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Trump impeachment: Historic Senate trial begins as McConnell caves on 'disgraceful' evidence rules

Trump impeachment: Historic Senate trial begins as McConnell caves on 'disgraceful' evidence rulesDonald Trump’s lawyers and Democrats arguing for his removal from office clashed on Tuesday over the powers of his office, as the president’s legal team echoed his allegations about the House investigation that led to his impeachment.House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff used his lengthy opening statement to warn senators to resist transforming Mr Trump into “a monarch” by allowing him to set the terms of a trial that will determine whether he is ousted from the Oval Office. But White House counsel Pat Cipollone responded on the first day of Mr Trump’s impeachment trial by alleging House Democrats put forth “fraudulent” evidence and “have no case.”



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Trump impeachment: Nancy Pelosi threatens Trump with fresh uncertainty after historic House vote

Trump impeachment: Nancy Pelosi threatens Trump with fresh uncertainty after historic House voteSpeaker Nancy Pelosi has refused to say when Donald Trump’s trial in the Senate will go ahead, creating fresh uncertainty for the president after he was impeached by the House.Speaking to reporters shortly after the House passed two articles of impeachment against Mr Trump, she repeatedly refused to specify when they would be sent to the upper chamber. She said that would only happen if the Senate agreed to a fair process.



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Trump on brink of impeachment as House readies historic vote

Trump on brink of impeachment as House readies historic votePresident Donald Trump is on the cusp of being impeached by the House, with a historic debate set Wednesday on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress ahead of votes that will leave a defining mark on his tenure at the White House. Trump, who would be just the third U.S. president to be impeached, on Tuesday fired off a furious letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi denouncing the “vicious crusade” against him, but he also acknowledged he was powerless to stop the expected outcome. Pelosi, who warned earlier this year against pursuing a strictly partisan impeachment, nonetheless has the numbers from Democrats to approve it.



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Hundreds of Indian Sikhs make historic pilgrimage to Pakistan

Hundreds of Indian Sikhs make historic pilgrimage to PakistanHundreds of Indian Sikhs made a historic pilgrimage to Pakistan on Saturday, crossing through a white gate to reach one of their religion’s holiest sites, after a landmark deal between the two countries separated by the 1947 partition of the subcontinent. Cheering Sikhs walked joyfully along the road from Dera Baba Nanak in India towards the new immigration hall that would allow them to pass through a secure land corridor into Pakistan, in a rare example of cooperation between the nuclear-armed countries divided by decades of enmity. Buses were waiting on the Pakistani side to carry them along the corridor to the shrine to Sikhism’s founder Guru Nanak, which lies in Kartarpur, a small town just four kilometres (2.5 miles) inside Pakistan where he is believed to have died.



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A former Oklahoma prisoner told us what it was like to be part of Monday's historic mass release of more than 450 inmates

A former Oklahoma prisoner told us what it was like to be part of Monday's historic mass release of more than 450 inmatesCalista Ortiz, 26, had her drug possession conviction commuted on Monday and released in the largest single-day prison release in US history.



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Kansas City votes to remove King's name from historic street

Kansas City votes to remove King's name from historic streetKansas City voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved removing Dr. Martin Luther King’s name from one of the city’s most historic boulevards, less than a year after the city council decided to rename The Paseo for the civil rights icon. Unofficial results vote showed the proposal to remove King’s name received nearly 70% of the vote, with just over 30% voting to retain King’s name. The debate over the name of the 10-mile (16.1 kilometer) boulevard on the city’s mostly black east side began shortly after the council’s decision in January to rename The Paseo for King.



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Trump news – live: President rages over historic impeachment vote as White House expert reveals details of Ukraine policy

Trump news – live: President rages over historic impeachment vote as White House expert reveals details of Ukraine policyThe House of Representatives has voted to formalise the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump, establishing key ground rules before the investigation and setting up a potentially explosive public hearing phase.Tim Morrison, the National Security Council’s top Russia adviser who reportedly said the administration’s dealings with Ukraine gave him “a sinking feeling”, is testifying today, while lawyers for the president’s former national security adviser John Bolton say he will appear before the House panel next week should a subpoena be issued.



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4 feet deep: Historic 'winter' storm means September snow day for kids in Browning, Montana

4 feet deep: Historic 'winter' storm means September snow day for kids in Browning, MontanaKids in Browning, Montana, were gifted with that rare September snow day Monday after a historically early winter storm pounded parts of the West.



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San Francisco approves historic ban of e-cigarette sales, a first for a major US city

San Francisco approves historic ban of e-cigarette sales, a first for a major US citySan Francisco officials approved a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes Tuesday, making it the first major U.S. city to pass such a restriction.



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'We Have Taken an Historic Decision.' Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Addresses Nation On Kashmir Move

'We Have Taken an Historic Decision.' Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Addresses Nation On Kashmir MoveIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation after his government revoked Kashmir's constitutionally-enshrined special status



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