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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Friday, January 22, 2021

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Trump's second impeachment trial will start week of Feb. 8, Schumer says
WASHINGTON — The Senate trial for former President Donald Trump would begin the week of Feb. 8 under a deal struck between both parties, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday. ...

Updated 6:07 PM CST

Trump’s Senate impeachment trial will start the week of Feb. 8, Schumer says
Psaki announces new White House effort to combat domestic extremism in wake of Capitol riot
Biden appears to sign off on delayed impeachment trial
Biden directs Treasury, IRS to find 8M who haven't claimed stimulus
Biden’s Covid plan is 'spot on,' but cleaning up after Trump will take time, experts say
House Republican introduces bill to hold Supreme Court at nine justices
Texas attorney general challenges deportation freeze in first of promised lawsuits against Biden administration
Democrats float 14th Amendment to bar Trump from office
Group of Democratic lawmakers urge Biden to commute the sentences of death row prisoners
Biden’s early approach to virus: Underpromise, overdeliver
Democrats to target IRS in probe of tax-exempt groups that organized pre-riot rally
Biden says his mask mandate is common sense. Republicans say ‘kiss my arse.’
Slim majority of Americans want Senate to convict Trump: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Some troops still in garages despite widespread outrage
Psaki says she hasn’t spoken with Biden about riots in Seattle, Portland
Biden's acting attorney general signed off on reassigning prosecutor who objected to family separations
Liz Cheney could face a mutiny within Congress and in her home state of Wyoming - BI
Cheney tests Trump grip on GOP post-presidency
Biden’s executive actions for economic relief at a glance
Biden's food-stamp boost comes as 30 million U.S. households go hungry
Twitter permanently bans suspect Iran account after post threatens former President Donald Trump
'We'll do something': Trump offers first remarks since leaving...

Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Late Thursday Update, January 21, 2021

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Biden signs burst of virus orders, vows ‘Help is on the way’
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that America's war on COVID-19 is under new command, promising an anxious nation progress to reduce...

McConnell pitches delaying impeachment trial
U.S. Senate's Schumer reviewing Republican request for Trump impeachment trial delay
Testing wristbands, masks signs of a new boss at White House
‘Nobody is telling you what to say’: Fauci regains the spotlight under Biden
Capitol riot latest: Lawyer who kicked down Nancy Pelosi's door denied bail
Democrats weigh options to pass Biden's massive COVID relief bill
Dems slap Cruz and Hawley with ethics complaint over Capitol mob
Hawley rips Senate Democrats for ethics complaint, says they're 'trying to silence dissent'
Capitol Police investigate whether GOP Rep. Andy Harris tried to take gun on House floor
Biden unveils coronavirus plan, warns it will take months to 'turn things around'
Filibuster face-off: Schumer, McConnell at loggerheads over U.S. Senate power sharing
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner move out of DC and lease luxury condo in Miami
Judge refuses to dismiss New York AG's lawsuit against NRA
Greene introduces impeachment articles against Biden
No Mask, No Fly: Biden Signs Order Requiring Face Coverings On Planes
Senate Republicans throw cold water on Biden's immigration proposal
Portland police arrest 8 for damaging Democratic Party offices after inauguration
Biden ends Trump 'remain in Mexico' asylum policy
'Failure is not an option': Pressure mounts for Biden to deliver on COVID-19 promises
Army changes account of key phone call on response to Capitol riot
Biden's bold immigration overhaul may face a Republican wall in Congress
Biden cleans house at VOA after revolt over Trump changes
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Protests Swell Across Russia Calling For The Release Of Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny

  • News source: Jason Breslow
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Tens of thousands of Russians took to the streets in protest on Saturday to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, braving the threat of mass arrests in what was expected to be one of the largest demonstrations against the Kremlin in years.

From the port city of Vladivostok in the east to the capital of Moscow seven time zones away in the west, protesters swept across the country in open defiance of warnings from Russian authorities that the demonstrations have been deemed illegal.

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Hawley, Stefanik call for investigation into Chinese role in coronavirus outbreak, as Biden restores WHO ties

  • News source: Adam Shaw
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Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., are calling for an international investigation into the origins of the coronavirus outbreak and China’s role in it -- just as President Biden moved to rejoin the World Health Organization (WHO).

The resolution, originally introduced in March, called for "an international investigation into the handling by the Government of the People’s Republic of China of COVID–19 and the impact of handling COVID–19 in that manner on the people of the United States and other nations."

