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From The World and PRX, this is The Number in the News. Today’s number: 2. A man in New Zealand and another man in Spain created an “Earth sandwich” by placing slices of bread on precise points on either side of the planet. Nineteen-year-old Etienne Naude of Auckland, New Zealand, explains why he has been wanting to do this for years. The Number in the News is a daily flash briefing for your smart speaker that we’re featuring as a special segment here in The World’s podcast feed. Listen to the Number in the News every morning to hear a shareable story in just two minutes. It’s one number you won’t forget, and why it’s in the news today.

President Donald Trump's former national security advisor, John Bolton, makes his presence felt at the Senate impeachment trial after a leak of his book manuscript suggests there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine. Also, we look back on the life of NBA star Kobe Bryant and his formative years growing up in Italy. Plus, what is life like today in Auschwitz on the 75th anniversary of the death camp's liberation by Soviet troops?

Trump impeachment

Nearly a month after the House of Representatives took two historic votes to impeach the 45th president of the United States, the case moves to the Senate for trial. Follow The World's continuing coverage on the trial here.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump in late September. This timeline tracks how the investigation is proceeding.

Donald Trump has callously thrown around accusations of treason aimed toward his political rivals — others think the president's actions are worthy of the charge. Treason is a high bar to prove in the US, but in Ukraine, a presidential treason conviction was announced earlier this year. And it has lessons for American democracy, experts say.

Global Security

US President Donald Trump walked away from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018. As 2019 draws to an end, where does the deal stand and are we any closer to securing a stronger deal?

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Studio 360

How the Brill Building cranked out hits in the late ’50s and early ’60s ... and why that era’s “Mugmates” wasn’t one of them.

A whole episode about the cultural impact of glass, from Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” and Bauhaus-inspired glass skyscrapers to composer Philip Glass and unbroken glass ceilings.

How Bauhaus architecture continues to influence the New York City skyline, 100 years later.