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Democrats Push Impeachment Rules Package Through House

WASHINGTON — Democrats rammed a package of ground rules for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump through a sharply divided House Thursday, the chamber's first formal vote in a fight that could stretch into the 2020 election year. "What is at ...
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

NEW YORK — The late musical icons Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. are among the 16 acts nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class. The prestigious organization announced Tuesday that...
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Rivals Jockey Over Forming Next Israeli Government

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited his political rival Benny Gantz to join a unity government with him and his religious allies on Thursday, an offer that was greeted coolly amid continued deadlock following this week's election. "Through...
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Bill to Ban Most Paper Receipts in California Fails

SACRAMENTO — Those body-length receipts from retail stores are here to stay. A bill before the California Legislature would have banned paper receipts unless requested by a customer. But a legislative commit...

Boris Johnson’s Conservatives Face Test in Special Election

LONDON — After a first week in office that saw him booed in Scotland and berated in Belfast, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was facing his first electoral test on Thursday — a special election that could see his Conservative government's working majority...