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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ALABAMA BANS NEARLY ALL ABORTIONS The state’s Republican-dominated Senate voted to make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by up to 99 years or life in prison for the abortion provider. 2. IRAN’S SUPREME LEADER MAKES VEILED THREAT Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says it wouldn’t be difficult for the Islamic […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP, LAWMAKERS STILL AT LOGGERHEADS No one budges at the president’s closed-door meeting with congressional leaders, so the partial government shutdown persists over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. 2. WHAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT NEW CONGRESS The 116th U.S. Congress is making history for seating […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. PACKAGES TO DE NIRO, BIDEN SEIZED, SIMILAR TO PIPE BOMBS Suspicious packages addressed to actor Robert De Niro and former Vice President Joe Biden are intercepted, and investigators say they are similar to crude pipe bombs sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and CNN. 2. ‘IT’S ALMOST SCARY TO TALK POLITICS WITH […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. WHAT TURKISH LEADER IS SAYING Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is determined not to allow all those responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi escape justice. 2. WHO JOINS PANTHEON OF INCENDIARY ARAB RULERS’ SONS The killing of Khashoggi by agents believed to be close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP OPENS DOOR TO POTENTIAL MEETING WITH PUTIN It would be the first time the Russian leader has been at the White House in more than a decade and come at a time of rising tensions between the two global powers. 2. WALL STREET GIVES BACK GAINS Stocks tumble after China raises import duties […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. US, EUROPE PUNISH RUSSIA OVER SPY CASE Western nations band together to expel more than 100 Russian diplomats they accuse of being spies, punishing Moscow for its alleged poisoning of an ex-intelligence officer in Britain. 2. CIVIL RIGHTS ICON DIES AT 76 As a young girl in Kansas, Linda Brown found herself at the […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP PUTS FELLOW REPUBLICANS ON HOT SEAT The president calls for speedy and substantial changes to the nation’s gun laws, criticizing lawmakers in a White House meeting for being too fearful of the NRA. 2. EMOTIONS OVERFLOW AT FLORIDA SCHOOL Students and teachers cry and hug as they return to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. STEVE BANNON BACK ON CAPITOL HILL A House panel questions the ex-White House strategist, aiming to find out Trump’s thinking when he fired FBI Director James Comey. 2. WHO’S STRUGGLING TO GET STORIES STRAIGHT Trump’s Homeland Security secretary becomes the latest GOP official to offer a conflicting account of a meeting in which the […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP-BANNON FEUD ESCALATES Acrimony over an explosive new tell-all book suggests a permanent split between the president and the pugilistic strategist who helped put him in the Oval Office. 2. WHY WALL STREET IS CHEERING The Dow closes above 25,000 points for the first time, with technology companies continuing to outpace most of the […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP ROOTS ON IRANIAN PROTESTERS In throwing the full weight of the U.S. government behind the protesters, the administration risks helping Iranian authorities dismiss the demonstrations as the product of American instigation. 2. ORRIN HATCH WON’T SEEK RE-ELECTION The decision by the Utah Republican, who has spent more than 40 years in the Senate, […]