Senate adopts rules for Trump's impeachment trial, coronavirus triggers fears and Jeter heads to the Hall of Fame: The Morning Rundown
President Trump said he'd like Bolton an Pompeo to testify, but that he would leave witnesses up to the Senate.
At nearly 2:15 in the morning after lawmakers, impeachment managers and attorneys left for the evening, pizza boxes sit outside the office of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer after the Senate adjourned for the night. Drew Angerer / Getty Images
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After nearly 13 hours of debate, the Senate agreed to the rules of the road for Trump's impeachment trial overnight. Plus the spread of the coronavirus is fueling fears, and the Baseball Hall of Fame has some new inductees.
Here's what we're watching this Wednesday morning.
The Senate killed 11 Democratic amendments, most of them seeking subpoenas for Trump administration documents and witness testimony.
But the vote wasn't a total loss for Democrats. McConnell changed two contested provisions at the last minute: one that would have required both sides to make their 24 hours of arguments in just two days and another that could have barred evidence gathered by the House.
The death toll from a new flu-like coronavirus in China rose to nine on Wednesday with 440 confirmed cases, Chinese health officials said, as authorities stepped up efforts to control the outbreak.
The first U.S. case of the mysterious pneumonia-like illness was confirmed on Tuesday in a patient in Washington state.
The outbreak has spread from the Chinese city of Wuhan to Beijing, Shanghai and other cities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Cases have also been reported in South Korea, Thailand, Japan and elsewhere outside China.
As China vowed to tighten containment measures in hospitals, the World Health Organization (WHO) is due to hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to determine whether the outbreak constitutes a global health emergency.
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"Those addressing the Senate should remember where they are."
— Chief Justice John Roberts took a moment during the Senate impeachment trial to admonish both the House managers and Trump's legal counsel "in equal measure" and remind them that they were addressing the "world's greatest deliberative body." (Video)
The only shocker was that Jeter came up one vote short of becoming the second player to be elected to the hall unanimously — an honor bestowed on his longtime teammate and fellow five-time World Series winner Mariano Rivera last year.