Elijah Cummings
1951–2019

Democratic leader, forceful Trump opponent dies at 68

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A congressman from Maryland, he gained national attention for his principled stands on politically charged issues in the House. He chaired the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee and helped lead the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Trump’s envoy tells Congress the president outsourced Ukraine policy to Giuliani

The decision made Gordon Sondland uncomfortable, but he executed the order nevertheless, according to the ambassador’s prepared remarks to impeachment investigators.
Pelosi urges caution on impeachment timeline
Trump departs White House without taking questions from reporters
Maloney becomes acting Oversight Committee chair due to seniority

Who has testified so far, and which officials are not cooperating

Brexit deal has been reached, E.U. and U.K. leaders say

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there was a “great new deal,” but it still must be approved by European leaders and the British Parliament.

Pentagon scrambles to revise campaign against Islamic State

The rush to revise the blueprint comes as the Pentagon moves to ensure that U.S. troops aren’t swept up in a Turkish military operation in northern Syria.
2°C: Beyond The Limit

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

A Democratic debate, in the shadow of impeachment

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The Past, Rediscovered
The famous shot from Iwo Jima won a Pulitzer, signaled triumph amid massive causalities, and helped finance the war.
The sarcophagi, which were stacked in two layers in a large tomb, still boasted original carvings and colors that had not faded much over time.
The former D.C. archbishop and cardinal was defrocked amid claims he sexually abused two minors and sexually harassed seminarians. The new allegations span 1970 to 1990.
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Kim Jong Un rides white horse on sacred mountain – and plans ‘great operation’

Photos showing the North Korean leader on horseback in the snow, atop an active volcano, could presage a major announcement.
By The Way

United has a new tool to help you make tight connections. They say it’s saved 50,000 missed flights.

The airline says that new technology automatically flags flights that can be held and sends texts to travelers with directions to the gate.
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Trump stuns British teen’s parents, says American in crash that killed their son is nearby and able to meet

Harry Dunn's parents, who were visiting the United States, had no idea they were to meet President Trump, much less the woman who after the accident in Britain claimed diplomatic immunity and returned to the United States.
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Mapping out Turkey's invasion of northern Syria
Mapping out Turkey's invasion of northern Syria
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HBO's 'Watchmen' series is set in Tulsa. Here's why that's symbolic.
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‘It was like a gut punch’: Reactions pour in after Cummings’s death
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Donald Trump Jr. accuses Hunter Biden of nepotism
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