Hard Numbers: Republican Support for Impeachment Has Risen

10,000: A new report by the Syria Study Group, an expert panel appointed by the US Congress, warns that as many as 10,000 ISIS fighters are currently being held in shabby and overburdened pop-up prisons in the Northeastern part of the country. ISIS has lost its caliphate but the threat continues.


47: A fresh poll conducted by CNN shows that 47 percent of respondents say they favor impeachment of President Donald Trump. That's up from 41 percent in May, largely because Republican support for impeachment jumped 6 points to 14 percent.

$1000: Indonesia will now charge tourists $1,000 for a yearlong right to visit Komodo Island, home to the famous dragons of the same name. This plan to cut runaway tourism replaces an earlier, less lucrative proposal to close the island altogether. Popular but overcrowded destinations like Venice, the Taj Mahal, and Mount Everest are all struggling with "overtourism" amid a boom in cheap flights and a growing global middle class.

30: One of the stars of China's 70th anniversary military parade yesterday was the Dongfeng-41, an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the United States (or anywhere else within 9,000 miles) in just 30 minutes. China's military also showed off a new missile, the Dongfeng-17, which relies on a hard-to-detect hypersonic glider to deliver its lethal payload.

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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