Here's What Trump's Defense Team Is Likely to Argue, and What Problems Could Arise During His Impeachment Trial

Trump's lawyers have argued that his impeachment is "an affront to the Constitution and to our democratic institutions."
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Pearl River is nearing historic flood levels as Mississippi residents flee their homes
Hundreds of people in Mississippi's capital have fled their homes as authorities fear the swollen Pearl River will soon unleash catastrophic flooding.
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Amanda Bynes posts photo of ‘lover’ after engagement announcement
Amanda Bynes followed up Friday's engagement announcement with a photo of her "lover."
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Robert Lewandowski equals Gerd Muller's Bundesliga record and eyes even more history
Bayern Munich's prolific Robert Lewandowski added his name to the Bundesliga record books by becoming only the second player in the history of the German top division to score 23 goals in the opening 22 games of the season.
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PragerU rakes in donations after Samantha Bee dis: 'The left validates what we say all the time'
Prager University [PragerU] founder Dennis Prager shot back at comedian Samantha Bee’s criticism of the nonprofit saying on “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday that he takes the criticism as “a compliment,” adding that it’s also “a bit depressing.”
Jed Lowrie’s massive leg brace raises more Mets questions
There are more questions than answers surrounding Jed Lowrie. Upon his arrival to Mets spring training on Sunday, Lowrie was sporting a large brace on his left leg after being limited to nine games last season because of knee and hip injuries. Lowrie, 35, did take ground balls on Sunday but declined to discuss specifics...
Doctor accused of taking $26 million in health care fraud
A Florida doctor was charged by federal prosecutors on health care fraud for allegedly reaping millions from insurance companies for phony medical procedures.
Joe Biden Says He'd Be The 'Most Progressive' President in History, Tells Bernie Sanders to 'Disown' Misogynistic Supporters
He accused the Vermont senator of having "never gotten anything done" in his lengthy political career.
Utah police rush formula to house after mom calls 911 for hungry infant: 'It was really scary for me'
Any mom will agree that a hungry baby is definitely an emergency.
McCarthy: Picking Clinton would show Bloomberg knows he cannot win without 'cheating'
House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., responding to a report that Michael Bloomberg may choose Hillary Clinton as a running mate by claiming it reveals that the former New York City mayor lacks confidence in his ability to defeat Hew Hampshire primary winner Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, on an even playing field.
Elton John cuts concert short in tears, says he's suffering from walking pneumonia
A visibly frustrated Elton John exited the stage early Sunday at his New Zealand concert, then revealed he'd been diagnosed with walking pneumonia.
Tony Fernandez, longtime Blue Jays shortstop, has died at 57
Tony Fernandez, a five-time Major League Baseball All-Star over 17 seasons, has died at 57, the Toronto Blue Jays tweeted on Sunday.
Iran: US sanctions 'create some problems'; talks possible with conditions
Iran says it would be willing to negotiate with the US if the Trump administration returns to the Iranian nuclear deal and drops economic sanctions.
Rhode Island man charged with two separate DUIs on Valentine’s Day
Love is blind … drunk. A Rhode Island man got arrested and charged with DUI twice in the same day on Valentine’s Day, according to cops. Patrick Cahill, 62, was first busted at 2:26 a.m. after state troopers pulled him over following “multiple calls” about him driving the wrong way on I-95 north near Warwick,...
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Officials: Mississippi Flooding Remains 'Precarious,' And Can 'Turn At Any Moment'
Flooding is rippling across parts of the state capital of Jackson. Officials say that with more rain expected, the inundation could worsen. Thousands of residents have already been affected.
Former President Obama on the Loss of Kobe and Gianna Bryant: 'Nothing Is More Heartbreaking'
Obama made the remarks at the NBA All-Star Weekend Newsmaker Brunch on Saturday.
No injuries reported in rocket attack near US embassy in Baghdad
BAGHDAD — At least four rockets hit near the sprawling US embassy in Baghdad and an Iraqi base hosting American troops inside the Green Zone early Sunday, but caused no casualties and only minor damage, US and Iraqi officials said. The attack came just before 3:30 a.m. local time, according to Col. Myles B. Caggins...
Face The Nation: Tom Steyer, Ed O'Keefe, Amy Walter, Eliana Johnson, Paula Reid, Holly Williams,
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It's so cold in the Midwest that thousands of ice balls have formed on Lake Michigan
Staff at Holland State Park in Michigan want you to know: "It's cold as balls out here!"
Vermont: Images of the Green Mountain State
Don Landwehrle / Shutterstock Today’s photo story is the sixth in a year-long Sunday series, focusing on each of the 50 states in the United States of America. Vermont is one of America’s smallest states by area, and is home to fewer than 625,000 residents. It is known for its picturesque mountains and valleys, ski slopes, spectacular fall colors, and its famous maple syrup. Gathered here are a few glimpses into the varied landscape of Vermont, and some of the animals and people calling it home.
John Kennedy on Trump's tweet: 'Just because you can sing, though, doesn’t mean you should'
Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., warned President Trump on Sunday against tweeting about criminal cases like he did with the one involving Republican operative and Trump ally Roger Stone.
Innocent bystander caught in fatal gunfire in East Harlem
Purcell Gowie was struck by a stray bullet and declared dead at Harlem Hospital.
