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United States Senate: Upper house of the United States Congress
The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which, along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprises the legislature of the United States. The Senate chamber is located in the north wing of the Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C.

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Factbox: Dershowitz, Starr among those on Trump's impeachment defense team

Prominent attorney Alan Dershowitz and two former independent counsels, Ken Starr and Robert Ray, will be among those defending President Donald Trump when his impeachment trial begins in the Senate in..
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Trump adds legal heavyweights Starr, Dershowitz to impeachment team

President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for..
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Trump adds Starr, Dershowitz to impeachment team [Video]Trump adds Starr, Dershowitz to impeachment team

President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial. Jonah Green reports.

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US watchdog says Trump White House 'broke the law' as Senate trial begins [Video]US watchdog says Trump White House 'broke the law' as Senate trial begins

The Government Accountability Office says the government broke the law in withholding aid to Ukraine.View on euronews

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Senate passes USMCA, sends to Trump for approval [Video]Senate passes USMCA, sends to Trump for approval

The U.S. Senate approved the long-awaited U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement on Thursday, sending the bill to Trump to sign into law. Gavino Garay reports.

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Biden Hints At Possible Running Mates [Video]Biden Hints At Possible Running Mates

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday named two men he would consider as possible running mates. Either that, or a member of his Cabinet if he is elected president. According to Politico, Biden..

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Feeling in Senate is 'solemn, serious, profound': Schumer [Video]Feeling in Senate is 'solemn, serious, profound': Schumer

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said he saw senators on "both sides of the aisle" visibly "gulp" when they were sworn in by U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts in the Trump impeachment..

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Chief Justice Roberts sworn in for impeachment trial [Video]Chief Justice Roberts sworn in for impeachment trial

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in to preside over the Senate impeachment trial on whether to remove U.S. President Donald Trump from office and then swore in all 100 senators to serve as..

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Schiff reads articles of impeachment on Senate floor [Video]Schiff reads articles of impeachment on Senate floor

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff formally presented the articles of impeachment on the Senate floor Thursday, reading through the allegations against U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Virginia Becomes 38th State to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment [Video]Virginia Becomes 38th State to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

On Jan. 15, the Virginia House and Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) with support from both Democrats and Republicans.

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Cardi B's political bid backed by Senator Bernie Sanders [Video]Cardi B's political bid backed by Senator Bernie Sanders

Cardi B's bid to make it as a politician has received backing from a very reputable source - US Senator Bernie Sanders.

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US House leaders deliver articles of impeachment to Senate [Video]US House leaders deliver articles of impeachment to Senate

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Democrats deliver impeachment articles to Senate [Video]Democrats deliver impeachment articles to Senate

After weeks of rhetorical fire and fury, a handful of U.S. House members walked quietly across a hushed Capitol on Wednesday to deliver articles of impeachment to the Senate, paving the way for the..

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Pelosi-signed impeachment articles formally sent to Senate [Video]Pelosi-signed impeachment articles formally sent to Senate

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed the Trump impeachment articles at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday that were then formally delivered to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell..

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Kentucky Bills Seek To Ban 'Conversion Therapy' For Gay Children [Video]Kentucky Bills Seek To Ban 'Conversion Therapy' For Gay Children

"Conversion therapy" is a practice that attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Bills aimed at the practice have been introduced in the Republican-dominated House and..

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Schumer fears China's Xi 'laughing at us' over trade deal [Video]Schumer fears China's Xi 'laughing at us' over trade deal

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday doubled down on his rejection of Phase 1 of the U.S.-China trade deal, saying President Donald Trump should "throw it away and take China back to the..

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House votes to send Trump impeachment charges to Senate for trial [Video]House votes to send Trump impeachment charges to Senate for trial

RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT VIDEO SHOWS: VOTE IN THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES VOTING ON SENDING TRUMP IMPEACHMENT CHARGES TO SENATE FOR TRIAL, SOUNDBITE HOUSE MINORITY LEADER, KEVIN MCCARTHY,

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U.S. House votes to send impeachment charges to Senate for trial [Video]U.S. House votes to send impeachment charges to Senate for trial

Republican and Democratic lawmakers sparred on the House floor before voting on Wednesday to send two formal charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, clearing the way for only the third..

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Prosecutors for Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial announced [Video]Prosecutors for Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial announced

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has named two House chairmen who led President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry as prosecutors for his Senate trial. Intelligence committee chairman Adam..

