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Newsweek is an American weekly news magazine founded in 1933. Newsweek was a widely distributed newsweekly through the 20th century, with many notable editors-in-chief throughout the years. Newsweek was acquired by The Washington Post Company in 1961, under whose ownership it remained until 2010. Between 2008 and 2012, Newsweek experienced financial difficulties, leading to the cessation of print publication and a transition to all-digital format at the end of 2012. The print edition then relaunched in March 2014 under different ownership.Source
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Trump leaving office with 3M less jobs than when he entered, worst record since Depression

Trump leaving office with 3M less jobs than when he entered, worst record since Depression

SharePresident will leave office with 3 million less jobs than when he was inaugurated in 2017, marking the worst presidential job record since the Great Depression.Despite previous claims that he presided over the "greatest economy in the history of our country," Trump's economic legacy was crippled in the last year of his term because of the coronavirus.The jobs report released by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on January 8 shows his employment record will be the worst in modern American history.When Trump first took office in 2017, employment was at 145.6 million. During the first three...

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Iran says Trump gone to "dustin of history," hopes Biden has "learned"

Iran says Trump gone to "dustin of history," hopes Biden has "learned"

ShareIran has welcomed the exit of former President from the White House and expressed hope that newly sworn-in President would adopt a different and more diplomatic approach to the Islamic Republic.Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called out the departing administration on Wednesday shortly after Biden took the oath of office. The Iranian top diplomat chastised Trump and leading officials like former Secretary of State for pursuing their "maximum pressure" campaign against Tehran."Trump, Pompeo & Co. are relegated to the dustbin of history in disgrace," Zarif tweeted.He took...

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Donald Trump can issue secret pardons, but they're risky

Donald Trump can issue secret pardons, but they're risky

President Donald Trump issued 70 pardons and 73 commutations on his last full day in office on Tuesday. He did not issue pardons for himself, any of his adult children or former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Though the outgoing president avoided the most talked about controversial pardons, there is concern that he could issue "secret" pardons that could later be produced to defend against federal charges. Legal consensus suggests Trump can issue a valid pardon without publicly announcing it but this could potentially complicate matters for recipients if they aren't able to show that the...

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57 percent of voters say Trump did not "make America great again" as president: poll

57 percent of voters say Trump did not "make America great again" as president: poll

ShareAs President exits the White House Wednesday morning, a majority of Americans said his signature goal to "make America great again" has failed.In a new , 57 percent of voters—including 85 percent of and 57 percent of independents—said Trump did not deliver on his slogan during his four-year term as president.About 39 percent of voters said the president did make American great, driven by a whopping 80 percent of who hold that belief.The poll was conducted between January 15 and January 17, among a national sample of 1,993 registered voters. The margin of error is plus or minus two...

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Freshman Republicans send letter to Joe Biden: "We can rise above the partisan fray"

Freshman Republicans send letter to Joe Biden: "We can rise above the partisan fray"

ShareA group of first-term Republican members of have written to President-elect expressing a desire to work with the incoming administration in the nation's interest.The include some who voted to reject the results of the presidential election on January 6 and two who voted in favor of impeaching President .Most of the signatories don't yet have major national profiles but one, Rep. Madison Cawthorn, has faced criticism for rally that preceded the deadly Capitol riot.These Are Joe Biden's First Executive Actions to Combat COVIDRead moreThe on the start of his administration and expressing...

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Trump leaves office with 13.5 million Americans vaccinated for COVID, falling short of 35 million goal

Trump leaves office with 13.5 million Americans vaccinated for COVID, falling short of 35 million goal

SharePresident will leave office with Operation Warp Speed failing to vaccinate 35 million people, the second time the administration fell short of a self-imposed vaccination rate goal since inoculations started.Trump came through on his promise to deliver a new coronavirus vaccine in record time, an accomplishment experts attribute to the administration's significant financial investment and modern technology. A working vaccine has little impact without people being inoculated and while more than 15 million people have been vaccinated, that number is about 22 million shy of the...

