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NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna shared a love of the game

Gianna Bryant died with her father, Kobe, in a helicopter crash. She wanted to be a basketball star just like him.

The Grammys opened with a Kobe Bryant tribute from Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men

Celebrities in attendance and across social media remembered the NBA superstar.

A SARS-like virus is spreading quickly. Here’s what you need to know.

More than 2,000 have been sickened by a new coronavirus in at least a dozen countries, including the US.

Billie Eilish makes history at her first Grammys, sweeping the top categories

Eilish is youngest artist and the first woman to win all four of the awards’ major categories: Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year.

Hundreds of Amazon employees plan to risk their jobs this week by violating company policy

Workers say Amazon threatened to fire employees who criticized its environmental policies; now, they’re planning to speak out en masse.

Trump says Schiff has “not yet paid the price” for his impeachment role

Trump seemed to subtly threaten impeachment manager Adam Schiff by tweet Sunday. It’s not the first time he’s done so.

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The Crown Prince and the Amazon King

Did Mohammed Bin Salman hack Jeff Bezos? Recode’s Peter Kafka returns with an update and Kara Swisher explains Saudi Arabia's impunity in the tech world.

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Did China downplay the coronavirus outbreak early on?

These trans women are taking states to court for the right to legally change their names

What to expect from the impeachment trial’s second week

Fashion has a misinformation problem. That’s bad for the environment.

The difference between the Grammys’ Song, Album, and Record of the Year categories, explained

Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special Sticks & Stones targets Michael Jackson’s accusers, #MeToo, and cancel culture

The next Democratic debate will take place right before the New Hampshire primary

The 2020 Grammys’ sexual harassment and corruption controversy, explained

How Sundance films are probing the mushy nature of truth and fiction in 2020

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NBA star Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash

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There are now five confirmed US coronavirus cases. Experts say it’s no cause for alarm.

Is Trumpism a cult?

In SNL’s cold open, Trump lawyer Alan Dershowitz meets his biggest fan in hell 

In a polarized world, YouTube can’t remain neutral

In Dick Johnson Is Dead, a father and daughter imagine his death with humor and love

Why a question about Ukraine sent Mike Pompeo into a rage

The biggest stories headed into the 2020 Grammys

Sanders tops another poll a week before the Iowa caucus

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Students are being watched. Closely.

As mass shootings at US schools increase in frequency, school administrators across the US are turning to artificially intelligent surveillance tools in an attempt to beef up school safety.

Trump’s defense counsel attempt to cast doubt on facts of impeachment case

Hong Kong declares a state of emergency in response to five confirmed coronavirus cases

Bernie Sanders’s path to the 2020 Democratic nomination, explained

Senate Republicans’ disingenuous outrage over Schiff’s “head on a pike” comment, briefly explained

Schiff closed his arguments with an emotional appeal, but GOP senators seem unmoved

The McConnell effect

Books you can read about the US-Mexico border instead of American Dirt

The head of ICE says he will deport DREAMers if the Supreme Court ends DACA

New surveillance AI can tell schools where students are and where they’ve been

9 highlights from the impeachment trial this week

A secret recording of a Trump dinner confirms one of Lev Parnas’s allegations

In Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets, the closing of a dive bar stands in for the end of the world

Trump’s Space Force boldly goes where Star Trek went before

Who are the #HotGirlsForBernie?

The dark underbelly of Amazon Prime Video

Bernie Sanders’s Joe Rogan experience

“They are coming after me because I am fighting for you”: Trump at March for Life

The Fight explores how the ACLU is navigating the Trump era through 4 key cases

Trump said no US troops were hurt in the Iran strike. The number is now up to 34.

GOP senator shrugs off new evidence of Trump misconduct, contradicting his stance from hours earlier