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Texas synagogue siege: Teens held in UK as Briton named as hostage-taker
- Two teenagers have been arrested in England as part of the investigation into a hostage-taking incident at a synagogue in Texas on Saturday. British citizen Malik Faisal Akram, 44, from Blackburn, was shot dead after a standoff with police in Colleyville. Details of the ages or genders of the pair arrested in south Manchester on Sunday evening were not revealed. Greater Manchester Police said it was liaising with ...

Source: bbc.com
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Millions hunker down as storm hits eastern US
- Millions of Americans hunkered down as a major winter storm hit the eastern United States with heavy snow and ice knocking power out for an estimated 130,000 customers as of early Monday. The National Weather Service (NWS) said the storm was bringing a miserable combination of heavy snow , freezing rain and high winds , impacting the southeast and coastal mid-Atlantic before moving up to New England and southern ...

Source: phys.org
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This week: Democrats set for showdown on voting rights, filibuster
- © Greg Nash Senate Democrats are set for a reckoning on their months-long pledge to pass voting rights legislation, including trying to change the rules to leapfrog needing GOP support. The Senate had been scheduled to be out of town this week for a week-long Martin Luther King Jr. Day recess. But Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) kept the Senate in town in order to bring up voting rights ...

Source: thehill.com
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University of Michigan fires Mark Schlissel as president, citing "alleged sexual affair" with school employee
- Mark Schlissel has been removed as president of the University of Michigan due to an alleged "inappropriate relationship with a university employee," the school said Saturday on its website. The removal was effective "immediately," the , adding that members learned on Dec. 8, 2021, about the relationship from an anonymous complaint and that an investigation revealed that "over the years," Schlissel used his ...

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Trump is front and center in Pennsylvania’s race for governor. Will it stay that way?
- PHILADELPHIA — Ahead of a Republican candidates’ forum in Lawrence County last week, organizers projected a recorded message from former President Donald Trump. “I appreciate that western Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania is fighting so hard not only for the 2020 presidential theft and hoax but also for our country itself,” Trump told the room. “You’re great patriots! We will make America Great Again!” As ...

Source: miamiherald.com
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COVID-19: Credit Suisse chairman Antonio Horta-Osorio resigns nine months into role after bank probe finds he breached quarantine rules
- The departure of Mr Horta-Osorio, a former CEO of Lloyds Banking Group, was announced by Switzerland-based Credit Suisse on Monday in an abrupt move that comes less than a year after the Portuguese banker was brought in to clean up the company's corporate culture. Antonio Horta-Osorio's departure was announced by the Switzerland-based lender on Monday in an abrupt move that comes less than a year after he was ...

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For Oath Keepers and founder, Jan. 6 was weeks in the making
- WILMINGTON, Del. Two days after the election on Nov. 3, 2020, the Oath Keepers were already convinced that victory had been stolen from President Donald Trump and members of the far-right militia group were making plans to march on the U.S. Capitol. “We aren't getting through this without a civil war,” the group's leader, Stewart Rhodes, wrote fellow members, according to court documents. “Too late for that. ...

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Seventh grader dies after apparent fentanyl overdose at school in Connecticut
- A 13-year-old boy who apparently overdosed on the opioid fentanyl while in school died on Saturday, Connecticut police said. The seventh-grade student from the Sports and Medical Science Academy in Hartford had been hospitalized since Thursday morning. Two other students at the public school were sickened after apparently being exposed to the drug. Both recovered. Police said the 13-year-old died shortly after 5:30 ...

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After Biden’s first year, the virus and disunity rage on
- WASHINGTON — From the inaugural platform, President Biden saw American sickness on two fronts — a disease of the national spirit and the one from the rampaging coronavirus — and he saw hope, because leaders always must see that. “End this uncivil war,” he implored Americans on Jan. 20, 2021. Of the pathogen, he said: “We can overcome this deadly virus." Neither malady has abated. For Biden, it’s been ...

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DirecTV to drop Trump-friendly One America News
- BOSTON — DirecTV plans to drop One America News Network, significantly shrinking the reach of the right-wing TV channel friendly to Donald Trump and widely criticized for spreading misinformation including the former president’s false claim that he won the 2020 election. The satellite television provider said Saturday that it has informed OAN’s owner, Herring Networks. Inc., that it will no longer carry its ...

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Trump slams “dull” DeSantis ahead of potential 2024 matchup
- Jonathan Swan · 4 min read In this article: Donald Trump is trashing Ron DeSantis in private as an ingrate with a "dull personality" and no realistic chance of beating him in a potential 2024 showdown, according to sources who've recently talked to the former president about the Florida governor. Why it matters: The two are among the most popular Republicans in the country, and as the former president eyes another ...

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15-year-old is in critical condition after police shooting, Miami-Dade police say
- MIAMI — An overnight Miami-Dade police chase and shooting near the Joseph Caleb Center ended with a 15-year-old boy in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital Sunday morning, the agency said. Miami-Dade police say the boy was armed when he was shot around 12:45 a.m. at Northwest 56th Street and 22nd Avenue, near the Caleb Center and Annie Coleman 15 Apartments. Florida Department of Law Enforcement will ...

Source: orlandosentinel.com
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SNL Skit Has Joe Biden Blaming 'Spiderman' Movie for Pandemic
- Saturday Night Live returned from its winter hiatus with a cold open that saw its version of President Joe Biden blaming the current COVID-19 surge on people seeing Spider-Man: No Way Home. The year's first episode kicked off with James Austin Johnson reprising his role as Biden for a mocked up news conference during which he told the nation to stop watching the movie that broke box office records last month. ...

Source: newsweek.com
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Build Back Better may be ‘dead,’ but Sen. Tim Kaine expects core provisions to pass
- Virginia Democrat says inflation concerns will be addressed President Joe Biden’s nearly $2 trillion “Build Back Better” plan is “dead,” but one top Democrat predicted Sunday that the core of the legislation will eventually be approved. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., appearing Sunday on CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” said he’s optimistic that the Senate will ultimately pass key provisions, which will ...

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