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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has released a plan setting up a swift impeachment trial for President Trump. Democrats object to some key elements. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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President Trump's legal team offered a fiery brief in his defense on Monday, one day before the Senate impeachment trial is expected to begin. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators stand outside a security zone in Richmond, Va., on Monday. Thousands of activists and gun enthusiasts converged on the city to urge the state not to pass new gun laws. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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Richmond Gun Rally: Thousands Of Gun Owners Converge On Virginia Capitol On MLK Day

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Democratic presidential candidate and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar speaks during a campaign event Sunday in Des Moines, Iowa. President Trump's impeachment trial will pull her and three other candidates off the trail at a critical juncture. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Looming Impeachment Trial Adds Urgency To Senators' Campaign Push

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House managers accompany the articles of impeachment against President Trump as they are carried through the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol from the House of Representatives to the Senate on Jan. 15, 2020. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks with reporters after a vote. Journalists' normal access is being constrained for the impeachment trial. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. (left); Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts arrive to the Senate chamber for impeachment proceedings on Thursday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Brock Ervin holds a sign outside the Indiana House chamber before the 11 representatives of the Electoral College gathered on Dec. 19, 2016, in Indianapolis. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases challenging state attempts to penalize Electoral College delegates who fail to vote for the presidential candidate they were pledged to support. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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The Supreme Court will examine Trump administration regulations that allow employers to claim exemptions to the contraceptive insurance coverage mandate in the Affordable Care Act. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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The White House has said that President Trump was acting within his legal authority when he froze military aid to Ukraine. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Broke The Law In Freezing Ukraine Funds, Watchdog Report Concludes

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From left, then-Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participate in a USMCA signing ceremony in November 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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FBI headquarters in Washington. The bureau is changing its policy on election security notifications to prepare for the 2020 presidential race. J. David Ake/AP hide caption

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Faith leaders pray with President Trump during a rally for evangelical supporters at the King Jesus International Ministry church in Miami earlier this month. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Trump Defends School Prayer. Critics Say He's Got It All Wrong

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Sen. Chris Van Hollen asked the Government Accountability Office to assess whether President Trump's actions last year had broken a law on handling appropriated funds. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Reporters have descended on Howard County, Iowa, trying to understand the massive political shift there. Asma Khalid/NPR hide caption

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In 2012, Obama Won This Tiny Iowa County By 21 Points. Then Trump Won It By 20

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Lev Parnas (left) says text messages last year between him and congressional candidate Robert Hyde about surveilling former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch were taken out of context. But Ukrainian police are investigating the allegations. Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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