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Brazil Senate debates fate of Rousseff, final vote Wednesday

Senators deciding whether to oust President Dilma Rousseff headed into a long night of debate Tuesday, with so many wanting to speak that the judge presiding over the impeachment trial put off the final vote until Wednesday.

Many of the 81 senators signed up to speak, prompting Chief Justice Ricardo Lewandowski to announce that the vote could not happen Tuesday as originally planned. He said the trial would adjourn after all senators finished speaking, then resume Wednesday morning.

Earlier Tuesday, the prosecution and defense made their final arguments.

Janaina Paschoal, the lead lawyer presenting the case against Brazil's first female president, said the suspended...