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[l] at 1/22/22 8:49am
Lawyers, investigative reporters and congressional committees have one thing in common: They like to ask questions they already know the answer to. That's the big takeaway from the four subpoenas issued by the House committee investigating the assault on the Capitol on Jan. 6 of last year. On...
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[l] at 1/22/22 8:22am
A rare Botticelli painting depicting Jesus Christ will go up for auction on January 27 at Sotheby's in New York, a year after a record $92 million was paid for a work by the Italian Renaissance master. While the majority of works by Sandro Botticelli, such as the famous "Allegory of Spring" or...
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[l] at 1/22/22 8:20am
The Covid-19 pandemic took a deadly toll on adults in the United States for two years while largely sparing children from the dire statistics. But the rapid spread of the Omicron variant led to record pediatric infections and hospitalizations in the country, and anti-vaccination misinformation that...
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[l] at 1/22/22 8:16am
Almost a year into Joe Biden’s presidency, many Republicans are afraid to say a word against former President Donald Trump — and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a former Trump critic turned obsequious Trump sycophant, recently told Fox News that having a “working relationship” with Trump...
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[l] at 1/22/22 8:15am
One of the world's most influential Buddhist monks, Thich Nhat Hanh, died in Vietnam Saturday at age 95, his Zen teaching organization said in a statement posted to the peace activist's Twitter account. The meditation master "passed away peacefully" at the Tu Hieu Temple in the city of Hue,...
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[l] at 1/22/22 8:10am
Twitter has suspended hundreds of accounts reportedly linked to supporters of Philippine presidential frontrunner Ferdinand Marcos Jr, which the social media giant said had violated its rules on manipulation and spam. The son and namesake of the country's former dictator is drawing support from a...
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[l] at 1/22/22 8:05am
A retired, hulking ferry of the iconic line linking Staten Island and Manhattan has been purchased by a group of investors who include popular American comedians Pete Davidson and Colin Jost. The goal: turn it into an entertainment venue. The orange ferry John F. Kennedy, which was commissioned in...
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[l] at 1/22/22 8:01am
An Irishman who refused to wear a Covid mask during a flight from Dublin to New York and exposed his rear end to a flight attendant faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of assault, the Justice Department said Friday. Shane McInerney, 29 and from Galway, is alleged to have behaved this way on...
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[l] at 1/22/22 8:01am
In a scathing opinion piece on Saturday morning, the editorial board of the Washington Post trashed Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) for his plan to create an "election police squad" that board suggests will be used to disrupt elections and scare voters away. According to the board, the DeSantis proposal...
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[l] at 1/22/22 7:55am
The boyfriend of Gabby Petito, a social media influencer whose disappearance and death gripped America last year, confessed to her killing in writing before taking his life, the FBI said Friday. Brian Laundrie killed himself with a bullet to the head amid suspicion about his possible role in the...
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[l] at 1/22/22 7:36am
As outrage grows this week over U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's obstruction of her own party's pro-democracy agenda, a movement to back a 2024 primary challenger to the right-wing Arizona Democrat is gaining momentum. "At this point, Krusty the Clown could beat Sinema in a Democratic primary." "It's...
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[l] at 1/22/22 7:25am
Under the guise of “parental rights” and “student welfare” a Florida House committee has advanced legislation that would ban primary school discussion of LGBTQ people or topics, could require school officials to notify a parent if a student comes out as LGBTQ, bans schools from withholding that...
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[l] at 1/22/22 6:43am
In her column for the Daily Beast, longtime Washington D.C. insider Margaret Carlson claimed it is not beyond the realm of possibilities that Donald Trump will let his kids take the brunt of the prosecution for instances of fraud that are being investigated by New York Attorney General Leticia...
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[l] at 1/22/22 5:57am
In interviews with the Guardian's Ed Pilkington, two people who have been closely associated with Donald Trump going back years claimed that his whole world is falling apart after the Supreme Court turned its back on him and New York Attorney General appears to have enough evidence of fraud by the...
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[l] at 1/22/22 5:13am
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, who recently bowed out of a much-anticipated U.S. Senate bid, revealed that he was "bothered" after conversations with dozens of Republican Senators, who apparently wanted him to be a "roadblock" until the GOP retakes the White House. Sununu told The Washington...
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[l] at 1/21/22 9:59pm
Comedian Bill Maher facetiously suggested Friday night that Democrats should grant former president Barack Obama a third term by having him "gay-marry" President Joe Biden. Pointing to Biden's record-low approval ratings, Maher said during the season premiere of HBO's "Real Time" that it's time...
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[l] at 1/21/22 8:58pm
An ad released Friday by a group called "Remove Ron" mocks former president Donald Trump's alleged rift with Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. “What’s the matter, Donald?" the ad's narrator states. "Is it something Ron said? Or perhaps something he hasn’t said yet? Am I right, Donald. We keep...
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[l] at 1/21/22 7:48pm
On Friday, Politico reported that former President Donald Trump's social media director Dan Scavino was behind a "secret" lawsuit against the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol insurrection filed last month. "Scavino had originally tried to file the suit anonymously in federal court...
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[l] at 1/21/22 7:34pm
Peter Navarro, who served as a trade adviser for former president Donald Trump, unsuccessfully tried to downplay the violence committed by Jan. 6 rioters on Friday. After showing a clip of Trump calling the protesters "peaceful," MSNBC host Ari Melber asked Navarro: "He falsely says they were...
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[l] at 1/21/22 6:32pm
On Friday, ABC News revealed new details about the FBI raid on the home of Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX). "The federal grand jury probe that led to the raid of Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar's home and office in Texas this week has begun issuing subpoenas, seeking records about a wide array of...
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[l] at 1/21/22 6:23pm
Attorney General Ken Paxton said the Travis County district attorney's determination that Paxton violated open records laws by withholding information related to his trip to Washington, D.C., on the day of the Capitol insurrection was "meritless" and that his office had fulfilled its obligation...

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