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Israel in uncharted territory as it heads into a third election in less than a year
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 19:23:44 -0500

Israel will hold an unprecedented third election after the Knesset failed to muster the votes needed to nominate any candidate for prime minister.

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi dismisses claims of genocide at The Hague
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:26:07 -0500

Aung San Suu Kyi, the disgraced former human rights figure, said insurgents were to blame for instigating a conflict that's led to mass murders, rapes and the displacement of over 700,000 Rohingya minorities.

Newsletter: Two impeachment articles, one trade deal
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:00:44 -0500

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES Two Impeachment Articles, One Trade Deal What a difference one hour makes.

States prepare to purge tens of thousands of pot convictions
Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:00:18 -0500

Prosecutors in L.A. and Chicago are moving to expunge marijuana convictions from the records of tens of thousands of people using new state laws.

Column: The FBI gets another black eye
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:45:16 -0500

The inspector general's report shows the FBI is still struggling with gross misconduct.

In a first, U.S. starts pushing Central American families seeking asylum to Guatemala
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:58:00 -0500

For the first time, U.S. officials have begun pushing even asylum-seeking families who are not from Guatemala to that country, the Los Angeles Times has learned. The Trump administration had said a new policy effectively ending asylum at the U.S. southern border and removing asylum seekers to Central America would initially only be applied to single adults.

Pete Buttigieg discloses what he did for Best Buy, the Postal Service and the Pentagon
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:06:14 -0500

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg also did work for a health insurer and environmental groups while employed by McKinsey & Co.

Kim Woo-choong, founder of Daewoo business group, dies
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:03:26 -0500

Kim built Daewoo Corp. in 1967 and it grew into South Korea's second-largest business empire. Later he was sentenced to prison on fraud allegations.

Former Mexican security official arrested in U.S., accused of taking millions in bribes from 'El Chapo'
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 19:44:36 -0500

Genaro García Luna, a onetime top security official in Mexico, was charged with conspiracy to traffic cocaine and with making false statements.

A tarnished Aung San Suu Kyi comes to The Hague to defend Myanmar against genocide charges
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:11:10 -0500

In a three-day hearing, which began Tuesday, the 74-year-old leader is expected to rebuff charges that Myanmar carried out a systematic campaign of mass murder, rape and terror against the Rohingya.

White House and House Democrats reach accord on updated NAFTA
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 18:49:44 -0500

Both sides hail victory after a rare bipartisan deal on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Newsletter: The big impeachment reveal
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:00:12 -0500

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES The Big Impeachment Reveal This morning, House Democrats plan to announce their impeachment articles against President Trump after a high-level meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last night.

Medical screenings are the latest U.S. tactic to discourage asylum seekers, advocates say
Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:00:18 -0500

Migrants who are sick, or have sick children, have had their U.S. immigration hearings postponed for months

Newsletter: Articles of impeachment looming
Mon, 9 Dec 2019 08:00:59 -0500

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES Articles of Impeachment Looming Only four months ago, the debate over whether to impeach President Trump deeply divided Democrats in Congress, pitting moderates in pro-Trump districts against progressives in liberal strongholds.

Kamala Harris quit the presidential race just in time. Here's what it means for her future
Mon, 9 Dec 2019 08:00:52 -0500

Dropping out early, she helped her vice presidential prospects and reelection chances

Game of Shows: In the Middle East, TV programs launched as weapons of war
Mon, 9 Dec 2019 06:00:58 -0500

Television programming is yet another battleground in the Middle East involving Turkey, Saudi Arabia and others.

Russia banned from Olympics and other global sports for 4 years over doping
Mon, 9 Dec 2019 16:15:37 -0500

Russian athletes will be allowed to compete in major events only if they are not implicated in positive doping tests or if their data were not manipulated.

Column: Trump gets little credit for foreign policy — for good reason
Sun, 8 Dec 2019 07:00:23 -0500

Trump gets little credit for foreign policy successes — for good reason. There are almost none.

