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According to President Trump, his list of potential Supreme Court nominees is down to five people. In an interview Monday, he hinted that he will announce his pick on Friday or Saturday.

The President said he believes he should wait until services for late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg are over out of respect for her. He also said he’s looking to pick someone who really understands the law, abides by the Constitution and has high moral values.

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FILE – The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON - The death of liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives President Donald Trump an opportunity to add another conservative to the bench and shift the powerful high court's ideological balance further to the right.

With a super-majority on the bench, wide-ranging issues could be impacted. Trump’s other Supreme Court appointments - conservative jurists Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh -- had succeeded other Republican-appointed justices. 

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FILE - The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are seen gathered for a formal group photo at the Supreme Court building in Washington, Nov. 30, 2018. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seated second from right.

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department said it will issue an order Friday that will bar people in the United States from downloading Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok starting on September 20.

Commerce officials said the ban on new U.S. downloads of TikTok could be still rescinded by President Donald Trump before it takes effect late Sunday as TikTok owner ByteDance races to clinch an agreement over the fate of its U.S. operations.

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The Trump administration has ramped up efforts to purge ‘’untrusted’ Chinese apps from U.S. digital networks and has called TikTok and WeChat ‘significant threats.

Attorney General William Barr accused the Black Lives Matter movement of using the issue of Black people shot by police as a tool for a larger political agenda instead of sincerely trying to help those they claim to support.

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 Attorney General William Barr: "Most deaths in the inner city of young Black males below the age of 44 -- the leading cause of death is being shot by another Black person. And that's crime." - Source: Fox News

 

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday the Trump administration would review a bid this week by Oracle Corp. to buy the Chinese-owned short video app TikTok to make it a U.S.-headquartered company. 

Mnuchin told CNBC that the U.S. government has “a lot of confidence in both Microsoft and Oracle,” the two firms TikTok had been considering selling to.  

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TikTok chooses Oracle as U.S. 'Technology Partner'. (Photo by: STRF/STAR MAX/IPx)

President Trump argued on Sunday for tougher criminal sentencing guidelines and faster courts as the manhunt continues for the suspect in the shooting of two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies over the weekend.

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Huge swaths of America’s West Coast are ablaze or in cinders as more than 100 wildfires raged largely uncontrolled late Friday from California to Washington state and beyond, incinerating entire towns and killing at least 24 people.

More than 500,000 people in Oregon — more than 10% of its population — remained under some level of evacuation protocol as fires in the state destroyed thousands of homes and burned hundreds of thousands of hectares.  The Oregon Convention Center in Portland has been transformed into a shelter for evacuees.  Many evacuees have simply taken refuge in their cars in large parking lots.

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Firefighters monitor a controlled burn along Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to help contain the Dolan Fire near Big Sur, Calif., Sept. 11, 2020.

President Trump said America will always “rise up, stand tall and fight back.” He made the remarks Friday at a ceremony in Shanksville, Pennsylvania in honor of the victims of Flight 93.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand for a prayer at a 19th anniversary observance of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General William Barr says a recently launched U.S. federal crime-fighting initiative championed by President Donald Trump has helped reduce violence in several major American cities, cutting in half the number of homicides in Chicago in recent weeks.

"Together, federal, local and state law enforcement in Chicago working as part of Operation Legend and joint task forces have reversed the dangerous spike in violence,” Barr said Wednesday during a press conference in the Midwestern U.S. city.

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U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks on Operation Legend, a federal law enforcement operation, during a press conference in Chicago, Sept. 9, 2020.

President Trump made a trip to the key battleground state of North Carolina on Wednesday to commemorate 75-years since the formal victory of the U.S. over Japan, which ended WWII.

He delivered remarks in front of the historic Battleship North Carolina, which is located in Wilmington. During his speech, the president officially granted Wilmington the honor of being the first American WWII heritage city.

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President Donald Trump speaks during an event to designate Wilmington as the first American World War II Heritage City, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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