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United States Senate: Upper house of the United States Congress
The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which, along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprises the legislature of the United States. The Senate chamber is located in the north wing of the Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C.

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Factbox: 'They don't have the material' - Quotes on Trump's Senate impeachment trial

Here are some key quotes from Wednesday, the first day the U.S. Senate heard the Democrats' case for removing President Donald Trump from office.
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Protester shouting 'dismiss the charges' briefly interrupts Trump impeachment trial

A protester burst into the Senate visitor gallery shouting "dismiss the charges" during U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Wednesday, only to be quickly subdued and led away in..
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Schiff: Nothing more dangerous than president acting with impunity [Video]Schiff: Nothing more dangerous than president acting with impunity

The lead Democratic prosecutor, Representative Adam Schiff, said in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday that "nothing could be more dangerous to a democracy than a commander in chief who believed that he..

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Trump's lawyers 'loose with the truth' like him: Schumer [Video]Trump's lawyers 'loose with the truth' like him: Schumer

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday before opening arguments began in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, the lawyers for Trump 'seemed' to be 'loose with the truth'..

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Donald Trump: Impeachment trial a 'total hoax' [Video]Donald Trump: Impeachment trial a 'total hoax'

President Donald Trump is leaving the World Economic Forum in Switzerland with bullish talk on the US economy and lashing out at his Senate impeachment trial back in Washington. Mr Trump called a..

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Senate approves rules for Trump impeachment trial [Video]Senate approves rules for Trump impeachment trial

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate voted early on Wednesday on party lines to approve the rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, rejecting Democratic efforts to obtain evidence and..

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Senate rejects bid for documents in Trump impeachment trial [Video]Senate rejects bid for documents in Trump impeachment trial

The Republican-controlled Senate blocked a Democratic bid to force the White House to produce more documents and evidence on Tuesday, in a sign the third impeachment trial in U.S. history could proceed..

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Trump impeachment trial begins in Washington D.C. [Video]Trump impeachment trial begins in Washington D.C.

Four days of opening arguments await as the impeachment trial against Donald Trump formally begins in Washington D.C. Senate rules say the trial must proceed six days a week - all but Sunday - until it..

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Impeachment veteran makes case for evidence [Video]Impeachment veteran makes case for evidence

Democratic Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, the only member of Congress to work on both the Nixon and Clinton impeachment hearings, on Tuesday made the case for evidence to be produced by the White House for..

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Schiff, Trump's lawyer make initial cases to Senate [Video]Schiff, Trump's lawyer make initial cases to Senate

U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, the House Democrat leading the impeachment case against President Donald Trump, and White House counsel Pat Cipollone argued their points for and against removing the..

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Democrats call Senate impeachment rules a 'cover-up' [Video]Democrats call Senate impeachment rules a 'cover-up'

Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff, leading the U.S. House of Representatives team charged with arguing that President Donald Trump must be removed from office, on Tuesday said that the process being considered..

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McConnell, Schumer spar over Trump impeachment 'rules' [Video]McConnell, Schumer spar over Trump impeachment 'rules'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the Trump impeachment 'rules' he introduced in the Senate are modeled after those from the Clinton impeachment trial. Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer,..

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Davos 2020: Trump lavishes praise on US economy [Video]Davos 2020: Trump lavishes praise on US economy

US president gives keynote speech on the day his impeachment trial begins in the Senate.

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McConnell vows to block any early votes on Trump trial witnesses [Video]McConnell vows to block any early votes on Trump trial witnesses

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he would move to set aside any efforts by Democrats to force an early vote on subpoenaing witnesses and documents during afternoon..

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Schumer: McConnell wants to 'cover up' for Trump [Video]Schumer: McConnell wants to 'cover up' for Trump

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of rigging U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with proposed rules that would prevent witnesses from..

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Schiff on Senate rules: 'This is the process for a rigged trial' [Video]Schiff on Senate rules: 'This is the process for a rigged trial'

Democratic Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, one of the House impeachment managers, slammed Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's proposed Senate trial rules.