Opinion: Is Netanyahu all-powerful or a victim? Either way, this Israeli has had enough
Sun, 8 Dec 2019 06:00:41 -0500

The newly indicted prime minister should resign and break his chokehold on the state of Israel.

Zelensky, dragged into Trump impeachment drama, faces a tougher challenge: Putin
Sat, 7 Dec 2019 13:08:19 -0500

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is in an extremely awkward position for his first face-to-face talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Mixing politics and parsley: Why this spice seller spent $700,000-plus on Facebook ads for Trump's impeachment
Sat, 7 Dec 2019 06:00:11 -0500

Penzeys Spices' outspoken anti-Trump owner and ads bring delight and shopping orders from liberals, and ire and boycotts from conservatives.

Trump suspends plan to classify Mexican cartels as terrorist groups
Fri, 6 Dec 2019 22:53:43 -0500

The U.S. won't designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups, at least for now.

They grew up in the K-pop limelight. Is it to blame for their deaths?
Fri, 6 Dec 2019 15:20:07 -0500

Did K-Pop cause the death of Sulli and Goo Hara?

Newsletter: 'No choice but to act'
Fri, 6 Dec 2019 08:00:47 -0500

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES 'No Choice but to Act' Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced that she is asking House committees to move to impeach President Trump, taking a major step toward making him just the third president in American history to face that sanction.

A corporation won't let Pete Buttigieg talk about three years of his life
Fri, 6 Dec 2019 07:00:51 -0500

Pete Buttigieg has a nondisclosure agreement that keeps his consulting work for McKinsey & Company confidential.

Meet the Mexico City family keeping Beetlemania alive
Fri, 6 Dec 2019 06:00:20 -0500

Throughout Mexico legions of fans remain devoted to the Volkswagen Beetle, or as it's known, the "vocho."

Mexico President Lopez Obrador tweets that U.S. Atty. Gen. Barr gets non-intervention in foreign policy
Thu, 5 Dec 2019 19:42:23 -0500

Mexico's foreign ministry said U.S. and Mexican officials engaged in a "cordial and respectful" conversation about various security topics.

Huge waves and disease turn Marshall Islands into 'a war zone,' health official says
Thu, 5 Dec 2019 17:01:42 -0500

The Marshall Islands' capital city is flooded by storm waves, dengue fever and flu are rampant, and its president pleads for help from the global community.

Supreme Court confronts homeless crisis and whether there's a right to sleep on the sidewalk
Thu, 5 Dec 2019 15:56:15 -0500

The Supreme Court weighs whether people who are homeless have a right to sleep on sidewalks if cities don't provide enough shelter beds to house everyone.

Police shootings of unarmed black people linked to health problems for black infants
Thu, 5 Dec 2019 09:00:59 -0500

Pregnant black women had babies born prematurely and with smaller birth weights if they lived near the site of a police shooting of an unarmed black person, research shows.

House has 'no choice' but to move to impeach Trump, Pelosi says
Thu, 5 Dec 2019 18:22:59 -0500

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces she will ask House committee chairmen to move forward on impeaching President Trump.

Newsletter: Beyond Con Law 101
Thu, 5 Dec 2019 08:00:31 -0500

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES Beyond Con Law 101 The House Judiciary Committee's first impeachment hearing yesterday featured four legal scholars testifying about whether President Trump's actions were impeachable offenses under the Constitution.

Brazilian immigrants have it hard in Japan. Can music be a solution?
Thu, 5 Dec 2019 06:00:25 -0500

Like most Brazilian immigrants in Japan, Rafael Kinoshita thought he was destined to work in a factory. Then he found music.

Amid impeachment inquiry, Giuliani meets with Ukraine officials
Wed, 4 Dec 2019 14:22:00 -0500

President Trump's personal lawyer Rudolph Giuliani meets with former Ukraine government officials, saying he intends to undermine the impeachment inquiry.

