January 27, 2020

The Presidential Daily Brief

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  • Major Tragedy

    Kobe Bryant, Daughter Die in Helicopter Crash

    Basketball fans around the world are mourning the deaths of the legendary Los Angeles Laker and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, who were among the nine killed early Sunday in a Calabasas, California, accident. Amid reports of dense fog blanketing the area at the time, experts say federal investigators will likely…

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  • Still Spreading

    Coronavirus Death Toll Jumps to 81

    Nearly 3,000 people have now been infected as the Chinese government extended its Lunar New Year holiday by several days, to Feb. 2, to stem the spread. Many big firms are shuttering their branches nationwide or telling employees to work from home, while Shanghai has ordered all companies apart from…

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  • New Evidence

    Senate Dems Seek John Bolton's Testimony

    They’re setting their sights on President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser following leaked revelations from his forthcoming book about how Trump directly tied nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine to political favors from Kyiv. Bolton, who submitted the manuscript of The Room Where It Happened to the…

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  • Big Business

    As UK Preps for Huawei, US Gets Nervous

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned London it’s facing a “momentous decision” on letting the controversial Chinese telecom giant into its market. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to give Huawei, which Washington considers a major security threat, the go-ahead at a National Security Council meeting tomorrow, but reportedly…

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  • In Short

    Also Important…

    Auschwitz survivors gathered at the site of the infamous Nazi death camp Monday to mark the 75th anniversary of its liberation. Officials say the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was struck yesterday by three rockets. And Matteo Salvini, Italy’s top ring-wing politician, was handed a key defeat in regional elections Sunday.…

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