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    Former President Donald Trump endorsed three candidates with statements from the Save America PAC on Friday evening. Republican South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, Republican Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and Republican Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin received Trump’s “Complete and Total Endorsement,” according to statements released by Save America PAC. “Henry McMaster has been a great Governor for the wonderful people of South Carolina. He is Strong on the Military, our Vets, Crime, and the Second Amendment,” the statement read. “He has also been a fabulous Chief Executive for his State. Henry has my Complete and Total Endorsement as he runs for re-election!” President Trump’s leadership has made America stronger and more prosperous. I’ve stood with him from the beginning. I’m honored he stands with me as we “Keep South Carolina Great!” pic.twitter.com/ScxCNuqDxR — Gov. Henry McMaster (@henrymcmaster) March 6, 2021 McMaster was one of Trump’s earliest supporters, according to...
     Shocking security camera footage shows the moment an Asian man is brutally attacked without provocation in a Manhattan subway station, in the latest in a violent string of Anti-Asian attacks sweeping the United States.  Ming Teoh, 56, had been entering the East Broadway subway station in the Lower East Side on Tuesday night just before 9pm when he was brutally beaten, NYPD officials told PIX 11.  Teoh told NBC New York that the man did not say anything to him while beating on him.  He had been headed along the F line when he was attacked, according to officials.  Ming Teoh, 56, had been entering the East Broadway subway station in the Lower East Side on Tuesday night just before 9pm when he was attacked Teoh told NBC New York that the man did not say anything to him while beating on him Footage shows the unidentified suspect...
    Michelle Obama touted a new kids' version of her memoir on Good Morning America on Wednesday morning, when she urged young people to 'protest' against racism - but interestingly made no mention of yesterday's ban on six Dr. Seuss books, which she frequently read to children during her time as First Lady.  The 57-year-old - who inked a joint book deal with her husband Barack, 59, in 2017 that reportedly earned them $65 million - released her youth-focused book, Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers, this week on the same day that it was announced that several Dr. Seuss titles will stop being published because of 'racist and insensitive imagery'.    Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the company that preserves and protects the author's legacy, made the announcement on Tuesday, which coincides with the late author and illustrator's birthday.  The news came just after Michelle's close friend President Biden omitted Dr. Seuss from Read Across...
    Sex workers descended upon the streets in the Netherlands today in protest against the government's coronavirus lockdown and to demand their right to go back to work. Crowds of demonstrators gathered on the streets of The Hague with placards and set up a peep show outside parliament as they protested against the country's measures. Elsewhere in Rotterdam, revellers were seen enjoying the weather outside a cafe as eateries across the nation set up their terraces, without serving, in protest against the country's restrictions.   The scenes came just weeks after a Dutch court ordered the government to lift the country's 9pm Covid curfew after it sparked the Netherlands' worst rioting for decades. Crowds of sex workers descend upon the streets of The Hague in the Netherlands today to demand their right to go back to work A woman holds a placard as a group of Dutch sex workers demonstrate...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF/AP) — One year into the COVID-19 pandemic with thousands of Anti-Asian attacks reported nationwide, some of the early victims are finding moving forward has been difficult or, at best, bittersweet. A recent wave of attacks on elderly Asian Americans — including the death of an 84-year-old San Francisco man — has fueled worries that hostilities have only worsened. READ MORE: Royals Week: Recent San Francisco Bay Area Visits – A Combination Of Pomp And Protest Verbal attacks have also made a lasting mark. In April, a confrontation in a Richmond park left an irrevocable impact not just on Kelly Yang, 36, but her children. She was forced to discuss anti-Asian racism with her son, 10, and daughter, 7 — a talk she didn’t think would happen for a few more years. An elderly white couple, upset over her unleashed dog, called Yang, who is Chinese American,...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Four-year-old Finnley Silva loves toys, candy, and yes, being a little rowdy. “He’s your typical four-year-old boy. He likes robots and cars and going fast and running and you know, just being rowdy and throwing things as most four-year-olds do at this point,” said Emily Silva, Finnley’s mom. READ MORE: New York Nursing Homes Reopen To Visitors, As Questions Continue About Cuomo Administration But what Finnley has had to endure at such a young age is far from typical. “I was prenatally diagnosed with him having a congenital heart defect. He was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. So basically, for lack of better terms, the left side of his heart never developed,” said Silva. That’s resulted in many trips to the hospital for Finnley, and in turn his mom, dad Jonathan, and two older sisters. Finnley has already had three open-heart surgeries, the first at just...
