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Pelosi flanked by her impeachment managers at today's presser. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images
28 days after the House voted to impeach President Trump, two articles and seven House managers will officially move over to the Senate for the third impeachment trial in U.S. history.
Driving the news: Under the resolution passed today, impeachment managers have "broad authority to submit to the Senate any additional evidence the House may acquire on its own," according to Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.)
The other side: A senior administration official told reporters on a call today that the White House doesn't believe the Senate needs to hear from any new witnesses, arguing that it would simply show that House Democrats didn't come "ready to present their case."
Source: NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, via AP
The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, AP reports.
1. Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed the "phase one" trade deal, marking a temporary reprieve after 18 months of trade tensions. Go deeper.
2. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his cabinet resigned after Putin announced major changes to the structure of Russia's government. What to watch.
3. Venture capital investment is seeping out from Silicon Valley to the rest of the country, but the West Coast still dominates the market by a wide margin. Visual.
4. Apple confirmed to Axios it has purchased Xnor.ai, a Seattle-based startup that specializes in putting artificial intelligence on devices rather than via centralized servers. Why it matters.
Supreme Court justices pose for their official photo on Nov. 30, 2018. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images
"OK, Boomer" made its first appearance in the Supreme Court today, as justices considered the case of a federal employee who was in her early 50s when she sued for age discrimination, AP's Mark Sherman reports.
P.S. Roberts will celebrate his 65th birthday while presiding over the impeachment trial on Jan. 27.