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U.S. Moves to Take ‘High Value’ ISIS Detainees, Including Britons Who Abused Hostages 9 Oct 11:19pm Updated U.S. Moves to Take ‘High Value’ ISIS Detainees, Including Britons Who Abused Hostages
The military is taking several dozen men out of Kurdish-run wartime prisons in Syria as Turkey invades the region.
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Biden Calls for Trump Impeachment for First Time 9 Oct 9:39pm Updated Biden Calls for Trump Impeachment for First Time
It was the first time the former vice president expressed support for full impeachment. He had previously backed a congressional inquiry.
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Trump Is Serious About Carrying Minnesota, the One That Got Away in 2016 9 Oct 9:34pm Updated Trump Is Serious About Carrying Minnesota, the One That Got Away in 2016
The president lost the state by less than 45,000 votes in 2016, despite barely campaigning there. He holds a rally in Minneapolis Thursday night.
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U.S. Takes Custody of British ISIS Detainees Who Abused Hostages 9 Oct 8:28pm Updated U.S. Takes Custody of British ISIS Detainees Who Abused Hostages
The military took the two men out of a wartime prison in Syria run by a Kurdish-led militia as Turkey invaded the region.
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Bernie Sanders Says He Knew of Heart Attack Three Days Before Disclosing It 9 Oct 8:13pm Bernie Sanders Says He Knew of Heart Attack Three Days Before Disclosing It
“I think we did it appropriately and did it as quickly as we could,” Mr. Sanders said. “No apologies.”
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As White House Counsel, Pat Cipollone Builds Case for Defiance on Impeachment 9 Oct 7:29pm As White House Counsel, Pat Cipollone Builds Case for Defiance on Impeachment
He is pressing a no-cooperation approach that has substantial political risks and potentially far-reaching constitutional ramifications.
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November Debate Will Be in Georgia, With 8 Democratic Candidates So Far 9 Oct 5:23pm November Debate Will Be in Georgia, With 8 Democratic Candidates So Far
The Democratic National Committee announced that the debate would be held in the Atlanta area on Nov. 20, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post.
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Tech Giants Shift Profits to Avoid Taxes. There’s a Plan to Stop Them. 9 Oct 5:17pm Updated Tech Giants Shift Profits to Avoid Taxes. There’s a Plan to Stop Them.
Countries have clashed in recent years over how — and where — to tax companies that operate across borders, particularly those that sell online.
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In Shift, Warren Will Forgo Big Money Events if Nominated. At Least Some of Them. 9 Oct 5:04pm Updated In Shift, Warren Will Forgo Big Money Events if Nominated. At Least Some of Them.
Elizabeth Warren is seeking to find a balance — disavowing fund-raisers with wealthy contributors while promising not to actually disarm in a potential matchup with President Trump.
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On Ukraine Aid, ‘Nothing to See Here’: Diplomats Urged to Play Down Funds’ Release 9 Oct 5:04pm Updated On Ukraine Aid, ‘Nothing to See Here’: Diplomats Urged to Play Down Funds’ Release
A series of internal State Department emails reflect diplomats’ frustration with the unexpected freeze on funding that Congress had already approved.
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Fed Officials Voice Concern About Slowdown’s Effect on Hiring 9 Oct 4:01pm Updated Fed Officials Voice Concern About Slowdown’s Effect on Hiring
Minutes of the central bank’s September meeting show growing worries about the trade war and global growth.
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Joe Biden Says Trump ‘Should Be Impeached’ 9 Oct 3:47pm Joe Biden Says Trump ‘Should Be Impeached’
It was the first time the former vice president expressed support for full impeachment. He had previously backed a congressional inquiry.
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What Joe Biden Learned at the Last Two Impeachments 9 Oct 3:42pm Updated What Joe Biden Learned at the Last Two Impeachments
Until Wednesday, he had resisted calling for President Trump’s impeachment. His experience as a senator helps explain his restraint.
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Trump Calls Turkey’s Syrian Offensive a ‘Bad Idea’ 9 Oct 3:03pm Updated Trump Calls Turkey’s Syrian Offensive a ‘Bad Idea’
Republican lawmakers, led by Senator Lindsey Graham, called the incursion “a disaster in the making” and were far more critical of the Turkish military operation.
