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What Trump has triggered in Syria, visualized

The forces of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad now have a more expansive geographical footprint than at any time over the past half-decade.
The Take

Trump is reeling. But Democrats are still unsure which of their candidates can beat him.

Almost everything about the week was grounds for optimism for Democrats — except the Democratic debate, which quickly faded from view and, for some, simply added to questions about the party's fitness to win a general election.

Growing number of Republicans struggle to defend Trump on G-7 choice, Ukraine and Syria

One Republican, Rep. Francis Rooney of Florida, compared the situation to Watergate and did not rule out voting to impeach President Trump.

Add risk of government shutdown to impeachment and other legislative logjams

Congressional leaders are fearful that any of the must-pass bills could turn into a hostage situation if President Trump sees it as possible leverage against impeachment.
Campaign 2020
The senator from Vermont drew a rally crowd of more than 25,000 — and the endorsement of rising star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Jobs-focused college students are fleeing to STEM majors. But prominent economists say the world needs more storytellers — and that the economy does, too.
School officials pointed to a zero-tolerance policy on employee use of racial slurs, a news report said.
Michael Gargiulo was convicted of the murders of two women, including Ashley Ellerin, a former girlfriend of actor Ashton Kutcher, as well as one count of attempted murder.
An unpredictable rivalry has arisen between two Democratic politicians — one who isn’t even running this cycle and another who is polling at barely one percent.
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Along with staggering death tolls, the “Great War” generated memorable literature, geopolitical upheaval, hope, disillusion, the Russian Revolution and the seeds of World War II.
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