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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Photo: Gary Miller/FilmMagic

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) warned Democrats Sunday of the perils of overconfidence ahead of November, saying “I happen not to believe that there’s going to be this great blue wave.” Instead, he predicted that control of the House will be decided by a few tight races.

The details: Sanders, who's rumored to be mulling another presidential bid and has been campaigning for Democratic candidates across the country, told the New York Times that he's "doing everything [he] can" to ensure Dems are triumphant in November. "But one thing I will absolutely guarantee you: It will not happen if people are sitting back and are cocky and talking about how sure they are of winning,” he said.

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The Senate will begin former President Trump's impeachment trial the week of Feb. 8, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday on the Senate floor.

The state of play: Schumer announced the schedule after reaching an agreement with Republicans. The House will transmit the article of impeachment against the former president late Monday.

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Patients can space out the two doses of the coronavirus vaccine by up to six weeks if it’s "not feasible" to follow the shorter recommended window, according to updated guidance from the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention.

Driving the news: With the prospect of vaccine shortages and a low likelihood that supply will expand before April, the latest changes could provide a path to vaccinate more Americans — a top priority for President Biden.

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