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In Senate deal, Trump impeachment trial put off until early February

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The leaders of the U.S. Senate agreed yesterday to push back former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial by two weeks, giving the chamber more time to focus on President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda and Cabinet nominees before turning to the contentious showdown over Trump.

Lloyd Austin

Austin breaks barrier as first Black U.S. defense secretary

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The retired Army general Lloyd Austin made history yesterday by becoming America’s first Black defense secretary, arriving at the Pentagon minutes after his Senate confirmation to a busy schedule that included a call with NATO’s secretary general.

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