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Joe Biden Calls for Trump’s Impeachment 9 Oct 2:43pm Updated Joe Biden Calls for Trump’s Impeachment
It was the first time the former vice president expressed support for full impeachment. He had previously backed a congressional inquiry.
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Rich Counties Get More Help to Escape Climate Risk, New Data Show 9 Oct 2:30pm Rich Counties Get More Help to Escape Climate Risk, New Data Show
FEMA's buyout money goes disproportionately to high-income counties, new research shows. The findings raise concerns about fairness and efficiency. 
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White House Declares War on Impeachment Inquiry, Claiming Effort to Undo Trump’s Election 9 Oct 12:53pm Updated White House Declares War on Impeachment Inquiry, Claiming Effort to Undo Trump’s Election
President Trump’s lawyer denounced the House investigation as an illegitimate exercise, and declared that the executive branch would not participate.
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Trump’s Ukraine Call Was ‘Crazy’ and ‘Frightening,’ Official Told Whistle-Blower 9 Oct 11:32am Updated Trump’s Ukraine Call Was ‘Crazy’ and ‘Frightening,’ Official Told Whistle-Blower
The whistle-blower wrote a memo describing an official who heard the call as “visibly shaken” by it.
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For Once, Republicans Break With Trump, but Not on Impeachment 9 Oct 11:15am Updated For Once, Republicans Break With Trump, but Not on Impeachment
Foreign policy is one area where congressional Republicans have felt free to criticize the president, and they have bombarded him with public complaints over his decision to pull back in Syria.
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On Climate Change, Biden Has a Record and a Plan. Young Activists Want More. 9 Oct 11:12am Updated On Climate Change, Biden Has a Record and a Plan. Young Activists Want More.
No presidential candidate has Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s experience in the trenches of the climate wars. For a youth-driven movement, though, he may not be the man of the hour.
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‘Nothing to See Here’: Diplomats Urged to Play Down Release of Ukraine Aid 9 Oct 10:34am ‘Nothing to See Here’: Diplomats Urged to Play Down Release of Ukraine Aid
A series of internal State Department emails reflect diplomats’ frustration with the unexpected freeze on funding that Congress had already approved.
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Militia Commander Says It Will Attack Turkish Forces if They Enter Syria 9 Oct 10:25am Updated Militia Commander Says It Will Attack Turkish Forces if They Enter Syria
Turkey’s president said a Syrian operation was imminent but confusion remained over President Trump’s Syria policy.
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Bernie Sanders Says He Will Slow His Campaign Pace After Heart Attack 9 Oct 9:36am Bernie Sanders Says He Will Slow His Campaign Pace After Heart Attack
The Vermont senator said he would “change the nature” of his campaign. He also acknowledged that voters would take his health into account when deciding whether to support him.
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9 Oct 9:19am Updated In Trump, Turkey’s Erdogan Keeps Finding a Sympathetic Ear
The Turkish leader has repeatedly talked the president around to his view of the world.
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Sanders Says He Will ‘Change the Nature’ of His Campaign After Heart Attack 9 Oct 9:13am Updated Sanders Says He Will ‘Change the Nature’ of His Campaign After Heart Attack
The Vermont senator vowed to slow his grueling campaign pace. He also acknowledged that voters would take his health into account when deciding whether to support him.
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Hating Comic Sans Is Not a Personality 9 Oct 5:00am Hating Comic Sans Is Not a Personality
Even the creator of the font thinks it’s a joke — but he’s tired of the tweets.
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By Taking Aim at Chinese Tech Firms, Trump Signals a Strategy Shift 9 Oct 12:51am Updated By Taking Aim at Chinese Tech Firms, Trump Signals a Strategy Shift
In blacklisting surveillance companies, the United States is the first major government to punish China for its crackdown on Muslims.
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Julián Castro’s Mom Always Wanted Him to Be This Outspoken 9 Oct 12:50am Updated Julián Castro’s Mom Always Wanted Him to Be This Outspoken
It took Donald Trump to help get him there.
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