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Watch live: President Biden speaks about the departure of Justice Breyer

President Biden and Justice Stephen Breyer will appear at the White House to announce Breyer’s retirement from the Supreme Court.

Representative Ayanna Pressley said in a statement on Wednesday that she was "deeply disappointed" same-day registration wasn't included in a Massachusetts voting bill.

Pressley says she is ‘deeply disappointed’ same-day registration isn’t included in Mass. voting bill

As the Massachusetts House prepared to vote Thursday on a voting rights bill that would expand early and mail-in voting, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley said she wanted to see the legislature do more to protect voters by allowing residents to register to vote on election day.

Letitia James, the New York State attorney general, at a news conference in Manhattan on Aug. 3, 2021.

No basis for Trump’s lawsuit challenging probe, New York AG says

Attorney General Letitia James wants to put a stop to former president Donald Trump’s attempted end-run around a yearslong civil investigation into his business practices, asking a judge Wednesday to dismiss his lawsuit aimed at halting the probe.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer.

With Breyer to retire and Biden promising to nominate a Black woman, a Supreme Court confirmation fight could be coming

Democrats now have the chance to confirm a replacement while they still hold narrow control of the Senate.

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

Justice Stephen Breyer will retire, giving Biden the first Supreme Court pick of his presidency, AP sources say

Breyer, 83, has been a pragmatic force on a court that has grown increasingly conservative in recent years, trying to forge majorities with more moderate justices right and left of center.

The Supreme Court.

Who might President Biden nominate to the Supreme Court? Here’s a look at five potential picks.

President Biden pledged during the 2020 campaign to nominate a Black woman in what would mark the first time a Black woman has been nominated to serve on the Supreme Court. Here’s a look at names that have been floated as potential nominees.

Analysis

Biden has pledged to nominate a Black woman on the Supreme Court. Two other factors may also influence his final pick

First, his nominee must be young. Second, she must be easily confirmable with no surprises.

Colombian Navy soldiers waited to give military honors to the presidents and special guests that arrived for the XVI Pacific Alliance Presidential summit at the Malaga Naval Base, near the seaport of Buenaventura, Colombia, on January 26, 2022.

Navy discharges 1st active duty sailors for vaccine refusal

The Navy said Tuesday that it has discharged 23 active duty sailors for refusing the coronavirus vaccine, marking the first time it has thrown currently serving sailors out of the military over the mandatory shots. It comes as the number of service members being discharged across the services due to the vaccine begins to climb.