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Schools across the country are using the impeachment debate in Congress to teach students about the Constitution, presidential power and earlier impeachment cases, AP reports.

Why it matters: Experts say it's a good opportunity for teachers to put current events in the curriculum and strengthen debate skills on constitutional and procedural facts versus students' personal beliefs.

In a writing prompt published in the New York Times, teenagers shared their opinions on whether the impeachment inquiry is appropriate to discuss in classrooms. Many said yes, but some said they weren't interested in their teachers trying to influence their students’ opinions.

  • Still, some North Carolina high school students expressed their opinion that members of Congress "had already made up their minds and wouldn’t be swayed," AP writes.
  • If teachers want to shy away from controversy and the Trump presidency, history and impeachment is a safe bet, per AP.

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 12:30 a.m. ET: 20,620,847 — Total deaths: 748,416— Total recoveries: 12,770,718Map.
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Bob Woodward's new book details letters between Trump and Kim Jong-un

Bob Woodward during a 2019 event in Los Angele. Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images

Journalist Bob Woodward has obtained "25 personal letters exchanged" between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for his new book, "Rage," publisher Simon & Schuster revealed on Wednesday.

Details: In the letters, "Kim describes the bond between the two leaders as out of a 'fantasy film,' as the two leaders engage in an extraordinary diplomatic minuet," according to a description of the book posted on Amazon.

Dozens of Confederate symbols removed in wake of George Floyd's death

A statue of Confederate States President Jefferson Davis lies on the street after protesters pulled it down in Richmond, Virginia, in June. Photo: Parker Michels-Boyce/AFP via Getty Images

59 Confederate symbols have been removed, relocated or renamed since anti-racism protests began over George Floyd's death, a new Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) report finds.

Why it matters: That's a marked increase on previous years, per the report, which points out just 16 Confederate monuments were affected in 2019.