Five takeaways from House Democrats’ resolution on the impeachment inquiry

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks at her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 17, 2019. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images The measure will put both Democrats and Republicans on the record about the investigation. The House will hold a vote on the impeachment inquiry after all, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced. Lawmakers this Thursday will vote on a resolution that lays out the procedure behind how the…

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Lebanon’s prime minister submits his resignation amid mass protests

Protesters gather and dance during an anti-government demonstration on October 21, 2019 in central Beirut, Lebanon. | Sam Tarling/Getty Images Millions call for regime change in Lebanon. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has submitted his resignation, following two weeks of protests demanding he step down. In a televised speech from his residence, Hariri said his decision was prompted by the protesters’ wishes and his sense of what was best for the country. “I have hit…

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The double standard at play in Katie Hill’s resignation

Katie Hill speaks during an election night watch party in 2018. | Hans Gutknecht/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images Katie Hill has resigned over a relationship with a campaign staffer. Duncan Hunter is still in office. Rep. Katie Hill resigned earlier this week after admitting to an inappropriate relationship with a campaign staffer. Meanwhile, Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican lawmaker who prosecutors say engaged in five affairs, including one with his own…

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How a $0.04 metro fare price hike sparked massive unrest in Chile

A demonstrator flutters a Mapuche indigenous flag near a bonfire in Santiago, Chile ,on October 25, 2019, a week after protests started. | Pablo Vera/AFP via Getty Images Thousands of people in Chile have taken to the streets to protest against the government. Sometimes it’s the tiniest spark that lights the biggest fires. At least, that’s the case in Chile, where a 4 percent fare hike raising the price of a ride on the capital’s…

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12 questions about Brexit you were too embarrassed to ask

Pro-Brexit demonstrators gather in Parliament Square to listen to Nigel Farage speak in London on March 29, 2019. | Dan Kitwood/Getty Images What is Brexit? Why did is it delayed again? And how the heck did we end up here? The United Kingdom’s divorce with the European Union — better known as Brexit — has become a drawn-out, contentious affair without an obvious resolution. The UK is deeply and bitterly divided on how it should…

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