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U.S. House approves bill to avert government shutdown this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation to avert a widespread government shutdown later this week with a bill extending temporary federal funding

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Trump says Pelosi delaying vote on new trade pact to get impeachment support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi of delaying a vote to approve the USMCA trade pact between the United States,

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Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple offer defense in congressional antitrust probe

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four top U.S. tech companies, Alphabet's Google, Facebook, Amazon.com and Apple, responded to questions from a congressional committee by defending their practices

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Democrat Warren vows to use 'every tool' to combat white nationalist violence

By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday if elected to the White House she would use "every tool" at her disposal to combat white nationalist violence,

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Factbox: Warren on defense? What to watch for in the Atlanta U.S. Democratic debate

By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten of the 18 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to face Republican President Donald Trump in November 2020 will take the stage in Atlanta on

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Reporter's Notebook: Before impeachment hearings, a journalist's homework

Many Democrats have been trying to weave together a complicated mosaic of crimes, but it’s unclear how the public may interpret this challenging narrative and if it would make a difference.

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GOP lawmaker slams Schiff during impeachment hearing, demands proof of whistleblower 'immunity'

House Intelligence Committee member Mike Conaway, R-Texas, criticized Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., as Conaway completed his questioning of witnesses during Tuesday's impeachment inquiry hearing.

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Nunes questions Schiff about 'magical 15 minutes' during lengthy impeachment hearing

The ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee continued Tuesday evening to criticize the committee’s lengthy impeachment hearings into President Trump, and committee Chairman Adam Schiff.

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Pence's national security adviser says he heard 'nothing wrong or improper' on Trump-Zelensky call

Vice President Mike Pence’s national security adviser – and the supervisor of one of the people who testified Tuesday in the House’s impeachment inquiry – said he heard “nothing wrong or improper” during the July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that is at the heart of the impeachment probe.

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Buttigieg surges ahead in latest New Hampshire poll, after doing same in Iowa

Three days after a poll in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa showed Pete Buttigieg with a clear advantage over his rival Democrats for the presidential nomination, a new survey in the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House also indicates the South Bend, Ind., mayor with a large  lead over the other top-tier contenders.

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Ilhan Omar asks judge to have compassion on man who threatened to shoot her

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., publicly requested Tuesday that a federal judge show mercy when sentencing a man who called her a "terrorist" and threatened to shoot her.

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Deval Patrick takes nascent 2020 campaign to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — About a dozen black female small-business owners were gathered in a South Carolina shared workspace on Tuesday night for a networking event when they were told the newest 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, Deval Patrick, would be stopping by to introduce himself.

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GOP-requested witness rejects Trump ‘conspiracy theories’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sought by Republicans to testify, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine spoke up instead for Democrat Joe Biden in Tuesday’s impeachment hearings, rejecting “conspiracy theories” embraced by President Donald Trump and some of his allies.

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Impeachment hearings takeaways: Firsthand witnesses appear

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were attacks on the credibility of a witness in uniform, and hand-wringing by another witness on all that he knows now that he says he didn’t know then.

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‘I am an American,’ Vindman reminds Trump allies in hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — “It’s Lt. Col. Vindman.” With that, the Iraq War veteran, his chest flush with ribbons and commendations, tersely reminded Republican lawmakers questioning his judgment and loyalty just whom they were trying to discredit as the impeachment drive against President Donald Trump veered into the personal.

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US Latinas need twice the time to match white male’s income

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government figures show that on average, Latinas in the United States are paid 54 cents for every dollar that a white, non-Hispanic male makes.

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Democratic debate: Rising Buttigieg could face attacks

ATLANTA (AP) — Pete Buttigieg’s dramatic rise from little-known Indiana mayor to a leading Democratic presidential candidate faces its toughest test on Wednesday, with rivals poised to lob debate-stage attacks in an effort to stall his momentum.

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'Star Witness' to Testify in Impeachment Hearing

The second week of impeachment hearings kicks off Tuesday with the testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman at 9am—a man the Washington Post considers one of the Democrats' "star witnesses." Vindman, a Purple Heart recipient who is the National Security Council's top Ukraine specialist, is expected to say that...

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Nikki Haley, George Conway Are in a Twitter Fight

It's a Twitter fight. This one features former UN ambassador Nikki Haley and George Conway, the increasingly high-profile Trump critic and husband of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, reports USA Today . The spat began when Conway called Republican congresswoman Elise Stefanik , who has emerged as a staunch critic of the impeachment...

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Trump's Trip to Hospital Raises Questions

President Trump's unexpected trip to Walter Reed hospital Saturday has indications of not being routine after all—and even baffling, experts said. White House aides, which had said Trump underwent a "quick exam and labs," avoided answering questions Monday. Experts were puzzled by the official explanation that the visit was...

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Supreme Court Needs Some Time on Trump Tax Returns

Chief Justice John Roberts is ordering an indefinite delay in the House of Representatives’ demand for President Trump’s financial records to give the Supreme Court time to figure out how to handle the high-stakes dispute, the AP reports. Roberts’ order Monday contains no hint about what the court ultimately will...

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House Lawyer Reveals More Trouble for Trump

More potential trouble for President Trump: The House is investigating whether he lied to Robert Mueller, which could provide more fodder in the impeachment inquiry, reports the New York Times . The revelation came Monday from the House general counsel. While in federal court in DC arguing for the release of...

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Trump Responds to Pelosi's Invitation to Testify

On Sunday, Nancy Pelosi said President Trump was welcome to personally testify in the House impeachment inquiry. On Monday, Trump said he just might do that. "Even though I did nothing wrong, and don’t like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in...

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