Impeachment trial begins, Iran praises strikes and is that Awkwafina's voice?: The Morning Rundown
Iran's supreme leader said the recent missile attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq dealt a “blow to America’s image” in a rare appearance on Friday.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, swears in Chief Justice John Roberts as the presiding officer for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the Senate at the Capitol on Thursday. Senate Television / AP
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Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in as the presiding judge for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, and senators promised to deliver “impartial justice” in the proceedings, as the Senate began only its third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history on Thursday.
With the trial expected to kick off in earnest on Tuesday, senators have only a few days left to prepare for one of the most consequential moments of their career.
"While no U.S. service members were killed in the Jan. 8 Iranian attack ... several were treated for concussion symptoms from the blast and are still being assessed," a spokesman for U.S. Central Command said in a statement.
The new information was an update from previous statements by the administration.
Public health officials in the United States are grappling with an epidemic of severe lung illnesses linked to vape pens, the majority involving bootleg THC oils. At least 60 people have died and nearly 2,700 others have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.