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Jan 23, 2020

Pope appoints Latino as new archbishop of Philadelphia
Pope Francis on Thursday appointed Nelson Perez, the current Roman Catholic bishop of Cleveland, Ohio, to be the new archbishop of Philadelphia, the latest Latino to head a major U.S. archdiocese.

Reuters US News
Jan 23, 2020

Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 strikes off Alaska island, no tsunami threat
An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck 81 km (50 miles) west of the city of Adak in Alaska at a depth of 10 km, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Jan 23, 2020

Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 strikes city of Adak in Alaska: USGS
An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck 81 kilometers (50 miles) west of the city of Adak in Alaska, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Jan 23, 2020

Seattle shooting leaves one dead, seven wounded; suspects at large
A violent altercation that escalated into gunfire in downtown Seattle left one woman dead and six other bystanders wounded outside a fast-food restaurant on Wednesday, and police said they were searching for at least two suspects.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Democrats accuse Trump at impeachment trial of corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine
Democrats accused President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial on Wednesday of a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him get re-elected and warned that America's global prestige would suffer if the U.S. Senate acquits him.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Shooting in downtown Seattle leaves one dead, five wounded
At least one person was killed and five wounded in a shooting on Thursday in downtown Seattle, city police said on Twitter, adding they were searching for suspects.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

California governor seeks free surplus federal land to help house homeless
California Governor Gavin Newsom, stepping up his bid to enlist U.S. government help to combat homelessness, has urged the Trump administration to open up surplus federal property for construction of more low-cost housing across the state.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

16 people monitored for contact with U.S. coronavirus victim
At least 16 people had close contact with a Washington state man diagnosed as the first U.S. case of the coronavirus and are being monitored for the illness that has killed 17 people in China and sickened hundreds more, local officials said.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Democrats launch first salvo at Trump impeachment trial, say U.S global standing at stake
Democrats accused President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial on Wednesday of a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him get re-elected and warned that America's global prestige would suffer if the U.S. Senate acquits him.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

U.S. senators on 'digital detox' as they hear Trump's impeachment trial
Some members of the U.S. Senate hearing President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, a proceeding following decades-old precedent, said they welcomed at least one of the chamber's anachronistic rules: a ban on cellphones.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

At Florida base, a mix of relief, anxiety in Saudi shooting aftermath
With an FBI investigation underway, Navy security officer David Link still is not allowed to talk about what he saw when a Saudi gunman killed three U.S. sailors at this sprawling Florida naval base last month.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Factbox: 'They don't have the material' - Quotes on Trump's Senate impeachment trial
Here are some key quotes from Wednesday, the first day the U.S. Senate heard the Democrats' case for removing President Donald Trump from office.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Protester shouting 'dismiss the charges' briefly interrupts Trump impeachment trial
A protester burst into the Senate visitor gallery shouting "dismiss the charges" during U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Wednesday, only to be quickly subdued and led away in handcuffs by police.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Democrats launch first salvo at Trump impeachment trial, warn that world is watching
Democrats accused President Donald Trump at the start of his impeachment trial on Wednesday of a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him get re-elected and warned that America's global prestige would suffer if the U.S. Senate acquits him.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Weinstein rape trial opens with clashing portrayals of ex-Hollywood producer
Prosecutors on Monday portrayed former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein as a serial predator who used his power to manipulate and sexually assault young women, while the defense argued that his accusers engaged in consensual sex that they later reframed as attacks.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Let them speak: Most Americans want witnesses in Trump impeachment trial - Reuters/Ipsos poll
A bipartisan majority of Americans want to see new witnesses testify in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and the public appears to be largely following the proceedings even after a bruising congressional inquiry that lasted several months, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling released Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Opening of Trump impeachment trial draws 11 million TV viewers
About 11 million TV viewers watched the start of the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Tuesday when lawmakers sparred for hours over witnesses and records for the historic proceedings, according to Nielsen ratings data.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Utah bans LGBTQ conversion therapy for children
Utah has became the 19th U.S. state to ban conversion therapy aimed at changing sexual orientation or gender identity in lesbian, gay, transsexual, bisexual and queer children.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

No turkeys. No possums. U.S. to let airlines limit service animals on planes to trained dogs
The U.S. Transportation Department on Wednesday proposed giving airlines the power to bar emotional support animals from cabins and limit the definition of a service animal to a trained dog.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

