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happiness increase book. this is the book for you. do get smarter for free or you go on you tube. this is d.w. news live from berlin in the u.s. a new supreme court judge promises to defend the rule of law do my job without any fear or favor and that i will do so independently of both the political branches and out night on after this amy county about sworn in as the night supreme
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court justice her appointment solidifying the court's conservative majority and handing president trump a major political victory also on the show. shouts of freedom from the talionis protesting against a 2nd pandemic lock down demonstrations of interest and the law turning to violence along with clashes with police the government's promising to small businesses support to calmly on rights. and we'll take a look at the game changing discovery that could transform space travel nasa top aside just confirm there's more water on the moon than previously thought. i'm dr thomas good to have you with us today we begin in the united states where the confirmation of a. kone barrett to the supreme court has given america's top court
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a conservative majority for years to come the senate approving her nomination by 52 votes to 48 her appointment was strongly opposed by congressional democrats will have analysis about this far reaching development after this report. after a month in the spotlight she finally got to say these words. judge me county sheriff is heading to the u.s. supreme court. it's a privilege to be asked to serve my country and this office and i stand here tonight truly honored and humbled. president donald trump is on hand to celebrate one of his signature achievements locking in a conservative majority on the supreme court for many years to come. this is a momentous day for america for the united states constitution and for the
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fair and impartial rule of law. barack took an oath at the white house only in our after the senate narrowly voted to secure the nomination order with only one republican not supporting the motion. democrats strongly opposed to the confirmation saying a supreme court justice shouldn't be appointed this close to an election let the record show that tonight the republican senate majority decided to thwart the will of the people and confirm a lifetime appointment to the supreme court in the middle of a presidential election. opponents of carny bars nomination say it paves the way for conservative rulings on abortion rights health care and q. rights karni parent val that she will remain independent.
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the oath that i have soundly taken tonight means at its core that i will do my job without any fear or favor and that i will do so independently of both the political branches and of my own preferences. she'll take the 2nd of her son choose date at a private ceremony which will allow her to begin official duties on the court. let's get more on this key a point there now with boris foreman a professor of political science at bard college here in berlin good to see you again professor how much does amy kone baratz confirmation reshape this crucial in 6 to sion the u.s. supreme court i mean it is it is an important moment and this is a 6 to 3 a conservative majority on the supreme court this is quite an imbalance this will shape major issues and there are court questions coming up just wrote the corner
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one of them being about the presidential election so this is certainly an important moment considering that this supreme court could rule on the presidential election if there's difficulties especially with the mail the mail count as something a lot of people are talking about do you see that as a possibility. well just just yesterday dia supreme court already rejected. the desire to extend the mail and ballots for wisconsin similar decisions are just coming up the boat north korea time and pelt pennsylvania so there is already an important debate going on and obviously people are thinking about 2000 about florida bush versus gore the supreme court decision to back george w. bush at the time and similar things might be coming up since this is a very content contentious election and the supreme court might have to step in that has a lot of people very concerned the country was of course bitterly divided over this
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nomination and the issues that the new supreme court justices set to rule on like public health care that's another issue coming up you mentioned the election could be won do you see barack putting her stamp on things from the very beginning beginning with for example health care. this is very contentious and the democrats have been emphasizing that 20 millions might be left uninsured if the affordable care act was to be ruled on unconstitutional however i mean the supreme court has already ruled on it twice and has upheld its constitutionality so whether barrett is actually going to tip the scale here is not entirely clear also one thing we shouldn't forget is that oftentimes conservative members of the supreme court think also of course are kavanaugh we've also been heavily criticized do tend to become more liberal in the specific institutional context of the supreme court so this is
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something that might also happen with it because. the democrats have been saying one way to address some of the concerns you've stated is to expand the size of the court do you see them actually pushing that. well biden has been very hesitant on doing this and i think there is some danger in doing this because it would politicize an institution that are supposed to be bipartisan or impartial rather and so biden has rejected to come to any clear conclusion you said you would he would hold a panel of scholars to come up with a decision or a question i think that depends also a lot on the framing is this something that is done in order to rebalance the supreme court after the republicans are contradictory a process of self-contradictory process really of nominating and equally byrd so i think it depends on the framing i think biden will try to do this only in the. push
