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Are The Senators In The Impeachment Trial 'Jurors' — Or Something Else?

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The Rev. Randolph Hollerith, dean of the Washington National Cathedral (from left); the Rt. Rev. Carl Wright, the Episcopal Church's bishop suffragan for the armed forces; and Maj. Gen. Steven Schaick, the Air Force chief of chaplains, participate in the blessing of a Bible for swearing in U.S. Space Force officials. Danielle E. Thomas/Washington National Cathedral hide caption

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announce new sanctions on Iran at the White House on Friday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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This house in Beirut is referred to in court documents as belonging to former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, who fled Japan where he faced criminal charges and ended up in Lebanon. Joseph Eid/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael James Goble, who was killed during combat operations in Kunduz province, Afghanistan, on Sunday. U.S. Army/Department of Defense hide caption

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