Top Eight

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Top eight stories for today including Russia was jarred by large-scale protests sparked by the arrest of opposition leader Alexei Navalny; Republican senators are expected to pitch President Joe Biden a stunted Covid-19 relief proposal; A Virginia senator who was censured with bipartisan support for speaking at former President Donald Trump’s Save America rally filed a federal lawsuit against the legislative body, and more.

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National

1.) Republican senators are expected to pitch President Joe Biden a stunted Covid-19 relief proposal at the White House, a day after releasing a letter that says a pared-back bill could garner bipartisan support.

(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

2.) The Biden administration announced Monday that two federal agencies will invest over $230 million in an over-the-counter test to detect the Covid-19 virus.

(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

3.) Securing new counsel with only a week to go before his second impeachment trial gets underway, former President Donald Trump’s focus on relitigating the 2020 election has drawn alarm from legal experts.

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

4.) Silver has caught the eye of the populist investor movement that boosted shares of GameStop last week, much to the chagrin of short-selling hedge funds and institutional investors.

(AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Regional

5.) A Virginia senator who was censured with bipartisan support last week for speaking at former President Donald Trump’s Save America rally just before the deadly Capitol riot has filed a federal lawsuit against the legislative body.

(Courthouse News photo/Brad Kutner)

6.) In a case pitting the mayor of a Boston suburb against Barstool Sports, the Massachusetts Supreme Court seemed unlikely Monday to seal up a recorded interview just because the interviewer faked his credentials.

(Image via Joe Curtatone campaign)

7.) New Jersey is in a state of emergency from a massive nor’easter Monday, but the state Supreme Court plowed ahead this morning in an appeal over snowstorm sidewalk safety.

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

International

8.) For the second weekend in a row, Russia was jarred by large-scale protests sparked by the arrest of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and anger over government corruption.

(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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