Hard Numbers: House Democrats Go On Record

107: More than a dozen House Democrats have gone on record saying they would support an impeachment inquiry into President Trump since Robert Mueller testified about his Russia investigation on Capitol Hill last week. Some 107 House Democrats – 11 short of a majority of the caucus – now publicly support impeachment.

2/5: Nearly two in five Russians would prefer that Vladimir Putin leave office after his current term expires in 2024, according to a new survey by Russian pollster Levada. That's an 11 percent increase from 2018.

2: The percentage of American women aged 25-54 who were either working or looking for jobs fell 2 percentage points from the end of the 1990s to the end of 2018. The percentage of "prime age" women in the workforce in Australia, the UK, Canada, France and Germany rose between 2-9 points over the same period, a difference researchers attribute to more worker-friendly public policies, including parental leave.

67,000: Just 67,000 private homes in Cuba had legal internet connections at the end of last year, according to Freedom House. On Monday the government adopted new rules that – depending on how they are enforced – could open the door to legalizing unofficial wifi networks that many Cubans use to access the 'net, part of a broader push to improve internet connectivity on the island.

Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick joins That Made All the Difference podcast to discuss how his career as a surgeon influenced his work as an educator, administrator and champion of underserved communities, and why he believes we may be on the cusp of the next "golden generation."

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When hundreds of thousands of protesters in Ethiopia brought sweeping change to their government in 2018, many of them were blaring the music of one man: a popular young activist named Hachalu Hundessa, who sang songs calling for the liberation and empowerment of the Oromo, the country's largest ethnic group.

Earlier this week, the 34-year old Hundessa was gunned down in the country's capital, Addis Ababa.

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As the United States celebrates its Independence Day on July 4th, we thought we'd take a look at two places in the world that have emerged from the colonial rule of Uncle Sam, and a third that may do so in the future.

Liberia: The West African nation of Liberia was never formally a US colony, but from 1816 to 1847 it was administered by the American Colonization Society — founded to return freed American slaves to Africa. Liberia in 1847 became the first independent republic in Africa (and just the second Black republic after Haiti). Its first president was Joseph Jenkins Roberts, a former slave from Virginia. With a similar flag and a US-modeled Constitution, Liberia has remained independent despite several periods of extreme turmoil, including two civil wars. Its current president is former soccer star George Weah...whose son plays for the US national soccer team.

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As the coronavirus continues to sweep across the United States, hospitals around the country are seeing a crush of COVID-19 patients requiring urgent care. In recent weeks, medical professionals in a number of states have said that they were unprepared not only for the number of infected people that would require treatment, but also for the length of time patients would need to stay in the hospital. Many cities and towns are now facing the possibility of massive hospital bed shortages. Here's a look at hospital bed occupancy rates, state by state.

The Wall Street Journal says that it's partisan to compare the US pandemic response to Europe. In this episode of The Red Pen — where we do our best to keep op-eds honest — Ian Bremmer and Eurasia Group's Scott Rosenstein point out some flaws in the WSJ's argument.

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