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Monday headlines: Laughing while crying is out

Two days before Presidents Day, the Senate acquits former President Trump of inciting an insurrection (no matter Sen. McConnell's condemnation afterward). / POLITICO, Vox

The vast majority of Republicans standing by Trump is "a clear indication of the firm—if slightly weakened—grip that he retains on the GOP." / Wake Up to Politics

Calls grow for an independent 9/11-style commission into the 1/6 insurrection. / USA Today

A new study finds that more diverse police departments, and departments with more female officers, are safer for citizens. / The Associated Press

The storm that brought snow and ice to Texas will continue to blow through the South, Midwest, and Northeast through Tuesday. / The Weather Channel

A Valentine's Day weather forecast: "If you don't like the person you're with, you might as well go ahead and leave right now." / Twitter

A microbiologist for the World Health Organization accuses China of withholding detailed patient information. / BBC News

Health care workers are organizing online networks to drown out vaccine opponents. / POLITICO

Some pulse oximeters aren't as accurate at measuring oxygen levels in patients with darker skin. / STAT

A doctor of emergency medicine brings his camera to the hospital on days off to document the pandemic. / The Los Angeles Times

When mobile home park dwellers face eviction, they risk losing not only their lot but also their home equity. / NBC News

Tiny house owners and #vanlifers struggle to adapt their lifestyles to lockdown's demands. / The New York Times

Japan appoints a "minister of loneliness" to help people suffering at home alone. / The Japan Times 

Saudi Arabia's most prominent human rights activist emerges from 1,001 days in prison. / BBC News

Young volunteers at Teen Line live out "the highs, lows and in-betweens of their own lives" in the shadow of the virus. / The Washington Post

Gen Z tells the Millennials (and everybody else):