House report outlines evidence for Trump impeachment

The House released a sweeping impeachment report Tuesday outlining evidence of what it calls President Trump’s wrongdoing toward Ukraine, findings that will serve as the foundation for debate over whether the 45th president should be removed from office.

  • Trump's coronavirus response includes many things he criticized President Obama for
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    Trump's coronavirus response includes many things he criticized President Obama for

    President Trump held a news conference on Wednesday evening where he discussed his administration's response to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. Trump announced that Vice President Mike Pence would lead the White House's coronavirus task force and said the risk to Americans is “very low.” Elements of the response outlined by Trump mirror things he specifically criticized President Barack Obama for during the ebola outbreak in 2014.

  • Congressman Threatens to Beat Up Trump Jr. for Claiming Democrats Want Coronavirus Pandemic
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    Congressman Threatens to Beat Up Trump Jr. for Claiming Democrats Want Coronavirus Pandemic

    Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) lashed out at presidential scion Donald Trump Jr. for claiming Democrats seemingly want the coronavirus to kill “millions of people” so they can end President Donald Trump's “streak of winning,” threatening a “serious altercation” on Friday morning if the first son got near him. With financial markets tanking amid growing fears over the coronavirus, Team Trump and right-wing media have trained their attention on complaining about how Democrats and mainstream media have reacted to the Trump administration's disjointed response to the crisis. During a Friday morning Fox & Friends appearance, Trump Jr. insisted that Democrats were rooting for a massive disaster.

  • Doctors Inside Iran Believe Coronavirus Is More Serious Than Reported, and Getting Worse
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    Doctors Inside Iran Believe Coronavirus Is More Serious Than Reported, and Getting Worse

    Right now in Iran we are facing a coronavirus epidemic,” said a senior medical doctor at the Masih Daneshvari hospital in Tehran, the country's top pulmonary public hospital and the main facility overseeing coronavirus patients. Public officials have not confirmed how the disease arrived in Iran, but it appears to be the locus for the regional outbreak. So far, Afghanistan, Georgia, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Oman reported their first cases of coronavirus, all linked to passengers traveling from Iran.

  • The US Navy orders ships in the Pacific to stay at sea at least 14 days between port calls over coronavirus concerns
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    The US Navy orders ships in the Pacific to stay at sea at least 14 days between port calls over coronavirus concerns

    U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erick A. Parsons The US Navy has given ships operating in the Pacific new port-call guidance amid concerns over the coronavirus, US Pacific Fleet told Insider on Thursday. Ships have been instructed to remain at sea for at least 14 days, the maximum incubation period for the novel coronavirus, between port calls and monitor their sailors. A US Navy spokesperson told CNN's Ryan Browne, who first reported the news on Twitter, that "there are no indications that any US Navy personnel have contracted" the coronavirus.

  • Missing Mennonite woman, 27, found dead 250 miles from home
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    Missing Mennonite woman, 27, found dead 250 miles from home

    The body of a Mennonite woman who disappeared from her New Mexico home at the end of January was found last week in Arizona, more than 250 miles away, and authorities said Tuesday they believe she was kidnapped and murdered. Sasha Marie Krause, 27, was last seen leaving her Crouch Mesa home at 8 p.m. on Jan. 18, according to the San Juan County Sheriff's Office in New Mexico. Deputies responded to Lamp & Light Publishers, a Mennonite bookstore across the street from Farmington Mennonite Church, at 3 a.m. on Jan. 19, at which point Krause was reported missing.

  • Coronavirus: How Fox News and other right-wing media endanger our health
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    Coronavirus: How Fox News and other right-wing media endanger our health

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Tuesday that Americans should prepare for a “significant disruption” to everyday life as the spread of COVID-19 (known colloquially as the coronavirus) into the United States becomes “not so much a question of if,” according to one official, “but rather more a question of exactly when.” Despite steady warnings from health organizations worldwide, right-wing media are clogging the airwaves with conspiracy theories and inaccurate reporting. Outlets like Fox News are broadcasting sensationalistic, poorly sourced talking points, obfuscating the realities of the outbreak and the United States' own readiness to deal with it, leaving Americans more vulnerable and less informed.

  • Right-wing extremists killed 330 in the US in last decade, figures show
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    Right-wing extremists killed 330 in the US in last decade, figures show

    A new report shows that right-wing extremists were responsible for 330 murders in the United States in the past decade, or 76 percent of all domestic extremist-related murders in that time. The annual Murder and Extremism report published by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) shows that out of the 42 extremist-related murders in the US in 2019, 38 were committed by individuals subscribing to various far-right ideologies, including white supremacy. The deadliest, by far, was the August white supremacist shooting spree at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, which left 22 people dead and at least 24 more wounded.

  • Betsy DeVos orders probe after USA TODAY finds college evidently without faculty, students
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    Betsy DeVos orders probe after USA TODAY finds college evidently without faculty, students

    The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation after a USA TODAY report showed an accredited college apparently had no faculty or students. The college investigated by USA TODAY, Reagan National University, was approved by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools. It has a history of approving several for-profit universities that suddenly closed, such as ITT Tech and Corinthian Colleges in the mid-2010s.

