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Republicans criticize House impeachment process — while fully participating in probe

Washington Post - Wed, 2019-10-16 17:14
Republicans and Democrats have been allowed an unlimited amount of questions of witnesses in the closed-door depositions.

For Yankees, Rainout Complicates the A.L.C.S. Pitching Plan

NY Times - Wed, 2019-10-16 17:08
With Wednesday’s Game 4 postponed a day, the Yankees and Astros could end up playing on four straight days — a stretch that could test the Yankees’ reliance on their bullpen.

Impeachment Inquiry Overshadows Hopes For Moving Legislation Forward

NPR All Things Considered - Wed, 2019-10-16 17:00

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insists Congress can continue to move legislation during the impeachment inquiry, but the issue has overshadowed all other business in an already gridlocked Congress.

Morocco’s King Pardons Journalist Sentenced on Abortion Charge

NY Times - Wed, 2019-10-16 16:58
The journalist, Hajar Raissouni, was arrested with her fiancé as they were leaving a gynecologist’s office in the capital last August.

Jake Tapper: I thought this Trump letter was a joke ... it's real

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 16:57
CNN's Jake Tapper reads a letter President Donald Trump sent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on October 9, 2019.

This health care ruling could endanger untold numbers of LGTBQ Americans

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 16:55
A young man I met while doing advocacy work once told me a horrific story that has stuck with me for years. He realized he was having trouble breathing. He knew the culprit was likely asthma, a life-long affliction for him. He was well enough to get himself to the emergency room at the small hospital near his town in New York's largely rural Hudson Valley. But when the staff learned that he was transgender, he said, they turned him away.

She Was 4 and Deaf. That’s When the Sexual Abuse Began, She Said.

NY Times - Wed, 2019-10-16 16:55
Twelve women who attended a celebrated school for the deaf claim a housemaster abused them for years, and the school did nothing to prevent it.

In Fight Against Racism, Soccer Can Choose the Playing Field

NY Times - Wed, 2019-10-16 16:54
There is no reason that any player, white or black, should have to go to a country or a stadium with a history of racist abuse.

Hits and misses in the House higher education bill

Washington Post - Wed, 2019-10-16 16:50
The 1,200-page bill is full of reforms and restorations of higher education regulations, but experts say these changes could have meaningful impacts.

Sandy Hook Father Is Awarded $450,000 in Defamation Case

NY Times - Wed, 2019-10-16 16:50
The award comes several months after a Wisconsin judge ruled that Leonard Pozner had been defamed by an author of a book promoting claims that the 2012 school shooting was a government-led hoax.

Several Democratic Presidential Candidates Head Back To Iowa After Debate

NPR All Things Considered - Wed, 2019-10-16 16:48

After Tuesday night's debate, several Democratic presidential candidates headed back to Iowa, which will hold the first contest in 2020.

What Impacts U.S. Sanctions May Have On Turkey's Economy

NPR All Things Considered - Wed, 2019-10-16 16:48

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Soner Cagaptay about U.S. sanctions on Turkey and what impact they may have on Turkey's economy and global standing.

'Office Ladies' podcast takes you inside Dunder Mifflin

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 16:47
There something I wish I'd known before walking into an interview with Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey: quoting them would be nearly impossible at the end.

Supreme Court seems divided over whether Beltway Sniper deserves resentencing

Washington Post - Wed, 2019-10-16 16:47
Attorneys for Lee Boyd Malvo argue he deserves resentencing because his age was not considered when he was sent to prison for life.

Experts say the debate’s ‘Ellen question’ was asked for a good reason. Except it flopped.

Washington Post - Wed, 2019-10-16 16:45
The “unexpected personal question” is starting to become a debate staple.

Experts say the debate’s ‘Ellen question’ was asked for a good reason. Except it flopped.

Washington Post - Wed, 2019-10-16 16:45
The “unexpected personal question” is starting to become a debate staple.

Supreme Court debates life without parole sentence in DC sniper case

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 16:34
Nearly two decades after Lee Boyd Malvo engaged in a serial sniper shooting spree that terrorized Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia and left 10 dead, the Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with his sentence of life without parole.

Federal investigation of Giuliani includes counterintelligence probe

CNN - Wed, 2019-10-16 16:30
• Updates: Arraignment delayed for Giuliani associates • Analysis: Trump is scrambling to slow impeachment • On impeachment: Dems crack down on White House stonewalling
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