Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, has yet to explain why he ordered a freeze in nearly $400 million in U.S. military aid to Ukraine for three months this summer. That key question hangs over the House impeachment hearings. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems are making a big mistake.
New Homeland Security chief vows to finish 500 miles of Trump's border wall by 2020 deadline LA Times
VOA VIEW: Without a doubt.
Gordon Sondland could be the Democrats' star witness but he has already changed his testimony, giving him a potentially serious credibility problem. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Sondland is not credible.


Defense Secretary Mark Esper canned Navy Secretary Richard Spencer over his handling of the internal disciplinary review of SEAL Eddie Gallagher. Esper asked Spencer to resign after discovering that the Navy secretary had privately told the White House that if it did not intervene in Gallagher’s case, Spencer would make sure Gallagher would be able... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Spencer should not have bucked Trump.
Airlines shouldn’t be allowed to force parents and their children to sit separately aboard flights, Sen. Chuck Schumer demanded on Sunday. The New York Democrat called out carriers for not having policies in place that ensure parents and children under 13 can sit together — despite a 2016 law that was supposed to fix the... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The government should not make demands on airlines.
Unlike Presidents Richard M. Nixon or Bill Clinton, Mr. Trump will face an election after his impeachment battle if he isn’t removed from office. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Voters will push Trump forward.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised on Sunday "to get Brexit done", with his Conservative Party making an election pledge to bring his deal to leave the European Union back to parliament before Christmas. Rueters
The United States and China are rapidly building space warfare capabilities as part of a race to dominate the zone outside Earth's atmosphere. Air Force Gen. John W. Raymond, commander of the Pentagon's new Space Command, said last week that the threat of attacks against vital American satellites is real. ... Washington Times
Approximately 515,000 pounds of "various raw, intact pork products" were recalled by Morris Meat Packing,. ABC
VOA VIEW: A little to late.


Balloting was seen as a test of support for the anti-government protests. ABC
Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Mark Milley met with his Israeli counterpart ABC
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from the hospital, a spokeswoman said Sunday. She was admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital with chills and a fever on Friday. ABC
VOA VIEW: Good - she should retire.
Boris Johnson promises to unite the country by getting Brexit done and to boost nurse numbers by 50,000. BBC

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Leaked documents show new evidence of China's systematic brainwashing of Uighur and other detainees. BBC
VOA VIEW: China shows that it is bad.
The No. 2 Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Nunes is promoting conspiracy theories to defend President Trump CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems have much to fear.
"Defense will go on offense if there is a Senate trial," White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told "Face the Nation" Sunday CBS


Republican Representative Kelly Armstrong, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, discusses where things are moving in the House impeachment probe as it now enters a new phase. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems will lose big in 2020.
The Navy was notified the White House will not intervene to stop an ongoing review of whether SEAL Eddie Gallagher should be kicked out, a Navy official confirmed to CNN on Sunday. CNN
VOA VIEW: The Navy big shots would be wise not to cross Trump.
Navy SEAL team leader Eddie Gallagher will be demoted in rank and his pay will be reduced for posing for a photo with a dead ISIS prisoner, a jury decided Wednesday. CNN
VOA VIEW: The Navy would be wise not to mess with Gallagher.
President Donald Trump has once again weighed in on potential disciplinary action against Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, appearing to override a Navy decision to initiate a review that could result in him being stripped of his status as a SEAL. CNN
An Arizona police K-9 was fatally shot while trying to catch a fleeing suspect who was later found dead, authorities said.  FOX News
VOA VIEW: GOD Bless the family.

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Election promise of £2.9bn extra is dwarfed by £83bn pledged by LabourConservative party manifesto: the key points and policiesThe battle lines over public spending for the election have been drawn after Boris Johnson set out a Conservative plan to spend just £2.9bn more a year against the £83bn outlined by Jeremy Corbyn.Launching his manifesto in Telford in the West Midlands, the prime minister said his aims were not just to “get Brexit done” but to “level up across the country” by improving schools, hospitals and the police. Guardian
Ex-adviser at heart of Ukraine affair has secured book dealSchiff: I would act same way against Democratic presidentReich: Impeachment shows US officials at their bestHouse intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff blasted former national security adviser John Bolton on Sunday, for failing to appear for testimony in the impeachment inquiry while teasing a forthcoming memoir. Guardian
VOA VIEW: Bolton should not cross his Republicans.
Support for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party narrowed by three points in a Survation poll reported by a journalist on Sunday, with 41% of respondents saying they would vote Conservative compared with 30% for Labour. Reuters

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Israel's top court on Sunday dismissed a petition to order Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step aside after his indictment on corruption charges. Reuters
VOA VIEW: The right thing to do.
Democratic U.S. lawmakers have begun the next step in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump - writing a report on their findings - but still could take more testimony and hold additional hearings, the chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Sunday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: A waste of more time.
You don’t have to be from New York or even the United States to be a Harlem Globetrotter. Yet in the team's 93-year history, less than two dozen players have been born overseas, UN News learned, during an impromptu visit by the legendary basketball role models to UN Headquarters this week. UN News
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that the country will take all necessary actions to fend off Iranian aggression in the region. UPI
VOA VIEW: As they should.

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