Kayla's Morning Kickstart
Basketball legent Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA on Sunday, Jan. 26. His death shocked celebrities and fans with many reaching out to social media for support. Bryant was an 18-time NBA All-Star and helped the Lakers win five NBA championships and won several MVP awards. Bryant retired in 2016, but not before scoring 60 points in his final game. In 2003, Bryant was accused with sexual assault. He settled a civil suit after apologizing for the incident. Bryant worked hard to build a legacy, and he will be remembered for everything he did for the world of basketball.
Doctors have found that the Wuhan Coronavirus is contagious before symptoms show, which complicates quarantine efforts. Chinese President Xi Jinping has extended the Lunar New Year to Feb. 2, and there are confirmed cases outside of China, including at least three in the U.S. The U.S. and France are working to get diplomats and citizens out of China.
Former national security adviser John Bolton's unreleased manuscript has been published by the New York Times, and in it, Bolton claims that President Trump wanted to withhold military aid from Ukraine even longer than he did. Not only does this contradict the President's defense, it lessens the chances of the vote happening this week.