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Rep. Nunes tries to use Steele dossier to defend Trump during closed-door hearing

Rep. Nunes tries to use Steele dossier to defend Trump during closed-door hearingDuring a closed-door impeachment meeting on Capitol Hill, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) brought up a topic that surprised some attendees: the Steele dossier. The context, according to three sources familiar with the episode, was his effort to explain why President Trump might be “upset” about Ukraine.



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At tense congressional hearing, Democrats argue for expanding the Voting Rights Act

At tense congressional hearing, Democrats argue for expanding the Voting Rights ActAmid what experts are calling a surge in voter suppression measures, Democrats are sending a clear signal they want to restore portions of the Voting Rights Act that were removed by the Supreme Court in 2013, as well as expand the law’s reach.



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Texas woman killed by officer pointed gun after hearing noises

Texas woman killed by officer pointed gun after hearing noisesAtatiana Jefferson, 28, was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew around 2:30 am on Saturday when she heard sounds in her backyard, according to the warrant for former Fort Worth Police Officer Aaron Dean’s arrest for alleged murder. The noises were Dean, 34, and his partner moving around the back of her home, without announcing their presence, after they were sent to investigate why her front door was open. Dean resigned on Monday before he could be fired for breaching a string of police policies by shooting Jefferson dead with a single shot through a bedroom window, according to Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus.



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CORRECTED-Texas woman shot by officer had picked up gun after hearing noises, warrant says

CORRECTED-Texas woman shot by officer had picked up gun after hearing noises, warrant saysA Texas woman was shot dead by a Fort Worth police officer through the window of her home after she heard noises outside late at night and picked up her handgun, the officer’s arrest warrant showed on Tuesday. Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew around 2:30 am on Saturday when she heard noises in her backyard, according to the warrant for former Fort Worth Police Officer Aaron Dean’s arrest for alleged murder. The noises were Dean and his partner creeping around the back of her home after they were called to investigate why her front door was open.



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Rashida Tlaib argues with pro-vaping witness during hearing: 'Are you a conspiracy theorist?'

Rashida Tlaib argues with pro-vaping witness during hearing: 'Are you a conspiracy theorist?'"Are you a conspiracy theorist?" Rashida Tlaib asked the witness. "I think my politics are entirely irrelevant to this hearing," Vicki Porter replied.



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Republican Rep Spars with Al Sharpton over Past Anti-Semitic, Racist Remarks during Congressional Hearing

Republican Rep Spars with Al Sharpton over Past Anti-Semitic, Racist Remarks during Congressional HearingSparks flew at a House Judiciary Committee on policing last Thursday as Representative Matt Gaetz (R., Flo.) questioned witness Al Sharpton regarding derogatory comments he allegedly made about Jews, whites and African Americans.Gaetz posted a shortened version of the exchange on YouTube, which nevertheless runs to almost a quarter of an hour. Gaetz, like Sharpton, is known for his combative style.Reading from a Congressional resolution introduced in 2000 by then-congressman Joe Scarborough, Gaetz asked Sharpton, “Have you ever referred to members of the Jewish faith as ‘white interlopers’ or ‘diamond merchants?'”Sharpton, who now appears regularly on Scarborough's MSNBC program Morning Joe, replied that he had referred to one person in Harlem as an "interloper," but that he didn't know the person was Jewish at the time.At one point Gaetz asked Sharpton whether he made the statement, "We [Africans] taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it."After Gaetz pressed him on whether or not he made this and other bigoted statements, Sharpton responded "I think that any statement I've made that was wrong…I have clearly said that we should not make bigoted statements, including me."Gaetz then jumped at Sharpton's possible admission, asking repeatedly "Have you made bigoted statements?" before the hearing descended into chaos.Sharpton meets frequently with prominent Democratic politicians as part of his work running the progressive political advocacy group National Action Network. Gaetz



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In Corey Lewandowski's Hearing, Democrats Learn Escalating Impeachment Rhetoric Won't Make the White House Cooperate

In Corey Lewandowski's Hearing, Democrats Learn Escalating Impeachment Rhetoric Won't Make the White House CooperateHouse Democrats returned from recess debating whether they were in an impeachment inquiry



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Trump news – live: Impeachment hearing exposes 'absolute coverup by White House', as former top aide dodges questions

Trump news - live: Impeachment hearing exposes 'absolute coverup by White House', as former top aide dodges questionsDemocrats in the House Judiciary Committee have launched the first impeachment hearings into allegations that Donald Trump obstructed justice and abused power, with the president's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski appearing before the committee as the first witness to testify on questions that were raised by the Mueller report released earlier this year.The witness had been gagged by the White House, however, and two more aides – Rick Dearborn and Rob Porter – were reportedly told to ignore subpoenas and not attend the session with the Democratic-led panel on the grounds that they are protected by “absolute immunity”.



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AOC reveals her student loan balance and makes payment during congressional hearing

AOC reveals her student loan balance and makes payment during congressional hearingAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez made a payment towards her student loan debt during a committee meeting and called on Congress to take swift action on the issue.“I literally made a student loan payment while I was sitting here at this chair, and I looked at my balance and it was $ 20,237.16 (£16,410.62),” the New York Democrat said at a meeting of the financial services committee focusing on student debt.



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Epstein accusers detail sexual abuse in emotional court hearing

Epstein accusers detail sexual abuse in emotional court hearingAlleged victims of Jeffrey Epstein wept in court Tuesday as they told an extraordinary US hearing held weeks after his death how they were sexually abused by the disgraced financier. Epstein, 66, hung himself in his New York prison cell earlier this month while awaiting trial on charges he trafficked young women for sex, depriving alleged victims of their day in court. It was the first time most of the women had spoken publicly about Epstein.



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