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Fight over Supreme Court nomination intensifies

As Senate debates Gorsuch, Democrat concludes marathon speech against him

WASHINGTON — The heated battle over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee moved front and center Wednesday in the Senate, where one Democrat concluded a marathon speech against Judge Neil Gorsuch and other senators praised or criticized him. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., spoke against Gorsuch for about 15 hours Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, taking aim ...