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Extended jobless benefits ready for rollout, gambling, guns, Sunshine Law debated in Legislature, study finds pandemic depressing, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Swimming with sea turtles in Hawaii ©2021 All Hawaii News Turtles Face Grim Future, UH Researcher Says. Sea turtles in Hawaiʻi, as well as all turtles worldwide, face a “daunting future” due to climate change and other factors, a University of Hawaiʻi researchers says. Big Island Video News.Schatz to serve as chairperson of Indian Affairs committee. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, will serve as chairperson. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, will be vi...
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Trump lawyers: Impeachment based on hatred, not facts

By ERIC TUCKER, LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s impeachment lawyers accused Democrats of waging a campaign of “hatred” against the former president as they sped through their defense of his actions and fiery words before the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, hurtling the Senate toward a final vote in his historic trial. The defense team vigorously denied on Friday that Trump had incited the deadly riot and said his encouragement of followers to “fight...
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Biden press staffer suspended following reports he threatened to "destroy" female journalist

White House deputy press secretary TJ Ducklo also made misogynistic statements to Politico reporter Tara Palmeri.
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Republican senators signal they have made up their minds on impeachment as trial starts to close

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., holding a document in the Senate Reception room of the Capitol as he talks with staff on the fourth day of the Senate Impeachment trials for former President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill, Friday, Feb 12, 2021 in Washington. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via AP, Pool) As Trump's impeachment trial nears an end, some senators have signaled they know how they'll vote. Sen. Bill Cassidy was photographed with an apparent statement supporting acquittal on Friday. S...
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Rex Tillerson Screwed Up Investigation Into Cuba 'Sonic Weapon' Attacks, New Report Says

A newly released report says Rex Tillerson’s State Department responded in a slow, disorganized fashion to the “Havana syndrome”—the mysterious rash of neural disorders that has plagued U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Cuba and other locations since 2016. Read more...
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California residents 16 or older with pre-existing conditions can get a COVID-19 vaccine starting next month

Getty/David Greedy California will expand vaccine eligibility starting next month.  Those between 16 and 64 years old with pre-existing conditions can be vaccinated starting March 15. The eligibility expansion comes as LA County closes vaccination sites due to a shortage of doses. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. California residents between the ages of 16 and 64 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 complications could get vaccinated starting next month, state h...
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White House suspends press aide who reportedly threatened Politico journalist

TJ Ducklo is sorry for ‘heated conversation’, says White House press secretary, but punishment appears to fall short of Biden’s threat to fire uncivil aides The White House has suspended a press aide over allegations he threatened a reporter who was working on a story about his romantic relationship with another journalist.Vanity Fair alleged on Friday that White House deputy press secretary TJ Ducklo had made threats – including saying “I will destroy you” – to a Politico correspondent who was ...
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Airlines push White House to reject coronavirus testing for domestic flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of several major U.S. airlines met online Friday with White House officials to press their case against...
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Since Capitol riot, Southern California Republicans are leaving the party

On paper, 54-year-old David Doss of Huntington Beach has been a Republican since he was 18, when he first registered to vote and joined the GOP as a way to push back against his liberal parents. “My rebellious stage was being a Republican,” Doss said with a chuckle. Since then he’s voted for Republicans, Democrats, independents and third-party candidates whose values aligned with his own. He always felt he leaned a bit more on the liberal side, just as his parents had hoped, but he never bothere...
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White House suspends deputy press secretary TJ Ducklo for threatening reporter

White House deputy press secretary TJ Ducklo was suspended for one week. President Joe Biden had said he would fire staffers who...
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McCarthy pleaded with Trump to call off the insurrection in explosive phone call: 'Who the f--- do you think you are talking to?'

Trump's Save America PAC released a photo showing the former president meeting House minority leader Kevin McCarthy on January 28. Save America PAC CNN has reported that Trump and McCarthy spoke on the phone as a violent mob stormed the Capitol. The call erupted into a shouting match, as McCarthy pleaded for Trump to call the mob off. According to CNN, Trump refused as McCarthy described rioters breaking into his office's windows. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories....
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White House Suspends Press Aide Who Reportedly Threatened Journalist

By Alexandra AlperWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it temporarily suspended a press aide after he reportedly threatened a...
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Big Bear bald eagles now watching over 2 eggs in newest clutch

The day after a pair of Big Bear area bald eagles tangled with fishing line in their nest, the couple had plenty to celebrate. Not only did they seem to have removed the dangerous line from the nest on Thursday, Feb. 11, the female, Jackie, also laid another egg. The raptors, whose nest activities high above Big Bear Lake are broadcast on a live webcam, had their first eggs in January, but all of those were lost, two to ravens, and one to breakage. Related links Big Bear bald eagles try ag...
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Senate votes to award Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman with Congressional Gold Medal

U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman stands during a dress rehearsal for the 59th inaugural ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at the Capitol, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Washington. Greg Nash/Pool via AP The Senate voted to award Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman with the Congressional Gold Medal. Goodman was recognized for leading Capitol rioters away from the Senate chamber on January 6. Sen. Schumer said "we can all agree" that Goodman...
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Meadows Attempts To Rewrite History By Claiming Trump ‘Didn’t Delay’ National Guard During Riot

Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is still running to former President Donald Trump's side to advance false information around how Trump handled the deadly Capitol riot that unfolded under his command. [Author: Zoe Richards]
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Trump lawyers argue impeachment based on ‘hatred,’ not facts

By ERIC TUCKER, LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s impeachment lawyers accused Democrats of waging a campaign of “hatred” against the former president as they sped through their defense of his actions and fiery words before the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, hurtling the Senate toward a final vote in his historic trial. The defense team vigorously denied on Friday that Trump had incited the deadly riot and said his encouragement of followers to “fight...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Democrats, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Mary Clare Jalonick


Trump's defense team took under 3 hours to make its oral arguments in his impeachment trial. Here are the biggest takeaways.