Newsletter: The next phase of impeachment
Wed, 4 Dec 2019 08:00:10 -0500

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES The Next Phase of Impeachment The House Judiciary Committee will hold its first impeachment hearing today, signifying a new — and unpredictable — step in the Democrats' inquiry into President Trump.

Opinion: Why President Trump can't end 'endless wars'
Wed, 4 Dec 2019 06:00:49 -0500

President Trump wants U.S. troops withdrawn. His secretary of Defense just acknowledged that isn't in the cards.

The fall of the Berlin Wall once gave South Korea hope. Not anymore
Wed, 4 Dec 2019 06:00:36 -0500

South Korea looked to Germany with hope as the Berlin Wall fell. Thirty years later, it's more complicated.

In a converted bus in Tijuana, a school emerges for asylum seekers
Wed, 4 Dec 2019 06:00:07 -0500

A former asylum seeker, now an actress in Los Angeles, has transformed a bus into a classroom so immigrant children in Tijuana can continue their studies while their U.S. asylum cases are pending.

Q&A: Carbon emissions will reach record high in 2019, thanks to the burning of fossil fuels
Tue, 3 Dec 2019 20:50:32 -0500

It's a climate change milestone: The amount of carbon dioxide released by burning fossil fuels will hit 37 billion tons this year, setting another record high. A climate researcher discusses the latest findings.

Chile's northern coast hit by magnitude 6.0 quake, USGS reports
Tue, 3 Dec 2019 10:07:08 -0500

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck off the coast of northern Chile, but there are no reports of damage.

Trump blasts French president at NATO summit planned to show unity
Tue, 3 Dec 2019 14:50:29 -0500

President Trump lit into French President Macron, criticizing his comments about NATO as "insulting" "very, very nasty," and "very disrespectful."

As Joe Biden woos Iowa voters, Pete Buttigieg seems increasingly to be in his way
Tue, 3 Dec 2019 08:00:38 -0500

Among centrist voters inclined to like Biden, the 37-year-old Buttigieg is becoming plausible as an alternative, and he highlights what Biden is not: energetic, articulate and young.

Newsletter: From 'witch hunt' to guilty plea
Tue, 3 Dec 2019 08:00:05 -0500

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES From 'Witch Hunt' to Guilty Plea For years, he called it "fake news," "a witch hunt" and a product of the "deep state."

Trump proposes tariffs on up to $2.4 billion worth of French imports
Tue, 3 Dec 2019 00:42:58 -0500

The Trump administration is proposing tariffs on up to $2.4 billion worth of French imports — including Roquefort cheese, handbags, lipstick and sparkling wine — in retaliation for France's tax on American tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook.

As election nears, Boris Johnson tries to keep distance from President Trump
Mon, 2 Dec 2019 19:10:34 -0500

Heading into next week's election, Britain's prime minister seeks to avoid a too-tight Trump embrace

Netanyahu trial witnesses may include Vegas magnate Sheldon Adelson and Oracle's Larry Ellison
Mon, 2 Dec 2019 15:05:18 -0500

The 333 potential witnesses in the trial of Benjamin Netanyahu could include Vegas mogul Sheldon Adelson and wife Miriam and Oracle's Larry Ellison.

Newsletter: Flying in the face of impeachment
Mon, 2 Dec 2019 08:00:06 -0500

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES Flying in the Face of Impeachment As President Trump faces the prospect of becoming the third president to be impeached, he's taken to Air Force One for an escape, of sorts.

Poland's far-right leaders seek to criminalize World War II restitution
Mon, 2 Dec 2019 06:00:55 -0500

Poland's far-right leaders have started to vehemently oppose any World War II restitution claims and are advocating for a bill that would not just ban restitution, but criminalize it.

A U.S. tribe wants to resume whale hunting. Should it revive this tradition?
Sun, 1 Dec 2019 08:00:58 -0500

The Makah tribe wants to resume hunting gray whales, allowed under a U.S. treaty. But marine law forbids it, and even advocates of Native American rights question the ethics.