"It has been one year...
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Jill Biden brings cookies to troops, thanks National Guard for 'keeping my family safe' during inauguration

  • News source: Vandana Rambaran
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First lady Jill Biden surprised National Guard members at the U.S. Capitol on Friday and delivered cookies, a gesture of kindness "for keeping me and my family safe" during President Biden's inauguration earlier this week.

"I just want to say thank you from President Biden and the whole, the entire Biden family," she told a group of Guard members in her first public appearance since assuming her new position.

"The White House baked you some chocolate chip cookies," she said, before joking that she couldn't say she had baked them herself.

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Navalny protests: Hundreds arrested in string of protests across Russia

  • News source: BBC News - World
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The arrest of the Kremlin's fiercest critic sparks a string of protests across Russia.
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Kevin McCarthy said he supports Liz Cheney but has 'concerns'

  • News source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Politics
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(CNN)House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he supports his Republican colleague Rep. Liz Cheney following her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump in the House, but added he has "concerns" and didn't know her thoughts ahead of her announcement on impeachment.

"Look, I support her, but I also have concerns," he told Gray TV's Greta Van Susteren, according to a transcript of an interview that will air Sunday. "She took a position as a No. 3 member in conference, she never told me ahead of time. One thing about leadership, if we're going...
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Analysis: Amanda Gorman's distinctly Black love for country

  • News source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Politics
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Washington (CNN)The enterprise of creating a more perfect union still "stands before us," to use Amanda Gorman's words, from confronting persistent racial inequalities to banishing the reanimated forces of White supremacy that threatened the US Capitol on January 6.

The first National Youth Poet Laureate, 22-year-old Gorman recited her stunning poem, "The Hill We Climb," at Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' inauguration on Wednesday.

In portraying the US in aspirational terms -- as a project that isn't yet complete but is worth fighting for -- Gorman...
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Birx suggests inauguration-related gatherings could be "superspreader"

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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In an interview with Face the Nation's Margaret Brennan, Birx says thousands of National Guard troops congregating together are most likely to have asymptomatic infections.
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Protests erupt in Russia after arrest of opposition leader Alexey Navalny

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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Thousands of supporters of Alexey Navalny, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's most outspoken critics, have taken to the nation's streets. The opposition leader was detained as soon as he returned to Russia on Sunday. Elizabeth Palmer reports on how Navalny is causing a headache for the Kremlin.
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Distinction and history behind presidential names

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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When Joe Biden was sworn in as the nation's 46th president, he joined an exclusive club of those who'd come before him. Biden is one of ten commanders in chief named after their fathers. Dana Jacobson shows the history behind presidential names.
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Birx suggests inauguration-related gatherings could amount to "superspreader" event

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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"There are National Guard troops here from every state in the union, probably, young individuals who are most likely to have asymptomatic infection if they do get infected," Birx said on "Face the Nation"
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New Hampshire's former GOP Sen. Ayotte will 'definitely' look at 2022 bid, sources say

  • News source: Paul Steinhauser
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Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte was back in the political spotlight this week.

The Republican from New Hampshire, who served as the Granite State’s attorney general before winning election to the Senate in 2010, testified on Thursday in support of the state’s current GOP attorney general's nomination for state supreme court chief justice.

It’s the latest example of Ayotte increasing her political profile over the past year.

NRSC CHAIR SCOTT PREDICTS DEMOCRATS' 'OVERREACH'

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States scramble for more COVID-19 vaccines, new concern over contagious variant

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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As the number of COVID-19 infections continues to climb, there's a nationwide scramble for more vaccines. This comes as there's new concern over the contagious variant of the virus which has now been detected in at least 22 states. Tom Hanson reports.
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Sri Lanka Minister who promoted 'Covid syrup' tests positive

  • News source: BBC News - World
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Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Sri Lanka's health minister, tested positive for Covid on Friday.
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Larry King: US TV legend who hosted 50,000 interviews

  • News source: BBC News - World
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Larry King - who has died aged 87 - was one of the giants of US broadcasting.
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Biden's push for bipartisanship faces early test

  • News source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Politics
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Washington (CNN)President Joe Biden's pledge to restore a tradition of bipartisan deal-making in Washington is facing an early test as a divided Congress weighs his ambitious pandemic relief plan.

The $1.9 trillion "rescue" package Biden rolled out last week -- a big-ticket bid to revive a coronavirus-ravaged economy -- is getting the cold shoulder from Republicans. And some Democrats, anxious to act quickly, are beginning to question whether there is any point in trying to win their support.

For Biden, who as a candidate branded himself the...
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