After two weeks of closed-door testimony, a clearer portrait of Trump’s role emerges

Despite weeks of denials from President Trump and his defenders, a growing body of evidence details how Trump repeatedly pushed both the U.S. and Ukrainian governments to intervene in domestic political concerns.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, standing left, addresses President Trump and other leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (AP)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, standing left, addresses President Trump and other leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (AP)

A staggering accusation and the moment Pelosi and Trump’s relationship shattered

Do "all roads lead to Putin?" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she asked that question before she left a White House meeting with President Trump earlier this week. And with that, their relationship, once marked by elements of mutual esteem, finally turned into absolute mutual disdain.

Diplomat tells investigators he raised alarms in 2015 about Hunter Biden’s Ukraine work but was rebuffed

George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state, was told in 2015 that then-Vice President Joe Biden didn’t have the “bandwidth” to deal with the matter since his other son was battling cancer, said people familiar with his testimony.
The Debrief

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

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney embraced a Trumpian tactic: saying the previously unsaid — and potentially illegal — part out loud.
Perry defends Trump, won’t say if he’ll comply with subpoena
White House press secretary says Democrats are throwing ‘temper tantrum after temper tantrum’
Rep. Jeffries (D-N.Y.) tells Sen. McConnell (R-Ky.) to ‘PIPE DOWN’
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.
The Fix

Romney raises a troubling theory about Trump and Turkey

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) suggested that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan might have given President Trump an ultimatum — and that Trump caved.
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West Virginia’s opioid crisis has left thousands of children in foster care

Nearly 6,900 children are in state care, double the number from a decade ago. Officials estimate that more than 80 percent have been affected by the drug epidemic.

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

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The mosque attack comes as civilian casualties in Afghanistan have reached record high levels.
Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir ventured outside the International Space Station just months after NASA had to cancel an all-female spacewalk because of a spacesuit-sizing problem.
Trump administration policies used to deter Central Americans are largely inapplicable to Mexicans, who are the largest group of unauthorized border crossers.
The math looks tight. But the British leader has a chance of getting the agreement passed.
(Yongqing Bao)
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Yongqing Bao captured an image just before the two animals clashed, which caught the judges' eyes for everything it conveyed.
Special Report

Sweet excess: How the baby food industry hooks toddlers on sugar, salt and fat

There’s been a boom in new foods and beverages for children six months to 3 years old, promising to make children stronger and smarter. But most are extremely high in sugar.
In Case You Missed It

Mark Bradford is one of our era’s most important artists. Look beyond his canvases to see why.

When he sees or hears something unexpected, he doesn’t walk away; he walks toward it.
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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.
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