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Obama picks Hispanic for U.S. Supreme Court

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 | 3:27 p.m. CDT; updated 6:07 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, May 26, 2009

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to become America's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice, in his first opportunity to shape the country's powerful top tribunal.

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