Minority growth spawning "blue wave" in 2018

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From 2010 to 2016, the concentration of minorities in the U.S. increased in 411 out of 435 congressional districts, according to a CNN analysis of census data. In 171 districts, minorities now represent more than 40% of the population, and are expected to represent an even higher population by the next census in 2020.

Why it matters: CNN used Orange County, California, as a case study to analyze how demographic tides are threatening to upend House races across the country. It concluded that while Democrats still "face serious obstacles in converting growing diversity into improved electoral chances," a slight increase in the minority share of the vote could tip the scales in at least 10 Republican-held seats this fall.

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"He could release the aid or break the law. He chose to break the law," House impeachment manager Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) said at day 3 of Trump's Senate impeachment trial.

The big picture: Democrats have roughly 8 hours remaining over the next two days to lay out their case against Trump's alleged abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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Putin foe Bill Browder was warned of potential danger in Davos

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Between the lines: One prominent attendee instantly suspected a personal connection. Bill Browder, a U.S.-born financier and long-standing thorn in the side of Vladimir Putin, tells Axios that before departing for Davos he received a warning from the British security services — passed along by their Swiss counterparts — that he could be in danger.

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Chinese cities cancel Lunar New Year events amid Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

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25 people have died from an outbreak of a new coronavirus strain that originated in Wuhan, China, including the first outside the immediate area, provincial authorities said Thursday.

The latest: Major cities in China, including Beijing, have canceled large public gatherings for the Lunar New Year holiday, the most important in the country, to help contain the outbreak, according to the Washington Post.

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