Story of the Week: Hunter Biden Steps Down from Chinese Company, Admits "Poor Judgement"

Tracking impeachment: Attention has shifted to President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani , who is accused of pushing the Ukrainian government to investigate the Bidens on Trump's behalf. Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden, forfeited his spot on the board of a Chinese private equity firm...
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Turkey Begins Military Offensive In Northern Syria After U.S. Troops Pulled From Region

Tracking impeachment: The White House wrote a letter to the House of Representatives on Tuesday, calling the impeachment inquiry into president Donald Trump "unconstitutional" and refusing to comply with it. Former Vice President Joe Biden publicly called for Trump to be impeached at a...
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Story of the Week: House Launches Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the start of a formal House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon, saying "the actions taken to date by the president have seriously violated the Constitution." The announcement followed scrutiny of a July 25 phone call between...
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Story of the Week: Questions Surround New Kavanaugh Allegation, NYT Story

A New York Times report last week that detailed another claim of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has been the subject of scrutiny, raising questions about missing details, sources and possible media bias. The original NYT article initially attracted...
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Story of the Week: Taliban Peace Talks Cancelled After Kabul Attack

President Donald Trump said he canceled previously secret negotiations with Taliban leaders after the group claimed a bombing that killed 12, including a U.S. service member, in Kabul last week. Most reporting focused primarily on fallout from the cancellation and a recap of recent Trump-...
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Illegal ballot harvesting caused a do-over House election in North Carolina. What are the pros and cons?

A U.S. House special election in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district on Tuesday is essentially a do-over after a candidate’s 2018 victory was negated by allegations of illegal ballot harvesting . The election could flip a longtime Republican district, and has shifted national...
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Media Bias Alert: Higher Poll Numbers Don’t Always Mean More Democratic Debate Questions

Presidential debates are inevitably scrutinized for how many questions were asked of each candidate and how much speaking time each candidate was allowed. On the 2020 Democratic debate stage, the largest field of candidates in U.S. history, the number of questions asked can make or break...
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Story of the Week: After Protests, Hong Kong Withdraws Extradition Bill

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam announced the withdrawal of a controversial bill that would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be extradited to mainland China for trial. The bill, which had been suspended since July, led to months of protests. A majority of news coverage...
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