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10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHO DEMOCRATS INVITED TO TESTIFY IN THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY As hearings enter a second critical week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Trump is welcome to appear or answer questions in writing, if he chooses. 2. HONG KONG POLICE BATTLE PROTESTERS TRAPPED ON UNIVERSITY CAMPUS Using tear gas and batons police fought of demonstrators […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. PROTESTER SHOT BY POLICE IN HONG KONG IN DAY OF SPIRALING VIOLENCE The shooting of an anti-government protester in the stomach by an officer was captured on video as demonstrators blocked train lines and roads and a man was set on fire following an apparent dispute over national identity. 1. WHO SOUGHT PROFIT FROM […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. HOW THE DEATH OF AL-BAGHDADI UNFOLDED The daring raid was the culmination of years of intelligence-gathering work and 48 hours of hurry-up planning once Washington got word that the elusive Islamic State group leader would be at a compound in northwestern Syria. 2. WAITING FOR ELECTRICITY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA Pacific Gas & Electric Co. […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHOSE DEFENSE OF THE PRESIDENT IS BEING SECOND-GUESSED Trump’s acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, in an effort to defend his boss, keeps making problematic statements. 2. CBD PIONEER PLEADS GUILTY IN VAPE CASE Southern California woman is accused of being a drug trafficker who distributed “massive quantities” of synthetic marijuana. More than 30 […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. U.S. TROOPS TO WITHDRAW FROM CHAOTIC NORTHERN SYRIA U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says President Donald Trump has directed U.S. troops in northern Syria to begin pulling out “as safely and quickly as possible.” 2. SYRIAN ARMY FACES TURKISH FORCES Syrian government forces have deployed near the Turkish border, hours after Syrian Kurdish forces […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. TRUMP ALLIES STRUGGLE OVER HOW TO MANAGE IMPEACHMENT THREAT Republicans’ talking points on the whistleblower scandal include a debunked conspiracy theory, the “deep state” and Joe Biden’s son. 2. ‘THIS WAS A HEINOUS CRIME’ Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says he takes full responsibility for the grisly murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHO TRUMP, POMPEO BLAME FOR ATTACK ON SAUDI OIL PLANTS The president, secretary of state and other U.S. officials say Iran carried out the drone strikes that damaged a key petroleum facility. Iran, meanwhile, called the U.S. claims “maximum lies.” 2. MORE THAN 49,000 UAW WORKERS GO ON STRIKE Contract talks with General Motors […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. AFGHANISTAN’S VOW AFTER HORRIFIC WEDDING ATTACK President Ashraf Ghani pledges to “eliminate” all safe havens of the Islamic State group after it claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in the capital this year, with 63 killed and 182 wounded. 2. WHO THE US IS SECRETLY TALKING TO IN VENEZUELA A socialist party boss has […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. DETAILS OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S DEATH NOT YET REVEALED Medical officials have performed an autopsy on the high-profile inmate accused of sexually abusing underage girls and paying them hundreds of dollars in cash for massages but have yet to release the results. 2. WHO IS UNDER SCRUTINY IN FINANCIER’S DEATH Jeffrey Epstein’s death is also […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. TWENTY-NINE KILLED IN 2 MASS SHOOTINGS OVER THE WEEKEND A gunman opened fire Saturday morning in a shopping area packed with thousands of people during the busy back-to-school season. Hours later in Dayton, Ohio, a gunman opened fire in a popular nightlife area. 2. TRUMP’S AWKWARD TWEETS IN SHOOTING AFTERMATH The president tweeted support […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOOD FESTIVAL TURNS DEADLY Four killed, including the suspected gunman, and at least 15 wounded at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival. 2. ACCUSED PRIESTS RECEIVE HELP FROM NONPROFIT A nonprofit group called Opus Bono Sacerdotii has for nearly two decades provided money, shelter, legal help and other support to hundreds, perhaps thousands, […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. UNPOPULAR LEADER FACES PEOPLE’S WRATH Puerto Rico is bracing for what many people expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory as irate islanders pledged to drive Gov. Ricardo Rosselló from office. 2. WHAT TO EXPECT AT CONGRESSIONAL HEARING Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert […]

