Gulf Coast on Saturday, casting fresh dread over communities from Kingsville to Houston already too familiar with the destruction such historic disasters could unleash. National Hurricane Center forecasters expressed even more certainty that Beta would grow into a hurricane.

President Trump said it was a "situation that has to be."

A month after he declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, Trump explained from behind the podium of the White House press briefing room on April 13 that the 2020 census had to be given more time.

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President Trump called Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg a "titan of the law" in a statement late Friday night on her death.

"Renowned for her brilliant mind and her powerful dissents at the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg demonstrated that one can disagree without being disagreeable toward one's colleagues or different points of view," the statement said.

President Trump, who called Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg "a titan of the law," will be able to pick a successor for her from a list of nearly four dozen names that he updated Sept. 9.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Love Of Opera Comes Through In Tributes

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European University Institute

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at 87, will be remembered for her fight for women's rights and her 27-year reign on the U.S. Supreme Court. Her status as a pop-culture icon included a hit documentary, Saturday Night Live skits and even merchandising.

But her profound love of opera also came through in many tributes upon news of her death — as many colleagues, foes and, yes, opera organizations posted on Twitter.

In Sue Miller’s latest novel, "Monogamy," Annie is a happy wife. Her husband, Graham, is a man with a magnetic personality and big appetites. One day, he seems preoccupied and distant, but her anxiety dissolves when he presents her with flowers. 

Review: 'Likes' By Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum

Sep 16, 2020
Mara Casey

Likes is the latest short story collection by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum, featuring nine stories.

In these, she imagines Black and brown characters who don’t easily fall into neat categories and defy an easy understanding from those around them. Some of these characters are young girls. 


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