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Donald Trump executioners may have misled courts, sparking calls for investigation

Donald Trump executioners may have misled courts, sparking calls for investigation

ShareConflicting accounts of the federal executions that took place in the final months of 's presidency have prompted calls for an investigation into whether executioners deliberately misled the courts. in seven months after the Trump administration resumed federal executions last July.According to the Associated Press, executioners likened the deaths by lethal injection to falling asleep—in sworn accounts they called gurneys "beds" and referred to final breaths as "snores."The "sanitized" accounts of the executions at the U.S Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, differed drastically from...

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Mike Pence declines invite to CPAC event where Donald Trump will speak

Mike Pence declines invite to CPAC event where Donald Trump will speak

ShareFormer vice president reportedly declined an invitation to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where since leaving the White House.The conference will be held in Orlando, Florida from February 25 to February 28. Trump will make a speech in the afternoon on the final day of the conference, according to a schedule posted on CPAC's website.Several former Trump administration officials will also speak at the event, including former Secretary of State . Other staunch allies of the former president who will be guest speakers include Texas Sen. , Florida Gov. and...

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Joe Biden Will Hold Regular Addresses Following Tradition of FDR's Fireside Chats

Joe Biden Will Hold Regular Addresses Following Tradition of FDR's Fireside Chats

SharePresident is bringing back weekly presidential addresses in the tradition of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's fireside chats.White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday that it was part of an effort for the president to communicate directly with Americans."There is a time-honored tradition in the country of hearing from the president in this way, from FDR's fireside chats to Ronald Reagan establishing the weekly presidential radio address," Psaki told reporters Friday.The weekly radio address eventually led to an online video version, but the practice lapsed during...

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is now the target of a billboard campaign funded by a Republican group

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is now the target of a billboard campaign funded by a Republican group

ShareRep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is among a dozen GOP lawmakers targeted in billboards paid for by an anti-Trump Republican group.The billboards from the Republican Accountability Project (RAP), a group formed by critics of former president earlier this month, call for the resignation of congressional , including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Sens. and Josh Hawley, after the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6.All of the lawmakers targeted voted against certifying 's election victory just hours after a pro-Trump mob stormed and ransacked the Capitol.The billboard...

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New Yorker called for "public execution" of Pelosi, AOC and Schumer—prosecutors

New Yorker called for "public execution" of Pelosi, AOC and Schumer—prosecutors

ShareA New York man has been charged after allegedly calling for the "public execution" of lawmakers, including House Speaker and Brendan Hunt, 37, was arrested in the Queens borough of New York City on Tuesday and charged with threatening to murder U.S. officials, the Department of Justice said.According to the t, Hunt—who uses the alias "X-Ray Ultra" online—posted an 88-second video titled "KILL YOUR SENATORS" on video-sharing platform BitChute two days after the In the clip, he allegedly urged people to travel to Washington, D.C. to kill members of on Inauguration Day."We need to go back...

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Florida officials taking Mar-a-Lago NYE party complaint "very seriously"

Florida officials taking Mar-a-Lago NYE party complaint "very seriously"

ShareAfter a Florida state representative called for President 's Mar-a-Lago club to be fined or shut down for flouting coronavirus rules, officials say they are taking the complaint "very seriously." after videos on social media showed many attendees—including Donald Trump Jr. and —mingling without masks, despite a mask mandate in effect in Palm Beach County.Hardy contacted assistant county administrator Todd Bonlarron, questioning why the mask mandate was not enforced at the president's private club.In an email, he urged officials to close down or fine the club for the violations, stating...

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While Joe Biden and Kamala Harris opposed California's Prop 22, Gov. Newsom stayed silent

While Joe Biden and Kamala Harris opposed California's Prop 22, Gov. Newsom stayed silent

ShareCalifornia Governor has long stayed silent on the state's controversial Proposition 22, despite President-elect and Vice President-elect both opposing it. to preserve their lucrative business models and continue classifying drivers as independent contractors, rather than employees eligible for benefits like health insurance and sick pay. which supersedes Assembly Bill 5, a landmark law that requires companies in many industries to reclassify contract workers as employees entitled to more wage protections and benefits.The consequences of passing the measure are now being felt, after it...