New U.S. law requires government to report risks of overseas activities by ex-spies
Troubled that former American spies are plying their trade for foreign governments, Congress has passed new legislation requiring U.S. spy agencies to provide an annual assessment detailing the risks such conduct poses for national security.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Democrats launch first salvo at Trump trial, warn that world is watching
Democrats accused President Donald Trump at the start of his impeachment trial on Wednesday of a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him get re-elected and warned that America's global prestige will suffer if the U.S. Senate acquits him.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Democrat Schumer: impeachment witness trade involving Hunter Biden "off the table"
U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday ruled out a so-called witness trade in which Republicans call witnesses Democrats want in exchange for former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden testifying in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Weinstein lawyer to jury: texts will show alleged attacks were consensual sex
Harvey Weinstein's lawyer told a Manhattan jury on Wednesday his client was not a "seasoned sexual predator," as prosecutors claimed, and said the defense had emails and texts that would show the former Hollywood producer and his accusers engaged in consensual sex.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

In opening salvo, Trump accused at trial of corrupt Ukraine scheme
The lead Democratic prosecutor accused President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday of setting up a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him win re-election this coming November.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Judge excludes Trump critic Avenatti's financial strains from Nike extortion trial
A U.S. judge on Wednesday said federal prosecutors may not try to show that Michael Avenatti's heavy debts gave him a motive to extort Nike Inc, giving a victory to the celebrity lawyer as he prepares for his upcoming criminal trial.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Roberts pivotal as U.S. Supreme Court tackles public aid to religious schools
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided on Wednesday in a major legal battle over taxpayer funds going to religious schools, with Chief Justice John Roberts emerging as the potential pivotal vote in a Montana case that could open the door to more public aid for faith-based institutions.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Michigan, Tesla settle suit over direct vehicle sales
Tesla Inc and the state of Michigan confirmed Wednesday they have resolved the company's 2016 lawsuit challenging the state's refusal to allow the company to sell vehicles directly to consumers.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Prosecutor paints former Hollywood mogul Weinstein as 'a rapist'
New York prosecutors began making their rape case against Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday, describing the former movie producer as a Hollywood power broker who was "no match" for his female accusers.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Told to behave, sides in Trump trial to make their case
The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will hear opening arguments in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Wednesday, beginning several days of argument on whether to remove Trump from office.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

U.S. Sen. Schumer says Bidens have "nothing to do" with Trump impeachment charges
U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday did not slam the door shut on the possibility of Joe Biden or his son Hunter testifying in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, but he said there was no need to hear from anyone unrelated to the charges.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court divided over public funds for religious schools
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday appeared divided over a Montana tax credit program that could benefit private religious schools in a case that could open the door to more public funding for religious institutions.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Factbox: Here's the team arguing for Trump's removal in the Senate
Starting on Wednesday, seven members of the House of Representatives will try to convince the U.S. Senate that President Donald Trump should be removed from office.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Warren calls on big U.S. banks for steps on climate risk
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a contender for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, is asking the biggest U.S. banks for details on their assessments of and preparations for risks related to global warming.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

U.S. drinking water widely contaminated with 'forever chemicals': environment watchdog
The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Pompeo says he will testify in Trump impeachment trial if required
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he would be ready to testify in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial if legally obliged to, as political squabbles over the process intensified in Washington.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

No more turkeys or possums as U.S. seeks to redefine 'service animals' flying with their owners
The U.S. Transportation Department on Wednesday proposed new rules aimed at preventing passengers from falsely claiming their pets are service animals aboard U.S. airline flights.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Warren calls on big U.S. banks to disclose preparation for climate risk
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a contender for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, is asking the biggest U.S. banks for details on their assessments of and preparations for risks related to global warming.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments over public funds for religious schools
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday began hearing arguments in a major religious rights case over whether states can bar public funding of religious institutions in a dispute over a Montana tax credit program beneficial to private religious schools.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court examines religious school funding in major rights case
U.S. Supreme Court justices are poised to tackle a major religious rights case on Wednesday over whether states can bar public funding of religious institutions in a dispute over a Montana tax credit program that could benefit private religious schools.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Democrats to make opening arguments in Trump impeachment trial
The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will hear opening arguments in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Wednesday, beginning up to six days of presentations on the question of whether Trump should be removed from office.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Explainer: What to expect at Harvey Weinstein's rape trial
Opening statements begin on Wednesday in the rape trial in New York of Harvey Weinstein, once one of Hollywood's most powerful producers. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and criminal sexual assault.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Senate approves Trump impeachment trial plan, rejects Democrats on documents, witnesses
The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate voted early on Wednesday on party lines to approve the rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, rejecting Democratic efforts to obtain evidence and ensure witnesses are heard.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

'Nobody likes him': Hillary Clinton bashes Bernie Sanders
Hillary Clinton criticized the campaign of her former Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders in a new documentary in which she says he was an ineffective U.S. senator who accomplished little because "nobody liked him."

