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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. BOY SCOUTS FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the 110-year-old organization hopes to work out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that could total $1 billion. 2. WHO QUALIFIED FOR NEVADA DEBATE Billionaire Mike Bloomberg, marking the first time he’ll stand alongside the Democratic rivals he has so far avoided by […]

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 Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. NOT GUILTY: SENATE ACQUITS TRUMP Mitt Romney was the only Republican senator to vote against acquittal as just the third impeachment trial in American history ends with a divided Congress, and electorate. 2. GLOBAL TOURISM TAKES MAJOR HIT The viral outbreak in China throws the travel industry into chaos, threatening billions in losses and […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. EXTOLLING A ‘GREAT AMERICAN COMEBACK’ President Trump stands before a Congress and nation sharply divided by impeachment and uses his State of the Union address to make a campaign-style case for another four-year term. 2. ‘A MANIFESTO OF MISTRUTHS’ That’s what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said about Trump’s speech after she tore it up […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. DEMOCRATS LAY A BIG CAUCUS EGG The Iowa Democratic Party says that results from the state’s first-in-the-nation caucus are delayed due to “quality checks” and “inconsistencies” in some reporting. 2. HONG KONG WORKERS STRIKE AT HOSPITALS Hong Kong hospitals are cutting services as medical workers walk out for a second day to demand the […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. A STRIKING SHIFT FROM ‘PERFECT’ DEALINGS WITH UKRAINE Trump’s legal team is asserting at his Senate trial that a trade of U.S. military aid for political favors — even if proven — could not be grounds for his impeachment. 2. DEATH TOLL RISES FROM CHINA VIRUS At least 170 are dead and more countries […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. WHETHER TO CALL WITNESSES ROILS TRUMP’S TRIAL The impeachment trial is shifting to questions from senators, a pivotal juncture as Republicans lack the votes for now to block witnesses — potentially scuttling plans for a quick acquittal. 2. CASES OF NEW VIRUS TOP TOTAL FOR SARS China, with 5,974 cases of new virus, has […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. ‘RIGHT MATTERS’ Led by Rep. Adam Schiff, Democratic House prosecutors make an expansive case at Trump’s impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history. 2. HOW CHINA IS DEALING WITH HEALTH CRISIS It is swiftly building a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated to patients infected with a new virus that has killed […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HOW IMPEACHMENT TRIAL WILL RESUME Amid a fight over rules for debate, with Republicans pushing for swift proceedings and Democrats warning of a “cover-up.” 2. ‘PLEASE TAKE EVERY POSSIBLE PRECAUTION’ Anxieties grow after a Chinese government expert reveals that an outbreak of the new coronavirus can be spread from one person to another. 3. […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. POLITICAL STAKES HIGH AS IMPEACHMENT TRIAL LOOMS The trial, only the third such undertaking in U.S. history, is unfolding at the start of the election year, a time of deep political division in the nation. 2. ‘PRESIDENT TRUMP KNEW EXACTLY WHAT WAS GOING ON’ Lev Parnas, a close associate of Rudy Giuliani, claims Trump […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. STRIKING VISUALS WILL RULE THE DAY Chief Justice John Roberts and House prosecutors will make appearances in the Senate chamber and Roberts will swear in the senators who act as jurors in Trump’s impeachment trial. 2. WHAT GIULIANI ASSOCIATE CLAIMS Lev Parnas tells MSNBC he delivered an ultimatum to the incoming Ukrainian president last […]

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 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 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 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 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 Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. DIFFERING VIEWS ON APPLYING JUSTICE Two of the largest U.S. attorneys’ offices came to vastly different conclusions about what to do with financier Jeffrey Epstein over allegations he sexually molested dozens of underage girls. 2. WHERE A LEADER’S PLEDGE FAILS TO IMPRESS Hong Kong protesters opposed to the administration of Chief Executive Carrie Lam […]

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 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 […]

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