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United States Navy Specialist Petty Officer 1st Class Shannon Chambers of Long Beach, Calif., looks over a volunteer playbook in the NORAD Tracks Santa center at Peterson Air Force Base, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) 

Operation NORAD Tracks Santa has evolved from a misdirected telephone call in 1955, to high-tech headquarters with 1,500 volunteers at Colorado's Peterson Air Force Base

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In this Dec. 18, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated he was in no hurry to seek new testimony either — as lawmakers remain at an impasse over the form of the trial by the GOP-controlled Senate

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Democrats want senators to hear witness testimony but Republican-controlled Senate could resist in an effort to limit the debate

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks as former Vice President Joe Biden listens during a Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) 

The first half, the candidates spent much of their time making the case for their electability. The second half was filled with friction over money in politics, Afghanistan and experience

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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) 

President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution's ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors

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Circuit Court Judge Joseph H. Loper, Jr., orders bail for Curtis Flowers, whose murder conviction was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court for racial bias. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) 

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Curtis Flowers' conviction in June, finding that prosecutors had shown an unconstitutional pattern of excluding African American jurors

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass gives her opening statement, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) 

It's unclear whether Thursday's debate will happen at all given an unsettled labor union dispute that might require participants to cross a picket line. All seven candidates have said they would not do so

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This Aug. 3, 2017, file photo provided by Mississippi Department of Corrections shows Curtis Flowers. (Mississippi Department of Corrections File via AP, File) 

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned that conviction in June, finding that prosecutors had shown an unconstitutional pattern of excluding African American jurors in the trials of Flowers, who is Black

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Manhattan DA has issued a subpoena but the president is battling to keep his tax, bank and financial records private

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Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., holds up a copy of the U.S. Constitution as she votes on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) 

Today's vote was swift after yesterday's 14-hour session. The House is expected to approve the two articles of impeachment next week, before lawmakers depart for the holidays

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