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Feds back away from claim that Capitol rioters were looking to capture and assassinate officials

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “Right now, we don’t have any direct evidence of kill/capture teams,” Sherwin said. Sherwin’s contention undercut the flat assertions made by federal prosecutors in Arizona, who described in a court filing Thursday what they called “strong evidence” that Capitol rioters......

The Last Ohio Statehouse Protests Ended in Fistfights. Now Officials Worry About Inauguration Violence

ClevelandScene
click to enlarge It was a peaceful protest outside the Ohio Statehouse. Then it was a crowd of Proud Boys wailing on Dejuan Sharp. The brawl came a few hours later. Sharp, a Black man, attended the Jan. 6 protest along with other Black Lives Matter activists when, by his......

Wilmington officials continue enforcing short-term rental policy deemed illegal by North Carolina court

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Wilmington city officials have kept a short-term rental ordinance intact despite it being ruled illegal by a North Carolina superior court judge. The city’s zoning ordinance places a 2% cap on how many properties can operate as rental homes......

US says Capitol rioters intended to ‘capture and assassinate’ elected officials

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The view was included in a memo seeking to keep Jacob Anthony Chansley, who rallied people inside the Capitol using a bullhorn, in detention. According to Capitol Police information included in the filing, Chansley was notable for his headdress,......

U.S. health officials push hospitals to administer unused Covid antibody drugs

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. has shipped over half a million doses of antibody treatments that have the potential to keep high-risk Covid patients out of hospitals if given early enough in their infection. This would help already overburdened hospitals avoid additional strain,......

U.S. says Capitol rioters meant to ‘capture and assassinate’ officials – filing

Reuters
By Brad Heath, Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors offered an ominous new assessment of last week’s siege of the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters on Thursday, saying in a court filing that rioters intended “to capture and assassinate elected officials.” FILE PHOTO: Supporters of U.S.......

Watch Live: Officials address Flint water crisis probe after ex-health chief charged with manslaughter

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Michigan officials are announcing the outcome of the state’s criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis Thursday morning, after the state’s former health director was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of nine people who got Legionnaires’ disease......

North Carolina officials brace for threat of ‘armed protests’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here North Carolina officials said they are prepared to protect the state Capitol and lawmakers from potential threats as political tensions heighten. The FBI said its received information about possible “armed protests” at all 50 state capitols and the U.S.......

Missouri asks thousands of unemployed people to repay jobless aid

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Watch CBSN Live Officials say they mistakenly overpaid benefits to thousands of unemployed people. Now the state wants the money back. Copyright © 2021 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News......

Pompeo cancels last diplomatic trip after European officials reportedly snub him in wake of Trump riot

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, speaks at a news conference while U.S. President Donald Trump looks on following his second summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on February 28, 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Tuan Mark | Getty......

Watch Live: Operation Warp Speed officials hold briefing on COVID-19 vaccines

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Health and Human Services and Defense Department officials are holding a briefing Tuesday with Operation Warp Speed officials to give an update on COVID-19 vaccines. The Trump administration pledged to vaccinate 20 million Americans by the end of 2020. However, twelve......

An Urban Hospital on the Brink Vs. the Officials Sworn to Save It

KHN
Illinois and Chicago officials are trying to figure out how to stop a private company from closing a money-losing urban hospital in a poor, underserved Chicago neighborhood. Trinity Health, a national Catholic tax-exempt chain, wants to close Mercy Hospital and Medical Center on Chicago’s Near South Side by May 31.......

Alabama and Ohio officials begged fans to celebrate at home. It might not have worked.

New York Times
Gillian R. Brassil The bar-lined Strip in Tuscaloosa, Ala., is usually filled with Crimson-clad football fans during championship games, who storm the street if the Crimson Tide win. The mayor of Tuscaloosa, the home city of the University of Alabama, was hoping that fans would stay home on Monday night......

Outgoing Capitol Police chief accuses House, Senate security officials of hindering efforts to call in National Guard: WaPo

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Justine Coleman Outgoing Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund accused House and Senate security officials of hindering multiple efforts before and during the Capitol riots to call in the National Guard. Sund told The Washington Post in an interview published......

Man With Assault Rifle Charged With Threatening Pelosi, Officials Say

New York Times
A man who had an assault rifle was charged with threatening Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, after he traveled to Washington for the pro-Trump rally on Wednesday and sent a text message saying he would put “a bullet in her noggin on Live TV,” the federal authorities said. Federal agents......

State Dept. Moves to Ease Restrictions on Meeting With Taiwan Officials

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The United States said on Saturday that it would relax its restrictions on interactions between American officials and their counterparts in Taiwan as the Trump administration seeks to lock in a tougher line against Beijing in its final days. A set of complex guidelines meant to make it......

National power grid breakdown plunges Pakistan into darkness: officials

Reuters
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A breakdown in Pakistan’s national power grid plunged the country into darkness on Saturday night, officials said. “A countrywide blackout has been caused by a sudden plunge in the frequency in the power transmission system,” Pakistan’s Power Minister Omar Ayub Khan said on Twitter. He said efforts......

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