Good afternoon: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 471 words, a 2-minute read.
Situational awareness: President Trump railed against prosecutors for treating Roger Stone "horribly," but declined to confirm whether he's considering a pardon. Go deeper.
Security guards hold the curtain for a cyclist to pass through a disinfectant spray in order to return home to a residential complex in Tianjin, China. Photo: Chinatopix via AP
We have good news about the coronavirus, if the Chinese are telling the truth.
The big picture: Economic aftershocks are still rippling through the global economy.
Between the lines: China has been praised for its genuinely ambitious response to this crisis, particularly in the midst of flu season, but...
The bottom line: “I’m going to be optimistic that that is a sign their aggressive efforts have been effective, but I really do think it’s too soon to say that for sure not having hands on the data ourselves," the CDC’s Nancy Messonnier said today.
Photo: Ameer Al Mohammedaw/picture alliance via Getty Images
Iraqi security forces remove concrete barriers blocking the Sinak Bridge in Baghdad, which was closed alongside with other bridges and squares due to the eruption of anti-government demonstrations in October.
Overwatch League Grand Finals at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, in 2018. Photo: Mary Altaffer/AP
The Overwatch League opened its third season with sold-out matches hosted by franchises in New York and Dallas, the first of 52 events spanning three continents, the AP reports.
Why it matters: No professional league — esports or otherwise — has taken on such an arduous regular-season schedule, the AP notes.