The Morning Dispatch: One Day More

Happy Tuesday! Yesterday was an eerily slow news day, so we’ll try to keep this one quick. (Us typing that out almost guarantees today is going to be an insane day.)

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 30 days in prison on Monday, less than 24 hours after he was arrested in a Moscow airport. He faces a sentence of up to three and a half years if he is charged for violating parole in a second hearing scheduled for next month. Navalny urged democratic activists to “take to the streets” in a video message released yesterday. “No one can protect us but ourselves, and there are so many of us that if we want to achieve something, we will achieve it.”

  • Vice President-elect Kamala Harris officially resigned from her Senate seat on Monday, clearing the way for California Gov. Gavin Newsom to formally appoint Alex Padilla—California’s secretary of state—who will finish out the final two years in Harris’s term.

  • The Michigan GOP is attempting to oust Aaron Van Langevelde, the Republican member of the state’s Board of Canvassers who voted to certify Joe Biden’s victory in November.

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