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Dozens of Republicans in former President George W. Bush’s administration are leaving the party, dismayed by a failure of many elected Republicans to disown Donald Trump after his false claims of election fraud sparked a deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol last month.

WASHINGTON Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s unprecedented second impeachment trial takes shape this week, as Democrats outline their case and Trump scrambles to prepare a defense amid disarray on his legal team. |┬áVideo

Western leaders condemned the coup by Myanmar’s military against Aung San Suu Kyi’s democratically elected government and hundreds of thousands of her supporters took to social media to voice their anger at the takeover.

Robinhood, the U.S. online broker that has emerged as a gateway for amateur traders challenging Wall Street hedge funds, has held talks with banks about raising $1 billion in debt so it can continue to fulfill orders for heavily shorted stocks, according to people familiar with the matter.

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LONDON/TORONTO A rally in the price of silver lifted the metal to an eight-year high on Monday but those gains faded as some investors questioned the ability of social media-driven traders to move prices in a bigger, more liquid market. | Video

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Police officers in Rochester, New York, came under investigation again on Monday after the release of body-camera footage showed officers handcuffing and pepper-spraying a 9-year-old girl.

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WASHINGTON Top Democrats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives filed a joint $1.9 trillion budget measure on Monday, in a step toward bypassing Republicans on COVID-19 relief as President Joe Biden prepared to meet with Republican senators.

WASHINGTON President Joe Biden’s administration on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to cancel upcoming oral arguments and delay further action in two pending appeals that were filed by his Republican predecessor Donald Trump over U.S.-Mexico border wall funding and the so-called “remain in Mexico” asylum policy.

LONDON – About 1,500 of the initial volunteers in a late-stage clinical trial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine were given the wrong dose, but weren’t informed that a mistake had been made after the blunder was discovered, documents obtained by Reuters show.

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(Reuters) -U.S. stocks ended sharply higher on Monday, led by gains in technology shares after last week’s steep market sell-off, while mining shares rose as the retail trading frenzy shifted to silver.

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