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(CNN)The US is awash in rough weather: California may see record-breaking rain and snow this week, and an EF-3 tornado blew through Alabama, killing one, injuring dozens and leaving untold destruction.

Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. Coronavirus More than 100 million people have been infected with coronavirus worldwide, and more than 2 million have died. Experts say those reported figures are probably much higher in reality. The UK just crossed the threshold of 100,000 deaths and leads the world in the number of deaths proportionate to population. In the US, January has already been the deadliest coronavirus month yet, with more than 79,000 reported deaths. Several major US school districts have shelved plans to return to in-person classes amid teacher pushback and rising case numbers. However, virtual learning has been a challenge for families, teachers and students, and one of the largest districts in the US is trying to speed up a return to in-person learning after a rise in student suicides.Growing 'concern' in EU over slow Covid-19 vaccine rolloutsGrowing 'concern' in EU over slow Covid-19 vaccine rolloutsGrowing 'concern' in EU over slow Covid-19 vaccine rolloutsJUST WATCHEDGrowing ‘concern’ in EU over slow Covid-19 vaccine rolloutsReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Growing ‘concern’ in EU over slow Covid-19 vaccine rollouts 02:39Read More2. White House Democrats are hoping to bust up a thorny Senate budget process to move forward with a Covid-19 relief bill as early as next week. With the new Senate makeup, a budget resolution with Democratic priorities could pass in the chamber with little or no GOP support. President Biden announced more coronavirus response measures yesterday, including the purchase of 200 million more vaccine doses and the promise of increased distribution to states soon. However, Biden’s executive action temporarily halting deportations has met a roadblock: A federal judge in Texas blocked it, issuing a stark reminder that the Biden administration’s priorities may face real challenges from conservative courts across the country.Biden announces plan to increase Covid-19 vaccine supplyBiden announces plan to increase Covid-19 vaccine supplyBiden announces plan to increase Covid-19 vaccine supplyJUST WATCHEDBiden announces plan to increase Covid-19 vaccine supplyReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Biden announces plan to increase Covid-19 vaccine supply 02:593. Capitol riotMembers of Congress were left stunned during a briefing from law enforcement about its level of preparation ahead of the insurrection at the US Capitol. Several lawmakers noted that the lack of planning came despite ample evidence, before the fact, that violence and security threats were a very real possibility. Former Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told the same House panel that the National Guard only planned to deal with traffic that day, with “no contingency” in place if tensions escalated. The security briefings unfolded as US Capitol Police officers are debating whether to hold a no-confidence vote targeting department leaders who were working on the day of insurrection. So far, at least 150 people have been charged by the Justice Department in connection with the January 6 events.Acting Capitol Police chief says they 'failed' during riotActing Capitol Police chief says they 'failed' during riotActing Capitol Police chief says they 'failed' during riotJUST WATCHEDActing Capitol Police chief says they ‘failed’ during riotReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Acting Capitol Police chief says they ‘failed’ during riot 02:384. Italy Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned yesterday in a move that is more tactical than it may appear. Conte survived two confidence votes last week but lost his governing majority in the Senate when another politician withdrew his party from the ruling coalition over frustrations with how the government is handling the pandemic. The shuffle has thrown the country for a loop, and now that Conte has resigned, President Sergio Mattarella must consult with leaders of his country’s main political parties. Conte is now betting on his popularity. He doesn’t belong to a party, so if he gets enough support from party leaders, Mattarella could ask him to form a new coalition. The government could also call for early snap elections.Who is Italy's new Prime Minister?Who is Italy's new Prime Minister?Who is Italy's new Prime Minister?JUST WATCHEDWho is Italy’s new Prime Minister?ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Who is Italy’s new Prime Minister? 01:335. NewarkThe city of Newark, New Jersey, has reached a settlement in a yearslong lawsuit over the city’s water crisis. Advocacy groups sued city and state officials in 2018 for ongoing violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act after the city’s drinking water was found to contain illegally high levels of lead. These unsafe levels persisted in the water for at least 18 months. This week’s settlement requires the city to replace all lead service lines free of charge to residents. So far, more than 17,000 of Newark’s lead service lines have been replaced, with about 2,000 left to go. The problem recalls the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and problems with aging water pipes nationwide.Why this Newark mother won't let her son play in waterWhy this Newark mother won't let her son play in waternewark lead in water tc orig_00000207JUST WATCHEDWhy this Newark mother won’t let her son play in waterReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Why this Newark mother won’t let her son play in water 03:48BREAKFAST BROWSEAnxiety robbing your sleep? A weighted blanket may helpLet it slowly squeeze all the stress out of your body. There. Now, you are flat and at peace. These five tips will help you sleep betterThese five tips will help you sleep betterThese five tips will help you sleep betterJUST WATCHEDThese five tips will help you sleep betterReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

These five tips will help you sleep better 02:28Walmart plans to build mini-warehouses staffed with robots to help get you your orders faster It’s like a retail version of WALL-E.Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman signs with IMG modelsYou love to see it. Youth poet laureate recites her stunning poem at Biden inaugurationYouth poet laureate recites her stunning poem at Biden inaugurationYouth poet laureate recites her stunning poem at Biden inaugurationJUST WATCHEDYouth poet laureate recites her stunning poem at Biden inaugurationReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Youth poet laureate recites her stunning poem at Biden inauguration 05:32Florida led the world in shark attacks again last yearHowever, there were fewer unprovoked attacks overall, and that’s a plus … right?Pepsi and Beyond Meat are teaming up to make more plant-based snacks We’ve talked about the chicken sandwich wars. We’ve talked about the pizza delivery arms race. Now, it’s time to talk about the plant-based snack proliferation. TODAY’S NUMBER$1.1 trillionThat’s how much America’s billionaires have added to their wealth since the beginning of the pandemic — an increase of nearly 40%.How did Africa's megarich make their money?How did Africa's megarich make their money?africa view wealth spc_00001416JUST WATCHEDHow did Africa’s megarich make their money?ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

How did Africa’s megarich make their money? 00:56TODAY’S QUOTE”Awarding the Olympic Games to a National Olympic Committee does not mean that the IOC agrees with the political structure, social circumstances or human rights standards in its country.”A statement from the International Olympic Committee, as questions grow about possible diplomatic boycotts of the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. More world leaders are considering the ethical ramifications of participating now that the US has accused China of carrying out genocide. Beijing has long denied the claims.China's war on Uyghur women (August)China's war on Uyghur women (August)China War on Women vpx_00041529JUST WATCHEDChina’s war on Uyghur women (August)ReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

China’s war on Uyghur women (August) 06:03TODAY’S WEATHER200-mile span to see multiple extreme weather events in 3 days200-mile span to see multiple extreme weather events in 3 daysdaily weather forecast severe storms snow rain flash flooding burn scar debris flow california sierras_00001021JUST WATCHED200-mile span to see multiple extreme weather events in 3 daysReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

200-mile span to see multiple extreme weather events in 3 days 02:02Check your local forecast here>>>AND FINALLYRoll down to mom!Nothing like a cranky, clumsy little otter to start your morning. (Click here to view.)

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