‘There will be a trial’ / Shot shortage / Microsoft sees dead people

‘There will be a trial.’ Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says the House will send the Senate that article of impeachment against Donald Trump Monday.
Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz face an official ethics complaint for their roles in the Capitol insurrection.
Politico dissects President Biden’s 36-year relationship with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell: “Enemies, a Love Story.”

Biden’s Day One. Politico says he delivered on “the overwhelming majority” of his campaign pledges for his first official actions—but he missed at least five.
Public school policy analyst Jan Resseger hails the president’s pandemic relief plan for its attention to “the needs of America’s poorest children.”
An Oak Park resident will play a top role in Biden’s Education Department.

Fauci, freed. With Trump’s departure from the White House, chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci is speaking more forthrightly—telling CNN that Trump’s lack of truthfulness on the pandemic “very likely” cost lives …
Fauci says existing COVID-19 vaccines may not be as helpful against newer strains—but are still worth getting.
For a refreshing experience, watch yesterday’s White House press briefing with Fauci, or read a transcript.

Shot shortage. As hundreds of thousands of older Chicagoans, essential workers and teachers become eligible for a vaccine, Chicago’s top doc says the supply’s nowhere near enough to meet demand …
 … but a lucky few around the country are winning the vaccine jackpot.
New survey: About 6 in 10 Americans don’t know when or where to get a shot.
Indoor dining is back for the south suburbs …
 … and indoor movies are on the way …
 … but a Chicago comedy troupe says it plans to stay “digital-first.”

Carjacking reinforcements. With the city on track to a record year for that crime, Chicago police are putting more detectives on the case.
Chicago-area expressway shootings last year more than doubled the total for each of the four previous years.

O’Hare’s ‘heap of trouble.’ A Tribune editorial condemns the city for letting a guy live at the airport undetected for almost three months.
A security expert says the airport got extremely lucky.

Trump administration veterans, take note. The Boston Globe is launching a “Fresh Start” program, letting people ask the paper to remove, update or anonymize archival stories about them.
The Just Security legal blog: The Biden administration could roll back Trump’s “abuse” of the presidential pardoning perk with some “unusually simple” trials.
The Trib’s Eric Zorn proposes new limits on the pardon power.

Rules for reporters. NPR public editor Kelly McBride offers suggestions for covering Trump now that he’s not president, including: Be wary of stories he instigates.
Facebook’s “Supreme Court” will decide the fate of Trump’s suspended account there.

Microsoft sees dead people. The company’s filed a patent for technology that would revive the deceased as chatbots built with “images, voice data, social media posts, electronic messages” and other personal archives.

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