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Read the house Intelligence committees release of the impeachment inquiry report

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MAP has obtained a copy of the report in PDF format which is linked below for your review.

Ukraine situation - a primer

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Ukraine is part of the former USSR and is bordered to its east by Russia. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia has inserted itself into Ukrainian politics in order to maintain control in the country, while many Ukrainians have sought to cut ties with Russia and align with western ideals. For example, in 2014 Ukraine revolted against its pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych, after he sided with Vladimir Putin and defied a vote to join the European Union. In addition to maintaining political control, Russia has engaged in military efforts to physically control portions of Ukraine, particularly in the east. One example of this was Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. Ukraine is in an ongoing military conflict with Russia as we speak.

Official US foreign policy toward Ukraine has been clear – we support Ukraine and oppose Russian aggression in that region. We have taken specific bipartisan actions designed to deter Russian political and military aggression. This includes imposition of sanctions against Russia (over the annexation of Crimea, for example), as well as providing Ukraine with hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid, which includes training, equipment, and weapons, including javelin missiles capable of destroying Russian tanks.

The impeachment investigation centers on the theory that the Trump administration was withholding aid to Ukraine in order...

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Houston police sergeant shot and killed; suspect in custody

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Conservationist attacked by her own tigers at animal sanctuary

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A wildlife conservationist was attacked an injured by several of her own tigers during an event at a wildlife sanctuary in southern California.
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Ann Coulter counts Mitt Romney among ‘feckless old ladies’ in GOP who may vote to convict Trump

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Conservative writer Ann Coulter took a shot Saturday night at three Senate Republicans who reportedly were the only remaining members of the GOP who hadn’t signed a Senate colleague’s resolution condemning the House impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

A story in The Hill on Friday had identified the trio as Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine and Mitt Romney of Utah -- lawmakers who’ve each opposed Trump from time to time from within the GOP tent.

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Uber weighs next steps after jarring sex assault report

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Uber revealed more than 3,000 riders, drivers were sexually assaulted last year.
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Tuskegee Airman celebrates 100th birthday with flight

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Trump to 4,000 Israeli Americans in Florida: US-Israel relationship is 'stronger now than ever before'

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President Trump addressed a crowd of more than 4,000 people at the Israeli American Council (IAC) National Summit in Florida on Saturday night, saying Israel and America have an "unbreakable bond."

Trump delivered the keynote address at the summit, which took place in Hollywood, Fla., and was welcomed by the crowd chanting "four more years." The Israeli American Council is financially backed by one of Trump's top supporters, billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

In the first address by a sitting U.S. president at the IAC Summit, Trump said America and...
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Family of twin killed by brother accuses father of pinning blame on son

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A Philadelphia father was teaching his twin sons how to load and aim a firearm when the shooting happened.
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Tesla on Autopilot slams into police cruiser; driver says he was checking on dog

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A Tesla on Autopilot crashed into a police cruiser and another car in Connecticut.
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Katie Hill contemplated suicide after resigning from Congress

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Former California Congresswoman Katie Hill opened up about her resignation from Congress — and the depressive aftermath that followed — in a New York Times op-ed published Saturday. In it, she recounts her "toxic" marriage to her husband, her time in Congress and the moment she considered taking her own life.

Following her resignation, Hill explains how she fell into one of the "darkest places" she's ever been.

Hill recounts sitting in a bath two days after he resignation when, "Suddenly and with total clarity, I just wanted it all to be over." She...
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For Trump, Instinct After Florida Killings Is Simple: Protect Saudis

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — When a Saudi Air Force officer opened fire on his classmates at a naval base in Pensacola, Fla., on Friday, he killed three, wounded eight and exposed anew the strange dynamic between President Trump and the Saudi leadership: The president’s first instinct was to tamp down any suggestion that the Saudi government needed to be held to account.

Hours later, Mr. Trump announced on Twitter that he had received a condolence call from King Salman of Saudi Arabia, who clearly sought to ensure that the episode did not further...
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North Korea says it carried out 'very important test'

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Korean news said the test was conducted at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground.
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Army football removes motto from spirit flag

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