Coronavirus outbreak: The CDC confirms a third US case - Vox
The new US case comes at the number of confirmed cases reaches 2,019 globally.
Hillary Clinton: Mark Zuckerberg Is ‘Trumpian’ and ‘Authoritarian’ - The Atlantic
Facebook has traded moral accountability for commercial gain, the former secretary of state tells The Atlantic. Clinton says Zuckerberg’s reasoning is “Trumpian.”
Kobe Bryant is killed in helicopter crash in Calabasas - Los Angeles Times
Kobe Bryant, Lakers legend, died when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed into a hillside in Calabasas shortly before 10 a.m.
'Take her out': Recording appears to capture Trump at private dinner saying he wants Ukraine ambassador fired - ABC News
President Donald Trump was apparently heard discussing firing Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch during a 2018 dinner,.
Meng Wanzhou case: Huawei executive's extradition hearings begin - BBC News
Meng Wanzhou is fighting an extradition request from the US following her arrest in Canada in 2018.
How Trump fused his business empire to the presidency - POLITICO
As Trump kicks off his fourth year as president with an impeachment trial tied to his actions involving Ukraine, critics say the president has yet to face accountability for blatant conflicts of interest tied to his private businesses.
Democracy has eroded in the decade since Citizens United | TheHill
Many government officials must count on wealthy individuals and special interests for their political survival.
The best picture Oscar race is between two movies. Here's why - Los Angeles Times
Oscar nominations arrived Monday ... and the best picture race could be over by this weekend.
Richmond Gun Rally: Thousands Of Gun Owners Converge On Virginia Capitol On MLK Day : NPR
"This is about losing one of the base freedoms that we have," a gun rights backer says in Richmond. The city is under a state of emergency, and some streets have been barricaded to prevent violence.
Wiretaps reveal how college admissions scandal worked at USC, UCLA - Los Angeles Times
Rick Singer's pitch: For a fee he could help get children of affluent parents onto USC, UCLA teams, even if they didn't play the sport. Most didn't.
US National Archives on Twitter
“We made a mistake. As the National Archives of the United States, we are and have always been completely committed to preserving our archival holdings, without alteration.”
"Birth tourism" is Trump's next immigration target - Axios
It's one step in Trump's plans to make it harder for immigrants to benefit from birthright citizenship.