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TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT — The U.S. Senate plunges into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose Trump’s “trifecta” of offenses. By Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller. SENT: 1,640 words, photos, video. With TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-HIGHLIGHTS — Dispute over rules erupts on impeachment's first full day; TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-FACT CHECK — Trump's defense misrepresents the findings of a special counsel's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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CHINA-OUTBREAK — Chinese health authorities urge people in the city of Wuhan to avoid crowds and public gatherings after warning that a new viral illness infecting hundreds of people in the country and causing at least nine deaths could spread further. By Ken Moritsugu. SENT: 830 words, photos. With CHINA-OUTBREAK-US — Washington man is first in U.S. to catch new virus from China; CHINA-OUTBREAK-SCIENCE SAYS — What to know about the viral outbreak in China; NKOREA-CHINA-OUTBREAK — Tour agencies: North Korea bans foreign tourists over new virus. Also see CHINA-OUTBREAK-ECONOMY below.
ELECTION 2020-IOWA — Democratic White House hopefuls are campaigning in the more than two dozen Iowa counties that went from supporting Barack Obama to Donald Trump in 2016. They hope showing up in counties Democrats lost will help prove they can take on Trump this year. By Alexandra Jaffe and Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 850 words, photos. With ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-UNITY — Democratic candidates vow unity, but conflict escalates.
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AUSCHWITZ-HOLOCAUST-POLITICS — Over the next week, world leaders will gather twice to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the most notorious of Nazi Germany’s death camps. That there will be two competing ceremonies — one in Jerusalem and the other at the Auschwitz site in southern Poland— underlines how politically charged World War II remains as nationalist governments in Russia and Poland seek to use their own interpretation of the past for contemporary political gain. By Vanessa Gera and Aron Heller. SENT: 1,010 words, photos.
LEBANON-ANGRY-AT-BANKS — Many Lebanese have for long lived beyond their means, supporting their out-sized spending with loans and remittances from diaspora relatives. A severe financial crisis and unprecedented capital controls have put a stop to this, uniting rich and poor in anger against a banking system they accuse of holding their deposits hostage. By A.J. Naddaff. SENT: 1,110 words, photos.
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-WEINSTEIN — Harvey Weinstein spawned the #MeToo movement. Now, the former film titan is starring in the biggest trial of its era — a landmark moment in a global reckoning that has empowered women while shining a light on power dynamics in workplaces from Hollywood Boulevard to Main Street. By Michael R. Sisak and Tom Hays. SENT: 770 words, photos.
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TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-RULES — After some last-minute changes, the rules for Trump’s impeachment trial largely follow the ones used during the trial of former President Bill Clinton. SENT: 910 words, photo. TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-ATTENTION SPAN — Stay awake: Senators struggle to stay focused on impeachment.
TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-ROBERTS — Chief Justice John Roberts draws little attention to himself while presiding at his first impeachment trial. SENT: 920 words, photos.
WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
KANSAS-ST-KANSAS — Ugly brawl breaks out at end of Kansas State-Kansas game. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.
CHILD DEATHS-PHOENIX — Police: Mother says she killed three kids found in Phoenix home. SENT: 420 words, photos, video.
MEXICO-US COUPLE SLAIN — Fifth body found on Tijuana lot; suspect remains in custody. SENT: 350 words.
SKOREA-TRANSGENDER SOLDIER — South Korean military decides to discharge transgender soldier. SENT: 320 words, photo.
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INDIA-CITIZENSHIP LAW — India's top court begins hearing dozens of petitions seeking the revocation of amendments to the citizenship law following nationwide protests and a security crackdown that led to more than 20 deaths. SENT: 610 words, photos.
BOLIVIA-ERASING EVO — Across Bolivia, the interim government is taking down statues, painting over murals, changing the names of soccer fields and stadiums, and trying to erase the legacy of exiled former President Evo Morales. SENT: 960 words, photos.
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CONVERSION-THERAPY-BAN-UTAH — The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it. SENT: 430 words, photos. UPCOMING: News conference at 11 a.m.
CHINA-OUTBREAK-ECONOMY — News that a new virus that has afflicted hundreds of people in central China can spread between humans rattles financial markets and raises concern it might wallop the economy just as it might be regaining momentum. By Business Writer Elaine Kurtenbach. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.
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HALL OF FAME-LOOKING AHEAD — Derek Jeter's election to the Hall of Fame marks the seventh straight year with at least one first-ballot honoree, a streak that will probably end in 2021. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. SENT: 600 words, photos.
AUSTRALIAN OPEN — American teenager Coco Gauff sets up another showdown against Naomi Osaka in a Grand Slam tournament By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. SENT: 960 words, photos.
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GRAMMYS-OUSTED-CEO — The ousted Grammys CEO fires back at the Recording Academy, alleging that she was removed after complaining about sexual harassment and pay disparities and for calling out conflicts of interest in the nomination process for music's most prestigious awards. By Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.
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