    Wednesday, during an appearance on FBN’s “Kudlow,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) expressed his disapproval of Deb Haaland as the Biden Interior Secretary nominee. Barrasso warned Biden policies led by Haaland were detrimental to the Wyoming and national economies. “[Y]ou take a look at what this is going to do to the economy of our nation,” he said. “You’re talking about the loss of possibly a million jobs across the country. You know, Larry, what this is going to do to energy prices. It’s going to increase the cost of energy, whether it’s to heat your home or to drive your vehicle. All of these things are going to hurt — be hurt in the United States for our — for taxpayers, for hardworking families. I’m really worried in Wyoming. And what the Biden administration is doing is, essentially, it seems to be driving a stake through the heart of Wyoming’s...
    The White House is upping its campaign encouraging the public to wear masks to combat COVID-19 by announcing a plan to distribute face coverings across the country to low-income people. Starting in March, the Biden administration will send more than 25 million washable cloth masks to roughly 1,300 community health centers, as well as 60,000 food pantries and soup kitchens, in the hope that an extra 12 to 15 million people will wear face coverings if they are offered from for free, according to the White House on Wednesday. GOP ANSWERS BIDEN CALL FOR CUTS TO COVID-19 SPENDING BILL "Not all Americans are wearing masks regularly. Not all Americans have access. And not all masks are equal," said Jeff Zients, the administration's COVID-19 response coordinator, during Wednesday's White House pandemic briefing. The program of providing the made-in-America masks will last until May. "Recipients will be encouraged to take an...
    President Joe Biden previewed a plan Tuesday to send millions of masks to people across the country to encourage mask-wearing during the coronavirus pandemic. “We’re probably going to be sending out an awful lot of masks around the country,” Biden said. “Millions of them.” The White House confirmed discussions about the idea of sending out masks to Americans, but this is the first time that President Biden confirmed the idea. Biden spoke about his proposal during a roundtable with black essential workers on Tuesday afternoon. He used the opportunity to promote his $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue package, in order to help first responders and provide relief for those suffering the economic fallout from the virus. Biden promised he was working to push for a $1,400 check to eligible individuals as part of his package as well as additional funds for parents, daycares, and firefighters. “We’re gonna make sure you get...
    Miami : The United States is struggling to reopen its public schools across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the White House said Sunday that it expects to have full-time classroom instruction in most schools by April. “That’s our goal, that’s our plan,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on the “This Week” program. ABC. But he said meeting the goal depends on congressional passage of President Joe Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, which includes $ 130 billion in assistance for schools. “A lot of schools across the country don’t have the resources to be able to invest in improving facilities, hiring more bus drivers, hiring more temporary teachers so we can have smaller classes,” he said. The United States is struggling to reopen its public schools across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the White House said Sunday that it expects to have...
    The Royal Palace. Oleksiy Mark/Shutterstock King Carl XVI Gustaf, Sweden's longest reigning monarch, is married to Queen Silvia.  Their daughter Crown Princess Victoria is heir to the throne. Their official residence is the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden, a 600-room property. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Headed by King Carl XVI Gustaf and his wife, Queen Silvia, the Swedish royal family may not get as much attention as their British counterparts, but they're every bit as noteworthy for their controversies, celebrations, and sprawling properties. Whether they're ruling Sweden or away on summer vacation, the Swedish royal family has an impressive list of real estate. Some of the properties are famous for their opulence, others for their intriguing design — and one is best known as a former makeshift prison. As Princess Estelle, King Carl's oldest grandchild, turns 9 on February 23, here a who's who of...
    In celebration of Black History Month, Capital One launched “Forward,” a visual and auditory installation at Capital One Café and branch locations in Chicago, New Orleans, New York and Washington, D.C. The company says the installation was implemented to recognize the resilience, persistence and progress of Black Americans. Read More: Capital One Commits to Catalyze Economic Growth In addition to this artistic gesture, last fall, Capital One launched a $200 million multi-year commitment to help close gaps in equity and opportunity between disadvantaged and prosperous communities. This grant added to the company’s earlier pledge to donate $10 million to organizations that help elevate the Black community by supporting its financial growth and promoting social justice. This #BlackHistoryMonth, Capital One honors the history, achievements and culture of the Black community by continuing to support organizations that fight for progress and equity. Read more. https://t.co/AkbByKPKKm pic.twitter.com/nLAmBwGbJ9— Mindy Ferguson (@woman_hattan) February 3, 2021 The display, curated...
