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READ: Jerry Nadler’s opening statement at Dec. 9 impeachment hearing

READ: Jerry Nadler’s opening statement at Dec. 9 impeachment hearing

As prepared for delivery: “No matter his party or his politics, if the President places his own interests above those of the country, he betrays his oath of office. “The President of the United States, the Speaker of the House, the Majority Leader of the Senate, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and the…MORE

Washington Post: Top US officials repeatedly misled public about Afghanistan War

Washington Post: Top US officials repeatedly misled public about Afghanistan War

Confidential documents obtained by The Washington Post reveal that top US officials misled the American public about the war in Afghanistan in order to conceal doubts about the likelihood that the US could be successful in the nearly 20-year effort since its earliest days, the paper reported in a major investigation on Monday. The Post…MORE

The takeover battle for food delivery startup Just Eat is escalating

The takeover battle for food delivery startup Just Eat is escalating

South African tech investor Naspers has sweetened its hostile bid for Just Eat, valuing the UK online food delivery company at $6.7 billion and escalating a takeover battle with rival suitor Takeaway.com. But the revised offer may fail to win over shareholders. Prosus, the European-listed tech investor owned by Naspers, said Monday that it would…MORE

Michelle Obama calls impeachment proceedings into Trump ‘surreal’

Michelle Obama calls impeachment proceedings into Trump ‘surreal’

Former first lady Michelle Obama called the impeachment proceedings into President Donald Trump and Ukraine “surreal” as the House’s inquiry heads into the homestretch. “It’s surreal. I don’t think people know what to make of it. But do I think we can come back from it? Oh yeah,” she said in an excerpt of an…MORE

Lord & Taylor is returning to New York with a pop-up store

Lord & Taylor is returning to New York with a pop-up store

Lord & Taylor is reopening in New York less than a year after shuttering its flagship department store. But the new store will only be open for a limited time. Le Tote, which recently bought the struggling brand, is opening a pop-up store in the city’s prime shopping neighborhood, SoHo. The store will sell items…MORE

Trump to meet with Russian foreign minister Tuesday

Trump to meet with Russian foreign minister Tuesday

President Donald Trump is planning to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday in Washington, an encounter that is sure to draw significant scrutiny amid several ongoing controversies involving Trump and Russia. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told CNN on Monday that the two plan to meet. The White House has not…MORE

Rebel Wilson says she has never been drunk — and James Corden is stunned

Rebel Wilson says she has never been drunk — and James Corden is stunned

Rebel Wilson wants the world to know that her party girl persona is fake. The Australian actress made this shock confession when asked about her drinking habits during an appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on Thursday. “Fun fact. I’ve never been drunk in my whole entire life,” the 39-year-old told the…MORE

Golden Globe 2020 nominations revealed

Golden Globe 2020 nominations revealed

The nominees for the 77th Golden Globe Awards were announced Monday. Netflix led in total nominations, thanks to a strong showing from the films “Marriage Story” and “The Irishman.” The dramas were nominated for six and five awards respectively. In the television categories, the Netflix series “The Crown” and “Unbelievable” got four nominations each, as…MORE

A new theory on what shocked the overnight lending market

A new theory on what shocked the overnight lending market

Happy Monday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. When turmoil erupted in the US overnight lending market in September, it came as a big surprise. The spike in overnight borrowing rates forced the Federal Reserve to come to…MORE