America may be too polarized to deal with impeachment

(CNN)Programming note: In a CNN Special Report, “Presidents Under Fire: The History of Impeachment,” Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, host Fareed Zakaria examines the evolving role of presidential impeachment in US government. Impeachment is a complex issue, with political, legal and historical dimensions. It’s one of the most basic democratic…

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China’s terrifying moves on Hong Kong

(CNN)When the last British governor of Hong Kong sailed out of Victoria Harbor on July 1,1997, many expected the Chinese government to honor pledges to maintain the colony’s basic freedoms, enshrined in the so-called Basic Law — in effect, the territory’s mini-Constitution. That includes a hard crackdown on dissent, especially…

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