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Navalny Protests: Live Updates as Russians Demand Opposition Leader’s Release

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Braving bitter cold and attempts at intimidation, protests unfold across Russia. Thousands of people in Russia’s Far East and in Siberia rallied in support of the jailed opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny on Saturday in what was emerging......

How Alvin the Beagle Helped Usher in a Democratic Senate

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The dog had a lot of work to do. He was co-starring in a political ad that had to showcase the candidate’s good-natured warmth. But the ad also needed to deflect an onslaught of racialized attacks without engaging them directly, and to convey to white voters in Georgia that the......

Help With Vaccination Push Comes From Unexpected Businesses

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Amazon wrote to President Biden on Thursday offering to assist with communication and technology. Microsoft is opening up its largely empty office campus as a vaccination center as part of a broader partnership with the State of Washington. Starbucks is assigning workers from its operations and analytics departments to help......

It’s Casserole Season. For That, There’s Polenta Lasagna.

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It’s that casserole time of year again, when common sense dictates that dark, damp and thoroughly miserable days should end in carb-rich, cheesy and thoroughly cozy meals. On days like those, I sit around and wonder if another layer of ricotta would somehow shorten the sleety, icy weeks that remain......

10 Republicans Voted to Impeach Trump. The Backlash Has Been Swift.

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Mr. Norton said he believed Mr. Meijer made a mistake in blaming Mr. Trump for inciting the riot. “We have a lot of people with a lot of passion and we can’t control everybody,” he said, before going on to exaggerate the pockets of unrest that took place alongside last......

Trump and Justice Dept. Lawyer Said to Have Plotted to Oust Acting Attorney General

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s top leaders listened in stunned silence this month: One of their peers, they were told, had devised a plan with President Donald J. Trump to oust Jeffrey A. Rosen as acting attorney general and wield the department’s power to force Georgia state lawmakers to overturn......

What to Watch as McGregor and Poirier Fight at U.F.C. 257

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Morgan Campbell Conor McGregor is set to headline U.F.C. 257 against Dustin Poirier, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship and its business partners would prefer that McGregor, the 32-year-old Irish star, stick around this time. McGregor last fought 53 weeks ago, blowing out Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds and setting up......

Hong Kong locks down a neighborhood for the first time since the pandemic began.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The Hong Kong authorities said on Saturday that they had locked down part of a densely packed neighborhood and started to test everyone there, one of the most dramatic measures the Chinese territory has taken since the coronavirus......

Beny Steinmetz, a Mining Magnate, Found Guilty in Swiss Corruption Trial

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here GENEVA — A Swiss court on Friday convicted the French-Israeli mining magnate Beny Steinmetz on charges of corrupting foreign public officials and forging documents, in a trial over his successful bid to reap lavish iron ore resources in......

Trump’s Last-Minute Pardon Frees Man Still Facing Accusations of Violence

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President Donald J. Trump’s late-night commutation of a 10-year prison sentence being served by a drug smuggler named Jonathan Braun made the action sound almost routine. The White House said only that upon his release, Mr. Braun would “seek employment to support his wife and children.” What the White House......

New York State is temporarily running out of vaccine doses, Cuomo says.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here On Friday afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio sent a letter to President Biden requesting more doses and the “flexibility” to use second doses to vaccinate more New Yorkers sooner. “While maintaining a secure reserve of second doses (two-week......

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