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The Senate found President Trump not guilty on two articles of impeachment for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. CBS
VOA VIEW: Great news and bad for all Dems.
Donald Trump Jr. posted a meme calling Mitt Romney “a p—y” Wednesday after the Utah senator said he’d vote to convict his father in the impeachment trial. Trump Jr. shared shared the image — which features Romney wearing “mom jeans” and the words “because you’re a p—y” — on Instagram and demanded Romney be booted... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Romney is a fool.
The White House welcomed the U.S. Senate vote to acquit Republican President Donald Trump on Wednesday, calling the impeachment process a "witch hunt ... based on a series of lies." Rueters
VOA VIEW: It was a witch hunt.
More than 200 "Reject the Cover-Up" protests, as they're called, are scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. EST in opposition to the expected acquittal. USA Today
VOA VIEW: The fools never stop.
"Nancy Pelosi disgraced herself, her title, the US Congress, and our great country with this disgusting response," said Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y. USA Today
VOA VIEW: Once a fool always a bigger fool.
President Trump is just getting started. In his first reaction minutes after the Senate voted to acquit him on both articles of impeachment, Trump tweeted a video showing a mocked-up cover of Time magazine suggesting he would be president “4EVA.” The 30-second clip, scored to Edvard Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” slowly... New York Post
Republican Senator Mitt Romney issued a scathing criticism of Donald Trump on Wednesday as he broke with his party and voted to convict the U.S. president for abuse of power in his impeachment trial. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Romney made a very dumb political move.
"To have to sit there and listen to the president's lies, it's pretty hard to take. So she did what she did," Senator Mazie Hirono said. CBS
VOA VIEW: There is no legitimate defense.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Donald Trump's State of the Union address a "manifesto of mistruths" after appearing to rip up a copy of his speech as the event ended. CNN
VOA VIEW: She acted like the fool she is.
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His placement behind his leading rivals in the caucuses on Monday dealt a damaging blow to his campaign. Some party officials say it was a long time in the works. New York Times
VOA VIEW: It looks bad for Biden.
The Federal Reserve is looking at a broad range of issues around digital payments and currencies, including policy, design and legal considerations around potentially issuing its own digital currency, Governor Lael Brainard said on Wednesday. Rueters
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he will deliver a public statement at noon EST (1700 GMT) on Thursday on his acquittal on impeachment charges in the Senate. Rueters
52-48 on abuse of power; 53-47 on obstruction of Congress. Next Democratic president will recall Senate cowards and conclude — anything goes:
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, there won't be a Dem president any time soon.
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A CIA programmer accused of passing classified information to Wikileaks became increasingly hostile toward coworkers in the months ahead of a massive online document dump, a witness said in court Wednesday. The software engineer, Joshua Adam Schulte, 30, forced himself into meetings he wasn’t invited to, referred to a woman higher-up as a “dumb b—h,”... New York Post
Gov. Jay Inslee issued an emergency proclamation Wednesday for 19 Washington counties because of significant winter weather that is forecast to continue through this weekend. “These storms caused injuries, significant power outages, evacuations, road damage, temporary road closures and detours, rail line closures, and extensive damage ... Washington Times
The White House said President Trump's acquittal Wednesday in his Senate impeachment trial shows "full vindication and exoneration" for the president, and questioned whether there will be "retribution" for House impeachment manager Rep. Adam B. Schiff. "As we have said all along, he is not guilty," said White House press ... Washington Times
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County officials in Arizona have rejected a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that would fund expenses related to border security. The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to reject funding from the Operation Stonegarden program. The grant would have provided more ... Washington Times
The U.S. carried out a test launch of an Minuteman III ICBM missile overnight. ABC
VOA VIEW: Good that it was not against another country.
Alabama Sen. Doug Jones says he will vote to convict President Donald Trump as the Senate impeachment trial reaches its climax ABC
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US trade deficit drops for first time in six years, slipping 1.7% in 2019 to $616.8 billion ABC
Invoking his faith, an emotional Mitt Romney announced that he'll vote to convict President Trump when the Senate votes Wednesday in his impeachment trial. ABC
VOA VIEW: The fool had to eat his words in the first charge.
All arrivals, including foreigners, face 14 days of quarantine in the bid to halt a viral outbreak. BBC
The Iowa Democratic Party has blamed the delay in releasing the results of the Iowa caucuses on a "coding issue" with a new reporting system. Despite the fact that the issue is related to a security concern, the debacle has triggered concerns about the integration of technology in future elections. CNET editor-in-chief Connie Guglielmo has more. CBS
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Stocks rose on Wednesday, building on the week's already strong gains, as investors recover from a recent drop sparked by coronavirus fears. CNBC
Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders lead the pack in the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses after about three-quarters of precincts reported results. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A nobody Dem wins, for now.
Biden appealed to New Hampshire voters as he pushes to "come back" while trailing Buttigieg, Sanders and Warren in the Iowa caucuses. CNBC
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The White House in Washington said on Wednesday it will welcome Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to visit U.S. President Donald Trump, the day after Trump used a national address to support Guaido's effort to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro. Reuters
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden vowed on Wednesday to go on fighting for the Democratic presidential nomination despite what he called the "gut punch" he took in Iowa, where partial results show the political veteran lagging in fourth place. Reuters
The 12th known U.S. case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Wisconsin by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state health agency said in a statement. Reuters
The U.S. economy added nearly 300,000 jobs during the month of January, the greatest monthly gain in five years, an analysis from ADP and Moody's Analytics said Wednesday. UPI
Iranian head of state Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday wholly rejected President Donald Trump's Mideast peace plan that calls for a two-state resolution, but allows Israelis to remain in disputed lands. UPI
VOA VIEW: Iran is making a major mistake.
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