Turkey claims missing journalist was murdered in Saudi consulate

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Turkish investigators have concluded that Jamal Khashoggi, a well-known Saudi journalist who has been missing since October 2, was murdered in a pre-planned attack inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, reports the WashPost.

The details: Khashoggi reportedly entered the consulate last week to retrieve marriage documents but never emerged, leaving his fiancé waiting for hours before she called the police. Khashoggi was a high-profile critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, whose liberalization of Saudi Arabia has been coupled with a harsh crackdown on dissidents and political rivals. The Saudis have denied the allegations and insist that Khashoggi left the consulate shortly after he arrived.

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New York Times endorses Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for president

Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warrenand Sen. Amy Klobuchar at the December 2020 debatein Los Angeles. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The New York Times editorial board has endorsed Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for president, in a decision announced on national television Sunday night.

Why it matters: The board writes in its editorial that its decision to endorse two candidates is a major break with convention that's intended to address the "realist" and "radical" models being presented to voters by the 2020 Democratic field.

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What's next in the impeachment witness battle

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Yes, but: Those votes won't come until the House impeachment managers and President Trump's defense team deliver their opening arguments and field Senators' questions.

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Trump officials say they feel especially bullish about one key argument against calling additional impeachment witnesses: It could compromise America's national security.

The big picture: People close to the president say their most compelling argument to persuade nervous Republican senators to vote against calling new witnesses is the claim that they're protecting national security.