Capitol riot: Calls grow for Trump to be removed from office

 Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer said Mr Trump should be removed immediately. If he is not, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says he could be impeached.

Four people died during the riot, and 68 have now been arrested.

Police have faced criticism for failing to stop the rioters breaking in.

The official responsible for the security in the House of Representatives, the sergeant at arms, has now resigned. Mr Schumer has called for his counterpart in the Senate to be sacked.

Former US Rep. John Dingell hospitalized for heart procedure

Dingell's wife, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, released a statement Tuesday saying her 89-year-old husband was admitted to Henry Ford Hospital on Monday for a heart procedure. She didn't offer specifics, but said her husband was comfortable and "his usual feisty self."

The Democrat served 59 years in Congress, after being elected in 1955 to fill the House seat vacated by his father. Debbie Dingell was elected to her husband's Detroit-area seat after he decided to retire last year.

Pope Francis heads to Philadelphia for Catholic family event

This journey is expected to be  most centered on ordinary Catholics: a Vatican-organized rally for the family that will culminate in an outdoor Mass for a million people.

Francis will spend the last two of his six days in the U.S. in Philadelphia as the star attraction at the World Meeting of Families, a conference for more than 18,000 people from around the world that has been underway as the pope traveled to Washington and New York.

Pope Francis urges Congress to embrace migrants

Referencing the migration crisis in Europe as well as the United States' own struggle with immigration from Latin America, Francis summoned lawmakers "to respond in a way which is always humane, just and fraternal."

"We must not be taken aback by their numbers, but rather view them as persons, seeing their faces and listening to their stories, trying to respond as best as we can to their situation," Francis urged.

Obama, Democratic leaders huddle as shutdown threat looms

A partial shutdown will occur Oct. 1 unless lawmakers provide money to keep the federal government functioning. A few weeks later, Congress likely will need to vote to raise the debt ceiling so that the government can borrow money to meet its existing financial commitments.

Obama's meeting with Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi occurs as the Senate's top Republican, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, is promising that there will be no government shutdown. 

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton: Cuba embargo must go

The position, which Clinton has already outlined in her 2014 book "Hard Choices," puts her in line with President Barack Obama, who moved in December to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba and has called for normalized trade relations.

Perhaps more importantly, it draws a sharp contrast with two top Republican presidential contenders from Florida, Senator Marco Rubio and former Governor Jeb Bush, at a time when younger Cuban-American voters in Florida are softening their stance on the matter.