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Vox Sentences: Impeachment TV

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Impeachment inquiry holds its first public hearing; rising water in Venice turns deadly. Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. The first public […]

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The impeachment hearings went public. Here are the most important takeaways.

Top US diplomat to Ukraine William B. Taylor Jr. and Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs George P. Kent arrive to testify before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. | Getty Images Listen to this episode of Today, Explained for a breakdown of […]

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Google’s former CEO just committed another $1 billion to charity. But he’s spending it on buzzwords.

Google’s former CEO Eric Schmidt is worth $14 billion. | Michael Kovac/Getty Images Schmidt could save an estimated 240,000 lives instead. Eric Schmidt on Wednesday made a bold promise: To double the amount of money he and his wife, Wendy Schmidt, spend on charity. What he’s not doing is detailing with any specificity what exactly […]

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House Democrats took a big step to get the Equal Rights Amendment moving again

Rep. Jackie Speier testifies during the House Judiciary Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment on April 30, 2019. | Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call The House Judiciary Committee passed a resolution that eliminates the deadline for ratifying the ERA. The House on Wednesday took a major step in clearing […]

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Republicans tried to make a clear case Trump did nothing wrong at the first impeachment hearings

Ranking Member Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) (left) speaks with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) (center) and Republican Counsel Steve Castor (right) during the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence impeachment inquiry into President Trump on November 13, 2019. | Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images Rep. Will Hurd was really the only one to defend Trump successfully. On the […]

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Climate change will affect “every single stage” of a child’s life, health researchers warn

Children in the Philippines receive treatment for diarrhea, a major health risk that often arises in floodwater after extreme weather. Researchers warn that young people will face more risks like this as the climate changes. | Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images A baby born today will face higher risks of disease and undernutrition because of climate change, […]

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Trump showed he doesn’t understand Turkey — while standing next to Turkey’s president

Turkish President Erdoğan and President Donald Trump at a press conference on Wednesday, November 13. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images It was a bad time to have Erdogan in the White House. And somehow, Trump made it even worse. Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers were wary about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to the White […]

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4 takeaways from the first impeachment hearing

Top US diplomat to Ukraine William B. Taylor Jr. (center) and Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs George P. Kent (second from right) arrive before the House Intelligence Committee on November 13, 2019. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Bill Taylor revealed new information, and Democrats tried a new format. The first public impeachment hearing […]

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The Disney+ edit of Star Wars changed the “Han shot first” scene. Again.

Greedo and Han Solo in Star Wars: A New Hope. | Lucasfilm/Disney+ Han still doesn’t shoot first. But now Greedo has something to say about it. Amid the giant catalog of new television shows, the old movies, and live-action remakes of classic films, the most-talked-about thing on Disney+ is perhaps the most controversial scene in […]

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House Republicans were still fixated on the whistleblower at this week’s impeachment hearing

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) questions top US diplomat to Ukraine William B. Taylor Jr., November 13, 2019. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Republicans have repeatedly attempted to shift the focus onto the whistleblower to undermine the substance of the allegations. Wednesday was no different. For weeks now, Republicans have said they’d like to unmask the whistleblower […]

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