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Nationally televised hearings to open in a deeply divided country

Democrats have called two diplomats whose testimony they see as key to making the case that President Trump improperly pressed Ukraine for investigations that could benefit him.

GOP and Democrats push dueling messages on Trump’s conduct

The series of open hearings that begin today will be a pivotal test of lawmakers’ ability to sway public opinion for or against President Trump’s impeachment in a polarized political environment.

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The acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, he is a career diplomat and military veteran who has served in Republican and Democratic administrations.
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As a deputy assistant secretary at the State Department, he oversees European and Eurasian affairs.

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Students from mainland China and elsewhere have begun to leave Hong Kong, which was paralyzed for a third consecutive day Wednesday as pro-democracy protesters prepared to target dozens of locations.
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The mayor said the flooding would leave “indelible marks” on the city, which is already threatened by climate change.
The Southern Poverty Law Center drew its report from a trove of more than 900 leaked emails that Miller sent to a Breitbart writer between 2015 and 2016.
The offer is likely to infuriate some of the House majority that voted to impose sanctions on Turkey over its assault into Syria, and a group of senators who introduced a similar bill.
A report found that the hackers sought to publicize the documents as early as June 2016 through a Facebook post but it generated just 11 “likes,” 17 shares and zero comments.
It has been a persistent problem for President Trump’s administration: an apparent failure to recognize red flags when vetting potential hires and appointees.
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