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President Biden has dozens of vacancies to fill on the courts. There are 84 district court vacancies, with 62 of the seats now empty, plus 22 more judges having announced that they will leave their posts or take "senior status" within weeks or months. In addition, there are 12 appeals court vacancies to fill. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Biden Makes 1st Judicial Nominations, Including A Supreme Court Contender

With the lesson of former President Barack Obama's difficulty in filling vacancies "imprinted on his brain," his staff says, the president sees filling judicial seats as a top priority.

A thin strip of sand is all that stands between multimillion-dollar homes on the Southern California coast and a rising Pacific Ocean. A state bill aims to buy, then rent out such properties until they're no longer habitable. Axel Koester/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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California Has A New Idea For Homes At Risk From Rising Seas: Buy, Rent, Retreat

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In Godzilla vs. Kong, the Titans meet up and face off. Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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In A Long-Awaited Matchup, Godzilla And Kong Stomp Where Marvel Fears To Tread

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President Biden has dozens of vacancies to fill on the courts. There are 84 district court vacancies, with 62 of the seats now empty, plus 22 more judges having announced that they will leave their posts or take "senior status" within weeks or months. In addition, there are 12 appeals court vacancies to fill. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Biden Makes 1st Judicial Nominations, Including A Supreme Court Contender

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Camping Is An Adventure For All Americans In 'Fatima's Great Outdoors'

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