Attention turns to Bolton after ex-aide’s explosive testimony

A former top National Security Council official said that former national security adviser John Bolton likened President Trump’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani to a “hand grenade” and wanted it to be clear he was not involved in any “drug deal” on Ukraine, according to people familiar with the testimony.

Trump complains about lack of ‘transparency’ in impeachment inquiry

House Democrats have summoned another key State Department official to testify behind closed doors about the Ukraine controversy.
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The revenge of John Bolton?

Rudolph W. Giuliani called John Bolton an "atomic bomb." He might be right — just not in the way he intended.

Russia patrolling between Turkish, Syrian forces after U.S. troops leave

The Russian Defense Ministry's announcement was a sign that the country was moving to fill a security vacuum after President Trump ordered the withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria.
The Take

Trump’s decision bears all the hallmarks of his ‘America First’ policy

His actions have had a destructive impact on Kurdish allies, generating some of the harshest criticism of his presidency.

Trump administration issues plan to lift limits on logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

The move would enable development in more than half of North America’s biggest temperate rainforest.
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Elizabeth Warren, left, meets with a student at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in the early 1990s. (Getty Images)
Elizabeth Warren, left, meets with a student at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in the early 1990s. (Getty Images)

Elizabeth Warren faced sexism, shed a husband and found her voice teaching law in Houston

The University of Houston was where Warren met law professor Eugene Smith, who had been an early champion of hers. Before he died, he specifically requested that she speak at his funeral. When that day came, what she said inside a small campus chapel stunned her former colleagues.

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The worldwide blackout of the most popular video game is over as the game updates its newest features.
The president’s effort to portray Fox News campaign polls as inaccurate took a body blow Tuesday morning.
The former mayor’s personal life is also making headlines as the Ukraine impeachment scandal plays out.
Apple’s Screen Time is meant to give customers a way to control their kids’ devices, but intrepid youngsters have exploited bugs and workarounds.
The family has spent more than a week in the custody of the Department of Homeland Security waiting to be deported.
The billionaire casino magnate has been accused of pressuring employees for sex and silencing them with multimillion-dollar settlements.

Magnificent desolation

The United States confronts race riots and the Vietnam War. Science fiction wrestles with its purpose now that space travel has become real. And NASA investigates its own failings. In the 11th chapter of “Moonrise,” we look inward.

‘I don’t think they know we exist’

In a small Alabama town, a quest to be recognized in one of America’s most powerless places.
Fact Checker

Trump hits 13,435 misleading or false claims as day 1,000 draws near

The president has significantly stepped up his pace of spouting exaggerated numbers, unwarranted boasts and outright falsehoods, with the Ukraine fallout playing a big role in the uptick.
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