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The feds offer $100,000 reward for info about who left pipe bombs near the DNC and RNC the night before the riots

The FBI released an image of a suspect in their investigation into explosive devices found near the RNC and DNC on January 6. FBI The pipe bombs that were found near the RNC and DNC on January 6 were placed there the night before, the FBI says.  They're offering a $100,000 reward for info that leads them to the suspect.  Investigators told CNN they believe the bombs were placed as a distraction to decrease law enforcement at the Capitol, so rioters could storm in.  Visit Business Insider'...
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Rep. Cori Bush says she moved offices because she can't waste time wondering if a 'white supremacist' is conspiring against her

Rep. Cori Bush (D-Missouri). Drew Angerer/Getty Images Democratic Rep. Cori Bush is moving offices to get away from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Bush said she isn't moving offices because she's afraid, but because she has a job to do. Bush said she and her staff should not have to come to work worried that Greene wants to do them harm. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hours after Democratic Rep. Cori Bush, of Missouri, said she was changing offices because Rep. Marjorie ...
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'Cowboys for Trump' co-founder who stormed Capitol is in isolation for refusing COVID-19 test in detention

Otero County Commission Chairman and Cowboys for Trump co-founder Couy Griffin rides his horse on 5th avenue on May 1, 2020 in New York City. Jeenah Moon/Getty Images 'Cowboys for Trump' founder and Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin demands release from federal custody. He was arrested related to storming the Capitol and that day posted videos threatening lawmakers. In one video, Griffin claimed rioters would return on January 20, and "blood will run out of the building." Visit Busine...
Tags: Politics, New York City, Trends, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, New Mexico, Donald Trump, Griffin, Trump, Capitol, Otero County, US Capitol Police, Otero County Commission, Cowboys for Trump, Couy Griffin


PETA Further Pushes People to Stop Using Animal Names as Insults

The ever hypocritical PETA have attained another momentary abundance of infamy after they tried to convince people to regard animals as equals to humans once again, this time putting a focus on “supremacist language” that labels animals as dirty, filthy, or inferior. The tweet from PETA spouts nonsense about “inclusivity” before then using it as […]
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White House Tries To Keep Bonkers GOP Mess At Arm’s Length

The White House has opted, at least for now, not to engage in discussing or formally condemning QAnon supporter Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who has advanced dangerous conspiracy theories and endorsed the execution of Democratic lawmakers. [Author: Zoe Richards]
Tags: News, White House, Conspiracy Theories, Jen Psaki, QAnon, Zoë Richards, Marjorie Taylor Greene


Facebook Oversight Board Begins Accepting Public Comments on Donald Trump’s Suspension

If you have an opinion on Facebook's decision to indefinitely suspend the Facebook and Instagram accounts of former President Donald Trump--and really, who doesn't?--you can now share your thoughts with the social network's independent content oversight board, which is reviewing the case. The oversight board said Friday that public feedback can be submitted via this...
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White House to release state coronavirus reports previously kept out of public view in Trump administration

The transition from the Trump to the Biden administration has brought significant changes to the US Covid-19 strategy, and with it, a new level of transparency.
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ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

There's Something About Marjorie QAnon-supporting Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) got a taste of the spotlight this week, and the scrutiny that comes with it. Attention has turned to her past comments calling the Parkland and Sandy Hook school shooting massacres false flags, as well as her liking of social media posts that advocated for violence against Democrats. Fred Guttenberg, the father of one of the 17 people killed in the Parkland school shooting, tweeted a video of Greene in 2...
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'Welcome news': relief as EU backtracks on NI Covid vaccine move

Irish foreign minister warns Northern Ireland protocol ‘not something to be tampered with lightly’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageExplainer: what is article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol?The EU has said it is “not triggering the safeguard clause” to block Covid vaccine exports from the bloc to Northern Ireland after widespread condemnation of the move.The EU’s initial decision to trigger a Brexit deal clause to place controls on the export of vaccines sparked cr...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Vaccines and immunisation, Brexit, Coronavirus


Jon Stewart is finally on Twitter and jokingly tweets: 'If I do really well on here I get to be President, yes?

Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images Jon Stewart finally joined Twitter this week.  In his third ever tweet, Stewart appeared to poke fun at former President Donald Trump, who was recently banned from the platform. "So...if I do really well on here I get to be President, yes?" Stewart tweeted. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Much has changed in the social media world in 2021. Former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart is finally on Twitter. Former President Donald Trump is n...
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Marjorie Taylor Greene warned before the election that Americans would have to shed blood to 'get your freedoms back' if Trump lost

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks as ex-President Donald Trump listens at a campaign rally on Jan. 4, 2021. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene warned Americans would have to pay "the price of blood" to "get your freedoms back" if Trump lost the election.  Greene has previously endorsed violence against Democratic leaders.  Greene has also promoted calls for violence against journalists.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene w...
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Why both parties pushed their populist messaging around GameStop and Robinhood

The GameStop fiasco revealed something bigger about class and populism in American politics. Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The GameStop stock trading fiasco offers a look into the role class plays in American politics. Both Democrats and Republicans called for financial accountability after Robinhood froze trades. Voter and economic data paint a more complicated picture around the notion of the middle class. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The ...
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Jim Mattis: America was 'born with a birth-defect' and it's 'still dealing with the after-effects of it'

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis awaits the arrival of Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani for an Enhanced Honor Cordon and meeting at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he believed that the country's education system needed to teach "the good, the bad, the ugly." Mattis noted that "our country was born with a birth-defect that we imported from the Old World — called slavery — and we're still dealin...
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How the Departments of Energy and Transportation Could Revolutionize How We Get Around

