The Morning Dispatch: Acquitted Again

Happy Monday! Bet you didn’t think you were getting a TMD today because of the holiday. Wrong!

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The Senate voted over the weekend to acquit Donald Trump on impeachment charges of inciting rioters to storm the U.S. Capitol. Fifty-seven senators voted to convict the former president—including Republican Sens. Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, and Pat Toomey—falling ten votes short of the two-thirds threshold.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday issued step-by-step guidelines for schools to return to in-person learning. The guidelines—which are not binding for schools—do not stipulate teachers need to be vaccinated prior to schools reopening, but do recommend schools continue virtual or hybrid approaches until community spread falls below specific levels.

  • Mario Draghi, former head of the European Central Bank, was sworn in as Italy’s prime minister over the weekend after the previous government—headed by Giuseppe Conte—collapsed last month.

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