Story of the Week: President Trump Acquitted of Two Impeachment Charges

The third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history ended Wednesday, as President Donald Trump was acquitted of two charges in Senate votes that largely mirrored party lines. Senators voted 52-48 to acquit the president of abuse of power and 53-47 to acquit him of obstructing...
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Story of the Week: Impeachment: Arguments For and Against Removing the President

House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump's defense team each concluded opening arguments before the Senate over the past week, setting the stage for a final questioning period Thursday before starting debates on calling witnesses and documents. Democrats and many on the...
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Story of the Week: Iran, U.S. Trade Missile Strikes as Tensions Rise

President Donald Trump addressed the nation Wednesday morning, saying the U.S. "is ready to embrace peace with all who seek it," after a series of missile strikes in the Middle East seemingly brought tensions between the U.S. and Iran to a head. A U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian Major...
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Story of the Week: Militias Mount Violent Protests at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

Iran-backed Iraqi militias mounted two days of protests at the United States Embassy in Baghdad, destroying property and trapping diplomats inside, before dispersing Wednesday night as the U.S. began deploying additional military forces to the region. The protests were in response to U.S...
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Story of the Week: Horowitz Testifies on Probe of FBI's Trump Investigation

Justice Department watchdog Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday on his findings in investigating the origins of the FBI probe into President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. Horowitz's report concluded that no one was vindicated;...
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Story of the Week: Kamala Harris Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) officially ended her 2020 presidential campaign on Tuesday. Harris reportedly told supporters in an email that her campaign "simply doesn't have the financial resources we need to continue." The senator freshman will be up for re-election in 2022. Commentators...
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Story of the Week: In Testimony, Gordon Sondland Talks Ukraine Quid Pro Quo

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. Ambassador to the Eurpoean Union, testified publicly Wednesday in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Sondland's statements gave new insight on the alleged "quid pro quo" between Trump and Ukraine; he gave credence to the allegations, saying "...
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Story of the Week: State Elections Prompt 2020 Speculation

Tracking impeachment: President Trump called for the whistleblower to testify publicly, as televised hearings on the impeachment inquiry are scheduled to begin next week with three high-profile testimonies. Tuesday's gubernatorial and legislative elections in key states including Kentucky...
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Story of the Week: ISIS Leader Killed In U.S. Raid

Tracking impeachment: Two diplomats testified before impeachment investigators Wednesday about President Donald Trump's attitude toward the Ukraine, while the House of Representatives voted 232-196 Thursday morning to move forward with the impeachment inquiry. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader...
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Story of the Week: State Department Completes Review Of Hillary Clinton's Private Server

Tracking impeachment: Former U.S. Ambassador William Taylor testified before several closed-door House committees Tuesday, providing more details about a potential "quid pro quo" involving foreign aid and a Ukrainian investigation of the Bidens, allegedly pushed by President Trump. A...
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Story of the Week: Hunter Biden Steps Down from Chinese Company, Admits "Poor Judgement"

Tracking impeachment: Attention has shifted to President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani , who is accused of pushing the Ukrainian government to investigate the Bidens on Trump's behalf. Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden, forfeited his spot on the board of a Chinese private equity firm...
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Turkey Begins Military Offensive In Northern Syria After U.S. Troops Pulled From Region

Tracking impeachment: The White House wrote a letter to the House of Representatives on Tuesday, calling the impeachment inquiry into president Donald Trump "unconstitutional" and refusing to comply with it. Former Vice President Joe Biden publicly called for Trump to be impeached at a...
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