December 06, 2019

The Presidential Daily Brief

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  • Over and Done

    Democrats Push for Speedy Impeachment

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced yesterday that Democratic lawmakers will draw up articles of impeachment, saying President Donald Trump left them “no choice” because of his ongoing efforts to undermine the 2020 election. A vote could take place before Christmas, though a precise timeline is still up in the air. “Do it now,” Trump dared,

  • Buckle Up

    Uber Reports Thousands of Sexual Assaults in 2018

    In its first detailed safety report, the ride-sharing service revealed Thursday that it registered more than 3,000 cases of sexual assault in the U.S. alone last year. Of those, 235 were reported rapes in which the driver was the perpetrator 92 percent of the time. “Confronting sexual violence requires honesty,” said the company’s chief legal

  • Dangerous Encounter

    Indian Police Kill Gang Rape Suspects

    The four men accused of raping and murdering a 27-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad last week were shot dead by police early Friday. Authorities said the suspects, who had been taken to the crime scene, attempted to grab officers’ weapons and flee. Their deaths sparked celebrations in Hyderabad and on social media — as well as a

  • Above Ground

    Saudi Aramco Makes History as Biggest IPO Ever

    Although it fell short of the $2 trillion valuation sought by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the state oil company raised $25.6 billion Thursday, pushing it beyond Alibaba’s record 2014 initial public offering. Valued at $1.7 trillion, Saudi Aramco said Thursday it would sell 3 billion shares — a 1.5 percent stake in the company —

  • In Short

    Also Important…

    Nationwide labor protests in France turned violent yesterday as police fired tear gas while demonstrators burned a truck trailer. North Korea is opening itself up for medical tourism in hope of targeting Chinese patients seeking therapy for serious diseases. And Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi is planning to return to Europe next week

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