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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., calls on a reporter during a news conference 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/ Jacquelyn Martin)
AP
January 30, 2020 - 1:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial lurched into a final day of questions and answers Thursday before a crucial vote on calling witnesses — even as attention focused on a Trump attorney's controversial defense and a Republican senator's effort to expose the whistleblower...
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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)
AP
January 29, 2020 - 9:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking shift from President Donald Trump’s claims of “perfect” dealings with Ukraine, his defense asserted Wednesday at his Senate trial that a trade of U.S. military aid for political favors — even if proven — could not be grounds for his impeachment. Trump's defenders...
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President Donald Trump pumps his fist after signing a new North American trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, during an event at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
AP
January 29, 2020 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a major rewrite of the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico, celebrating the fulfillment of one of his top campaign promises while declining to share the moment with Democratic lawmakers whose support was essential to getting it...
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Roger Goodell, Super Bowl
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AP
January 29, 2020 - 12:26 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's news conference. (all times EST.) 1:25 p.m. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL needs changes to its minority hiring policy. Though the league requires teams to interview minority candidates, only two African-Americans have been...
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In this Feb. 14, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant (24) hugs his daughter Gianna on the court in warm-ups before first half NBA All-Star Game basketball action in Toronto. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and several others are dead after their helicopter went down in Southern California on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)
AP
January 27, 2020 - 6:55 pm
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — The pilot of the helicopter that crashed into a hillside outside Los Angeles, killing former NBA superstarKobe Bryant and eight others, told air traffic controllers in his last radio message that he was climbing to avoid a cloud layer, an accident investigator said Monday...
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Senate Impeachment Trial
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AP
January 24, 2020 - 7:25 am
Democratic House prosecutors made an expansive case at Donald Trump's impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history, swept up by a "completely bogus" Ukraine theory pushed by attorney Rudy Giuliani. On Friday, the Democrats will press their final day of arguments before...
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Tarrah Gibbons
January 24, 2020 - 5:00 am
The current outbreak of coronavirus has millions on edge about what to expect next. While doctors report this is the same family as the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus, officials can now say it appears to be a new disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (...
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Minnesota, Wetlands, BWCA, Boundary Waters
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WCCO Radio Newsroom
January 23, 2020 - 11:05 am
The Trump administration appears ready to move ahead with its plan to remove protections for some of the nation's millions of miles of streams, wetlands and arroyos, completing one of its most far-reaching environmental rollbacks. A major project on Minnesota's Iron Range is one project that could...
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In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)
AP
January 23, 2020 - 4:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House prosecutors faced fidgeting senators as they rolled out their case against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, the trial's previous session having lasted a fatigue-inducing 13 hours. Trump was busy himself, returning from an international business conference but finding...
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