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Senate GOP goes ‘nuclear’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. signals a thumbs-up as he leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017, after he led the GOP majority to change Senate rules and lower the vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees from 60 votes to a simple majority in order to advance Neil Gorsuch to a confirmation vote. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — Republicans invoked the “nuclear option” in the Senate Thursday, unilaterally rewriting the chamber’s rules to allow President Donald Trump’s nominee to ascend to the Supreme Court. Furious Democrats objected until the end, but their efforts to block Judge ...

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Senate heads for showdown on Gorsuch

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wraps up the meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, April 3, 2017, after his panel voted along party lines on the nomination of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — Republican and Democratic senators exchanged bitter accusations Tuesday as they headed toward an explosive confrontation over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee that could change the Senate, and the court, for generations. “It should be unsettling to everyone ...

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RPD chief confirmed

Rochester City Council on Tuesday confirmed Michael L. Ciminelli as chief of the Rochester Police Department. Ciminelli, who was selected by Mayor Lovely A. Warren, had been serving as interim chief. He replaces now-retired Chief James Sheppard. Ciminelli, a native ...

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Democrats use power to tilt appeals court

WASHINGTON — Majority Democrats in the Senate won approval Tuesday for one of President Barack Obama’s key judicial nominees, the first of his picks to win confirmation since they weakened the chamber’s filibuster rules. Senators voted 56-38 to approve Washington ...

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