The death of a British teen has put a strain on the US-UK relationship

Charlotte Charles (R) and Tim Dunn, parents of teenage motorcyclist Harry Dunn who was killed in a collision with a car, leave after a meeting with Britain’s Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State Dominic Raab at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in central London on October 9, 2019. | DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images The wife of an American official was involved in a crash that killed a teen. She fled back to the…

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The October Democratic presidential debate, explained in under 25 minutes

Though Joe Biden is leading in the polls, candidates went after Elizabeth Warren as though she were the party frontrunner during the fourth Democratic debate. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Why are the candidates treating Elizabeth Warren as the frontrunner? Twelve Democratic presidential candidates took the stage at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, for a debate hosted by CNN and the New York Times on Tuesday, October 15. The first to take place during the ongoing…

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AOC and Ilhan Omar endorse Bernie Sanders for president

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ilhan Omar at the US Capitol in June 2019. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Now Sanders has two of the Democratic Party’s most progressive voices in his corner. First-term Reps. Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders’s candidacy for president. Their backing comes as Sanders is struggling in the polls, and the endorsement of the representatives, all popular with the Democratic base, could help…

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Ayanna Pressley breaks with AOC on Sanders endorsement

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), flanked by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (left, D-NY) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (right, D-MI) at a hearing on Capitol Hill on July 26, 2019. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images It’s a reminder that “the Squad” isn’t a monolith. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are backing Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, potentially giving his campaign a burst of new energy in the wake of the fourth presidential debate on Tuesday. But another progressive…

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Michael Cohen’s testimony about Trump’s shady business practices just got strong corroboration

Cohen arrives to testify before the House Oversight Committee last February. | Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A new ProPublica investigation found that Trump inflated and deflated his assets when convenient. A new ProPublica investigation lends credence to a remarkable claim made by Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former longtime personal lawyer and fixer, during his congressional testimony earlier this year. Cohen alleged that Trump “inflated his total assets when it served his purposes and deflated…

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“Don’t be a tough guy! Don’t be a fool!”: Read Trump’s wild letter to Turkey’s Erdogan

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan poses for a photo with US President Donald Trump during a dinner hosted by French President for visiting heads of states in Paris, France, on November 10, 2018. | Turkish Presidency/Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images This is one of the most astonishing letters in diplomatic history. President Donald Trump sent a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan last week urging him to make a deal with the Kurds, saying: “Don’t…

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House Republicans joined Democrats in condemning Trump’s actions in Syria

US President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with President Sergio Mattarella of Italy in the East Room at the White House on October 16, 2019, in Washington, DC. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Congress is pushing back on Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria. In a bipartisan rebuke to President Donald Trump, the US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning his decision to pull United States troops out…

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Netflix missed its subscriber numbers, again

A scene from the third season of Netflix’s Stranger Things. | Courtesy of Netflix This wasn’t as bad as Q2. But things are only going to get tougher as Disney, Apple, and more streamers show up. Netflix has missed its subscriber numbers for the second consecutive quarter — a result that could worry Wall Street as the streaming company braces for a slew of competitors that are coming in the next few months. Netflix added…

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