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Republican split widens as most senators stick with the Trump base while his GOP opponents fear the party has abandoned moderates and the middle ground

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The Senate on Saturday acquitted Donald Trump of inciting the horrific attack on the U.S. Capitol in a 57-43 vote, 10 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed for conviction. Seven Republicans broke from their party to find Trump guilty

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In this Jan. 29. 2021 frame from a Rochester Police Department body-camera video, a 9-year-old Black girl is handcuffed in custody in a cruiser after police used pepper spray on her as she screamed for her father. (Rochester Police Department via AP, File) 

Research shows Black children are often viewed as being older than they are, and are more likely to be seen as threatening or dangerous.

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In this image from video, Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, speaks during the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (Senate Television via AP) 

The day's proceedings were unfolding after an emotional start to the trial that left the former president fuming Tuesday when his attorneys delivered a meandering defense and failed to halt the trial

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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says even though the country is in a "deep hole" with millions of jobs lost, President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion relief plan could bring enough growth to restore full employment in 2022

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Frustration over cancelled family visits, delayed court proceedings and poor conditions boils over into violence

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For a guilty verdict two-thirds of the senators present would have to vote to convict former President Trump of incitement to insurrection, but all 100 senators will have to sit quietly as they hear hours of graphic testimony about his words and actions

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined at left by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the majority whip, speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) 

By moving on a fast track, the goal for Democrats is to have COVID relief approved by March

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In this Saturday, May 21, 2016, file photo, Nikole Hannah-Jones attends the 75th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony in New York. Proposals in Arkansas, Iowa and Mississippi would prohibit schools from using the New York Times' “1619 Project," that focused on slavery's legacy. Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize for the lead essay in the project. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) 

Though Trump is out of the White House and his "patriotic education" commission has been disbanded, the cause hasn't died

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In this Friday, June 19, 2020 file photo, a protester holds a sign that reads "BLACK LIVES MATTER" during a Juneteenth rally outside the Brooklyn Museum, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) 

Stacey Abrams was nominated by Norwegian lawmaker Lars Haltbrekken who said, "Abrams' work follows in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s footsteps in the fight for equality before the law and for civil rights”

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