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Elon Musk says Tesla will build cars in Berlin

Elon Musk says Tesla will build cars in Berlin

Less than three weeks after starting trial production of cars in China, Tesla has announced the location of its second factory outside the United States: Berlin, Germany. In a tweet Tuesday, Tesla’s billionaire CEO Elon Musk said the plant would build batteries, powertrains and vehicles, “starting with the Model Y.” The move takes the great…MORE

Suspicionless phone searches at the border are unconstitutional, court rules

Suspicionless phone searches at the border are unconstitutional, court rules

A federal court ruled Tuesday that suspicionless searches of international travelers’ smartphones and laptops at US ports of entry are unconstitutional. The ruling by United States District Judge Denise J. Casper reins in Department of Homeland Security policies that gave officials wide legal authority to search the belongings, including electronic devices, of travelers entering and…MORE

More people are surviving lung cancer in the US, report finds

More people are surviving lung cancer in the US, report finds

Over the past decade, the rate of new lung cancer cases diagnosed in the United States has dropped 19% and the five-year survival rate has climbed 26%, according to a new report. Yet lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death nationwide — and your chances of surviving lung cancer can vary drastically depending…MORE

Two people just got the plague in China — yes, the Black Death plague

Two people just got the plague in China — yes, the Black Death plague

Two people in China are being treated for plague, authorities said Tuesday. It’s the second time the disease, the same one that caused the Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, has been detected in the region — in May, a Mongolian couple died from bubonic plague after eating the raw kidney…MORE

Carl Bernstein’s advice for viewers watching the Trump impeachment hearings

Carl Bernstein’s advice for viewers watching the Trump impeachment hearings

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. The impeachment of President Donald Trump will enter a critical new phase on Wednesday when the House Intelligence Committee’s first formal impeachment inquiry hearing is gaveled in. Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent and US Charge…MORE

Trump impeachment hearings will echo through the ages

Trump impeachment hearings will echo through the ages

The gravity and drama of the first televised impeachment hearings into Donald Trump’s presidency on Wednesday will imprint themselves on history and reverberate far from Washington. The most crucial stage of the Ukraine investigation so far has profound implications beyond the political and personal reputation of Trump and the question of whether he abused his…MORE

Democrats’ 2020 uncertainty has heavyweights thinking about a run

Democrats’ 2020 uncertainty has heavyweights thinking about a run

Three Democratic heavyweights this week have dangled the possibility of a 2020 White House run, a reflection of the extraordinarily unsettled nature of the Democratic field only a few months before voting begins. On the eve of the first public impeachment hearings, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a run to Arkansas on Tuesday…MORE

Washington Post: White House to livestream border wall construction

Washington Post: White House to livestream border wall construction

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and other administration aides are planning to launch 24-hour web cameras at the southern border to livestream wall construction, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday. Citing four people familiar with the White House proposal, the Post reported that Trump’s son-in-law and adviser raised the idea at a meeting in…MORE

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