The trial timeline is a compromise after the House rejected Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell's request for a delay in sending charges. McConnell had called on Senate Majority Leader Schumer to postpone the trial until mid-February.
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Gun incident involving Republican lawmaker prompts police probe
U.S. Capitol Police on Friday were investigating an incident in which a Republican lawmaker was found carrying a concealed gun while trying to enter the floor of the House of Representatives, a Capitol official said.
Exclusive: Buyout firm TPG in lead for stake in AT&T's DirecTV - sources
Private equity firm TPG has entered into exclusive talks to acquire a minority stake in AT&T Inc's satellite TV division, DirecTV, in a deal that would allow the U.S. wireless carrier to trim its net debt of close to $150 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Tech shares could retake market reins as earnings heat up
A bevy of major U.S. earnings reports next week led by Apple, Microsoft and Facebook could help technology and growth stocks reassert their dominance after a recent run by banks, energy and other potential beneficiaries of an economic reopening.
'Choose - I kill you or rape you': abuse accusations surge in Ethiopia's war
The young coffee seller said she was split from family and friends by an Ethiopian soldier at the Tekeze river, taken down a path, and given a harrowing choice.
California opens civil rights probe into Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
California's top prosecutor opened an investigation on Friday into the scandal-plagued Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, probing accusations the agency had engaged in a long pattern of excessive force, illegal shootings and abuse of jail inmates.
Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny, on protest eve, says has no plans to commit suicide
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said on Friday he wanted it known that he had no plans to commit suicide in prison, as he issued a message of support to his followers on the eve of protests the authorities say are illegal.
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