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Top eight stories for today including the FBI sounded the alarm on plans for more armed protests in the U.S. capital and at various state legislatures; House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment alongside a resolution that invokes the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump for having incited rioters; An international team of experts is headed to China to investigate how the pandemic started, and more.

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Top eight stories for today including the FBI sounded the alarm on plans for more armed protests in the U.S. capital and at various state legislatures; House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment alongside a resolution that invokes the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump for having incited rioters; An international team of experts is headed to China to investigate how the pandemic started, and more.

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National

1.) Not yet a week after an insurrectionist attack left five dead, the FBI reportedly sounded the alarm Monday on plans for additional armed protests in the U.S. capital and at various state legislatures.

Capitol police officers stand outside of fencing that was installed around the exterior of the Capitol grounds, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

2.) House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment Monday alongside a resolution that invokes the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump for having incited the rioters who led an insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol last week.

In an image provided by CBS News and "60 Minutes," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, right, is interviewed by correspondent Leslie Stahl, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington. It was Pelosi's first interview since the insurrection at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6. The interview aired Sunday, Jan. 10 on "60 Minutes." (60 Minutes/CBSNews via AP)

3.) President-elect Joe Biden tapped William Burns to head the Central Intelligence Agency, filling another important position as Biden’s assumption of the White House is days away. 

FILE - In this May 24, 2011 file photo, William Burns testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his nomination to be Deputy Secretary of State. President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, he has chosen the veteran diplomat to be his CIA director. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

4.) The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to expedite three election-related challenges that President Donald Trump and his campaign lodged over the 2020 presidential election.

The U.S. Supreme Court. (Jack Rodgers/Courthouse News)

5.) Immigration attorneys voiced cautious optimism Monday after the Trump administration’s deportation procedures drew sharp questioning at Supreme Court oral arguments.

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019 file photo, immigrants seeking asylum walk at the ICE South Texas Family Residential Center, in Dilley, Texas. A federal judge on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, ordered the Trump administration to stop expelling immigrant children who cross the southern border alone, halting a policy that has resulted in thousands of rapid deportations of minors during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Regional

6.) The Louisville Courier-Journal’s use of the words “derby pie” in a recipe and article featuring variations of the dessert did not infringe on a bakery owner’s trademark rights, the Sixth Circuit ruled.

A slice of Derby Pie, a chocolate and walnut dessert. (Photo by Markmark28 from Wikipedia Commons)

7.) More than 160,000 people in Texas and Louisiana remained without power Monday after the year’s first winter storm swept through the South over the weekend, forcing dozens of schools and government offices to close.

Snow blankets a backyard in Woodbury, Tenn., on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Courthouse News photo/Kevin Lessmiller)

International

8.) A year after China reported the world’s first death caused by the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization said on Monday that an international team of experts is headed to China to investigate how the pandemic started.

FILE - In this April 7, 2020, file photo, workers in protective suits walk past the Hankou railway station on the eve of its resuming outbound traffic in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China says a group of experts from the World Health Organization are due to arrive Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, for an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. A one-sentence announcement from the National Health Commission on Monday, Jan. 11, said the experts would be meeting with Chinese counterparts but gave no other details.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

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