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The daylong affair produced new evidence against Trump, the GOP leaned into conspiracy theories and the verdict was split on staff lawyers' questioning
The first public impeachment hearing on Wednesday lived up to the hype, and the daylong affair gave both parties plenty to chew on as the inquiry moves forward.
Testimony further connects Trump to Ukraine pressure
The top US diplomat in Ukraine told Congress Wednesday of a previously unknown conversation President Donald Trump had the day after his phone call with the Ukrainian President, in which Trump asked the US ambassador to the European Union about Ukraine opening investigations that would help him politically.
Toobin calls this testimony moment a 'bombshell' revelation
CNN's chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin discusses a portion of Bill Taylor's testimony where he talks about a phone call between President Donald Trump and Ambassador Sondland. Toobin calls it a "bombshell" revelation that Trump cared about Biden not about Ukraine.
Opinion: These statements were devastating for Trump
Analysis: Trump definitely didn't pay attention to today's hearing
Even as the public debate over his presidential future opened on Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump wasn't paying it any mind.
See witnesses' response to Trump's all caps tweet
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) asks impeachment hearing witnesses Bill Taylor and George Kent if they are "never Trumpers" after President Trump made the assertion on Twitter.
Analysis: Important takeaways from Day 1 of hearings
GOP senators air concerns during unusual White House meeting with Erdoğan
• Trump responds to new allegation from impeachment inquiry hearing • George Conway says he is 'horrified' over GOP's impeachment defense
Nikki Haley said Trump is truthful. Cooper rolls the tape
This company will pay you $10,000 to leave the Bay Area
Tired of the absurdly high rent you have to pay to live in the Bay Area? Well, you might be in luck.
The insect apocalypse is coming. Here's what you can do about it
It's being called the unnoticed apocalypse: The number of insects is declining rapidly and 41% of bug species face extinction, scientists say.
Wrongfully convicted man freed after spending 11 years in prison for robbery
In 2008 Ruben Martinez Jr. was sentenced to 47 years and eight months in prison for a series of armed robberies, even though he was at work when two of the crimes were committed.
3 school staff members to be charged in the restraining death of boy with autism
Three ex-employees of a shuttered Northern California alternative school each face an involuntary manslaughter charge after a 2018 incident in which an autistic student died after being restrained, a prosecutor says.
Deval Patrick says he's running for president
• What is Hillary Clinton doing?
Chad Wolf is the new acting Homeland Security secretary
Chad Wolf is now the acting Homeland Security secretary, according to a department spokesperson, making him the fifth person to lead the third largest department in the federal government under President Donald Trump.
Analysis: What is Hillary Clinton doing?
On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton was asked whether she might -- still -- run for president in 2020. Here's part of how she responded:
She said a 4-year-old fell out a window. Then doctors found burns, homemade stitches
After police found 4-year-old Zya Singleton badly injured, her caretaker told them that the girl had fallen out a second-floor window while playing with a cat.
Opinion: US divisions hit you where you live
Two people just got the Black Death plague
Two people in China are being treated for plague, authorities said Tuesday. It's the second time the disease, the same one that caused the Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, has been detected in the region -- in May, a Mongolian couple died from bubonic plague after eating the raw kidney of a marmot, a local folk health remedy.
CDC official on new report: I'm worried
Every 15 minutes, someone in the US dies of a superbug that has learned to outsmart even our most sophisticated antibiotics, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Apple finally redesigns MacBook Pro keyboard
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will spend the holidays with Markle's mother
Looks like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are taking their holiday cheer outside the royal family this year.
Disney+ has hit 10 million subscribers since launching on Tuesday
A day after its big launch, Disney announced that its new streaming service Disney+ has amassed 10 million subscribers.
Rapper sentenced to over 3 years in prison
Bus driver helps two children in brutal cold
An alert bus driver put two children on her bus to keep them warm after seeing them outside in brutally cold weather. HLN's Robin Meade explains.
The climate crisis will profoundly affect the health of every child alive today, report says
The climate crisis is already hurting our health and it could burden generations to come with lifelong health problems, a new report finds. It could challenge already overwhelmed health systems and undermine much of the medical progress that has been made in the last century.
Americans are in more debt than ever before
CMA Awards announce early winners
The 2019 CMA Awards are announcing some early winners across key categories.
Earth was on the other side of the galaxy when dinosaurs reigned
Apart from the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, there aren't many connections between space and dinosaurs outside of the imagination. But that all changed when NASA research scientist Jessie Christiansen brought the two together in an animation on social media this month.
Divers salvage liquor from a 102-year-old shipwreck
Tiny deer-like animal thought lost to science photographed for first time in 30 years
A tiny deer-like creature about the size of a rabbit has been photographed in the wild for the first time in three decades in southern Vietnam, delighting conservationists who feared the species was extinct.
WWII submarine found after missing for 75 years
The Lost 52 Project discovered a WWII US Navy submarine called the USS Grayback near Okinawa, Japan. It's the likely resting place of 80 US sailors.
