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If you're a SnapChat user attending the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday, there will be a filter for you to broadcast your feelings about Supreme Court's current vacancy, in addition to the app's usual puppy face-selfies and rainbow vomit.

The Constitutional Responsibility Project -- an advocacy group calling for Senate Republicans to drop their blockade on President Obama's nominee Merrick Garland -- purchased a geotagged Snapchat filter that will available Saturday to users around the Washington Hilton, where the dinner that brings together reporters, politicians, and celebrities is being held.

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The Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have a message for their Republican counterparts, who are leading the blockade on President Obama's Supreme Court nominee: If you care so much about giving America a voice, give us a hearing on voting rights!

The nine Democrats on the committee sent a letter Friday to its Republicans leaders -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), chair of its subcommittee on the Constitution -- demanding a hearing on voting rights, which the committee has not hosted since the GOP took over the Senate. They pointed to the 2013 Supreme Court decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act and the electoral and legal chaos that has ensued since. But they also used the letter to call out the same Republicans for refusing to grant Obama's nominee Merrick Garland a hearing.

"It is ironic that Senate Republicans would claim to give the American people a voice, but at the same time allow sweeping voting restrictions to be enacted that would silence many of these Americans - a disproportionate number of whom are minorities," the letter said.

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A friend of the white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners in Charleston last year pleaded guilty Friday to lying to federal authorities during their investigation. He also revealed that the suspect told him he planned to kill himself after the slayings, which he had planned for months.

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