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Amazon is planning to unveil a new version of its Echo digital assistant with a display screen on Tuesday, according to media reports. The device will have a seven-inch touch screen, include video-calling and provide visual answers to verbal questions, according to reports.

The device is expected to cost over $200 — more than the $180 price tag for the original Echo, according to the Wall Street Journal. VentureBeat's Evan Blass tweeted a photo of the device on Friday:

Amazon's next move: The original Echo was quite successful, but it didn't take long for competitors like Google to come out with their own devices. Now, Amazon seems to be attempting to stretch the Echo's success with new devices, like the apparel-focused Echo Look it recently unveiled, along with this forthcoming touch-screen version.

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Vaccine distribution, pandemic data and a cross-party comity dominated today's virtual meeting between White House officials and a bipartisan group of 16 senators, Senator Angus King told Axios.

Why it matters: Given Democrats' razor-thin majority in both chambers of Congress, President Biden will have to rely heavily on this group of centrist lawmakers — dubbed the "Sweet 16" — to pass any substantial legislation.

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A progressive coalition is pressuring Chuck Schumer on his home turf by running a digital billboard in Times Square urging the new majority leader to end the Senate filibuster.

Why it matters: Schumer is up for re-election in 2o22 and could face a challenger, and he's also spearheading his party's broader effort to hold onto its narrow congressional majorities.

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The U.S has confirmed more than 25 million coronavirus cases, per Johns Hopkins data updated on Sunday.

The big picture: President Biden has said he expects the country's death toll to exceed 500,000 people by next month, as the rate of deaths due to the virus continues to escalate.