5 Things To Know In America and The World This February 9th,2021

Every day, we send out a one-page memo summarizing the 5 top trending news in America and the world. In today’s highlights, senate democrat, Senate impeachment trial, Lou Dobbs, President Joe Biden.

Coronavirus

1. Evidence is mounting that having COVID-19 may not protect against getting infected again with some of the new variants.

2. UK variant spreading rapidly across the United States.

3. New Orleans announced new restrictions for Mardi Gras.

4.The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) said 3M notified them about possible knock-off masks circulating in the national supply of personal protective equipment.

5. House Democrats on Monday unveiled draft legislation for key parts of the coronavirus relief package, which committees are expected to advance later this week.

Politics

1. Senator Republican Richard Shelby announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2022

2. Republican Congressman Ron Wright of Texas died at age 67 on Sunday night following a battle with COVID-19, according to a statement from his office.

3. Feds tracking down hacker who tried to poison Florida town’s water supply

4. Trump’s impeachment lawyers call on Senate to reject “brazen political act” in new filing.

5. Former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial will begin on Tuesday, February 9.

Business

1. Robinhood was sued Monday for wrongful death by the family of Alex Kearns, a 20-year-old customer who took his life last summer.

2. Tesla invests $1.5 billion in bitcoin, will start accepting it as payment.

3. Reddit’s valuation doubles to $6 billion after new $250 million funding.

4. Long-term unemployment is at an all-time high. Indeed, long-term unemployment is edging toward a historical peak.

5. Simon Property Group Inc forecast a rise in its 2021 profit on Monday as the U.S. mall operator benefits from improving rent collection and a recovery in the retail industry, pushing its shares up 2% in extended trading.

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World

1. A limited study indicated the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was minimally protective against a new variant widespread in southern Africa.

2. Cuba has warned that rebels from Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN) may be planning an attack on Bogota, the Colombian defense minister said on Monday.

3. Mexico’s ruling party has proposed regulating major social media networks, including Twitter and Facebook.

4. The United Kingdom will not issue a coronavirus passport according to officials.

5.Opponents of Myanmar’s military coup vowed to continue non-violent action on Tuesday.

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