What Mattered This Week: January 4-8, 2021

A quote attributed to Vladimir Lenin reads, “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” And then there’s 2021. In the first full week of this budding year, a violent pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, Democrats took control of the Senate, Congress locked in Joe Biden’s victory and in one day the pandemic stole 4,000 U.S. lives. Read up on these and more of the week’s top stories — and, if you’d like, join us in taking some deep breaths.

What Mattered This Week: January 4-8, 2021

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