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House Democrats unveil articles of impeachment

The Democrats announced the two articles on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress at a news conference. The Judiciary Committee will vote on the articles — the equivalent of a formal charge — on Thursday.
The Afghanistan Papers A Secret History of the War | Part 2
A Secret History of the War | Part 2

U.S. officials doubted their own strategy from the start, confidential documents show

Pakistan border, 2009. (Getty Images)
Pakistan border, 2009. (Getty Images)
MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, 2002. (VII/Redux)
MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, 2002. (VII/Redux)
Arlington Cemetery, 2014. (Amanda Voisard for the Post)
Arlington Cemetery, 2014. (Amanda Voisard for the Post)
In the second installment of this six-part series, Presidents Bush and Obama followed polar-opposite strategies to end the war in Afghanistan. Documents The Post obtained after a three-year legal battle show why both were destined to fail.
Diplomats and military commanders acknowledged they struggled to answer simple questions: Who is the enemy? How will we know when we have won?

Trump lashes out at FBI director in wake of inspector general’s report

In a morning tweet, the president took issue with Christopher A. Wray’s response to the report examining the bureau’s investigation of Trump’s 2016 campaign and suggested he was not capable of fixing the FBI.
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FBI Director Christopher A. Wray isn’t playing along

Wray said there was "no indication" that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, directly contradicting President Trump. He also conspicuously urged people to be savvier consumers of information.

House Democrats announce support for revised trade deal with Mexico and Canada

The trade deal was a top priority for President Trump and the Democrats, as it would update the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement.
A new study published Tuesday suggests global sea-level rise by 2100 may be higher than previously thought.
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A Monmouth University poll found about twice as many registered voters rated the billionaire negatively as positively.
With Christmas carols playing and a stack of cards in hand, the British prime minister re-created a famous scene from the movie for his campaign video.
There were 47 people — many from a Royal Caribbean ship — on White Island when it erupted. The death toll rose when a sixth person was confirmed dead.
(Illustration by Junne Alcantara/The Post; photos by Mark Hill/HBO, Netflix)
(Illustration by Junne Alcantara/The Post; photos by Mark Hill/HBO, Netflix)
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The Post's TV critic looked for the best shows — and here they are, with the usual caveat that he could easily make a longer list of shows and still not get all the very good ones on it.
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Explosion of U.S. tech jobs concentrated in just five metro areas, study finds

Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, San Jose and San Diego snapped up 90 percent of the positions created from 2005 to 2017, according to the Brookings Institution.
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Giuliani’s two hats: Influencer-for-hire, policy force

The president’s lawyer has used his singular perch to try to influence U.S. policy and criminal investigations — at times pushing the interests of foreign figures who could benefit him financially.
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Suu Kyi’s defense of genocide charges may shock the West. But it bolsters her status at home.

The former democracy campaigner is set to appear at The Hague over allegations stemming from Myanmar’s expulsion of the mostly Muslim Rohingya people.
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