  • New Zealand's PM says Australia's deportation policy is 'corrosive'
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    New Zealand's PM says Australia's deportation policy is 'corrosive'

    Australia's deportation policy is so "corrosive" that it has soured its bilateral relationship with New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday, a rare bust-up between the two historic allies. Australia's conservative government has in recent months moved to deport thousands of foreigners convicted of crimes as part of an immigration crackdown that can also strip dual-nationals of their Australian citizenship. The move has seen hundreds of people deported to New Zealand, a country that some left when just children and have few ties to.

  • Jimmy Kimmel has a theory about why Trump picked Mike Pence to lead America's coronavirus effort
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    Jimmy Kimmel has a theory about why Trump picked Mike Pence to lead America's coronavirus effort

    Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, and Jimmy Kimmel said he's giving up most human touch. "Today is Ash Wednesday, so, you know, if you see someone with ashes on their forehead today it means either they went to church or, if you're here in Hollywood, put a joint out on their face," he joked on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Pope Francis "is encouraging us to stop insulting each other online," but "I'm giving up the handshake for Lent," he said, noting that experts say countries like Japan have a better shot at containing the virus because they bow instead.

  • 33 Turkish soldiers killed in Syria's Idlib
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    33 Turkish soldiers killed in Syria's Idlib

    At least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed as violence escalates in Syria's Idlib province after an air strike blamed on Damascus, with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg condemning "indiscriminate" attacks by the Assad regime and Russia. Dozens more soldiers were injured and taken to Turkey for treatment, Rahmi Dogan, governor of Turkish Hatay -- bordering Syria -- said Friday. The heavy losses in northwestern Idlib come after weeks of growing tensions between rebel supporter Ankara and Damascus ally Moscow.

  • Iran Can’t Hide Its Coronavirus Explosion, But It’s Trying Hard—and Putting the World in Danger
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    Iran Can’t Hide Its Coronavirus Explosion, But It’s Trying Hard—and Putting the World in Danger

    Iran's deputy health minister was drenched in sweat at the press conference on Monday where he vehemently denied Tehran was covering up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak. The irony of Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi's case would be funny almost, were Iran's conspicuous bungling of the coronavirus threat not a menace to the whole region and, indeed, to the world. As The Daily Beast's partner publication, IranWire, revealed in an exclusive report Thursday, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has tried to address the epidemic by telling doctors to shut up about it, much as Chinese authorities in Wuhan did, disastrously, when the disease was just starting to spread last December.

  • A coronavirus patient and Diamond Princess cruise ship passenger being treated in a San Francisco hospital says he feels perfectly fine
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    A coronavirus patient and Diamond Princess cruise ship passenger being treated in a San Francisco hospital says he feels perfectly fine

    A Diamond Princess cruise ship passenger who tested positive for the coronavirus disease is being treated at a San Francisco hospital. The patient is one of the hundreds who contracted the virus while onboard the ship and was initially quarantined at Travis Air Force Base 50 miles outside of San Francisco before being transferred to the city. An evacuee from the Diamond Princess cruise ship has tested positive for the coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, and is being treated in a San Francisco hospital.

  • Man who faked being gay to gain lesbian's trust is convicted of raping her
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    Man who faked being gay to gain lesbian's trust is convicted of raping her

    A 36-year-old Atlanta man was convicted of raping a woman he had met on a commuter train after pretending to be gay to gain her trust, prosecutors said. The man, Taurence Callagain, met the woman in 2015 at a transit station on the west side of the city, and the two eventually exchanged numbers after riding the same train, according to a statement from the Fulton County District Attorney's office. Weeks later, after the victim missed the last bus of the night, Callagain offered to drive her home, according to the DA's office.

  • Limbaugh and Trump fuel coronavirus conspiracy theories
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    Limbaugh and Trump fuel coronavirus conspiracy theories

    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who told his listeners that alarmism about the coronavirus was a plot to bring down President Trump, has attacked the CDC official who warned Americans that the virus will inevitably spread in the U.S. “Dr. Nancy Messonnier of the Centers for Disease Control — which today warned it could be bad, it might be bad, don't go to school and don't go to work, stay at home and teleconference — is the sister of the former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein,” Limbaugh said on Tuesday's program. Rosenstein, who resigned from the Justice Department last May, oversaw the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller that President Trump sought to stop.

  • Dozens of Turkish soldiers killed in airstrike in Syria
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    Dozens of Turkish soldiers killed in airstrike in Syria

    At least 33 Turkish military personnel have been killed in an airstrike in Syria's Idlib province, in a dramatic escalation in the battle for control of the country's last opposition stronghold.

  • Bloomberg tumbles heading into Super Tuesday
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    Bloomberg tumbles heading into Super Tuesday

    They said they were relieved by Bloomberg's improved debate performance in South Carolina on Tuesday night, including his opening attack on Sanders and his handling of a repeat grilling from Elizabeth Warren on his private company's treatment of women. After Warren tore into him in the first debate, he agreed to allow women who have signed nondisclosure agreements related to him to speak freely. There would've been a political price to pay for saying you were not going to debate.

