Updated Apr 23, 2019

Kamala Harris: Congress should take steps towards Trump's impeachment

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Congress should take steps toward the impeachment of President Trump following the release of the redacted Mueller report, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) told a CNN town hall in New Hampshire Monday.

"I think we have very good reason that there is an investigation that has been conducted that has produced evidence that tells us that this president and his administration have engaged in obstruction of justice. I believe Congress should take the steps toward impeachment."

The big picture: At the town hall, Harris discussed her stance on a range of issues, including gun control. She told the audience she would sign an executive order directing government agencies to write new rules if Congress doesn't "get their act together" and pass a bill on guns in the first 100 days of a Harris administration.

The backdrop: Harris' comments on impeaching Trump came 3 days after 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for his impeachment.

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CNN crew arrested live on air while reporting on Minneapolis protests

CNN's Omar Jimenez and his crew were arrested Friday by Minneapolis state police while reporting on the protests that followed the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in the city.

What happened: CNN anchors said Jimenez and his crew were arrested for not moving after being told to by police, though the live footage prior to their arrests clearly shows Jimenez talking calmly with police and offering to move wherever necessary.

First look: Trump courts Asian American vote amid coronavirus

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The president's re-election campaign debuts its "Asian Americans for Trump" initiative in a virtual event tonight, courting a slice of the nation's electorate that has experienced a surge in racism and harassment since the pandemic began.

The big question: How receptive will Asian American voters be in this moment? Trump has stoked xenophobia by labeling COVID-19 the "Chinese virus" and the "Wuhan virus" and equating Chinatowns in American cities to China itself.

How the U.S. might distribute a coronavirus vaccine

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Now that there are glimmers of hope for a coronavirus vaccine, governments, NGOs and others are hashing out plans for how vaccines could be distributed once they are available — and deciding who will get them first.

Why it matters: Potential game-changer vaccines will be sought after by everyone from global powers to local providers. After securing supplies, part of America's plan is to tap into its military know-how to distribute those COVID-19 vaccines.