#Chuck Schumer

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US President Joe Biden has pushed for early approval for his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. (AFP Photo)

  • Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough is reviewing the minimum wage provision in the COVID-19 relief bill
  • The minimum wage, as proposed in the package, will increase to $15 over five years
  • The COVID relief bill is going to the House of Representatives on Friday

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Soon after the Senate's decision, Donald Trump thanked his defense attorneys. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The five-day trial came to an end with the Senate voting 57-43, short of the two-thirds majority
  • Seven Republicans broke ranks to join all 50 Democrats in seeking a conviction
  • After his acquittal, Trump termed the trial as "the greatest witch hunt in the history of our country"

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The US Senate is hearing Trump's impeachment trial.Photo Credit:Pixabay)

  • New security footage presented during the impeachment trial showed the extent of bravery from Goodman
  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell backed Schumer's resolution
  • Goodman was present in the Senate chamber, and received a standing ovation from all the senators

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US President Joe Biden has not made any major statements about the impeachment trial (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Biden said he "didn't watch any of the hearing live" but saw some news coverage 
  • The evidence presented at the trial consisted of security footage, bodycam videos and radio communication
  • A total of 67 votes are required to convict the former US President 

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"We're going to succeed or fail together," Joe Biden said. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • "I think we'll get some Republicans," Joe Biden said during meeting with Democratic senators
  • The package being pitched by Democrats is worth $1.9 trillion and includes $1,400 stimulus checks
  • Biden also urged Democrats to stay disciplined in Congress, where they have a narrow majority in the House

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The US Department of Justice is responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States (Photo Credit: Twitter @DOJPH

  • The probe is based on reports produced by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal
  • Inspector General Michael Horowitz will be launching the probe
  • Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer urged the Department of Justice to launch the investigation

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This will be the first-ever impeachment trial of a former president. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The Senate trial of Donald Trump is to begin the week of February 8
  • The House of Representatives impeached Trump for inciting the January 6 Capitol riots
  • The 100 members of the Senate, who will act as jurors, will be sworn in on Tuesday

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Janet Yellen was also the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve. (Photo Credit: AFP Photo)

  • Janet Yellen will assume office when millions of Americans are out of jobs
  • Yellen will be a key negotiator with Congress to win approval for Biden's $1.9 trillion package
  • Yellen pledged to address "China's unfair and illegal practices" that undermine the US economy

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Former US president Donald Trump to face Senate trial in two weeks. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The schedule essentially amounts to a two-week delay
  • Earlier reports had suggested that the trial may start as early as next week
  • Republican party had warned the democrats that the trial would take up all the attention of the Senate

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Former President Donald Trump talks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The House of Representatives will deliver Donald Trump's article of impeachment to the Senate on Monday
  • The trial will start on Tuesday, unless the Senate agrees to further delay the trial
  • 'It will be a full trial. It will be a fair trial,' Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said