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What to Watch For in Day 5 of the Trump Impeachment HearingsThe House hearing will have testimony by Fiona Hill, a former White House expert on Russia, and David Holmes, an embassy official in Kyiv.Fiona Hill Viewed Serving Trump as Risky. Now She’s an Impeachment Witness.Ms. Hill’s decision to be the president’s top adviser on Russia and Europe strained friendships, made her a target of conspiracy theories — and landed her in the center of the tumult over Ukraine.Republicans Seek to Muddy Impeachment Evidence as Their Defense of TrumpThey put forward a shifting array of arguments to defend the president against impeachment — some of which conflict.Sondland Says He Followed Trump’s Orders to Pressure UkraineThe United States ambassador to the European Union told the impeachment inquiry his efforts to press Ukraine to announce investigations were ordered by President Trump, and top officials knew.The Strangely Happy Envoy: Sondland Jokes, and Spreads HeatA plum ambassadorship lands the cheerful hotelier in the red-hot middle of a fast-cooking impeachment crucible.With Impeachment as Backdrop, Democrats Direct Fire at Trump in DebateThe candidates mostly tempered their criticism of one another and presented a united front on vital issues like climate change.5 Takeaways From the November Democratic DebateIt was a mostly bloodless evening among the 10 candidates onstage, but there were some standout moments.Who Won the Debate? Internet Roundup From Campaign ExpertsKamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker stood out at the fifth Democratic primary debate in Atlanta.
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A GOP Ambassador Destroyed Republican Talking Points On The Ukraine ScandalGordon Sondland, ambassador to the EU, told Congress that “everyone was in the loop” on the Ukraine pressure campaign.Key Witness Exchange Reveals Trump Did Not Care About Corruption At All“He had to announce the investigations. He didn’t actually have to do them,” EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland said.Sondland’s Testimony Was A Bombshell. Republicans Pretended It Was A Dud.Figuring out there was a quid pro quo was "2+2," the ambassador said.With ‘No Quid Pro Quo’ Defense Shredded, Trump Left With ‘I Can Do Whatever I Want’His fallback argument is that presidents have full authority to shape foreign policy, even to help their own campaigns.Ukrainians Knew About Military Aid Problems As Early As July 25: TestimonyThe aid became a part of Trump’s efforts to extort Ukraine into investigating the Bidens.Trump Bizarrely Tries To Spin Sondland’s Damning Testimony As PositiveSpeaking to reporters outside the White House, the president read from handwritten notes claiming his innocence.Biden Fumbles DISASTROUSLY After Booker Calls Him Out On RaceThe senator may have had the line of the night while criticizing Biden for his opposition to legalizing marijuana.5 Takeaways From The Democratic DebateBiden goofs, Warren stays steady, Buttigieg avoids a pile-on.
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CNN confronts Luk Delft about abuseWhen CNN confronted Father Luk Delft about allegations that he abused at least two boys in the Central African Republic (CAR), he was unapologeticFormer top Russia adviser to reject GOP claim that Ukraine meddled in US politics• Two key impeachment witnesses to testifyRepublican lawmaker's line of questioning draws laughterRep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) questions Ambassador Sondland during the impeachment hearings, pressing the ambassador about a scheduled meeting that never happened between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.Scottish ex-premier pleads not guilty to sexual assault chargesAlex Salmond, for years the leading face of the Scottish independence campaign, appeared at the High Court in Edinburgh on Thursday and pled not guilty to multiple sexual offenses.
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Carli Lloyd serious about pursuing NFL kicking job in 2020: 'I know that I can do it'U.S. women’s soccer star Carli Lloyd said Wednesday she is serious about pursuing an NFL kicking career and will start her journey following the 2020 Olympics.Sanders echoes House members' dismay with MLB's reported plan to eliminate minor league teamsSen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., took a stance against Major League Baseball’s reported plan to eliminate 42 minor league teams by 2021.Orlando Dreamers MLB pitch subjected to social media ridiculeA former NBA executive made his pitch Wednesday to bring a Major League Baseball team to Orlando.Trump's impeachment inquiry: rapper A$AP Rocky mentioned at least five time in Sondland's testimonyA$AP Rocky made an unlikely cameo in a marathon House impeachment hearing Wednesday when U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland mentioned his name on at least five separate occasions in relation to the American rapper’s jailing in Sweden, an international incident that happened around the same time President Trump asked Ukraine for a probe into Joe Biden and his son.Denver woman honors father, fallen police officer, by dancing with colleagues at her weddingKourtney Krietemeier experienced great joy at her wedding to her husband Tanner when the men in blue during the traditional father-daughter dance took the place for her own father.James Carafano: Iran's extremist leaders suffer because of TrumpFor decades, the Iranian regime has exported extremism, mayhem and chaos throughout the Middle East. Now it’s facing a tremendous backlash across the region — with the worst of it coming from its own backyard.Trump expected to sign Hong Kong bill after it clears House, Senate amid Chinese threatsPresident Trump is expected to sign a bill aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong amid an escalating pro-democracy movement in the semiautonomous city after the legislation cleared both chambers of Congress this week, with overwhelming support on both sides of the aisle.Kissinger, in Beijing, warns US-China trade war could spark conflict worse than WWIFormer U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger told an audience in Beijing on Thursday that China and the United States are in the “foothills of a Cold War,” warning that the current trade war between the two nations could escalate into an armed conflict worse than World War I if left unresolved.