  • Dubai's ruler loses appeal to stop publication of judgments in UK court battle with ex-wife
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    Dubai's ruler loses appeal to stop publication of judgments in UK court battle with ex-wife

    London's Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that two judgments in the legal battle between Dubai's ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, and his former wife over the wardship of their two children should be made public. Mohammed had said that the judgments of Andrew McFarlane, president of London's High Court Family Division, in the case involving Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, half-sister of Jordan's King Abdullah, were wrong in law and should not be publicized. "The unanimous decision of the court is that these appeals should be dismissed," said Justice Nicholas Underhill, vice-president of the Court of Appeal.

  • Here's what life is like in Rikers Island, where Harvey Weinstein is set to go as he awaits sentencing for his rape conviction
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    Here's what life is like in Rikers Island, where Harvey Weinstein is set to go as he awaits sentencing for his rape conviction

    Harvey Weinstein will become inmate No. 06581138Z when he arrives at Rikers Island, where he will stay until his sentencing. The medical facility where his lawyers have requested he stay — North Infirmary Command — offers extra protection for inmates, while also giving them extra benefits like larger rooms and TVs. Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape on Monday, and as he awaits his sentencing he will be housed at Rikers Island, a notorious, violence-plagued prison in New York City.

  • 'Super Earth' planet could have right conditions for life
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    'Super Earth' planet could have right conditions for life

    Scientists discovered a distant planet more than twice the size of Earth that could have the right conditions for life to exist, a new study says. The exoplanet – so called because it exists outside our solar system – may have liquid water in habitable conditions beneath its atmosphere, astronomers said. The planet is 124 light-years away in the constellation Leo and is about eight times as big as Earth.

  • Tucker Carlson Turns to AOC Creepshot Guy for Coronavirus Expertise
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    Tucker Carlson Turns to AOC Creepshot Guy for Coronavirus Expertise

    Amid growing fears of a coronavirus outbreak and U.S. financial markets hitting a record drop on Thursday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson turned to a conservative columnist best known for taking creepy photos of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as his expert on the crisis on Thursday night. It should perhaps come as no surprise that Carlson's guest, Washington Examiner columnist Eddie Scarry, used his primetime cable news appearance to talk about the “Commie cough” and to claim that Chinese people eating skunks are responsible for the rise of the virus. In kicking off his Fox News program, Carlson argued that it is liberals' “attitude” towards diversity that has “left us vulnerable to the coronavirus” before welcoming on Scarry to enlighten viewers on the health crisis horrors caused by political correctness.

  • Sub-Saharan Africa just recorded its first coronavirus case. The WHO and Bill Gates have warned that Africa can't deal with an outbreak.
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    Sub-Saharan Africa just recorded its first coronavirus case. The WHO and Bill Gates have warned that Africa can't deal with an outbreak.

    A case of the novel coronavirus was found in Nigeria on Friday, stoking concerns about the African continent's ability to deal with a major outbreak. Algeria, Egypt, and Nigeria, have reported one case each, leaving experts fearing that many more cases could be going unreported. The World Health Organization and Bill Gates have been warning that the coronavirus could overwhelm Africa's health systems.

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    Indiana police officer arrested for pretending to arrest 15-year-old son

    An Indiana police officer who allegedly handcuffed and pretended to arrest his 15-year-old son in "an attempted scare tactic" was arrested and charged with two felonies Monday, according to state police. Timothy Hayes Jr., 33, faces charges of criminal confinement and neglect of a dependent and turned himself in to the Marion County Jail on Tuesday. More than a month earlier, Hayes, a reserve police officer for the Southport Police Department, drove his son, who he had handcuffed, to the same jail and parked for a while in an area designated for police cars near the Adult Processing Center.

  • 38 killed in Delhi religious violence as India balks at U.S. reaction
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    38 killed in Delhi religious violence as India balks at U.S. reaction

    The death toll from four days of sectarian violence in India's capital has risen to 38, making it the worst religious rioting Delhi has seen in more than three decades. Over 200 people have been injured, dozens of them shot, as mostly-Hindu supporters of a controversial new citizenship law seen as discriminatory against the country's minority Muslim population clash with opponents. Despite assurances from government and police officials Wednesday that the situation was under control, new clashes were reported Thursday morning, and the death toll continued to rise sharply.

  • Iran’s Incompetent Response to Coronavirus Threatens the Middle East and the World
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    Iran’s Incompetent Response to Coronavirus Threatens the Middle East and the World

    The Iranian government has covered up an outbreak of coronavirus that now threatens the Middle East and has led to border closures and hospitalizations in five countries. Over the weekend of February 21, president Hassan Rouhani and other Iranian officials downplayed the growing crises as Iran's death toll from the virus climbed. The coronavirus has likely traveled from China to Iran's city of Qom along the same route that pilgrims and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps uses to travel, illustrating the regime's disregard for its own citizens and neighbors.