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Kayla's Morning Kickstart


On the second day of opening statements, House impeachment managers revisited points they'd already made about why and how Donald Trump abused his power as President. According to CNN, they say Trump doesn't have to have committed a crime to be impeached. The House team's goal was to convince skeptical Republicans to admit new evidence and witnesses, reports CNN. House managers have almost eight hours to make opening arguments and tackle the second article of impeachment: obstruction of Congress. In the meantime, Trump tweeted 142 times on Wednesday.

Crack down on "birth tourism"

The Trump administration's new policies about immigration go into affect. The administration is trying to crack down on "birth tourism," which happens when parents move to the U.S. to ensure that their child is an American citizen. According to the State Department, though, you cannot ask someone if they are pregnant, so it is unclear how this policy will be carried out.

Iraqi protests

Hundreds of thousands of protesters are gathered in Baghdad today to raise their voices about U.S. occupation in Iraq. The Iraqi parliament voted to expel U.S. forces, but the Trump administration seems to have no plan to leave the country. Iraqi citizens consider the killing of Qasem Soleimani a hostile crime.

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