The Debrief

‘Get over it’: Mulvaney puts Trump at the center of controversies about emoluments and Ukraine

In saying that President Trump personally intervened to award a summit to his own company, and that the president used military aid as leverage to push a Ukrainian investigation into Democrats, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney embraced a Trumpian tactic: saying the previously unsaid — and potentially illegal — part out loud.

Trump awards G-7 summit to his Miami-area golf resort

The decision to host the gathering of world leaders at the Trump National Doral Miami is without precedent in modern American history — the president used his public office to direct a massive contract to himself.
Despite a temporary cease-fire, Turkey’s incursion into Syria has been a propaganda windfall for the extremist group, which has stepped up attacks on prisons and the Kurdish militia, analysts said.
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How these American dishes evolved from foreign roots — and what their story tells us

Spaghetti and meatballs, chile con queso, gumbo and the California roll have become American icons. Their journey to that point is one of immigration and transformation.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg struggles to balance truth and free speech

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Amid the chaos of impeachment and President Trump's Syria withdrawal, another crisis looms: A government shutdown a month from now unless lawmakers and Trump agree on a new spending deal.
The Maryland Democrat, who died Thursday, knew that alliances with and respect from rivals would only make him more powerful. His friends ranged from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.).
The battle turned the streets of a major city into what appeared to be an active war zone, leading to the arrest and release of Ovidio Guzman.
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As it sees a surge in a key audience metric, ticket sales, travel and local revenue will be crucial factors in the next year for the potentially revolutionary esports league, which hopes to mirror traditional sports by leveraging fan allegiance geographically.
There were also plenty of negative responses, but most were not visible during the talk because of how the algorithms behind a live stream with tens of thousands of viewers work.
TV Review
Creator Damon Lindelof lands a perfect punch in a topical take on the 1980s graphic novel that is full of surprises.

A marmot’s final moment before becoming fox food wins an award — and tells us about climate change

The photo, captured just before the two animals clashed, caught judges’ eyes for all it conveyed.
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Forget rock star. Was Bruce Springsteen born to be a filmmaker?

The Boss conquered music and Broadway. Now he's making movies. But to anyone who’s ever listened closely to his music, he’s always been a filmmaker.
Special Report

Facing unbearable heat, Qatar has begun to air-condition the outdoors

The wealthy country's move is fueling a vicious cycle — and climate change means it's only getting hotter.
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‘He was a voice for justice’: Colleagues pay tribute to Rep. Cummings
‘He was a voice for justice’: Colleagues pay tribute to Rep. Cummings
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Donald Trump Jr. accuses Hunter Biden of nepotism
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