The Daily Populous

Thursday October 17th, 2019 evening edition

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Representative Elijah Cummings, of Baltimore, died early Thursday at the age of 68, his office said.

Representative Elijah Cummings is seen overseeing a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., in July Reuters.

"He was not just a great congressman, he was a great man," House Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on MSNBC Thursday morning.

He was a passionate and dedicated public servant whose countless contributions made our state and our country better.".

President Trump praised Cummings' "strength, passion and wisdom" in a tweet, despite the insults he hurled at Cummings this summer.

"My warmest condolences to the family and many friends of Congressman Elijah Cummings.

According to The Baltimore Sun, Cummings' seat will remain vacant until a special election is held. »

The Battle of Trindade

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The British ship HMS Carmania sunk the German ship Cap Trafalgar, on the 14 September 1914 in a bloody clash in the South Atlantic.

Cap Trafalgar went west and the two colliers withdrew away from the impending battle between Carmania and the Cap Trafalgar.

It was rescued the next day by British Navy ships and bought into the Brazilian port of Pernambuco. »

Trump directed me to work with Giuliani to push Ukraine on investigations: Sondland

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"Nothing about that request raised any red flags for me, Ambassador Volker, or Ambassador Taylor," Sondland will say.

In his testimony Thursday, Sondland will confirm that after receiving that message, he called Trump directly and asked him what he wanted from Ukraine.

Sondland is the sixth person to testify in the impeachment inquiry led by the House Intelligence, Oversight, and Foreign Affairs committees. »