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impeachment 2 hours ago

Panel Vote Sends Trump Impeachment Charges to Full House

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

  • Tessa Majors 2 hours ago

    13-Year-Old Boy Arrested in NYC Park Killing of Barnard Freshman

    One teenager has been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a Barnard College freshman in a Manhattan park earlier this week, three senior law enforcement sources said Friday. The 13-year-old is charged as a juvenile with second-degree murder, armed robbery and criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use, according to a senior law enforcement official. The…

  • White Island 9 hours ago

    New Zealand Recovers 6 Bodies From Toxic Volcanic Island

    Grieving families sang traditional Maori songs as New Zealand military specialists went to a volcanic island and recovered six bodies of the 16 people who died in an eruption. The bodies will be transferred to the mainland later for identification. Toxic gases are being emitted on the island and scientists warn another eruption is possible.

  • Barnard College 3 hours ago

    NYC Park Where Barnard College Freshman Was Killed Is No. 1 in Robberies

    UPDATE: Teen Arrested in Barnard Freshman’s Stabbing Death The park where 18-year-old Tessa Majors was stabbed to death in a brutal robbery is also where most robberies were reported this year among all New York City parks, according to the police department crime statistics. There’s a growing memorial for Majors at Morningside Park and the crime scene is still

  • Jersey City Shootout 6 hours ago

    Kosher Market Surveillance Video Shows Shooters Storm In, Survivor Run for His Life

    New video shows the moment the Jersey City shooters stormed into the Kosher market, before blasting at the helpless victims inside. The surveillance video obtained by NBC News is shot from above the entrance to the JC Kosher Supermarket on Martin Luther King Drive. The U-Haul truck shooters David Anderson and Francine Graham were driving in, which New Jersey Attorney…

  • NATURE 8 hours ago

    Canadian Fishermen Catch Octopus and Bald Eagle Fighting on Camera

    A fishing crew in Canada caught the wonders of nature on camera when they saw a giant Pacific octopus in the middle of a fight with a bald eagle. The eagle “had bitten off more than it could chew when it tried to catch an octopus,” Mowi Canada West wrote on Facebook.

  • Trump Impeachment 24 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.

  • American Samoa 18 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.

  • food 7 hours 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.

  • British Elections 16 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

  • Twitter 19 hours ago

    Twitter Brings Back Election Labels for 2020 US Candidates

    Twitter is bringing back special labels to help users identify accounts and tweets from U.S. political candidates.

    The company, which first used such labels for the midterms last year, said it is trying to provide users with original sources of information and prevent spoofed and fake accounts from fooling voters.

    Many political candidates already have blue checkmarks to indicate that Twitter has

  • Anti-Semitism order 18 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.

  • 4 mins ago

    A Complete Guide to the Democratic Debates for the 2020 Presidential Primary

    The first five Democratic debates of the 2020 presidential election are in the bag and the sixth will take place on Dec. 19.

  • Tokyo 2020 7 hours 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 7 hours 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

  • impeachment 15 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.

  • immigration 16 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 20 hours ago

    Senate Votes to Recognize Armenian Genocide

    A resolution to recognize as a genocide the mass killings of more than a million Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago was passed by the Senate on Thursday. The recognition was blocked three times at the request of the White House but was approved unanimously on its fourth try.

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