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House Democrats say Trump endangers U.S. security [Video]House Democrats say Trump endangers U.S. security

Democratic U.S. lawmakers leading the impeachment case against Republican President Donald Trump said on Saturday the president must be removed from office to protect national security and preserve the..

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French Senate approves bill allowing IVF for single women, lesbians

France's Senate voted on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would allow single women and lesbian couples access to in-vitro fertilization (IVF), the first major social reform of President Emmanuel..
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Democrats launch first salvo at Trump impeachment trial, warn that world is watching

Democrats accused President Donald Trump at the start of his impeachment trial on Wednesday of a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him get re-elected and warned that America's global prestige..
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Opening of Trump impeachment trial draws 11 million TV viewers

About 11 million TV viewers watched the start of the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Tuesday when lawmakers sparred for hours over witnesses and records for the historic..
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Mich. residents react to ongoing impeachment trial

Americans doubt the Senate impeachment trial will do anything to change their minds about whether President Donald Trump should be removed from office. That's according to a poll from The Associated..
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Rebuke From Roberts Signals His Limited Role in Trump’s Senate Trial

A call for civility by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. underscores the delicate balance he is trying to maintain.
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Democrat Schumer: impeachment witness trade involving Hunter Biden "off the table"

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday ruled out a so-called witness trade in which Republicans call witnesses Democrats want in exchange for former Vice President Joe Biden's son..
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In Impeachment Case, Schiff Accuses Trump of Trying ‘to Cheat’ in Election

The House impeachment managers began presenting their oral arguments against President Trump in the Senate trial, arguing that his conduct warranted his removal.
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Democrats launch first salvo at trial, accuse Trump of corrupt scheme

The lead Democratic prosecutor accused President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday of setting up a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him win re-election..
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Pompeo says will travel to Ukraine 'before too long' amid impeachment trial

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he would travel to Ukraine sometime soon, but gave no date for his planned visit to the country central to President Donald Trump's Senate..
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In opening salvo, Trump accused at trial of corrupt Ukraine scheme

The lead Democratic prosecutor accused President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday of setting up a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him win re-election..
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Trump accused at trial of 'corrupt scheme' to pressure Ukraine

The lead Democratic prosecutor accused President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday of setting up a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him win re-election..
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Told to behave, sides in Trump trial to make their case

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will hear opening arguments in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Wednesday, beginning several days of argument on whether to remove Trump from office.
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Factbox: Here's the team arguing for Trump's removal in the Senate

Starting on Wednesday, seven members of the House of Representatives will try to convince the U.S. Senate that President Donald Trump should be removed from office.
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Impeachment Trial: Live Updates of Opening Arguments

Trump hurled insults at House Democrats from Davos as the impeachment managers prepared to lay out their case in the Senate for removing him from office.
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Trump says he has 'great confidence in Senate'

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he had great confidence in the US Senate as it plunged into his impeachment trial. (Jan. 22)  
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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts tells both sides in impeachment trial to 'remember where they are'

"Those addressing the Senate should remember where they are," Roberts told the panels. He told them to "use language conducive to civil discourse."
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Impeachment Schedule Explained: Why the Trial Could Last Weeks

The rules adopted by the Senate early Wednesday lay out a timeline for a trial that could be over in two weeks — or stretch much longer.
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The rules for the Trump impeachment trial are set after fiery marathon Senate session: Here's what happened

The general procedures outlining how the impeachment trial will move forward were set after a Senate session that stretched into early Wednesday.
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AP Top Stories January 22 A

Here's the latest for Wednesday January 22nd: Impeachment trial rules set; Chief Justice Roberts admonishes both sides in Senate trial; President Trump hopes for "big deal" at economic forum;..
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Democrats to make opening arguments in Trump impeachment trial

