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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks as Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren listen during the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Democratic presidential hopefuls denounced President Donald Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops back from northern Syria, saying in an Ohio debate on Tuesday he had endangered America's longtime Kurdish allies while empowering foes Russia and Syria.

Politics4 minutes ago

Michael McKinley, former senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, arrives to testify at a closed-door deposition as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Trump led by the House Intelligence, House Foreign Affairs and House Oversight and Reform Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

A former adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who abruptly resigned last week spoke on Wednesday to an impeachment inquiry into allegations President Donald Trump pursued political interests in his dealings with Ukraine.

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FILE PHOTO: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a rally to support a leadership  change in Iran outside the U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating a top rival in the 2020 U.S. presidential election prompted Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats in the House of Representatives to move ahead with an impeachment inquiry, threatening his presidency.

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FILE PHOTO: Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg wait onstage before the fourth Democratic U.S. 2020 presidential election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefcz/File Photo

Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden questioned surging rival Elizabeth Warren's credibility on Wednesday, accusing her of failing to be open with voters about how she would pay for her ambitious Medicare for All healthcare proposal.

Politics9 hours ago

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks during the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The barrage of questions fired at Elizabeth Warren at Tuesday’s debate in Ohio underscored her new front-runner status in the Democratic presidential race, but also lingering concern within the party over whether the progressive senator can defeat President Donald Trump next year.

Politics7 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the company logo for Uber Technologies Inc. on the day of it's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc declined to appear on Wednesday at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on issues relating to the ride-hailing industry, a congressional committee said.

Politics15 hours ago

A combination photo of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (L) and 2020 Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Scott Morgan

High-profile progressives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar threw their support behind Bernie Sanders' campaign for president as the U.S. Senator held his own on Tuesday during a three-hour debate just weeks after suffering a heart attack.

Politics9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump visits a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Otay Mesa, California, U.S. September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

U.S. President Donald Trump has vetoed a joint resolution of Congress that sought to terminate his declaration of a national emergency on the southern border with Mexico, the White House said on Tuesday.

Politics14 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg wait onstage before the fourth Democratic U.S. 2020 presidential election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefcz/File Photo

U.S. Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren went after big tech during the Democratic debate on Tuesday but brushed off rival Kamala Harris's challenge to join her in calling for President Donald Trump's suspension from Twitter.

Politics10 hours ago

Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren applaud as they pose together at the start of the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate in Westerville, Ohio, U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The 12 Democrats meeting in the fourth presidential debate on Tuesday night found a unifying message right off the bat: Republican President Donald Trump is a corrupt president who must go.

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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden had $9 million in his campaign bank account at the end of September, significantly less than his top rivals in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, data released on Tuesday showed.

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was appropriate for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to meet with Italy's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, as part of a probe into the origins of the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016, but he did not know anything about the contents of the meeting. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was appropriate for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to meet with Italy's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, as part of a probe into the origins of the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016, but he did not know anything about the contents of the meeting.

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Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor is traveling to the United States in order to testify next week in the U.S. House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, NBC News reported on Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the situation.

Politics10 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM), visits with Phyliss Young, an organizer of the tribal get-out-the-vote coalition ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections on the Standing Rock Reservation in Fort Yates, North Dakota, U.S. October 26, 2018.  REUTERS/Dan Koeck

Two U.S. senators on Wednesday plan to introduce legislation that would require automakers to install technology to prevent intoxicated drivers from starting a vehicle by the middle of the next decade.

World News10 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Anti-government demonstrators march in protest against the invocation of the emergency laws in Hong Kong, China, October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed four pieces of legislation taking a hard line on China, three related to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and one commending Canada in its dispute over the extradition of a Chinese telecom executive.

Politics11 hours ago

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks during the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Surging U.S. Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren came under repeated attack on her healthcare and tax policies in a debate on Tuesday, as moderate rivals pushed her to explain how she would pay for ambitious proposals including her Medicare for All plan.

World News11 hours ago

A Chinese visitor poses for picture with a Chinese flag on the Broken Bridge near the Friendship Bridge which connects North Korea's Sinuiju and China over the Yalu river, in Dandong, Liaoning province, China October 5, 2019. Picture taken October 5, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Suen

The senior U.S. defense official for Asia said on Tuesday the United States wants China to improve its enforcement of sanctions on North Korea and take other steps to press Pyongyang to be more constructive in talks with the United States.

Politics13 hours ago

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate in Westerville, Ohio, U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren drew the most darts on Tuesday from her fellow Democrats in the fourth 2020 presidential debate, with her steady rise in opinion polls making her a target from rivals also trying to break out in the race.

Politics16 hours ago

The new Google Pixel 4 smartphone and accessories are displayed during a Google launch event in New York City, New York, U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A 23-year-old law giving technology companies legal protection from lawsuits over user-generated content remains critical to the internet's future, Alphabet Inc's <GOOGL.O> Google unit and social media site Reddit Inc said in testimony released on Tuesday.

Politics18 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are seen in a combination photo from Reuters files. REUTERS//File Photo

The leaders of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee said late on Tuesday that they had begun receiving data from Facebook, Alphabet's Google, Amazon and Apple as part of their probe into the companies' potential breaches of antitrust law.

