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Face of impeachment: Schiff sets tone with appeals to Senate WASHINGTON - In the otherwise scripted impeachment trial, it was a rare spontaneous moment: Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump's chief defenders, stopped Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead prosecutor, to shake his hand and compliment him on his arguments for Trump's removal.

Schiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' "Do we really have a doubt about the facts here? Does anybody really question whether the president is capable of what he's charged with? No one is really making the argument, 'Donald Trump would never do such a thing' because of course we know that he would, and of course we know that he did," Schiff said after a marathon day of presentations.

Nonprofits worry sale of dot-org universe will raise costs LOS ANGELES - The company that controls the dot-org online universe is putting the registry of domain names up for sale, and the nonprofits that often use the suffix in their websites are raising concerns about the move.

Philippine leader threatens to end US pact over ally's visa MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine president has renewed a threat to terminate an accord that allows American forces to train in the country unless Washington restored a visa of a political ally linked to human rights violations. President Rodrigo Duterte said in an expletives-laced speech Thursday night that he would give notice to the U.S.

3 US firefighters who died in Australia crash identified SYDNEY - The three American firefighters who were killed when the aerial water tanker they were in crashed while battling wildfires in Australia have been identified by their employer. The men who died Thursday in the crash of the C-130 Hercules were Capt.

'I'm better than that': Serena stunned at Australian Open Here is just one measure of how unexpected this result was: The only other time these two women faced each other came at Flushing Meadows last September - the only Slam quarterfinal appearance of Wang's career thus far - and Williams needed all of 44 minutes to dominate her way to a 6-1, 6-0 victory.

Alaska pot shops to be among 1st in US to allow consumption JUNEAU, Alaska - Marijuana shops in Alaska will be among the first nationally where onsite use would be permitted. Alaska's legal marijuana industry hit the milestone Thursday as regulators approved the first retail stores in the state that will be allowed to have customers smoke or consume marijuana products on site.

Brunk leads Indiana to 67-63 win over No. 11 Michigan - Joey Brunk scored 14 points, including a key layup with a minute left to play, and Jerome Hunter made two late free throws Thursday night to close out Indiana's 67-63 victory over No. 11 Michigan State. The Hoosiers have won two straight and four of their last five.

Movie Review: Downey's 'Dolittle' does little new with talking animal gimmick "Doctor Dolittle" has been a family favorite for a century now, as Hugh Lofting's iconic children's books first appeared in 1920 with over a dozen installments through 1952.

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Now on Trump's team, Dershowitz says, 'I haven't changed' WASHINGTON - Alan Dershowitz was in line at Mar-a-Lago's lavish Christmas Eve buffet last month when President Donald Trump stopped to chat.

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia A health official scans the body temperature of a passenger arriving at Indonesia's Jakarta airport, as fears mount over a new virus spreading from China.

Militant sentenced to 19 years for role in Benghazi attacks NEW YORK - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Libyan militant to more than 19 years in prison for his role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador. A jury convicted Mustafa al-Imam last year of conspiring to support the extremist militia that launched the fiery assaults on the U.S.

Trump vs. Bloomberg: Fortunes collide in pricey knife fight NEW YORK - They are circling each other like wary boxers, with taunts on Twitter, snarky asides and belittling descriptions. They rose to prominence in Manhattan on parallel tracks, amassed wealth real and perceived and displayed a penchant for putting their names on things.

Sen. Van Hollen releases documents from GAO investigation In December, Von Hollen wrote to the GAO requesting that it review the freezing of the aid. The independent government watchdog released its report last week and concluded that by withholding the aid from Ukraine, the Office of Management and Budget was in violation of the Impoundment Control Act.

"Can you recommend any great barcades in the greater DC area?" This week's question comes from Keiser:. "Just moved here from Los Angeles. Can you recommend any great barcades in the greater DC area?

Harris weighing Biden endorsement: report Multiple Democratic officials familiar with the California senator's deliberations told the Times she's weighing the option of backing her former primary opponent. The officials told the Times the potential endorsement would not be likely until after the Senate impeachment trial which kicked off this week.

Steyer unveils criminal justice reform plan Steyer said the current criminal justice system "was built on racism, and preys on the poor and the socioeconomically disadvantaged." Additionally, he said the system is costly to taxpayers, estimating a sum of up to $182 billion a year.

Biden, Sanders contend for top place in new national poll Emerson College's first national poll of the year shows that former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial Sanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden MORE and Sen.

Yang: Trump followers 'kind of like me' Donald Trump," Yang said at a town hall in Iowa Thursday. Yang continued, saying that the president has "tweeted about every candidate in the field except for me," for three reasons. "One, he knows his followers kind of like me," Yang said, though he did not immediately provide any evidence of his claim.

Friends of the White Whale Society Presents Thanks to Max for sending: "Spotted in Georgetown near Q/27th. Courtesy of my Mom, Gerry!" If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send where you spotted it to and I'll add it to the queue.

Ridiculously Awesome Album Cover of the Week Let's enjoy a little new Pearl Jam this week:. Ridiculously Awesome Album Cover of the Week is made possible by a generous grant from the Gerard M. Silverman foundation.

China building a hospital to treat virus, expands lockdowns BEIJING — China broadened its unprecedented, open-ended lockdowns to encompass more than 20.5 million people Friday to try to contain a deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds…

Thursday's Scores Amelia Academy 69, Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot 41. Arcadia 67, Col. Richardson, Md. 59. Booker T. Washington 59, First Colonial 37. Cape Henry Collegiate 75, Greenbrier Christian 34. Carmel 80, Williamsburg Christian Academy 60. Carver Academy 78, West Point 50.

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