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Parliamentary Recording Unit / AP

The House of Commons voted 494-122 in their final vote on the bill to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and formally begin the process for the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union.

What's next: It's the House of Lords' turn to debate and vote on the legislation. Because the bill passed the Commons with a huge majority and no amendments, the unelected Lords are now under pressure to approve it quickly.

The government's take: To the BBC: "If the Lords don't want to face an overwhelming public call to be abolished, they must get on and protect democracy and pass this bill."

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President-elect Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus proposal has economists and bullish market analysts revising their U.S. growth expectations higher, predicting a reflation of the economy in 2021 and possibly more booming returns for risk assets.

Yes, but: Others are warning that what's expected to be reflation could actually show up as inflation, a much less welcome phenomenon.

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CES was largely irrelevant this year

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Forced online by the pandemic and overshadowed by the attack on the Capitol, the 2021 edition of CES was mostly an afterthought as media's attention focused elsewhere.

Why it matters: The consumer electronics trade show is the cornerstone event for the Consumer Technology Association and Las Vegas has been the traditional early-January gathering place for the tech industry.

The FBI is tracing a digital trail to Capitol rioters

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Capitol rioters, eager to share proof of their efforts with other extremists online, have so far left a digital footprint of at least 140,000 images that is making it easier for federal law enforcement officials to capture and arrest them.

The big picture: Law enforcement's use of digital tracing isn't new, and has long been at the center of fierce battles over privacy and civil liberties. The Capitol siege is opening a fresh front in that debate.

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