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How does impeachment work?

Impeachment is a word most people have grown up with. From Nixon to Clinton, and let's not forget Andrew Johnson in 1868, three US presidents have faced impeachment. Of those three, two have faced formal impeachment votes in the House of Representative and one resigned. Zero have been removed from office by the legislative branch.

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A murder conviction for a former Dallas police officer

A former police officer in Dallas, TX was convicted of murder this week. The officer entered her neighbor's apartment and shot him as he ate ice cream. Her defense: that she was tired, distracted and confused.

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Will Brexit affect individual Americans?

Brexit has been in the headlines for three years - most Americans know the word and, to some degree, what it's about. What they don't think about is how it might affect their own life here at home. While it's technically an international matter concerning the European Union, anything involving politics and the economy is going to have effects that reach beyond borders - even across the Atlantic.

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Can politics threaten the neutrality of the Supreme Court?

Some people embrace a spirited political debate and others cover their ears and run for the hills when the "p-word" comes up. Two things that are certain are that most people aren't neutral about the subject and that politics cannot be completely ignored.

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How dating apps turn well-meaning young men into sex offenders

The internet has long changed the game for romantic dating -- not to mention casual hookups. Since the explosive rise of Tinder in 2012, dating apps have become a permanent fixture in our social landscape. Popular apps come and go, but the concept of finding love (and satisfying lust) online is here to stay.

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Mass shootings and presidential rhetoric: Has Trump fanned the flames of hatred?

After a pair of mass shootings left 31 people dead last weekend, the usual questions are back in the spotlight: How could this happen? How can people with such violent proclivities get their hands on such powerful weapons?

And, this time around, a new question is surfacing with even greater urgency: Has Trump's nationalist rhetoric fueled the fire?

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Federal Jurisdictions, Jeffrey Epstein, And Two Presidents

As we've said before, "if you're charged with a crime and a jury finds you not guilty, the prosecution doesn't get another shot".

The bombshell that pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein has been charged with federal crimes in New York despite already having been adjudicated in Florida more than a decade ago has given rise to questions from news consumers who wonder if this is an example of double jeopardy. The answer? No. Read on for our explanation.

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Supreme Court upholds double-jeopardy exception: What it means for Trump associates

The double jeopardy clause is one of the foundations of our criminal justice system. The Fifth Amendment guarantees that you can't be prosecuted twice for the same offense. If you're charged with a crime and a jury finds you not guilty, the prosecution doesn't get another shot. Without this protection, the prosecution could simply keep coming after you, and your right to a fair trial would be rendered worthless.

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