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As Tesla CEO Elon Musk is under "time pressure to fix problems," the company has flown in robots and equipment to help build batteries for the Model 3 sedan, according to a Reuters report.

Why it matters: Tesla temporarily halted production of the Model 3 last month, after pushing them out more slowly than originally planned. He pledged to be making 5,000 Model 3s a week by the middle of this year. Per Reuters, Musk says productivity will be dramatically increased by the new battery production, but it's not clear when the new production will be up-and-running. However, Tesla's "lack of consistency...has undercut Musk's production promises in the past." [Go deeper: Elon Musk's mean Twitter persona]

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In photos: D.C. and U.S. states on alert for pre-inauguration violence

National Guard troops stand behind security fencing with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building behind them, on Jan. 16. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Security has been stepped up in Washington, D.C., and state capitols across the U.S. as authorities brace for potential violence this weekend.

Driving the news: Following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by some supporters of President Trump, the FBI has said there could be armed protests in D.C. and in all 50 state capitols in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.

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Rep. Lou Correa tests positive for COVID-19

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Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Correa is the latest Democratic lawmaker to share his positive test results after last week's deadly Capitol riot. Correa did not shelter in the designated safe zone with his congressional colleagues during the siege, per a spokesperson, instead staying outside to help Capitol Police.