David Schoen, left, and Bruce Castor Jr., center, lawyers for former President Donald Trump, left, arrives for the second impeachment trial of Trump in the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool Trump's impeachment defense team wrapped up its oral arguments in just a few hours. They relied heavily on whataboutism and many of their statements were divorced from reality. One of the attorneys also claimed the Capitol siege wasn't actually an i...
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Trump's lawyer claims the Capitol attack wasn't an 'insurrection.' Mitch McConnell disagrees.

In this image from video, Bruce Castor, an attorney for former President Donald Trump speaks during the second impeachment trial of Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 Senate Television via AP Trump defense attorney Bruce Castor claimed on Friday that the events of Jan. 6 did not amount to an "insurrection."  The events of Jan. 6 are widely believed to meet the definition of an insurrection, which is a revolt against civil authority or an establishe...
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The White House's suspension of Deputy Press Secretary TJ Ducklo falls short of Biden's promise to fire anyone who treats colleagues with disrespect

President Joe Biden Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images President Joe Biden is already being tested on one of his actual "day one" promises. On Jan. 20, Biden said he would fire anyone who disrespects a colleague — "No ifs, ands, or buts." On Friday, the WH deputy press secretary was suspended for misogynist threats against a reporter. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Biden White House is facing its first PR crisis, and one of the president's da...
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Trump's lawyer repeatedly blamed House managers when asked about how his own client responded to the Capitol insurrection

Trump defense attorney Michael van der Veen. Screenshot via C-SPAN Trump's defense attorney blamed House managers when asked about Trump's Capitol riot response. Michael van der Veen accused them of conducting "absolutely no investigation" of Trump's actions. "The House failed to do even a minimum amount of due diligence," he said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. After former President Donald Trump's defense lawyers wrapped up their oral arguments in his impeachment...
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TJ Ducklo: White House suspends aide for 'threatening reporter'

TJ Ducklo allegedly told Politico reporter Tara Palmeri: "I will destroy you."
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Cuomo avoids reporters during White House visit as New York nursing home scandal grows

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was able to skate past scrutiny from reporters on Friday during his high-profile visit to the...
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Trump lawyers say Democratic impeachers just want vengeance

By ERIC TUCKER, LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Donald Trump defended him against impeachment Friday by accusing Democrats of waging a campaign of “hatred” against the former president and manipulating his words in the lead-up to the deadly siege of the U.S. Capitol. Their presentation included a blizzard of their own selectively edited fiery comments from Democrats. The Trump legal team characterized the impeachment case as a politically motivated “witch hunt”...
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White House Denies Biden Is Snubbing Israel's Netanyahu

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday denied that U.S. President Joe Biden was intentionally snubbing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
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After initial social media bragging, suspects now scramble to delete

By Marshall Cohen and Paul P. Murphy | CNN While scores of Capitol rioters flaunted their role in the January 6 attack, a growing number of insurrectionists are accused of covering their tracks by destroying cell phones, wiping social media posts and threatening witnesses. After the sugar-high of storming the Capitol wore off, about 30 of the known rioters facing charges allegedly tried to destroy evidence or sanitize their social media profiles, according to a CNN review of FBI affidavits and c...
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Facebook Details Efforts to Protect Myanmar Citizens in Wake of Military Coup

Facebook shared details on steps it is taking to support the citizens of Myanmar following the military coup that occurred there Feb. 1. Director of policy for Asia-Pacific emerging countries Rafael Frankel said in a Newsroom post that the social network's primary objectives are to: Prevent online content from being linked to offline harm. Protect...
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Trump's lawyer erupted when Bernie Sanders asked if the former president lied about winning the election

Michael van der Veen. Screenshot via C-SPAN Trump's defense lawyer blew up when Bernie Sanders asked if Trump lied about winning the election. "My judgment is irrelevant in this proceeding," Michael van der Veen said in response. "No, it isn't!" Sanders shot back, adding, "You represent the president of the United States." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former President Donald Trump's defense lawyer got into a heated argument with Bernie Sanders after the Vermont s...
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White House deputy press secretary suspended after allegations of verbally harassing a reporter

TJ Ducklo was put on a one-week leave without pay.
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Biden launches Guantanamo review with eye to closing it

By Matt Spetalnick, Trevor Hunnicutt and Phil Stewart | Reuters WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden’s aides have launched a formal review of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, reviving the Obama-era goal of closing the controversial facility with the aim of doing so before he leaves office, the White House said on Friday. Aides involved in internal discussions are considering an executive action to be signed by Biden in coming weeks or months, two people familiar with the matter to...
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White House aide threatens reporter: "I will destroy you"

Deputy White House press secretary TJ Ducklo made sexist remarks to a Politico reporter and threatened her career if she reported on his sexual relationship with a news reporter who covered the Biden campaign. After Politico complained about him to administration officials, it suspended him for a week without pay. — Read the rest
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