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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Infrastructure, housing and climate change are among the top issues mayors want Democratic 2020 presidential candidates to address if elected. read more


Former New York City Mayor and billionaire Mike Bloomberg will donate $10 million to the House Majority PAC to help defend vulnerable House Democrats, a senior aide has confirmed to ABC News --- a move that comes as the party now faces a slew of well-financed Republican attacks on their support of impeachment against President Donald Trump. read more


The US has grounded hundreds of Saudi military aviation students at bases across the country in the wake of Friday's deadly shooting in Florida. All flying will be paused, though classroom studies will continue. read more


The weapons are notorious for their effects on civilians. But five years of reporting and hundreds of interviews have revealed they've also killed and wounded scores of Americans. read more


House Democrats are moving to impeach President Donald Trump for pressuring Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 presidential election partly in exchange for a White House meeting. Ukraine's leaders ultimately chose not to interfere, and they didn't get that White House meeting. read more


ABC News can confirm that the Trump "family member" referenced in the Inspector General report who had a friendship with dossier author Chris Steele, was Ivanka. She met him in 2007 at a dinner in London when he was still working for MI6. read more


Not long after Donald Trump took to the stage at a rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday night, the president launched into one of his biggest crowd-pleasers: pillorying the "deep state," particularly by performing fan-fic-style dialogue between the "FBI lovers" Lisa Page and Peter Strzok. read more


Prized free-agent pitcher Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees have agreed to a record nine-year, $324 million contract, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan. The deal includes an opt-out after five years, according to Passan, and it also has a full no-trade clause, sources told ESPN. It surpasses the deal Stephen Strasburg finalized with the Washington Nationals on Monday for most total money and annual average salary for a pitcher, at $36 million.


A federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction on Tuesday blocking President Trump from using a national emergency declaration to reprogram $3.6 billion in funding for military projects toward building the border wall. read more


William P. Barr's Tuesday interview with NBC News was certainly the most dishonest, frightful and deplorable given by an attorney general in modern times. He attacked the just-released inspector general report and excoriated the FBI for a "travesty" in investigating Russian manipulation of our 2016 election. His false -- deliberately false -- assertions were jaw-dropping: read more


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Although the New England Patriots have admitted that they violated an NFL rule on Sunday when they illegally filmed the field during the Bengals-Browns game, one thing that's still unclear is what exactly the illegal footage shows. read more


It is with great sadness we have to announce that Marie Fredriksson of Roxette has passed away in the morning of December 9, following a 17-year long battle with cancer. Marie was born on the 30th of May 1958 in the south of Sweden, starting her musical career in nearby Halmstad where she became friends with future Roxette companion Per Gessle. Following a successful solo debut in 1984, Marie Fredriksson became one of Sweden's most loved and successful artists. In 1986 she teamed up with Per in Roxette with the ambition to reach outside Sweden, and together they started a historical journey that in the coming years would make them one of the biggest pop acts in the world. read more


The U.S. government deficit spiked 12 percent to $342 billion during the first two months of fiscal year 2020, according to data from the Congressional Budget Office. read more


All told, the cost of nearly 18 years of war in Afghanistan will amount to more than $2 trillion. read more


In the Democratic primary race for president, former Vice President Joe Biden is in the best position that he has been since the end of the summer, with 29 percent of the vote among Democratic voters and independent voters who lean Democratic, according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University national poll released today. Biden is followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders with 17 percent, Sen. Elizabeth Warren with 15 percent, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg with 9 percent. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has 5 percent, businessman Andrew Yang receives 4 percent, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar gets 3 percent. No other candidate tops 2 percent. In a November 26 poll, Biden received 24 percent, Buttigieg got 16 percent, Warren had 14 percent, and Sanders got 13 percent. read more


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