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will hear opening arguments in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Wednesday, beginning up to six days of presentations on the question of whether Trump..
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Pete Buttigieg Traverses Iowa, Trying to Channel Obama and Sway the Undecided

With three of his top rivals pinned down at the Senate impeachment trial, Mr. Buttigieg has seized the opportunity to camp out in the state, largely below the radar.
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Senate approves impeachment trial rules

The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump's impeachment trial with Republicans solidly rejecting Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump's offenses. (Jan. 22)  
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Senate trial of President Donald Trump resumes with House Democrats arguing their case

House impeachment managers, led by Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., have 24 hours, over three days, to argue their case against Trump.
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Senate approves Trump impeachment trial plan, rejects Democrats on documents, witnesses

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate voted early on Wednesday on party lines to approve the rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, rejecting Democratic efforts to obtain evidence and..
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Senate adopts trial rules after bitter debate over evidence.

Under the rules, the House managers and Mr. Trump’s lawyers will each have 24 hours over three days to argue their cases. Senators will have 16 hours to ask questions, submitted in writing.
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After 12 hours of deliberation, the Senate adjourns.

The Senate will reopen as a court of impeachment Wednesday afternoon, when the House impeachment managers are expected to give opening arguments.
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Senate rejects request for more time to respond to motions.

The request by Democrats would have offered more time to respond to any motions that might be made during the trial.
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Senate rejects Democratic bid to ensure votes on witnesses.

The move would have guaranteed that senators would eventually take a vote on specific requests for witnesses, and to hear from them on the floor of the Senate
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Senate rejects bid to subpoena Bolton for testimony.

The former national security adviser said this month that he would comply with a Senate subpoena if he received one.
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Debate between Nadler and Cipollone grows testy.

The two men hurled undisguised barbs at each other on the Senate floor.
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Senate turns back amendment over admission of evidence.

Democrats insisted the measure would have prevented the selective admission of evidence by President Trump’s team.
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Senate blocks push to hear from 2 administration officials

The amendment would have subpoenaed Michael P. Duffey, a White House budget office official, and Robert B. Blair, a top adviser to the White House chief of staff.
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Senate rejects Democrats on documents, witness in Trump impeachment trial

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate blocked Democratic attempts on Tuesday to obtain evidence and call a witness in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, an early sign the proceeding could..
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Senate rejects effort to subpoena documents from the Pentagon

It is the fifth Democratic-led amendment the Senate has rejected.
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Late night of debate takes its toll on the Senate

An aide to Senator Cory Booker shared on Twitter a picture of staff aides carrying 10 large pizzas into the Senate.
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Negotiations to truncate debate on witnesses and evidence yields no deal.

Such a move would have allowed the Senate to debate and vote on the requests once, instead of individually.
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Democrats push to hear witness testimony from Mulvaney

The debate raises the larger question of whether any Republican senators will join Democrats in insisting that senior administration officials appear before the Senate.
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A sketch artist captures the scene inside the chamber

Only government-operated cameras are permitted in the Senate chamber, but there is no rule against reporters bringing in a pad and a pencil.
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Four Senators Are Trying to Be in 2 Places at Once. Here’s How.

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar and Michael Bennet are all on jury duty for the Senate impeachment trial. They’re also running for president.
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Senate's McConnell eases marathon late-night impeachment schedule

The septuagenarian members of the U.S. Senate could get a little more sleep during President Donald Trump's impeachment trial after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell backed off a plan for 48 hours..
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Senate blocks Democrats’ bid to subpoena White House documents

The administration refused to provide the documents — including correspondence among the president and his top national security aides — during the House impeachment inquiry.
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Democrats continue to press their case over Senate rules

The first party-line defeat of a Democratic demand for documents made it clear that Republicans have the votes to hold off Democrats in the impeachment trial for now.
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Partisan Rules Debate Rages as Senate Opens Trump Impeachment Trial

Republicans made last-minute changes to the rules to placate moderates, but Democrats called them an outrage.
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