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Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 at 09:13 AM CST

Chicago Teachers Approve Contract Deal That Ended Strike

Chicago Teachers Approve Contract Deal That Ended Strike

Chicago teachers on Friday approved the contract deal that ended an 11-day strike and includes pay raises, $35 million to enforce limits on class sizes and a pledge to supply each school with a nurse and a...

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 at 03:57 PM CST

Fact Check: Impeachment Hearings And That Trump Tweet

Fact Check: Impeachment Hearings And That Trump Tweet

Over two days, the hearings by the House Intelligence Committee featured a variety of statements at odds with the known facts. Each day, the committee’s top Republican wrapped into his opening statement the...

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 at 11:31 PM CST

READ: State Department Official Holmes' Opening Statement

READ: State Department Official Holmes' Opening Statement

Career foreign service agent David Holmes testified Nov. 15 to investigators in charge of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump regarding a call he overheard between the president and Ambassador...

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 at 09:31 PM CST

Email Shows Trump’s Property Not Among Original G-7 Sites

Email Shows Trump’s Property Not Among Original G-7 Sites

A newly released email shows President Donald Trump’s private golf resort near Miami was not among the original sites to be considered to host a major international summit next year. Trump had claimed in August...

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 at 07:55 PM CST

Trump Intervenes in Military Justice Cases, Grants Pardons

Trump Intervenes in Military Justice Cases, Grants Pardons

President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. Army commando set to stand trial next year in the killing of a suspected Afghan bomb-maker and a former Army lieutenant convicted of murder for ordering his men...

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 at 12:14 AM CST

Diplomat Says He Overheard Trump Call About ‘Investigations’

Diplomat Says He Overheard Trump Call About ‘Investigations’

A State Department official told impeachment investigators Friday that he overheard President Donald Trump talking with a U.S. ambassador about “investigations” in Ukraine, according to people familiar with the...

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 at 07:57 PM CST

Conflicting White House Accounts of 1st Trump-Zelenskiy Call

Conflicting White House Accounts of 1st Trump-Zelenskiy Call

President Donald Trump released the rough transcript Friday of a congratulatory phone call he had with the incoming president of Ukraine, holding it out as evidence he did nothing wrong. Instead, the memorandum...

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 at 03:44 PM CST

GOP U.S. Rep. Stefanik: Impeachment 'Is Not About Tweets'

GOP U.S. Rep. Stefanik: Impeachment 'Is Not About Tweets'

Following former U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s testimony, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., said she disagreed with President Donald Trump’s tweet about Yovanovitch during the testimony, but...

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 at 03:32 PM CST

Key Moments From the Impeachment Hearing With Marie Yovanovitch

Key Moments From the Impeachment Hearing With Marie Yovanovitch

Watch some of the key moments from the second public impeachment hearing, where former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified.

Friday, Nov 15, 2019 at 03:07 PM CST

Trump Responds to Question About Intimidating Yovanovitch With Tweet: ‘I Want Freedom of Speech’

Trump Responds to Question About Intimidating Yovanovitch With Tweet: ‘I Want Freedom of Speech’

President Donald Trump took questions from the media this afternoon after he tweeted about former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine  Marie Yovanovitch during her testimony in front of the House Intelligence...

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