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Go deeper: Meet Trump's top three Supreme Court contenders

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President Trump has narrowed his short list of judges to fill the vacancy Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will be creating this year upon his retirement, to three contenders, per NBC.

Who they are: Judges Brett Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge, and Amy Coney Barrett. Here's what you need to know about their backgrounds: