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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. SENATE APPROVES RULES FOR IMPEACHMENT TRIAL Opening arguments will now be spread over three days, but Republicans reject Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose President Trump’s “trifecta” of offenses. 2. CASES OF NEW CORONAVIRUS RISE SHARPLY IN CHINA People in the Chinese city of Wuhan are urged to avoid crowds and public gatherings […]

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 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 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. GRIEF FOR SLAIN GENERAL Iran’s supreme leader prayed over the caskets of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani and others killed in a U.S. airstrike. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who had a close relationship with Soleimani, wept during the traditional Muslim prayers for the dead. 2. TRUMP RATCHETS UP THE THREATS President Trump insists that […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. BUTTIGIEG A TARGET AT LOS ANGELES DEBATE Elizabeth Warren attacked the centrist Indiana mayor’s fundraising practices, while Amy Klobuchar challenged his limited governing experience. 2. PELOSI WIELDS ‘POWER OF THE GAVEL’ This week, the House speaker delivered a $1.4 trillion government funding package, pushed through a bipartisan trade deal, passed her party’s plan to […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ‘THE PRESIDENT IS IMPEACHED’ Donald Trump becomes only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors. 2. PELOSI STOKES IMPEACHMENT TRIAL UNCERTAINTY The House speaker, dismayed by comments from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, refuses to say when she’ll send the impeachment articles […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. BREXIT CLOSER AFTER TORY MAJORITY IN ELECTION Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party wins a decisive majority of seats in Britain’s Parliament — an outcome that should pave the way for Brexit to become a reality. 2. ‘IT IS NOW VERY LATE AT NIGHT’ House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler abruptly postpones a historic vote […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERTS MAKE IMPEACHMENT CASE Legal scholars testify that Trump’s attempts to have Ukraine investigate Democratic rivals are grounds for impeachment, yet an expert called by Republicans warned against rushing the process. 2. SAILOR KILLS 2 CIVILIANS AT PEARL HARBOR SHIPYARD Just days before the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack, an active duty […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. MCGAHN MUST COMPLY WITH HOUSE SUBPOENA A federal judge rejects the Trump administration’s argument that the former White House counsel and other presidential aides have “absolute immunity” from testifying to Congress. 2. TRUMP’S ACTIONS RAISE CONCERN ABOUT ROLE IN MILITARY JUSTICE Defense Secretary Mark Esper declares that the president ordered him to stop a […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. MOUNTING IMPEACHMENT EVIDENCE BEYOND DISPUTE But after two weeks of riveting public hearings with numerous Ukraine revelations, it’s not enough yet to persuade Trump’s supporters to vote to remove him from office, an AP analysis concludes. 2. ISRAEL BRACES FOR POLITICAL FIGHT The indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to sharpen the […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘I NOW DO RECALL’ Ambassador Gordon Sondland is likely to be unpredictable when he faces questions in the impeachment inquiry about his evolving accounts of the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine. 2. NEW UNCERTAINTY AS DEMOCRATS DEBATE IN ATLANTA No longer is there a clear front-runner, the fight for African American voters is raging […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS KICK OFF CRITICAL IMPEACHMENT WEEK Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams both say they had concerns as they heard President Trump speak with the newly elected Ukraine president on July 25 about political investigations into Joe Biden. 2. TALIBAN SAYS HOSTAGES FREED IN EXCHANGE American Kevin King and Australian Timothy […]

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 […]

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