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

In New York trial, prosecutors to begin making rape case against Harvey Weinstein
U.S. prosecutors will begin presenting their rape case against Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday, with the once-powerful Hollywood producer facing life in prison if convicted, in a trial that has become a watershed moment for the #MeToo movement.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

Arizona mother arrested on suspicion of killing her three children
Police arrested a young mother on Tuesday on suspicion of smothering her three young children to death, one at a time, in the family's Phoenix home, then propping their bodies on a sofa as if they were napping, authorities and court records said.

Reuters US News
Jan 22, 2020

U.S. drinking water widely contaminated with 'forever chemicals': report
The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Senate rejects Democrats on documents, witness in Trump impeachment trial
The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate blocked Democratic attempts on Tuesday to obtain evidence and call a witness in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, an early sign the proceeding could advance on lines favorable to Trump.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Senate blocks Democratic bids for evidence, witnesses in Trump impeachment trial
The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate rejected Democratic efforts on Tuesday to obtain evidence and call witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, an early sign the proceeding could advance along lines favorable to Trump.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Father fends off mountain lion that attacked his three-year-old son in California
A local sheriff's deputy has killed the mountain lion that attacked and wounded a 3-year-old child in a Southern California wilderness park before the boy's father chased the cougar off, state wildlife officials said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Stuck in Washington, 2020 Democratic senators send family, Ocasio-Cortez to barnstorm Iowa
Bernie Sanders scrapped Iowa campaign appearances, Amy Klobuchar sent campaign representatives to "hot dish" dinners and Elizabeth Warren planned a remote video speech as the Democratic U.S. senators running for president got stuck in Washington for Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

U.S. census head count launched in rural Alaska after weather delay
The U.S. Census Bureau, after being delayed for several hours by inclement weather, launched its latest once-in-a-decade head count of Americans on Tuesday in one of the most remote corners of the country - a tiny Alaska Native village on the Bering Sea coast.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

U.S. Senate blocks three Democratic bids for documents in Trump impeachment trial
The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate rejected three Democratic efforts on Tuesday to obtain documents and evidence in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, an early sign the proceeding could advance along lines favorable to Trump.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Foul weather delays launch of U.S. census head count in rural Alaska
The launch of the U.S. Census Bureau's once-in-a decade head count of Americans was delayed on Tuesday by bad weather in one of the most remote corners of the country - a tiny Alaska Native settlement on the Bering Sea coast.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Senate's McConnell eases marathon late-night impeachment schedule
The septuagenarian members of the U.S. Senate could get a little more sleep during President Donald Trump's impeachment trial after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell backed off a plan for 48 hours of arguments over four days, a schedule that had raised the specter of sessions lasting well past midnight.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Washington state man who traveled to China is first U.S. victim of coronavirus
A Washington state man who recently traveled to China has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, becoming the first confirmed U.S. case of the newly identified illness that has killed six people in China and sickened some 300 others across Asia.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

U.S. Senate rejects second Democratic bid for documents in Trump impeachment trial
The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate rejected a second Democratic bid on Tuesday to obtain documents and evidence in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, an early sign the trial could proceed along lines favorable to Trump.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Trump impeachment: What happens next?
Here is what to look out for next as the proceedings advance in U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate:

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

U.S. Senate votes to block Democrats' call for White House documents in impeachment trial
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted to block, at least for now, Democrats' demand that White House documents be subpoenaed for use in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

U.S. deports Iranian student despite ACLU efforts to block his removal
U.S. immigration officials on Monday deported an Iranian student headed to a Boston university despite efforts by the American Civil Liberties Union and other advocates to block the removal.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Michigan, Tesla reach agreement for direct car delivery: source
Tesla Inc has reached a settlement with Michigan to allow the electric-car maker to directly deliver its vehicles to customers in the state, a person familiar with the agreement said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

