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Source: CBS News

Brett Kavanaugh hears first arguments as Supreme Court justice

Wednesday 20:03 GMT

Following weeks of contentious debate over sexual assault allegations, Tuesday marked Brett Kavanaugh's first full day as associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high court confirmation, the Associated Press reports.

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Source: DW

Pope Francis compares abortion to 'hiring a hit man'

Thursday 08:06 GMT

Pope Francis railed against abortion and euthanasia on Wednesday, saying both are part of what he dubbed today's "throwaway culture." Addressing worshippers in the Vatican, Francis noted that some people defend abortion and reproductive choice as "safeguarding other rights."

Hailed by some as the Catholic church's "liberal pope," Francis has been criticized by conservative Catholics for not speaking harshly enough on hotly debated cultural topics such as contraception, abortion and same-sex marriage.

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Source: The Guradian

Where now for the supreme court as Kavanaugh fulfils conservative dream?

Friday 05:10 GMT

As Brett Kavanaugh took his seat at the end of bench, making five solidly conservative justices on the supreme court, it was the moment that Republicans have been working towards for half a century.

Trump, who has appointed the conservatives Neil Gorsuch and Kavanaugh to the supreme court, lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by nearly 3m ballots in 2016 and has a record high disapproval rating in surveys.

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