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United States becomes first country in world to declare China's Uighur treatment genocide

United States becomes first country in world to declare China's Uighur treatment genocide

ShareThe United States became the first country to officially declare Chinese government of Uighur Muslims an act of "genocide," announcing findings Tuesday which found China's policies toward the minority group are "crimes against humanity."Outgoing Secretary of State said U.S. investigation into the Chinese Communist Party's treatment of ethnic and religious minorities found overwhelming evidence China has committed genocide against the Xinjiang region Uighurs. Pompeo said "we are witnessing the systematic attempt to destroy Uighurs by the Chinese party-state" in his Tuesday statement....

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South Korea sees Biden in office as "turning point" for North peace talks

South Korea sees Biden in office as "turning point" for North peace talks

ShareA South Korean official told Newsweek that the longtime U.S. ally viewed President-elect taking office as a pivotal moment for the historic peace talks that were launched by outgoing President but later stalled.South Korea, officially known as the Republic of Korea (ROK), and North Korea, formally called the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, (DPRK) remain divided despite intensive diplomatic contacts launched three years ago. As nascent relations once again gave way to tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Seoul seeks a renewed effort to bring the two neighboring rivals together."The...

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National Guard activated in 30 states over fears of inauguration violence

National Guard activated in 30 states over fears of inauguration violence

ShareAt least 30 states across the country are activating National Guard troops, with the warning armed protests are being "As of this morning [Tuesday], 30 states have activated National Guard troops totaling at least 6,675 across those states. In support of DC there are more than 25,000 in and around the capital," a National Guard spokesperson told Newsweek.The preparation comes days before President-elect 's inauguration and almost two weeks after the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead, including a police officer.Last week, the FBI warned that armed...

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Senator Sasse blasts Republicans who "wink" at QAnon, urges them to reject conspiracy theories

Senator Sasse blasts Republicans who "wink" at QAnon, urges them to reject conspiracy theories

ShareRepublican Senator Ben Sasse criticized GOP leaders who have failed to denounce QAnon conspiracy theories, which gained traction among 's far-right supporters last year, in an published by The Atlantic on Saturday. Sasse argued that "QAnon is destroying the GOP from within" and implored to reject its false assertions, as well as any colleagues who align with them."If the GOP is to have a future outside the fever dreams of internet trolls, we have to call out falsehoods and conspiracy theories unequivocally," he wrote in his recent op-ed. "We have to repudiate people who peddle those...

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GOP lawmaker claimed "Democratic machine" paid Capitol rioters to make Trump look bad

GOP lawmaker claimed "Democratic machine" paid Capitol rioters to make Trump look bad

ShareAs rioters supporting President attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6, newly elected Republican North Carolina Congressman Madison Cawthorn told conservative talk radio program The Charlie Kirk Show that the "Democratic machine" had placed "agitators" among the mob in order to make Trump and his followers look bad."I believe that this was agitators strategically placed inside of this group—you can call them Antifa, you can call them people paid by the Democratic machine—but to make the Trump campaign, the Trump movement, look bad, and to make this look like it was a violent outrage,...

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Video urging Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz expulsion viewed 2 million times

Video urging Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz expulsion viewed 2 million times

ShareA viral video calling for GOP senators and to be expelled after the violence on has now been watched more than two million times.The clip, produced by anti-Donald Trump PAC Really American, splices footage of Cruz and Hawley with police officers getting crushed or beaten by protesters.A woman's voiceover explains the reasons why they should be removed from office, claiming both lawmakers played a major role in inciting the insurrection in Washington, D.C.Five people, including a police officer died during on January 6 in hopes of derailing President-elect 's impending move into the...

