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Russia expert to chastise House members seeking to sow doubt on Russian interference in 2016

Fiona Hill, a forrmer White House adviser on Russia, and David Holmes, a senior staffer at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine, are set to testify before the House Intelligence Committee.
She is the former National Security Council Russia adviser.
He is the counselor for political affairs at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine.
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WEDNESDAY'S HEARINGS

Sondland’s bombshell testimony leaves Trump’s GOP allies scrambling

The bombshell testimony alleging that the president attempted to leverage an invite for the Ukrainian president in exchange for an investigation into his political opponents forced the White House to quickly recalibrate its defense of the president’s actions.
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DEMOCRATIC DEBATE

At critical moment, Democrats tackle range of issues

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With the field growing both larger and more fluid, the 10 presidential candidates opened new lines of conversation and held pointed if brief disputes, some of them focused on black voters, a key constituency.

Democrats focus on beating Trump, rather than beating up on each other

The debate participants turned their attention on the unabated fear of President Trump’s reelection, amid recent polling showing him with an edge in key Midwestern battleground states.
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Winners and losers of the debate

Mayor Pete Buttigieg managed the pressure that comes with being a newly minted polling frontrunner, there was pushback against Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax, and former vice president Joe Biden had yet another shaky performance.
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Analysis

10 claims that caught our attention

Bernie Sanders exaggerated the U.S. homelessness crisis. Andrew Yang’s surprising statistic on paid family leave was spot on.
Negotiators remain stuck on several core issues, including the extent of Chinese commitments to buy American farm products and U.S. willingness to reverse its tariff plans.
Seema Verma, President Trump's top appointee overseeing health insurance for the elderly and poor, hired the high-paid consultants at a cost to taxpayers of more than $3 million.
Barry Myers’s nomination had languished in the Senate since it was first announced in November 2017, due in part to conflict-of-interest concerns regarding his family’s continued ownership stake in AccuWeather.
Sedley Alley was executed based on little physical evidence and an allegedly coerced confession. A Tennessee judge refused the DNA test that could exonerate him.
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Britain’s Prince Andrew quits public duties after Epstein controversy

The senior royal’s ties to the convicted sex offender have dominated news in Britain.
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Yelp reviewers are trashing Gordon Sondland’s hotels with one-star reviews

Businesses associated with the Trump ambassador to the E.U. are catching public ire after his impeachment inquiry testimony on Wednesday.
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Tom Hanks just learned he’s related to Mister Rogers, days before his Mister Rogers movie opens

The actor and the late television personality share a great-great-great-great-great grandfather, making the two sixth cousins.
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