/Start Here: McConnell lays out impeachment trial road map and protesters clash with police in Beirut

Start Here: McConnell lays out impeachment trial road map and protesters clash with police in Beirut

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

It’s Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2019. Let’s start here.

1. Rules of the road

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday night released the resolution he plans to introduce on the Senate floor during President Donald Trump‘s impeachment trial today, which outlines how the trial would proceed.

ABC News’ Trish Turner explains to “Start Here” that Democrats are taking issue with the language around witnesses and evidence.

2. Drama in Davos?

As the impeachment trial continues, Trump is in Davos, Switzerland, starting Tuesday for the World Economic Forum.

ABC News’ Kyra Phillips tells “Start Here” that teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has sparred with Trump on social media, will also be in attendance.

3. ‘Week of Rage’

Hundreds of people were injured in Beirut over the weekend as anti-government protesters were turned back by water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets fired by police.

Rainy conditions late Monday momentarily calmed the protest, which began three months ago as a way to spotlight economic inequality.

ABC News’ Ian Pannell tells “Start Here” that there is now a limit on how much money citizens can withdraw from banks.

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At odds with the past: Trump lawyer Alan Dershowitz is facing criticism after comments he made during the Clinton impeachment trial seem to directly contradict what he is saying now.

‘He was not disengaging’: A father suffocated a coyote in New Hampshire after it attacked his 2-year-old son.

Career in jeopardy: Chandler Parsons is now fighting for his NBA career after his car was allegedly struck by a drunk driver.

Long-delayed assistance: Officials in Puerto Rico are now passing out supplies that sat in a warehouse since Hurricane Maria in 2017 to those in Ponce affected by a recent earthquake.

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Doff your cap:

If you don’t have the money to pay a crossing guard, maybe a stray dog will do.

It did in the country of Georgia, where a stray did an excellent job of escorting a group of children across a busy street — even running up and barking at a car in the intersection.

The friendly mutt then escorted the children across the street — no teachers necessary.

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