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Trump didn't testify on day 2 of his Senate impeachment trial, but he still did all the talking

President Donald Trump speaks at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images House impeachment managers relied heavily on Trump's statements, speeches, and tweets to build a case against him. In other words, Trump didn't testify at his impeachment trial, but he still did most of the talking. Impeachment managers played hours of footage showing how Trump's lies paved the way for the Capitol siege. Visit the Business section of Insider for m...
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Sen. Mitt Romney says he thanked Officer Eugene Goodman after new video showed him leading the senator away from the mob during the Capitol riot

"I just again told him how much I appreciated him, making sure that I was out of harm's way," Romney said of Goodman. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images New video shows Officer Eugene Goodman leading Sen. Mitt Romney to safety during the Capitol riot. Goodman had previously been hailed as a hero for leading the pro-Trump mob away from the Senate chamber. After seeing the new video during Trump's impeachment trial, Romney said he thanked Goodman. Visit the Business section ...
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Biden announces sanctions targeting Myanmar military leaders to urge them to release detained elected leaders

Military soldiers with tanks and police truck block the road near parliament in Naypyidaw in Myanmar on February 1, 2021. Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Biden announced sanctions against military leaders in Myanmar following their coup.  The initial rounds of individuals sanctioned will be announced this week.  Biden also called on the military to release officials, including civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe B...
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Ige extends eviction moratorium, discusses furloughs, budget cuts as economy slumps, Green urges vaccinations for 65+ starting March 1, fireworks bills advance, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Grocery checkout workers in Hawaii ©2021 All Hawaii News One In Five Hawaii Workers Are Unemployed, Underemployed, Or Have Quit Looking. Using the  broad assessment of the labor market called the U6 unemployment rate, almost 20% of Hawaii workers are not fully employed. Hawaii Public Radio.=====Saying ‘Labor Savings’ Are Still Needed, Ige Proposes Cuts To Pay, Benefits. The governor’s latest financial plan calls for $285 million in cuts to public employee costs over 2 years. Civil Beat.Go...
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Senators got teary-eyed, lost their appetites, and expressed anger after House impeachment managers' new video footage showed how close they were to danger

In this image from video, a security video shows Vice President Mike Pence being evacuated as rioters breach the Capitol, as House impeachment manager Del. Stacey Plaskett, D-Virgin Islands, 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 Democratic impeachment managers continued to make their case during Trump's second impeachment trial.  Impeachment managers sha...
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US-China relations: Details released of Biden's first call with Xi

The US president brought up human rights abuses, Hong Kong and Taiwan, the White House said.
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The White House is expected to put a refugee advocate in charge of reuniting separated migrant families, per report

In June 2018, activists marched past the White House to protest the Trump administration's separation of children from immigrant parents. Alex Brandon/AP The Biden administration has inherited the task of reuniting migrant families separated under Trump. NBC News reported that the White House is likely to put a refugee advocate in charge of the effort. Michelle Brané would be a welcome leader to the task force which is mostly made up of government officials. Visit the Business section ...
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Sen. Tom Cotton denies asking staffer to bring him a gun during US Capitol siege

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) questions President Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Defense, retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee at the US Capitol on January 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images Sen. Tom Cotton denies asking an aide to bring him a gun during the Capitol Siege on January 6. A spokesperson challenged a CNN report that he'd asked for a firearm. Cotton declined to challenge the final result of...
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White House announces 3 new mass vaccination sites in Texas; Feds investigate massive counterfeit mask operation: Live COVID-19 updates

34% of Americans also now know someone who has died from COVID-19, survey shows. Chicago teachers are going back to the classroom. COVID-19 updates.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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The Dallas Mavericks have refrained from playing the national anthem before home games

The Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks kneel during the national anthem before an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Kim Klement/ AP Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, opted not to play the national anthem before home games. Cuban said he supports his players kneeling during the national anthem as a form of protest. NBA rulebook states players must stand during the national anthem, but the rule has not been enforced. Visit the Busines...
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Biden Speaks With China's Xi in Their First Call Since U.S. Election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden spoke to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Wednesday, the White House said, his first direct...
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White House Names SolarWinds Response Leader Amid Criticism