U.S. chief justice juggles dual roles during Trump impeachment trial
U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts pulled double duty on Tuesday as he juggled dual responsibilities at the Supreme Court and President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Trump's top defender locks horns with Democrats at impeachment trial
U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial began in earnest in the Senate on Tuesday, with his chief legal defender attacking the case as baseless and a top Democratic lawmaker saying there was "overwhelming" evidence of wrongdoing.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Health officials confirm first U.S. case of China coronavirus, expand screening
A U.S. resident who recently traveled to China has been diagnosed with the newly identified coronavirus that has sickened more than 300 people and killed at least six in China, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Trump administration plans to add Nigeria and six other nations to travel ban list: reports
The Trump administration is planning to add seven countries - Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania - to its travel ban list, U.S. media reports said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Coal states ask Supreme Court to overturn Washington coal terminal ban
Wyoming and Montana, two coal-producing western states, on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate Washington state's decision to block on environmental grounds a coal export terminal intended as an outlet to Asian markets.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

U.S. judge signals slow-moving corruption trial for former Mexican security chief
A U.S. judge designated the drug corruption trial of former top Mexican security official Genaro Garcia Luna as "complex" on Tuesday, raising expectations for slow-moving proceedings as he set the next court date for April 2.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Factbox: 'They're here to steal two elections:' Trump's attorneys push back on impeachment
Lawyers for President Donald Trump pushed back on Tuesday against the House of Representatives' impeachment case as proceedings got under way in the U.S. Senate. Here are excerpts from their opening remarks.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

'Please do not touch me': U.S. Senate on security alert for Trump impeachment trial
With the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump under way, U.S. senators have polished their talking points about upholding the Constitution. They also have another phrase at the ready: "Please do not touch me."

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Trump antagonist Michael Avenatti in jail cell that held El Chapo: lawyers
Michael Avenatti is living in a jail cell that reportedly once housed convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, making it impossible for the celebrity lawyer to prepare for his upcoming extortion trial, his lawyers said.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Michigan, Tesla reach agreement for direct car sales: source
Tesla Inc has reached a settlement with Michigan to allow the electric carmaker to directly sell vehicles in the state, a person familiar with the agreement said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Ex-New York Assembly Speaker Silver's corruption conviction partially overturned
A federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned part of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's corruption conviction and ordered that he be resentenced, a decision likely to mean Silver will spend at least some time in prison.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Trump's impeachment trial underway in Senate as battle lines form
U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial began in earnest in the Senate on Tuesday in a rare use of the constitutional mechanism for ousting a president that has further polarized voters ahead of a November election.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

White House rejects Democrats' push for Trump lawyer's information
The White House rejected a request from Democrats that President Donald Trump's lawyer Pat Cipollone disclose any first-hand knowledge he had of the withholding of aid to Ukraine, which is at the crux of the Senate trial over whether Trump should be removed from office.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

U.S. officials confirm first U.S. case of China coronavirus
A traveler from China has been diagnosed in Seattle with the Wuhan coronavirus, a spokesman from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

CDC expects more U.S. cases of China coronavirus
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday it expects to see more cases of the Wuhan coronavirus in the United States.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

McConnell vows to block any early votes on Trump trial witnesses
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he would move to set aside any efforts by Democrats to force an early vote on subpoenaing witnesses and documents during afternoon proceedings in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Silver's corruption conviction partially overturned
A federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned part of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's corruption conviction and ordered that he be resentenced, a decision likely to mean Silver will spend at least some time in prison.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Arizona mother arrested on suspicion of killing her three young children
A 22-year-old woman was arrested and booked into jail on Tuesday on suspicion of killing her three young children, city police said, after the bodies were found inside her south Phoenix home.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Silver's corruption conviction partially thrown out
A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out part of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's corruption conviction and ordered that he be resentenced, citing errors in his trial judge's jury instructions.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Democrats blast impeachment trial rules, demand evidence from Trump lawyer
Democrats on Tuesday accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of trying to rig U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial and demanded the president's top lawyer be made a possible witness in the case.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

'Nobody likes him' - Hillary Clinton bashes Bernie Sanders
Hillary Clinton criticized the campaign of her former Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders in a new documentary in which she says he was an ineffective U.S. senator who accomplished little because "nobody liked him."

