10 things you need to know today: April 8, 2017

Headlines for today … here they are!

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1. Senate votes to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
The Senate on Friday voted to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, after Republicans voted Thursdayto end the filibuster. Gorsuch was confirmed in a 54-45 vote, with all present Republicans voting in the affirmative alongside three Democrats: Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), and Joe Donnelly (Ind.). This addition to the bench restores the Supreme Court to nine members for the first time since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February of 2016. Gorsuch is expected to join the judges April 17 for the end of the 2016-2017 session, and he could be a deciding vote if the court considers the constitutionality of President Trump’s executive order on travel from six majority-Muslim countries.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, Fox News

2. Moscow warns of U.S.-Russia ‘military clash’

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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