The White House says a senior national security official is leading the U.S. response to a massive breach of government departments and private corporations discovered late last year.
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Impeachment managers highlight Trump's inaction after his supporters breached the US Capitol

Democratic House impeachment managers walk through the Capitol to deliver the article of impeachment alleging incitement of insurrection against former President Donald Trump. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Oral arguments kicked off Wednesday in Trump's impeachment trial over the Capitol riot. House impeachment managers went first, and each side will get 16 hours to make its case. The Senate is now adjourned and will resume the trial on Thursday at noon. Visit the Business se...
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Prosecution video shows fleeing lawmakers during riot

By Lisa Mascaro, Eric Tucker, Mary Clare Jalonick and Jill Colvin | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Prosecutors unveiled chilling new security video in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Wednesday, showing the mob of rioters breaking into the Capitol, smashing windows and doors and searching menacingly for Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as overwhelmed police begged on their radios for help. In the previously unreleased recordings, the House prosecutors displayed gripping sc...
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12 Moments That Showed How Important Representation Is For Kids

From Barack Obama touching a boy's hair to the impact of "Hamilton," these examples highlight the power of diversity.
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Fiona Hill said she considered 'faking' a medical emergency 'with a loud blood curdling scream' to disrupt Trump's disastrous Helsinki summit with Putin

Fiona Hill, former senior director for Europe and Russia on the National Security Council, departs after testifying at a House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott REUTERS/Loren Elliott Fiona Hill said she considered faking a medical emergency to disrupt the Trump-Putin Helsinki summit. "My initial thought was just 'How can I end this?'" Hill told the ...
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LIVE: Sen. Romney responds to new video from Capitol riot where he was steered away from the mob, 'I was very fortunate indeed that Officer Goodman was there'

Democratic House impeachment managers walk through the Capitol to deliver the article of impeachment alleging incitement of insurrection against former President Donald Trump. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Oral arguments kicked off Wednesday in Trump's impeachment trial over the Capitol riot. House impeachment managers went first, and each side will get 16 hours to make its case. Scroll down for a recap of day one and to follow Insider's live coverage. Visit the Business sec...
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LIVE: Watch as impeachment manager Madeleine Dean tears up while recalling how Trump supporters used the American flag to breach the Capitol

Democratic House impeachment managers walk through the Capitol to deliver the article of impeachment alleging incitement of insurrection against former President Donald Trump. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Oral arguments kicked off Wednesday in Trump's impeachment trial over the Capitol riot. House impeachment managers went first, and each side will get 16 hours to make its case. Scroll down for a recap of day one and to follow Insider's live coverage. Visit the Business sec...
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The Fed says US unemployment is actually about 10% - nearly double the official rate and matching the worst of the Great Recession

Reuters Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said on Wednesday that the actual US unemployment rate is likely higher than its officially recorded level of 6.3%. The Fed chair said adjusting federal data to reflect certain trends would cause it to be nearly 10%.  It's a level nearly twice as large as the official rate and one matching the worst of the Great Recession a decade ago. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said on Wednesday t...
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LIVE: House manager Eric Swalwell says he texted his wife goodbye amid the siege, saying, 'I love you and the babies. Please hug them for me.'

Democratic House impeachment managers walk through the Capitol to deliver the article of impeachment alleging incitement of insurrection against former President Donald Trump. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Oral arguments kicked off Wednesday in Trump's impeachment trial over the Capitol riot. House impeachment managers went first, and each side will get 16 hours to make its case. Scroll down for a recap of day one and to follow Insider's live coverage. Visit the Business sec...
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Impeachment manager chokes up describing 'terrifying banging' on House chamber doors amid Capitol attack

