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Thursday September 26th, 2019 morning edition

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U.S. President Donald Trump departs at the conclusion of a news conference on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, New York, U.S., September 25, 2019.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted 421-0 on Wednesday for a resolution calling on President Donald Trump to release a whistleblower complaint to Congress, despite the administration letting them view the classified document at secure locations in the U.S. Capitol.

Two House members voted present and 10 did not vote.

The document is central to the impeachment inquiry into the Republican president announced on Tuesday by the Democratic House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, after reports that Trump had tried to put pressure on Ukraine’s president to help smear a political rival.

The Senate passed a similar resolution by unanimous voice vote on Tuesday.

Republicans joined Democrats in backing the release of the document, after many lawmakers argued that Trump’s associates were defying a law calling for whistleblower complaints to be sent to Congress if they are found to be credible. »

Majority of House supports impeachment inquiry

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A majority of the House now backs impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, a significant milestone as Democrats move rapidly on an impeachment inquiry.

Since the start of the year, a steady stream of Democrats has backed impeachment proceedings or even outright impeachment — either through public statements or votes. »

Boston Dynamics' Scary Quadruped Robots Are Now Roaming the World Free

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Boston Dynamics has announced that Spot — its quadruped robot — is now available for sale for any company with good ideas.

According to Boston Dynamics, Spot is also quite durable with an IP54 protection rating against shocks, water, and dirt.

Apparently, corporate customers are lining up to snatch one, which will involve a leasing program, not a simple one-time-payment purchase. »

Attacks on Greta Thunberg Come from a Coordinated Network of Climate Change Deniers

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It is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story.

But understanding where those attackers come from, ideologically and professionally, casts an important light on some of their dark statements.

Two National Rally MPs recently boycotted her visit to France, and AfD representatives have made coordinated attacks on social media. »