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Declaring it's "very clear" President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the chairman of the House committee that would be in charge of impeachment says the panel is requesting documents Monday from more than 60 people from Trump's administration, family and business as part of a rapidly expanding. Baltimore Sun
The family of a dual Saudi-U.S. citizen imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for more than a year are claiming that he has been subjected to routine torture and is on the verge of an emotional breakdown. Baltimore Sun
The course of true love never did run smooth — especially when nuclear weapons are involved. For months, President Trump had talked up his affection for North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong Un. “We fell in love,” Trump said. But when they met in Hanoi last week for their second nuclear summit." LA Times
VOA VIEW: One of the reasons for no deal is liberal media negativity.
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It wasn’t that long ago that Michael Cohen and congressional Republicans were on the same side. In 2017, President Trump’s former personal attorney was on Capitol Hill to defend his boss, in testimony he now admits contained lies. Since then, in the wake of what Cohen called “the daily destruction."
The White House is considering special protected immigration status to Venezuelans, a move that would prevent undocumented immigrants from the embattled South American country from being deported. According to five. Miami Herald
President Trump on Sunday suggested that it was Congressional Democrats and their questioning of Michael Cohen that may have led to the outcome of last week’s summit meeting with North Korea. In a tweet Trump said: “For the Democrats to interview in open hearings a convicted liar & fraudster, at the same time as the. New York Post
National security adviser John Bolton Sunday distanced himself from President Trump’s decision to side with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who denied involvement in the death of US college student Otto Warmbier. Asked if he believes the North Korea dictator as well, Bolton told CNN’s “State of the Union:” New York Post
VOA VIEW: Trump made a big mistake.
Indian paramilitary troops in Srinagar in Kashmir this month. Sixty-eight percent of the army’s equipment is so old that it is officially considered “vintage.” New York Times
A shopping mall in Beijing. The United States is said to be close to a deal with China that would roll back tariffs on both sides of the Pacific. New York Times
VOA VIEW: A deal will be made.
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China's Huawei is preparing to file a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas to sue the United States government for banning federal agencies from using the company's products, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. Rueters
British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday set out plans for a 1.6 billion pound ($2.11 billion) fund to help to boost economic growth in Brexit-supporting communities with ministers denying it was a bribe to win support for her EU exit deal.
The House Judiciary Committee will seek documents from more than 60 people and organizations as it begins investigations into possible obstruction of justice and abuse of power by President Donald Trump, the panel's chairman said on Sunday. Rueters
Asian stocks rose Monday after news reports said Washington and Beijing are close to reaching an agreement as early as this month to end their costly tariff war. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney advanced after Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal, citing unidentified sources, said China was offering to ease. Seattle Times
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Nearly 20 years after he left the White House, Bill Clinton is still sought after for advice by some Democrats running for president. But the names on his dance card in recent months underscore how much his standing in the party has changed. Seattle Times
I welcome Cohen’s conversion, but can't like or respect him. By contrast, John Dean in the Watergate era could've saved himself, but chose to step up.
Virginia has become the first state to crack down on billionaire Michael R. Bloomberg's effort to embed within the attorney general's office privately funded lawyers dedicated to pursuing climate change litigation. The Republican-controlled General Assembly inserted an amendment in the 2019 biennial budget requiring those working for the attorney general. Washington Times
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Seeking to give diplomatic efforts to denuclearize North Korea more of a chance the U.S. and South Korea have decided to stop holding large-scale annual spring exercises. ABC
VOA VIEW: Not a good move.
She resigned as sergeant at arms of the House of Delegates after the incident. A former West Virginia Capitol staffer is disputing anti-Muslim comments a lawmaker said she made in response to an Islamophobic display outside the House of Delegates chamber. Anne Lieberman issued a statement Sunday on Facebook, two days after she resigned as House sergeant at arms. Lieberman said she was summoned to a disturbance outside the chamber on Friday when she encountered Delegate Michael Angelucci, who asked her to remove an anti-Muslim poster. ABC
VOA VIEW: The truth is ...
ISS astronauts have a look inside the unmanned capsule, which has been designed for commercial travel. A new astronaut capsule, which launched on Saturday from Florida on a Falcon rocket, has successfully guided itself into the International Space Station using computers and sensors. Astronauts on board ISS have now been inside the capsule. The Dragon SpaceX demonstration flight vehicle will stay docked until 8 March when it will detach and drop to Earth. BBC
A committee seeks documents on alleged obstruction of justice and abuse of power by the president. Judiciary committee chairman Jerrold Nadler told ABC news that 60 individuals and entities would be receiving requests from Monday. Mr. Nadler said he believed Mr .Trump had obstructed justice. But any impeachment move would depend on the results of the inquiry. President Trump has consistently denied any wrongdoing and accused Democrats of a witch hunt. BBC
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and other Republican lawmakers are breaking rank with their own party and supporting a resolution to overturn President Trump's national emergency declaration over border wall funding. CNN
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters the Senate is unsure if President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to build a wall on the US-Mexico border is legal. CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberal rhetoric.
President Donald Trump's nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (gihm jung oon) ended without a deal, but the White House national security adviser says he doesn't consider that outcome to have been a failure. FOX News
High concentrations of the metal were detected in fluids passed through enFlow system Several hospitals have withdrawn a widely used surgical device over fears that it could expose patients to dangerous levels of aluminium, the Guardian has learned. The device, called enFlow, is used to warm fluids to body temperature before they are infused into patients during surgery. But fluids passed through the device during tests were found to contain hundreds of times the recommended safe limit of aluminium. Guardian
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The statement might mean that Kushner, who is Trump’s son-in-law as well as being a senior White House adviser held information or even lied to his own attorney, Leo Vidal reported on Politicus USA. Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: Only fools buy liberal stupidity.
The Palestinians had hoped that the serious charges in the report would cause the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into alleged Israeli war crimes. Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: Foolish assumption.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido left on Sunday from the Ecuadorian coastal town of Salinas after announcing his intention to return home to lead new protests against President Nicolas Maduro, though his route back remains unknown. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Maduro may make the mistake in arresting Guaido.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping could reach a formal trade deal at a summit around March 27 given progress in talks between the two countries, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. Reuters
Senate Democrats may have enough votes to pass resolution canceling President Donald Trump's emergency declaration as Republican Rand Paul voiced support. UPI
VOA VIEW: Paul would make a major mistake.
The House Judiciary Committee is set to issue requests for documents from dozens of individuals as part of an investigation into President Donald Trump. UPI
France might slap a 3 percent revenue tax on 30 Internet giants, including Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple, according to Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire. UPI
Protesters gathered in Sacramento one day after the city's district attorney announced there would be no criminal charges against the officers who killed Stephon Clark. CBS
Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders spoke and marched in Selma for the anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" and the fight for equal voting rights. . CBS
VOA VIEW: They are looking for the black vote.
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