Politics4 hours ago

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks as Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren listen during the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Democratic presidential hopefuls denounced President Donald Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops back from northern Syria, saying in an Ohio debate on Tuesday he had endangered America's longtime Kurdish allies while empowering foes Russia and Syria.

Politics4 minutes ago

Michael McKinley, former senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, arrives to testify at a closed-door deposition as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Trump led by the House Intelligence, House Foreign Affairs and House Oversight and Reform Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

A former adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who abruptly resigned last week spoke on Wednesday to an impeachment inquiry into allegations President Donald Trump pursued political interests in his dealings with Ukraine.

Politics4 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a rally to support a leadership  change in Iran outside the U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating a top rival in the 2020 U.S. presidential election prompted Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats in the House of Representatives to move ahead with an impeachment inquiry, threatening his presidency.

Politics30 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg wait onstage before the fourth Democratic U.S. 2020 presidential election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefcz/File Photo

Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden questioned surging rival Elizabeth Warren's credibility on Wednesday, accusing her of failing to be open with voters about how she would pay for her ambitious Medicare for All healthcare proposal.

Politics9 hours ago

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks during the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The barrage of questions fired at Elizabeth Warren at Tuesday’s debate in Ohio underscored her new front-runner status in the Democratic presidential race, but also lingering concern within the party over whether the progressive senator can defeat President Donald Trump next year.

Politics7 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the company logo for Uber Technologies Inc. on the day of it's IPO at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc declined to appear on Wednesday at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on issues relating to the ride-hailing industry, a congressional committee said.

Politics15 hours ago

A combination photo of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (L) and 2020 Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Scott Morgan

High-profile progressives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar threw their support behind Bernie Sanders' campaign for president as the U.S. Senator held his own on Tuesday during a three-hour debate just weeks after suffering a heart attack.

Politics9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump visits a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Otay Mesa, California, U.S. September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

U.S. President Donald Trump has vetoed a joint resolution of Congress that sought to terminate his declaration of a national emergency on the southern border with Mexico, the White House said on Tuesday.

Politics14 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg wait onstage before the fourth Democratic U.S. 2020 presidential election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron Josefcz/File Photo

U.S. Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren went after big tech during the Democratic debate on Tuesday but brushed off rival Kamala Harris's challenge to join her in calling for President Donald Trump's suspension from Twitter.

Politics10 hours ago

Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren applaud as they pose together at the start of the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate in Westerville, Ohio, U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The 12 Democrats meeting in the fourth presidential debate on Tuesday night found a unifying message right off the bat: Republican President Donald Trump is a corrupt president who must go.

Politicsan hour ago

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden had $9 million in his campaign bank account at the end of September, significantly less than his top rivals in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, data released on Tuesday showed.

Politicsan hour ago

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was appropriate for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to meet with Italy's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, as part of a probe into the origins of the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016, but he did not know anything about the contents of the meeting. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said it was appropriate for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to meet with Italy's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, as part of a probe into the origins of the inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016, but he did not know anything about the contents of the meeting.

Politics2 hours ago

Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor is traveling to the United States in order to testify next week in the U.S. House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, NBC News reported on Wednesday, citing two people familiar with the situation.

Politics10 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM), visits with Phyliss Young, an organizer of the tribal get-out-the-vote coalition ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections on the Standing Rock Reservation in Fort Yates, North Dakota, U.S. October 26, 2018.  REUTERS/Dan Koeck

Two U.S. senators on Wednesday plan to introduce legislation that would require automakers to install technology to prevent intoxicated drivers from starting a vehicle by the middle of the next decade.

World News10 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Anti-government demonstrators march in protest against the invocation of the emergency laws in Hong Kong, China, October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed four pieces of legislation taking a hard line on China, three related to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and one commending Canada in its dispute over the extradition of a Chinese telecom executive.

Politics11 hours ago

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks during the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Surging U.S. Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren came under repeated attack on her healthcare and tax policies in a debate on Tuesday, as moderate rivals pushed her to explain how she would pay for ambitious proposals including her Medicare for All plan.

World News11 hours ago

A Chinese visitor poses for picture with a Chinese flag on the Broken Bridge near the Friendship Bridge which connects North Korea's Sinuiju and China over the Yalu river, in Dandong, Liaoning province, China October 5, 2019. Picture taken October 5, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Suen

The senior U.S. defense official for Asia said on Tuesday the United States wants China to improve its enforcement of sanctions on North Korea and take other steps to press Pyongyang to be more constructive in talks with the United States.

Politics13 hours ago

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate in Westerville, Ohio, U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren drew the most darts on Tuesday from her fellow Democrats in the fourth 2020 presidential debate, with her steady rise in opinion polls making her a target from rivals also trying to break out in the race.

Politics16 hours ago

The new Google Pixel 4 smartphone and accessories are displayed during a Google launch event in New York City, New York, U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A 23-year-old law giving technology companies legal protection from lawsuits over user-generated content remains critical to the internet's future, Alphabet Inc's <GOOGL.O> Google unit and social media site Reddit Inc said in testimony released on Tuesday.

Politics18 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are seen in a combination photo from Reuters files. REUTERS//File Photo

The leaders of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee said late on Tuesday that they had begun receiving data from Facebook, Alphabet's Google, Amazon and Apple as part of their probe into the companies' potential breaches of antitrust law.

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