Discovery signs golf legend Tiger Woods for streaming service

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Discovery Inc. signed a deal with Tiger Woods to have him feature exclusive content for a streaming service called GolfTV, which has been dubbed as a "Netflix for Golf," Bloomberg reports.

Why it matters: Woods, a household name in golf, still draws massive ratings while competing in tournaments, despite a decline of golfers in America overall. The streaming service also underlies the $2 billion that Discovery shelled out for a 12-year deal for TV and online rights to the PGA Tour.

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University of Minnesota student jailed in China over tweets

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A University of Minnesota student has been arrested in China and sentenced to six months in prison for tweets he posted while in the United States, according to a Chinese court document viewed by Axios. Some of the tweets contained images deemed to be unflattering portrayals of a "national leader."

Why it matters: The case represents a dramatic escalation of the Chinese government's attempts to shut down free speech abroad, and a global expansion of a Chinese police campaign a year ago to track down Twitter users in China who posted content critical of the Chinese government.

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⚖️ Live updates: Opening arguments begin in Trump impeachment trial

The second day of the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump will see a full day of opening arguments from Democratic House impeachment managers.

What to watch for: Democrats now have 24 hours — spread out over three days — to take their time to lay out their case against the president's alleged abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. It'll also allow them to highlight gaps that could be filled out by additional witnesses and documents from the administration.

This post will be updated with new developments as the trial continues.

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