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In this Jan. 31, 2020, file photo, a masked worker cleans a street in the Chinatown district in San Francisco. Police and volunteers have increased their street presence after a series of violent attacks against older Asian residents in Bay Area cities stoked fear and subdued the celebratory mood leading up to the Lunar New Year. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File) Ben Margot/AP

Anger And Fear As Asian American Seniors Targeted In Bay Area Attacks

Business and civil rights groups in California are demanding action after a recent surge of xenophobic violence against Asian Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area left one person dead and others badly injured. The brazen, mostly daylight assaults have rattled nerves in communities ahead of Friday’s Lunar New Year holiday. Continue Reading Anger And Fear As Asian American Seniors Targeted In Bay Area Attacks

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Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump - Senate floor - February 9, 2021

Senate Votes 57-43 On Impeachment Charge, Not Enough To Convict; 7 GOP Vote ‘Guilty’

A majority of senators voted to convict Trump — 57 to 43, including seven Republicans. But two-thirds, or 67 votes, is needed to convict. It was the second time Trump was acquitted in an impeachment trial. The seven GOP senators who voted to convict Trump Saturday were: Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. Continue Reading Senate Votes 57-43 On Impeachment Charge, Not Enough To Convict; 7 GOP Vote ‘Guilty’

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A census supporter holds up a sign during a 2020 rally in New York City. CREDIT: Gabriele Holtermann-Gorden/Sipa USA via Reuters

6-Month Delay In Census Redistricting Data Could Complicate 2022 Mid-Term Elections

Dogged by the coronavirus pandemic and the Trump administration’s interference with the census schedule, the latest expected release date — six months past the March 31 legal deadline — could throw upcoming elections into chaos in states facing tight redistricting deadlines for Congress, as well as state and local offices. Continue Reading 6-Month Delay In Census Redistricting Data Could Complicate 2022 Mid-Term Elections

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In this image from video, Michael van der Veen, an attorney for former President Donald Trump, answers a question from Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. CREDIT: Senate Television via AP

Impeachment Trial Day 4: Trump’s Team Wraps Case In Under 3 Hours, Focuses On Free Speech

Attorneys for former President Donald Trump presented a speedy defense argument Friday in the Senate impeachment trial, using less than three hours to make the case the proceedings were a partisan smear campaign by Democrats, and that Trump should be acquitted because his call to “fight” the election was a figure of speech protected by the First Amendment. Continue Reading Impeachment Trial Day 4: Trump’s Team Wraps Case In Under 3 Hours, Focuses On Free Speech

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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member, and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate health committee, introduced legislation to address health care issues such as surprise medical bills and high drug costs. CREDIT: J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Washington U.S. Senator Patty Murray Recounts ‘Horrific’ Encounter With Capitol Insurrectionists

Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, a top Senate Democrat, revealed Friday that she came “inches away” from an encounter with violent rioters during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, speaking publicly about the experience for the first time as the Senate continued the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Continue Reading Washington U.S. Senator Patty Murray Recounts ‘Horrific’ Encounter With Capitol Insurrectionists

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Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump - Senate floor - February 9, 2021

How To Watch, What To Know: Your Guide To The Impeachment Trial Of Donald Trump

We have a special place in history. Never have Americans been so experienced in presidential impeachment as we. Two impeachments in just more than a single year. Nonetheless, experience does not yield understanding. Impeachment is a rare and confusing process. This is just the fourth presidential impeachment in history. And each impeachment process and set of arguments is slightly or dramatically different from the last. Continue Reading How To Watch, What To Know: Your Guide To The Impeachment Trial Of Donald Trump

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Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump - Senate floor - February 9, 2021

Impeachment Trial Day 3: Democrats Wrap Their Case As Trump’s Defense Prepares Friday Arguments

The House impeachment managers concluded their arguments in the Senate trial Thursday with a forceful condemnation of former President Donald Trump, arguing that he should be convicted to send a message that extremism and violence have no place in American politics. Continue Reading Impeachment Trial Day 3: Democrats Wrap Their Case As Trump’s Defense Prepares Friday Arguments

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