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Impeachment news roundup: Oct. 14 House committees will hear from more administration insiders this week on details of the delay of an aid deal to Ukraine as they continue their impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump.

Bid On Works By Emerging DC Artists At This All-Night Party As part of Transformer's relationship with the Goethe Institute, works by a number German artists will be in the auction, including a pair of icy-blue, crystalized Adidas socks by Miriam Jonas. German ambassador Emily Haber will also serve as diplomatic chair for the event.

Space of the Week: A Modern-Glam Townhouse in DC's West End Metal finishes, statement-making chandeliers, punches of color, and a bit of bold pattern add glamor and playfulness. Her biggest challenge: The long narrow spaces, combined with the clients' request for plenty of seating. "We opted for furniture with curves to emphasize flow," says Saint Claire.

Here Are Some of the Best Free Fitness Classes Around DC This Week: October 14 - 20 Where to work out for free in Washington this week.

Random Reader Rant and/or Revel Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n. Many folks have off today so for those that do have fun, for those that don't - rant away!! We'll be back to our normal schedule tomorrow. You can talk about whatever is on your mind - quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions / thoughts you may have.

Brexit talks face uphill struggle as deadline looms Brexit negotiators were meeting again Monday in an attempt to allow Britain to leave the European Union with a divorce deal at the end of the month.

The Latest: Borrell: time to 'normalize' Catalan situation MADRID - The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists :. Spain's foreign minister says that the sentencing of a dozen pro-Catalan independence politicians and activists opens an opportunity to "normalize" the situation in the northeastern Spanish region.

Indonesia province shuts schools as haze from fires returns PALEMBANG, Indonesia - Thick, noxious haze from new deliberately set fires blanketed parts of Indonesia's Sumatra island on Monday after days of improving air quality, causing school closings and flight delays.

Far-right groups protest Ukrainian president's peace plan KYIV, Ukraine - As police watched warily, far-right and nationalist groups protested Monday in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, expressing anger at President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his long-awaited peace plan for eastern Ukraine.

India restores post-paid cellphone services in Kashmir SRINAGAR, India - Postpaid cellphone services were restored in India-administered Kashmir on Monday, more than two months after India's government downgraded the region's semi-autonomy and imposed a security and communications lockdown.

AP Explains: A look at the verdict in Spain separatist trial BARCELONA, Spain - A dozen Catalan politicians and activists have been convicted on charges of sedition, misuse of public funds and disobedience for their role in an illegal and failed secession attempt for the northeastern region of Spain in 2017.

WTO body formally OKs US sanctions against EU in Airbus case GENEVA - The World Trade Organization has formally given the go-ahead for the United States to impose trade sanctions on up to $7.5 billion worth of European Union goods following a ruling that European plane maker Airbus received illegal subsidies.

Conservatives dominate Polish vote, capitalize on spending WARSAW, Poland - Poland's conservative ruling Law and Justice party capitalized on its popular social spending policies to do even better at the ballot box than when it swept to power four years ago, according to nearly complete results reported Monday.

Spain hands Catalans lengthy prison terms over secession bid MADRID - Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced 12 prominent former Catalan politicians and activists to lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2017 bid to take the wealthy region out of Spain and create a new European country.

The Latest: EU looks to stop arm sales to Turkey BEIRUT - The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria :. The European Union has unanimously condemned Turkey's military move into northern Syria and asked all member states to stop selling arms to Ankara.

The Latest: UK to end free movement for EU citizens in 2021 LONDON - The Latest on Brexit :. The British government says it will end free movement from the European Union in 2021 as part of post-Brexit immigration reforms. Plans for an immigration bill have been announced Monday in the Queen's Speech, which outlines the programs of new Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government.

Do California power shutoffs work? Hard to know, experts say SAN FRANCISCO - Millions of Californians spent part of the week in the dark in an unprecedented effort by the state's large electrical utilities to prevent another devastating wildfire. It was the fifth time Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

Atwood tipped by UK bookmakers to win fiction's Booker Prize Founded in 1969, the prize is open to English-language authors from around the world. The prize, which often delivers a big boost in sales and profile to the winner, was sponsored for 18 years by investment firm Man Group and known as the Man Booker Prize.

Asian stocks gain after US-China announce truce on tariffs BEIJING - Asian stock markets have risen after Washington and Beijing announced a truce on tariff hikes in a trade war. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday.

US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible WASHINGTON - The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos, cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey's invasion could fuel a broader war. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that President Donald Trump had directed U.S.

UPCOMING: MAGIC + COMEDY: Tonight! “Hocus Joke Us" Comedy Open Mic and Magic Show at Madam's Organ in Adams Morgan MON, Oct 14 from 9:00 pm - 11:30 "Hocus Joke Us" Monday Night Comedy Open Mic and Magic Show in Adams Morgan featuring mentalist and magician Alain Nu and new co-host c…

Japan looks for missing after typhoon, warns of mudslides TOKYO - Rescue crews in Japan dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left as many as 36 dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan.

China's trade with US shrinks again in September BEIJING - China's trade with the United States fell by double digits again in September amid a tariff war that threatens to tip the global economy into recession. Exports to the United States, China's biggest foreign market, fell 17.8% to $36.5 billion, a deterioration from August's 16% decline, customs data showed Monday.

Samba, Amazon fruits and fish at Brazil's Ver-O-Peso market BELEM, Brazil - Exotic Amazonian fruits, medicinal tonics with natural ingredients from the rainforest that claim to cure it all and freshwater fish served fried with a side of thick, deep purple acai juice. Bands huddled in a circle that sing, tap on tambourines and bang drums to the rhythm of Samba.

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