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  • In the day's other news: The outbreak of a new virus in China accelerated, with more

  • than 80 dead and 2,700 cases confirmed. In turn, the U.S. State Department warned Americans

  • to reconsider any plans to travel to China.

  • We will look at all of this in detail after the news summary.

  • The health crisis in China spread fear to world financial markets and triggered a sell-off

  • here in the U.S. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average lost more than 450 points

  • to close at 28535. The Nasdaq fell 175 points, and the S&P 500 dropped 51.

  • The Trump administration will begin denying permanent residency to immigrants if they

  • receive public benefits. That is after the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to let the new

  • green card policy take effect while lawsuits against it continue. More than half-a-million

  • people apply for green cards annually.

  • President Trump is talking up his long-delayed Middle East peace plan, ahead of its unveiling

  • tomorrow. He discussed it today with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White

  • House. And he suggested he will win over Palestinians, who accuse him of pro-Israeli bias and reject

  • the plan.

  • DONALD TRUMP, President of the United States: It's something they should want. They probably

  • won't want it initially, but I think, in the end, they will. I think, in the end, they're

  • going to want it.

  • It's very good for them. In fact, it's overly good to them. We have the support of the prime

  • minister. We have the support of the other parties, and we think we will ultimately have

  • the support of the Palestinians, but we're going to see.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF: The president met separately with Benny Gantz, who is challenging Netanyahu

  • in upcoming elections.

  • We will hear some of what Gantz and Netanyahu said today, plus analysis, later in the program.

  • An American military plane crashed in Eastern Afghanistan today. There was no word on the

  • fate of the crew. It happened in Ghazni province, largely controlled by the Taliban. U.S. officials

  • said there is no sign the plane was shot down. Footage on social media showed charred remains

  • of a U.S. Air Force Bombardier E-11A. That is an electronic surveillance plane.

  • In Iraq, an anti-government protest resumed overnight, and at least three people died.

  • In Najaf, mourners wept in a funeral procession for two protesters killed on Sunday. Meanwhile,

  • security forces in Baghdad fired tear gas at demonstrators, who said they are being

  • brutalized.

  • MAN (through translator): This revolution is peaceful. The security forces use various

  • kinds of fire against us. They use live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas canisters. I got

  • injured in my face. I cannot remove the mask from my face, because they chase and kill

  • activists. I am not an activist. I am a protester.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF: Amid the protests, mortar rounds struck the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad

  • overnight, causing one minor injury. It was the latest in a series of such attacks.

  • Back in this country, the first of two women accusing Harvey Weinstein of rape and sexual

  • assault testified in his New York trial. Mimi Haleyi said the movie producer became offended

  • when she refused his advances at his apartment in 2006. She said he forcibly performed oral

  • sex on her. Weinstein denies the accusations.

  • Federal prosecutors in New York say that Britain's Prince Andrew has refused so far to cooperate

  • in the Jeffrey Epstein probe. The millionaire financier was charged with sex trafficking

  • before he committed suicide. Prince Andrew has denied claims that Epstein arranged for

  • him to have sex with a teenage girl.

  • Investigators in California began recovering bodies today from the site of a helicopter

  • crash that killed basketball legend Kobe Bryant. The helicopter smashed into a hillside in

  • heavy fog. Eight others, including Bryant's 13-year-old daughter, were also killed.

  • We will look at Bryant's legacy later in the program.

  • And teenage newcomer Billie Eilish is atop the music world after sweeping the leading

  • awards at the Grammys. The 18-year-old won album of the year, record of the year, song

  • of the year, and best new artist with her breakout first album focusing on young people

  • suffering depression. She is the youngest person ever to win a major Grammy.

  • Still to come on the "NewsHour": the death toll rises, as Chinese officials try to get

  • a grasp on the coronavirus. Israeli leaders head to the White House ahead of the announcement

  • of President Trump's plan for Middle East peace; 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz,

  • keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive in the modern world; and much more.

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