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November 4, 2019
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 1989, file photo East Berliners queue outside a West Berlin bank to receive the 100-Deutsche-Mark "welcome money" the West German government gives all East Germans as financial help. The abrupt fall of the Wall in 1989 and lightning speed that reunification took place took everyone by surprise at the time and was a shock to the system for some 16 million East Germans. Unrealistic expectations combined with other factors have helped lead to today’s discontent, providing fertile ground for the far-right. (AP Photo/Udo Weitz, File)
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 1989, file photo East Berliners queue outside a West Berlin bank to receive the 100-Deutsche-Mark "welcome money" the West German government gives all East Germans as financial help. The abrupt fall of the Wall in 1989 and lightning speed that reunification took place took everyone by surprise at the time and was a shock to the system for some 16 million East Germans. Unrealistic expectations combined with other factors have helped lead to today’s discontent, providing fertile ground for the far-right. (AP Photo/Udo Weitz, File)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. WHAT THE WHISTLEBLOWER IN UKRAINE SCANDAL IS WILLING TO DO

The person has offered to answer written questions submitted by House Republicans, the person’s lawyer says.

2. WHERE LEAD IN WATER IS WORSE THAN FLINT

Some Canadians are being exposed to dangerous levels of lead in their drinking water, in some cities at higher levels than Flint, Michigan, according to an investigation by a consortium of news organizations, including The Associated Press.

3. IRAN MARKS 1979 TAKEOVER OF US EMBASSY WITH NUKE ANNOUNCEMENT

The head of Iran’s nuclear program says Tehran is now operating 60 IR-6 advanced centrifuges in violation of its atomic deal with world powers. The comments came as Iranians mark the 40th anniversary of the start of the 444-day hostage crisis.

4. WHOSE TESTIMONY ARE DEMOCRATS SEEKING IN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY

Democrats have called in 11 witnesses, including Energy Secretary Rick Perry and former national security adviser John Bolton. It’s unclear whether any of them will come to Capitol Hill.

5. PRESIDENT INVITES ASEAN LEADERS TO ‘SPECIAL SUMMIT’

Trump was a no-show to the ongoing annual summit in Thailand but offers to host the Southeast Asian leaders in the United States early next year.

6. EAST-WEST DIVIDE REMAINS IN GERMANY

The economy is growing and unemployment is down, but many people in the former East Germany still feel like second-class citizens 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

7. TRUMP CAN BEGIN TO PULL US FROM PARIS CLIMATE DEAL

The withdrawal process, after a mandatory three-year wait to leave, can begin Monday but will take a year to complete.

8. THIS SOCIAL MEDIA CEO IS ON THE OUTS WITH DEMOCRATS

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is facing hostility for the company’s conduct and refusal to fact-check political ads and remove false ones.

9. WHAT CAUSED MCDONALD’S CEO TO STEP DOWN

Former president and CEO Steve Easterbrook violated company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee.

10. BALTIMORE ENDS NEW ENGLAND’S WINNING STREAK

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson beat the NFL’s stingiest defense, accounting for three touchdowns and directing a dominant running game in a 37-20 victory.