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Apple suspends Parler from its App Store while Amazon will shut off web hosting service over violence threats

Apple suspended the Parler social media app from its App Store saying there's "no place on our platform for threats of violence and illegal activity."         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Get an unlocked iPhone 11 Pro for just $900

When happy revelers unwrapped a brand new smartphone under the Christmas tree last month, which model do you think was most often beaming back at those delighted giftees? If you thought it was likely the new flagship of the Apple iPhone fleet, the iPhone 12, you'd be incorrect. — Read the rest
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Who is Taylor Heinicke? Meet Washington Football Team QB who subbed for injured Alex Smith

The Washington Football Team started Taylor Heinicke at quarterback on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in place of the injured Alex Smith.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Alex Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Taylor Heinicke, Washington Football Team, Meet Washington Football Team


Covid-19: Priti Patel defends police lockdown fines

Officers "will not hesitate" to take action against those breaking the rules, home secretary says.
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Mediaite: Parler CEO says it took down post from Lin Wood calling for Mike Pence's execution

The CEO of Parler, a social media platform popular among conservatives, told Mediaite that it removed a post from attorney Lin Wood calling for Vice President Mike Pence to be executed by "firing squads."
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Mediaite: Parler CEO says it took down post calling for Mike Pence's execution

The CEO of Parler, a social media platform popular among conservatives, told Mediaite that it removed a post from attorney Lin Wood calling for Vice President Mike Pence to be executed by "firing squads."
Tags: News, Stories, Mike Pence, Mediaite, Lin Wood


Search operation to find crashed Indonesian Sriwijaya Air plane underway

A massive search operation is underway in Indonesia to find the wreckage of a Sriwijaya Air plane that crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from the capital Jakarta on Saturday with 62 people on board.
Tags: Indonesia, Cnn, Jakarta, Sriwijaya Air


Locked-down Brisbane records no new Covid cases as NSW enters 'mopping up' phase

Hopes high that three-day snap lockdown in Queensland can be lifted on Monday night Queensland recorded no new cases of Covid-19 on day two of Brisbane’s snap three-day lockdown, and a new case linked to the New South Wales northern beaches cluster has not stopped tough stay-at-home restrictions being lifted.Fears about the spread of a highly transmissible United Kingdom variant of the virus in Queensland have, so far, not translated into any new locally acquired cases. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia news, United Kingdom, Queensland, New South Wales, Brisbane, Victoria, NSW, Coronavirus, COVID


'I didn't think it was going to end': Photographer describes Capitol Hill chaos

CNN's Pamela Brown talks to Jon Farina, the freelance photographer whose horrifying video from the Capitol riot showed an officer crushed between waves of a pro-Trump mob and officers defending the building. The officer eventually was able to free himself. His condition is not known.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Capitol Hill, Trump, Capitol, Pamela Brown, Jon Farina


Los Angeles Rams knock off Seattle Seahawks in NFL wild-card playoff upset

Cam Akers, a rookie from Florida State, gained 131 yards on 28 carries with one touchdown. He caught two passes for 45 more yards in the win.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, NFL, Seattle Seahawks, Usa Today, Florida State, Los Angeles Rams, Cam Akers


Apple Joins Google To Cut Off Right-Wing Parler, A Favorite Of Extremist Trump Backers

"There's no place on our platform for threats of violence and illegal activity," Apple said as it booted Parler.
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In Major Blow, Amazon’s Web-Hosting Service Boots Right-Wing Parler Off The Internet

"There's no place on our platform for threats of violence and illegal activity," Apple said as it booted Parler.
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In Major Blow, Amazon’s Web-Hosting Service Booting Right-Wing Parler Off The Internet

"There's no place on our platform for threats of violence and illegal activity," Apple said as it booted Parler.
Tags: Apple, News, Major Blow Amazon


Oakland Police Launch Internal Investigation Into Alleged U.S. Capitol Takeover Social Media Posts

The Oakland Police Department has launched an internal investigation into “allegations that current employees may have been involved on social media accounts that contain objectionable or offensive content” about the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Tags: Politics, News, Oakland Police Department, US Capitol, Oakland News


Liberal MP Craig Kelly attacks Facebook for warning him over unproven Covid treatment post

Stoush comes as market research suggests 80% of Australians willing to take coronavirus vaccineFederal Liberal MP Craig Kelly has accused social media companies of attempting to “purge” comments about unproven Covid-19 treatments after he received a warning from Facebook over his claims regarding the anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin.Labor’s health spokesman, Chris Bowen, seized on the controversy, arguing the social media giant had “called out ‘Conspiracy Craig’s’ medical disinformation campaign” ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Liberal, Craig, Chris Bowen, Craig Kelly, Coronavirus, Ivermectin Labor


