AP Top Stories January 27 A

Here's the latest for Wednesday January 27th: Senate votes to hold Trump trial, over Republican objections; Biden says administration is buying more COVID vaccine; Chicago plans to reopen schools delayed; Alabama cleans up tornado damage.

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RITA FOLEY: This is "AP News Minute." The Senate voted 55 to 45 to go forward with former President Trump's impeachment trial the week of February 8. 45 of 50 Republicans voted to dismiss the trial on the grounds that it's unconstitutional.

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President Joe Biden says his administration is working to buy 100 million doses of each of the two approved coronavirus vaccines. He said there could be enough to vaccinate 300 million Americans by late summer or early fall.

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Chicago dropped plans to have teachers returned to schools this week ahead of students. The teacher's union says the teachers are staying away because of coronavirus safety concerns.

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Residents of Birmingham, Alabama's northern suburbs are cleaning up from the powerful tornado that tore a 10-mile path of destruction Monday night. One person died, more than two dozen were injured, and many homes were demolished.

Rita Foley, the Associated Press, with "AP News Minute."