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10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. INTEL OFFICIALS: RUSSIA BOOSTING TRUMP CANDIDACY The warning raises questions about the integrity of the presidential campaign and whether the Trump administration is taking the proper steps to combat the kind of interference that the U.S. saw in 2016. 2. SOUTH KOREA UPS EMERGENCY RESPONSE China’s neighbor reports 100 new virus cases, bringing the […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL RACE DEEPLY UNSETTLED It may be up to New Hampshire to put some structure around the contest after the chaos in Iowa failed to winnow the race. 2. VIRUS DEATH TOLL ACCELERATES Fatalities in China from a new virus top 100 for the first time and pushes the total past 1,000 dead, […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. WHAT TO WATCH AS IMPEACHMENT HEADS TO SENATE Speaker Nancy Pelosi will name the prosecutors, the House will vote and a procession will carry the articles of impeachment to the Senate for a trial expected to begin next week. 2. DEMOCRATS RELEASE NEW DOCUMENTS Among the files obtained from a close associate of Rudy […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. GOP WEIGHS IMPEACHMENT TRIAL OPTIONS Republican senators are conferring privately about whether to allow a motion to dismiss the charges against President Trump or to call additional witnesses for testimony. 2. TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SHIFTS RATIONALE ON IRAN GENERAL’S KILLING Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General William Barr give voice to the broader […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. IRAN CRACKS DOWN ON PROTESTERS Videos verified by The Associated Press show police and security forces firing live ammunition and tear gas to disperse demonstrators protesting against the Islamic Republic’s initial denial that it shot down a Ukrainian jetliner. 2. PRESIDENT’S SUGGESTION FOR HIS LOOMING IMPEACHMENT TRIAL Donald Trump says the Senate should simply […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. IRAN SAYS UKRAINIAN PLANE WAS ON FIRE, TRIED TO TURN BACK Ukraine is considering a missile strike or terrorism as possible theories for the crash of a Ukrainian jetliner, despite Iran’s contention that mechanical failure doomed the flight that killed 176 people. 2. STANDOFF OVER IMPEACHMENT TRIAL DEEPENS While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. IRAN ATTACKS US BASES IN IRAQ WITH MISSILES It was Iran’s most brazen assault on America since the 1979 seizing of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, and Iranian state TV says it was in revenge for the U.S. killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani. 2. HIGH-STAKES DECISION LOOMS FOR TRUMP The president huddled with his […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. STAMPEDE ERUPTS AT IRAN GENERAL’S FUNERAL More than 30 people were killed and nearly 200 injured during the procession for Gen. Qassem Soleimani, killed in a U.S. airstrike last week. 2. US PREPARES FOR POSSIBLE IRANIAN REPRISAL U.S. officials are noting heightened levels of military readiness in Iran and preparing for a possible “tit-for-tat” […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP ATTACKS LAWMAKERS AGAIN IN NORTH CAROLINA He turns a campaign rally into a dissection of four Democratic congresswomen of color, deriding their liberal views and repeating that they leave the country, prompting the crowd to chant “Send her back!” 2. WHAT TRUMP IS LEANING ON TO WIN IN 2020 The president places racial […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TARGETED LAWMAKERS FIGHT BACK Four Democratic congresswomen of color fire back at Trump for tweets widely denounced as racist, condemning what they call “xenophobic bigoted remarks” and renewing calls for impeachment proceedings. 2. HOW AMERICANS VIEW RACE RELATIONS They consider it to be generally bad in the United States — and say Trump has […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TROPICAL STORM LASHES SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA Barry’s wind and rain start to lash Louisiana as New Orleans and coastal communities brace for a drenching from what’s expected to be the first hurricane of the season. 2. PRESIDENT ABANDONS BID TO INCLUDE CITIZENSHIP QUESTION ON CENSUS Trump abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. UK: IRANIAN VESSELS TRIED TO BLOCK BRITISH SHIP IN THE GULF Britain say three Iranian vessels unsuccessfully tried to impede the passage of a British commercial vessel through the Strait of Hormuz; Iran’s Revolutionary Guard denied the allegations. 2. WHO IS DEFENDING EPSTEIN DEAL Labor Secretary Alex Acosta stood by his handling of a […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. CABINET MEMBER UNDER FIRE AS EPSTEIN CASE REAPPRAISED President Trump said he would be looking “very closely” at Labor Secretary Alex Acosta’s handling of a sex trafficking case involving now-jailed billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein. But he also praised Acosta’s performance on the job and saying he felt “very badly” for him. 2. DEMS STRUGGLING […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. REPORTS: TEHRAN ENRICHING ABOVE DEAL’S LIMIT Semi-official media in Iran is quoting the country’s nuclear agency spokesman as saying Tehran is now enriching uranium to 4.5%. 2. NAVY ADMIRAL TO STAND DOWN The extraordinary downfall of Adm. William Moran, who was set to become the service’s top officer, was prompted by what Navy Secretary […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. AIRSTRIKE HITS MIGRANT DETENTION CENTER IN LIBYA A Libyan minister claims a foreign country was behind the strike in the capital, Tripoli, killing at least 44 people and wounding more than 130. 