Rep. Madeleine Dean said she would "never forget" the "terrifying banging" she heard on the House chamber doors on January 6. Getty Images Rep. Madeleine Dean teared up as she discussed the Capitol attack during Trump's impeachment trial. Dean said she would "never forget" the "terrifying banging" she heard on the House chamber doors. "The truth is, this attack never would've happened but for Donald Trump," Dean said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Impeachment mana...
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WATCH: House impeachment managers show new footage of Officer Eugene Goodman saving Mitt Romney from the Capitol rioters

Impeachment manager Stacey Plaskett on Wednesday broke down previously unseen footage from the Capitol riot. Getty Images House impeachment managers will air previously unseen footage of the Capitol siege on Wednesday. The footage will show "extreme violence" and "just how close Trump's mob" came to lawmakers, per multiple reports. House impeachment managers also showed graphic footage of the Capitol attack at the trial on Tuesday. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Th...
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Is One Day a Week Enough? Biden's School Goal Draws Blowback

President Joe Biden is being accused of backpedaling on his pledge to reopen the nation’s schools after the White House added fine print to his promise.
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Black History Month: A salute to those who served in the military

Black people have served in the American military since the Revolutionary War, including through slavery and segregation. The 2020 Portrait of African American Active Duty and Civilian Employment in the U.S. Department of Defense offered this outlook: In the news Gen. Lloyd Austin III On Jan. 22, Austin became the 28th U.S. defense secretary for the Biden administration. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and served in the Army from 1975 to 2016, where he retired as a four-star g...
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South Bay’s Rep. Ted Lieu presents arguments at Trump impeachment trial

Rep. Ted Lieu, D- Torrance, took center stage briefly during the U.S. Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Feb. 10, alleging that Trump had run out of non-violent options before inciting the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. “After his  efforts in the courts and threatening officials failed, he turned to privately attacking members of his own party,” Lieu said. Lieu, a former prosecutor, has made a name for himself nationally in recent years with repeated soc...
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Former Trump Navy secretary says he should not have used profanity in a speech to sailors upset their captain was fired

Former Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jake McClung Former Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly wrote Wednesday that he made some mistakes. He wrote that he should have checked his anger and avoided using profanity in a speech to sailors. The speech to the COVID-stricken aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt ended his career. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly wrote Wedne...
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'Shocking violence, bloodshed, and pain': Impeachment manager warns parents about letting children watch graphic footage from the Capitol attack

C-SPAN The lead House impeachment manager warned parents about letting kids watch Trump's Senate trial. Rep. Jamie Raskin warned that graphic footage from the Capitol riot would be shown. "The insurrection brought shocking violence, bloodshed, and pain in the nation's capitol," Raskin said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin on Wednesday warned parents and teachers about allowing children to watch former President Donal...
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LIVE: Impeachment manager highlights Trump's myriad legal - and potentially illegal - efforts to overturn the election

Democratic House impeachment managers walk through the Capitol to deliver the article of impeachment alleging incitement of insurrection against former President Donald Trump. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool Oral arguments kicked off Wednesday in Trump's impeachment trial over the Capitol riot. House impeachment managers went first, and each side will get 16 hours to make its case. Scroll down for a recap of day one and to follow Insider's live coverage. Visit the Business sec...
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Republican senators doodled, put their feet up, and read while Democratic impeachment managers made their case against Trump

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) gestures toward reporters following the weekly Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol October 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Several GOP senators appeared to distract themselves as Democrats presented their impeachment case against Trump.  A maskless Sen. Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican, doodled and drew a picture of what appeared to be the Capitol building.  Sen. Mike Braun, an Indiana Republican, appeared to be falling asleep at...
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Call me maybe? Disquiet in Israel that Biden has yet to phone Netanyahu

Israel’s former UN envoy tweets frustration and wrong phone number for PM, who forged close ties with Donald TrumpIt has been three weeks since Joe Biden’s inauguration and Benjamin Netanyahu has yet to receive a call from the White House. The Israeli prime minister has let it be known he is not happy but he is waiting by the phone.Danny Danon, the head of World Likud, the global arm of Netanyahu’s party, tweeted a message to Biden on Wednesday, pointedly listing all the countries whose leaders ...
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