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The Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared ready Wednesday to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program and make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states.

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press January 23, 2020
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Chinese authorities Thursday moved to lock down three cities that are home to more than 18 million people in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds and spread to other parts of the world during the busy Lunar New Year travel period.

By KEN MORITSUGU, Associated Press January 23, 2020
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Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead impeachment manager, took a conciliatory tone at President Donald Trump's Senate trial on Wednesday after Chief Justice John Roberts had admonished House prosecutors and Trump's defense team for using language that was "not conducive to civil discourse."

January 22, 2020
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The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak's epicenter was hospitalized near Seattle.

By CARLA K. JOHNSON and MIKE STOBBE, Associated Press January 22, 2020
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Chief Justice John Roberts drew little attention to himself in the beginning 12 hours of his first impeachment trial. But it was just before 1 a.m., as tempers on the floor had started to wear thin, that he reminded senators, House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump's defense team who was in charge.

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press January 22, 2020
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The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Tuesday with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two late-night sessions and Democrats arguing for more witnesses to expose Trump’s “trifecta” of offenses.

By LISA MASCARO, Associated Press January 21, 2020
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President Donald Trump's impeachment trial quickly burst into a partisan fight Tuesday as proceedings began unfolding at the Capitol.

January 21, 2020
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The nation is marking the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with tributes Monday recalling his past struggles for racial equality, observing the federal holiday named for him against the backdrop of a presidential election year.

By JEFF AMY, Associated Press January 20, 2020
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President Donald Trump’s defense team and the prosecutors of his impeachment are laying out their arguments over whether his conduct toward Ukraine warrants his removal from office.

By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press January 20, 2020
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U.S. health officials announced Friday that they will begin screening airline passengers arriving from central China for a new virus that has sickened dozens and killed two, prompting worries about a new international outbreak.

By Associated Press January 17, 2020
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In a bid to solidify his evangelical base, President Donald Trump took steps Thursday to give religious organizations easier access to federal programs and he reaffirmed students' rights to pray in public schools.

By COLLIN BINKLEY, Associated Press January 17, 2020
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The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding.

By LISA MASCARO, Associated Press January 16, 2020
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The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday.

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer January 16, 2020
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Some key takeaways from Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, the final forum before the Iowa caucuses:

By THOMAS BEAUMONT and NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press January 15, 2020
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday named two House chairmen who led President Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry as prosecutors for Trump's Senate trial.

By LISA MASCARO, Associated Press January 15, 2020
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The House is preparing to vote Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate to start the historic trial, several people told The Associated Press.

By LISA MASCARO, Associated Press January 14, 2020
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In this era of bottomless mimosas, craft beers and ever-present happy hours, it’s striking to recall that 100 years ago the United States imposed a nationwide ban on the production and sale of all types of alcohol.

By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer January 14, 2020
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Princes William and Harry slammed a newspaper report Monday describing a severe strain in their relationship, calling the story offensive and potentially harmful as they embark on talks regarding the future of the British monarchy.

By FRANK AUGSTEIN, Associated Press January 13, 2020
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President Donald Trump says the Senate should simply dismiss the impeachment case against him, an extraordinary suggestion as the House prepares to transmit the charges to the chamber for the historic trial.

By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent January 13, 2020
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U.S. employers added 145,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.5%, signaling that the job market remains strong at the start of 2020 even if hiring and wage gains have slowed somewhat more than a decade into an economic expansion.

By JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer January 10, 2020
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Boeing employees raised doubts among themselves about the safety of the 737 Max, apparently tried to hide problems from federal regulators and ridiculed those responsible for designing and overseeing the jetliner, according to a batch of emails and texts released nearly a year after the aircraft was grounded over two catastrophic crashes.

By DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer January 10, 2020
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Britain's royal family scrambled Thursday to contain the fallout from the surprise announcement by Prince Harry and Meghan that they plan “to step back” from royal duties, a shift that ignited media outrage and public unease in the U.K.

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press January 9, 2020
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President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Iran appears to be “standing down” and no Americans or Iraqis were harmed in Iran's missile strike on two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops.

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press January 8, 2020
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A Ukrainian airliner carrying 176 people crashed on the outskirts of Tehran during a takeoff attempt Wednesday hours after Iran launched its missile attack on U.S. forces, scattering flaming debris and passengers' belongings across farmland and killing everyone on board.

By MOHAMMAD NASIRI, Associated Press January 8, 2020
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Iran struck back at the United States early Wednesday for killing its most powerful military commander, firing a barrage of ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases that house American troops in what the Iranian supreme leader said was a “slap” against the U.S. military presence in the region.

By NASSER KARIMI, AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press January 8, 2020

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