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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters during her weekly news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Associated Press
December 05, 2019 - 5:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act swiftly because he's likely to corrupt the system again unless removed before next year's...
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Nancy Pelosi
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Associated Press
December 05, 2019 - 8:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. "Our democracy is what is at stake," Pelosi said. "The president leaves us no choice but to act.'' Pelosi delivered the historic...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., left, gives his closing statement as ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., listens during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Associated Press
December 04, 2019 - 7:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A different chairman. A committee twice the size. A shift from evidence to law. Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee hearing was full of signs that the impeachment of President Donald Trump is advancing away from the drama of his Ukraine conduct toward the grave business of approving...
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Sam Masterson
December 04, 2019 - 12:35 pm
(KFTK/AP) - Purchases of firearms are on track to reach a record high in the U.S. this year, according to officials. By the end of November, a total of 25.4 million background checks -- which are required to purchase firearms -- had been conducted by the FBI. That puts the U.S. on pace to break the...
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House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler
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Associated Press
December 04, 2019 - 9:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Same pillared House hearing room. Different chairman with his own mission. When House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler gavels open Wednesday's impeachment hearings against the nation’s 45th president, he’ll launch the business of actually writing an indictment against...
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Willie Nelson
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Sam Masterson
December 04, 2019 - 8:23 am
(KMOX) - Country icon Willie Nelson has stopped smoking weed. Willie, whose smoking habits have only been rivaled by Snoop Dogg, said that breathing is a little more difficult these days and he has to be careful. The 86 year old said he does not smoke anymore and that he is taking better care of...
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Associated Press
December 03, 2019 - 9:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump seriously misused the power of his office for personal political gain by seeking foreign intervention in the American election process and obstructed Congress by stonewalling efforts to investigate, a House report released Tuesday concluded in findings that...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2013, file photo, inmates walk through the exercise yard at California State Prison Sacramento, near Folsom, Calif. Racial disparities have narrowed across the United States criminal justice system since 2000, though blacks remain significantly more likely to be impacted than whites, according to a study released Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, by the nonpartisan Council on Criminal Justice. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Associated Press
December 03, 2019 - 2:00 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Racial disparities have narrowed across the U.S. criminal justice system over 16 years, though black people are still significantly more likely to be behind bars than white people, new federal figures show. Racial gaps broadly declined in local jails, state prisons, and...
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Kamala Harris
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Associated Press
December 03, 2019 - 12:40 pm
(AP) - Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. "I've taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life," she wrote in a...
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