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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 Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. A NEW REVEAL FROM A DIPLOMAT AS IMPEACHMENT GOES PUBLIC Democrats say the public session in the House revealed a striking account of Donald Trump abusing his office, something Republicans say the hearing showed none of. 2. WHAT’S NEXT IN IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS Several more witnesses are expected to say they too worried about Trump’s […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS GO LIVE ON TV Two seasoned diplomats, William Taylor and George Kent, will be the first witnesses to publicly testify in the House impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. 2. WHAT’S AT STAKE FOR TRUMP The president comes face to face with the limits of his power, as public impeachment […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHO ARE ABOUT TO BECOME HOUSEHOLD NAMES Diplomats and career government officials, little known outside professional circles, will be testifying in live public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry this week. 2. BOLIVIA’S MORALES GRANTED ASYLUM IN MEXICO The crisis-torn Andean nation’s first indigenous president steps down, and then flees, after violence followed allegations […]

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 Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHAT TRUMP WANTED TO HEAR Three words from the Ukraine president: investigations, Biden, Clinton. That’s according to the transcript of an impeachment inquiry interview with career State Department official George Kent. 2. HOW IVANKA TRUMP VIEWS IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY Much like her father, telling the AP in Morocco that the House Democratic probe is about […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ‘IT’S JUST THE OPTICS’ The Oval Office has emerged as such a sought-after destination that Ukraine’s new president was hell-bent on getting there and the White House unafraid to dangle it as leverage. 2. MASSACRE ILLUMINATES MEXICAN DRUG WAR VIOLENCE The slaughter of three U.S. women and six of their children wasn’t the first […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. AMERICANS HEAD TO POLLS ON ELECTION DAY Races in Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi and New Jersey will be closely watched to gauge the national mood ahead of 2020 amid impeachment proceedings and a crowded Democratic presidential primary. 2. SENATE MORE PARTISAN THAN IN 1999 House-approved articles of impeachment against Trump would be put to trial […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. DIVIDED HOUSE APPROVES DEMOCRATS IMPEACHMENT RULES Democrats swept a rules package for their impeachment probe of President Donald Trump by 232-196, underscoring the partisan breach in the chamber. 2. WHO IS PUSHING CANDIDATES TO COMMIT TO A 2020 NOMINEE The Democratic National Committee is increasing pressure on its presidential candidates to commit to campaign […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. FORMER TRUMP ADVISER TO FACE HOUSE IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATORS President Donald Trump’s top adviser for Russian and European affairs is leaving his job at the White House – he’s scheduled to testify before the House impeachment investigators today. 2. VOTE EXPECTED ON IMPEACHMENT GROUND RULES Democrats set the stage for certain House approval along party […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. IMPEACHMENT WITNESS SAYS KEY WORD OMITTED FROM TRANSCRIPT Alexander Vindman, an Army colonel with the National Security Council, tells lawmakers that he was unsuccessful in getting “Burisma” — a reference to the company linked to the Bidens — restored the White House’s rough transcript of Trump’s call to Ukraine’s leader. 2. WHAT HAS AMERICAN […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ‘I WAS CONCERNED BY THE CALL’ Alexander Vindman, an Army officer at the National Security Council, says he raised concerns twice over the Trump administration’s effort to have Ukraine investigate Democrats. 2. WHERE PENTAGON IS SHIFTING ITS FOCUS The Defense Department is increasing U.S. efforts to protect Syria’s oil fields from the Islamic State […]

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 Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. REPUBLICANS DISRUPT IMPEACHMENT DEPOSITION Democrats say the move compromised national security as some lawmakers brought electronic devices into a secure room where a Defense Department official was being questioned. 2. UKRAINIAN LEADER FELT TRUMP PRESSURE BEFORE TAKING OFFICE More than two months before the phone call that launched the impeachment inquiry, Volodymyr Zelenskiy was […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TURKEY SIGNALS IT’S HOLDING BACK ON RESUMING SYRIA PUSH Turkey’s Defense Ministry says it will not resume its offensive against Kurdish Syrian fighters in northeast Syria following separate agreements reached with the U.S. and Russia. 2. HONG KONG PULLS CONTENTIOUS BILL Authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked […]

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 Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. FIGHTING IN KURDISH-HELD SYRIAN TOWN PERSISTS AP journalists witness continued fighting in a northeast Syrian town at the center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect hours earlier. 2. ‘A GREAT DAY FOR CIVILIZATION’ Trump hails a cease-fire deal with Turkey, but its effect was […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. US REP. ELIJAH CUMMINGS DIES AT 68 The Maryland congressman became the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated Trump and was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor. 2. BORIS JOHNSON DECLARES ‘GREAT NEW DEAL’ FOR BREXIT European Union and British negotiators have agreed on an outline for a […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. DEBATE RIVALS ASSAIL ELIZABETH WARREN Democratic presidential hopefuls accuse the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature “wealth tax” plan. 2. IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY REVEALING NEW DETAILS The testimony from witnesses, mainly officials from the State Department and other foreign policy posts, is largely corroborating the account […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TURKEY, KURDS BATTLE FOR KEY SYRIAN BORDER TOWN Turkey defies growing condemnation from its NATO allies to press ahead with its invasion of northern Syria, shelling suspected Kurdish positions near the border amid reports that Syrian Kurds had retaken a key town. 2. TRUMP TARGETS TURKEY’S ECONOMY The president announces sanctions aimed at restraining […]

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 Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TURKISH FORCES PRESS ADVANCE AGAINST KURDS Turkey says its military launched airstrikes and unleashed artillery shelling against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. Kurds and Syrian activists say that despite the barrage, Turkish troops had not made much progress on several fronts. 2. WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS PULL DISAPPEARING ACT As the impeachment inquiry swirls around […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP DEFENDS DECISION TO ABANDON KURDISH ALLIES IN SYRIA The president casts his decision as fulfilling a campaign promise, but critics say he is sacrificing a U.S. ally and undermining American credibility. Turkey, meanwhile, says it won’t bow to Trump’s threats on its military intentions. 2. TRUMP ENVOY TO TESTIFY IN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY A […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP, DEMOCRATS A STUDY IN CONTRASTS IN PROBE The president turns to name-calling and foul language as he defends himself from the impeachment inquiry, while House Democrats quietly vow new subpoenas for documents and witnesses. 2. HOW IMPEACHMENT VETERANS VIEW CURRENT INQUIRY Republicans who carried out Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998 are urging caution […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. CIRCLE WIDENS IN IMPEACHMENT PROBE Democrats subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer who was at the heart of Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden’s family. 2. CHINA PARADES LATEST MISSILES IN CHALLENGE TO US, OTHERS China celebrates its Communist Party’s 70th anniversary by displaying a hypersonic ballistic nuclear […]

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 Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHITE HOUSE DUSTS OFF MUELLER PLAYBOOK FOR IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY Countermeasures include discrediting government officials at the heart of the story, dispatching allies to muddy the picture and leaning on Republicans in Congress to provide cover. 2. WHEN TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS FOUND OUT ABOUT WHISTLEBLOWER They learned about a CIA officer’s concerns about the president […]

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