Top News Photos: House to Draft Articles of Impeachment, Rockefeller Tree Lighting, More


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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced that the House will proceed with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Speaker's Balcony in the U.S. Capitol, Dec. 5, 2019, in Washington, D.C. After weeks of hearings by the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees, Pelosi found enough support among House Democrats to proceed with impeachment against Trump, who is accused of seeking foreign help to investigate a domestic political opponent.

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The 77-foot Norway spruce erected in New York's Rockefeller Plaza turns on for the 87th annual "Christmas in Rockefeller."

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Constitutional law experts, from left, Harvard Law School professor Noah Feldman, Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan, University of North Carolina Law School professor Michael Gerhardt and George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley, are sworn in to testify during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Leaders of the NATO alliance countries, and its secretary general, join Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles for a group picture during a reception at Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday Dec. 3, 2019, as they gathered to mark 70-years of the alliance.

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An NTSB air safety investigator examines the wreckage of the Pilatus PC-12 that crashed in Chamberlain, South Dakota, on Nov. 30, 2019, shortly after departure from Chamberlain Municipal Airport. Nine people, including two children, died in the crash.

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The family of Jack Merritt take part in a vigil at The Guildhall to honor him and Saskia Jones, both victims of Friday's attack on the London Bridge, in Cambridge, England, Dec. 2, 2019. The bridge reopened to cars and pedestrians three days after a man previously convicted of terrorism offenses stabbed Merritt and Jones to death and injured three others before being shot and killed by police.

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Protesters march during a rally in Hong Kong, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. China suspended visits to Hong Kong by U.S. military ships and aircrafts and threatened to sanction other NGOs with ties to the U.S. after President Donald Trump signed a law sanctioning Chinese and Hong Kong officials found carrying out human rights abuses.

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Visitors walk into a pollution pod, an immersive art installation which encourages visitors to experience the daily reality of air pollution lived by millions, during the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 at the 'IFEMA - Feria de Madrid' exhibition centre, in Madrid, on December 2, 2019. - Spain's Socialist government offered to host this year's UN climate conference, known as COP25, from December 2 to December 13, 2019, after the event's original host Chile withdrew last month due to deadly riots over economic inequality

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Dutch police block pedestrians from a street after a stabbing incident in the center of The Hague, Netherlands, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Dutch police say multiple people have been injured in a stabbing incident in The Hague's main shopping street.

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Police evacuate people from Borough Market on the south side of London Bridge in London, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. British police say several people were stabbed near London Bridge, before a suspect was detained and fatally shot.

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A koala named Paul from Lake Innes Nature Reserve recovers from his burns in the ICU at The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital on Nov. 29, 2019, in Port Macquarie, Australia. Volunteers from the Koala Hospital have been working alongside National Parks and Wildlife Service crews searching for koalas following weeks of devastating bushfires across New South Wales and Queensland.

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A blaze runs through a plant in Port Neches, Texas, after it exploded early Wednesday morning on Nov. 27, 2019. Three employees were injured from the blast at the plant, which manufactures chemical and petroleum-based products.

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Rescuers search at a damaged building after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Thumane, Albania, Nov. 26, 2019. Albania observed a day of mourning as the death toll rose to 26, with 650 people injured.

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President Donald Trump throws a hat as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Sunrise, Florida, Nov. 26, 2019. Trump will join the rest of his family and spend the Thanksgiving holiday at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

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People gather on the Roemerberg Square to visit the traditional Christmas market in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019.

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A helicopter drops water on the Cave Fire burning along Highway 154 in Los Padres National Forest, California, above Santa Barbara on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. The fire grew to more than 3,200 acres by Monday night, forcing evacuations from Santa Barbara and Goleta.

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Two male turkeys from North Carolina named Bread and Butter hang out in their hotel room at the Willard InterContinental Hotel, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Washington. The turkeys will be pardoned by the president during a ceremony at the White House ahead of Thanksgiving.

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Rescuers respond at the site of a damaged building after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Thumane, Albania, Nov. 26, 2019. A powerful pre-dawn quake killed at least 18 people in Albania and injured hundreds more.

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Candidates from a pro-Beijing political party apologize for their defeat in the local district council election in Hong Kong, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. The pro-democracy opposition swept to a resounding victory in Hong Kong elections, as a record turnout dealt a clear rebuke to city leader Carrie Lam and her handling of violent protests that have divided the Chinese territory.

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Farmers park their tractors on the 'Road of June 17' in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Some thousands farmers are expected in the German capital for a protest rally against the German and European agriculture policy.

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Pope Francis caresses a child in Popemobile as he arrives for Holy Mass at Tokyo Dome Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Tokyo.

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Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, arrives at the Centre County Courthouse to be resentenced Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

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Inyoung You leaves Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, after pleading not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors say You sent her boyfriend, Alexander Urtula, more than 47,000 text messages in the last two months of their relationship, including many urging him to "go kill yourself."

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The new Tesla Cybertruck show cracked windows after metal balls were hurled at the car to show its indestructibility at Tesla's design studio, Nov. 21, 2019, in Hawthorne, California.

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Hunter, a young Belgian Malinois, keeps an eye on Jazz, a nine-day-old giraffe, as orphanage worker Janie Van Heerden looks on at the Rhino orphanage in the Limpopo province of South Africa, Nov. 22 2019. Jazz who was brought in after being abandoned by her mother at birth, is being taken care of and fed at the orphanage some three hours north of Johannesburg by Janie Van Heerden, seen right, and has been befriended by Hunter and its sibling Duke.

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From left: Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Mayor of South Bend Pete Buttigieg; Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.; former Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Sen. Kamala Harris. D-Calif.; tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang and billionaire-philanthropist Tom Steyer seen in the fifth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season. The fifth debate, co-hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post, stretched over the divisive issue of adopting universal health care.

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Former White House national security aide Fiona Hill, left, and David Holmes, a U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, are sworn in to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents.

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Students practice flipping boards with photos to reveal a full-mosaic portrait of Pope Francis before a Holy Mass at National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019.

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Former State Department special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, left, and former National Security Council Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs Tim Morrison are sworn in before testifying to the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill, Nov. 19, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The committee heard testimony during the third day of open hearings in the impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump, whom House Democrats say held back U.S. military aid for Ukraine while demanding it investigate his political rivals and the unfounded conspiracy theory that Ukrainians, not Russians, were behind the 2016 computer hacking of the Democratic National Committee.