I’ve got to hop offline early to catch a train, CivMixers, so I leave you with this: The House Judiciary Committee is moving toward the expected party-line approval of two articles of impeachment, which will send the charges to the full House for a vote.

Also ongoing: Britons are voting in pubs, churches, schools and other polling stations for their next government today – an important moment in a deeply divided country.

A Republican lawmaker named the alleged whistleblower whose complaint led to Trump’s impeachment inquiry, sparking fury from House Democrats.

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg tweaked her Twitter bio to hit back at Trump after the president warned her to “chill” about the crisis threatening to destroy the planet, and she got some backup from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Trump said this morning that the United States is closing in on a trade deal with China, as a weekend decision looms about whether to impose tariffs on $160 billion of consumer products from China.

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said he won’t qualify for the Democratic debate on Dec. 19, but insisted he still has a path to “victory” despite anemic fundraising and a stagnant standing in the polls.

Ten former N.F.L. players, including the former Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis, were accused of defrauding one of the league’s retiree health care benefit programs out of $3.4 million for phony purchases of medical equipment, federal prosecutors said.

Federal regulators are setting up a new three-digit number to reach a suicide prevention hotline in order to make it easier to seek help and reduce the stigma associated with mental health.

Insurance companies operating in New York must provide coverage to people who fall ill due to vaping usage, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.

Just days after the death of a Cohoes six-week-old who was under the care of Rensselaer County Child Protective Services office, county Executive Steve McLaughlin is calling for the state Office of Children and Family Services to review the county office.

A network of small farms in New York is hoping the next state legislative session will bring new support for the local dairy farm industry.

Investigators are probing whether the grisly knife slaying of a Barnard College student, Tessa Majors, at an upper Manhattan park is connected to previous robbery patterns in the area, police sources said.

NYPD detectives today were questioning two teens about Majors’ killing. (They were subsequently released).

A city of Albany work crew cut a gas line this morning, causing a gas leak that forced authorities to evacuate buildings around downtown and several main streets.

A Manhattan judge lamented “the law is stupid” in a startlingly sharp rebuke of sweeping criminal justice reforms on the horizon during bail hearings.

A Saranac man faces a number of charges after state environmental conservation officers say he killed a moose while using artificial light from a vehicle.

New York court officials agreed during a closed-door meeting this week to consider removing a question from the state bar’s application that asks prospective attorneys about their mental health, including any diagnosed conditions.

Pioneer Bank this week filed its long delayed annual report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, detailing the financial loss the Capital Region-based financial institution expects to see after the abrupt September closing of MyPayrollHR.

The state Senate will subpoena up to 67 realtors and real-estate companies to compel them to cooperate with an investigation sparked by a Newsday series on unequal treatment of minority home buyers on Long Island.

A boil water advisory affecting parts of Troy and North Greenbush has been lifted.

Bipartisan legislation that would give undocumented farm workers a path to citizenship and hand farmers more access to visas passed the House this week.

A 52-year-old Albany man was charged with two felony counts of attempted robbery after Colonie police said he tried to rob two restaurants yesterday.

Home-schooling has long been part of the educational landscape, but it’s gotten some renewed attention this year after the state cracked down on childhood vaccinations required for school and eliminated the religious exemption for some 26,000 students across New York.

New York City Transit Authority President Andy Byford rode in the R train conductor’s seat this morning to show solidarity amidst a spike in assaults on transit workers.

The de Blasio administration is rolling out a helpline and crisis intervention service for households enrolled in a homeless program who have found themselves marooned in substandard housing outside of the five boroughs — a program that has drawn legal action and recriminations from neighboring cities.

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