Trump labels impeachment a “coup”

President Trump with flags. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Impeachment just started, and Trump’s response is already scarily authoritarian. President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday night that the Democrats’ investigation into the Ukraine scandal “is not an impeachment, it is a COUP” — an authoritarian rhetorical escalation that shows how unstable American politics could become as the impeachment process goes on. Definitionally, a coup refers to the overthrow of a leader by the country’s security forces….

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Vox Sentences: Shots fired in Hong Kong

Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News/AP Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Former Dallas police officer convicted of murder; protests in Hong Kong escalate with police using live ammunition. A jury agrees: shooting an unarmed man in his home was murder Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News/AP…

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