Elijah Cummings
1951–2019

Democratic leader, forceful Trump opponent dies at 68

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A congressman from Maryland, he gained national attention for his principled stands on politically charged issues in the House. He chaired the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee and helped lead the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Sondland says Trump urged him to work with Giuliani on Ukraine

Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, said in his opening statement before impeachment investigators: “It was apparent to all of us that the key to changing the president’s mind on Ukraine was Mr. [Rudolph W.] Giuliani.”

McConnell tells Senate Republicans to prepare for impeachment trial

In a PowerPoint presentation, the Senate majority leader said the trial could begin as soon as Thanksgiving and may require six days of meetings a week.

Brexit deal has been reached, E.U. and U.K. leaders say

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there was a “great new deal,” but it still must be approved by European leaders and the British Parliament.

Pentagon scrambles to revise campaign against Islamic State

The rush to revise the blueprint comes as the Pentagon moves to ensure that U.S. troops aren’t swept up in a Turkish military operation in northern Syria.
2°C: Beyond The Limit

Facing unbearable heat, Qatar has begun to air-condition the outdoors

A Democratic debate, in the shadow of impeachment

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The Past, Rediscovered
The famous shot from Iwo Jima won a Pulitzer, signaled triumph amid massive causalities, and helped finance the war.
The sarcophagi, which were stacked in two layers in a large tomb, still boasted original carvings and colors that had not faded much over time.
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Kim Jong Un rides white horse on sacred mountain – and plans ‘great operation’

Photos showing the North Korean leader on horseback in the snow, atop an active volcano, could presage a major announcement.
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United has a new tool to help you make tight connections. They say it’s saved 50,000 missed flights.

The airline says that new technology automatically flags flights that can be held and sends texts to travelers with directions to the gate.
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Trump stuns British teen’s parents, says American in crash that killed their son is nearby and able to meet

Harry Dunn's parents, who were visiting the United States, had no idea they were to meet President Trump, much less the woman who after the accident in Britain claimed diplomatic immunity and returned to the United States.
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