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Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY

Trump says he doesn't know an impeachment inquiry witness, and an alarming white supremacist manifesto was sent to Syracuse University students. 

It's Ashley, and I read a ton of news today so you don't have to. Let's do this. 

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Trump has no idea who Vindman is

See the image up top? 👆 That’s Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council expert who testified Tuesday that he considered President Donald Trump's request that Ukraine investigate Joe and Hunter Biden as a "demand" that was "improper" for Trump to make. If you’re saying to yourself, “I don't know who this man is. Sorry to this man,” you’re not alone: Trump says he doesn’t know him either. "I don't know Vindman at all," Trump said Tuesday during a Cabinet meeting. "I never heard of him." Along with Vindman, other witnesses at the House committee impeachment hearing included Jennifer Williams, Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison. Here are several takeaways from Tuesday's hearings

President Donald Trump denies knowing a witness in the impeachment inquiry.

Epstein didn’t … get a scheduled prison guard check  

Two federal prison officers were charged Tuesday with falsifying records, stating they had checked on accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein in the hours before he hanged himself in his cell. Federal prosecutors alleged that the officers "browsed the Internet" and lingered in a common area when they should have been conducting inmate checks. The two officers signed "false certifications" attesting they had made their required rounds, according to court records. Before New York's chief medical examiner concluded that Epstein hanged himself, the disgraced financier's death was shadowed by conspiracy theories, some suggesting Epstein didn't kill himself.

What everyone’s talking about

White supremacist manifesto 'airdropped' to Syracuse U students 

Security was tightened across the Syracuse University campus Tuesday after a white supremacist manifesto was posted on a campus forum and reportedly "airdropped" to some student's cellphones, the latest in a series of almost daily racist episodes that have sparked days of protests at the university. The school newspaper, the Daily Orange, said the manifesto was a 74-page document written by the perpetrator of the deadly mosque shootings in New Zealand this year. The shooter emailed the hate-laced manifesto to dozens minutes before the attack. Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted Syracuse Chancellor Kent Syverud’s handling of the situation Tuesday, saying he has failed to "instill confidence" as the school deals with the racist incidents. 

Syracuse University has been troubled by racist incidents.

Imagine losing 99.8% of endangered species to climate change 

Nearly every animal on the endangered species list is threatened by human-caused climate change, but federal agencies aren't doing enough to protect those species, a new study says. Researchers examined the 459 U.S. endangered animal species to gauge their sensitivity to climate change and their ability to survive, based on federal plans to protect them. The study found that 99.8% of the species possess a trait that could make it challenging for them to adapt to global warming. 

The Florida panther is among the endangered species further threatened by climate change, a study says.

Real quick 

The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history claims another life 

More than two years after a shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas left more than 50 people dead, a woman who was paralyzed in the attack has died, a coroner said. Kimberly Gervais, 57, was shot and suffered a spinal injury in the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in 2017 when 58 people were killed and hundreds were wounded. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Gervais' sister, Dena Sarvela, said the stress from her injuries became too much for Gervais' body to handle. 

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