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McConnell abruptly eases impeachment limits

McConnell abruptly eases impeachment limits

Without comment, the Republican leader quietly submitted an amended proposal after meeting behind closed doors with his senators as the trial opened. The handwritten changes would add the extra day and allow House evidence to be included in the record. There is still deep disagreement about calling additional witnesses.MORE

Raimondo releases proposed $10.2B state budget

Raimondo releases proposed $10.2B state budget

Rhode Island’s governor released a nearly $10.2 billion state budget plan Thursday that she says closes the deficit, invests more in education and proposes to legalize recreational marijuana despite opposition from legislative leaders.MORE

Trump’s trial begins, senators vowing ‘impartial justice’

Trump’s trial begins, senators vowing ‘impartial justice’

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 on the president’s fate. House prosecutors recited the charges, and Chief Justice John Roberts presided in his black Supreme Court robe.MORE

House sending Trump impeachment to Senate, trial to follow

House sending Trump impeachment to Senate, trial to follow

The House voted Wednesday to send two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, delivery set for a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol for only the third such trial in American history. MORE

Governor Raimondo delivers 2020 State of the State Address

Governor Raimondo delivers 2020 State of the State Address

Raimondo typically uses the speech before a joint session of the General Assembly to highlight the progress Rhode Island has made in recent years and outline her long-term vision and spending priorities. She wants to invest this year in job training programs, education, public transportation, affordable housing, beaches and the state’s child welfare system.MORE

Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

Iran struck back at the United States for the killing of a top Iranian general early Wednesday, firing a series of surface-to-surface missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops and warning the United States and its allies in the region not to retaliate.MORE

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