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Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, during the first public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 14, 2019 - 7:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With historic impeachment hearings underway, Democrats and Republicans are hardening their arguments over the actions of President Donald Trump as they set out to win over a deeply polarized American public. Democrats say Wednesday’s extraordinary public session in the House...
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Career Foreign Service officer George Kent and top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, right, are sworn in to testify during the first public impeachment hearing of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019, in Washington. (Joshua Roberts/Pool via AP)
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November 14, 2019 - 6:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Several more witnesses scheduled to testify in the House impeachment hearings over the next week are expected to say they too worried about President Donald Trump’s push for Ukraine to investigate Democrats as the U.S. withheld military aid from the country. What’s ahead on the...
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In this Nov. 9, 2019, photo, Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, a prominent member of Iran's powerful Guardian Council, speaks in an interview with The Associated Press, in Tehran, Iran. A prominent member of Iran’s powerful Guardian Council has told The Associated Press that the Islamic Republic should stop honoring the terms of its collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers amid tensions with the U.S. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
November 14, 2019 - 5:11 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A prominent member of Iran’s powerful Guardian Council has told The Associated Press that the Islamic Republic should stop honoring all terms of the collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers amid tensions with the United States. The comments by Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei show an...
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Cindy Alvarez of Jackson, Miss., stretches on the workout mat at Fondren Fitness, while various television screens show different networks views of the Trump impeachment hearings as well as HGTV and ESPN programming, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 13, 2019 - 10:17 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Cattle rancher Jeffery Gatzke in South Dakota was listening in as he worked on his tractor in his workshop. The first public hearing on impeaching President Donald Trump is a political show, he thinks, but one he wanted to tune into. Nadxely Sanchez, 18, watched on her...
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Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, during the first public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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November 13, 2019 - 10:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — On Day One of extraordinary public impeachment hearings, the top American diplomat in Ukraine revealed new evidence that President Donald Trump was overheard asking about political “investigations” that he later demanded from Ukraine in exchange for military aid. The revelation...
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Ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., left, confers with Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, left, and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, during a break in the testimony of top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, and career Foreign Service officer George Kent, before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, during the first public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 13, 2019 - 8:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The online spin began even before Wednesday’s impeachment hearing got underway. Moments before House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff could welcome witnesses to the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to dismiss the “...
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Career Foreign Service officer George Kent, left, and top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor testify during an impeachment hearing of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 13, 2019 - 8:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military aid promised by the U.S. to Ukraine — and the strange circumstances under which it was held up and eventually released — is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. For Republicans, the key fact is that Ukraine received the money, regardless of...
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Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, listens as the hearing with top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, and career Foreign Service officer George Kent at the House Intelligence Committee ends on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 13, 2019 - 7:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress behaved itself as Americans and the world tuned in for the first time to the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump. But the largely respectful conduct Wednesday wasn’t an effort to preserve the dignity of the House doing the gravest of its constitutional...
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Zhan Beleniuk, world wrestling champion and lawmaker of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's 'Servant of the People' party, center, passes through the crowd of angry protesters outside the parliament building after a parliament session in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. After an hours-long debate in parliament in which tempers flared, the majority of Ukrainian lawmakers passed a bill lifting the ban on buying and selling farmland. It received 240 votes, requiring 226 to pass. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
November 13, 2019 - 6:02 pm
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is playing a starring role in the historic U.S. impeachment hearings — and Ukrainians themselves wish the whole thing would just go away. The lively, if troubled, young democracy seems destined to be tangled up in other people’s problems. With four EU countries on one...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
November 13, 2019 - 5:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — What hearings? What phone call? Professing disinterest and disdain, President Donald Trump said he was “too busy” doing the people’s business Wednesday to watch the impeachment hearings that imperil his presidency. But even as Trump tried to suggest that he was above the fray, the...
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