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Supreme Court nomination up in air

Republicans vow to block Obama

The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, has set Washington abuzz with talk of his replacement, and among the names that have been mentioned are California State Attorney General Kamala Harris, who currently is campaigning for the U.S. Senate Barbara Boxer currently occupies.

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Obama taps former Pentagon lawyer for new post

Jeh Johnson expected as homeland chief

President Barack Obama nominated Jeh Johnson, 57, the Pentagon’s former top lawyer, to be the next Homeland Security Secretary, sources tell CNN. He must be confirmed by the Senate.