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A stack of red hats seen from the side sits on a folding table among other Trump merchandise
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“Horrible,” “a waste of time” and “a waste of money.” Those are words from people lined up to see President Donald Trump in Battle Creek Wednesday. They were describing the effort to impeach the president, a few hours before the final vote. One supporter also explained why he won’t be voting for Justin Amash anymore, and a vendor described his bestselling shirt, the “Trump .45."

House Impeachment Vote

Dec 18, 2019
U.S. Capitol Liam James Doyle/NPR
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The House of Representatives debates and votes on articles of impeachment against President Trump.

School buses line up in a circle drive at Western Michigan University
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Update: KPS now says it will include books with LGBTQ, disability and socioeconomic themes in the Diverse Classroom Libraries initiative.

This story has been updated to include further statements by the school district.

Kalamazoo Public Schools is running into controversy as the district seeks to diversify books in elementary classrooms. On Tuesday KPS confirmed that effort won’t include books with LGBTQ themes.

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The House Judiciary Committee votes on articles of impeachment against President Trump.

looking up a concrete stem at a large, wide, pale-blue metal circular object
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

In the spring, two large objects began to take shape by southbound US-131 between I-94 and Stadium Drive in Kalamazoo: a concrete tube and a sort of dish next to it.