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    Brazilian Committee Votes to Impeach Rousseff

    She’s not out … yet. But a big hurdle has been cleared for those who want to see Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff impeached. A special congressional meeting last night voted 38-27 to recommend her removal from office. Rousseff has been implicated in a massive energy scandal and is facing charges of subverting budget regulations during her re-election campaign. A full lower-house vote on impeachment is expected this weekend, and if it goes through it’ll be sent on to the Brazilian Senate.

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