Can Democrats keep impeachment spicy?

Amber Phillips on the opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial. Anna Fifield and Lena Sun on the rapidly spreading coronavirus. And David Fahrenthold reports on how Trump’s D.C. hotel blurs lines of private interests and public life.
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House managers make case against Trump 
House managers, led by Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), began presenting three days of opening arguments Wednesday in the historic Senate impeachment trial of President Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Reporter Amber Phillips walks us through the first day of arguments, and why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wants us to be bored.

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Outbound travel from Wuhan suspended 
A new strain of coronavirus has infected hundreds of people and killed more than a dozen, according to the Chinese government. Cases have been confirmed in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and the United States. 

The epicenter of the rapidly spreading strain is suspected to be a market in Wuhan, China, according to The Post’s Beijing bureau chief, Anna Fifield.

Lena Sun is The Post’s infectious-diseases reporter. She says there is no known cure for this particular strain. The World Health Organization is expected to meet Thursday to discuss whether the coronavirus is an international public health emergency, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued health control alerts nationwide.

Chinese authorities have suspended outbound travel from Wuhan, beginning Thursday morning, in hopes of stemming the spread of the disease. 

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Trump’s D.C. hotel a ‘breeding ground’ for impeachment drama
“We started mapping out all the places where the impeachment drama unfolded,” reporter David Fahrenthold says. “Most of them are in the lobby of the Trump hotel.” 

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