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    Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Campaign Event in Lawrence Township, New Jersey

    Donald Trump, a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, and Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) spoke at a campaign fundraising event at the Lawrenceville National Guard Armory in Lawrence Township, New Jersey. The event for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R), a former rival-turned-supporter in the presidential race who still owed $250,000 to his suspended presidential campaign, raised enough money to retire the debt. In his introductory remarks Governor Christie spoke about why he was supporting Donal Trump’s candidacy. Mr. Trump talked extensively about his Democratic rivals, and his goals as president. He also talked about EgyptAir Flight MS804 which crashed earlier that day as an act of terrorism.

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    Senate Democrats on Merrick Garland Supreme Court Nomination

    To mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education decision, several Democratic senators called for Senate action on Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

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    U.S. Global Leadership

    Former Secretary of State James Baker and former National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon testified at a hearing on the role of U.S. leadership around the globe. Topics included international affairs and global economic issues for the next administration to consider.

    Following the hearing Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Corker (R-TN) answered reporters' questions on the war in Syria, saying, “We missed an opportunity...there was no Plan B.”

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    Nuclear Energy Regulation

    Federal officials, advocates, and scientists testified at a hearing on legislation dealing with advanced nuclear reactors and modernization of nuclear energy infrastructure. The bill would establish new transparency and accountability measures to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s budget, fee programs and regulation. Victor McCree told committee members the commission was on track to develop the regulatory framework necessary to enable the licensing of advanced nuclear reactors. Several nuclear industry experts at the hearing said the current framework did not cover new technology, and high fees for innovators hinder nuclear development.