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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a campaign rally Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Warren: Begin Trump impeachment

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday became the first major 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to urge her party to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump in the wake of the special counsel's newly released report. Published April 19, 2019

Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper warms up in the on-deck circle during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Fake Bryce Harper jerseys flood Philly, DHS says

Customs authorities said Friday they have already intercepted more than 300 counterfeit Bryce Harper jerseys destined for Philadelphia, looking to take advantage of the city's newest superstar acquisition. Published April 19, 2019

Oswaldo Barrientos walks among marijuana plants at the grow facility where he works near downtown Denver on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. He said U.S. immigration officials blocked his application for citizenship because he works in the marijuana industry. Barrientos was brought to the U.S. from El Salvador illegally as a child and started working in the industry in 2014. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

Marijuana crimes may cost migrants chance at citizenship

The government's chief legal immigration agency announced new policy guidance Friday saying that marijuana-related crimes can still prevent someone from earning citizenship or other immigration benefits, even if use is considered legal under their state law. Published April 19, 2019

U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., chair of the House Judiciary Committee, speaks during a news conference, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

House subpoenas full Mueller report

House Democrats escalated the battle over access to the special counsel's report Friday when Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler issued a subpoena demanding the full document be produced to Congress. Published April 19, 2019

President Donald Trump, stops to look across the tarmac as he greets supporters upon his arrival at Palm Beach International Airport, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Trump traveled to Florida to spend the Easter weekend as his Mar-a-Lago estate. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Mueller report produces damning exoneration of Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller's 22-month investigation produced a damning exoneration of President Trump, finding that he did not conspire with Russia to subvert the 2016 election but did repeatedly attempt to shape the follow-up probes themselves with threats to fire investigators or cajole witnesses. Published April 18, 2019

In this Oct. 28, 2013, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller is seated at FBI Headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

DOJ offers Congress look at less-redacted Mueller report

The Justice Department will make a less-redacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's report available to key members of Congress next week, an assistant attorney general said in a letter Thursday evening -- though he insisted the information the lawmakers see must remain secret. Published April 18, 2019

Journalists in the press room in the West Wing of the White House watch the televised broadcast of Attorney General William Barr speaking alongside Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, right, and Deputy Attorney General Ed O'Callaghan, left, about the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report April 18, 2019, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Mueller's 'road map' for impeachment

Special counsel Robert Mueller said one reason he didn't recommend bringing charges against President Trump is that it could have foreclosed Congress' ability to impeach him. Published April 18, 2019

U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., chair of the House Judiciary Committee, speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in New York. The Justice Department on Thursday plans to release a redacted version of the special counsel's report on Russian election interference and Donald Trump's campaign. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Top Dems say Mueller report shows Trump committed crimes

Top Democrats said Thursday that they do see evidence of criminal behavior by President Trump in the newly released special counsel's report -- though they stopped short of suggesting impeachment. Published April 18, 2019

President Trump (AP)

'This is the end of my presidency'

When Robert Mueller was appointed in 2017 to probe President Trump, the president saw it as a catastrophe of colossal proportions, saying it marked "the end of my presidency," according to the special counsel's final report. Published April 18, 2019

Attorney General William Barr speaks alongside Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, right, and Deputy Attorney General Ed O'Callaghan, rear left, about the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report during a news conference, Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Department of Justice in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Barr: Mueller found no Russia conspiracy

Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence that any American -- neither on the Trump campaign or otherwise -- conspired with the Russian government or its operatives to interfere in the 2016 election, Attorney General William Barr announced Thursday. Published April 18, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, speaks as she stands next to Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., left, and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., right, following their meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Pelosi, Schumer demand Mueller speak out

The top two congressional Democrats demanded Thursday that special counsel Robert Mueller testify to Congress about his investigation into President Trump, saying they don't trust the attorney general to be fair. Published April 18, 2019

In this Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, aerial file photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agent looks out along the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border in Rio Grande City, Texas. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Wednesday, April 4, 2018, that President Donald Trump and border-state governors are working to immediately deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Smugglers use 'lookout' drone to sneak illegals into U.S.

Smugglers are using a new tactic to try to sneak migrants across the border, agents said Wednesday, detailing the first detected use of what they called a "lookout" drone to try to figure out where agents were stationed. Published April 17, 2019

Attorney General William Barr leaves his home in McLean, Va., on Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019. Special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Russian interference in the 2016 election is expected to be released publicly on Thursday and has said he is redacting four types of information from the report. Congressional Democrats are demanding to see the whole document and its evidence. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)

Democrats demand William Barr cancel Mueller report press conference

House Democratic chairmen demanded Wednesday that Attorney General William P. Barr cancel his press conference slated for Thursday morning to detail the special counsel's report into the 2016 election, saying they don't want him to shape Americans' opinions. Published April 17, 2019

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is shown a view of Philadelphia by Lopa Kolluri, Chief Development and Operating Officer for the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA), Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Philadelphia. Carson was in Philadelphia to announce the awarding of $74 million in grants to hundreds of public housing authorities across the country. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma) 88 FILE **

HUD moves to cancel illegal immigrants' public housing access

The Trump administration is proposing a new rule to try to block some 32,000 illegal immigrant-led families from claiming public housing assistance, saying it's unfair to hundreds of thousands of Americans who are stuck on waiting lists. Published April 17, 2019