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comes to shove fessor boris foreman from bard college thanks very much thanks here's a look now some of the other stories making the news a bomb has ripped through an islamic religious school in northwestern pakistan killing at least 7 students and wounding dozens police say the blast went off during a visit by a prominent religious scholar no one has claimed responsibility. hurricanes 8 to has made landfall on mexico's yucatan peninsula battering the coast with winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour forecasters say the storm is likely to move towards the u.s. gulf coast later this week it is the 27th storm in an historic hurricane season. it's to italy now where there were protests across the country monday with demonstrations against a new round of government restrictions aimed at containing the coronavirus clashes
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broke out in cities including along naples and turin with riot police fired tear gas to disperse groups of violent demonstrators a number of luxury stores were ransacked the unrest coming after a towel you know authorities ordered bars and restaurants to shut down at 6 pm and closed down theaters cinemas and gyms for a month look at the latest now a journalist seem gupta joining us from rome today to sima can you give us an idea of the scope of these nationwide protests and and who's joining them. well just to give you an idea you had protests in the north in milan and in to in but you also have them as far south as naples and palermo and here in rome as well basically he's a business owners all of the effect it this is is that have been ordered closed or shut and they're out on the street saying that we are suffering and you can't close
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us down now some of these protests unfortunately turned violent as you mentioned when there were clashes between the protesters and the security forces insurance for example north it started of peaceful but then they smash shop windows they set they set small bombs and reports that the violence was triggered by these are violent soccer fans of football fans in the town and several people at least some dozen also were detained in milan people tombstones and bottles at the regional government it quarters and people were detained there as well on the prime minister had said he understood the fatigue anger and social inequality that has come about as a result of these. restrictions but he says that there is a risk that these protests are being hijacked by extremists. what's your assessment do you think that these protests are going to continue or was this a one off day of unrest. well the truth of the matter is that
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a lot of the groups that have organized the demonstrations you know for peaceful purposes are planning to continue their protest because they say they are really frustrated a lot of the businesses that have been shot they say they haven't had access to the compensation even this for some of them they also say for instance restaurants malls people and it's you don't dine out before 730 and if the restaurants us chart at 6 white south any revenue that we can earn that have already been reduced as a result of the lockdown earlier this year so really the government has said they're going to publish compensation packages for the businesses affected some 4.5 to 5000000000 euros today so we'll have to see whether that's going to be enough but the are planning already more protest in the days to come and see me what about the spike in crime iris cases that that sparked a new law down our new infections still rising in italy and are they regional well
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it's here in the last 24 hours there has been a drop in the number of new infections but that's also because there have been fewer tests of swabs carried out but if you look at the trend in the last few weeks since the 8th of october the daily infection tally has increased 5 fold and on sunday we saw more than 21000 daily new infections in the i.c.u. the the intensive care unit missions have tripled in the last 3 weeks so there is cause for concern and the world health organization consultant to the italian health ministry has said very clearly that the steps put in place are in the right direction in terms of the measures but they are not sufficient because in certain areas of the country the spread of the virus is out of control suma gupta for us in rome thanks very much for lots of march. now we have some good news for all those dreaming about one day setting up camp on the moon nasa scientists say they found
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clear evidence that there's more water on the lunar surface than anyone previously suspected new research suggests that future explorers will not have to venture to the moon's polar regions in search of life sustaining water. more water on the moon yes life no that's what nasa announced that a video press conference scientists there said they found more water on the moon than they ever thought before but they shot down the idea that that would mean the moon could harbor life. the discovery of more water on the moon was confirmed by technology from its flying lab the stratospheric observatory for infrared astronomy known also by its acronym sophia the scientists said that the deposits are at least partly the result of meteors that carried water and that crashed on the surface of
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the moon the impact caused rock to melt and form glass beads and trapping the water thus allowing it to survive on the moon's harsh surface more water bearing beads might also be buried deeper nasa also said that there is perhaps more water hidden in the form of ice patches located in permanent shadows of the moon one of the nasa scientists said that it's not a lot of water the amount is equal to $1300.00 milliliter bottle of water per cubic meter another said that the water doesn't mean that there could be life on the moon because you need more than water to ensure the conditions for life oh. oh. oh. oh oh oh.
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however scientists did say that if they can eventually extract enough water from the moon it could eliminate the need to bring water on space missions water is very heavy and takes up a lot of room room that could be used for other purposes. this is deja vu news live from berlin there's more on that story and many others at the website you know dot com for now though for me brian thomas and the entire news thank team thanks so much. and you hear me yes we're going to do and how the last years gemstones now when we bring you back off and you've never content to surprise yourself with what is possible who is magical really want to move back and want. to talk to people along the way maurice and critics who want to join us from apple stock stocks.


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