The Starting 5: March for Life, Chinese New Year, Grammys, Australia Day, Impeachment

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Happy Chinese New Year for tomorrow as we enter the Year of the Rat. We also have the Grammys to look forward to this weekend, as the impeachment trial rumbles on.

Here's what you need to know:

March For Life

Today, Donald Trump becomes the first president ever to attend the March for Life anti-abortion rally held in Washington D.C. The march occurs each year on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in all 50 states.

According to its website, March for Life is the largest annual human rights demonstration in the world, with more than 100,000 attendees. This year's rally comes before the Supreme Court's March 4 hearing of June Medical Services v. Gee, a case with big implications for the future of abortion rights—and the first major abortion case involving Trump's newly-appointed Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

Trump will be making a public address at the event. The march begins on Constitution Avenue at 1 p.m. EST.

March for Life
Pro-life protesters rally in Washington Saul Loeb/Contributor/Getty

New Year Fears

January 25 marks the Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year. On the first new moon of the lunar calendar, celebrations commence in many Asian countries and around the world. An estimated 1.5 billion people observe the holiday, or more than one-fifth of the world's population.

But some festivities in China have been cancelled due to fears of the deadly coronavirus continuing to spread. The World Health Organization has decided for now not to declare the virus a "global health emergency," though they warned that "it may yet become one."

Chinese New Year
Sparks fly during the Chinese New Year celebrations STR/Contributor/Getty

Sounds Good

"Music's Biggest Night" is happening on Sunday. The 62nd Grammy Awards will air on CBS at 8pm EST at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Musicians will be recognized in 84 categories, Alicia Keys will host and musical performances will include Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Aerosmith, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Camila Cabello, H.E.R., the Jonas Brothers and others. Prince will receive a special Grammy tribute concert.

These awards come amid a PR nightmare—Deborah Dugan, the first female CEO of the the National Academy of Recording Arts, has been placed on leave after filing a sexual harassment and gender discrimination lawsuit and for questioning the integrity of the Acadamy's voting process.

Grammy Winner
H.E.R. receives her Grammy Jerod Harris/Stringer/Getty

Australia Day

January 26 is for the "land down under." Australia Day is the official national holiday for Australians to honor their history and take pride in their country. The holiday commemorates the 1788 arrival of Royal Navy Captain Arthur Phillip, whose 11 prisoner ships landed in Sydney and thus founded Australia as a penal colony for the British.

Australia Day 2020 will undoubtedly feel different—and emotional, given the national tragedy of the bushfires that have burned huge swaths of the country and killed at least 25 people and an estimated 1 billion animals.

Aussie Day
Australian Day is a day for celebration down under. Lisa Maree Williams/Stringer/Getty

Defense and the Rest

Having taken their full 24 hours in 8 hour increments over three days, and with no witnesses called, the House managers have concluded presenting their case to impeach Donald Trump. Saturday, January 25, Trump's appointed legal team featuring Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr will present the president's defense. The defense council will have the same 24 hours over three days to oppose.

Trump's Impeachment
The impeachment trial moves along Chip Somodevilla/Staff/Getty
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