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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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January 20, 2020 - 4:38 pm
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to seek a speedy impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. In a Senate resolution released Monday evening, McConnell laid out the structure for the trial's opening phase, with votes on witnesses deferred until next week. The resolution would permit...
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President Donald Trump waves before getting into his vehicle after arriving at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Trump and his family are spending the weekend at their Mar-a-Lago estate. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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January 18, 2020 - 3:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's legal team issued a fiery response ahead of opening arguments in his impeachment trial Saturday while House Democrats laid out their case in forceful fashion, saying the president had betrayed public trust with behavior that was the “worst nightmare" of...
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isitors enjoy the beach below West Cliff Drive on July 29, 2007 in Santa Cruz.
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Jennifer Hodges
January 17, 2020 - 5:06 pm
The Bureau of Land Management wants to open up more than 300 acres of land in Santa Cruz County to oil and gas exploration, but local government is fighting back.
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 San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan speaks to the press after the arraignment of Marjorie Knoller and Robert Noel for the dog mauling death of Diane Whipple March 29, 2001.
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Doug Sovern
January 17, 2020 - 11:18 am
Former San Francisco District Attorney and Supervisor Terence Hallinan has died, his family said Friday. He was 83 years old.
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In this Jan. 14, 2020, photo, President Donald Trump arrives at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena to speak at a campaign rally in Milwaukee. Trump's surrogates are fanning out across the country as part of an aggressive effort to stretch his appeal beyond the base of working-class white voters who propelled him to victory in 2016 (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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January 16, 2020 - 9:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Selfies on a “Women for Trump” bus tour through Iowa. Volunteer training at a “Black Voices for Trump” organizing session in Philadelphia. A vice presidential headliner at a "Latinos for Trump” event in Florida. President Donald Trump's surrogates fanned out across the country...
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FILE- In this Nov. 21, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former technology executive Andrew Yang, leans on his wife with his wife Evelyn, as they join in at a Fair Fight phone bank at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says she was sexually assaulted by her OB-GYN while she was pregnant with the couple's first child. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
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January 16, 2020 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says she was sexually assaulted by a doctor (an OB-GYN) while she was pregnant with the couple's first child. Evelyn Yang said in an interview televised Thursday by CNN that the assault happened in 2012, and she was...
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In this image from video, presiding officer Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swears in members of the Senate for the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)
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January 16, 2020 - 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. The...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ukrainian police said Thursday Jan. 16, 2020, they have opened an investigation into the possibility that former ambassador Yovanovitch came under illegal surveillance before she was recalled from her post in US. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, FILE)
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January 16, 2020 - 11:47 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in Ukraine are investigating whether the U.S. ambassador came under illegal surveillance by an unknown party before the Trump administration recalled her from Kyiv, Ukrainian authorities said Thursday. The announcement came two days after Democratic lawmakers in the...
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January 16, 2020 - 7:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government's watchdog agency says the a White House office violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine aid. The Government Accountability Office says the White House Office of Management and Budget violated the law in holding up the assistance...
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House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving and Clerk of the House Cheryl Johnson carry the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to Secretary of the Senate Julie Adams on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Following are impeachment managers, House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) , Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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January 15, 2020 - 7:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats carried the formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate late Wednesday, setting the stage for only the third trial to remove a president in American history. Trump complained anew it...
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