Trump’s defense team urges senators to end proceedings quickly

Four GOP senators would have to join with Democrats to produce the majority needed to call witnesses — an outcome the Senate majority leader has sought to avoid since it could invite new controversy.

Anatomy of a ‘smear’: How Bolton became a target of the pro-Trump Internet

The 24 hours that followed revelations about the former national security adviser’s book showed how the president’s most fervent online supporters use conspiracy theories to defend him.
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Can the coronavirus be contained? Unknowns complicate response.

Three weeks after the coronavirus emerged as a health crisis, experts can’t yet say whether their efforts will succeed at containing an infection that threatens more than 14 countries.
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Trump’s Mideast ‘deal of the century’ is no deal at all

The administration’s vision for peace outlines a scenario in which Israel maintains sovereignty west of the Jordan river, a capital in an undivided Jerusalem, and control over Jewish enclaves and settlements in the Palestinian territories. The Palestinians, meanwhile, get not much.

Lack of ‘black box’ could hinder Bryant crash probe

The coroner said it had recovered all nine bodies from the crash scene. Four of the people on board, including Kobe Bryant, were formally identified.
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Super Bowl LIV, by the numbers

From George Kittle to Travis Kelce to Nick Bosa to Patrick Mahomes, here are the key figures to know.

Who’s paying for Trump’s impeachment defense?

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Campaign 2020
In Iowa, second choices are critical, since the state’s caucuses force some voters to choose another candidate before the caucus is over. On Tuesday, new data emerged looking at this question on a national level.
Senators blasted State Department officials for holding a closed-door session when none of the information they shared was classified. The House is expected to vote this week on two measures limiting the president’s ability to engage in hostilities against Iran.
The Prince George's County police chief said that bringing such a charge against an officer within 24 hours of an incident is “unprecedented.” William Green, 43, was killed while sitting in the passenger side of a police car with his hands cuffed behind his back.
The biggest jolt to British politics in a generation won’t be felt by most until the end of an 11-month transition period. That’s when everyone will see a profound change in Britain’s relationship with Europe and the world.
Historians have unearthed hundreds of photos of the camp and other key sites in the Nazi extermination machine, stashed for decades in albums belonging to the camp’s deputy commandant and in the attic and cupboards of the family home.
The watch owner greeted the final dollar estimate with closed eyes and a word that was bleeped out.

Facebook will now show you exactly how it stalks you — even when you’re not using Facebook

The new Off-Facebook Activity tool reminds us we’re living in a reality TV program where we forget the cameras are always on. Here are the privacy settings to change now.
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Hotels are rewarding travelers for opting out of housekeeping. But where does that leave workers?

Hotels around the world are offering guests loyalty points or vouchers to forego cleaning service during their stays, couching the option as a green choice. But critics say the opt-out programs are harmful for housekeepers.

The completely correct guide to eating and drinking on a plane

One must choose one's plane food wisely. The first order of business: Leave your tuna salad sandwich behind.
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