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Trump Bars Envoy's Testimony, Escalating Impeachment Fight

President Donald Trump intensified his fight with Congress Tuesday over the Democrats’ impeachment investigation, as the administration blocked a U.S. diplomat from testifying behind closed doors about the president’s dealings with Ukraine. House committee chairmen said they would subpoena the envoy to force him to appear.

Trump Defends Syria Troop Plan From Criticism At Home, Abroad

President Donald Trump’s sudden decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria drew quick criticism Monday from some of his closest allies in Congress as well as Kurdish fighters who would essentially be abandoned to face a likely Turkish assault after fighting alongside American forces against the Islamic State.

Diplomats Pushed Ukraine To Investigate, Dangled Trump Visit

Top U.S. diplomats encouraged Ukraine’s newly elected president to conduct an investigation linked to Joe Biden’s family in return for a high-profile visit with President Donald Trump. It soon escalated into what one diplomat feared was a “crazy” swap that risked vital U.S. military aid.

CMPD on Alert as Joker Premieres in Charlotte

"Joker" premieres in Charlotte movie theaters starting Thursday, and police are paying extra attention. There are concerns about potential violence. What you will and won't see, if you head to the movies this weekend.

Democrats To Subpoena White House For Ukraine Documents

House Democrats pursuing an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump say they will subpoena the White House on Friday for documents related to his dealings with Ukraine, citing “flagrant disregard” of their previous requests for information.

Ex-S. Carolina Congressman Sues State GOP For Nixing Primary

A Republican former South Carolina congressman is part of a lawsuit filed Tuesday over the state party’s decision to cancel its GOP primary ahead of the 2020 election, a move taken by several states in erecting hurdles for the longshot candidates challenging President Donald Trump.

Former President Jimmy Carter Celebrates 95th Birthday

Jimmy Carter is celebrating his 95th birthday, becoming the first U.S. president to reach that milestone as he continues his humanitarian work and occasionally wades back into politics and policy debates almost four decades after leaving office.

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