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Ossoff and Warnock's chances of winning Georgia Senate runoffs—according to bookmakers

Ossoff and Warnock's chances of winning Georgia Senate runoffs—according to bookmakers

Sharein Georgia decide which party will control the U.S. Senate, bookmakers' odds suggest the races are extremely tight.Both of Georgia's Senate seats are on the ballot on Tuesday after neither of the incumbents, Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, managed to win more than the 50 percent of the vote in November's election.The Democratic Party needs to win both seats in Georgia, which President-elect narrowly carried in the 2020 election, in order to win control of the Senate.If either or both Perdue and Loeffler manage to retain their seats, the Republicans will hold a narrow...

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How David Perdue and Jon Ossoff are spending final days before Georgia runoffs

How David Perdue and Jon Ossoff are spending final days before Georgia runoffs

ShareJust days before , Republican Sen. David Perdue and his Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff are campaigning in very different ways.Ossoff has been continuing his attacks on both Republican senators as he campaigns in person on the homestretch of the race, while his rival continues to quarantine after potentially being exposed to coronavirus.Both President Donald Trump and President-elect are expected to hold rallies in support of their respective parties' candidates this week.However, in an appearance on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday, Ossoff questioned why Trump was holding a rally...

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Jan 3
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Bank robber threatens to infect everyone in branch with COVID unless they hand over money: police

Bank robber threatens to infect everyone in branch with COVID unless they hand over money: police

ShareA Georgia man arrested over an attempted bank robbery allegedly said he would infect everyone with coronavirus if tellers didn't hand over cash.Victor Hardley Crawley was taken into custody following the incident at a Chase Bank in Riverdale, Georgia last month.In a , the Clayton County Sheriff's Office said a white male suspect had entered the Chase Bank located at 7185 Highway 85 on November 28 and passed a note to a teller demanding cash.But instead of brandishing a weapon, the suspect claimed to be infected with coronavirus."The suspect did not display a weapon, but stated he had...

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Hospital employee fired for deliberately removing COVID vaccine vials from refrigerator

Hospital employee fired for deliberately removing COVID vaccine vials from refrigerator

ShareA Wisconsin hospital employee has been fired after deliberately removing more than 50 vials of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine from a refrigerator, causing around 500 doses to be thrown away.The Aurora Medical Center in Grafton said 57 vials of the had been removed from a pharmacy refrigerator and left out.On Monday, Advocate Aurora Health officials said in a statement that an employee had removed the vials from a refrigerator to access other items and failed to put them back overnight on Friday. An internal investigation led officials to believe the failure was due to an "unintended...

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Mike Pence draws ire of Colorado state senator over COVID as VP vacations in Vail

Mike Pence draws ire of Colorado state senator over COVID as VP vacations in Vail

ShareVice President 's vacation in Vail, Colorado drew the ire of a state senator who is using his visit to highlight how the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted her home state.Pence quietly left Washington, DC as President threatened to tank a pandemic relief bill, risking aid to struggling Americans , before himself The vice president's office has yet to comment on his location, but multiple local and national outlets reported that he is currently vacationing in the small ski town.According to RealVail.com, the vice president is staying at the Lodge at Vail while dozens...

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Stimulus check update as House Republicans block $2,000 Plan, Trump golfs

Stimulus check update as House Republicans block $2,000 Plan, Trump golfs

ShareThe COVID-19 relief deal remains in limbo over Christmas after House Republicans rejected President 's demand for $2,000 stimulus checks on Thursday, while the president spent the day golfing in Florida.House Speaker put forward a unanimous consent request to raise direct payments that in a rare Christmas Eve session of the House.The White House reportedly told congressional Republicans to vote for the $900 billion stimulus package, but Trump surprised lawmakers when he branded the bipartisan deal a "disgrace" on Tuesday—a day after it overwhelmingly passed through the House and Senate...

