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Yovanovitch says she does not understand Giuliani’s motives for attacking her

President Trump released a transcript of an April call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as House investigators prepared to hear public testimony from Marie Yovanovitch, a former ambassador to Ukraine who was recalled earlier this year.
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The long and murky campaign to oust a veteran U.S. ambassador

The effort was one driven by an array of figures whose motives are still not fully understood.
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The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was abruptly recalled from her post in May.

Trump asks justices to shield his tax returns from prosecutors

The filing by the president’s private lawyers represents a historical moment that tests the court’s independence and highlights the Constitution’s separation-of-powers design.

New Trump rule to make more health care rates public

The hospital industry has vowed to block the change, which is part of President Trump’s electoral strategy for 2020.
Floodwaters in St. Mark's Square didn’t deter some tourists in Venice. (AFP/Getty Images)
Floodwaters in St. Mark's Square didn’t deter some tourists in Venice. (AFP/Getty Images)
People use a footbridge to cross St. Mark’s Square. (AFP/Getty Images)
People use a footbridge to cross St. Mark’s Square. (AFP/Getty Images)
The crypt of St. Mark’s Basilica on Wednesday. (AFP/Getty Images)
The crypt of St. Mark’s Basilica on Wednesday. (AFP/Getty Images)

‘The reaction is to cry’: In flooded Venice, visitors take selfies as residents reel

The tourists stayed when flooding arrived this week. But Venetians say the toll of repeated inundation has led to a sense that life in one of the world’s most improbable and spellbinding cities is becoming unviable.

Late to the party: Even more Democrats enter the race for 2020

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The fumbled project with NIH highlights the potential pitfalls of Google’s ambitions with sensitive health data.
President Trump has raised concerns that the military justice system has treated the service members involved unfairly. Some military justice experts see the possible intervention as a subversion of the legal process.
Its guest rooms are running nearly half empty this year, according to financial information provided to potential bidders, causing the 263-room property to fall short of the company’s own expectations.
The attack in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles, is the first fatal shooting on a campus since students arrived back at school.
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Browns defensive end Myles Garrett pulled the helmet off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph during a scuffle in the game’s final seconds, then later swung the helmet and struck Rudolph in the head.
There were standing ovations for the newest justice and for his wife at the Federalist Society’s gala Thursday night at Washington’s Union Station.
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These remote islands are closing to visitors next spring in the name of overtourism

A weekend without traditional tourists aims to protect the Faroe Islands from the same fate as places like Rome or Thailand's Maya Bay.
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A white football coach, a historically black college and lessons that endure

Joe Purzycki wasn’t easily accepted when he was hired at Delaware State in 1981; Friday he’ll be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame.
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