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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. BERNIE SANDERS TAKES HITS AS FRONT-RUNNER Democrats unleash a roaring assault against the Vermont senator, but moderates did little to draw separation among themselves, a dynamic that has so far only benefited Sanders. 2. SOUTH KOREAN VIRUS CASES JUMP AGAIN The majority of the nearly 300 new cases, including a 23-year-old American soldier who […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. INTEL OFFICIALS: RUSSIA BOOSTING TRUMP CANDIDACY The warning raises questions about the integrity of the presidential campaign and whether the Trump administration is taking the proper steps to combat the kind of interference that the U.S. saw in 2016. 2. SOUTH KOREA UPS EMERGENCY RESPONSE China’s neighbor reports 100 new virus cases, bringing the […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. DEBATE NIGHT BRAWL With both newcomer Michael Bloomberg and front-runner Bernie Sanders as frequent targets, the latest debate in Las Vegas featured the most aggressive sustained period of infighting. 2. WHAT GERMANY SUSPECTS AS MOTIVE IN MASS SHOOTING A 43-year-old German man shot and killed nine people at several locations in a Frankfurt suburb, […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. AP: BARR MULLS RESIGNATION The attorney general tells people close to him he’s considering quitting his post after Trump wouldn’t heed his warning to stop tweeting about Justice Department cases, an administration official tells the AP. 2. ROD BLAGOJEVICH WALKS FREE The former Illinois governor is back in his Chicago home after being released […]

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 Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. ‘WHAT A SAD DISAPPOINTMENT’ Top House Democrats are planning to investigate what they call Attorney General William Barr’s efforts to politicize federal law enforcement. 2. CHINA SEES ANOTHER SPIKE IN VIRUS TOTALS The country’s National Health Commission says 121 more people had died, bringing the total to nearly 1,400, and there were 5,090 new […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. SANDERS EDGES BUTTIGIEG IN NEW HAMPSHIRE The self-described democratic socialist edges his moderate rival and scores the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight. 2. CONCERNS GROW OVER NEVADA’S CAUCUS Volunteers say key information had yet to be shared, there has been no hands-on training with iPads being deployed to […]

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 Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. DEMOCRATS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE FEEL URGENCY Under pressure to perform now that voting has begun, the Democratic Party’s strongest seven candidates will hold a debate just four days before the state’s primary election. 2. DEMOCRATS FACE STARK REALITY AFTER ACQUITTAL Now they must figure out how the impeachment ordeal will affect the legislative 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 Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. WHY BOLTON’S ASSERTION MATTERS The former national security adviser alleges in a new book that Trump tied the suspension of security aid to Ukraine to political investigations, something the president and his lawyers insisted never happened. 2. VIRUS DEATH TOLL RISES China’s death toll from a new viral disease exceeds 100, prompting Hong Kong’s […]

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 […]

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