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No charges against Charleston church targeted by white supremacist

No charges against Charleston church targeted by white supremacist

An investigation into the handling of funds at Charleston’s historically black Mother Emanuel AME Church found no evidence of wrongdoing, investigators said. The church was the site of a 2015 massacre by a white supremacist who killed nine African-Americans during Bible study. In the aftermath of the killings, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church received millions…MORE

Why would Trump reverse US policy on Israeli settlements? Good question.

Why would Trump reverse US policy on Israeli settlements? Good question.

This was originally published as the November 19 edition of CNN’s Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Sign up here to receive it every weekday morning. Does it deliver a hefty domestic political payoff, reverse an Obama administration position, upturn international law and irritate the European Union? If so,…MORE

GOP senators downplay developments in impeachment inquiry

GOP senators downplay developments in impeachment inquiry

Several Republican senators said Monday they had not seen anything “new” that changed their stance on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and there wasn’t anything impeachable in the President’s behavior, despite dramatic testimony by senior State Department officials and other Trump administration aides over the past few days. GOP senators also repeatedly complained…MORE

Investors don’t seem to know what to make of the US-China trade war

Investors don’t seem to know what to make of the US-China trade war

A muddled view of US-China trade talks once again seems to be weighing on investors. The major Asian market indexes were mixed in early trading Tuesday after CNBC reported that the mood in Beijing was pessimistic. The news organization, citing an anonymous government source, reported that President Donald Trump’s reluctance to roll back tariffs was…MORE

Better late than never — Trump’s latest gift to Netanyahu

Better late than never — Trump’s latest gift to Netanyahu

The Trump administration’s reversal of decades of US foreign policy on Israeli settlements in the West Bank has been in the works for a year, says a US official, but the timing couldn’t have been better for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu has banked on his relationship with the US President to carry him to…MORE

Impeachment inquiry’s first witness to testify again — publicly

Impeachment inquiry’s first witness to testify again — publicly

Kurt Volker, the former US special envoy for Ukraine who was the first witness to testify in the House impeachment inquiry, remains a key figure in Democrats’ Ukraine probe as he prepares to testify publicly Tuesday. Volker’s public testimony will mark a notable moment in the inquiry even amid a crowded deposition slate, given his…MORE

Five things to watch for in the next round of public impeachment hearings

Five things to watch for in the next round of public impeachment hearings

Nine new witnesses in the impeachment inquiry are scheduled to give public testimony in the coming days, the second week of highly anticipated open hearings. Four new witnesses will testify Tuesday: Jennifer Williams, a policy aide to Vice President Mike Pence; Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an official from the White House’s National Security Council who…MORE

READ: Diplomat David Hale’s closed-door impeachment inquiry testimony

READ: Diplomat David Hale’s closed-door impeachment inquiry testimony

The House committees conducting the impeachment inquiry have released the transcript of the closed-door deposition of State Department official David Hale. Hale testified before House lawmakers on November 6, and is scheduled to testify in public on Wednesday. Read his closed-door deposition below: Click here to read full story »MORE

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