California rock climber Brad Gobright dies in Mexico fall
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 22:31:56 -0500

California rock climber Brad Gobright dies in a fall while scaling a cliff in northern Mexico. He was 31.

Black Friday frenzy goes global, and not everyone's happy
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 11:17:46 -0500

People don't celebrate Thanksgiving in France, or Denmark, or the Czech Republic — but they do shop on Black Friday

How a feud over two jobs tipped the West Coast longshore union toward bankruptcy
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 09:00:44 -0500

A $94-million jury award could push the powerful West Coast dockworkers union into bankruptcy.

At urging of ayatollah, Iraq's prime minister agrees to resign
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 19:58:56 -0500

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi says he'll submit his resignation a day after more than 40 people were killed by security forces.

Syria (barely) survived a civil war. Can it weather the latest financial crisis?
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 06:00:08 -0500

This week, the value of Syria's pound nose-dived to its lowest level against the U.S. dollar since it began trading in 1919, threatening the collapse of President Bashar Assad's government.

U.S. military aid to Lebanon on hold amid unprecedented protests
Thu, 28 Nov 2019 14:30:35 -0500

U.S. military aid to Lebanon has been suspended by the Trump administration with little explanation, even as the nation teeters toward meltdown.

As Beijing seethes, protesters celebrate Trump's signing of Hong Kong act
Thu, 28 Nov 2019 12:10:53 -0500

China condemned the act supporting human rights in Hong Kong but targeted Congress rather than Trump, leaving space open to pursue a trade deal.

The new family separation: Migrant parents stranded on border send kids across alone
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 17:58:03 -0500

More than 100 have showed up at the border alone after being sent back under the Trump administration's Remain in Mexico program.

Mexico's rise in violence starts sticking to 'Teflon president' after a year in office
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 13:44:41 -0500

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was elected last year on his pledge to bring peace, but he faces record-high homicide rates and increased scrutiny of his security policies.

Hawaii suspect faces hearing in cyberstalking of Utah family
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 12:59:38 -0500

A Hawaii man tormented a Utah family for over a year by sending more than 500 people to their house for unwanted services.

Newsletter: Love or hate him, Schiff is now a star
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 08:00:55 -0500

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES Love or Hate Him, Schiff Is Now a Star The House impeachment inquiry will enter a new phase next week when the Judiciary Committee holds its first public hearing to begin deciding whether President Trump will become the third president in history to face impeachment.

Column: Trump's war on the rule of law
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 07:00:15 -0500

After three years, we know one thing for sure about our soon-to-be-impeached president: He views the law with disdain. It's one of his few constants.

Far-right Washington state lawmaker faces backlash against white nationalism
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 06:00:27 -0500

Eastern Washington voters have continued to reelect state Rep. Matt Shea, who wants to secede and found a Christian theocracy called Liberty, and instructs disciples to 'kill all males' if gay people and abortion supporters do not yield to fundamentalist religious law.

Trump says U.S. to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 00:23:42 -0500

Trump's statement about designating Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist groups appeared to stun Mexican officials, who have already declared their opposition to the idea.

U.S. customs officer loses job and citizenship case over his Mexican birth certificate
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 20:31:04 -0500

Raul Rodriguez, an 18-year officer and Navy veteran, didn't know he was born in Mexico until internal investigators confronted him last year with his birth certificate.

Impeachment hearings haven't changed many minds, polls show
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 11:30:57 -0500

Two weeks of public hearings on impeaching President Trump have changed few minds, new polls show. A majority thinks Trump acted wrongly, but impeaching him divides the public closely.

In his hometown, Jimmy Carter unites Trump supporters and Democrats. To a point
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 12:59:06 -0500

In an age of rabid political partisanship, Jimmy Carter seems to inspire his Plains, Georgia hometown to transcend politics — at least when he's around.

Suicides and overdoses among factors fueling drop in U.S. life expectancy
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 11:00:49 -0500

New health data confirm a 3-year drop in Americans' life expectancy, bucking a trend of rising longevity in other wealthy nations.

