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Majority of House votes to impeach Trump for abuse of power

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump on a charge of abusing his power by trying to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival.

As voting continued, supporters of impeachment crossed the 216-vote threshold needed to secure a majority in the House.

Reporting by Andy Sullivan; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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