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Confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee... FBI and NSA heads to testify ... New poll says young adults not happy with Trump

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 20, 2017 at 1:50 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate hearings begin this morning for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, the man President Donald Trump wants to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died more than a year ago. Gorsuch is a respected, highly credentialed and conservative member of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. And Democrats head into the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings divided over how hard to fight him.

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey and NSA director Michael Rogers are expected to testify today at a hearing on Capitol Hill about Russian interference into the U.S. presidential election. Also of interest to the House Intelligence Committee are President Donald Trump's claims that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower during the presidential campaign.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll suggests that Donald Trump's presidency doesn't sit well with most young people. Fifty-seven percent of people 18 to 30 years old who answered the GenForward survey see Trump's presidency as illegitimate. And only 53 percent of just white young adults consider Trump a legitimate president. Even among that group, 55 percent disapprove of the job he's doing.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters have contained about half of the wildfires burning just west of downtown Boulder, Colorado, that have forced hundreds to evacuate. Boulder County Sheriff's Cmdr. Mike Wagner says the small, but potentially dangerous wildfires may have been caused by hikers or transient campers. The fire started in the Sunshine Canyon area, a place of expensive homes and rustic mountain residences.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Jurors will hear opening statements this morning in the trial of a Louisiana law enforcement officer charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old autistic boy. Derrick Stafford is one of two Marksville deputy marshals charged with the November 2015 shooting that killed Jeremy Mardis and critically wounded his father, Christopher Few, after a car chase. Video shows the father with his hands raised when the officers began firing.

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