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The following front-page stories received the most comments during the preceding week.

President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by the former adviser, John R. Bolton. read more


Schools usually focus on teaching comprehension skills instead of general knowledge -- even though education researchers know better. read more


President Trump appeared open to cutting entitlement spending on Social Security and Medicare in a CNBC interview on Wednesday. read more


NBA superstar Kobe Bryant died at 41 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday, January 26, TMZ is reporting. The former L.A. Lakers player was traveling with at least three other people on his private helicopter when a fire reportedly broke out. Fire brigade and paramedics attended the scene but TMZ reports that five people are confirmed dead. read more


President Trump said he's happy with the way the impeachment trial is going thus far because his administration has not released "materials" that would hurt his cause. read more


The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month. read more


About 71 percent of Republicans believe that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should call witnesses during President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, a new survey showed. read more


Amanda Marcotte: In liberal, politically plugged-in circles, it is an article of faith that if only Democrats did something different, they would do better at winning political battles. Dinner parties, social media, online chats, listservs, coffee hour: All are consumed routinely by discussion of what tweak to Democratic messaging would unlock all the political victories that we know belong to us. read more


In 5-4 ruling, Supreme Court allows Trump plan to deny green cards to those who may need gov't aid DHS said last year that it would expand the definition of "public charge" to be applied to people whose immigration to the U.S. could be denied because of a concern that they would primarily depend on the federal assistance. read more


Former National Security Adviser John Bolton claims that, contrary to President Trump's denials, the president said outright that he was blocking aid to Ukraine unless Ukrainian officials helped with investigations into the Bidens. read more


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