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The Latest: Capitol fireplaces go cold for impeachment trial


January 26, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump (all times local):

7:40 p.m.

The impeachment trial has claimed one of the U.S. Capitol's quaintest traditions — the crackling blazes in fireplaces that are the perk of senior lawmakers, senators and staff working in the building's oldest rooms and offices.

The chill has spread to both sides of the U.S. Capitol, where a letter signed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was posted on a dormant fireplace in the lobby off the House chamber. Ordinarily, it would be blazing during evening votes.


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