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Noah Berger / AP

Facebook has signed deals with Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media, and others to make shows for its video service, per Reuters. Facebook will not own the videos, which will range from 5-30 minutes, although it will own longer, scripted shows, for which it will pay up to $250,000. It will give show creators 55% of ad revenue.

Why it matters: Facebook is trying to gobble up more ad dollars by pushing out original content. Note: Facebook has been late to the content game. Platform competitors like Twitter, YouTube, and Snap have all been aggressively rolling out exclusive content deals with TV networks and investors have been waiting to hear from Facebook since they announced in February they would be producing and licensing original content.

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Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to start week of Feb. 8

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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.

Why it matters: Trump is the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. The House voted to impeach the former president on Jan. 13 on a single charge: incitement of insurrection for the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol, which resulted in five deaths.

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CDC extends interval between COVID vaccine doses for exceptional cases

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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.

Texas AG sues Biden administration over deportation freeze

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks to members of the media in 2016. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the Biden administration in federal district court over its 100-day freeze on deporting unauthorized immigrants, and he's asking for a temporary restraining order.

Between the lines: The freeze went into effect Friday, temporarily halting most immigration enforcement in the U.S. In the lawsuit, Paxton claims the move "violates the U.S. Constitution, federal immigration and administrative law, and a contractual agreement between Texas" and the Department of Homeland Security.