2. IRAN WILL ENRICH URANIUM TO ‘ANY AMOUNT WE WANT’ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is warning Europe that Tehran will “take the […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. BORDER PATROL CHIEF CONDEMNS AGENTS’ OFFENSIVE FACEBOOK POSTS Carla Provost says sexist posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments questioning the authenticity of a photo of drowned migrants are “completely inappropriate.” 2. BEIJING ENDS SILENCE ON HONG KONG PROTESTS China’s government expresses strong backing for the chief executive’s administration, condemning the occupation and […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP JOKES WITH PUTIN AT G-20 With a smirk and a finger point, the American leader dryly tells Russia’s president “Don’t meddle with the election” in their first meeting since the Mueller report became public. 2. KAMALA HARRIS DELIVERS CIVIL RIGHTS BLOW ON BIDEN The California senator offers a deeply personal attack on the […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. DEMOCRATS RAISE CLASS WARFARE IN 1ST DEBATE Ten Democrats rail against a national economy and a Republican administration they say exists only for the rich as the first wave of presidential candidates appeared onstage in Miami. 2. WHAT IS FOCUS OF G-20 SUMMIT Trade and geopolitical tensions, and the looming threat of climate change, […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. MUELLER TO TESTIFY PUBLICLY BEFORE HOUSE COMMITTEES The former special counsel agrees to discuss the report about possible Russian connections to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign in what is likely to be the most highly anticipated congressional hearing in years. 2. GRIM BORDER DROWNING UNDERLINES PERIL OF MIGRATION A grim photograph of a drowned father […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. FEDS MOVE MIGRANT KIDS AFTER AP EXPOSES BAD TREATMENT Most of the children were removed from a Border Patrol station near El Paso, Texas, following reports that more than 300 children were detained in squalid conditions. 2. WHAT IRAN CALLS NEW US SANCTIONS President Rouhani describes the sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. US PREPPED RETALIATORY STRIKES ON IRAN FOR DRONE ATTACK A U.S. official tells the AP targets would have included radars and missile batteries and The New York Times reported that Trump had approved the strikes, but then called them off. 2. GLOBAL CARRIERS TO AVOID STRAIT OF HORMUZ International airlines follow U.S.-registered aircraft which […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. IRAN SHOOTS DOWN US DRONE AMID SPIRALING TENSIONS The Revolutionary Guard says it took down the drone over Iranian airspace, while U.S. officials tell the AP that the downing happened over international airspace in the Strait of Hormuz. 2. WHAT MAY BE ON XI’S AGENDA IN NORTH KOREA In a rare visit to his […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. US NAVY SAYS MINE FROM TANKER ATTACK RESEMBLES IRANIAN ONES The limpet mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore “a striking resemblance” to similar mines displayed by Iran, a Navy explosives expert says, stopping short of directly blaming Tehran for the assault. 2. TRUMP AIRS […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. US AND IRAN NEAR POTENTIAL FLASHPOINT Washington and Tehran are edging closer to a possible confrontation as Tehran says it’s breaking compliance with a nuclear accord and the Trump administration orders more troops to the Middle East. 2. WHO THREATENS TO DEPORT MILLIONS President Donald Trump has tweeted that the United States will remove […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. IRAN SIGNALS MAJOR NUCLEAR CHANGE A spokesman for Iran’s atomic agency says the country will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days. 2. ANGRY PROTESTERS ON THE MOVE Hong Kong demonstrators reject Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s apology as they leave the streets and […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO REVERSED COURSE ON ABORTION POLICY Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says he no longer supports a long-standing congressional ban on using federal money to pay for abortions. 2. WHAT A TOP US COMMANDER IS SAYING ABOUT GULF TENSIONS Gen. Frank McKenzie says Iran appears to have decided to “step back and recalculate” in […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TORNADOES STRAFE KANSAS CITY AREA The vicious storm spawns twisters that downs trees and power lines, damages homes and injures at least a dozen people. 2. WHO THINKS IT’S A 2-MAN RACE Even with a field of 24 Democrats, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are acting like the 2020 presidential […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ‘VIOLENT TORNADO’ TOUCHES DOWN IN MISSOURI CAPITAL The twister wreaks heavy damage in Jefferson City as severe weather sweeps across the state, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in the wreckage of their homes. 2. WHAT TRUMP TOLD TOP DEMOCRATS The president bristles over accusations of a cover-up and says he won’t […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. CAPITOL HILL TO HEAR DUAL HEARINGS ON IRAN POLICY Tehran and tensions in the Persian Gulf as well as Trump’s varying comments are the subject of competing meetings in the House and Senate. 2. YEMEN REBELS ATTACK SAUDI ARMS DEPOT Houthi rebels say they launched a bomb-laden drone into Saudi Arabia, targeting an airport […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO IS PLAYING DOWN THREAT OF WAR WITH IRAN President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict. 2. IRAN’S REGIONAL PROXIES ENSURE IT WILL NEVER FIGHT ALONE From Lebanon and Syria […]