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GOP Rep. Peter King retiring, giving Dems new 2020 target

Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced Monday he won’t seek reelection, enhancing Democrats’ chances to grab yet another suburban House seat as they defend their majority in 2020.

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Top Shiite leader backs UN plan to resolve Iraqi crisis

Iraq’s most powerful Shiite religious leader said Monday he backs a U.N. roadmap aimed at meeting the demands of anti-government protesters who have been rallying in recent weeks despite a bloody crackdown by security forces, but he expressed concern that political parties would not carry them out.
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Trump kicks off Veterans Day tribute in NYC

President Donald Trump kicked off New York City’s Veterans Day Tribute on Monday by saying the nation’s veterans “risked everything for us. Now it is our duty to serve and protect them every single day of our lives.”
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Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fire

Following a day of violence in which one person was shot by police and another set on fire, Hong Kong’s leader pledged Monday to “spare no effort” to halt anti-government protests that have wracked the city for more than five months.
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House Republicans want Hunter Biden, whistleblower to testify at impeachment hearings

WASHINGTON – House Republicans asked the chairman of the Intelligence Committee to call Hunter Biden, the anonymous whistleblower and others to testify during the public impeachment hearings that begin next week. Rep. Devin Nunes of California, the committee’s top Republican, wrote to the panel’s Democratic Chairman, Adam Schiff, on Saturday in response to a Democratic request to justify calling the individuals.
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Ivanka Trump rejects notion family profits from presidency

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Ivanka Trump says a big difference between her family and Democrat Joe Biden’s is that President Donald Trump amassed his fortune before he entered politics while Biden’s wealth is a “derivative” of his lengthy public service career.
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Mulvaney stands up Democrats in impeachment probe

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has stood up Democrats in their impeachment inquiry, skipping his 9 a.m. deposition as Democrats wrap up closed-door interviews and move into a public phase of the investigation.
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Iraqi spiritual leader warns of ‘great risks’ from protests

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Iraq’s most senior Shiite cleric urged political leaders Friday to find a way out of the current cycle of anti-government protests and a subsequent security crackdown that has left more than 250 people dead, saying the country faces “great risks” if it continues.