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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., gives a thumbs-up as he leaves the Senate chamber during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the Capitol, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
January 31, 2020 - 7:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate narrowly rejected Democratic demands to summon witnesses for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial late Friday, all but ensuring Trump's acquittal in just the third trial to threaten a president's removal in U.S. history. But senators pushed off final voting on his...
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In this image from video, presiding officer Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts calls for the vote on the motion to allow additional witnesses in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)
January 31, 2020 - 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts was never going to be vote No. 51. Roberts said Friday that he had no intention of breaking a tie in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, dispelling something of a mystery that had hung over the proceedings. The statement from Roberts came...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, gives thumbs up as he walks on the South Lawn as they depart the White House, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Washington. Trump is en route to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 31, 2020 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will use next week’s State of the Union to promote what he calls the “Great American comeback,” according to a senior administration official. The speech comes at a moment when Trump is hoping to put his Senate impeachment trial behind him. White House...
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Brexit supporters react during a rally in London, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The U.K. is scheduled to leave the EU at 23:00 GMT Friday, the first nation in the bloc to do so. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
January 31, 2020 - 5:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu. With little fuss and not much fanfare, Britain left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the bloc. The U.K.s departure became official at 11 p.m. (2300GMT), midnight...
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President Donald Trump shows off an executive order to help combat human trafficking in the East Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 31, 2020 - 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump marked the 20th anniversary Friday of federal legislation to help combat human trafficking by dedicating a new White House position to the issue. Surrounded by survivors, administration officials and members of Congress, Trump signed an executive order...
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Demonstrators lower a banner reading "Here to Stay, Here to Fight, Migrants In, Tories Out", in London, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Britain officially leaves the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 31, 2020 - 11:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union: 4:50 p.m. In a symbolic move, the EU’s blue flag has been taken down from the U.K.’s permanent representation in Brussels, which is close to the EU headquarters. On the day high on symbolism, the U.K.’s Union Jack flag is set...
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In this image from video, Alan Dershowitz, an attorney for President Donald Trump answers a question during the impeachment trial against Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)
January 31, 2020 - 8:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An end to President Donald Trump's impeachment trial appears closer after one influential Republican senator said he would not support a call for more witness. Earlier, one of Trump's attorneys tried to explain his controversial defense. Meanwhile, another Republican senator was...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Maryland Rep. John Delaney speaks at the Climate Forum at Georgetown University in Washington. Delaney, the longest-running Democratic candidate in the 2020 presidential race, is ending his campaign after pouring millions of his own money into an effort that failed to resonate with voters. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 31, 2020 - 7:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Delaney, the longest-running Democratic candidate in the 2020 presidential race, is ending his campaign after pouring millions of his own money into an effort that failed to resonate with voters. The announcement, made Friday morning, further winnowed down a primary field...
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In this Jan. 29, 2020 photo, people line up to buy face masks from a medical supply company in Nanning in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 30, 2020 - 9:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump regaled a friendly New Jersey campaign crowd with his thoughts about with his thoughts about impeachment, the economy, the border wall, local politics and much more. But he was conspicuously quiet Tuesday about one big issue keeping much of the globe on pins...
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, left, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 30, 2020 - 9:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican seatmates Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski on Thursday passed a piece of paper back and forth, nodded — and then sent the note on an unusual journey across the Senate aisle, into the hands of Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema. Two hours later, Sinema posed the trial's...
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