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McConnell’s Impeachment Scam

By Noah Bookbinder

The Senate has a duty to conduct a fair and full trial. The Republican leader is trying to make sure they can’t.

Weinstein Trial Begins, 2 Years After Accusations Led to #MeToo

By Jan Ransom and Alan Feuer

Prosecutors are portraying the producer as a serial rapist, while his lawyers maintain that his accusers consented to sex with him.

Could This Be the End of Fairway Markets, a New York Institution?

By Azi Paybarah and Matthew Haag

Speculation of the grocery chain’s possible closings set off lamentations on social media though some said the chain had lost its luster.

Bezos Phone May Have Been Hacked by Saudi Leader, U.N. Experts Say

By Michael Schwirtz

Two prominent U.N. rights experts lent their weight to explosive new allegations that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince hacked the cellphone of Jeff Bezos, owner of the Washington Post, to “influence, if not silence,” its reporting.

Trump Opens Door to Cuts to Medicare and Other Entitlement Programs

By Alan Rappeport and Maggie Haberman

The president signaled a willingness to scale back Medicare, a shift from his 2016 platform of protecting welfare programs.

As a Deadly Virus Spreads, China Controls the Narrative

By Li Yuan

Beijing has responded faster to the new threat than it did with SARS, but it still silences and punishes those who veer from the official line, with potentially damaging consequences.

Kansas and Kansas State Brawl in a Blowout

By Victor Mather

There is discipline expected for a fracas that spilled from the court into fan seating. No one appeared to be hurt.

Having Children, Breastfeeding May Cut Risk of Early Menopause

By Nicholas Bakalar

Pregnancy and breastfeeding may cut the risk of entering menopause before age 45.

France’s palm oil tax saga continues

By Aline Robert

French NGOs and multinational oil and gas company Total continue their arm-wrestling over the tax status of palm oil used in crop-based biofuels. EURACTIV France reports.

​South Korea Discharges Soldier Who Underwent Sex-Change Surgery

By Choe Sang-Hun

In a first for the country, an active-duty South Korean soldier faced a military panel that decided whether she was fit to serve after a gender-reassignment operation.

Bernie Sanders Has Narrow Lead in New National Poll

By Matt Stevens

The survey, conducted for CNN, is the first national debate-qualifying poll showing Mr. Sanders in the lead. Joe Biden was close behind in the poll and led another.

Impeachment Trial Schedule Explained

By Michael D. Shear

The rules adopted by the Senate early Wednesday lay out a timeline for a trial that could be over in two weeks — or stretch much longer.

Put Alexa and Siri to Work

By J. D. Biersdorfer

Voice-activated helpers can automate life’s little chores, once you get the hang of them.

The First Time I Said, β€˜I’m Trans’

By Jennifer Finney Boylan

Looking back on two decades in which things got better and much worse.

Serbia-Kosovo Flights to Resume Under U.S.-Brokered Deal

By Melissa Eddy

It takes more than five hours to drive between the capitals of the two countries, but only 25 minutes to fly. A deal on flights is seen as a step toward détente between the neighbors.

Time to restore our forest heritage, not plant more lonely trees

By Peter Wohlleben

Donald Trump surprised environmentalists when he announced the US would join the World Economic Forum’s one trillion tree planting initiative, writes Peter Wohlleben. However such schemes can turn into disasters if they aren't implemented the right way, he warns.

Von der Leyen vows a green, digital, geopolitical EU in Davos

By Beatriz Rios reporting from Davos

Ursula von der Leyen made her international debut as the European Commission chief as she set out her political agenda before the global economic elite at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday (22 January).