As the largest greenhouse-gas emitting sector in the U.S., the transportation system must be overhauled in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change. That means presumptive Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has a big task ahead of him. Read more...
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Shock and anger at EU's move to invoke Brexit clause on Irish border

Triggering of article 16 an ‘extraordinary misjudgement’ that ‘came out of the blue’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe EU’s decision to trigger a Brexit deal clause to place controls on the export of Covid vaccines from the bloc to Northern Ireland has been condemned as dangerous and unwelcome by leaders north and south of the Irish border.A No 10 spokesperson said the UK was “urgently seeking an explanation from the European commission” about the move. Continue read...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Vaccines and immunisation, Brexit, Coronavirus


Cicely Tyson, Hollywood Trailblazer in TV and Film, is Dead at 96

Trailblazing Hollywood icon Cicely Tyson, perhaps best known for her Oscar-nominated turn in 1972’s Sounder, has died. She was 96. Variety reports that Emmy and Tony-winning actress Cicely Tyson, whose career in theater, film, and television spanned seven decades, died Thursday afternoon at the age of 96. A family statement did not reveal the cause. “I have managed Miss Tyson’s career for over 40 years, and each year was a privilege and blessing,” her manager, Larry Thompson, said in a state...
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Law enforcement veterans say the Capitol siege was just the tip of the iceberg of the 'cult-like' threat far-right extremists pose to the US

Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images National security veterans told Insider the Capitol siege was just the tip of the iceberg on threats by white, right-wing extremists. "The threat we're facing right now is not only real but deeply embedded — and cult-like," a former FBI agent told Insider. Another former FBI analyst detailed how extremists are using conspiracies to groom ...
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Arlene Foster: EU limit on vaccines into Northern Ireland is 'hostile and aggressive' – video

Stormont's first minister branded the EU’s triggering of article 16 of Brexit’s Northern Ireland protocol to stop the unfettered flow of inoculations from the EU into the region an 'incredible act of hostility'EU moves to stop Northern Ireland being used as a vaccine backdoorCoronavirus live newsEU leaves UK off exempt list for tighter vaccine export controls Continue reading...
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Cicley Tyson —Rebel with a Cause

“In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only succeeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history.” –President Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony One of the problems of watching film and TV clips on YouTube is they can make what was originally profound and make it melodramatic. […]
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EU moves to stop Northern Ireland being used as a vaccine backdoor

Brussels triggers article 16 of NI protocol to put export controls on vaccine to the fury of StormontCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe EU has moved to prevent Northern Ireland from being used as a back door to funnel coronavirus vaccine from the bloc into the rest of the UK.Stormont first minister Arlene Foster branded the EU’s triggering of article 16 of Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol to stop the unfettered flow of inoculations from the EU into the region an “i...
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Biden’s cancelling of Keystone XL pipeline pure politics

President Biden’s decision to cancel the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline has a touch of the theatrical about it. Signing the cancellation order on the first full day of his administration, the president drew applause from environmentalists and boos from a number of labor unions. Native American governments praised the action but the premier of Alberta, Canada, was quick to give it a bad review. The high drama speaks to the symbolic aspects of the Keystone XL project. First proposed in 2008, ...
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'A trailblazer': Barack Obama leads tributes for actor Cicely Tyson

Celebrities and politicians praised the star of stage and screen for her award-laden career and for opening doors for Black entertainers
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Priti Patel suggests fire at Kent asylum seeker site started deliberately

Home secretary under pressure to shut Napier barracks site as images show smoke billowing from blocksThe home secretary, Priti Patel, has suggested that a fire at a former military barracks used to house asylum seekers was set deliberately as she comes under mounting pressure to shut the site.Images posted online showed thick smoke billowing from one of the blocks at Napier barracks near Folkestone. The facility has the capacity to hold 400 people but in recent days some have been transferred to...
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WandaVision's Menacing Signal Is Finally Cutting Through the Noise

After WandaVision’s first three episodes, the series was in the position to make a choice whether to keep on focusing specifically on Wanda and Vision’s suburban bubble reality, or finally shift focus to one of its other characters like Monica Rambeau, whose perspectives might provide some important information about…Read more...
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Dr. Fauci discusses how variants can affect vaccine efficacy

Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses new variants of the coronavirus at a White House Covid-19 briefing and how it will affect vaccine efficacy, including the efficacy of the new Johnson & Johnson candidate.
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Women reflect on the historic moment Kamala Harris took the oath of office as the first Black, Asian-American and female US vice president

Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP On January 20, Kamala Harris did what no woman before her had done: she put her hand on a bible and took the oath of office to serve as vice president of the United States.For millions of people across the US, Harris' moment at the inauguration felt like the beginning of a new chapter in American history. Harris is not just the first woman, but also the first Black and first Sou...
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Politics live updates: Security increased for lawmakers amid threats; vaccination pace ahead of schedule, White House says

The Capitol Police would "not be available for personal escorts" for lawmakers but would be stationed to help monitor security at the airports and train stations.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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UK vaccine strategy 'paying off' as latest trials boost stockpiles

Pre-ordering of Janssen and Novavax means Britain has procured 247m successfully trialled jabsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain has cemented its status as one of the world’s leading buyers of effective Covid vaccines after two more pharmaceutical companies reported positive trial results – potentially growing the UK stockpile by 90m doses.The US drugmaker Johnson & Johnson announced on Friday that its vaccine – which requires only one dose – is effective. This f...
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Dr. Fauci: This is what the Covid-19 variants tell us

Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses new variants of the coronavirus at a White House Covid-19 briefing and how it will affect vaccine efficacy, including the efficacy of the new Johnson & Johnson candidate.
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