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      Congressional Democrats: Trump ‘Schemed’ to Pressure Ukraine
      Jan23

      Congressional Democrats: Trump ‘Schemed’ to Pressure Ukraine

      Congressional Democrats accused President Donald Trump Wednesday of designing “a corrupt scheme” to pressure Ukraine into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden, Trump’s leading 2020 election rival. In the first day of opening arguments before the 100 U.S. senators weighing if Trump should be removed from office, Congressman Adam...

      DC Claims Inaugural Committee Spending Enriched Trump Family
      Jan23

      DC Claims Inaugural Committee Spending Enriched Trump Family

      Donald Trump’s inaugural committee spent more than $1 million to book a ballroom at the Trump International Hotel in the nation’s capital as part of a scheme to “grossly overpay” for party space and enrich the president’s own family in the process, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.The District of...

      AP Fact Check: Trump’s False Account of Ukraine Episode
      Jan23

      AP Fact Check: Trump’s False Account of Ukraine Episode

      President Donald Trump gave a false account Wednesday of some of the circumstances that got him impeached.As the Senate impeachment trial wrestled with the fate of his presidency, Trump offered distorted statements about how the episode developed. He claimed Ukraine got U.S. military aid early, when the package of assistance at the heart of the...

      DC Sues Trump Inaugural Committee, Alleging Abuse of Funds
      Jan22

      DC Sues Trump Inaugural Committee, Alleging Abuse of Funds

      The District of Columbia is suing President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee and two companies that control the Trump International Hotel in the nation’s capital, accusing them of throwing parties for the Trump family with nonprofit funds, and overpaying for event space at the hotel.The district’s attorney general, Karl...

      Biden Downplays Tensions with Sanders Over Social Security
      Jan22

      Biden Downplays Tensions with Sanders Over Social Security

      Joe Biden sought on Wednesday to ease tensions with Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders after the two candidates exchanged several volleys over Social Security and other matters. And the former vice president pledged in a wide-ranging interview with MSNBC that if he reaches the White House, he would not agree to any budget deal that...

      US House Democrats to Argue Trump Abused Presidency
      Jan22

      US House Democrats to Argue Trump Abused Presidency

      U.S. House Democrats are starting three days of arguments Wednesday to make the case that President Donald Trump abused the presidency to try to help himself politically and should be removed from office.During 13 hours of debate extending in to early Wednesday, the House managers prosecuting the case against the country’s 45th president...

      After Lengthy Rules Debate, Trump Impeachment Trial Moves to Opening Statements
      Jan22

      After Lengthy Rules Debate, Trump Impeachment Trial Moves to Opening Statements

      After a marathon day spent debating the rules for U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, the U.S. Senate will convene Wednesday to hear the first day of opening arguments from a group of House of Representatives members making the case Trump should be removed from office.Just before 2 a.m. on Capitol Hill, the Senate voted along...

      Suspected Nazi Commander Living in US Dies at 100
      Jan22

      Suspected Nazi Commander Living in US Dies at 100

      A Minneapolis carpenter whom the Associated Press exposed as a former Nazi commander — a charge his family fiercely denied — has died.According to a Hennepin County, Minnesota, death certificate, Michael Karkoc died last month in a nursing home at age 100.The Ukrainian-born Karkoc came to the United States after World War II in 1949 and led a...

      Trump Impeachment Trial Begins with Debate on Rules
      Jan21

      Trump Impeachment Trial Begins with Debate on Rules

      The impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump began in full Tuesday in the U.S. Senate, with the expectation of a spirited debate over the rules governing the third such trial in U.S. history over whether a president should be ousted from the White House for allegedly violating his oath of office.One of the first pieces of business for the...

      Canada, Iran at Odds Over who Should Analyze Downed Plane’s Black Boxes
      Jan21

      Canada, Iran at Odds Over who Should Analyze Downed Plane’s Black Boxes

      Iran said it had asked the U.S. and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner, potentially angering countries which want the recorders analyzed abroad.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, which lost 57 of the 176 people killed in the crash, said Iran did not have the ability to...