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Trump, Ukraine And The Path To The Impeachment Inquiry: A Timeline

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 07:00

Long before the phone call that sparked a whistleblower complaint and then an impeachment inquiry, the story of Ukraine was a preoccupation for President Trump.

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Eligible El Paso Walmart Shooting Victims Can Start Applying For Funding

Sat, 10/12/2019 - 06:00

More than $6 million so far have been raised to help the victims of the August massacre. On Saturday, One Fund El Paso is hosting a community resource fair to help those who qualify.

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Boeing CEO Is No Longer Also Chairman As Company Board Wants Focus On 737 Fix

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 21:16

With all 737 Max jets grounded, the board voted to strip CEO Dennis Muilenburg of his dual role. Two of the planes crashed, killing 346 people, when an automated flight system malfunctioned.

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Safety Experts Slam Boeing And FAA For Design And Approval Of 737 Max Jets

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 20:35

Two of the planes crashed, killing hundreds. The review panel finds that Boeing withheld critical details about a flawed new automated system, and the regulators lacked expertise to find the problem.

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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan Is Out

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 20:08

McAleenan "wants to spend more time with his family and go to the private sector," President Trump tweeted. He's the latest casualty at the massive agency responsible for protecting U.S. borders.

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Trump Loses Round 2 Of Congressional Subpoena Battle In Court — For Now

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 17:45

A federal appeals court in Washington ruled that the president's financial records must be turned over to the House Oversight Committee.

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Trump Announces Phase One Of Trade Deal With China

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 16:50

As part of the deal, the next round of 30% tariffs will not be imposed. More agriculture trade between the two countries is expected.

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U.S. Officials Slam Turkish Incursion Into Syria That Has Displaced 70,000 People

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 16:25

"We oppose and are greatly disappointed by Turkey's decision to launch a unilateral military incursion into northern Syria," Defense Secretary Mark Esper said.

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Turkey's Invasion of Syria Worsens A Humanitarian Crisis

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 16:24

A front-line hospital was abandoned Friday as up to 100,000 people fled Turkey's ground and air offensive.

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6 Young Women Went To The U.N. With A Bill Of Rights For Global Girls

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 16:06

The bill addresses education, sexual violence and other key issues. "Many girls in my country don't even know what their rights are," says Kanchan Amatya of Nepal.

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Blizzard Entertainment Faces Public Backlash Following Esports Player Ban

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 15:21

In the days after the company banned a Hong Kong player from competing, people across the world have denounced Blizzard and shown their support for pro-democracy protests.

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Uber To Buy Latin American Online Grocery Delivery Service, Cornershop

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 15:10

The grocery service delivers in Chile, Mexico, Peru and Canada, with plans to expand.

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N.Y. Judge Blocks Trump Administration's Public Charge Rule

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 14:56

Under the rule, officials would weigh whether a green card applicant will be self-sufficient. The rule had been set to go into effect on Oct. 15. It's now blocked by a preliminary injunction.

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Canada's Decision To Make Public More Clinical Trial Data Puts Pressure On FDA

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 14:18

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration treats most data it gets on the development of new drugs and medical devices as confidential to companies. Critics say making the data public would help patients.

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25 Homes, More Than 4,700 Acres Burn In Saddleridge Fire Near Los Angeles

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 13:58

"This is a very dynamic fire," Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas said Friday morning . Some 100,000 people are under mandatory evacuation orders.

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Gun Control Is Front And Center In Virginia Races

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 13:00

A mass shooting there this spring that left 12 dead has put the issue into sharp focus. Democrats — bolstered by large cash infusions from gun control groups — hope to flip the state legislature blue.

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How Former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch Became a Target in Ukraine

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 12:38

Marie Louise Yovanovitch was recalled after being targeted in a political campaign that's now a subject of a federal indictment. How did she make enemies in President Trump's world?

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In 'Catch And Kill,' Ronan Farrow Offers A Damning Portrait Of A Conflicted NBC

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 12:15

The book ties the killing of his story on Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct to a pattern of harassment and abuse within NBC — including payouts and rape allegations against Matt Lauer.

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NBA Calls Off News Conferences For Players In China As Controversy Lingers

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:59

The NBA says it made the move after conferring with players. A league source tells NPR that the Lakers and Nets — who are playing Saturday — can hold their own media gatherings if they want to.

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EPA Proposes New Regulations For Lead In Drinking Water

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:08

The new proposal is being criticized for not proactively replacing lead service lines across the nation. It also keeps the same threshold for lead in drinking water that the U.S. currently has.

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