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As Donald Trump's second impeachment gets underway today, here's how the trial is expected to unfold
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As Donald Trump's second impeachment gets underway today, here's how the trial is expected to unfold

The first public clash between the president’s legal team and the impeachment managers will be over the question of whether the trial is legitimate under the Constitution

James Corden, Stephen Colbert celebrate Donald Trump's last day as US president
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James Corden, Stephen Colbert celebrate Donald Trump's last day as US president

"No more days of angry tweets," late-night talk show host James Corden marked the last day of Donald Trump's presidency with a spoof of Les Miserables' song

US Inauguration Day 2021: Amanda Gorman, youngest inaugural poet, to recite verses written after Capitol attack
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US Inauguration Day 2021: Amanda Gorman, youngest inaugural poet, to recite verses written after Capitol attack

At 22, Amanda Gorman joins a small group of poets who have been recruited to help mark a presidential inauguration, including Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, Miller Williams, Elizabeth Alexander and Richard Blanco.

‘Violence is never the answer’: In farewell video, Melania Trump says be passionate, don’t lose sight of integrity
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‘Violence is never the answer’: In farewell video, Melania Trump says be passionate, don’t lose sight of integrity

Donald Trump and the First Lady Melania have not invited Joe Biden and his wife for the traditional tea visit in the Oval Office, and will not attend the presidential inauguration

Participants in Joe Biden's inauguration rehearsal evacuated from Capitol after fire in homeless encampment
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Participants in Joe Biden's inauguration rehearsal evacuated from Capitol after fire in homeless encampment

Four law enforcement officials told The Associated Press there had been a blaze several blocks over and the rehearsal was evacuated in an abundance of caution

US Congress set for tumultuous session; COVID-19, certifying Joe Biden's election to dominate proceedings
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US Congress set for tumultuous session; COVID-19, certifying Joe Biden's election to dominate proceedings

A dozen Republicans bound for the new Senate, and even more in the House, have vowed to become a resistance force to the incoming president, starting with efforts to subvert the will of American voters on 6 January

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris to take oath outside Capitol amid ‘extremely limited footprint, reimagined parade’
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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris to take oath outside Capitol amid ‘extremely limited footprint, reimagined parade’

With Washington's main convention center now a COVID-19 hospital, it is unclear whether events, such as inaugural balls or luncheon with members of Congress, will happen this time

Congressional Democrats name four witnesses to testify at public hearing of Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry
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Congressional Democrats name four witnesses to testify at public hearing of Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry

The Judiciary panel is also expected to receive a report this week from the House Intelligence Committee laying out the Democratic case for Trump's impeachment

Cuba passes new electoral law aiming to restructure governance while retaining one-party system
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Cuba passes new electoral law aiming to restructure governance while retaining one-party system

Cuba passed a new electoral law that restructures governance including creating the role of prime minister while retaining the one-party system. The law, which enacts changes already announced in the new constitution and was passed unanimously by the national assembly.

Donald Trump issues high stakes dare to Democrats, plans to deliver State of the Union next week 'on location'
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Donald Trump issues high stakes dare to Democrats, plans to deliver State of the Union next week 'on location'

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he intends to deliver his State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress next week, dismissing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's argument that adequate security can't be provided during the partial government shutdown.

John McCain dies at 81: Former presidents George W Bush, Barack Obama among expected speakers at US senator's funeral
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John McCain dies at 81: Former presidents George W Bush, Barack Obama among expected speakers at US senator's funeral

Presidents past and present joined members of Congress from both parties and world leaders in mourning Senator John McCain and praising him for a lifetime of service and accomplishments.

US House of Representatives passes stopgap spending bill to fund government till 23 March
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US House of Representatives passes stopgap spending bill to fund government till 23 March

The US House of Representatives has passed a stopgap spending bill to fund the government through late March.

Donald Trump shrinks Utah national monuments; environmental, tribal groups protest move
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Donald Trump shrinks Utah national monuments; environmental, tribal groups protest move

President Donald Trump signed proclamations Monday to significantly shrink two large national monuments in Utah after his administration reviewed sites nationwide

John McCain returns to US Senate to applause, votes to open debate on Obamacare repeal
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John McCain returns to US Senate to applause, votes to open debate on Obamacare repeal

Applause and whoops greeted Senator John McCain, who is battling brain cancer, as he returned to the Capitol today to vote.

Donald Trump's Twitter account uses Obama's inauguration cover image
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Donald Trump's Twitter account uses Obama's inauguration cover image

Twitter's official POTUS and FLOTUS handles on Friday changed their profile images to President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. But Trump's @POTUS handle briefly had a banner photo from Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration.

#ModiInUS: A journey from Vibrant Gujarat to a vibrant world
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#ModiInUS: A journey from Vibrant Gujarat to a vibrant world

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at the joint session of US congress was a remarkable success for the immense confidence he exuded in his exposition.

US Capitol complex returns to normal a day after police shot and wounded gun-toting intruder
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US Capitol complex returns to normal a day after police shot and wounded gun-toting intruder

The U.S. Capitol complex was set to return to normal Tuesday, a day after police say officers shot and wounded a man who pulled a weapon at a security checkpoint as he entered the underground Capitol Visitor Center.

Dozens of Washington residents shake a leg to protest dance tax
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Dozens of Washington residents shake a leg to protest dance tax

The dancers were targeting a law from the 1960s that levies a tax on businesses that offer attendees the "opportunity" to dance. Cover charges and tickets for movies, plays and concerts are exempt from that tax.

Capitol bomb plot arrest capped yearlong probe
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Capitol bomb plot arrest capped yearlong probe

The documents allege a weeks-long flurry of final activity by El Khalifi, monitored by the FBI and coordinated through an undercover agent, to scope out the building, train in explosives and arm himself for a suicide attack.