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Impeachment, Emmanuel Macron, Google: Your Wednesday Briefing

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Good morning.

We’re covering today’s impeachment hearing, the withdrawal of Kamala Harris from the Democratic presidential race, and an alarming report about climate change.


The House Judiciary Committee is set to hear from four legal scholars today as it considers whether to approve articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Testimony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Eastern and last into the afternoon. The Times will stream the hearing live, and our journalists will provide real-time context. Here are the latest updates.

His name is Bond. James Bond. But as the trailer for the latest Bond movie comes out today, we wondered about the name’s origins.

The writer behind the super spy, Ian Fleming, was also an avid bird watcher. On a trip to Jamaica after World War II, he spotted a book, “Birds of the West Indies,” by an ornithologist from Philadelphia, who happened to be named James Bond.

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