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Pressure on Ted Cruz grows as third Texas newspaper calls for him to resign

Pressure on Ted Cruz grows as third Texas newspaper calls for him to resign

ShareThe El Paso Times became the latest Texas newspaper to call for Senator (R-TX) to step down from the at the weekend over his objections to the president election results, and his role in the "Stop the Steal" campaign.Releasing an op-ed on Saturday, the newspaper's said Cruz had to be "held accountable" for his actions ahead of the Capitol riots on January 6, and argued that his contesting of the election contributed to an "insurrection" at the Capitol.The Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News delivered similarly strong verdicts on the senator in the wake of the Capitol riots...

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Marjorie Taylor Greene won't attend Joe Biden's inauguration

Marjorie Taylor Greene won't attend Joe Biden's inauguration

ShareControversial Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene won't be attending the inauguration of President-elect this week.A spokesperson for Greene told Newsweek that she's declining the invitation given to all members of "primarily due to security concerns."Greene, who was elected to represent Georgia's 14th District in the fall, was one of 139 members of the U.S. House who voted against the certification of Biden's election just hours after a mob of President 's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, sending members and Vice President into secure locations. Five people died in the riot,...

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Joe Biden faces Justin Trudeau clash over Keystone XL pipeline

Joe Biden faces Justin Trudeau clash over Keystone XL pipeline

SharePresident-elect has vowed to revitalize America's traditional alliances after he takes up residence in the White House this week, repairing the damage he says President has done to the U.S.-led international system that has dominated international affairs since the Second World War.But Biden appears to be on course for an early head-to-head with Prime Minister over the $9 billion Keystone XL project, a controversial Canada-U.S. oil pipeline that has been opposed by progressives, environmentalists and indigenous groups.Trudeau has long supported the project despite the protests, arguing...

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Josh Hawley secures new book deal after last fell through following Capitol riot

Josh Hawley secures new book deal after last fell through following Capitol riot

ShareSenator Josh Hawley (R-MO) has secured a new publisher for his upcoming book The Tyranny of Big Tech after an initial deal fell through amid a backlash he faced over his actions surrounding the violence of January 6.Simon & Schuster were originally meant to release the book, though pulled out of this following the events at the Capitol. as an act of "cancel culture," threatening to . He is one of .Regnery Publishing, which describes itself as "the country's leading publisher of conservative books," is now due to publish The Tyranny of Big Tech, as first reported by The Federalist. In a...

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Trump "accelerated extremism around the world": former CIA counterterrorism official

Trump "accelerated extremism around the world": former CIA counterterrorism official

SharePhilip Mudd, a former counterterrorism official, warned that President has "accelerated extremism around the world" during his tenure in the White House.A mob of pro-Trump rioters, many of whom were white supremacists carrying Confederate flags or other racist symbols, stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Five people died in the violence, which was aimed at overturning President-elect 's victory in the Electoral College. The images were reminiscent of other demonstrations that have taken place since Trump took office, such as the 2017 Charlottesville, Virginia "United the Right...

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Kamala Harris will use tiebreaker vote, but wants more consensus

Kamala Harris will use tiebreaker vote, but wants more consensus

ShareVice President-elect said she would use her tiebreaker vote in the if absolutely necessary, but cautioned that she was eager to see greater consensus develop in the evenly-split upper chamber.The former California senator wrote in a San Francisco Chronicle op-ed that she was willing to fulfil her Constitutional duty, which could prove vital in securing the Biden administration's legislative agenda, but hoped that "common ground" could be reached.She also confirmed that her touted replacement , the California secretary of state, would carry on her work in the Senate as she relinquished...

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68% in U.S. oppose Trump self-pardon, 58% support Twitter banning him: poll

68% in U.S. oppose Trump self-pardon, 58% support Twitter banning him: poll

ShareA majority of Americans said they support 's current ban on President , and more than two-thirds of them said they oppose him using a self-pardon to avoid potential federal prosecution after he leaves office.According to a new News/Washington Post released Sunday, 54 percent majority of Americans said Trump should be charged with a crime for inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6—with 83 percent of respondents saying the president has acted irresponsibly since losing to President-elect .Trump's role in inciting the Capitol riot that left five people dead has provoked even...

