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It’s October 15th. Today, we Skimm’d This: 

  • Lawmakers talked to a third US official involved with Ukraine policy today as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry. We’ll break down what information the latest depositions could unearth.
  • English soccer stars were targeted with racial slurs at a match in Bulgaria yesterday, reigniting the debate over how to keep hate out of sports.
  • A new California law prohibits high school classes from starting earlier than 8:30 am.
  • And Britain’s top literary prize breaks its own rules by honoring a pair of writers.

Three senior US officials have answered questions from House lawmakers in recent days, even as the White House has pushed to limit or block officials from complying with an ongoing impeachment probe. We’ll explain how Marie Yovanovitch, Fiona Hall, and George Kent fit into the investigation of President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. Meanwhile, the sports world is up in arms after players on England’s men’s national soccer team were targeted with racial slurs at a match in Bulgaria. We’ll look at the ways sports officials are trying to rid hate from the game. Also on today’s show: good news for sleepy California teens, and the Booker Prize makes a big exception for two exceptional women.