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American voters cast ballots in high-stakes midterm elections

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | Concerned voters across the United States cast their ballots in the high-stakes 2022 midterm elections on Tuesday amid heightened partisanship and divide. All 435 U.S. House of Representatives seats are up for grabs, as are 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate. Plus, 36 out …

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U.S. Senate begins hearings for Biden’s Supreme Court nominee

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee began on Monday the first day of a series of hearings for the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin, in opening statements, highlighted Jackson’s qualifications, as well as the historic nature …

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Biden urges Republicans to support legislation to protect voting right

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday called on Republican lawmakers to join Democrats in passing the federal legislation that will protect Americans’ right to vote, given a cascade of restrictive voting laws have been enacted in Republican-controlled states. Delivering an impassioned speech in Philadelphia, the president …

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IMPEACHMENT: Trump acquitted in 2nd US Senate trial

  Washington, US | XINHUA |  U.S. Senate voted on Saturday and acquitted former President Donald Trump, concluding his second impeachment trial which is the shortest one in the U.S. history. Seven Republican senators joined all the Democrats to vote “guilty,” failing to reach two-thirds majority required for Trump conviction …

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