A former White House Russia analyst sternly warned Republican lawmakers in the impeachment probe Thursday to quit pushing a "fictional" narrative that Ukraine not Russia interfered in the 2016 election as they defend President Donald Trump.
"I would ask that you please not promote politically driven falsehoods that so clearly advance Russian interests," Fiona Hill said Thursday in prepared opening remarks to the House Intelligence Committee.
Hill warned that Russia is gearing up to intervene again in the 2020 U.S. election: "We are running out of time to stop them."
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Democratic presidential candidates clashed Wednesday in a debate over the future of health care in America, racial inequality and their ability to build a winning coalition to take on President Donald Trump next year.
The faceoff came after hours of testimony in the impeachment inquiry of Trump and at a critical juncture in the Democratic race to run against him in 2020. With less than three months before the first voting contests, big questions hang over the front-runners, time is running out for lower tier candidates to make their move and new Democrats are launching improbable last-minute bids for the nomination.
But amid the turbulence, the White House hopefuls often found themselves fighting on well-trodden terrain, particularly over whether the party should embrace a sweeping "Medicare for All" program or make more modest changes to the current health care system.
Billionaire and former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg filed official paperwork to run for president in the 2020 Democratic primary.
A spokesman for Bloomberg explained that filing in the state of Alabama started a 15 day process to file with the FEC. “This is not an announcement and not an indication of decision,” the aide added.
For Bloomberg it’s the latest in a series of maneuvers toward a likely run for president. He’s also filed to contend in various primaries including Arkansas, Alabama and Texas.
The Republican-held Senate passed a temporary government-wide spending bill that would keep federal agencies up and running through Dec. 20 and avert a government shutdown after midnight Thursday.
The spending bill, passed by a 74-20 vote, would keep federal the government open for another month in hopes the additional time will help negotiators wrap up more than $1.4 trillion in unfinished appropriations bills.
The vote sends the measure to President Donald Trump for his signature.
The stopgap spending bill would give negotiators four more weeks to try and break an impasse involving funding for Trump's border wall project that has gridlocked progress on the 12 appropriations measures that fund about one-third of the government.
Watch the ten most memorable moments from the fifth Democratic presidential debate held Wednesday night in Atlanta.
Military officials say two airmen have been killed in a "mishap" involving two jets at an Air Force base in northwestern Oklahoma.
Vance Air Force Base said in a news release that two T-38 Talons with two people aboard each aircraft were taking part in a training mission when the mishap occurred shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday.
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A Washington woman is approaching the one-year anniversary of a rare milestone: In December 2018, Emily LeFrancq had her stomach removed after finding out that she was a carrier of a mutated gene.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's indictment on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust stems from three long-running cases that have divided Israelis and cast a long shadow across the political scene.
The Justice Ministry announced the indictment Thursday, upending Israeli politics and potentially hastening the end of Netanyahu's decade-long rule.
Jake Burton Carpenter, the pioneer who brought snowboarding to the masses and helped turn the sport into a billion-dollar business and Olympic showpiece, has died at 65.
He died Wednesday night in Burlington, Vermont, according to an email sent to the staff of the company he founded. Carpenter had emailed his staff this month saying, "You will not believe this, but my cancer has come back." He had been diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011 but after several months of therapy had been given a clean bill of health.
Carpenter quit his job in New York in 1977 to form the company now known simply as Burton. His goal was to advance the rudimentary snowboard, then called a "Snurfer," which had been invented by Sherman Poppen a dozen years earlier.
Moderate earthquakes struck Bangkok on Wednesday night, and the city experienced another earthquake Thursday morning.
A grandfather charged with negligent homicide for his granddaughter's death on a cruise ship last summer could face three years in prison, but he feels that penalty will never be as painful as losing her.
Sam Anello was in court in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday when he spoke briefly about the case off camera with Kerry Sanders of NBC News.
"They can't do anything worse to me than has already happened,'' Anello said.
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Lawyers for the victims of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein say Prince Andrew should speak to U.S. investigators immediately, after the senior British royal withdrew from public duties over what he called his "ill-judged association" with the convicted pedophile.
U.S. attorney Gloria Allred said Andrew should contact American authorities "without conditions and without delay."
Andrew announced Wednesday that he was pulling out of public duties "for the foreseeable future" amid a firestorm of criticism over his friendship with Epstein. In a statement, he said he was "willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required."
Allred said the 59-year-old prince needed to be clearer.
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The U.S. Secret Service says it is investigating a suspicious vehicle that tried to enter the White House complex on Thursday morning.
A black SUV tried to follow another vehicle that was lawfully allowed past an external checkpoint, the U.S. Secret Service said. The SUV was stopped and an individual was immediately taken into custody, the agency says.
Officers are focused on a black SUV near a checkpoint near 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Pieces of luggage were being emptied onto the ground. Piles of fabric and clothing could be seen near the checkpoint.