Good Monday morning. Faith, politics and history will combine today as America celebrates the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who changed the world.
⚡ Breaking: China's coronavirus spread to South Korea after a resident of Wuhan flew to Seoul, where she was isolated with symptoms including high fever, per Reuters:
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios
Businesses are leading the way on crises like climate change and health care, because institutions like media and government are no longer seen as ethical and competent, Sara Fischer writes from the 20th annual Edelman Trust Barometer.
The survey, out today, shows a stark class divide — a growing gap in institutional trust between wealthier, more educated people vs. the rest of the population.
Richmond is bracing today for potential violence — “another Charlottesville,” in the worst-case scenario — as thousands are expected at the Virginia capitol to protest gun legislation, Axios Executive Editor Sara Kehaulani Goo writes.
Virginia officials are on edge after learning that militia groups, including some extremists with white supremacist views, were planning a violent attack today, an annual lobbying day for the public to express views at the state capitol.
The FAA has instituted a ban on airspace over the capitol out of concern for aerial threats, including weaponized drones, the WashPost reports.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer announced yesterday that Democrats "will force votes on witnesses and documents" as President Trump's impeachment trial begins tomorrow.
🧠 And this from Sneak is some of the weekend's most interesting reporting:
Peloton is going to court to try to protect its head start in “connected fitness" as challengers move in, The Wall Street Journal's John Stoll reports (subscription):
"Intellectual-property disputes are tough to resolve in the fitness world, because most workout techniques are based on decades-old concepts that are hard to patent," The Journal adds.
The N.Y. Times breaks tradition to co-endorse two Democrats for president — Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts:
Some in the party [like Klobuchar] view President Trump as an aberration and believe that a return to a more sensible America is possible. Then there are those [like Warren] who believe that President Trump was the product of political and economic systems so rotten that they must be replaced. ...
Both the radical and the realist models warrant serious consideration. If there were ever a time to be open to new ideas, it is now. If there were ever a time to seek stability, now is it.
🚨 Times strafes Sanders: "Sanders would be 79 when he assumed office, and after an October heart attack, his health is a serious concern. Then, there’s how Mr. Sanders approaches politics. He boasts that compromise is anathema to him."
Deval Patrick, presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor, today will unveil a plan for the federal government to provide reparations to living descendants of slaves, Alexi McCammond reports.
As a first step toward reparations, Patrick supports HR 40, the House bill to form a commission to study the issue.
The first Americans to be counted in the 2020 census, which begins tomorrow, live in Toksook Bay, Alaska — a community of 661 on the edge of the American expanse, AP's Mark Thiessen reports.
The rest of the country, plus urban areas of Alaska such as Anchorage, will begin the census in mid-March.
Early Super Bowl LIV odds have the Kansas City Chiefs as 1.5-point favorites over the San Francisco 49ers.
The 54th Super Bowl — Feb. 2 in Miami — will almost surely set new legal betting records.
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