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 Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHAT DEAL IS BEING QUESTIONED Democrats say Trump’s plan hypes existing efforts while he claims victory for negotiations that staved off a 5% tax on all Mexican goods. 2. FORMER BOSTON RED SOX SLUGGER SHOT Dominican Republic police say David Ortiz was approached from behind and shot at close range in an ambush at […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. TRUMP WARNS IRAN NOT TO THREATEN AMERICA The president tweets about Iran’s “official end” hours after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. 2. WHAT GOOGLE IS SAYING ABOUT HUAWEI The tech giant is assuring users of the Chinese company’s smartphones that Google’s basic services will work on them following U.S. government […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ‘I WAS SCARED, REALLY, REALLY SCARED’ Noya Dahan, 8, had finished praying and gone to play with other children at her Southern California synagogue when she was wounded by a gunman. 2. SOCIALISTS SET TO REIGN IN SPAIN The center-left Socialist party wins re-election and will try to form a government, but it will […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. LOCAL GROUP SUSPECTED IN SRI LANKA BOMBINGS ON EASTER The coordinated bombings that ripped through churches and luxury hotels, killing more than 200 people, were carried out by seven suicide bombers from a domestic militant group. 2. WITNESS DESCRIBES ‘PANIC MODE’ FOLLOWING BOMBINGS People were being evacuated, others were being dragged. Blood and ambulances […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ‘IT HAS TO STOP’ Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota says she’s faced increased death threats since Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. 2. ORGANIZED LABOR NOT THRILLED WITH 2020 HOPEFULS Unions say candidates have debated the Senate filibuster, the size of the Supreme […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. MUELLER’S REPORT COMPLETED, DEBATE CONTINUES The stage is set for new rounds of political and legal fighting after the special counsel did not find evidence that Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. 2. TRUMP’S LEGAL WOES MAY BE FAR FROM OVER Federal and state investigators in New […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHERE NEW ZEALAND SHOOTING SUSPECT GOT GUNS A Christchurch gun shop acknowledges selling guns online to the 28-year-old white supremacist accused of killing 50 people in mosque shootings. 2. ELIZABETH WARREN EMBRACES UNDERDOG ROLE FOR 2020 The Massachusetts senator tells the AP that she sees a plus in skipping high-dollar fundraising events in favor […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ETHIOPIA, CHINA GROUND BOEING JETS AMID GLOBAL MOURNING Ethiopian Airlines grounds all of its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and Chinese aviation officials do the same the day after a crash in Addis Ababa killed all 157 on board. 2. ‘I DIDN’T EXPECT THAT TODAY WILL BE MY FREEDOM DAY’ An Indonesian woman has […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. POWERFUL TORNADO STRIKES ALABAMA The F3 twister packing at least 150 mph winds kills at least 23 people, leveling single-family homes and mobile homes in the rural southeast Alabama town of Beauregard. 2. HOUSE PREPARES TO EXPAND OBSTRUCTION PROBE The chairman of the House committee that would be in charge of impeachment says the […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHAT TOOK BEST PICTURE AT OSCARS In an upset, the segregation-era road-trip drama “Green Book” is crowned top film at the 91st Academy Awards. Not everyone, notably Spike Lee among others, was happy with the result. 2. TRUMP REFRAMES SUMMIT EXPECTATIONS The U.S. president lowers expectations for North Korea’s denuclearization while eager to declare […]

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 Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. PRESIDENT SKEPTICAL ABOUT CHANCES FOR BUDGET AGREEMENT Donald Trump says the odds that a bipartisan House and Senate lawmakers will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are “less than 50-50.” 2. OPIOID SCOURGE’S TOLL ON VICTIMS’ RELATIVES Hundreds of thousands of families continue struggling to contain the worst drug […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IN DAY 24 Congress returns to Washington for its first full week of legislative business since control of the House reverted to Democrats, with no end in sight for the partial closure. 2. SECRETARY OF STATE VISITS MIDDLE EAST Mike Pompeo met Monday with Saudi leaders on the latest stop of a […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. PARTIAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN PERSISTS Trump is standing firm in his border wall demands and newly empowered House Democrats are planning to step up the pressure to reopen the government. 2. CHINA UPBEAT AHEAD OF US TRADE TALKS The two sides face wrangling over technology and their future relationship as a trade dispute threatens to […]