Huge asteroid to pass close to Earth

A 2000-foot-asteroid will fly past Earth Wednesday night at the closest distance it has come in the past 400 years, according to NASA. The asteroid, known as 2014 JO25, will pass at a distance of 1.1 million miles — about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to moon — and will be its closest approach for at least the next 500 years.

How to see it: The asteroid will approach Earth from the direction of the sun, and will become visible for one or two nights after April 19.

Don't freak out: NASA said there is no chance the asteroid will collide with Earth.

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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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America's homelessness crisis isn't going away

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If the opioid epidemic was the top issue plaguing American cities in the last five years, the most urgent problem of the next five is homelessness, a group of American mayors told reporters in D.C. this week.

Why it matters: Homelessness in the U.S. was on the decline after 2010, but it started to increase again in 2016 — and without moves to address the affordable housing crisis driving the issue, we can expect it to keep getting worse, experts say.

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