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Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 11:44 AM EDT

Special Election Expected for Cummings' Seat in Congress

Special Election Expected for Cummings' Seat in Congress

In the wake of Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings' death Thursday, a special election for his replacement is expected to be held next year.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 09:41 AM EDT

Rep. Elijah Cummings, House Oversight Chairman, Dies at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, House Oversight Chairman, Dies at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee, has died at 68, according to his office. A Maryland congressman since 1996, Cummings  was the first black House speaker pro...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 09:30 PM EDT

US Envoy Says Giuliani Was Given Role on Ukraine Policy

US Envoy Says Giuliani Was Given Role on Ukraine Policy

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union told House impeachment investigators Thursday that President Donald Trump instructed him and other envoys to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 11:54 AM EDT
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Photos: Elijah Cummings Through the Years

Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, 68, died early Thursday due to complications...View gallery

  • Cummings 1973
  • Cummings 1975
  • Cummings, 1978
Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 09:25 PM EDT

US Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies at 68

US Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies at 68

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, of Baltimore, died early Thursday morning. He was 68.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 04:54 PM EDT

UK, EU Reach Brexit Deal, With Parliament as Next Hurdle

UK, EU Reach Brexit Deal, With Parliament as Next Hurdle

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's career of disdain for the European Union was a thing of the past on Thursday as he and the bloc's leaders celebrated their tentative Brexit deal. He now faces an opponent...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 at 09:17 PM EDT

US, Turkey Strike Deal for Temporary Cease-Fire in Syria

US, Turkey Strike Deal for Temporary Cease-Fire in Syria

The U.S. and Turkey agreed Thursday to a cease-fire in the Turks' deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, requiring the Kurds to vacate the area in an arrangement that largely solidifies Turkey's...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 09:09 PM EDT

Trump Clashes With Dems During Syria Meeting

Trump Clashes With Dems During Syria Meeting

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walked out of a meeting with President Donald Trump after Trump had what Democrats described as a meltdown. The meeting took place after the House voted to condemn Trump's unilateral...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 09:07 PM EDT

AP Fact Check: Trump Muddles Facts on US Syria Withdrawal

AP Fact Check: Trump Muddles Facts on US Syria Withdrawal

President Donald Trump muddled the facts Wednesday on America's withdrawal from Syria and the conditions on the ground there, as he distanced himself and the U.S. from the ongoing Turkish invasion into...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 at 05:48 PM EDT

'Don't Be a Tough Guy': Trump's Letter to Erdogan

'Don't Be a Tough Guy': Trump's Letter to Erdogan

President Donald Trump wrote Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan an extraordinary letter warning him not to be "a tough guy" or "a fool" as his forces launched their attack on northern Syria, a White House official...

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