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Friday Headlines: Touching from a distance.

Biden introduces a $1.9 trillion pandemic rescue plan that includes more checks, unemployment benefits, and healthcare measures. / BuzzFeed News

Because of security concerns, Biden's inauguration rehearsal has been postponed. / POLITICO

In a court filing, federal prosecutors say Capitol insurrectionists intended "to capture and assassinate elected officials." / Reuters

A timeline of how Trump's actions and claims of fraud over the past few months led to the insurrection. / The Washington Post

How Facebook incubated the insurrection: by rewarding outlandish statements with increased engagement. / The New York Times

See also: Facebook has been showing ads for military gear alongside content promoting election fraud. / BuzzFeed News

"I hoped it was all bluster." What it's like to find out someone you know was at the Capitol last week. / VICE

Trump's former doctor, who said Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency," has died at 73. / The New York Times

Among ways to treat America's disinformation epidemic: Create a "PBS of the Internet" for trustworthy, nonpartisan information. / The Washington Post

Pompeo's decision to designate Houthis as a terror group will likely lead to a "famine not seen in 40 years," says the UN. / The Guardian

See also: Pompeo is the worst secretary of state in American history, having done nothing to enhance the nation's security—or his own administration's policies. / Slate

"The growth in the annual deficit under Trump ranks as the third-biggest increase, relative to the size of the economy, of any US presidential administration." / ProPublica

Maria Bustillos lost not only her mother during the pandemic, but a year of time with her because of Republicans' reckless politicizing of Covid. / Popula

With doses at risk of expiring, supermarket pharmacies are ignoring the vaccine distribution order—and people are lining up. / The Atlantic

Your cloth mask may not be enough to prevent transmission of the more contagious Covid variants. / Vox

Walt Disney World is quarantining Covid-positive guests in its 750-acre Fort Wilderness Resort. / Bloomberg

Joanne Rogers, the widow of Fred Rogers, has died at 92. / CBS Pittsburgh

Watch: Peter Hook and the Light perform a socially distanced version of "Love Will Tear Us Apart." / The Morning News

"Goths value experience and history... And so that makes them more reflective about the aging process." On age inclusivity among Goths. / The Washington Post

Related: A 1989 TV news report from Dublin on teen "goths, Cure-heads, and psychobillies." / Boing Boing

For archaeologists interested in finding ancient instruments, it's not always clear when an object's purpose was to create music. / Atlas Obscura

Transcribing the sounds of animals to sheet music. / The Morning News

A sampler of The Great Gatsby-themed e-books that have been published since Fitzgerald’s novel entered the public domain at the start of the year. / BNet

To understand sea shanty TikTok, you must start at the beginning. / Polygon