    (CBS Detroit) – This week’s inclement weather has delayed shipments of COVID-19 vaccines across the country. Forcing cancellations or delays of vaccine appointments in at least 32 states. While most of the COVID-19 vaccines that have been administered in Michigan were made at Pfizer in Portage doses produced there go to federal distribution sites in other states before coming back to Michigan. © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling on schools across the country to reopen after being shut down over coronavirus fears. “This whole country has got to reopen our schools,” the mayor said on MSNBC Thursday morning. “You know, enough is enough. Our kids need it, and they’re suffering.” “Let’s be clear, it’s not just academic loss,” he added, shifting the focus to the devastating effects lockdowns have had on children. “Our kids are suffering emotionally. And if they’re not in school, it’s bad for them. It’s bad for their emotional development. For a lot of kids it’s very, very painful to not have that chance to go to school. And we’ve got to pay more attention to that.” NYC Mayor @BilldeBlasio: "This whole country has got to reopen our schools. You know, enough is enough. Our kids need it. And they’re suffering — you know, really, let’s...
    A highway is closed due to snow and ice in Houston, Texas, on Feb. 15, 2021.Chengyue Lao | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images The Texas winter storm is expected to push gasoline prices up across the U.S. by about 10 cents per gallon within the next couple of days. That follows a five-cent per gallon jump in unleaded gasoline in the last week that drove the national average to $2.51 per gallon, about seven cents higher than a year ago, according to AAA. Power outages and freezing weather in the south have wreaked havoc on the oil and gas production centers in Texas. Refineries have also been cutting back on production and are shutting down due to the lack of power and to preserve electricity for the public. There were more than four million people without power in Texas as of Tuesday afternoon, according to NBC News. "What...
    Cheap alternatives to pricey stationary bikes and more Six weeks later, Zach Ertz’s future in Philadelphia remains unclear BBC to Launch “Festival of Funny” to “Put a Smile on Faces Across the Country” BBC headquarters The BBC unveiled on Monday plans for “The Festival of Funny,” a “celebration of British comedy with the aim to put a smile on faces across the country” that will take place across the U.K. public broadcaster’s outlets. Beginning later in February and running through mid-March, the initiative will be featuring “an array of brand new comedy content across the BBC, as well as celebrating comedy classics and taking a look at some of the greatest icons in British comedy.” Among the comedy legends to be featured are Eddie Izzard and John Cleese. The Festival of Funny also includes 14 hours of new comedy content, including four comedy pilots for BBC Radio 2, a comedy pilot for BBC...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Prosecutors say a man targeted hundreds of people across the country in a sophisticated scam, using cell phone numbers to access bank accounts. Kim Pilson, of the Upper East Side, knows what it’s like to be hacked. RELATED: Judge Wont Issue Arrest Warrant Or Increase Bail For Kyle Rittenhouse For Failing To Notify Court Of New Address “I have been scammed where someone found my ATM card number somehow and was able to make a duplicate card and start using my cash,” she said. Wednesday, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office announced an even more sophisticated scam called SIM swapping. Joseph Chase Oaks, from Alabama, is charged with grand larceny and identity theft, accused of targeting 300 people in New York and across the country to steal identities and $150,000 in cryptocurrency like bitcoin. “I think it’s a terrible thing. In the pandemic, people don’t have money...
    The family of three travels full-time. The Mom Trotter The Akpan family moved into an RV full-time at the beginning of 2020. Their renovated space has a full-sized kitchen and two bedrooms. They homeschool their son on the road, and they paid off $118,000 of student-loan debt by downsizing. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
    Cases of the 'super COVID' variant that originated in the UK are spreading rapidly across the United States, a new study published on Sunday claims.    Researchers estimate that the variant, known as B 1.1.7., is between 35 percent and 45 percent more transmissible than strains seen earlier on in the pandemic. Because of its more contagious nature, infections of the variant in the U.S. appear to be doubling about every 10 days.  The study appears to back a forecast from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which predicted the variant would become the dominant variant in the nation by March. Currently, there are at least 700 confirmed cases of the variant in the U.S., according to a DailyMail.com analysis of state and federal data.   Experts are also warning that the increased transmission rate of B 1.1.7. makes a spring surge inevitable and increase the urgency of getting as...
