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House Committee to Take Historic Vote on Trump Impeachment

The House Judiciary Committee abruptly postponed a historic vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, shutting down a 14-hour session that dragged with partisanship but had been expected to end with the formal charges being sent to the full House for a vote next week. Approval of the two charges against the president is still expected Friday in

  • vaping 17 hours ago

    Vaping Illness Death Count Surpasses 50 in US

    Health officials say the death toll from the U.S. outbreak of vaping illnesses has surpassed 50. U.S. health officials on Thursday said 26 states have reported deaths. The 52 deaths are among more than 2,400 hospitalized cases that have been reported across the nation this year. The median age of the people who died is 52. But most people who

  • Trump Impeachment 18 hours ago

    If ‘Strike the Last Word’ Was an Impeachment Drinking Game, No One Would Survive

    As members of the House Judiciary Committee debated the two proposed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Thursday morning, one phrase kept popping up: “I move to strike the last word.”
    Why were they saying that?
    Turns out, they were using a parliamentary procedure to keep talking longer than a five-minute rule would allow.

  • immigration 10 hours ago

    Crash Shines Light on Immigrants in Christmas Tree Workforce

    It was nighttime when Pedro Lucas came home, clutching receipts showing he had paid a funeral home to have the bodies of three immigrant laborers returned to Guatemala from Oregon. The three, including two of Lucas’ cousins, were killed when a pickup truck slammed into a van carrying them and 10 other Guatemalans home from work at a Christmas tree…

  • Armenian Genocide 12 hours ago

    Senate Backs Measure Affirming Century-Old Armenian Genocide

    Mass killings of more than a million Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago were genocide, the Senate declared Thursday in a vote that prompted angry denunciations by Turkey and accusations that the U.S. was undermining its relations with a key NATO ally.

    The Senate action follows a vote by a Senate committee to impose sanctions on Turkey after its offensive

  • Trump Impeachment 18 hours ago

    ‘Pot Calling the Kettle Black’: Rep. Gaetz Called Out for Bringing Up Hunter Biden’s Past Substance Abuse

    Impeachment debate surrounding the next amendment to be introduced quickly divulged into a tit-for-tat involving allegations of cocaine usage and driving under the influence charges.

    It began with Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., introducing an amendment to strike former Vice President Joe Biden from the articles of impeachment as the subject of an investigation Trump wanted Ukraine to launch and replace him

  • Boston Marathon bombing 14 hours ago

    Did Boston Marathon Bomber Get Fair Trial? Court Hears Arguments

    The Boston Marathon bomber’s lawyers urged a federal court to overturn their client’s death sentence, arguing Thursday that intense media coverage and signs of juror bias led to an unfair trial. The three-judge panel didn’t render a decision after hearing from both sides for about an hour each.  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted of all 30 charges against him,

  • nfl 17 hours ago

    10 Ex-NFL Players Charged With Defrauding Health Care Program

    Ten former NFL players were charged in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the league’s health care benefit program by submitting false claims for medical equipment, including devices used on horses, the Justice Department said Thursday. The players were charged in two separate indictments filed in federal court in Kentucky, accusing them of conspiracy, wire fraud and healthcare fraud. Prosecutors

  • Ring Camera 22 hours ago

    ’I’m Santa Claus’: Man Taunts 8-Year-Old Through Hacked Ring Camera

    A Tennessee family said someone hacked a Ring security camera set up in their children’s bedroom and taunted their 8-year-old daughter.

    The LeMay family, of Memphis, told NBC News they installed the device to keep an eye on their daughters. A few days later, the family said a stranger had gained access to the device.

  • Jersey City Shootout 8 hours ago

    Hate Against Jewish People, Police Fueled Jersey City Attack: NJ AG

    Hate-fueled domestic terrorism motivated the harrowing and prolonged shooting attack that killed three people inside a Jersey City kosher market and took the life of a veteran police detective earlier this week, New Jersey’s top prosecutor said Thursday. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, who a day earlier outlined a timeline for what has been called a targeted attack

  • Bolivia 15 hours ago

    Former Bolivian Leader Morales Moves to Argentina

    Former Bolivian President Evo Morales has flown to Argentina, where the new center-left government said Thursday that it had granted him political asylum. “I’ve come to Argentina to keep fighting for the most humble people,” Morales said on Twitter. “I feel strong and excited.” Morales will live in the capital with his two children, who arrived on Nov. 23. The…

  • American Samoa 12 hours ago

    US Should Recognize American Samoans as Citizens, Judge Says

    A federal judge in Utah has ruled that people born in the territory of American Samoa should be recognized as U.S. citizens. It wasn’t immediately clear if Thursday’s ruling applies outside Utah. The cluster of islands in the Pacific is the only place in the country without an automatic claim to citizenship. People born in American Samoa are labeled U.S.

  • Tokyo 2020 37 mins ago

    Tokyo Being Billed as ‘Recovery Olympics’ — But Not for All

    The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics this summer will kick off in Fukushima. The northern prefecture was devastated almost nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami, and the subsequent meltdown of three nuclear reactors. They’ll play Olympic baseball and softball in one part of Fukushima. This allows Tokyo organizers and Japanese officials to call these games the “Recovery Olympics.”

  • holidays 52 mins ago

    Fir Real, Christmas Tree Prices Are Up With Supplies Tight

    With Christmas less than two weeks away, finding the perfect tree might take some searching. The availability of real Christmas trees is tight across the United States, especially for procrastinators looking for a certain type of tree. But industry officials say everyone who wants a tree should be able to find one, they just might have to pay a little

  • food 1 hour ago

    A Look at Fast Food Restaurants Serving Up Plant-Based Meat

    A number of fast-food chains have introduced plant-based meat alternatives in recent months, partnering with meatless companies Beyond Meat or Impossible Foods.

    They are reacting to consumers’ increased appetite for those foods: from April 2018 to April 2019, the plant-based retail market has registered 11% growth, according to data published on the Plant Based Foods Association website.

  • impeachment 9 hours ago

    GOP, Nadler Clash Over Delay of Impeachment Vote

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., announced the committee vote on the articles of impeachment would be delayed until Friday after nearly 12 hours of debate on Thursday. The announcement caught members of the GOP off guard.

  • British Elections 10 hours ago

    Likely Johnson Win Means Brexit Is Coming, Tough Talks Loom

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson campaigned on one theme alone — “Get Brexit done” — and if the results of an exit poll projection are correct, that just may happen.

    The U.K. exit poll predicts that Johnson’s Conservatives won a substantial victory Thursday night in the country’s general election.

    But even if Johnson pulls Britain out of the European Union by the

  • Anti-Semitism order 12 hours ago

    Anti-Semitism Order Raises Tough Issue of Defining Prejudice

    President Donald Trump signed an order this week that expands the potential scope of anti-Semitism complaints on college campuses. At the heart of the debate around the issue are two thorny questions: when speech about Israel crosses the line into anti-Semitism, and whether the Trump administration is equipped to effectively draw that line.

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