Headlines on 2020-01-31

  • U.S. Quarantines Americans Evacuated From Wuhan, Declares Public Health Emergency

    The U.S. CDC announced the drastic step of quarantining 195 Americans who were evacuated back to the United States from Wuhan, the epicenter city of the coronavirus outbreak in China.

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  • Trump's lead attorney in the impeachment trial could also be a witness, according to Bolton's book

    Reuters The president's lead attorney in the impeachment trial is also a potential witness, according to John Bolton's unpublished book.  Pat Cipollone, the White House counsel, was reportedly at a meeting in which President Donald Trump asked Bolton to help with his effort to pressure Ukraine into helping him dig up dirt on his political rivals.  Cipollone is spearheading President Donald Trump's defefense team in the Senate impeachment trial.  This report raises ethical questions, and House...

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  • I visited London's Harley Quinn-themed pop-up complete with a roller disco, Urban Decay makeovers, and colorful cocktails

    Warner Bros. transformed London's Steel Yard Night Club into a Harley Quinn-themed roller disco for a few days earlier this week in the lead-up to the new "Birds of Prey" movie.  Despite not being a big DC fan, I spent almost three hours at the launch of the colorful pop-up, which featured two cocktail bars, makeovers, and plenty of cosplay. I left understanding why fans I'd spoken to called it a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A Harley Quinn-themed...

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  • PayPal's potential growth areas this year include Venmo, China, and product discovery

    This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Payments & Commerce subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. PayPal recorded total payments volume (TPV) of $199 billion in the quarter, growing 22% annually on a constant currency basis, per the company's earnings release. This is a notable deceleration for PayPal: It posted annual TPV growth on a constant currency basis...

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  • Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski get the cover they need to vote for witnesses in Trump's impeachment trial

    Republican senators are poised to block any witnesses from testifying in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in a vote scheduled for Friday.  A key turning point came on Thursday night, when Sen. Lamar Alexander announced he'll vote "no" on the motion.  Alexander's decision gives cover to two vulnerable GOP senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who have both since said they'll vote "yes" on witnesses. Democrats need four Republican votes to reach a 51-vote...

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  • Coronavirus: CDC Puts Americans Who Left Wuhan Into 'Unprecedented' 14-Day Quarantine

    The evacuees are currently being housed at March Air Reserve Base in California – and the quarantine order comes after one of them tried to leave the base.

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