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Pelosi: Schiff to lead prosecution at Trump impeachment trial [Video]Pelosi: Schiff to lead prosecution at Trump impeachment trial

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday named the seven lawmakers who will prosecute U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate. Zachary Goelman reports.

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'An impeachment that will last forever': Pelosi [Video]'An impeachment that will last forever': Pelosi

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said 'time has been our friend in all of this because it has yielded incriminating evidence'. She also announced the team of seven Democratic lawmakers and..

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Democrats add last-minute evidence in impeachment [Video]Democrats add last-minute evidence in impeachment

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday they would include new evidence when they send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate on Wednesday,..

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Democrats Add More Evidence To Trump's Impeachment Trial [Video]Democrats Add More Evidence To Trump's Impeachment Trial

Democrats claims to have new evidence for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The U.S. House of Representatives said they will include it when they send the formal charges to the Senate...

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Prominent lawyers Starr, Dershowitz join Trump impeachment team

President Donald Trump is bringing in high-profile legal firepower to help defend him in the Senate impeachment trial, with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the..
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Senate impeachment trial: Weigh Trump's repeated obstruction offenses to protect himself

Trump's pattern of obstruction to avoid scrutiny should be be front and center as senators consider his demands for political favors from Ukraine.
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AP Top Stories January 17 A

Here's the latest for Friday January 17th: Impeachment trial begins; Senate passes US-Mexico-Canada trade deal; Pickup truck hits Illinois Starbucks; Snowstorms strand Western Washington residents.  
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Dust Off the Impeachment Tables, a Senate Trial Is Underway

To make way for a historic impeachment trial, the Senate is undergoing a physical makeover, with custom tables for the prosecutors, cubbies for senators’ phones and quarters for the chief justice.
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Senate passes North America trade deal, Canada still to approve

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a revamp of the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement that includes tougher rules on labor and automotive content but leaves $1.2 trillion in annual..
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Angry Trump Says Focus Should Be on a Trade Deal, Not a ‘Hoax’

But the few times the president did anything in public on Thursday, it was clear he was unnerved by the prospect of a Senate trial.
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Impeachment Briefing: The Opening Ceremony

The Senate trial began with lots of pomp and little surprise, but there were some serious developments in Ukraine.
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Rand Paul on Senate trial: 'I don't think any Republicans are going to vote for impeachment'

Sen. Rand Paul said Republican senators would effectively be ending their careers if they vote to convict and remove President Donald Trump.
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Senate approves big U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade deal

senate approves big u.s.-canada-mexico trade deal
WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Trump a major policy win..
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The Senate adjourns the trial for the long weekend.

The House managers and the president’s defense lawyers are expected to work around the clock, but the trial itself resumes on Tuesday.
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'Impartial justice': Can partisan senators serve as unbiased jurors in the Trump impeachment trial?

The oath is administered any time the Senate considers impeachment. Previous trials show lawmakers have used their own judgment to follow its intent.
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Trump impeachment trial opens as watchdog faults White House on Ukraine

The Senate impeachment trial on whether to remove U.S. President Donald Trump from office formally began on Thursday even as a congressional watchdog found that the White House broke the law by..
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Trump impeachment: What happens next?

The Senate impeachment trial on whether to remove U.S. President Donald Trump from office formally began on Thursday.
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Senator Bernie Sanders ‘would rather be in Iowa.’

Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Independent who is a leading Democratic candidate for president, has not been around the Senate much lately.
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Schumer vows to immediately push to hear from witnesses.

The Senate will reconvene on Tuesday.
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Factbox: How the North American trade deal will affect autos, digital trade, drugs

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) that was passed by the U.S. Senate today modernizes the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement that has been blamed for hollowing out the U.S...
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Mexico hails USMCA trade deal approval, expects more investment

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday hailed the U.S. Senate's approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal, forecasting it would deliver a boost to the..
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Senators sworn in for Trump impeachment trial

The chief justice of the United States was sworn in Thursday to preside over President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, then immediately swore in the entire Senate body as jurors for only the third..
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House Democrats overturn DeVos on student loan forgiveness. It's unlikely to pass Senate

The Democrat-controlled House overturned rules from Betsy DeVos on student loan forgiveness. Republicans in the Senate are unlikely to agree.
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Senate passes USMCA trade deal

The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Donald Trump a major policy win. (Jan...
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The Senate issues a summons to President Trump to answer to the charges.

