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LAUSD board members not sorry to see DeVos gone as education secretary

It didn’t take long for district leaders and educators in Los Angeles Unified to respond to the news that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos had resigned. “One of the worst Secretaries of Education in history,” school board President Kelly Gonez tweeted. “Finally @BetsyDeVosED does something helpful for our public schools” by resigning, tweeted Nick Melvoin, another board member. “Too little, way too late,” the local teachers union said in a Facebook post. Such were the responses late Thurs...
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'It's not a f---ing game': Democratic lawmaker gives the sternest of rebukes against Ted Cruz after deadly Capitol Hill siege

Democratic Rep. Brendan Boyle of Philadelphia speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the US Capitol, January 7, 2021. House Television via AP Rep. Brendan Boyle of Philadelphia, in what is most likely the harshest public words yet by a Democrat, rebuked Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Boyle told Cruz to "end this s---" of playing politics after the deadly riots on Capitol Hill. "What the f--- is it going to take for you to e...
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McConnell sent a memo to GOP senators explaining how an impeachment trial would go down, saying it likely wouldn't happen until after Trump leaves office

Sen. Mitch McConnell concluded the Senate trial would ultimately begin after the conclusion of Trump's term. Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/ Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent a memo to Republican Senators explaining how an impeachment trial would play out. In the memo, obtained by The Washington Post, McConnell concludes the trial would not begin until after President Donald Trump leaves office. House Democrats have said they plan to impeach Trump fo...
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CDC says there's no evidence of a 'USA variant' of the coronavirus, dismissing rumors stoked by the White House task force

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a briefing on the Trump administration's coronavirus response in the press briefing room of the White House. Tasos Katopodis/Getty The White House coronavirus task force shared a report with states saying a possible "USA variant" may be responsible for the coronavirus surge. The report suggested the USA variant was more transmissible than the original virus, much like the strains reported in the UK and South Africa. But the CDC told Business Insi...
Tags: Health, Usa, UK, Texas, Science, News, Cdc, White House, China, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, United States, South Africa


In post about why it banned Trump, Twitter warned that it has seen discussion of 'secondary attack' on the US Capitol on January 17

The suspended Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump appears on an iPhone screen on January 08, 2021 in San Anselmo, California. Citing the risk of further incitement of violence following an attempted insurrection on Wednesday, Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump's account. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images In a blog post, Twitter said its decision to suspend President Donald Trump's account was due to the fact he was "likely to inspire" more violence like that see...
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Trump tried tweeting from the official POTUS account despite Twitter's ban, but the tweets were immediately removed

Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images President Donald Trump tweeted from the official @POTUS Twitter account Friday evening shortly after the social media company permanently banned his personal account, @realDonaldTrump. But Twitter almost immediately deleted the tweets, in which Trump railed against Twitter, Democrats, and Section 230, and said he was considering building his own social media platform. Twitter told CBS News that it doesn't currently have plans to sus...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, News, Congress, Cbs News, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol, Tech Insider


House Speaker Pelosi Calls Trump ‘Deranged, Unhinged, Dangerous’

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Pelosi says House will preserve every option 'including the 25th Amendment, a motion to impeach or a privileged resolution for impeachment'

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak after a press conference on Capitol Hill on December 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement Friday signalling that House members are ready to move forward with articles of impeachment as well 25th Amendment legislation. Earlier Friday, Pelosi confirmed that she held conversations with a top US general about safeguards on nuclear code...
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As the riot raged, Trump called senators to ask them to overturn the election

President Donald Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani both mistakenly made calls to Republican Sen. Mike Lee as deadly riots were unfolding at the US Capitol earlier this week, a spokesman for the senator confirmed to CNN -- calls that were intended for another GOP senator the White House was frantically trying to convince to delay the counting of Electoral College votes.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Gop, Stories, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Electoral College, Sen Mike Lee, US Capitol


