Ukrainians ‘came to understand’ what Trump wanted, State Dept. aide testifies

David Holmes also told lawmakers last week that he was shocked to overhear a phone call in which a top diplomat assured President Trump that Ukrainian officials would pursue a probe of interest to him.

Lt. Col. Vindman to describe his alarm over Trump’s call with Ukrainian leader, girding for Republican attack

GOP lawmakers are seizing on the National Security Council official’s testimony, signaling that they may try to discredit him by questioning his motives and his loyalty to the president.

Taliban frees American, Australian professors as part of prisoner swap

Three Taliban militants were flown to Qatar as part of the exchange, which had been delayed for days. It is intended to be a goodwill gesture to help restart peace talks between the Taliban and the United States.
An “entertainer” works her way along a street in Angeles City, Philippines. The pressure to find a client increases as the evening ends. (Francesco Brembati)
An “entertainer” works her way along a street in Angeles City, Philippines. The pressure to find a client increases as the evening ends. (Francesco Brembati)

In Philippine red-light district, an uphill battle against trafficking and abuses

Hundreds of young girls are supplied each year in Angeles City, where “sex tourism” flourishes to meet the demands of foreign men even as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wages a brutal war on drugs.
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Georgia Democrats find turning the state blue is easier to predict than to pull off

An influx of new residents has boosted Democratic chances of taking over the state — if they can be registered and turned out against the Republican machine.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the Trump administration — as it did with recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital — had simply “recognized the reality on the ground.”
President Trump remained out of the public eye Monday amid renewed questions about the status of his health and the White House’s handling of his medical information.
Staff for Sens. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the chair and ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, spoke with the IRS whistleblower earlier this month.
The comments by Beijing’s Hong Kong affairs office could exacerbate clashes after days of violent standoffs between riot police and pro-democracy demonstrators on university campuses.
President Trump seeks a third full summit with Kim Jong Un as the clock winds down on a first-term diplomatic victory.
Mina Chang defended herself and criticized the “toxic environment” at the State Department.
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What happened when Brooklyn tried to integrate its middle schools

New York is among the nation’s most segregated school systems, but it’s now become a laboratory for experimentation in fixing that.
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The holiday foods you can and can’t bring in a carry-on, according to TSA

Surprisingly, the agency doesn't list fruitcake as a weapon.

A 1987 triple murder gutted a family. For one young survivor, the trauma never receded.

Decades after a teenager walked into the Brooks family’s house in Montana and killed three adults, one last death is mourned.
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