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Senate acquits Trump on both Articles of Impeachment

The Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump on both articles of impeachment on Feb. 5, ending the third impeachment trial in U.S. history.

The senators voted nearly along party lines to acquit the president of the two charges against him: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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Harvard professor charged with aiding China government

The head of Harvard University’s chemistry and chemical biology department, along with a pair of Chinese nationals, have been charged with aiding the People’s Republic of China, authorities announced Tuesday.

Dr. Charles Lieber, 60, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged by criminal complaint with making a materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statement, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Zaosong Zheng, 30, who was arrested at Logan Airport on Dec. 10, 2019, was charged with attempting to smuggle 21 vials of biological research to China, in addition to making false, fictitious or fraudulent statements.

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Coronavirus contains “HIV insertions” stoking fears of artificially created bioweapon

Over the past few days, the mainstream press has vigorously pushed back against a theory about the origins of the coronavirus that has now infected as many as 70,000+ people in Wuhan alone (depending on whom you believe). The theory is that China obtained the coronavirus via a Canadian research program, and started molding it into a bioweapon at the Institute of Virology in Wuhan. Politifact pointed the finger at Zero Hedge, in particular, though the story was widely shared across independent-leaning media.

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Trump’s immigrant wealth test cleared by Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared President Donald Trump’s administration to start enforcing its new immigrant wealth test, designed to screen out green card applicants seen as being at risk of becoming dependent on government benefits.

In a 5-4 vote along ideological lines, the court blocked a New York federal judge’s ruling that was keeping the policy from taking effect while a legal fight goes forward.

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