White House calls for Trump acquittal as Senate prepares for a swift trial

The White House offered the first glimpse of its defense strategy in a legal brief that called the charges against the president “structurally deficient.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, meanwhile, circulated an organizing resolution for the proceedings that will begin Tuesday.

Religious-schools case heads to a high court skeptical of stark lines between church and state

Schools such as Stillwater Christian in Montana are watching what could be a landmark case testing the constitutionality of state laws that exclude religious organizations from government funding.
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For female leaders, humor is a blessing. Unless it’s a curse.

The list of double standards women face on their path to public office is long, but there’s one quality that’s almost always left out of the conversation: their humor. They need to be likable, so they’re told to be funny. But not too funny.

Weapons, flags but no violence: Massive pro-gun rally in Virginia’s capital

Thousands from Virginia and elsewhere rallied against gun-control measures that Democrats have promised to enact after voters gave them majorities in the General Assembly last fall.

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The Vermont senator apologized for an op-ed written by a prominent supporter that came amid rising tensions in the race.
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With frozen summer fruit, you can relive sweet, sunny days in these 8 recipes

Frozen summer fruit can help capture the magic of summer in the middle of winter.
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