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Uber tests feature allowing some California drivers to set fares
Uber Technologies Inc on Tuesday said it is testing a feature that allows some drivers in California to set their own fares, hoping the change will help it show that its drivers are independent contractors rather than employees under state law.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Senate Democrats will seek to subpoena White House documents in impeachment trial
U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said he will seek to amend the resolution coming later on Tuesday that outlines the procedure for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in order to obtain records of communications on U.S. aid to Ukraine.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Democrats accuse McConnell of rigging Trump's impeachment trial
Democrats on Tuesday accused the top Senate Republican of rigging U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial with proposed rules that would prevent witnesses from testifying and bar evidence gathered by investigators.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Schiff says Senate impeachment process will not lead to a fair trial
Democrat Adam Schiff, leading the U.S. House of Representatives team charged with arguing that President Donald Trump must be removed from office, on Tuesday said that the process being considered for the upcoming Senate impeachment trial is not fair.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

White House lawyer in Trump trial is both defender and key witness to events
When White House counsel Pat Cipollone argues President Donald Trump's case in a Senate trial this week, he will also be defending his role in a controversial legal strategy that helped lead to Trump's impeachment on a charge of obstructing Congress.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Factbox: Key senators in battle over Trump impeachment trial testimony
The U.S. Senate is holding an impeachment trial on charges by the House of Representatives that President Donald Trump abused his powers and obstructed a congressional inquiry into his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court declines to fast-track Obamacare appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives and 20 Democratic-led states to fast-track consideration of their appeal seeking a definitive ruling that the Obamacare healthcare law does not violate the U.S. Constitution.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Trump foe Michael Avenatti in jail cell that held El Chapo: lawyers
Michael Avenatti is living in a jail cell that reportedly once housed convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, making it impossible for the celebrity lawyer to prepare for his upcoming extortion trial, his lawyers said.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court lets Flint, Michigan residents sue over water contamination
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday let residents of Flint, Michigan pursue a civil rights lawsuit against the city and government officials that accused them of knowingly allowing the city's water supply to become contaminated with lead.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Trump lawyer Cipollone a material witness in impeachment trial: Democrats
Democrats who will argue the case to remove President Donald Trump from office demanded on Tuesday that Trump's personal lawyer Pat Cipollone disclose any first-hand knowledge he has of evidence he will present in the Senate's impeachment trial, calling him a material witness.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

White House lawyer defending Trump in trial seen as no 'showboat'
When White House counsel Pat Cipollone argues President Donald Trump's case in a Senate trial in the coming days, he will also be defending his role in a controversial legal strategy that helped lead to Trump's impeachment on a charge of obstructing Congress.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

U.S. Census Bureau launches once-a-decade head count in rural Alaska
The U.S. Census Bureau was due to launch its latest once-in-a decade head count of Americans on Tuesday in one of the most remote corners of the country: a tiny, rural Alaska Native settlement on the Bering Sea coast.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Weinstein must tread carefully in rape trial defense, experts say
Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein will face the challenge of defending himself in his rape trial as he tries to undermine his accusers' credibility without appearing callous to jurors, according to several legal experts.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Trump's Senate trial begins as a polarized America looks on
Donald Trump's impeachment trial begins in earnest in the Senate on Tuesday in a rare use of the constitutional mechanism for ousting a president that has only deepened the polarization of U.S. voters ahead of presidential elections in November.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Factbox: Abuse of power, obstruction - the charges against Trump explained
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday may begin to hear opening arguments in an impeachment trial to determine whether to remove President Donald Trump from office on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress in its investigation of his dealings with Ukraine.

Reuters US News
Jan 21, 2020

Explainer: Why is President Donald Trump on trial in the Senate?
The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump begins in earnest in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, after he was formally charged by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Dec. 18 with "high crimes and misdemeanors."

Reuters US News
Jan 20, 2020

McConnell proposal envisions speedy impeachment trial for Trump
U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday proposed rules that would execute a potentially quick impeachment trial for President Donald Trump, with no guarantee that witnesses or new evidence would be allowed.

Reuters US News
Jan 20, 2020

Children go missing as Central American migrants clash with Mexican forces
Mexican security forces fired tear gas at rock-hurling Central American migrants who waded across a river into Mexico earlier on Monday, in a chaotic scramble that saw mothers separated from their young children.

Reuters US News
Jan 20, 2020

Thousands of armed U.S. gun rights activists join peaceful Virginia rally
More than 22,000 armed gun-rights activists peacefully filled the streets around Virginia's capitol building on Monday to protest gun-control legislation making its way through the newly Democratic-controlled state legislature.

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