News Wrap: Virginia becomes 38th state to ratify Equal Rights Amendment

JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: President Trump signed phase one of a long-awaited trade agreement with China. Beijing pledged to increase its purchases of U.S. farm products and other goods. But U.S. tariffs on $360 billion in Chinese imports will remain in place for now, as the trade negotiations enter their second phase. […]

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With Virginia ratification, where does the Equal Rights Amendment go from here?

JUDY WOODRUFF: This year marks the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in this country. People may not know it, but the fight to instill equal rights regardless of sex in our U.S. Constitution is nearly as old. That fight became a big part of the national conversation in the 1970s. Yesterday, […]

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Barrasso: Senate GOP can ‘absolutely’ remain impartial while coordinating with White House

JUDY WOODRUFF: Returning to our top story, impeachment, the Senate will begin looking at the House’s case against the president this week. But questions still remain about what that trial will look like. Lisa Desjardins is back with more details. LISA DESJARDINS: Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have been arguing over whether or not […]

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News Wrap: Erupting volcano in the Philippines forces residents from their homes

JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: The U.S. Senate returned to work, waiting to begin the impeachment trial of President Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now expected to transmit the articles of impeachment this week. She had held out, as Democrats pressed Senate Republicans to call witnesses. Today, party leaders in the Senate […]

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Writer called county ‘worst place to live,’ then moved there

>>Thompson: IN 2015, “WASHINGTON POST” DATA REPORTER CHRISTOPHER INGRAHAM WROTE ABOUT AN OBSCURE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE LIST THAT RANKED EVERY COUNTY ON NATURAL AMENITIES LIKE SCENARY AND CLIMATE. DEAD LAST WAS RED LAKE COUNTY IN RURAL MIDWESTERN MINNESOTA. INGRAHAM CALLED IT “THE ABSOLUTE WORST PLACE TO LIVE IN AMERICA.” BUT THEN, LESS THAN A […]

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Mississippi inmate deaths expose a corrections system in crisis

AMNA NAWAZ: Within just one week, in prisons across Mississippi, five inmates have died at the hands of other prisoners. The killings have highlighted a system with serious problems, even beyond just this brutal violence. William Brangham has more. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: That’s right, Amna. Those deaths were just the tip of the iceberg. From staffing […]

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‘Circe’ author Madeline Miller answers your questions

NICK SCHIFRIN: Next, Jeffrey Brown has the December selection for our Now Read This book club. JEFFREY BROWN: She was a relatively minor character in one of world literature’s earliest and greatest epics, “The Odyssey,” but in a novel published in 2018, Circe is at the center of story, telling her own tale of sorcery […]

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