- Politics Associated Press
After two weeks of riveting public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, there is a mountain of evidence that is now beyond dispute. Trump explicitly ordered U.S. government officials to work with his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on matters related to Ukraine, a country deeply dependent on Washington’s help to fend off Russian aggression. The Republican president pushed Ukraine to launch investigations into political rivals, leaning on a discredited conspiracy theory his own advisers disputed.
- U.S. Reuters
A 16-year-old boy who opened fire at his Southern California high school, killing two classmates and wounding three others before shooting himself in the head, used a "ghost gun" built from parts, the local sheriff said on Thursday. Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow pulled the .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol from his backpack on Nov. 14, his birthday, and shot students at Saugus High School in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita seemingly at random before turning the gun on himself. The sheriff told KABC it was not yet clear if the teenage gunman put the weapon together himself.
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Joe Biden Snaps at Reporter Who Asked About Son’s Paternity Test
- PoliticsThe Week
That one's gotta hurt.On Friday, former Vice President Joe Biden announced that he'd earned the endorsement of Oliver Davis Jr., a black community leader in Indiana. The endorsement got some heavy play for someone who's not even close to a national political figure -- but all makes sense considering Davis is from Pete Buttigieg's hometown.Davis is the vice president of the common council in South Bend, Indiana, where Buttigieg is mayor. In fact, Davis even ran for mayor earlier this year after Buttigieg declined to run, but couldn't beat the 4,447 votes that Buttigieg's chief of staff earned to clinch the Democratic nomination. Still, Davis is one of the longest-serving members of the city's common council, and focused on Biden's long tensure in his endorsement. "In times like these, when the political winds are fiercely blowing across our country, it's important for us to have an experienced leader who has been through the diverse storms of life to guide our country," he said.It's hard not to read that as a shot at Buttigieg, who is 40 years Biden's junior and has faced major criticism over his lack of political and life experience and dismal showing among black voters. And if that weren't enough of a blow, Biden was sure to point out that Davis "joins two other African American elected officials from Indiana" in backing Biden as well.More stories from theweek.com The story Republicans are really telling themselves about impeachment 3 big-name freshman Democrats join Elizabeth Warren's campaign as co-chairs Outed CIA agent Valerie Plame is running for Congress, and her launch video looks like a spy movie trailer
- U.S. The Independent
A dog left alone in a car circled a cul-de-sac in reverse during an hour-long ride.According to neighbours in Port St Lucie, Florida, at first glance it appeared that there was no-one in the car which was moving in reverse around their circular block.
- U.S. INSIDER
Jaydee Dolinar told Glamour that a DMV worker handed her hand sanitizer and said she wouldn't be granted a new photo ID unless she removed her makeup.
- Celebrity Yahoo Style UK
Shannon Lynch, 21, from Edenbridge in Kent, was first diagnosed with a rare cancer in her elbow at the age of 15.