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Widow of murdered Kansas engineer had been living in fear of hate crimes since Trump’s election

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Sunayana Dumala — the wife of an Indian-American engineer murdered last Wednesday in Olathe, Kansas — said that she had been living in fear that something like this would happen ever since Pres. Donald Trump was elected in November.

In an interview with the BBC Dumala said that she told her slain husband Srinivas Kuchibhotla that she was afraid of what could happen to their family in the U.S. with hate crimes increasing exponentially in the wake of Trump’s Electoral College victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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“I was so worried I just couldn’t sleep,” she said. “I was talking to Srini and I was like, ‘Will we be safe in this country?’ He would say ‘Nani, Nani, don’t worry. We will be OK. We will be OK.'”

She has returned to India in the wake of the attack, but plans to eventually come back to the home she shared with Kuchibhotla. She is dreading it, she said, because there will be reminders of him “everywhere.”

“His clothes, his side of the sink, the way he used to brush, shower. His daily prayers in that room, preparing his favorite food. It will be tough eating without him,” Dumala told the BBC.

Kuchibhotla was having a drink with two friends from work at Austin’s Bar and Grill when they were accosted by 51-year-old Adam Purinton who demanded to know if the Indian-Americans were in the country legally.

“Get out of my country!” Purinton shouted before leaving Austin’s and returning with a gun.

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He opened fire, killing 32-year-old Kuchibhotla and inuring his coworkers at Garmin, Inc., Alok Madasani, 31, and Ian Grillot, 24.

Purinton is in custody and the attack is being investigated as a hate crime.

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Two impeachment articles expected against President Trump: reports

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Democrats are expected to announce on Tuesday two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, US media reported Monday evening, after laying out their case at a hearing against a president they branded a "clear and present danger" to national security.

The articles will focus on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, The Washington Post said, citing three official familiar with the matter.

It added that the full House of Representatives would vote on the articles next week, ahead of a trial in the Senate.

CNN said a third article on obstruction of justice was still being debated, and the network's sources cautioned that plans were still being finalized.

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Ambassador McFaul ‘shocked’ Trump invited Sergey Lavrov back to the Oval Office: ‘What are they thinking?’

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Former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul repeatedly said he was shocked that President Donald Trump will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday.

McFaul was interviewed Monday evening by Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC "The Last Word," where he contrasted how Trump is treating the Russian government of President Vladimir Putin to the Ukrainian government of President Volodymyr Zelensky.

"Ambassador McFaul, I want to get your reaction to the Russian foreign minister meeting tomorrow at the White House, in the Oval Office, with President Trump," O'Donnell said. "That's his second time. President Zelinsky still hasn't gotten that meeting and Donald trump apparently, apparently may be voted articles of impeachment in committee this week because of his interactions with President Zelensky."

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House Judiciary to vote on Thursday to impeach Donald Trump: report

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Democrats are moving ahead with the impeachment of President Donald Trump following another day of testimony on Monday.

"House Democrats plan to unveil at least two articles of impeachment Tuesday, charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, according to multiple lawmakers and aides. The Judiciary Committee plans to vote on the articles on Thursday, setting up a vote on the House floor next week to make Trump the third president in history to be impeached," Politico reported Monday evening.

"Democratic leaders plan to formally announce the articles at a press conference Tuesday morning. Judiciary Committee Democrats intend to meet ahead of the announcement and review the articles," Politico reported. "The decision to move forward with specific impeachment charges is the most significant move yet for the year-old Democratic House majority, a legacy-defining moment for Speaker Nancy Pelosi that sets up a Senate trial for Trump in early 2020."

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