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Death sentences drop to historic lows as Trump admin ramped up federal executions: report

Death sentences drop to historic lows as Trump admin ramped up federal executions: report

ShareDeath sentences and executions dropped to historic lows in 2020 even as the federal government embarked upon an unprecedented execution spree, a new report has revealed.The U.S. government carried out more executions than all 50 U.S. states combined for the first time in the nation's history, according to the Death Penalty Information Center's (DPIC) year-end report.Seventeen people were executed in 2020—down from 22 last year, according to the report. after the Trump administration resumed federal executions over the summer, ending a 17-year moratorium.Executions at the state level...

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Trucks carrying Pfizer COVID vaccine met by cheering onlookers at Kalamazoo warehouse

Trucks carrying Pfizer COVID vaccine met by cheering onlookers at Kalamazoo warehouse

ShareOnlookers were seen cheering as the first trucks carrying Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine left a Michigan warehouse on Sunday.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the vaccine developed by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech for emergency use on Friday, setting in motion the nation's biggest ever vaccination effort amid a pandemic that has claimed almost 300,000 lives in the U.S.On Sunday, trucks carrying the first shipments of the two-dose vaccine—which the companies said had an efficacy rate of 95 percent—pulled out of Pfizer's manufacturing facility...

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Timothée Chalamet plays the coronavirus in SNL hosting debut

Timothée Chalamet plays the coronavirus in SNL hosting debut

ShareTimothée Chalamet portrayed a whole array of characters during his Saturday Night Live hosting debut—including the coronavirus.The Little Women actor played Harry Styles in one sketch, an eager contestant on a holiday baking competition in another and But in a particularly memorable sketch titled "A Rona Family Christmas," he played Spike, the disappointing son in a family of coronavirus particles.The sketch begins with the mother and father, portrayed by Cecily Strong and Beck Bennett, reminiscing about the year's achievements while home for the holidays."I can't believe 2020's almost...

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Thousands call on Trump to cancel remaining scheduled federal executions

Thousands call on Trump to cancel remaining scheduled federal executions

ShareThousands of people have signed a petition calling on President to cancel the federal executions scheduled for this year.Death Penalty Action delivered the petition, signed by more than 3,600 people, to the White House ahead of 's execution, which is set for Thursday.Two other executions are scheduled for this year. , the only woman on federal death row, is set to be executed on December 8, followed by Brandon Bernard on December 10."The thousands of people who have signed this petition represent the millions who understand the death penalty is not necessary," said Abraham Bonowitz,...

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Black Lives Matter co-founder requests meeting with Biden, Harris: "We want something for our vote"

Black Lives Matter co-founder requests meeting with Biden, Harris: "We want something for our vote"

SharePatrisse Cullors, one of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement, has sent a letter to President-elect and Vice President-elect , congratulating them on their win.Cullors also requested a meeting with the pair to "discuss the expectations that we have for your administration and the commitments that must be made to Black people."Noting that Black people had played a vital role in delivering the election outcome, she called on Biden and Harris to make a "well-thought out, community-driven, fully resourced agenda that addresses the particular challenges faced by Black people" a...

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s children hit back at Mitch McConnell for mentioning him in victory speech

Martin Luther King Jr.'s children hit back at Mitch McConnell for mentioning him in victory speech

ShareMartin Luther King Jr.'s adult children hit back at after he invoked their father's name during his victory speech on election night.The Senate Majority Leader defeated his Democratic opponent Amy McGrath to win a seventh term in Kentucky on November 3. In remarks following his win, 78-year-old McConnell recalled how witnessing the late civil rights activist's "I Have A Dream" speech in August 1963 inspired him to do "big things" for this country."When I witnessed Dr. Martin Luther King's March on Washington speech as an intern back in 1963, I dreamed about doing big things to help my...

