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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 […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. IRAN BLASTS US SANCTIONS AS TENSIONS MOUNT Iran’s foreign minister slams mounting U.S. sanctions as “unacceptable,” even as he insists Tehran is committed to an international nuclear deal. 2. MISSOURI PASSES STRICT ABORTION BILL Just hours after Alabama’s governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law, Missouri’s Republican-led Senate passes legislation to ban abortions […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHAT TANKER SATELLITE IMAGES SHOW The pictures obtained by the AP show no major visible damage to the four oil tankers anchored off the United Arab Emirates that were damaged by what Gulf officials described as “sabotage.” 2. US TARGETS MORE CHINESE GOODS FOR NEW TARIFF HIKES Washington issues a $300 billion target list […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. NIELSEN OUT AS HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY Trump names Kevin McAleenan, the well-respected U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner, to take over as acting head. 2. TRUMP TAKES UNPRECEDENTED STEP AGAINST IRAN Washington is planning to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terrorist organization,” the first such designation by any White House of an entire […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. BUDGET DEAL ALLOWS FOR REDUCED WALL FUNDING Republicans tentatively agree to far less money for Trump’s border wall than his $5.7 billion request, settling for a figure of nearly $1.4 billion, congressional aides say. 2. 2 PARKLAND MOMS NOW DIVIDED OVER GUNS Two women photographed in an anguished embrace during the Parkland school massacre […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. TRUMP TRIES TO TURN BORDER DEBATE WITH EL PASO RALLY In his first rally since November’s midterm elections, the president is aiming to deliver on his elusive signature pledge to American voters. 2. SPONSOR BACKS OFF FAST-TRACK IMPEACHMENT IN VIRGINIA A state lawmaker now suggests he won’t move forward with plans to introduce an […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO WAS THE TARGET OF THREATS BY TABLOID Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him. 2. VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS BRACE FOR POLITICAL FALLOUT OF SCANDAL The political crisis in Virginia threatens […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. VIRGINIA HAS CHECKERED RACIAL PAST Virginia has become more diverse and socially liberal in recent years, but the state continues to struggle with mindsets shaped by its turbulent racial history. 2. BORDER WALL A DELICATE DANCE Some Mexican homes encroach on U.S. soil, posing a dilemma for federal authorities. 3. ‘REVOLUTION BABIES’ REPRESENT MAJOR […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘THERE CANNOT BE WAR AND INVESTIGATION’ In a line from his State of the Union address that largely fell flat, Trump calls on Congress to cast aside partisanship but refuses to yield on immigration policies that have infuriated Democrats. 2. WHAT WILL COME OUT OF TRUMP-KIM II IN VIETNAM Trump has announced plans for […]