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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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


Jersey City's mayor Steven Fulop, right, and the Director of Public Safety James Shea talk to reporters across the street from a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, N.J., Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) 

The Mayor refused to call it an anti-Semitic attack but said surveillance video showed the gunmen driving slowly then stopping outside a kosher grocery store, where they calmly got out of their van and immediately opened fire


In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)  

In its ruling, the Superior Court upheld the right of prosecutors to call other accusers to bolster their case


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