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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.

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.

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.

Trump, in Davos to Talk Trade, Lashes Out at Enemies Back Home

By Annie Karni

The White House hoped the president’s trip to the World Economic Forum would shift attention away from impeachment, but an impromptu news conference often turned to the drama in Washington.

The Moderates’ Impeachment Moment

How just a few Republican senators had a key role in determining the scope, and the likely future, of the trial of President Trump.

Chaos as Militants Overran Airfield, Killing 3 Americans in Kenya

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Eric Schmitt, Charlie Savage and Helene Cooper

The brazen Shabab assault at Manda Bay, Kenya, a sleepy seaside base near the Somali border, on Jan. 5 left three Americans dead, raising complex questions about the military’s mission in Africa.

Why Did Alan Dershowitz Say Yes to Trump?

By Steven J. Harper

Serious constitutional scholars don’t accept his defense of the president in the Senate impeachment trial.

Why Trump Persists

By Thomas B. Edsall

Voters are less tolerant, less empathetic and less interested in integrity than many political analysts thought.

What We Know About the Wuhan Coronavirus

By Karen Zraick

A mysterious virus has caused an international outbreak of respiratory illness. Now the infection has arrived in the U.S.

Don’t shun China, urges Merkel at American prize ceremony

By Georgi Gotev

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday (21 January) urged Western global powers to include China in their multilateral system and treat Beijing equally rather than freeze it out and risk slipping into a Cold War-style bipolar order.