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Growing number of GOP senators oppose Trump impeachment trial

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, rioters loyal to President Donald Trump, storm the Capitol in Washington. The words of Trump supporters who are accused of participating in the deadly U.S. Capitol riot may end up being used against him in his Senate impeachment trial as he faces the charge of inciting a violent insurrection.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

A growing number of Republican senators say they oppose holding an impeachment trial

Analysis: Tests of Biden's leadership come quickly

President Joe Biden, with Vice President Kamala Harris by his side, signs executive orders Friday in the State Dining Room at the White House. (Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford)

The opening days of President Joe Biden's administration produced a stack of executive actions and a $1.9 trillion legislative proposal focused on the coronavirus pandemic and the weakened economy. With those initiatives come two early tests. Can...

Trump jumps into divisive battle over GOP - with threat to start 'MAGA Party'

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo with the White House in the background, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Former President Donald Trump threw himself back into politics this weekend by publicly endorsing a devoted and divisive acolyte in Arizona who has embraced his false election conspiracy theories and entertained the creation of a new "MAGA Party."

At 78 and the oldest president, Biden sees a world changed

President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

When Joe Biden took the oath of office as the 46th president, he became not only the oldest newly inaugurated U.S. chief executive in history but also the oldest sitting president ever

Organizers of Trump rally had been on campaign’s payroll

Former President Donald Trump’s campaign paid more than $2.7 million over two years to individuals and companies that organized the Jan. 6 rally that led to rioters storming the U.S. Capitol, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

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Senate agrees to start Trump's impeachment trial on Feb. 9

President Donald Trump speaks to crowd before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

The impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump will begin Feb. 9 under a deal reached Friday by top Senate leaders - delaying by two weeks the high-stakes proceedings over whether Trump incited the violent Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Schumer: House to send Trump impeachment article Monday

On the first full day of Democratic control, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., walks to the chamber after meeting with new senators from his caucus, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. From left are Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., Schumer, Sen. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., rear, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., who chairs the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga. The pivotal Georgia runoff election this month was decisive in handing Democrats the majority in the Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday

Guard troops head home after helping secure Biden inaugural

National Guard troops continue to be deployed around the Capitol one day after the inauguration of President Joe Biden, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

As many as 15,000 National Guard members are preparing to leave Washington, D

Fauci unleashed: Doc takes 'liberating' turn at center stage

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks with reporters in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

After surviving nearly a year of darts and undermining comments from former President Donald Trump, Dr. Anthony Fauci is back

McConnell seeks to push impeachment trial to February

On the first full day of the new Democratic majority in the Senate, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the top Republican, walks to the chamber for the start of business as the minority leader, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. There is now a 50-50 split between Republicans and Democrats, but with Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaker, the majority shifts by the slimmest of margins. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial by a week or more to give the former president time to review the case

White House: Biden confident in FBI head, will retain him

FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks during a briefing about the upcoming presidential inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, at FEMA headquarters, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)

The White House press secretary says President Joe Biden has confidence in FBI Director Chris Wray and plans to keep him in the job

Democrats ask ethics panel to investigate Sens. Cruz, Hawley

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wears a face mask as he arrives for a confirmation hearing for Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington.. (Stefani Reynolds/Pool via AP)

Seven Democratic senators have asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley “to fully understand their role” in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol by supporters of former President...

Biden inauguration: The day in photos

Joe Biden with Jill Biden is sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts as the 46th President of the United States on Jan. 20 in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton

WASHINGTON — Photos from Wednesday's inauguration by Washington Post photographers.

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Ledyard man on parole for robbery charged with giving narcotics to girl who overdosed

Police charged a 27-year-old local man Friday with giving prescription narcotics to a 17-year-old girl who overdosed and required CPR and Narcan to restore her breathing.

Police logs - Jan. 24, 2021

Arrests by state and local police around the region.

Police logs - Jan. 23, 2021

Arrests by local and state police across the region.

Police seek suspect in Waterford bank robbery

The scene of a robbery at the People's United Bank on Broad Street in Waterford on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, on the New London-Waterford town line.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Police are investigating a Friday morning robbery at People’s Bank, at the corner of Broad Street and Jefferson Avenue.

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Colchester man who survived EEE and COVID-19 alleges abuse at rehab centers

Richard Pawulski talks about his  experiences recovering from Eastern Equine Encephaltis in nursing homes with his wife, Malgorzata, at his side Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, while at their home in Colchester.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A local man who survived Eastern equine encephalitis and then COVID-19, has returned home after more than a year in rehabilitation centers, where he alleges he was neglected, abused and forced to attempt suicide.

Proposal could mean Millstone reactors could operate 20 years longer than expected

The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission is discussing the possibility of expanding license renewal for nuclear reactors to 100 years, potentially opening the door for Millstone Nuclear Power Station reactors to remain licensed until 2075 and 2085,...

Pawcatuck fifth-grader named to Connecticut Kid Governor's Cabinet

Claire Li, a fifth-grader student at West Vine School, was sworn in Friday as a member of the Connecticut Kid Governor’s Cabinet on Friday. Claire Li

Beach dancing

Stacey Piwcio, from left, her sister Kristy Piwcio and friend Aiden Graves-Harrison,  all of Massachusetts, record themselves dancing while visiting Ocean Beach in New London on Sunday, January 24, 2021.  They were taking a road trip for the day and decided to make a tiktok video at the beach for fun.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Stacey Piwcio, her sister Kristy Piwcio and friend Aiden Graves-Harrisin record themselves dancing for a tiktok video while visiting Ocean Beach Park in New London on Sunday.