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Mariel Triggs, chief executive of MuralNet, tests broadband internet equipment in Fort Washakie on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. CREDIT: Patrick Lawson via AP

Window Opens For Tribes To Seek Federal Licenses For Rural Broadband Access

The Federal Communications Commission opened a window Monday for federally recognized tribes to apply for licenses that could help establish or expand internet access on their lands. The FCC estimates that about one-third of people living on tribal lands don’t have access to high-speed internet, but others say the figure is twice as high. Continue Reading Window Opens For Tribes To Seek Federal Licenses For Rural Broadband Access

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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, Jan. 31, 2020. CREDIT: Steve Helber/AP

Impeachment Trial Winds Down In Closing Arguments, With Final Vote Coming Wednesday

House Democrats and President Trump’s defense team made their final arguments Monday in the Senate impeachment trial before lawmakers vote Wednesday on whether to remove Trump from office. Both sides presented opposing versions of the president’s handling of aid for Ukraine last summer and the impeachment proceedings so far, before ultimately arriving at divergent conclusions. Continue Reading Impeachment Trial Winds Down In Closing Arguments, With Final Vote Coming Wednesday

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President Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk along the South Lawn as they depart from the White House for a weekend trip to Mar-a-Lago in Florida on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. CREDIT: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

Impeachment Trial Heads Toward Finish Line This Week After Senate Republicans Deny Witnesses

The key question of President Trump’s impeachment trial was answered Friday evening: There will be no new witness testimony, including from former national security adviser John Bolton. Final arguments will begin 11 a.m. on Monday and will not exceed four hours total. The House’s impeachment managers and the president’s defense team will receive equal time. Continue Reading Impeachment Trial Heads Toward Finish Line This Week After Senate Republicans Deny Witnesses

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