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A senate is a deliberative assembly, often the upper house or chamber of a bicameral legislature. The name comes from the ancient Roman Senate, so-called as an assembly of the senior and therefore considered wiser and more experienced members of the society or ruling class.

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Mexico's ruling party suffers first senate resignation

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Italian Senate lifts immunity of defiant Salvini over migrant boat

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What to Watch in the Impeachment Trial on Wednesday

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Italy Senate panel says Salvini kidnapping probe should go ahead

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Democrat Ghazala Hashmi becomes first Muslim woman elected to Virginia's state Senate

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Could Trump Serve a Second Term if Ousted? It’s Up to the Senate

Everyone knows the Senate can remove a president, but a second, lesser-known vote could disqualify someone from future office altogether.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro heralds 'great day' as Senate approves pension reform

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