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Thousands mourn Scalia as US Supreme Court battle brews

February 20
18:36 2016

Washington's elite put political differences aside on Saturday as thousands gathered to pay final respects to US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, whose death last week ignited a fierce battle over his successor. Vice President Joe Biden and the court's Chief Justice John Roberts led a distinguished group of officials, dignitaries and family friends in attendance at the funeral mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Scalia — a conservative icon — was a devout and tradition-bound Catholic.

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