George Conway: This is the easiest way to keep the country safe

George Conway, conservative lawyer and former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's husband tells CNN's Anderson Cooper that the easiest way to keep America safe is to impeach President Trump and trigger the 25th Amendment.
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White House warned governors about 'USA variant' of Covid-19, but no such discovery has been made

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shot down reports from the White House coronavirus task force that warned states of a more transmissible, homegrown "US variant" of coronavirus -- a misperception that began on a call with governors, an administration official told CNN.
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Coronavirus task force claims about 'USA variant' baseless, CDC says - Business Insider

A White House report suggests a "USA variant" may be responsible for the recent coronavirus surge. The CDC says there's no evidence of that.
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Google suspends Parler app from Play Store

By Elizabeth Culliford and Stephen Nellis | Reuters Alphabet Inc’s Google on Friday suspended the Parler social networking app from its Play Store until the app adds “robust” content moderation while Apple Inc gave the service 24 hours to submit a detailed moderation plan. Parler is a social network to which many supporters of President Donald Trump have migrated after being banned from services including Twitter Inc, which on Friday permanently suspended Trump’s account. In a statement, Google ...
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Jack Offs Trump

Rest in piss, @realDonaldTrump: Twitter has permanently suspended the president after he incited a riot at the Capitol this week.Read more...
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Google and Apple are banning Parler from their app stores for allowing violent content in the wake of attempted insurrection that left 5 dead

OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Google banned the far-right social media app parler from its Play Store on Friday, citing "continued posting in the Parler app that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the US." Apple issued a similar notice to Parler, but gave the app 24 hours to address the issue, BuzzFeed News reported earlier Friday. "We have received numerous complaints regarding objectionable content in your Parler service, accusations that the Parler app was used to plan, coordi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Politics, News, Washington, US, Trends, Markets, App Store, Hate Speech, Trump, Misinformation, BuzzFeed News, US Capitol, Tech Insider


Apple threatens to ban far-right social media platform Parler from its App Store amid complaints it was used to 'plan, coordinate, and facilitate' attempted insurrection

This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Apple has threatened to ban the far-right social media app Parler from its App Store," BuzzFeed News reported Friday. "We have received numerous complaints regarding objectionable content in your Parler service, accusations that the Parler app was used to plan, coordinate, and facilitate the illegal activities in Washi...
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Parler appears to be experiencing an outage as users report issues accessing the social media platform

Parler is appealing to users as a free-speech platform. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP Parler appeared to be experiencing an outage on Friday as users reported being unable to access the social media platform. Dozens of users reported on Twitter that they were experiencing issues with the app and website. Parler's outage came shortly after BuzzFeed News reported that Apple had threatened to remove the app from its App Store for allegedly allowing harmful content to proliferate, though it didn't appe...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Trends, Social Media, Outage, Tech Insider, Check, Parler, Tyler Sonnemaker


‘This Political Climate Got My Brother Killed’: Family Of Officer Who Died Defending Capitol Waits For Answers.

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The grieving family of a slain Capitol Police officer says he was a private man whose death shouldn’t be politicized. But now, it is forced to make sense of the reality that he is a victim of political violence, his legacy forever linked to an insurrection in the U.S. Capitol. “He spent his life tryin...
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Tuskegee Airman Theodore Lumpkin Jr. of Los Angeles, nearly 101 years old, dies of COVID

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles native and Congressional Gold Medal recipient Theodore Lumpkin Jr., who made history when he joined the Tuskegee Airmen, died days before his 101st birthday of complications from COVID-19, it was announced Friday. Lumpkin’s Dec. 26 death announcement came from Los Angeles City College, where he attended classes from 1938 to 1940 and earned an associate degree. He was a 21-year-old junior majoring in mathematics at UCLA when he was drafted into the military. In the U.S. ...
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Google has banned Parler from its app store for failing to remove violent content

OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Google has banned Parler from the Play Store for allowing content "that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the US," a spokesperson told Business Insider on Friday. "In light of this ongoing and urgent public safety threat, we are suspending the app's listings from the Play Store until it addresses these issues," Google told Parler. Google said it had reminded Parler of its policies recently, which "require that apps displaying user-generated content ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Politics, US, Trends, Social Media, Silicon Valley, Play Store, Business Insider, BuzzFeed News, Tech Insider, Olivier Douliery, Parler, Getty Images Google, Tyler Sonnemaker


It’s About Damn Time: Donald Trump Permanently Banned From Twitter

Twitter announced Friday (Jan. 8) that they have “permanently suspended” President Donald Trump’s account days after a mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and took over the building, leaving a trail of blood and destruction and claiming the lives of at least five people. The popular social media platform said in a statement: “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of fu...
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Racial justice leaders are reeling from the 'hypocrisy' in the police response to the US Capitol riots

After police forced her away from the White House with flash bangs and pepper spray, Allison Lane and dozens of people who were peacefully protesting George Floyd's killing last summer ran into a stranger's home to escape the clouds of tear gas.
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Google kicks Parler out of Play Store over failing to remove violent content

OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Google has banned Parler from the Play Store for allowing content "that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the US," a spokesperson told Business Insider on Friday. "In light of this ongoing and urgent public safety threat, we are suspending the app's listings from the Play Store until it addresses these issues," Google told Parler. Google said it had reminded Parler of its policies recently, which "require that apps displaying user-generated content ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Politics, US, Trends, Social Media, Play Store, Business Insider, Tech Insider, Olivier Douliery, Parler, Getty Images Google, Tyler Sonnemaker, Capitol Siege, Parler Google


Democratic Rep. Kurt Schrader opposes impeaching Trump, likening it to a 'lynching'

A noose is seen while supporters of President Donald Trump gather on the West side of the Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images Democratic Rep. Kurt Schrader told colleagues on Friday that he is against impeaching President Donald Trump after the Capitol siege.  Schrader likened impeaching Trump to a "lynching," and said it would divide the nation. The Oregon lawmaker faced criticism online, particularly given that pro-Trump rioters h...
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Twitter suspended Trump's account permanently

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, left, and President Donald Trump. Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via Getty Images; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Twitter has permanently suspended President Donald Trump from accessing his account.  Facebook moved to block Trump "indefinitely" on Thursday after a violent siege on the US Capitol. "After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further i...
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American diplomats sign 'dissent cable' over Trump remarks as White House fires official who said Trump must 'go'

U.S. diplomats signed a "dissent cable" over President Trump's remarks before the Capitol mob attack as the White House fired an...
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A majority of Americans blame Trump for this week's insurrection at the US Capitol, according to PBS poll

Demonstrators hold a banner calling for impeachment of US President Donald Trump during a protest outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on January 7, 2021 a day after pro-Trump mob stormed and trashed the Capitol. - President Donald Trump faced a growing chorus of calls January 7 to be removed from office under the 25th Amendment for inciting the mob violence that swept through the US Capitol one day earlier. KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images Roughly 9 in 10 Americans oppose t...
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The first week of 2021 was one of the darkest periods the US has seen since the Civil War

An explosion caused by a police munition is seen while supporters of President Donald Trump gather in front of the US Capitol Building in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis The first week of 2021 was incredibly chaotic in the US.  President Donald Trump provoked a violent insurrection at the US Capitol that led to five deaths and delayed for hours the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's win as rioters terrified the lawmakers and staff sheltering in place. Meanwh...
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CDC has not seen emergence of a highly contagious U.S. variant of coronavirus

Earlier in the day, a report by the White House coronavirus task force said such a variant might explain the growth in Covid-19 in the...
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How the US Capitol riot unfolded, minute by minute

As Congress convened to begin the certification process for President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of Trump supporters gathered near the White House to hear the president speak. Watch the events that led to rioters storming the US Capitol.
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