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CBS's new poll showed America just about split over Trump and some of his first key actions. As usual, the divide falls mostly along party lines.

Refugee ban: More people disapprove than approve of Trump's ban — 51% to 45%. And 57% think the temporary ban is against the nation's founding principles. However, most Republicans think it makes America safer.

SCOTUS Nominee: While 56% can't decide yet, more Americans think the Senate should confirm Gorsuch, than think they should vote against him.

Trump himself: 40% of Americans approve of Trump's work so far — the lowest approval rating of any president at this point in the presidency.

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Latin America turns to China and Russia for COVID-19 vaccines

A healthcare worker prepares a Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Covid-19 vaccine in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo: Jonne Roriz/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Several countries in the Americas have received their first vaccine shipments over the past few weeks — not from the regional superpower or from Western pharmaceutical giants, but from China, Russia, and in some cases India.

Why it matters: North and South America have been battered by the pandemic and recorded several of the world’s highest death tolls. Few countries other than the U.S. have the capacity to manufacture vaccines at scale, and most lack the resources to buy their way to the front of the line for imports. That’s led to a scramble for whatever supply is available.

More schools are reopening in the U.S.

Students settle into a classroom in New York City. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

More than 72% of K-12 students are now attending schools that offer in-person or hybrid models of learning.

The big picture: The U.S. is seeing an almost-universal return of schools that were in-person as of November, as well as a gradual return in parts of the country that had been virtual for almost a year.

The manufacturing boom's bottleneck

llustration: Rebecca Zisser/Axios

The manufacturing sector has bounced back from its pandemic knockout. But as the economy reopens, factories can't keep up with orders.

Why it matters: The materials manufacturers need are hard to find and prices for them are soaring.