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A second Trump impeachment, whip restored to three FF senators, and WhatsApp privacy concerns.

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Updated Jan 14th 2021, 8:58 AM

EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you all the news you need to know as you start the day.

1. #IMPEACHMENT 2: Donald Trump has become the first US resident to be impeached twice, with 232 votes in favour of impeachment and 197 against last night.

2. #SO WHAT’S NEXT? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi now must submit the article of impeachment to the Senate – then the Senate would hold a trial and vote. A two-thirds majority is needed to remove Trump, meaning 17 Republicans must vote against Trump.

3. #HOSPITAL CAPACITY: Health Minister Stephen Donnelly plans to have 700,000 people vaccinated by the end of March, and 1.5 million people vaccinated in each of the second and third quarter of the year.

4. #GOLFGATE: Three Fianna Fáil senators who were present at the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in Clifden have had the whip restored after a parliamentary party meeting last night.

5. #TRAVEL ADVICE: The European Centre For Disease Control & Prevention will change its advice around the risks associated with international travel after it issued “unfortunate” guidelines which were criticised by Ireland’s Department of Health.

6. #FACTFIND: Did the Government follow NPHET’s advice heading into December, as the Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Minister for Health have claimed? Here’s your answer.

7. #VALIANT: The Mother and Baby Home report praises a health inspector Alice Litster as a “redoubtable” first public servant to raise concerns about the institutions.

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8. #PRIVACY: WhatsApp has moved to reassure its users about privacy at the Facebook-owned messaging service as people flocked to rivals Telegram and Signal following a tweak to its terms.

9. #CAPITOL HILL RIOT: Over 70 charges have been brought by US prosecutors against Capitol Hill rioters, with that number expected to rise into the hundreds.

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