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Joe Biden's options for dealing with Donald Trump are worse than Watergate

Joe Biden's options for dealing with Donald Trump are worse than Watergate

You can only be noncommittal about the crucial question of accountability for so long, especially when you are the next president of the United States. And for , with mere days left before he takes the oath of office on January 20, that time is just about up.The 78-year-old Democrat, more comfortable preaching the politics of unity and reconciliation than backing a fire-and-brimstone approach, has not publicly—or privately, advisers say—backed impeachment or pushed for conviction in the , even as a groundswell for justice has emerged in the wake of the Capitol riot. He hasn't weighed in on...

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VP-elect Kamala Harris to resign Senate seat, Alex Padilla expected to replace her

VP-elect Kamala Harris to resign Senate seat, Alex Padilla expected to replace her

ShareVice President-elect will resign from her U.S. position on Monday ahead of Inauguration Day, said her aides, according to .California Governor reportedly knew of the decision and had chosen current California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fulfill the remaining two years of Harris' term.A Democratic senator from California, Harris was sworn into the U.S. Senate in November 2016. A former attorney general of California, , introducing the Maternal CARE Act as well as bipartisan anti-lynching legislation and an election security bill."I was raised to not hear 'no,' let me be clear...

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Jenna Ryan, who took jet to Capitol riot, asks Donald Trump for a pardon

Jenna Ryan, who took jet to Capitol riot, asks Donald Trump for a pardon

ShareA woman who flew to Washington D.C. on a private jet on January 6, and has since been charged in connection with the Capitol riot, has publicly asked President for a pardon.Jenna Ryan is a realtor from North Texas who turned herself over to the authorities on Friday. She spoke to CBS11 at her home later in the day. Ryan allegedly took photos of herself during the riot and posted them to social media.In the interview, Ryan made a public appeal for a , saying "I would like a pardon from the president of the United States.""I think we all deserve a pardon. I'm facing a prison sentence. I...

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Trump-supporting bin Laden niece claims president is daring followers to "finish the coup"

Trump-supporting bin Laden niece claims president is daring followers to "finish the coup"

ShareNoor bin Laden, a niece of terrorist Osama bin Laden and avid supporter of President , has posted to Telegram a claim that the president is "daring" his fans to "finish the coup."Bin Laden became a well-known figure in right-wing social media circles during the 2020 presidential election cycle, garnering notoriety due to the combination of her last name and her dedicated support for Trump's nationalist agenda. She is the daughter of Osama's half brother, Yeslam bin Ladin."Checkmate. Trump is daring them to enter the fence to finish the coup," read the Telegram post shared by bin Laden,...

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D.C. cop pinned by mob says "it was my pleasure to crush a white nationalist insurrection"

D.C. cop pinned by mob says "it was my pleasure to crush a white nationalist insurrection"

ShareA Washington D.C. police officer who was swarmed and beaten by pro-Trump rioters at the U.S. Capitol last week reflected on his harrowing experience."If it wasn't my job I would have done that for free. It was absolutely my pleasure to crush a white nationalist insurrection," Daniel Hodges told News on Thursday. "I'm glad I was in a position to be able to help. We'll do it as many times as it takes."Hodges was captured in a video being crushed in a doorway by a violent mob. He said they then stole his equipment and beat him."They ripped my mask off. Stole my equipment. Beat me up....

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People of color still 50 percent more likely to be fined for COVID breaches in U.K.

People of color still 50 percent more likely to be fined for COVID breaches in U.K.

SharePeople of color are still 50 percent more likely to be fined for a COVID-19 breach than those from white backgrounds, official figures show.The latest date from the National Police Chiefs Council shows that 32,329 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) were issued in England and Wales between March 27 and December 20, 2020.The figures showed that while 80 percent of fines were issued to white people, 18 percent of fines went to those who identified as Asian and Chinese (11 percent), Black (5 percent) or Mixed (2 percent). Black Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds (BAME) make up 13 percent of...

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