The Senate unanimously moved to issue summons to President Trump notifying him of their trial and the charges against him.
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Senate Opens Trump Impeachment Trial as Fresh Ukraine Revelations Emerge

The chief justice was sworn in as the presiding officer and senators swore to do “impartial justice,” as the Senate opened only the third presidential impeachment trial in history.
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Boys Could Have ‘Fun With You,’ Michigan Legislator Tells Reporter

The state’s Senate has been asked to investigate whether Senator Peter J. Lucido’s remarks to Allison Donahue were sexual harassment. He said the comments were “blown out of proportion.”
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Senate Votes to Pass Revised NAFTA, Sending USMCA to Trump's Desk

The Senate gave bipartisan approval to the United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement just before House lawmakers presented the chamber with impeachment charges against President Trump.
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What Happened Today in the Trump Impeachment Trial: Live Updates

President Trump’s fate now rests with a Senate controlled by 53 Republicans, many of whom have already dismissed the charges against him out of hand.
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House presents articles of impeachment to Senate

Congress opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump Thursday with House Democrats reading the formal charges in the well of the Senate for only the third impeachment trial in U.S. history...
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Silence in the Senate as managers present the articles.

It was a grave moment, freighted with history, in the ordinarily bustling chamber.
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Key Moments as Trump’s Impeachment Trial Formally Begins

President Trump’s fate now rests with a Senate controlled by 53 Republicans, many of whom have already dismissed the charges against him out of hand.
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Trump impeachment: Pelosi warns 'president's henchmen'

The articles of impeachment were read aloud on the Senate floor as the trial got underway.
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Trump was not watching as the articles were read on the Senate floor.

He was working in the Oval Office.
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Arizona Sen. Martha McSally calls CNN reporter 'liberal hack' in hallway dust-up

Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., dismissed a CNN reporter as a "liberal hack" after he asked a question about the Senate's upcoming impeachment trial.
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Impeachment managers read the charges against Trump to the Senate.

Moments before, the Senate sergeant-at-arms commanded senators to sit in silence.
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Senate opens to hear articles of impeachment against Trump

senate opens to hear articles of impeachment against trump
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate opens its historic proceedings against President Donald Trump on Thursday with a formal reading of the charges by House prosecutors, followed by the arrival at the..
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Senate passes revised North American trade deal just before hearing the articles of impeachment.

It marked the end of a strange track for the overwhelmingly bipartisan trade pact.
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Schiff says managers will consider calling Parnas for testimony at trial.

It will ultimately be up to the Senate to determine which witnesses are called.
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Senate passes USMCA. Revamped Mexico, Canada trade deal will replace NAFTA

USMCA replaces rules for moving products among Mexico, Canada and the U.S. first crafted under NAFTA.
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Liz Cheney Says She Won’t Run for Senate in Wyoming

Ms. Cheney, the highest-ranking Republican woman in the House, said she would seek re-election to that chamber rather than pursue a vacant Senate seat.
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White House broke law by withholding Ukraine aid, congressional agency says

The White House violated federal law by withholding security aid approved by lawmakers for Ukraine, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog said on Thursday, in a blow for U.S. President Donald Trump as..
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Congressional watchdog says Trump administration violated law over Ukraine aid

The White House violated federal law by withholding security aid approved by lawmakers for Ukraine, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog said on Thursday, in a blow for U.S. President Donald Trump as..
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Impeachment proceedings move to the Senate. Here’s a rundown of the day.

The events kick off at noon, and senators may be on airplanes out of town before business hours are over.
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Factbox: Key U.S. senators in battle over Trump impeachment trial testimony

The U.S. Senate is poised to hear charges that President Donald Trump abused his powers and obstructed a congressional inquiry into his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential..
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Senate to open impeachment trial against President Trump; arguments begin in earnest Tuesday. Here's what to expect.

The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump begins at noon Thursday. But arguments begin in earnest on Tuesday.
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With rivals stuck in impeachment trial, Biden and Buttigieg to barnstorm Iowa

Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg will blitz Iowa before the state kicks off the party's nominating contest on Feb. 3, while their key rivals will be largely unable to..
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Senate to take up impeachment in a day of ceremony and formality

The U.S. Senate takes formal steps on Thursday to consider the removal of U.S. President Donald Trump on charges that he abused his power, even as key issues such as whether witnesses will appear at..
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