The televised impeachment hearings pick up again this morning, two American University professors have finally been freed by the Taliban, and a senior State Department official resigned after NBC News asked about more false claims on her resume.
Two days after a whistleblower secretly filed a complaint about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine in August, two top congressional staffers arrived in Kyiv on a routine business trip.
The staffers, who work for the committee responsible for federal spending, were shocked to learn from U.S. embassy officials that there was no new money coming into Ukraine.
That revelation set off a scramble in Washington to find out what happened to the hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars that had been specifically earmarked by Congress for Ukraine and that now play a pivotal role in a mushrooming scandal that threatens to lead to the president's impeachment.
They are set to hear testimony from four witnesses — three of whom were listening in on the July 25th phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
National Security Council staffer Lt. Col. Alex Vindman and Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, will begin testifying at 9 a.m. ET. Former special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker and former NSC staffer Tim Morrison are scheduled to take begin testifying at approximately 2:30 p.m. ET.
Read more about who they are and the format for today's hearing here.
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References to the former vice president, by contrast, were just 3 percent favorable and 53 percent unfavorable.
"When I watched Russian state-sponsored content and social media trolling headed into election 2016, it was overwhelmingly negative toward Hillary Clinton. The same could be said today of former Vice President Biden," said Clint Watts, a former FBI agent and NBC News contributor who led the effort.
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Hong Kong police continued to lay siege to one of the city's universities Tuesday as the former British colony's embattled leader urged around 100 protesters holed up inside to leave the campus "as soon as possible."
“My mother doesn’t make enough money,” said Manjoraza, a 10-year-old boy who doesn't go to school. Instead, he works for much of the day — and sometimes through the night — crawling through pitch-black tunnels inside the makeshift mine, his fingers picking through the earth, collecting and sorting shards of mica.
"This is how epidemics begin": A group of doctors, alarmed that the Trump administration is denying flu vaccines to detained migrants, is urging the Department of Homeland Security to accept its offer to provide free flu shots.
Utah's first national park known for its majestic pink and red sandstone cliffs is celebrating its centennial this year. A new film about the park will make its debut at Dixie State University tonight.
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