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New South Wales records ZERO new coronavirus cases for the first time in almost four months

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No new coronavirus infections were detected in NSW on Sunday, the first zero-cases day in almost four months. The state has in the past week recorded several days of no new local cases, but this is the first day where there were also none in hotel quarantine. The last time zero cases of any kind were reported in NSW was June 10, before infected Victorians caused an outbreak in Sydney. There are still 90 active cases in NSW, nine of whom are in hospital and three in intensive care.   Crowds were allowed at an NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Parramatta Eels at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday night as Sydney has very few coronavirus cases Just 18 cases were detected over the past week, only one of which was from an unknown source. The tiny number of new cases in recent weeks led to South Australia opening its border to NSW and increases pressure on Queensland to follow suit. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, facing an election next month, is stubbornly refusing to open the

Amy Coney Barrett thanks her husband and calls their seven children her 'greatest joy' as she prepares to become the first mom with school-age kids to serve on the Supreme Court if confirmed

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President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday afternoon. Barrett, 48, a married mother to seven and a former clerk to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, said she was 'truly humbled' by the nomination.  If confirmed Justice Barrett will make history as the first mother of school-age children to ever serve on the Supreme Court.  Barrett took the time to introduce her husband and seven children, who were seated in the audience, joking that it mades sense that Trump was nominating her to join a bench of nine justices. 'As it happens, I'm used to being in a group of nine: my family,' Barrett said. Family photo of Amy Coney Barrett, her husband Jesse Barrett, and their seven children Emma; Vivian; Tess; John Peter; Liam; Juliet; and Benjamin President Donald Trump announces Amy Coney Barrett, 48, as his nominee for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States during a ceremony in the Rose Garden First Lady Melania

Chuck Schumer is branded 'hysterical' after claiming Judge Barrett will 'hurt every single American' by taking away health care and says RBG 'will be turning in her grave' at the mother-of-seven's nomination to SCOTUS

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has been mocked for delivering a melodramatic speech following President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.  The Democrat was accused of 'fear-mongering' and being 'hysterical' as he held an impromptu press conference on Saturday night in which he proclaimed that Barrett's confirmation would 'hurt every single American'. In his hyperbolic address, Schumer attacked Barrett by claiming she 'stands against' 'just about everything America believes and stands for.' 'Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg must be turning over in her grave up in heaven,' he howled.  Several poked fun at the Senator for that line, with one stating: 'RBG hasn't even b been buried yet...' Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has been mocked for delivering a melodramatic speech following President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court Barrett has repeatedly emphasiz

'His philosophy is mine too': Judge Amy Coney Barrett says she will 'apply the law as written' like her mentor Justice Scalia as she formally accepts Trump's SCOTUS nomination in front of her family at the White House

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President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort.  Barrett, a judge on the Chicago-based 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals and a devout Roman Catholic, has been hailed by religious conservatives and others on the right as an ideological heir to conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia, the late Supreme Court justice for whom she clerked.  Barrett said she was 'truly humbled' by the nomination and quickly aligned herself with Scalia's conservative approach to the law, saying his 'judicial philosophy is mine, too.'  President Donald Trump walks with Judge Amy Coney Barrett to a news conference to announce Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, in the Rose Garden at the White House on Saturday  Judge Amy Coney Barrett speaks after President Donald Trump announced Barret