The Ukraine story remains incomplete and who’s to blame for that?

The Ukraine story remains incomplete and who’s to blame for that?

First Read is your briefing from “Meet the Press” and the NBC Political Unit on the day’s most important political stories and why they matter. The fundamental issue hanging over the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald John Trump is...
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Iran’s missiles were intended to “kill personnel” in Iraq, said the Pentagon

Iran’s missiles were intended to “kill personnel” in Iraq, said the Pentagon

Pentagon officials believe that the more than a dozen missiles launched at two bases in Iraq housing U.S. forces Tuesday night were designed to kill Americans, but the Iranian efforts were thwarted by the military’s Early Warning Systems, Defense Secreta...
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President Trump is impeached in a historic vote by the House, will face trial in the Senate

President Trump is impeached in a historic vote by the House, will face trial in the Senate

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday night to impeach President Donald Trump, making him only the third president to be charged with high crimes and misdemeanors and face a Senate trial that could remove him from office. The largely party-line...
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Macron pension reform: France enters second day of strike

Macron pension reform: France enters second day of strike

A strike over planned pension reforms that paralysed France on Thursday has entered its second day. Several unions, including rail and metro workers, voted to extend the strike action, meaning another day of major disruptions to key services. It comes...
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Trump slams Macron for the ‘non-answer’ on ISIS fighters, in a tense meeting overseas

Trump slams Macron for the ‘non-answer’ on ISIS fighters, in a tense meeting overseas

President Trump on Tuesday tangled with French President Emmanuel Macron in a tense exchange in front of reporters in London, where Trump asked Macron if he’d like to take back “some nice ISIS fighters” and then dinged him for his...
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Beijing finally responds to Hong Kong election results after big win for democrats

Beijing finally responds to Hong Kong election results after big win for democrats

After Hong Kong’s pro-democracy candidates scored a landslide win in local elections, Chinese state media called the results “skewed” and a “setback” for the city’s drive for democracy. Pan-democrats in Hong Kong won almost 90% of 452 district coun...
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What should the Navy leaders stance be in the Gallagher case?

What should the Navy leaders stance be in the Gallagher case?

Most Americans understand that, under military law, soldiers must disobey an illegal command. It’s a doctrine that demolished Nazi war criminals’ claims during the Nuremberg trials that they were just following orders. But what happens if the order...
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