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Videos show “Stop the Steal” rally organizer saying he would work with extremist groups

Videos show “Stop the Steal” rally organizer saying he would work with extremist groups

An organizer of the “Stop the Steal” rallies that preceded the attack on the US Capitol a year ago said he would work with two extremist groups, who later had members charged in the attack, about providing security and housing for the January 6, 2021, rally in Washington. In previously unreported videos from the social…MORE

How Americans think Joe Biden has done on their most important priorities after one year

How Americans think Joe Biden has done on their most important priorities after one year

President Joe Biden entered office promising to end the Covid-19 pandemic, boost a lagging economy, get Americans back to work, restore US credibility abroad and heal a divided nation. After one year, the reviews from the American people in public polling on those topics, in many cases, have not been kind. Biden won’t face the…MORE

First US shipment of recently directed security assistance arrives in Ukraine

First US shipment of recently directed security assistance arrives in Ukraine

The first US shipment of recently directed security assistance has arrived in Ukraine, the US Embassy in Kyiv tweeted Friday night. The shipment “includes close to 200,000 pounds of lethal aid, including ammunition for the front line defenders of Ukraine,” according to the tweet. The development comes as the US has sought to convince Moscow…MORE

US Embassy in Kyiv asks State Dept. to authorize departure of nonessential personnel
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US Embassy in Kyiv asks State Dept. to authorize departure of nonessential personnel

The US Embassy in Kyiv has requested that the State Department authorize the departure of all nonessential staff and their families, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. A State Department spokesperson said they have “nothing to announce at this time,” adding, “We conduct rigorous contingency planning, as we always do, in the event…MORE

Black lawmakers walk out as Mississippi Senate passes legislation described as a critical race theory bill
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Black lawmakers walk out as Mississippi Senate passes legislation described as a critical race theory bill

Black members of Mississippi’s Senate walked out of the chamber in protest Friday before a vote on a bill described as a prohibition on critical race theory on the state legislative calendar. Senate Bill 2113 would forbid public schools in the state from forcing students to agree “that any sex, race, ethnicity, religion or national…MORE

Law enforcement and businesses prepare for vaccine mandate protest in nation’s capital
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Law enforcement and businesses prepare for vaccine mandate protest in nation’s capital

Law enforcement officials and businesses in the nation’s capital are preparing for an influx of anti-vaccine mandate activists and are also concerned that potentially large-scale demonstrations could attract extremist groups to the region this weekend. Ahead of the weekend, there has been extensive planning and information among the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland…MORE

University of Rhode Island revokes honorary degrees for Flynn and Giuliani
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University of Rhode Island revokes honorary degrees for Flynn and Giuliani

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani had their honorary degrees revoked by the University of Rhode Island on Friday, the university announced. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to revoke the degrees following a recommendation by the school’s honorary degree committee after a “comprehensive and objective review” in December.…MORE

Right-wing lawyer Sidney Powell ‘is cooperating’ with federal criminal probe into fundraising
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Right-wing lawyer Sidney Powell ‘is cooperating’ with federal criminal probe into fundraising

A lawyer for Sidney Powell, a well-known, Trump-connected attorney, acknowledged that her organization’s fundraising connected to the 2020 election is subject to an ongoing federal criminal investigation. Powell’s lawyer, Howard Kleinhendler, told CNN that his client “is cooperating” with the investigation into her organization, Defending the Republic, by the US Attorney’s Office in the District…MORE

DOJ seeks to block subpoena for Trump deposition
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DOJ seeks to block subpoena for Trump deposition

The Justice Department is seeking to block, for now, a subpoena to depose former President Donald Trump in a lawsuit brought by former FBI agent Peter Strzok. The department argues in a court filling Friday that Strzok has not shown that Trump “possesses directly relevant information that cannot be obtained from other sources.” In summer…MORE