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Trump trial closing arguments aim at voters, history

By LISA MASCARO and ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial unfolded Monday more for history than to sway votes, one final chance to influence public opinion and set…
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US advises no travel to China, where virus deaths top 200

By KEN MORITSUGU BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. advised against all travel to China as the number of cases of a worrying new virus spiked more than tenfold in a week, including the highest death…
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U.S. stocks slip as China virus spreads, death toll spikes

By DAMIAN J. TROISE U.S. stocks fell in midday trading Thursday over heightened fears that the global economy could take a hit as the number of confirmed cases and the death toll from a virus…
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GOP lacks votes to block Bolton, other impeachment witnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is shifting to questions from senators, a pivotal juncture as Republicans lack the votes to block witnesses and face a potential setback in their hope of ending…
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US, others prepare evacuations as virus spreads from China

By JOE McDONALD BEIJING (AP) — The United States and several other nations prepared Tuesday to airlift citizens out of a Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak that has killed more than…
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US stocks tumble amid global sell-off; Dow falls 410

By DAMIAN J. TROISE NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks tumbled following a sell-off in markets in Europe and Japan Monday after China announced a sharp rise in cases of a deadly new virus that…
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Democrats argue ‘right matters’ in Trump impeachment trial

By LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER and ZEKE MILLER “That’s what Donald Trump wanted investigated or announced — this completely bogus Kremlin-pushed conspiracy theory,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who…
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China locking down cities with 18 million to stop virus

By KEN MORITSUGU and YANAN WANG BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities Thursday moved to lock down at least three cities with a combined population of more than 18 million in an unprecedented effort to contain…
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Washington man is 1st in US to catch new virus from China

By CARLA K. JOHNSON and MIKE STOBBE SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned…
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Thunberg slams Davos elites on climate as Trump takes stage

By PAN PYLAS DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Young climate activists including Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg told business and political elites gathered Tuesday at the World Economic Forum that they aren’t doing enough to tackle the climate…
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