January 29, 2020

The Presidential Daily Brief

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  • Danger Zone

    Foreigners Pulled From Virus-Hit China

    As the coronavirus death toll reached 132 and the number of infections — now nearly 6,000 — surpassed the confirmed cases of SARS during that epidemic, Japan and the U.S. yanked their citizens from outbreak epicenter Wuhan on Wednesday. British Airways has also suspended all flights to and from mainland China, and…

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  • Gag Order

    GOP Starts to Sweat Over Witnesses

    They’re defending that Hill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly told his GOP colleagues yesterday the votes just aren’t there to block all testimony at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. “It was a serious family discussion,” said one lawmaker. Meanwhile, Trump’s lawyers did their best to disparage ex-national security adviser…

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  • Fact Finding

    Bryant Helicopter Lacked Safety Feature

    The Sikorsky S-76B that crashed into a California hillside Sunday, killing NBA icon Kobe Bryant and eight others, wasn’t equipped with a recommended warning device, according to aviation authorities. A National Transportation Safety Board official said a terrain awareness and warning system could’ve allowed the pilot to pull up sooner,…

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  • Long Shot

    Palestinians Pan Trump's Mideast Plan

    “Our rights are not for sale.” That’s how Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reacted to President Trump’s vision, unveiled yesterday, for an independent Palestinian state virtually surrounded by Israel. While Trump called it a “win-win solution,” critics say the plan seeks to settle the decadeslong conflict mostly on Israel’s terms — especially…

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  • In Short

    Also Important…

    Posting record revenue in the previous quarter, Apple also reversed its recent decline in iPhone sales. No casualties were reported in the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck between Cuba and Jamaica yesterday. And 50 American troops are now known to have been diagnosed with brain injuries after last month’s Iranian…

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