Covid-19: Drop 'absurd' 5% council tax increase - Starmer

The Labour leader urges ministers to give councils more money instead to protect family budgets.
Tags: UK, News, Labour, Starmer


Pence ― But Not Trump ― Will Reportedly Attend Biden’s Inauguration

Trump said he won’t be attending his successor’s inauguration; Biden welcomed the news.
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Mike Pence ― But Not Trump ― Will Attend Joe Biden’s Inauguration: Reports

The vice president will reportedly attend the event even though President Trump said he would skip it.
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Apple suspends Parler from the App Store, citing 'threats of violence and illegal activity'

Apple suspended the Parler social media app from its App Store saying there's "no place on our platform for threats of violence and illegal activity."         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Politics updates: Pence to attend Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20

Vice President Mike Pence will attend the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, even as President Donald Trump intends to skip it.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Joe Biden, Biden, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Mike Pence


Twitter’s Trump Dump Inspires Brilliant Parodies

"Hello I am brand new to Twitter. What are you guys up to?" asks "John Barron."
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Capitol riot live updates: Air Force veteran fired after reported participation; Apple suspends Parler from App Store

More rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol arrested and charged. Trump banned from Twitter. Latest Capitol riots news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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CNN's Elle Reeve: 'Donald Trump plus the Internet brings extremism to the masses'

The rioters who stormed the Capitol livestreamed their crimes, took selfies and chatted about their experiences later online. CNN correspondent Elle Reeve felt like she was seeing online extremism in person, streaming down the avenues of official Washington.
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Newsom Calls For State Capitol Flags To Fly At Half-Staff In Honor Of Fallen U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Gov. Gavin Newsom said the flags over the California State Capitol will fly at half-staff Sunday in honor of fallen U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died from injuries a day after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the building as lawmakers began to certify Joe Biden’s election win. Several people have already been arrested or identified through photos from the riot. The Department of Justice announced charges against 17 people in federal court and dozens of ot...
Tags: Politics, News, Cbs News, Local, Sacramento, Joe Biden, Cbs, Department Of Justice, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Capitol, Superior Court, Newsom, US Capitol, California State Capitol, Sacramento News


Trump administration officials flee to avoid holding him accountable

The Trump years have been exceedingly hard to take for many traditional, pragmatic, center-right Republicans. Quite often, I felt very lonely in speaking out against President Donald Trump. There were too few of us to counter the Trump narrative being amplified by conservative media outlets. (As they say, a leader with no followers is just a guy taking a walk.)
Tags: Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump


Opinion: Trump administration officials flee to avoid holding him accountable

The Trump years have been exceedingly hard to take for many traditional, pragmatic, center-right Republicans. Quite often, I felt very lonely in speaking out against President Donald Trump. There were too few of us to counter the Trump narrative being amplified by conservative media outlets. (As they say, a leader with no followers is just a guy taking a walk.)
Tags: News, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump


Coronavirus live news: opposing vaccine is 'suicidal denial', says pope; greater Brisbane in lockdown despite no local cases for second day

Pontiff says he will be getting the jab as early as next week; Queensland premier praises Brisbane residents for complying with snap three-day lockdown; Marseille toughens curfew to fight UK variant outbreak 1.27am GMT In Victoria, Australia, health minister Martin Foley has reported six new cases - all in hotel quarantine including one flight crew member.He’s welcomed the two days of zero cases in Brisbane, but Victoria will wait for the final report tomorrow as well as the prime minister’s...
Tags: UK, World news, Iran, Infectious Diseases, Marseille, Queensland, Brisbane, Victoria, Cuba, Victoria Australia, Havana Cuba, Martin Foley, Coronavirus, COVID, Finlay Vaccine Institute IFV


'This is our most dangerous time.' Covid-19 deaths are at unprecedented levels as US cases top 22 million

The weekly tallies of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the United States have never been higher, and state officials are warning of more alarming patterns following the holiday season.
Tags: US, Cnn, United States, COVID


US lifts self-imposed restrictions with Taiwan

The United States is lifting decades-old restrictions between American and Taiwanese officials, in a move that will fundamentally change Washington's relationship with the self-governed island -- and is expected to anger Beijing.
Tags: Washington, US, Taiwan, Cnn, United States


Pence has not ruled out 25th Amendment, source says

Vice President Mike Pence has not ruled out an effort to invoke the 25th Amendment and wants to preserve the option in case President Donald Trump becomes more unstable, a source close to the vice president says.
Tags: Cnn, Donald Trump, Mike Pence



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