10 things to know for today, Sept. 26, 2019

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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y. holds up a copy of a White House released rough transcript of a phone call between President Donald Trump and the President of Ukraine as Schumer speaks to the media about an impeachment inquiry on President Trump, Wednesday Sept. 25, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(AP) – Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

ACTING INTEL BOSS TO SPEAK

Joseph Maguire is set to testify to Congress about a whistleblower complaint involving Trump. House Democrats who have seen the complaint call it “deeply disturbing.”

DEMOCRATS DEFY IMPEACHMENT RISKS

Democrats are plunging headfirst into an investigation that could jeopardize their House majority, but an emerging consensus is that the risks are worth it.

FORMER FRENCH PRESIDENT JACQUES CHIRAC DEAD AT 86

He was the first leader to acknowledge France’s role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.

UK LEADER FACES BACKLASH OVER CONFRONTATIONAL TONE

Lawmakers are furious with Boris Johnson over his use of confrontational language in Parliament about opponents of his Brexit plan.

AFTER UN VISIT, IRAN FACES DIMINISHING CHOICES

Iran’s forceful defiance since its 1979 revolution has hampered it on the global stage in the face of crippling economic sanctions.

MARIJUANA VAPES TAKE HIT FROM HEALTH SCARE

Unsolved health illnesses are harming the high-flying market, which is looking to reassure customers as the number of those sickened grows.

AS ATTACK DRONES MULTIPLY, ISRAELI FIRMS DEVELOP DEFENSES

A host of Israeli companies develop defense systems they say can detect or destroy incoming drones. But obstacles remain, particularly when operating in crowded urban airspaces.

GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR WIDENS

The Census Bureau reports that the gap between the haves and have-nots in the U.S. grew last year to its highest level in more than 50 years.

‘OK’ HAND GESTURE, ‘BOWLCUT’ ADDED TO HATE SYMBOLS DATABASE

A Jewish civil rights group adds dozens of new entries to its online database of hateful symbols, slogans and memes that white supremacists have adopted and spread.

WALMART’S SAM’S CLUB LAUNCHES HEALTH CARE PILOT

The retail giant is teaming up with several health care companies to offer discounts on everyday care its customers might delay or skip because of the cost.

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