10 things you need to know today: January 25, 2021

The House will send Trump's impeachment charge to the Senate, Biden pushes for fast action on coronavirus relief, and more

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1. House sending Senate impeachment charge against Trump

The House plans to send the article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, kicking off the process of Trump's historic second impeachment trial. Senate Democrats last week agreed to a two-week delay to give both sides time to prepare, so the trial will start on Feb. 8. The Democratic-led House impeached Trump on Jan. 13, accusing him of inciting an insurrection by his supporters at the U.S. Capitol a week earlier. A growing number of Senate Republicans on Sunday argued that the Senate should drop the matter to help the nation heal. "I think the trial is stupid," Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said on Fox News Sunday. "I think it's counterproductive. We already have a flaming fire in this country, and [impeachment is] taking a bunch of gasoline and pouring it on top of the fire."

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