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Obama nominates Garland for Supreme Court Judge

Barack Obama has nominated Merrick Garland for the US Supreme Court Judge, setting up a potential showdown with Senate Republicans who have vowed to block Obama's nominee.

Barack Obama has nominated Merrick Garland to the US Supreme Court Credit: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The 63-year-old is currently the chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

The President said: "I've selected a nominee who is widely recognized not only as one of America's sharpest legal minds but someone who brings to his work a spirit of decency, modesty, integrity, even-handedness and excellence."

Birmingham one of UK's worst cities for air pollution

The Supreme Court has ordered the government to cut the level of nitrogen dioxide in Britain's air.

Campaigners claim pollution causes 29,000 early deaths a year in the UK - more than from obesity and alcohol combined.

ITV News Consumer Editor Chris Choi reports from Birmingham, one of the worst affected cities.

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