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New cases of the coronavirus are emerging around the country.

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We have a portrait of health workers trying to do their jobs as a virus spreads.

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A basic lesson of watching the stock market is that it fluctuates, so it's best not to read too much into a single bad day or even several.

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Even so, it is hard to miss the message of this past week.

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The message from the Trump administration on coronavirus is twofold - things will get worse here in the United States, but also it will be under control.

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We have reached the point where the New Hampshire primary is a round-the-clock affair.

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Ninety-seven people died from the coronavirus in China yesterday - just yesterday. This is a single-day record since this virus was discovered in December.

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Although the result was never in doubt, you could feel the weight of history as senators cast their votes yesterday.

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As soon as today, the Senate could write the ending of the impeachment trial.

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There were eight hours of questions and answers on the Senate floor yesterday.

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Eight hours. One by one, senators, including Republican Susan Collins from Maine, wrote their questions on little notecards.

Yuval Levin — director of social, cultural, and constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute and the editor of National Affairs — says Americans are losing trust in institutions.

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How much longer could a Senate impeachment trial go? And who might show up to testify?

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Today, the White House legal team concludes its defense of the president. So what have they said so far?

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We have a good idea of what John Bolton would say if the Senate agreed to hear him at President Trump's trial.

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In 1856, Frederick Douglass made a decision. He was an antislavery activist then, hoping to advance his cause by supporting a candidate in that fall's presidential election.

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In more than 40 years of confrontation between the United States and Iran, only a few moments have felt as perilous as this one.

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Looking back on it now, we can see there was a warning of the airstrike that hit Baghdad overnight.

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Our first story of the New Year takes us to the Middle East. We're keeping a close eye on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

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In retrospect, the Internet search history of a New York state man pointed the way to his alleged crime.

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Here's the story behind a Christmas present. That's what a North Korean official threatened to deliver to the U.S. in the coming days.

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ANDY WILLIAMS: (Singing) Happy holiday.

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Former national security adviser John Bolton has kept a low profile since President Trump fired him back in September. Now he is emerging in an interview on NPR.

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John Bolton is not particularly concerned about receiving a present from North Korea this holiday season.

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For only the third time in U.S. history, the House is poised to impeach a president.

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As the impeachment inquiry against President Trump has unfolded, one name in particular has surfaced over and over again in both private hearing transcripts and public testimony: the president's personal lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani.

Congressional testimony has placed Giuliani at the center of the Ukraine affair, with multiple witnesses telling House investigators that he helped spearhead an irregular diplomatic channel between the U.S. and Ukraine.

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The House Judiciary Committee will move forward on impeachment today.

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Quote, "This is not a happy day." That is what reporters heard from House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel last night as he signaled plans by fellow Democrats to unveil articles of impeachment against President Trump.

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Here is the starting point for Rachel Rojas of the FBI in Pensacola, Florida.

RACHEL ROJAS: We are, as we do in most active shooter investigations - work with the presumption that this was an act of terrorism.

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