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    GOP lawmakers in statehouses across the country are calling for stricter voting regulations after concerns were raised in the 2020 election. Legislators have introduced three times the number of bills to restrict voting than this time last year, according to the Brennan Center, which has tracked voting legislation in all 50 states. Twenty-eight states have introduced, prefiled, or carried more than 106 restrictive bills this year. Last February, there were 35 such bills in 15 states. Restrictive voting proposals are being advanced in states such as Texas, which have long pushed for more barriers to the ballot box, but newer proposals have also been brought up in Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, according to the Associated Press. The latter three all flipped for President Biden last year after former President Donald Trump won them in 2016. In Georgia, which flipped blue for the first time since the 1992 presidential election, GOP...
    Republican voters across the country are switching their party registration to independent in the wake of the terror attack on the Capitol. Since the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, states across the country have seen a growing trend of Republican voters changing their party registration, with the number of Republican voters disaffiliating from the party climbing into the tens of thousands. "It does seem like something is happening, perhaps in response to the attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol," Michael McDonald, an elections expert and professor at the University of Florida, tweeted of the trend of voter registration changes since Jan. 6. The biggest surge of voters leaving the Republican Party was in Arizona, where nearly 10,000 GOP voters disaffiliated, according to former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ).
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined "Fox News Primetime" Wednesday to discuss a federal judge's decision to order a temporary hold on President Biden's 100-day deportation freeze. United States District Judge Drew Tipton's decision comes on the heels of a lawsuit brought by Paxton last week.  "We brought this lawsuit for a couple of reasons," Paxton told host Maria Bartiromo. "One, we had an agreement, [with] Texas and Homeland Security, that they wouldn't make any major shifts in immigration policy without giving us sufficient notice to adjust. Second, federal law specifically requires that deportations take place if people are here illegally, and this president has decided to ignore what's been passed by Congress ... which we then think is a violation of the U.S. Constitution."The moratorium set forth by Judge Tipton will last a total of 14 days but Paxton is confident that the ruling will open the eyes of other attorneys general across the nation. CLICK HERE TO GET...
    The problem: Too many people voted against Republicans. The Republican solution: Stop them from doing that. Republican attempts to undermine democracy are continuing. The party's crackpot wing may have failed in their plans to reinstall Donald Trump as president by simply nullifying the electoral votes of multiple Biden-won states, and a clumsy but still earnest assassination attempt against Trump's own vice president, among others, may have been thwarted by luck and a handful of law enforcement officers, but the central tenet of Republicanism's fascist push remains the same: Only government by Republican loyalists is legitimate, and only votes by the Republican base are legitimate votes. After premising a nonviolent-turned-violent coup on false claims and hoaxes claiming unspecified and undiscovered "fraud" centered, according to them, primarily in cities with large nonwhite populations, we move on to the predictable next phase: a Republican redoubling of efforts to keep Americans from voting in...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- COVID cases are now declining across all regions of the country. Hospitalizations are the lowest since mid-December."I think the next 4 weeks will be very telling, if that dip is temporary after the high of the holidays, or if we're heading in the right direction to improve our nation," said Dr. Shashank Ravi, Assistant Director, Stanford Emergency Department.However, over the weekend, the US passed 25 million cases. Five million of those cases occurred since January 1. The death toll now tops 418,000 people.President Biden issued a travel ban restricting travel from South Africa, as well as Brazil, UK, Ireland and 26 other European countries as variants of the virus spread around the world.What to know about coronavirus:Tracking COVID-19 availability and progress in NYCNew Jersey COVID-19 Vaccine TrackerFind out if you are eligible and where you can go to get your vaccineCoronavirus by zip code - New...