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Former GOP governor of Pennsylvania urges people to vote for Joe Biden

Former GOP governor of Pennsylvania urges people to vote for Joe Biden

ShareThe former Republican Governor of Pennsylvania has urged undecided voters to join him in voting for Democratic nominee to become president.In a tweet posted late Monday night, Tom Ridge shared a recent op-ed he wrote for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he explained why he would be casting his ballot for a Democratic nominee for president for the first time.Alongside a link to the article, he wrote: "Should there still be a few of you undecideds out there - especially in Pennsylvania - I respectfully share my rationale why I'm supporting @JoeBiden. I hope you'll join me."Ridge, who...

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Trump was "pandering" to Black and Latinx voters in "law and order" protest: Fox host Arthel Neville

Trump was "pandering" to Black and Latinx voters in "law and order" protest: Fox host Arthel Neville

SharePresident was "pandering" to Black and Latinx Americans during his White House speech on Saturday in a bid to get their votes just weeks before the election, Fox News anchor Arthel Neville told viewers.The president stood on a balcony to address several hundred supporters gathered on the South Lawn on Saturday afternoon in his first in-person event since he revealed he had tested positive for coronavirus. and former Arizona police officer Brandon Tatum's Blexit Foundation.Touted by the White House as a "peaceful protest for law and order," Trump told the crowd: "You just marched to the...

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Dem leaders investigate Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over limit on mail ballot drop-off locations

Dem leaders investigate Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over limit on mail ballot drop-off locations

ShareThe Democratic chairs of three congressional committees have said they are investigating whether Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has interfered with "free, fair and safe federal elections" by limiting the number of drop-off locations for mail ballots in the state to one per county.In a joint letter on Tuesday, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) and Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) urged Abbott to rescind the order requiring Texas counties to close all but one ballot drop-off location, and said the move "appears to be a last-ditch effort to suppress Texans' ability to...

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Protesters gather outside Mitch McConnell's home to decry move to fill Supreme Court seat—"Ruth sent us"

Protesters gather outside Mitch McConnell's home to decry move to fill Supreme Court seat—"Ruth sent us"

ShareMore than 100 protesters gathered outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Kentucky home on Saturday to decry the push to quickly fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.Democrats have accused Republicans of hypocrisy, saying they should follow the precedent set by GOP legislators in 2016 when they refused to consider President Barack Obama's nominee Merrick Garland in the run-up to the 2016 election.In a statement issued late on Friday night, McConnell vowed to call a vote for President Donald Trump's nominee—despite the 2020 presidential...

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Beirut port on fire again after videos circulate of huge blaze one month since explosion

Beirut port on fire again after videos circulate of huge blaze one month since explosion

ShareA huge fire has broken out at the port of Beirut just weeks after a devastating blast killed hundreds of people and wounded thousands more.The Lebanese Army said the fire had broken out in a warehouse storing oil and tires at the duty-free market in the port of the Lebanese capital."Operations have begun to extinguish the fire and army helicopters will take part," the military said in a statement on Twitter," the army said in a statement on Twitter.Videos posted on social media showed thick columns of black smoke billowing into the air above the area largely flattened by the explosion...

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Man breaks into dinosaur exhibit, snaps selfies with head inside T. rex's mouth, police say

Man breaks into dinosaur exhibit, snaps selfies with head inside T. rex's mouth, police say

SharePolice in Australia said a man broke into a museum in the middle of the night and wandered around exhibits for about 40 minutes, stopping to snap selfies with his head inside a T. rex skull.The man allegedly entered the Australian Museum in Sydney's central business district just after 1 a.m. local time on May 10, NSW Police said.CCTV shared by police last week showed the man walking through multiple levels of the museum. He was seen trying to gain access to rooms and looking through storage spaces, police said.The man was also recorded talking selfies with some of the dinosaur fossils...

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