The move teed up a final vote for Donald Trump’s nominee for the supreme court on Friday and thwarted efforts by Democrats to block confirmation

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The US Senate made a historic rules change on Thursday that will dramatically alter nominations to the supreme court. By a vote of 52-48 along party lines, Republicans voted to end the filibuster for supreme court nominations, marking a permanent change to how justices are confirmed to the country’s highest court.

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