UN blacklist crushes cooperation that actually boosts Israeli-Palestinian ties
The depraved totalitarians, nefarious barbarians, two-bit gangsters, odious scoundrels and bigoted scum who run the United Nations recently set up a new “database” to help anti-Semites around the world target Jewish businesses in the disputed territories of Judea and Samaria — businesses that not only offer economic opportunities for Palestinians but opportunities that pay higher...
Work begins on $20M beach replenishment project in Virginia
A $20 million project to replenish a 5-mile stretch of beach in Virginia is beginning after scheduling delays
Chinese bank to destroy cash in areas hit by coronavirus
China’s central bank will reportedly destroy some cash in areas hard-hit by the coronavirus to prevent contagion. People’s Bank of China has ordered the return of paper currency in circulation at hospitals, animal markets and buses near the country’s hot zones in order to destruct potentially-contaminated bills, the South China Morning Post reported. Other locations...
'Bachelor' contestant Victoria Fuller apologizes for White Lives Matter controversy
"The Bachelor" contestant Victoria Fuller, who is competing for Peter Weber's love, spoke out after a photo of her modeling a White Lives Matter hat.
Stop and frisk gets renewed attention in Bloomberg candidacy
Bloomberg long defended it, even after a federal judge found it discriminatory.
Kobe Bryant receives tribute from Queen Latifah at NBA All-Star Game
Queen Latifah is showing the late Kobe Bryant some love.
Democratic candidates zero in on Bloomberg as former mayor rises in the polls
Democratic presidential candidates are zeroing in on Michael Bloomberg, criticizing the former New York mayor as he rises in the polls.
Mets’ 2020 season will swing on these 10 ‘if’ players
PORT ST. LUCIE — If at full health — and considering the organization maybe that term should come with a laugh track — the Mets’ 26-man roster has little mystery. The full squad takes the field for the first time Monday and based on performance, lack of minor league options and salaries, there are 26...
NYC subway thief thanks Democrats after his 139th arrest, release: 'Bail reform, it’s lit!'
A New York City man who’s now been arrested 139 times thanked Democrats for guaranteeing his immediate release despite repeatedly swiping hundreds of dollars from unsuspecting subway commuters since the state’s new bail reform law went into effect Jan. 1.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred defends sign-stealing punishment but not Houston Astros' apologies
Rob Manfred tells ESPN why he didn't punish Houston Astros players for sign-stealing, says MLB will work with team to help "put this behind them."
Box office: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' breaks record for video game adaptation
"Sonic the Hedgehog" sets a record for a video game adaptation as "The Photograph," "Fantasy Island," "Downhill" lag; "Parasite" gets an Oscar boost.
UFC on ESPN+ 25 post-event facts: History made with multiple disqualifications
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Donald Trump and Melania Trump scheduled to take lap at Daytona 500, sources confirm
A portion of the presidential motorcade, including President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, will take a lap around the speedway before the start of NASCAR's Daytona 500 on Sunday a source familiar with the event and a White House official confirms to CNN. They'll be riding the car known as "The Beast."
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NIH official confirms ‘more than 40 Americans’ on cruise ship have coronavirus
They will treated at hospitals in Japan.
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WRAPUP 6-Americans disembark from virus-hit cruise; China says new cases slow
American passengers were taken off a cruise liner on Sunday to fly home after being quarantined for two weeks off Japan, while China said the rate of new coronavirus cases had slowed, calling that proof its steps to fight the outbreak were working.
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Diamond Princess passenger describes watching 'bizarre' process of U.S. coronavirus evacuation
While the U.S. evacuates American passengers aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, a passenger who chose to remain on board shares an inside look.       
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New Jersey man suffocates after getting caught in chairlift at Colorado resort, coroner says
A skier from New Jersey died last week at a Colorado resort after falling through an opening in a chairlift seat and becoming caught with his coat wrapped around his head and neck, according to officials. 
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Justin Bieber gets emotional over desire to ‘protect’ Billie Eilish
Eilish shared the clip of a teary-eyed Bieber on Instagram.
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U.S. farmer wins $265 million weedkiller award from Bayer, BASF lawsuit
A Missouri jury's $265 million award to peach grower Bill Bader in his lawsuit against herbicide providers Bayer and BASF has raised the stakes for the two companies as at least 140 similar cases head to U.S. courts later this year.
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Wind turbines helped this farmer to retire
Tom Cunningham says that the extra income he makes leasing his land to a wind farm has helped he and his wife to retire       
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Buttigieg says he won’t take ‘lectures on family values’ from Rush Limbaugh
Limbaugh wondered how Democratic voters would react to a candidate "kissing his husband on stage."
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Goodall: 'Window is closing' to reverse climate change
Legendary conservationist, Jane Goodall, tells Becky Anderson radical change is needed to solve climate emergency.
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Klobuchar wants Barr to testify before Senate about Roger Stone case
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., wants Attorney General William Barr to appear before the Senate to answer questions about why Justice Department officials went against their own prosecutors in asking for a shorter prison sentence from Trump ally Roger Stone.
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20 can’t-miss President’s Day deals on cool tech
Most President’s Day sales are centered around home goods and mattress sales. But in 2020, it only makes sense that we celebrate with some modern-day tech. From TVs and laptops to gaming gear and smart home devices, here are 20 different gadgets on sale this weekend. TVs LG 86″ 4K HDR Smart LED UHD TV...
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Writer A.E. Hotchner, friend to Ernest Hemingway and Paul Newman, dies at 102
Author and playwright A.E. Hotchner, known for his friendships with Ernest Hemingway and Paul Newman, died Saturday at age 102.
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