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“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer ((D., N.Y.) on whether or not the Senate should vote on a new Supreme Court Justice before the November election.

"President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KS) on his intentions following the passing of Justice Ginsberg.

"If true, the appalling conditions described in the whistleblower complaint...are a staggering abuse of human rights."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asking for investigation into the complaint that alleges “high rates of hysterectomies done to immigrant women.”

"Reminder - It is impossible to know how deep the water is just by looking at it."

The National Weather Service warning those in the path of the slow-moving Hurricane Sally of “historic life-threatening flooding.”

“As significant as today is, it’s only the beginning for getting full justice for Breonna."

Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, on the historic decision by Louisville leaders to approve a $12 million dollar wrongful death settlement and enact police reforms.

“Trees that are burned, even in severe fire intensity, about almost 90 percent of the redwoods do survive and I’m expecting that’s what we’re going to see here.”

Ecologist Joanne Kerbavaz, California State Parks, on the effects of a wildfire that burned nearly the entire Big Basin park – home to historic redwoods..

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“It looks shaky for the balloons.”

Accuweather senior meteorologist Steve Wistar on the windy weather forecast for Thursday's Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.  The 93rd annual parade will go on even if city regulations prevent the balloons from flying during severe wind gusts. The last time Macy's was forced to scrap the balloons was 1971.
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“… her symptoms have abated …”

U.S. Supreme Court spokesperson Kathleen Arberg after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to the hospital Friday for signs of an infection. The 86-year-old returned to work Monday. Justice Ginsberg's health remains a focus because Supreme Court justices may serve for life. The highest court in the land is split between conservative and liberal justices, but the next appointee could tip the ideological scale.
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“I hereby acknowledge my termination…”

Now former sec. of the Navy Richard Spencer who was apparently forced out of his position over a dust-up with the White House and Pentagon regarding the case of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher. Gallagher was found innocent of war crimes. His subsequent demotion was reversed by Pres. Trump, though he was facing what would be an independent internal review by the Navy.
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“It’s nothing short of a revolution.”

Willy Lam of the Chinese University of Hong Kong reacting to the results of Hong Kong's district council elections. After nearly six months of protests in Hong Kong, early results indicate the pro-democracy candidates swept the elections. The election results come after Pres. Trump indicated last week he may veto a bill supporting the pro-democracy protesters in light of ongoing trade talks with China.
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“The time has come to investigate the investigators.”

Israel's longest-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacting to news he is the first sitting Israeli PM to face criminal charges. Last week, he was charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust for widespread corruption. The indictment comes as Israel inches toward holding its third election in less than a year after Netanyahu has twice failed to form a coalition.
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