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Democratic debate No. 5Winners and losersCOLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFRankings include LSU, OUNeed to knowImpeachment inquiryGrammysThe nominees in photosHere's the real Democratic debate: Which one can defeat Donald Trump?There are ideological differences in the presidential field, but what Democrats are really debating is: Which one can defeat Donald Trump?Jocular and unflappable, Sondland makes splash as star witness in impeachment inquiryGordon Sondland, a businessman-turned-ambassador, had a starkly different demeanor than that of others who testified in the Trump impeachment inquiry.Thanksgiving weather forecast: Big storm could disrupt travel in central USAA sprawling storm in the central U.S. could wreak travel havoc in the days before Thanksgiving: Snow, rain and even thunderstorms are possible.How to keep schools safe? We're focusing our time, energy and money on 'all the wrong things,' experts sayThe Saugus High School shooting in California renewed calls for metal detectors. But experts don't believe that's the best way to protect students.
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Who won the Democratic debate in Atlanta?Analysis: Here's who held their ground, who made a bid to break out from the pack, and whose presidential hopes may be on the ropes.Sondland says all the president's men focused on Biden probeAnalysis: The ambassador did not accuse the president of bribery — but implicated Trump and several of his closest advisers in putting personal political interests ahead of the country's.Canadian's 'popcorn lung' nothing like vaping illness in U.S. patientsThe 17-year-old reported vaping a variety of flavored products, as well as THC.Watch the Democratic debate in less than 4 minutesWatch the full video of the fifth Democratic debate hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post, where ten candidates faced off in Atlanta, Ga.What does Giuliani's longtime fixer know about Rudy's work in Ukraine?Vitaly Pruss introduced Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine's key players. Now Democrats want Giuliani to share all his communications with Pruss.Grandfather charged with negligent homicide after granddaughter’s cruise ship fallSam Anello was holding his 18-month-old granddaughter on a cruise ship near a railing when she fell 11 stories to her death. His attorneys say it was a horrible accident, not a crime, and that Anello thought the window was closed.Lori Loughlin pleads not guilty to new charges in college admissions scandalThe "Full House" star and her fashion designer husband are fighting federal indictments.Bank robber accuses police of illegally using Google location data to catch him"Cases like this aren't just about criminal defendants," an ACLU lawyer said. "It's about all of our rights under the Constitution."
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What matters this morning with George Stephanopoulos: Day 5 of impeachment hearingsABC News' George Stephanopoulos shares the key stories he's following today and why they are important.'Start Here': Was there a 'quid pro quo?' 'The answer is yes,' Sondland saysIt's Thursday, Nov. 20, 2019. Here's what you need to know to start your day.Security guard indicted for choking, punching 11-year-old shoplifterA security guard at a clothing store in Boston has been indicted for choking and punching an 11-year-old girl who was shoplifting.China demands Trump veto bills on Hong KongChina is demanding Trump veto legislation aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong and renewing a threat to take “strong countermeasures”Earthquake shakes Thailand, Laos, sways Bangkok high-risesA strong earthquake has shaken a border area between northern Thailand and Laos, swaying high-rises in Bangkok and HanoiChina bats away rumors, says trade talks with US continueChina bats away rumors, says Beijing working with US to resolve ‘core concerns’ in trade disputeExplosion at Italian fireworks factory kills 5Italian rescue services say a blast at a fireworks factory in Sicily has killed five people and seriously injured two othersHidden camera found in boy's bathroom at elementary school, food worker arrestedA food worker at a Texas elementary school has been arrested after allegedly placing a small hidden camera inside a boy’s bathroom.
