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A day of historic impeachment, a Capitol as armed encampment

A day of historic impeachment, a Capitol as armed encampment

WASHINGTON — The scene in the U.S. Capitol seemed jarringly disconnected.
Capitol investigators try to sort real tips from noise

Capitol investigators try to sort real tips from noise

WASHINGTON — Potential threats and leads are pouring in to law enforcement agencies nationwide after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The challenge is now figuring out what's real and what's just noise.
McConnell open to convicting Trump in impeachment trial

McConnell open to convicting Trump in impeachment trial

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pointedly did not rule out that he might eventually vote to convict the now twice-impeached President Donald Trump, but he also blocked a quick Senate impeachment trial.

3 peacekeepers killed, 6 wounded by attack in northern Mali

BAMAKO, Mali — Three United Nations peacekeepers died and six more were wounded Wednesday in northern Mali hours before the U.N.
Japan widens virus emergency to 7 more areas as cases surge

Japan widens virus emergency to 7 more areas as cases surge

TOKYO — Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency to seven more prefectures Wednesday, affecting more than half the population amid a surge in infections across the country.
US to block cotton from China region targeted in crackdown

US to block cotton from China region targeted in crackdown

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government announced Wednesday that it will halt imports of cotton and tomatoes from the Uighur region of China in its most sweeping action yet to pressure the Communist Party over its campaign against ethnic minorities.
Tesla balks at touch screen recall, US agency takes action

Tesla balks at touch screen recall, US agency takes action

DETROIT — Tesla Inc. is balking at recalling about 159,000 vehicles with potentially defective touch screens, so U.S. safety regulators are moving to force the company to take action.
Ex.-Michigan Gov. Snyder charged in Flint water crisis

Ex.-Michigan Gov. Snyder charged in Flint water crisis

LANSING, Mich. — Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was charged Wednesday with wilful neglect of duty after an investigation of ruinous decisions that left Flint with lead-contaminated water and a regional outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.
Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.
Illinois replaces longest-serving legislative leader in US

Illinois replaces longest-serving legislative leader in US

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois House on Wednesday elected its first Black speaker to replace the longest-serving legislative leader in modern U.S. history, picking Democratic Rep.
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