Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi says he'll submit his resignation a day after more than 40 people were killed by security forces. LA Times
VOA VIEW: It shows who is the boss.
Two weeks of public hearings on impeaching President Trump have changed few minds, new polls show. A majority thinks Trump acted wrongly, but impeaching him divides the public closely. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The major saw through the deception and lies.
He may be the 14th richest person on Earth, but one thing Michael Bloomberg can’t buy is a spot in the 2020 Democratic debates. Current Democratic National Committee rules require candidates to have at least 200,000 individual donors to their campaigns. The former New York City mayor — who is self-financing and has famously shunned... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Bloomberg would be smart to get out.


The London Bridge attack pushed law and order towards the top of the British political agenda on Saturday, with days to go before a snap election, after police said the assailant had previously been convicted of terrorism offences but freed early from jail. Rueters
Islamic State said the London Bridge attack on Friday was carried out by one of its fighters, the group's Amaq news agency reported on Saturday. The group did not provide any evidence. Rueters
The overwhelmingly liberal bent of Washington has right-wing politicos wondering whether they can truly get a jury of their peers and receive a fair trial in the nation's capital. Conservatives say the answer is a resounding "no" and point to this month's conviction of Trump confidant Roger Stone. A jury ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: No chance.
Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida took aim Friday at Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia amid both Republicans being at odds over the latter's selection for a soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat. Mr. Gaetz called out Mr. Kemp on Twitter following reports that he intends to tap financial executive Kelly Loeffler to succeed ... Washington Times
President Trump was rated above Abraham Lincoln by a majority of Republicans surveyed in a recent poll conducted by The Economist and YouGov. Conducted between Sunday and Tuesday this week, the survey asked a random sample of 1,500 adults several questions about Mr. Trump as part of a weekly tracking ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Probably the best ever.
The London Bridge terror attack suspect had plotted other attacks against the U.K. ABC
VOA VIEW: Pitiful protection.


A major storm is making its way across the U.S. and wreaking havoc for holiday travelers. ABC
Melania Trump is defending the rights of teenagers who booed her as she addressed them in Baltimore, a city her husband, President Donald Trump has disparaged as “rat and rodent infested.” ABC
VOA VIEW: Good for her.
North Korea calls Japan's leader an "imbecile" and "political dwarf" in a row over its latest test. BBC
VOA VIEW: NK is looking for confrontation that Un will not like.
It is the first time the social media giant has added a correction to a post under the new law. BBC
VOA VIEW: The US should hold Facebook accountable and sanctioned.

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The White House is unlikely to send legal representation to the first impeachment hearing by the Judiciary Committee CBS
VOA VIEW: fools!
The U.S. began the formal withdrawal process from the Paris Climate Agreement earlier this month. CBS
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is an idiot.
Almost 1,700 stores inside malls closed in 2018, according to Bank of America, and so far this year, closings have reached more than 4,000. But one company believes it has found a way to reverse the trend. The enormous American Dream mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey, will have a lot more than just stores behind its walls when it fully opens next year. CBS
VOA VIEW: Americans will suffer without viable malls.


Many mall operators across the country reported brisk traffic on Black Friday, including the nation's biggest, Mall Of America in Minnesota, which anticipated nearly a quarter of a million shoppers yesterday. Retailers are banking that the shorter-than-usual holiday shopping season won't lead to a dip in how much people are going to spend. CBS
Black Friday in-person shopping declined more than 6%, bucking Thanksgiving Day increases and suggesting sales are further shifting online, according to ShopperTrak. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Spending online will be costly in the future.
Fiat Chrysler and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative deal on a new labor contract amid tumultuous times for both sides. CNBC
As the Democratic caucuses and primaries heat up, the candidates are starting to go after each other with greater ferocity. Sensing a potential victory in Iowa, Mayor Pete Buttigieg launched an ad that goes after proposals from Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders to make tuition free at public colleges and universities. CNN
VOA VIEW: AOC and other Dems are going to fight each other.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) reacts to a super PAC TV advertisement about himself after seeing it for the first time while speaking to CNN's Jim Acosta live on air. CNN
VOA VIEW: Booker is going nowhere.

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Former vice-president tours first-voting state in effort ‘to meet as many caucus-goers as I can’Joe Biden has embarked upon an eight-day tour across Iowa as the former US vice-president attempts to arrest his flagging poll numbers in the key state, which is the first to vote in the race to be the Democratic presidential nominee. Biden started his election blitz on Saturday, telling supporters in a fundraising email that he was undertaking an “eight-day, 18 county, ‘No Malarkey’ barnstorm” across Iowa. “The plan is to meet as many caucus-goers as I can, and we’re going to cover a lot of ground to do it,” the email read. Guardian
VOA VIEW: Biden can't beat Trump,
EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google's collection of data, the European Commission told Reuters on Saturday, suggesting the world's most popular internet search engine remains in its sites despite record fines in recent years. Reuters
Secondary school students and retirees joined forces to protest in Hong Kong on Saturday, the first of several weekend rallies planned across the city, as pro-democracy activists vowed to battle what they say are police brutality and unlawful arrests. Reuters
VOA VIEW: China should end the madness.

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The United States deported a construction worker who survived last month's hotel collapse in New Orleans, Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed Saturday. UPI

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