In this May 1, 2019 file photo, Juice WRLD accepts the award for top new artist at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Chicago police said they're conducting an investigation into the rapper's death after a medical emergency Dec. 8, 2019, at Chicago's Midway International Airport. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP File)
5 national stories of the week
Editor’s Note: This listicle is part of a weekly series by The Ball State Daily News summarizing five stories from across the United States. All summaries are based on stories published by The Associated Press.
Articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the public being misled about the Afghanistan War, unintentional shootings by law enforcement officers, the Golden Globe nominations and rapper Juice WRLD’s death make up this week’s five national stories.
House Democrats have announced two articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The charges unveiled Tuesday stem from Trump’s pressure on Ukraine to announce investigations of his political rivals as he withheld aid to the country. Earlier Tuesday, Trump tweeted he did “NOTHING” wrong and that impeaching a president with his record would be “sheer Political Madness!”
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The U.S. government across three White House administrations misled the public about failures in the Afghanistan war, often suggesting success where it didn’t exist, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. They reveal deep frustrations about America’s conduct of the Afghanistan war, including the ever-changing U.S. strategy, struggles to develop an effective Afghan fighting force and persistent failures to defeat the Taliban and combat government corruption.
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An Associated Press investigation documented 1,422 unintentional shootings by law enforcement officers at 258 agencies since 2012. Twenty-two occurred at schools or college campuses, raising doubts about whether more guns would keep students safe. At least nine states have passed laws allowing employees to carry firearms at K-12 school grounds and 19 states allow anyone with permission from a school authority to be armed at schools.
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With 34 total nominations, including four films up for best picture and four series nominated for the top television awards, a Netflix wave swept over the 77th Golden Globe nominations. Noah Baumbach’s divorce drama “Marriage Story” led all films with six nominations including best picture, drama, Baumbach’s script, Laura Dern’s supporting performance, Randy Newman’s score and acting nods for its two leads, Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson.
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Rapper Juice WRLD died Sunday after a “medical emergency” at Chicago’s Midway International Airport. Acting on a tip that a private plane coming from Los Angeles was carrying guns and drugs, federal agents and Chicago police officers were waiting at the airport. A federal agent administered the opioid antidote Narcan to the performer, who briefly woke up incoherent but later died, after the rapper’s girlfriend said he had been taking the opioid painkiller Percocet.
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