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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amid uncertainty over the key question of whether to call witnesses in President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, Trump’s legal team wrapped up its opening arguments on Tuesday with an appeal for a quick acquittal. Saying “it is time for this to end,” Trump’s lawyers brushed off former national security adviser John
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s lawyers launched their final day of arguments seeking acquittal in his U.S. Senate impeachment trial on Tuesday, seeking to marginalize former national security adviser John Bolton’s explosive allegations about Trump’s conduct as “inadmissible” in the proceedings. “You cannot impeach a president on an unsourced allegation,” Trump personal lawyer Jay
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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (Reuters) – When U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden went to an Iowa university to campaign this week, one thing was in short supply: students who support him. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Iowa City, Iowa, U.S., January 27,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has resolved an internal dispute over how to handle new variants of fentanyl that it believes can beef up the fight against the deadly synthetic painkiller without hindering research to ease the opioid crisis, according to a draft agreement seen by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Plastic bags of Fentanyl are
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CALABASAS, Calif. (Reuters) – Overcast skies and fog reported at the scene of the helicopter wreck that killed Los Angeles basketball great Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others figured prominently on Monday in the first full day of federal aviation experts’ crash investigation. An 18-member National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) team, assisted by FBI
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CALABASAS, Calif. (Reuters) – Kobe Bryant, one of the NBA’s all-time greatest players whose international stardom transcended basketball, was killed at age 41 on Sunday in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others on board, officials said. Bryant rocketed to fame as an 18-year-old rookie and played 20
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Michael Avenatti shot to fame from obscurity two years ago by taking to the airwaves as an outspoken, self-described nemesis of Donald Trump while representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against the U.S. president. FILE PHOTO: Attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at United States Court in the Manhattan borough of
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FILE PHOTO: Israel, the uncle of Naama Issachar, and his wife look at a newspaper with an article about Naama at their home in Rehovot, Israel October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen MOSCOW (Reuters) – Naama Issachar, a U.S.-Israeli woman jailed in Russia on drug charges, has asked for a pardon, Interfax news agency reported, citing
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A general view of the St. Alexius Medical Center, where confirmed coronavirus patient is being treated in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, U.S., January 25, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski BEIJING (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department said on Sunday it will evacuate personnel from its Wuhan consulate to the United States and will offer a limited number of
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Migrant Wilfredo Gomez, from Guatemala, receives food from another migrant at the “Jesus el buen Pastor” shelter in Tapachula, Mexico, January 25, 2020. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) – Guatemalan migrant Wilfredo Gomez said on Saturday he had been asking God to make him “invisible” as Mexican security forces started rounding up and detaining
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FILE PHOTO: Employees work at the checkout counters of a Walmart store in Secaucus, New Jersey, November 11, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo (Reuters) – Walmart Inc is testing a higher starting wage for certain newly created jobs in about 500 U.S. stores, as it looks to improve in-store experience for customers amid intense competition. The
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FILE PHOTO: A passenger arrives at Chicago’s O’Hare airport in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski (Reuters) – The United States is arranging a charter flight on Sunday to bring its citizens and diplomats back from the Chinese city of Wuhan, epicenter of the outbreak of a new coronavirus, the Wall Street Journal
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HOUSTON (Reuters) – A massive explosion at a machine shop ripped through a Houston neighborhood early on Friday morning, killing at least two people and damaging homes while sending out blast waves for miles. The pre-dawn explosion devastated two working-class neighborhoods surrounding the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing facility in northwest Houston, leaving behind collapsed and
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A forensic psychiatrist took the stand at former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s Manhattan rape trial on Friday, explaining why some sexual assault victims do not report attacks or avoid their abusers. Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Criminal Court for his sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of
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