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Iran uses violence, politics to try to push US out of Iraq

Iran uses violence, politics to try to push US out of IraqIran has long sought the withdrawal of American forces from neighboring Iraq, but the U.S. killing of an Iranian general and an Iraqi militia commander in Baghdad has added new impetus to the effort, stoking anti-American feelings that Tehran hopes to exploit to help realize the goal. The Jan. 3 killing has led Iraq’s parliament to call for the ouster of U.S. troops, but there are many lingering questions over whether Iran will be able to capitalize on the sentiment. It is not clear whether the protesters will try to recreate a New Year’s Eve attack on the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad by Iran-supported militias in the wake of U.S. airstrikes that killed 25 militiamen along the border with Syria.



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Public push to legalise same-sex marriage in China

Public push to legalise same-sex marriage in ChinaLegalising same-sex marriage was among the top suggestions made by the Chinese public to lawmakers tasked with amending the civil code, a spokesperson for the top legislative body said. The public push comes despite a recent crackdown in China on LGBT activists and the wider gay community, as well as censorship of content related to homosexuality in films and on social media. Feedback from ordinary people was solicited in November by the Commission for Legislative Affairs ahead of its meeting next week to discuss updates to the civil code, which mostly deals with matters relating to marriage and family.



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Russia and Ukraine leaders meet in Paris push to end their conflict

Russia and Ukraine leaders meet in Paris push to end their conflictRussian leader Vladimir Putin on Monday met his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky, for the first time ever at a Paris summit aimed at agreeing on measures to help end five years of conflict in the east of Ukraine.



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Trump camp using impeachment in get-out-the vote push

Trump camp using impeachment in get-out-the vote pushGregory Hafen II looked out at a small group of fellow Republicans and tried to hammer home just how wronged he thinks President Donald Trump has been. The impeachment investigation in Washington is a mere political attack, he argued. At doorsteps and protests, in phone calls and social media posts, Trump's campaign is marshalling its army of devoted followers to defend the president against the threat of impeachment.



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After Democratic legislative gains, Virginia governor vows new gun-control push

After Democratic legislative gains, Virginia governor vows new gun-control pushVirginia Governor Ralph Northam’s push for new gun control laws after the May massacre of 12 people in Virginia Beach flopped when the Republican-controlled state legislature acquiesced to his call for a July special session but left without a vote. “They want us to finally pass commonsense gun safety legislation, so no one has to fear being hurt or killed while at school, at work, or at their place of worship,” Northam said hours after the election results.



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Concerned White House official told government lawyer of Trump's push for Ukraine to probe Bidens

Concerned White House official told government lawyer of Trump's push for Ukraine to probe BidensA high-ranking White House national security official will tell congressional impeachment investigators on Tuesday that he was so alarmed about a call in which U.S. President Donald Trump pushed Ukraine’s leader to investigate former vice president Joe Biden that he reported it to a top government lawyer. It was the second time in less than a month that Alexander Vindman, an U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who sits on the National Security Council (NSC) and who listened in on the call, had contacted the lead NSC counsel about what he saw as inappropriate requests of Ukraine, according to his prepared testimony, seen by Reuters on Monday.



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Republicans to push for censure of Schiff in probe

Republicans to push for censure of Schiff in probeFor only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking a foreign country to investigate a political opponent. House Republicans are expected to push a vote Monday on a resolution to censure Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, one of the panels investigating impeachment.



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Thousands in Germany, France protest Turkish push into Syria

Thousands in Germany, France protest Turkish push into SyriaThousands of people in the German city of Cologne and in the French capital demonstrated Saturday against Turkey’s offensive in northern Syria. Cologne city authorities said around 10,000 people took part in marches organized by left-wing groups. In Paris, more than 1,000 gathered at the Place de la Republique to denounce Turkey’s actions.



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California becomes first US state to push back school start time

California becomes first US state to push back school start timeCalifornia has become the first state in the country to push back start times at most public schools in the hope the measure will help adolescents perform better in class. The new law signed on Sunday by Governor Gavin Newsom calls for middle schools to ring in classes no earlier than 8:00 am and high schools no earlier than 8:30 am. Most California schools currently start the day around 8:00 am and some require students to be in class before 7:30 a.m.



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100,000 displaced, death toll rises, hospital closes as Turkish forces push into Kurdish-held Syria

100,000 displaced, death toll rises, hospital closes as Turkish forces push into Kurdish-held SyriaSince Turkish forces launched a military offensive into Kurdish-controlled parts of Syria, border towns have been subject to heavy shelling.



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