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Senator Patrick Leahy [[ lay-hee ]] is back home after a visit to the hospital. The Vermont Democrat was taken to the hospital out of an abundance of caution after not feeling well in his office earlier. As President pro tempore [[ tem-PORE-ray ]] of the Senate, the 80-year-old is third in the presidential line of succession. He was also just picked to preside over former President Trump's second impeachment trial.
President Biden is looking to end the Justice Department's use of private prisons. The executive action only applies to the D-O-J, and not other federal agencies, such as ICE. Former President Trump ended an Obama-era ruling to end the use of private prisons.    The acting Attorney General is rescinding the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" border policy. In a letter obtained by NBC News, Monty Wilkinson officially ended the practice which caused the separation of thousands of migrant families. The move officially removes the policy from the Justice Department's guidance. In 2018, then-President Trump used an executive order to ensure children were no longer separated from their parents during prosecution.    More people have died this month in the U.S. from the coronavirus than any other month. So far, Johns Hopkins University shows roughly 77-thousand-700 deaths have been reported in January. This passes the previous record set in December of just under 77-thousand-500.    Disney's latest trailer for "Raya and the Last Dragon" is getting mixed reactions online. Some have noticed the animated movie inspired by southeast Asian countries, has a cast of mostly East Asian actors. However, the movie's main character is voiced by Kelly-Marie Tran who is Southeast Asian. Meanwhile, others love to see the culture represented in a new movie.