2020 Week #06

This is your weekly news update for February 2-8, 2020.  There are 2 headline summaries & 6 headlines covered this week.

Summary #1 - Coronavirus Update.  
  • Interactive Graph from The New York Times 
  • Reuters - Hundreds of U.S. evacuees from China placed under Coronavirus quarantine at military bases
  • NYT - Beijing in the Time of Coronavirus: No Traffic, Empty Parks and Fear
  • NYT - China Begins Testing an Antiviral Drug in Coronavirus Patients
  • NYT - ‘I Keep Hearing Painful Coughs’: Life on Quarantined Cruise Ship
  • NYT - Update from 7 Feb.
  • WSJ - How China Built Two Coronavirus Hospitals in Just Over a Week
  • CDC - 2019-2020 U.S. Flu Season: Preliminary Burden Estimates
Summary #2 - President Trump Acquitted in Impeachment Trial.
  • Reuters - Senate acquits Trump in historic vote as re-election campaign looms
  • NPR - 'Not Guilty': Trump Acquitted on 2 Articles of Impeachment As Historic Trial Closes
  • NYT - Trump Acquitted of Two Impeachment Charges in Near Party-Line Vote
  • NYT - Trump and Pelosi Exchange Snubs at the State of the Union Address
  • NYT - Rush Limbaugh Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom at State of the Union
  • Reuters - Two days after his acquittal, Trump ousts two star impeachment witnesses
  • NYT - Trump Fires Impeachment Witnesses Gordon Sondland and Alexander Vindman in Post-Acquittal Purge
Notable headlines of the week were:
  • From The New York Times (Article1 - Article2) - Trump Administration Freezes Travel Program Enrollment, Global Entry, in New York Over over a law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.
  • From the AP - Democratic Caucus results were delayed due to issues with the tabulation app, but Pete Buttigieg obtained a very slim lead over Bernie Sanders.
  • From The Wall Street Journal & The New York Times - White House Confirms Killing of al Qaeda Leader in Yemen via a drone strike 2 weeks ago.  
  • From The Wall Street Journal - China to Cut Tariffs on $75 Billion of U.S. Goods as the U.S. will lower tariffs on $120 billion in Chinese goods, all starting on 14 Feb.
  • From The New York Times - Boeing Refuses to Cooperate With New Inquiry Into 2009 Deadly Crash in Amsterdam that has Similarities to the two recent 737 Max crashes.
  • And from the AP - Virginia Democrats advance assault weapon and high capacity magazine ban legislation.  The Virginia House is expected to vote on it later this week, but it has low odds of passing the Virginia Senate.
This has been your weekly news update for February 2-8, 2020.  Links to all the sources for each news summary are in the show notes & at our website: https://www.wnu.news. Please subscribe, share this podcast with your friends, & review us on iTunes & Google.  Thank you for listening.

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