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Sen. Richard Burr R-NC., displays a stress ball as he walks to the Senate Chamber prior to the start of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Trial highlights: Conspiracy theories and fidget spinners

Jan. 24, 2020 2:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats argued that President Donald Trump sought a phony investigation of a political rival and pursued a discredited conspiracy theory about Ukraine, while restless senators played with a new toy Thursday during Trump's impeachment trial. Highlights of Thursday's session , which...

Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland, left, Mexico's top trade negotiator Jesus Seade, center, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, sign an update to the North American Free Trade Agreement, at the national palace in Mexico City, Tuesday, Dec. 10. 2019. Observing from behind are Mexico's Treasury Secretary Arturo Herrera, left, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, second left, Mexico's Labor Secretary Maria Alcade, third left, and The President of the Mexican Senate Ricardo Monreal. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Senate passes US-Canada-Mexico trade deal, a Trump priority

Jan. 16, 2020 4:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Donald Trump a major policy win before senators turn their full attention to his impeachment trial. The vote was 89-10. The measure...

FILE - In this April 29, 2013, file photo, Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., speaks during a news conference at the at the Garden of Reflection memorial to local victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in Yardley, Pa. Fitzpatrick, a former congressman from suburban Philadelphia who served four terms in the U.S. House before handing off the seat to his brother, died Monday morning, Jan. 6, 2020, after a long battle with melanoma, his family said. He was 56. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Ex-US Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania dies at 56

Jan. 6, 2020 2:05 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Michael Fitzpatrick, a former congressman from suburban Philadelphia who served four terms in the House before handing off the seat to his brother, died Monday after a long battle with melanoma. He was 56. “Michael Fitzpatrick passed away peacefully this morning, surrounded by...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 14, 2019 3:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press" — Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa. ___ CBS' “Face the Nation"...

Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland, left, Mexico's top trade negotiator Jesus Seade, center, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, sign an update to the North American Free Trade Agreement, at the national palace in Mexico City, Tuesday, Dec. 10. 2019. Observing from behind are Mexico's Treasury Secretary Arturo Herrera, left, Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, second left, Mexico's Labor Secretary Maria Alcade, third left, and The President of the Mexican Senate Ricardo Monreal. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Democrats agree to North America trade pact: What's in it?

Dec. 11, 2019 12:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of political wrangling, House Democrats agreed Tuesday to President Donald Trump’s revamped version of a 25-year-old North American free trade agreement. But they pried some concessions out of the Trump administration before saying they’d go along....

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Democrats, White House forge new North American trade deal

Dec. 10, 2019 6:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats and the White House announced a deal Tuesday on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win on the same day that impeachment charges were announced against him. Both sides hailed the deal as a win for American workers. They...

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate and former congressman Joe Sestak speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Sestak, the former Pennsylvania congressman and retired Navy admiral who hoped to turn his military experience into an asset as a Democratic presidential candidate, said Sunday, Dec. 1, he was ending his bid for the party's nomination.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Sestak ends bid for Democratic nomination for president

Dec. 1, 2019 7:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Sestak, the former Pennsylvania congressman and retired Navy admiral who hoped to turn his military experience into an asset as a Democratic presidential candidate, said Sunday he was ending his bid for the party’s nomination. In a statement posted on his Twitter site, Sestak...