Trump orders full withdrawal from northern Syria, a dramatic step after earlier pulling about 50 troops

The president made the decision to withdraw the approximately 1,000 U.S. troops left after indications that Turkey intends to expand its offensive targeting U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters.

U.S.-allied Kurds strike deal to bring Syrian troops loyal to Assad back into Kurdish areas

The announcement by the Syrian Democratic Forces on Sunday night further undermines the prospect of any continued U.S. presence along the Turkish border.

Hunter Biden to resign from Chinese firm’s board, won’t take foreign work if father wins election

The move underscored how Hunter Biden’s foreign work has become a major issue in the race, raising questions about whether Joe Biden failed to understand a potential for a conflict of interest with his son’s work.

Top Democrat suggests committee may not press whistleblower to testify in person

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) said protecting the whistleblower's identity is “our primary interest.”
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Gordon Sondland is about to blow a hole in Trump’s defense

A text message has been a linchpin of the president's defense on Ukraine. But on Saturday night, the linchpin broke.
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History made: Simone Biles breaks record for most world medals by any gymnast, male or female

The reigning Olympic champion later returned to the arena and won a 25th medal in the final event — in what is likely her final world championships.

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At a moment when American politics has become a raw and racially polarized struggle for power, a small, rural, mostly poor and mostly African American town in Alabama is one of the most powerless places of all.
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