The Latest: No Democrats expected to vote to confirm Barrett

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the expected nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court (all times local):

6:30 p.m.

No Democratic senators are expected to vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court ahead of the Nov. 3 election, even though some did support her in 2017 for the federal appeals court.

Two Democrats still serving in the Senate who voted to confirm Barrett in 2017, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, now say it’s too close to the election to consider her nomination. Republicans control the Senate 53-47, so Barrett could still be confirmed without Democratic support.

Kaine said voting is already underway in his and other states. “Rushing a confirmation vote before the American people have weighed in would be reckless,” he said in a statement.

Said Manchin, “I cannot support a process that risks further division

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KNH workers protest, confirm strike over Sh2.4 billion

Kenyatta National Hospital employees will go on strike on Monday next week if their salaries and allowances are not reviewed.

The employer will part with Sh2.4 billion annually if the management accedes to their demands.

The hundreds of doctors, nurses and non-medical staff held peaceful protests within KNH premises on Friday, during which their unions gave the strike notice.

Should their demands be met, the monthly salaries of some of them will double.

The protesters are members of the Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union, Kenya National Union of Nurses and Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Education Institutions, Hospitals and Allied Workers.

“These monies are available. They have been partially implemented because the former CEOs benefited,” KMPDU acting secretary general Chibanzi Mwachonda said.

The workers and the management have had a long running dispute since 2012 when the State Corporation Advisory Committee recategorised all parastatals including referral hospitals

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