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Who decides who prosecutes police brutality?

Welcome to Monday, the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Should a judge decide who prosecutes alleged police use of excessive force? — ...

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Georgia prosecutor opens election probe after Trump call (access required)

A Georgia prosecutor said Wednesday that she has opened a criminal investigation into “attempts to influence” last year’s general election, including a call in which President Donald Trump asked a top official to find enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in the state.

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Trump lawyers blast impeachment trial as ‘political theater’ (access required)

Lawyers for Donald Trump on Monday blasted the impeachment case against him as an act of “political theater” and accused House Democrats on the eve of the former president's trial of exploiting the chaos and trauma of last month’s Capitol riot for their party's gain.

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Democrats ask Trump to testify under oath in Senate trial (access required)

House Democrats on Thursday asked Donald Trump to testify under oath for his Senate impeachment trial, challenging the former president to explain why he and his lawyers have disputed key factual allegations at the center of their charge that he incited a violent mob to storm the Capitol.

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Jolie sells Churchill painting after Pitt divorce

Welcome to Monday, the 231st anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s first session. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Actress Angelina Jolie sells a Winston Churchill painting she had owned with ex-husband Brad Pitt. — ...

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City council approves bill condemning Trump for Capitol riot (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — A city council in Maryland unanimously approved a resolution condemning former President Donald Trump for the violent siege of the U.S. Capitol, despite reservations from a Republican member who later voted with the majority. The Annapolis City Council ...

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Justices order dismissal of Md.’s emoluments claim against Trump (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered the dismissal of Maryland’s claim that Donald Trump committed corruption of constitutional consequence in the handling of his Washington hotel while president. Without explanation, the justices declared the state’s lawsuit moot before ordering ...

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Fraud claims aimed in part at keeping Trump base loyal (access required)

The Trump campaign’s strategy to file a barrage of lawsuits challenging President-elect Joe Biden’s win is more about providing President Donald Trump with an off-ramp for a loss he can’t quite grasp and less about changing the election’s outcome, according to senior officials, campaign aides and allies who spoke to The Associated Press.

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