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    Senators were sworn in on Tuesday as jurors for former President TrumpDonald TrumpSchumer: Impeachment trial will be quick, doesn't need a lot of witnesses Nurse to be tapped by Biden as acting surgeon general: report Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency MORE's impeachment trial, which is expected to start in roughly two weeks. Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyBiden says Trump's impeachment trial 'has to happen' House formally sends impeachment to Senate, putting Trump on trial for Capitol riot Most in new poll support Trump impeachment, want Senate conviction MORE (D-Vt.), who will preside over the Senate during the trial, swore in senators. Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyOn The Money: Treasury announces efforts to help people get stimulus payments | Senate panel unanimously advances Yellen nomination for Treasury | Judge sets ground rules for release of Trump taxes Senate panel unanimously advances Yellen nomination for Treasury Finance Committee vote on...
    More On: donald trump More like Bye Pillow! CEO banned from Twitter over election fraud claims Accused Capitol rioter from NY identified thanks to varsity jacket Biden doubts Senate will convict Trump, but says trial ‘has to happen’: report Trump officially opens ‘Office of the Former President’ Senators will be sworn in Tuesday afternoon to serve as jurors in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump for accusations that he incited the riot at the Capitol earlier this month by rousing his supporters to overturn the November presidential election.  Democratic members of the House impeachment team walked the one article of impeachment for “incitement of an insurrection” through the halls of the Capitol Monday evening to the Senate, officially allowing Trump’s second impeachment trial to begin.  But the difference this time is that the Democrats control the chamber and Sen. Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) in his role as president...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s three statewide row officers will be take oaths of office in Harrisburg on Tuesday to serve for the next four years. There will be separate ceremonies for attorney general, auditor general and treasurer. Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro was elected to a second term in November and will take the oath in the Pennsylvania Judicial Center. Shapiro issued a report on his own first term Tuesday. Republican Timothy L. DeFoor was elected auditor general, succeeding Democrat Eugene DePasquale, who is term-limited. DeFoor will be sworn in at the King Mansion, near the governor’s official residence along the Susquehanna River. “It’s a combination of surreal and a feeling that I’ve never had before,” DeFoor, most recently the Dauphin County controller, said early Tuesday about the prospect of taking the oath. Republican Stacy Garrity, who retired as a colonel in 2016 after 30 years with the Army Reserves and...
    WATSONVILLE — As Jimmy Dutra wrote what would become his first official speech as Watsonville mayor, hours before his swearing in Tuesday, he debated whether or not to speak about his sexual identity. “I almost didn’t do it,” Dutra said. But ultimately, the third generation Watsonville local decided his swearing in was an opportunity. Jimmy Dutra  “Today is a historical day, as I become the first openly gay mayor for our city,” Dutra said in his address Tuesday night. “Some may wonder why is that important? For numerous years, the LGBTQ community has not been seen as equal, in fact we’ve been seen as less than human. It has only been in recent years that the LGBTQ community has stepped up into some parts of this country as being equal partners,” Dutra said. Throughout his political career, Dutra said his sexuality has been used against him, in various ways. Dutra...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Brandon Scott, a 36-year-old Democrat, will be sworn in as Baltimore’s new mayor Tuesday afternoon. The low-key ceremony will begin at noon inside City Hall, followed by remarks from Scott outside. You can watch right here on WJZ.com. Scott is starting his new job at a historically tough time. The city has recorded more than 300 homicides for the sixth year in a row, and its population, businesses and tax revenues have not been spared by the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday morning, he took a moment to reflect on his nine years on City Council. “As my last moments serving on the Baltimore City Council comes to a close, I take a moment to reflect. These last 9 years have been the most fulfilling of my life,” Scott tweeted. As my last moments serving on the Baltimore City Council comes to a close, I take a moment...
    President-elect Joe Biden has given a wide-ranging interview with NBC News, insisting his presidency will not be 'a third Obama term' and suggesting he will not pursue criminal investigations into President Donald Trump once he takes office. Speaking to NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt in Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday, Biden also revealed that he has not spoken to President Donald Trump directly since the election. One day after a federal agency released a letter authorizing the transition to move forward, Biden described the Trump administration's transition efforts as 'sincere'. 'Immediately, we've gotten outreach from the national security shop to just across the board,' Biden said. 'And they're already working out my ability to get presidential daily briefs... so I think we're gonna not be so far behind the curve as we thought might be in the past.'  President-elect Joe Biden has given a wide-ranging interview with NBC News,...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — History was made Tuesday at the California Highway Patrol. credit: California Highway Patrol Amanda Ray was sworn-in by Gov. Gavin Newsom as the new CHP Commissioner. She is the first woman to lead the agency in its 91-year history. Ray relaces Warren Stanley, who retired Tuesday after 38 years of service. Earlier this year, Ray made history when she became the first Black woman to be named Deputy Commissioner for the nation’s largest state-run police agency. Ray, 54, of Sacramento, started with the CHP in 1990 as a cadet, moving steadily up through the ranks in the interim. The CHP said Ray has “actively engaged with the communities she serves” throughout her career and has been a pioneer for women in law enforcement. https://twitter.com/CHPCommissioner/status/1328849908103737345
    Miami-Dade County will have a new mayor on Tuesday and, for the first time in history, a woman will take control of what some call the “second most powerful political position” in the state of Florida. Daniella Levine Cava will be sworn in during a ceremony two weeks after her victory over Esteban “Steve” Bovo on Election Day. The elected mayor spent the time between her election and inauguration meeting with county mayors and participated in food distributions in various cities. “I think people saw my heart, they knew I’m here to really serve and listen,” Levine Cava said during a Nov. 4 event. “What I’ve done my whole life, I’ve built coalitions. It won’t be any different, it will just be at a level that will ensure that we can get the results we need across the county.” Miami Mayor Francis Suárez, during a...
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Kuwait's new emir will be sworn in on Wednesday at 11 a.m., parliament speaker Marzouq al-Ghanim said in a tweet on Tuesday. Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah was named emir by the cabinet to succeed his brother Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, who died on Tuesday. (Reporting by Nayera Abdallah; Editing by Kevin Liffey) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri town that became synonymous with the Black Lives Matter movement after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown will swear in its first black mayor Tuesday night. Ella Jones, 65, defeated City Council colleague Heather Robinette, who is white, 54% to 46% to win the three-year term in an election on June 2. Term limits prohibited the incumbent, James Knowles III, from seeking a fourth term. Jones will be sworn in Tuesday night at City Hall, and a second ceremony is planned for Wednesday at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis office in Ferguson. She inherits leadership of one of America’s most high-profile small towns. Brown, 18, was fatally shot by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson during a street confrontation on Aug. 9, 2014. Some people near the scene initially said the black teenager had his arms up in surrender, and protests...
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