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Impeaching the president is a very solemn and historic matter,of course. But dark humor is never far below the surface when discussing DonaldTrump, and the impeachment announced by House Democrats on Tuesday morning isno exception – as Stephen Colbert reminds us.

The Late Show host’s annotation of the announcement is masterful (as is his mild trolling of the committee chairman who showed up late to this historic event). Colbert and his bandleader Jon Batiste even have a catchy holiday jingle to remind you what this scandal is all about.

Just click and laugh.

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FBI attack suspect Ricky Shiffer, right, and at US Capitol on January 6, 2021

(Reuters) - An armed man who tried to breach the FBI building in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday was shot dead by police following a car chase, a gun battle and a standoff in a cornfield northeast of town, officials said.

Police had yet to identify the dead man and during a pair of news briefings declined to comment on his motive. The New York Times and NBC News, citing unnamed sources, identified him as Ricky Shiffer, 42, who may have had extreme right-wing views.

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Federal agents were searching for secret documents pertaining to nuclear weapons among other classified materials when they raided former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home on Monday, according to a new report.

Citing people familiar with the investigation, the Washington Post reported on Thursday night that some of the documents sought by investigators in Trump’s home were related to nuclear and “special access programs,” but didn’t specify if they referred to the U.S. arsenal or another nations' weapons, or whether such documents were found.

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