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US House of Representatives impeaches President Trump

On Wednesday, the United States House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump over complaints arising from an alleged abuse of power. Trump, the third President to be impeached by the House, is to face trial in the Senate.

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US Federal judge rules American Samoans are citizens, then delays implementation pending appeal

United States District Judge Clark Waddoups reconsidered his decision made the previous day — that people born in American Samoa are United States citizens and not merely U.S. nationals. Instead, he put a stay on his ruling until the issue is resolved upon appeal.

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Conservative Party wins majority in 2019 UK general election

In a general election, the United Kingdom's Conservative Party netted an additional 66 seats, totaling 365 seats, surpassing the 326 seats needed for a majority in Parliament. Before this election, the Conservative Party was the largest party, but had just 318 seats, which is not a majority.

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Samoan government temporarily shuts down for nationwide measles vaccination drive

The government of Samoa began a planned two-day shutdown to make way for a nationwide vaccination campaign to combat the measles outbreak that had, by reports, infected over 4200 of the island nation's roughly 200,0000 residents since October and killed at least 62, including, according to government reports, 54 small children.

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Greta Thunberg named 2019 Time Person of the Year

Time magazine announced its selection of climate change activist Greta Thunberg as their 2019 "Person of the Year". The sixteen-year-old Swede is currently the youngest recipient of the 92-year award. Thunberg received the award for her work drawing attention to the issue of climate change.

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