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The beginning of 2020 also marks the beginning of the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. The worldwide effort is meant to highlight challenges these healthcare professionals face, including long hours and a lack of public understanding about their professions.

President Donald Trump announced that he expects to sign the Phase 1 trade deal with China on January 15 or shortly thereafter.

The deal, which was agreed in principle last month, will reduce tariffs, boost Chinese purchases of American goods and address intellectual property concerns.

They’re cheap. They’re easy. And for many – they are in the way. In the past two years, electric scooters have caught many cities off-balance.

Journalist Clive Thompson wrote about it for Smithsonian Magazine:

The News Roundup - International

Jan 10, 2020

Around the world, fallout continues over the assassination of Iranian military commander Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. After retaliatory ballistic missile attacks by Iran, President Donald Trump told the world that Iran seems to be standing down.

But after those comments, Iranian officials committed to “harsher revenge.”

The News Roundup - Domestic

Jan 10, 2020

Iran launched missiles Wednesday that struck at least two military bases in Iraq that housed U.S. troops. Satellite photos of the sites show extensive damage as a result of the attack.