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Top Eight

Top eight stories for today including President Donald Trump was impeached for the second time in his single term; California health officials will reshuffle priorities to allow anyone over the age of 65 to receive the coronavirus vaccine; An EU magistrate said all member states should be allowed to bring privacy complaints against companies regardless of where they are headquartered, and more.

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Top eight stories for today including President Donald Trump was impeached for the second time in his single term; California health officials will reshuffle priorities to allow anyone over the age of 65 to receive the coronavirus vaccine; An EU magistrate said all member states should be allowed to bring privacy complaints against companies regardless of where they are headquartered, and more.

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National

1.) The 45th president of the United States was impeached for the second time in his single term Wednesday for his incitement of a bloody melee at the U.S. Capitol after sowing unrest over the 2020 election results for weeks. 

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., left, walks with then-President Donald Trump as they board Air Force One upon arrival at Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas, on Jan. 12, 2021, after visiting a section of the border wall. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

2.) A professional racecar driver given a 16-year prison sentence for running payday lending schemes fought at the Supreme Court on Wednesday to upend a $1.27 billion restitution order.

FILE - This file photo shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Regional

3.) California health officials will reshuffle vaccine priorities to allow anyone over the age of 65 to receive the vaccine, as demand among health care workers continues to decrease. 

Ken Towns receives a first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from UC Davis Health on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, Pool)

4.) The University of Iowa asked an Eighth Circuit panel Wednesday to rule that university officials are not individually liable for violating a Christian student group’s First Amendment rights.

Members of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at the University of Iowa. (Photo via Becket)

5.) Compounding dumps by Twitter and the PGA in the fallout from last week’s insurrectionist assault on the Capitol, New York City will sever all city contracts with Donald Trump’s companies, Mayor Bill be Blasio announced Wednesday. 

FILE - This Nov. 14, 2007 file photo shows the carousel in Central Park, in New York. New York City will terminate business contracts with President Donald Trump after last week's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. The Trump Organization is under city contract to operate the two ice rinks and a carousel in Central Park as well as a golf course in the Bronx. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

6.) Saying that New York will soon produce half of its energy from renewable sources, Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans Wednesday to build statewide infrastructure for the generation and transmission of wind and solar power

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo rolls out his 2021 State of the State address on Wednesday, Jan. 13, with remarks focused on green infrastructure. (Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo photo/Mike Groll via Courthouse News)

International

7.) All member states should be allowed to bring privacy complaints against companies, regardless of where they are headquartered, an adviser to the EU’s high court concluded Wednesday.

(Image by Coffee Bean from Pixabay via Courthouse News)

8.) The largest mafia trial in three decades kicked off on Wednesday against hundreds of people prosecutors say are connected to the cocaine empire run by the ‘ndrangheta, Italy’s most powerful and feared organized criminal group based in the poor southern region of Calabria.

Anti-mafia Prosecutor Nicola Gratteri, left, stands by military personnel outside a specially constructed bunker on the occasion of the first hearing of a maxi-trial against more than 300 defendants of the ‘ndrangheta crime syndicate, near the Calabrian town of Lamezia Terme, southern Italy, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. A maxi-trial opened Wednesday in southern Italy against the ‘ndrangheta crime syndicate, arguably the world's richest criminal organization that quietly amassed power in Italy as the Sicilian Mafia lost its influence. (Valeria Ferraro/LaPresse via AP)
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