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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Kathleen Parker: It's tough enough keeping count of the former Trump associates who've been indicted, convicted or imprisoned. With startling regularity, new names emerge on what seems a bottomless list of scoundrels and grifters. Trump has inflicted his own crude, self-aggrandizing pathologies on the nation, and he brought along a revolving cadre of sycophants and criminals to enable his delusional ambitions. read more


The number of people already infected by the mystery virus emerging in China is far greater than official figures suggest, scientists have told the BBC. read more


Jonathan Chait: One of the main defenses against impeachment that Republicans constructed on President Trump's behalf is that he supposedly withheld military aid from Ukraine only because he was concerned about corruption. read more


House Democrats released new documents Friday evening showing extensive contact between an associate of President Trump's personal attorney and an aide to the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee regarding the effort to obtain material from Ukrainian prosecutors that would be damaging to former vice president Joe Biden. read more


The National Archives acknowledged this week that it altered a photograph of the Women's March, which took place the day after President Trump's inauguration in 2017, to blur some signs held by marchers that were critical of the president. read more


Friday, January 17, 2020

The proposed rule by the Agriculture Department, coming on the former first lady's birthday, would give schools more latitude to decide how much fruit to offer during breakfast and what types of vegetables to include in meals. It would also broaden what counts as a snack. read more


America's food inspectors are warning that "unsafe" pork is likely making it to consumers under a change in rules for meat inspection. read more


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday publicly committed to look into the possible surveillance of former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch -- more than 48 hours after the evidence of potential monitoring emerged and more than 24 hours after Ukraine announced its own investigation into the matter. read more


A new Washington Post-Ipsos poll finds that 83% of African Americans across the country believe President Trump is a racist and he's exacerbated the country's race problems while in office. read more


Jeffrey Epstein used his private hideaway in the U.S. Virgin Islands to sexually abuse numerous underage girls for nearly two decades -- tracking their availability and movements through a computerized database, according to a new lawsuit. read more


Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has defended the country's armed forces after it admitted shooting down a passenger plane by mistake. read more


Federal officials say Pacific Gas and Electric Co. owes the government nearly $4 billion, and if they can't get the payment request resolved as part of the utility's bankruptcy case, they may later have to ask wildfire victims for a portion of the money instead. read more


As far as impressing your potential new boss goes, discovering a planet on day three of your internship at NASA is up there. That's what happened to 17-year-old Wolf Cukier while helping out at the space agency in the United States. He was checking images from its super-strength satellite when he noticed something strange. It turned out to be a new planet, 1,300 light years away from Earth. read more


MLB.com: The Giants rounded out new manager Gabe Kapler's coaching staff by adding two Major League assistant coaches on Thursday, including former Sacramento State softball player Alyssa Nakken, who is poised to become the first woman to hold a coaching position on a big league staff. read more


In the immediate aftermath of the Iranian ballistic missile strike against two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops, President Donald Trump took to Twitter assuring the American public that "all is well." read more


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