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Here are the top stories for Friday, April 9th: Biden orders Supreme Court study; More federal resources going to Mich., but not more vaccine ; Amazon workers reject unionizing; Prince Philip mourned in Great Britain.
NED BARKER: This is "AP News Minute." President Joe Biden is ordering a commission to study the incendiary questions of adding seats to the Supreme Court, along with creating term limits for high court justices. The commission will spend six months studying the matter and issue a report, but it has not been charged with making a recommendation.
Despite a request by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Biden administration will not offer more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Michigan, which is seeing a big surge in cases. Instead, the White House says it will offer more federal resources, such as personnel to help with vaccinations and testing, along with providing more therapeutics.
Amazon workers in Alabama have rejected efforts to unionize by a vote of more than two to one. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which launched the effort, is accusing Amazon of interfering with the vote.
The bells of Westminster Abbey tolled and flags on government buildings flew at half staff to mark the death of Prince Philip, who died Friday at the age of 99. Prince Philip will be laid to rest with full honors, but the farewell will be low key due to the pandemic. Ned Barker, the Associated Press, with "AP News Minute."