In brief, White House to urge swift Senate acquittal of Trump

The White House will argue in a legal brief that the two articles of impeachment against President Trump are “deficient on their face” because the charges don’t involve any violations of law, according to people working with Trump’s legal team.

Lev Parnas’s feverish text messages show wide reach among Ukraine’s oligarchs

The Florida businessman, whose family moved to the United States from the Soviet Union when he was a child, has said he was part of a multi-pronged effort to help President Trump’s reelection campaign.
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Campaign 2020

With Iowa caucuses looming, Democratic candidates ramp up their attacks

The pent-up feuds are unspooling at an unpredictable moment, with a quartet of candidates essentially tied in the state.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta, land in New Delhi in 1959. (AP)
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta, land in New Delhi in 1959. (AP)
Retropolis
The Past, Rediscovered

‘To India I come as a pilgrim’: Martin Luther King Jr.’s remarkable trip to honor his hero

The civil rights icon wanted to follow in Mohandas Gandhi's footsteps. In 1959, he did, literally, on a life-changing trip to India.

The Chiefs and 49ers will square off in Super Bowl LIV. Here’s what you need to know about the game.

The key for the Kansas City Chiefs will be slowing a 49ers defensive line stuffed with stars, while the San Francisco 49ers need to contain the reigning league MVP, quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
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Visual Story

Advocates from across the U.S. rally

Voices of the Movement
From the Archives
Listen as civil rights leaders recall the moment they heard of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death.
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Police said an armed security guard engaged the assailant outside the bar, but few other details were immediately available.
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Analysis
This year’s conclave of global elites will be the 50th since it was launched in 1971, marking a fitful half century of political turmoil and economic boom and bust.
In a speech at a charity event in London, Harry said that he and his wife had “no other option” but to stand down. He praised Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of his family for supporting the couple in recent months.
Fact Checker
Analysis
The president said more false or misleading claims in 2019 as he did in 2017 and 2018 combined.
Beijing has confirmed 205 cases of the virus, 136 of them this last weekend alone. The virus is spreading just as 400 million people prepare to travel for the Chinese New Year.
The agreement illustrates how a president who once railed against financial industry greed and vowed to remake the GOP as a “workers’ party” has prioritized corporate America’s desires.
Bong Joon-Ho’s “Parasite” made history at the awards ceremony, becoming the first foreign-language film to win the ceremony’s top prize: best cast in a motion picture.
Perspective

The National Archives once stood for independence. That mission has been compromised.

After its photo-altering blunder, the holder of the nation’s records may need to get out of the exhibition business.
In Case You Missed It

He helped make burgers safer. Now he’s fighting food poisoning again.

Bill Marler, who represented hundreds of Jack in the Box victims in the 1990s, wants to ban dozens of strains of salmonella.
By The Way

Map out your visits to national parks around their free-entry days

Since the entrance charge is waived on five dates, a Park Service insider has tips on getting the most out of your trip in specific regions of the country.
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