Trump says he doesn’t know if Giuliani is still his attorney (The Whashington Post)
SoftBank Seeking to Take Control of WeWork With Financing Package (The Wall Street Journal)
President Trump for overayear had pressured the State Department to remove the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, the envoy told lawmakers. (The Wall Street Journal)
Shepard Smith, one of Fox News Channel’s original hires in 1996, abruptly quits (Chicago Tribune)
The Federal Reserve has been clear that its latest Treasury-buying plan shouldn’t be construed as QE, or quantitative easing. They may have a point. (The Wall Street Journal)
As U.S. Pulls Out, Russian Forces Move In Between Syrian, Turkish-Backed Armies
JPMorgan Chase, the nation’s largest bank by assets, reported that its third-quarter profit rose 8%, beating expectations and sending shares higher.
U.S. Troop Withdrawal Upends Syria Policy, Leaving a Search for Solutions
Employers are increasingly going the distance to control health spending, paying to send workers across the country to get medical care and bypassing local providers.
The son of Joe Biden said he used “poor judgment” when he decided to join the board of a Ukrainian energy company but said he did nothing improper.
Sondland, key figure in impeachment furor, long coveted ambassadorship
House Democrats to huddle about the accelerating Trump impeachment inquiry
Top State Department official expected to face questions about Ukraine and Giuliani
Hunter Biden says role with Ukraine firm was ‘poor judgment’ but not ‘improper’
The Take: Trump’s decision bears all the hallmarks of his ‘America First’ policy
1 in 4 female undergrads said they were sexually assaulted on campus. At USC, it’s nearly 1 in 3
This city in Idaho is why L.A. can’t legally clear its streets of homeless encampments
Criticism hounds Gov. Gavin Newsom over his plans for California gas tax dollars
Gov. Newsom urges PG&E to give customers rebates after power outages
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• Hunter Biden, in ABC interview, denies doing anything wrong in Ukraine, China
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