Would impeachment inquiry hurt a Pompeo run for Senate?
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 09:00:54 -0500

Republicans are urging Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo to return to Kansas and run for the Senate, but testimony in the impeachment inquiry could complicate his path.

Newsletter: 'Presidents are not kings'
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 08:00:27 -0500

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES 'Presidents Are Not Kings' A federal judge has strengthened the power of Congress in its battles with President Trump, ruling that former White House Counsel Donald McGahn may be required to testify under oath about what he heard and saw during special counsel Robert S.

Threatened by the 'Chinese Oscars,' China rips the world of Chinese movies in two
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 06:00:40 -0500

The movie schism reflects a split across the wider Chinese-language world, with the Chinese Communist Party using its economic weight and political power to claim cultural authority while Chinese people in the diaspora and on the borders and margins assert a different way of being.

Michael Bloomberg brings his billions — and his baggage — to presidential race
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 18:47:10 -0500

Michael Bloomberg makes his presidential campaign debut. He won't be on the Democratic debate stage. Can he buy his way into becoming a household name nationally?

Supreme Court allows libel suit by climate scientist who was compared to Jerry Sandusky
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:35:11 -0500

The Supreme Court has refused to shield two conservative columnist from a defamation suit brought by a scientist they accused of having "molested" data.

From pimples to politics: A Hong Kong boy band takes on China
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 10:14:21 -0500

A teenage boy band and its lead singer's arrest reflect the conflict that Hong Kong's young people have with the government.

Newsletter: The Nunes question
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 08:00:43 -0500

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES The Nunes Question Congress is on a Thanksgiving break, but developments in the historic public impeachment hearings against President Trump continue to unfold.

Surgery by candlelight: A small front-line hospital in Ukraine stares down Russia
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 06:00:50 -0500

On Ukraine's front line, a provincial hospital treats civilians and soldiers.

Opinion: Saudi money in U.S. horse racing is the sport's next moral jam
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 06:00:46 -0500

The horse racing industry has to take responsibility for lending legitimacy to thuggish regimes with terrible human rights records.

Afghanistan woman breaks ground with Kabul recycling plant
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 06:00:21 -0500

Zuhal Atmar is the first woman in Afghanistan to run a recycling plant, driven by her wish to help the environment and fight climate change.

From Iran to Chile to Sudan, protests take hold around the world
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 06:00:15 -0500

In recent months, protests have erupted around the world. Here's what you need to know.

Massive voter turnout in Hong Kong propels pro-democracy candidates to victory
Sun, 24 Nov 2019 21:47:40 -0500

Viewed as a referendum on the protests that have divided Hong Kong, the election will help gauge popular opinion and validate one side over the other.

California's Nunes, impeachment inquisitor, dodges question over alleged meeting with Ukrainian ex-prosecutor
Sun, 24 Nov 2019 17:39:57 -0500

Devin Nunes, Trump defender, allegedly met a Ukrainian ex-prosecutor to ask about Joe Biden, CNN reports. The California congressman ducks a question about it.

Michael Bloomberg joins Democrats' 2020 race for president
Sun, 24 Nov 2019 13:00:25 -0500

Michael R. Bloomberg, one of the richest men in the world, enters the race with a huge financial edge over his Democratic rivals — but also with big vulnerabilities.

Column: Mick Mulvaney, please call your office
Sun, 24 Nov 2019 07:00:15 -0500

Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, has yet to explain why he ordered a freeze in nearly $400 million in U.S. military aid to Ukraine for three months this summer. That key question hangs over the House impeachment hearings.

What's driving Iran's crackdown on protesters? Increased unity among the political establishment
Sat, 23 Nov 2019 21:04:36 -0500

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's government — once labeled as relatively moderate — is increasingly aligning with hard-line Islamic religious leaders.

