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United States Senate: Upper house of the United States Congress
The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which, along with the United States House of Representativesā€”the lower chamberā€”constitutes the legislature of the United States. The Senate chamber is located in the north wing of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

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Funding crunch risks U.S. election chaos [Video]

Funding crunch risks U.S. election chaos

[NFA] State election officials face budget cuts after tax revenues plunged in the virus-stricken economy, with consequences that could undermine votersā€™ faith in the polls. This report produced by..

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Wearing a mask is 'not complicated': McConnell [Video]

Wearing a mask is 'not complicated': McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday in Louisville, Kentucky repeated his call for people to wear masks, saying it 'is not complicated' and those in public life should encourage it.

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Senate Dems Unveil Plan for Extension of Federal Unemployment Benefits

The plan was proposed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Democratic Senator Ron Wyden on Wednesday.

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Hickenlooper Wins Colorado Senate Primary [Video]

Hickenlooper Wins Colorado Senate Primary

John Hickenlooper on the Democratic nomination for US Senate in the June 30 primaries. Hickenlooper defeated Andrew Romanoff, the former speaker of the Colorado House. Hickenlooper defeated Andrew..

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New COVID-19 cases could hit 100k per day -Fauci [Video]

New COVID-19 cases could hit 100k per day -Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told a U.S. Senate committee that based on the current surge of COVID-19 cases in some states, the country could..

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Should be 'no stigma' to wearing masks: McConnell [Video]

Should be 'no stigma' to wearing masks: McConnell

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday reiterated his call to wear masks, saying there should be 'no stigma' in doing so.

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Black GOP senator: Trumpā€™s video retweet ā€˜terrible' [Video]

Black GOP senator: Trumpā€™s video retweet ā€˜terrible'

U.S. Senator Tim Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate, said on Sunday that President Donald Trump's now-deleted retweet of a video containing a "white power" message was offensive.

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Mississippi Governor Agrees To Sign Bill For New State Flag [Video]

Mississippi Governor Agrees To Sign Bill For New State Flag

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U.S. Senate backs bill to punish China over HK [Video]

U.S. Senate backs bill to punish China over HK

[NFA] The U.S. Senate passed a bill to punish those who back China's efforts to restrict Hong Kong's autonomy on Thursday. Ryan Brooks reports.

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Republican police reform bill 'lacks substance' -Schumer [Video]

Republican police reform bill 'lacks substance' -Schumer

Following a Republican police reform bill failing in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the bill "lacked substance."

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Biden Campaign Limiting Time With Foreign Powers [Video]

Biden Campaign Limiting Time With Foreign Powers

Business Insider reports that Joe Biden's presidential campaign says it's limiting members' interaction with foreign officials. A campaign official told Politico that President Donald Trump had created..

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Reduced voting sites, heated races in NY and KY [Video]

Reduced voting sites, heated races in NY and KY

New York, Kentucky were among the six states holding primaries Tuesday, with heated, key races and fewer polling sites due to social distancing restrictions. Lisa Bernhard has more.

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Impeaching Barr a 'waste of time' -top Dem [Video]

Impeaching Barr a 'waste of time' -top Dem

U.S. Attorney General William Barr deserves to be impeached over the firing of a federal prosecutor whose office had been investigating President Donald Trump's personal lawyer but the effort would be..

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Trump 'ethically unfit' for presidency: Pelosi [Video]

Trump 'ethically unfit' for presidency: Pelosi

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday revelations in a book by a former top White House aide shows President Donald Trump is unfit and unprepared to be president and Democrats will continue..

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'This is just the beginning' -Schumer celebrates DACA ruling [Video]

'This is just the beginning' -Schumer celebrates DACA ruling

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday celebrated outside the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. with others following the court's decision to block President Donald Trump's bid to end a..

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Senate GOP unveil police reform bill [Video]

Senate GOP unveil police reform bill

[NFA] U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a law enforcement reform bill on Wednesday as a rival to more sweeping Democratic legislation, as Congress sought to curb racial discrimination and police abuses..

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'We hear you' -Sen. Scott unveils police reform bill [Video]

'We hear you' -Sen. Scott unveils police reform bill

Senator Tim Scott, the Senate's only black Republican, who crafted a new police reform bill, said the legislation would create greater safety for both suspects and police. "We hear you. We're listening..

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Schumer calls Trump's executive order on policing 'inadequate' [Video]

Schumer calls Trump's executive order on policing 'inadequate'

During a news conference Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order on police reform, calling it 'inadequate."

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U.S. Senate panel approves subpoena power in Trump-Russia probe [Video]

U.S. Senate panel approves subpoena power in Trump-Russia probe

A divided Senate Judiciary Committee approved sweeping subpoena power on Thursday for a politically charged congressional probe of an FBI investigation into Republican President Donald Trumpā€™s 2016..

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