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GOP repeats to zero on Ukraine's intervention claim after diplomats stumble at the hearing

House Republicans plan to sharpen their focus on accusations of Ukraine's involvement in the 2016 presidential election during the open phase of hearings for impeachment investigations, and expressed frustration after top diplomats said on Wednesday that they had no knowledge of the issue. A Republican official told Fox News on Thursday that the issue of Ukrainian election mediation would be …

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Pelosi Argues for Trump's Measures Detected in Bribery Survey Views: NPR

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Talks to reporters after the first public hearing in the impeachment probe by President Trump about his effort to tie US aid to Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. J. Scott Applewhite / AP hide caption switch captions J. Scott Applewhite / AP House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Speaks to reporters after the first public …

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CBP chief warns Mexican "super laboratories" flooding US with meth, as seizures almost double

The Acting Chief of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) warned Thursday that "super laboratories" in Mexico are flooding the United States with cleaner, cheaper forms of methamphetamine – and that fatal drug seizures rose 90 percent last month compared to the same time last year year. Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan sounded the alarm while talking to reporters about the …

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Pelosi: Trump ordered Ukraine, makes Nixon's crime "look almost small"

Speaker Nancy Pelosi Nancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: Trump officials make changes to drug price proposals | The house panel promotes flavored e-cigar ban | Senators Press FDA Tobacco Head on Ban Prohibition Speaker Pelosi, It's Time to Throw US Innovators A Lifeline Why Americans Need to Adhere to Trump's Impeachment Hearings MER (D-Calif.) On Thursday, accused President Trump [19659004] Donald …

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Pelosi says Trump committed "bribery" in the Ukraine scandal

"By the way, what President Trump has done on the record when it comes to acting in favor of a foreign power to help him in his own choice and obstacles to information on this – the cover – makes Nixon look almost small," She said, "But again, an investigation is an investigation." Pelosi's repeated use of the word "bribery" …

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Erdoğan showed the GOP senators' "surreal" propaganda video during the WH meeting

The source called the video, first reported by Axios, "surreal" and "straight propaganda." GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham, Jim Risch, Ted Cruz, Joni Ernst and Rick Scott all attended the open and sometimes tense meeting, which lasted about 90 minutes. Reporters were briefly invited to see the lawmakers raise their foreign policy concerns with Erdogan – specifically addressing the sale of …

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Weapons in Gaza seem to hold after 50 hours of fighting

A spokesman for Islamic Jihad in Gaza, Musab al-Braim, told CNN that weapons weapons would come into force at 05:30 (10:30 pm ET Wednesday). There have been two more series of rocket launches after that time, but as of noon on Thursday (05:00) the fighting seemed to have decreased in size. "The coming hours and days will be critical," said …

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Turkey to extradite US IS suspect "stranded on border"

Copyright Copyright DHA / DHA / AFP via Getty Images Captions [19659005] The expelled the man is allegedly a trapped member of the Islamic State group Turkey says it will extradite an American citizen suspected of being an Islamist militant after he refused entry to Greece and stranded on the border between the two countries. The alleged militant will be …

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Venice flood: Italy to explain emergency situation over damage

Image copyright Getty Images Italy will declare an emergency in Venice after the Italian city was swallowed up by 1.87 m (6 ft) high water levels, flooded its historic basilica and cut power into homes. More than 80% of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was submerged when the tide was at its peak. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte …

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