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Trump Impeachment Inquiry Heads to Live TV Coverage

Back in 1973, tens of millions of Americans tuned in to what Variety called "the hottest daytime soap opera" — the Senate Watergate hearings that eventually led to President Richard Nixon's resignation. It was a communal experience, and by some estimates, m...
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Ex-Pentagon Chief Mattis Says Bitter Politics Threaten US

WASHINGTON — Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is warning of bitter political divisions that threaten American society, echoing themes he often cited before he resigned from the Trump administration in protest. The retired Marine general, who quit in Dece...
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Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen has Resigned

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday amid the administration's growing frustration and bitterness over the number of Central American families crossing the southern borde...
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Pope Accepts Resignation of LA Bishop Accused of Misconduct

LOS ANGELES — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Monsignor Alexander Salazar, following an allegation of misconduct with a minor in the 1990s, officials said Wednesday. The Vatican announced the resignation in a one...
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Is Denham Next in Line for Interior Secretary?

Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) is under consideration to be the next U.S. Secretary of the Interior, after the announcement that current jobholder Ryan Zinke is leaving at the end of the year. Denham, w...
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Australian Bishop Convicted of Sex Abuse Cover-up Resigns

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of an Australian archbishop convicted in criminal court of covering up the sexual abuse of children by a priest, taking action after coming under mounting pressure from ordinary Catholics, priests ...