Scientists may have figured out why we hiccup
Rover detects oxygen behaving strangely on Mars
Since it landed in Gale Crater in 2012, the Curiosity rover has been studying the Martian surface beneath its wheels to learn more about the planet's history. But Curiosity also stuck its nose in the air for a big sniff to understand the Martian atmosphere.
31 of the best gifts for every woman in your life
50+ best holiday gifts you can give this year
Airpods Pro are at the lowest price we've ever seen
30 best gifts for your favorite traveler
Doctors removed a tumor the size of a soccer ball from a man's neck
The New Jersey man had just one option to get rid of the massive tumor that had been growing on his neck and was now threatening his life: Remove it.
They bought a $1 house in Italy. This happened next
It seemed like a deal too good to be true. A new house -- and potentially a whole new life -- for sale in sunkissed rural Italy for the princely sum of just one euro, or little over a dollar.
Watch Kristen Bell and Jimmy Fallon's epic Disney duet
"Frozen" star Kristen Bell sang a medley of Disney songs with host Jimmy Fallon on the "The Tonight Show."
Worst floods for 50 years bring Venice to 'its knees'
An elderly man has died in the worst floods to hit Venice in more than 50 years, as local authorities in the Italian lagoon city called for a state of emergency to be imposed.
This company makes recyclable packaging from mushrooms
Our plastic addiction is spiraling out of control, but one company thinks it has a solution from a material found in nature.
Opinion: Warren is right. Her Medicare for All plan won't raise taxes on the middle class
It's no secret that I'm not a fan of Medicare for All. That's why I'm impressed that Senator Elizabeth Warren's campaign reached out to me to independently review her proposed financing plan for the program. Her numbers add up and her plan fully finances the program without imposing any new taxes on middle-class families.
McLaren's $1.7 million supercar has no roof or windshield
The new McLaren Elva supercar costs $1.7 million, not including options like a sound system or exposed carbon fiber body panels. One option you won't be able to get: A roof.
Trump is obsessed with impeachment
If President Donald Trump's binky is his Twitter account -- and it's probably safe to assume it is -- then his security blanket is his television. TV offers our tube-addicted President a soothing glow any time of day or night while Twitter gives him something to do with his anxious fingers. Expect both to get a workout as public hearings on his possible impeachment begin on Wednesday.
We need to hear from Bolton and Mulvaney
My third impeachment is really different
Over the past month or so I've been asked repeatedly how the Donald Trump impeachment process compared to President Bill Clinton's. The current situation has certainly stirred memories for me of 1998-99 when I worked in the White House, but it also reminded me of attending the Senate Watergate hearings as a teenager in the summer of 1973.
Tribalism isn't the real reason America is divided
It's become the political buzzword over the past few years, increasingly used to describe the root cause of our divisions and our resentments: tribalism.
Tammy Duckworth: It's 15 years since my 'alive day'
I probably should've died in a dusty field in Iraq 15 years ago today.
Office conflicts, missed weddings -- fractured USA
Mario Benavente, a North Carolina Republican, puts it simply: "Political debate right now is a blood sport." The only thing that unites us is how divided we think we are.
Quiz: If you're dreading politics on Thanksgiving....
To navigate those potentially awkward holiday dinners, Samara Klar, Yanna Krupnikov and John Barry Ryan, three political psychologists, designed a primer to navigate those potentially awkward family encounters.
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Israel's military campaign against Islamic Jihad enters second day
Twenty-four Palestinians, among them 17 militants and a seven-year-old boy, have been killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza since fighting began Tuesday morning, according to Palestinian health officials.
Senator declares herself Bolivia's interim leader
Bolivian senator Jeanine Áñez has declared herself acting president after former President Evo Morales fled to Mexico City. CNN en Español's Gustavo Valdés reports.
A chance meeting landed this software developer his dream job
A Nigerian software developer has landed a job at Twitter following a chance meeting with the company's executives during a visit to the country last week.
China's leader offers to help Greece retrieve contested Parthenon Marbles from Britain
Chinese President Xi Jinping has weighed in on a long-standing controversy by offering to help Greece retrieve the contested Parthenon Marbles from Britain.
Hong Kong university under 'siege' from police
Ginsburg misses court due to illness
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not on the bench for oral arguments Wednesday due to illness, according to Chief Justice John Roberts.
Arctic blast is shattering hundreds of records and causing deadly road conditions. And it's not over
We're still 38 days from the official start of winter, but Mother Nature doesn't care.
Judge orders hospital to keep 9-month-old on life-support as her family searches for a solution
A Texas judge granted 9-month-old Tinslee Lewis' family a temporary restraining order against a children's hospital who planned to take her off life-support.
The morning before his family's Disney vacation, a firefighter died saving his comrades from a fire
3 deaths draw renewed scrutiny on Greek life
Where does fake movie money come from?
Never-before-seen photos of Rihanna
Photographer captures Seoul's artificial 'mountains'
Britain in the age of Brexit, through Martin Parr's lens
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