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Trump suggested firing envoy to Ukraine after hearing from Giuliani associates, one of them told others

At a 2018 dinner for super PAC donors, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman told President Trump that they believed the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was unfriendly to the president and his interests, according to an account Parnas gave associates.

Eight witnesses, including Vindman, Sondland and Volker, scheduled for next week’s hearings

The witnesses will testify over three days, the House Intelligence Committee said.

Trump offers trade deal, sanctions workaround to Erdogan

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.
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In Hong Kong, white-collar professionals become pro-democracy foot soldiers

This cohort’s political evolution demonstrates the breadth of anger in Hong Kong. Where previous upwellings of public fury were often led by students, the authorities now face a scenario where workers with stable jobs and promising careers have been loosed on a path to radicalization.
Several witnesses have been scheduled to review sections of the report dealing with their testimony in the next two weeks.
Testifying at the trial of Roger Stone — a Donald Trump friend accused of lying about his own WikiLeaks-related dealings — Rick Gates said he overheard a 2016 call in which Stone seemed to make Trump aware of a planned WikiLeaks release.
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.
Ten military families are suing, saying they were stuck in substandard housing at a Maryland Army base because property managers dragged their feet when asked to fix problems and made it financially difficult for them to leave.
President Trump has a long-standing disdain for windmills, including the 11-turbine wind farm he said would harm views from his golf course.
Although the report in The Athletic made clear its story was specific to the 2017 season, whispers about the Astros’ sign-stealing operations have persisted well beyond.
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Fox News host Tucker Carlson is loudly ignoring impeachment. It ‘is not only dumb, it’s boring.’

While Sean Hannity runs the network’s anti-impeachment war room, Carlson will simply be talking about something — anything — else.
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How climate change is triggering a chain reaction that threatens the heart of the Pacific

The fast-warming Sea of Okhotsk, wedged between Russia and Japan, is a cautionary tale of the far-reaching consequences when climate dominoes begin to fall.

Pete Buttigieg wants to connect to the religious right. But tension among his in-laws shows how hard that may be.

A rift in Chasten Buttigieg’s family has broadened as Chasten and his brothers go public with differing accounts of their childhoods and the reaction to Chasten's sexuality.
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