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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.

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.

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.

​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.

Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak Forces Chinese to Rethink Travel Plans

By Amy Qin and Vivian Wang

A senior health official warned that the annual Spring Festival holiday travel rush would complicate efforts to contain the outbreak, as the official death toll nearly doubled.

A Late Push to Find Wildfire Victims Doubles PG&E Claims

By Ivan Penn

The number of individuals seeking compensation from the utility more than doubled in just over two months.

Alone on a Mountaintop, Awaiting a Very Hard Rain

By Yulia Grigoryants and Dennis Overbye

Decades ago, Armenian scientists built a high-elevation trap to catch and study cosmic rays. Physics has mostly moved on, but the station persists — a ghost observatory with a skeleton crew.

How to Turn Depressing Social Media Into a Positive Influence

By Geoffrey Morrison

Don’t let Facebook, Instagram or Twitter become negative aspects of your life. Here’s how to fix them.