Leading lawmakers reach an agreement on spending as the deadline nears
Sat, 23 Nov 2019 21:04:33 -0500

Negotiations on a package of spending bills to fund the federal government have produced a key breakthrough, though considerably more work is needed to wrap up the long-delayed measures

Earthquake: 6.3 quake strikes near Adak, Alaska
Sat, 23 Nov 2019 20:14:32 -0500

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon at 4:54 p.m. 65 miles from Adak, Alaska, according to the U.S.

Will John Bolton fill in the gaps on Ukraine as an impeachment witness?
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 20:01:06 -0500

Ousted national security advisor John Bolton seems to be hinting at possibly testifying late in the impeachment process about President Trump's actions regarding Ukraine, which could provide crucial information to fill in any gaps in the record.

Inside Hong Kong's besieged Polytechnic University, a few dozen holdouts plot their next move
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 18:57:14 -0500

The defense of Polytechnic University, a campus left in squalid ruin, has been a costly campaign for Hong Kong's protest movement that's left many exhausted and searching for new ideas.

With impeachment looming, both Republicans and Democrats are on edge about 2020
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 15:35:25 -0500

Even as Republicans worry about Trump's mercurial presidency and its impact down ballot in 2020, Democrats remain in a high state of anxiety about their own party's prospects. The result is a rare chapter in American politics when members of both political parties seem wracked with insecurity about their future.

Uncertainty deepens in Israel as Netanyahu fights for political survival
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 17:40:06 -0500

It remains unclear whether Benjamin Netanyahu, the first sitting prime minister of Israel to be indicted on criminal charges, will be forced to quit.

Some states allow opioid addicts to try medical marijuana. The federal government isn't pleased
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:35:57 -0500

The U.S. government says states can't use federal dollars to fund medical marijuana treatments for patients with opioid addiction.

Newsletter: One inquiry, two worlds
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 08:00:58 -0500

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES One Inquiry, Two Worlds Two weeks of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump have closed with a collective warning from witnesses: Russia is again trying to sow political discord in the U.S. and interfere in the presidential election in a repeat of its success in 2016.

White House, GOP embraced 'fictional narrative' on Ukraine, witness warns as impeachment hearings wrap
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:09:54 -0500

In the final day of a week of House impeachment hearings, a former senior White House aide warned that President Trump and his Republican allies have embraced a "fictional narrative" on Ukraine that is propagated by Russian security services to undermine U.S. democracy.

New acting Homeland Security head insists Trump's border wall will be built
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 19:58:23 -0500

New Homeland Security chief vows to finish 500 miles of Trump's border wall by 2020 deadline

Combative Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls corruption indictment an 'attempted coup'
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 18:00:48 -0500

The indictment deals a blow to Netanyahu's hopes to remain in office, though the prime minister would not be required to step aside.

As Democratic primary heads toward all-white top tier, debate underscores risks of losing black voters
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:00:20 -0500

Democrats likely "Final Four" candidates offer a measure of diversity: A woman, an openly gay man; two of the oldest men ever to run for president, and the youngest. But missing is any candidate of color.

Newsletter: 'We followed the president's orders'
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:00:04 -0500

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES 'We Followed the President's Orders' President Trump named Gordon Sondland as U.S. ambassador to the European Union after he had donated $1 million to Trump's inauguration.

South Dakota declared war on meth. But critics say state policies doom any hope of change
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:00:36 -0500

South Dakota is taking heat for its new antidrug slogan, "Meth. We're On It." But addiction experts say a bigger problem is antiquated drug laws.

Cursed or unlucky? Villagers must flee again, this time from a volcano
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 06:00:54 -0500

An indigenous community survived Guatemala's civil war. But a volcanic eruption is forcing them out of a town that had symbolized their resilience and grit.

Democratic debate ends with clashes over race and political leadership
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 00:37:42 -0500

The Democratic debate in Atlanta ended with clashes over issues of race and political leadership, and Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden found themselves in the hot seat.

Democratic debate: Who did well and who fought onstage in Atlanta
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:40:32 -0500

Clashes and mockery come at the end of the Democratic debate in Atlanta. Pete Buttigieg and Tulsi Gabbard face attacks and Joe Biden faces laughter.

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