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Democrats are urging people to flood the Senate switchboard with calls as part of their effort to pressure Republicans into allowing witnesses and evidence to be considered during the impeachment trial of President Trump

Breaking News: The first U.S. case of the Wuhan coronavirus has been confirmed in Washington State, federal officials said. The virus has spread from China to at least 4 other countries.

Rep. Adam Schiff: "Last night we received for the first time the text of the McConnell resolution that will govern the trial, and we can see why this resolution was kept from us and the American people."

Pat Cipollone: "Obstruction for going to court? It's an act of patriotism to defend the constitutional rights of the president because if they can do it to the president, they could do it to any of you, and they could do it to any American citizen. That's wrong."

BREAKING: First American case of new strain of coronavirus

NEW STRAND OF CORONAVIRUS - Six people have died, over three hundred infected - Originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan - Cases detected in South Korea, Thailand, Japan and the US - Respiratory illness that can spread through human contact - Emerged from animals

Statement from The Intercept on today’s accusations filed by Brazil’s Public Ministry against journalist Glenn Greenwald.

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Rep. Adam Schiff to senators: "You have all now sworn an oath ... not to the legislative leadership, not to the managers or even to the chief justice. You have sworn an oath to do impartial justice. That oath binds you. That oath supersedes all else."

Sen. Chuck Schumer: "If the president believes his impeachment is so brazen and wrong, why won't he show us why?" "If the president's case is so weak that none of the president's men can defend him under oath, shame on him ..."

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Scoops of the Day

69% of respondents in new CNN poll say the Senate trial should feature testimony from new witnesses who did not testify in the House inquiry...

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“The public now knows why Leader McConnell has been hiding his resolution: the Clinton comparison was a lie. Clearly and sadly, Leader McConnell has misled the American people.” - @NancyPelosi 

Greta Thunberg breaks from panel question to read data on climate change: "I know you don't want to talk about this. But I assure you, I will continue to repeat these numbers until you do." #Davos2020 

JUST IN: The House says Trump's top impeachment lawyer, White House counsel Pat Cipollone, is a "material fact witness" and must disclose evidence before the start of the trial.

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NBC News: Giuliani associate Lev Parnas asks AG William Barr to recuse himself from his case: Latest details from the letter -- which was faxed -- earlier today:

Hong Kong's Chinese New Year fairs get a protest makeover

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This is a look inside BTS' meteoric rise

"We’re looking at perhaps the guiltiest president that there’s ever been. The question is whether we’re going to stand up and defend our constitutional order or if we’re going to let him get away with this." - Rep. Raskin

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Scoops of the Week

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as thousands rally in ongoing anti-China protests

What happened to an overworked doctor at a hospital in China

Analysis: President Trump made 16,241 false or misleading claims in his first three years

View of the gun rights rally taking place outside of the Virginia State Capital to protest proposed gun control laws from the legislature’s Democratic majority #Richmond2ARally  #Virginia2A 

POMPEO on @hughhewitt  re: Lev Parnas: "Never met him." Q: How about surveillance of Marie Yovanovitch? "I never heard about this at all, Hugh. Until the story broke, to the best of my recollection had never heard of this at all."

Prince Harry has expressed "great sadness that it has come to this" in his first public statement since Buckingham Palace announced he and his wife, Meghan, will end their royal duties -- but he also said that "there really was no other option."

In Australia, people have been filming rolling clouds of dust sweeping across New South Wales. The massive dust storms blanketed entire towns and blacked out the sun over the weekend.

"I basically told Devin Nunes and attorney that they can take that letter and shove it." @tedlieu  says that Nunes' lawyer threatened Lieu if he doesn't apologize for saying Nunes and Parnas conspired to 'undermine our own govt.' "I'm right." #Hardball 

Most dangerous places to live, 2019. 1. Brazil 2. South Africa 3. Nigeria 4. Argentina 5. India 6. Peru 7. Kenya 8. Ukraine 9. Turkey 10. Colombia 11. Mexico 12. UK 13. Egypt 14. Philippines 15. Italy 16. US 17. Indonesia 18. Greece 19. Kuwait 20. Thailand (InterNations)

@KatieSowers  continues to make NFL history 🙌 She will be the first female to coach in a Super Bowl, as the 49ers take on the Chiefs next month.

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