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Finding inspiration in foods of The Big EasyWhat happens when you pair one of Canada’s most exhilarating, award-winning rock bands with one of Canada’s most well-respected, award-winning chefs? Well, you get pure magic, as witnessed by the recent get-together of the Arkells with Suzanne Barr, head chef/owner of True True Diner in Toronto, and considered the queen of comfort food who is […]‘WHY DIDN’T ANYONE STOP?’: Hit-run of tow-truck driver sparks angerIs it open season on tow-truck drivers? Just a week after the funeral of Oshawa tow-truck driver Todd Burgess, who was struck and killed on the job, another driver has had a close call in a hit and run. Andrew Cortes had just finished loading a big yellow school bus onto his tow rig Tuesday […]‘NOT PLAYED UP TO EXPECTATIONS’: Shanny talks Babcock firingSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — If Mike Babcock laid a foundation for the Maple Leafs during his tenure as coach, Brendan Shanahan isn’t sure why the club wasn’t able to take the next steps to becoming a legitimate Stanley Cup contender. “I think that’s the magic question,” Shanahan, the Leafs president, said at the club’s hotel on […]‘BEST TO MAKE A CHANGE’: Leafs look to right ship with coaching shakeupThat Sheldon Keefe would replace Mike Babcock as coach of the Maple Leafs was totally expected earlier this summer. It’s just no one saw it coming before the 2020 playoffs at the earliest and certainly not prior to this American Thanksgiving. But club president Brendan Shanahan had seen enough troubling signs from his under-achieving team […]Leafs GM Dubas has no more excuses after firing BabcockIf you didn’t know what Kyle Dubas looks like, you do now. He’s the baby-faced general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The data-driven millennial with the hipster glasses and the boyish smile. He’s also the guy in the crosshairs. And he’s all out of bullets. In firing Mike Babcock on Wednesday — a decision […]GAME DAY: Maple Leafs at CoyotesTORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (9-10-4) at ARIZONA COYOTES (13-7-2) Thursday, 9 p.m., Gila River Arena TV: Sportsnet Ontario;, Radio: 590 AM THE BIG MATCHUP Auston Matthews vs. Phil Kessel Matthews knew only Mike Babcock as his coach in the NHL, while Kessel never had that chance, being traded to Pittsburgh from Toronto in the months […]TRAIKOS: Maple Leafs firing Mike Babcock was long overdueWell, that didn’t take long. After just 23 games, Mike Babcock was fired as the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Truthfully, it should have happened earlier. It was no secret that after losing in Game 7 to the Boston Bruins, Babcock entered this year with his job in jeopardy. Once GM Kyle Dubas […]‘HE DID A LOT FOR US’: Firing Babcock tough for ShanahanThe text message asked Mike Babcock to come to Brendan Shanahan’s hotel room. Babcock was told Kyle Dubas would be there, too. He had to know what was next. “He’s a pro,” said Shanahan. “I knew and he knew what the conversation was going to be about.” Almost five years after Shanahan convinced Babcock to […]
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Prince Andrew is smiling and waving as he breaks cover for the first time since the Queen sacked himThe Duke of York looked remarkably cheerful as he left his Windsor home driving his £170,000 Bentley Flying Spur this morning, despite calls for him to give evidence to the FBI reaching fever pitch.Jeremy Corbyn unveils manifesto splurging billions on nationalisationJeremy Corbyn is trying to kick-start his stuttering campaign by launching the 'radical and ambitious' hard-Left programme in Birmingham.Alex Salmond allegedly sexually assaulted woman at Bute HouseThe 64-year-old former First Minister appeared at the High Court in Edinburgh today to face allegations of offences against 10 women.Beatrice and Eugenie put on defiant display amid Prince Andrew scandalPrincess Beatrice, 31, visited a private member's club in Mayfair last night while Eugenie, 29, attended an event run by an elephant charity of which she is patron.Massive chunk of a Cornwall beauty spot cliff slides away from the coastline in latest landslipPictures show the coastal path above Crooklets beach, towards Northcott Mouth, Bude, after the latest landslip. The incident is believed to have happened on November 15.British backpacker Grace Millane was 'murdered by man seeking total domination over women'Grace Millane's alleged killer, 27, also took 'trophy photographs' following her death because of a 'morbid interest in a dead woman's genitalia,' jurors at Auckland High Court heard on Wednesday.Prince Andrew had a meeting with Ghislaine Maxwell in London in JunePrince Andrew and alleged pimp Ghislaine Maxwell (together in 2000) are said to have met up on or about June 5, the day before she set off on a charity motoring rally from London to Monte Carlo.Police officers broke toilet having sex on hurricane rescue mission to the British Virgin IslandsThe claims were made by Derbyshire Chief Supt Graham McLaughlin, the 'gold commander' of a contingent of UK police officers sent to the British Virgin Islands to assist with Hurricane Irma.
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