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Trump makes Supreme Court nomination


WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has chosen 10th Circuit Appeals court Justice Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump made his announcement in a prime-time address from the White House.

Gorsuch must be confirmed by the Senate. The court has had just eight members since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia nearly a year ago.

GOP leaders blocked President Barack Obama from filling the vacancy by denying a hearing to his nominee.

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