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MIAA Media Affairs Division via AP

The U.S. lifted the laptop ban on the airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Sunday night.

  • That airport is now in compliance with heightened security protocols announced last month, Department of Homeland Security spokesperson Dave Lapan told Axios. As Reuters reports, Saudi Arabian Airlines is the last of the airlines in the ban to have the restrictions lifted, Lapan confirmed.
  • There's one airport that remains noncompliant, so the laptop ban is not entirely over yet. The airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, still is not compliant and the "'ban' is not completely over until Riyadh is removed," Lapan said.
  • The ban originally affected 10 Middle Eastern airports and 9 airlines with flights bound for the U.S. due to security concerns.

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: The Washington Post via Getty

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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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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