    Blantyre, Malawi (CNN)As a second wave of coronavirus spreads through parts of Africa, countries across the continent are shutting down schools to control the spread of the virus.Malawi was the latest to close schools when President Lazarus Chakwera announced that they would close for three weeks after a sharp rise in numbers.A girls secondary school in the capital Lilongwe had 137 students who tested positive, according to local media reports. The country had reported no cases for more than two months but now they have spiked and a third of the 353 total deaths have occurred in the past two weeks, according to John Hopkins University data."The time has come to enforce these things for the common good," Chakwera said in a television address on Sunday. Students in boarding schools will however remain on campus until health authorities determine whether it is safe for them to go home.Read MoreGovernment officials have died...
    Michael Brochstein/ZUMA Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Kevin McCarthy’s shifting views over who’s to blame for the pro-Trump insurrection at the Capitol has landed at its inevitable, meaningless point: “Everybody across this country has some responsibility.” That’s what the House minority leader offered to Greta Van Susteren after she questioned, according to HuffPost in an interview set to air on Sunday, whether he had contradicted himself on Thursday by asserting that Donald Trump had not provoked the Jan. 6 riot. The remark appeared to reverse McCarthy’s statements immediately following the Jan. 6 attack that Trump was at least partly to blame for the violence. “No, I have not changed on that,” McCarthy told Van Susteren. Instead, he insisted that all Americans, which presumably includes Trump, share responsibility—a bold claim that carried strong...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Coronavirus cases climbed in November and December, and now they’re on the way down, creating some guarded optimism among local doctors. “The surge that we saw after Thanksgiving up to about around Christmas, we saw close to 400 patients in Allegheny Health Network,” said Dr. Tariq Cheema, a pulmonary critical care doctor at Allegheny Health Network. “We predicted another surge after Christmas and the New Year holiday. We were looking at maybe 600, 700 patients, and that didn’t happen.” The number of infections hit an all-time high at 132,00 in early January. In 46 states, cases are now decreasing, relieving some pressure on hospitals. “Actually, as of this morning, our numbers are way down. Probably even less than 50 percent of where they were,” Dr. Cheema says. Many patients in the hospital now have been there for days or weeks. “Some people are on ventilators. Some people...
    President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced on January 19 the creation of the White House Gender Policy Council. The council will be co-chaired by Jennifer Klein and Julissa Reynoso. The council will guide and coordinate government policy on a range of issues that impact women and girls, including the economy, racial justice, health-care, gender-based violence, and foreign policy. The council will interact with Domestic Policy Council, National Economic Council, and the National Security Council to help shape policy in its focus area. “Too many women are struggling to make ends meet and support their families, and too many are lying awake at night worried about their children’s economic future. This was true before the COVID-19 pandemic, but the current global public health crisis has made these burdens infinitely heavier for women all over this country. The work of this council is going to be critical to...
    (CNN)The US Capitol in Washington, DC, and state capitols across the country are under tight security on Wednesday as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to be inaugurated.After a pro-Trump mob attacked the US Capitol two weeks ago, the FBI warned of possible armed protests at the Capitol and all 50 state capitols in the days leading up to and including inauguration.The warning has led to a massive security presence in DC. About 25,000 National Guard members are present and much of the area around the National Mall and Capitol are inaccessible to the public. States, too, have bolstered their defenses by setting up fences and barriers, boarding up windows, and calling in the National Guard.Armed demonstrators gather at Virginia state Capitol as states stay tight on security ahead of inaugurationSo far, the large security efforts have dwarfed the protests that materialized. But the tensions remain high.On Sunday, small gatherings of protesters,...
    By Kelly Murray, CNN (CNN) — Frankly, this could very well be someone’s dream job. Kraft Heinz is looking to hire a new team of Hotdoggers (yes, that’s what the job posting says) to drive its famous hot dog-shaped Wienermobile across the country for a year. An ideal Hotdogger is an “outgoing, creative, friendly, exuberant, college graduate who has an appetite for adventure and is willing to see the country through the windshield of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile for one year,” the job description reads. Hotdoggers will hit the open road in the 27-foot orange and yellow vehicle, stopping at more than 200 events, according to the job posting. They’ll also appear on local television and radio and do newspaper interviews, and they will create content for social media. They will sleep in hotels or short-term corporate housing across the country. In March 2020, all Wienermobile events were canceled because...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- There are reports of vaccine distribution problems across the country.In Los Angeles, organizers at a vaccination site at Dodger Stadium fear supplies could run out by Wednesday.In Florida, a line of cars stretched for 12 blocks and many people were turned away.Still, the Biden administration says it's confident it can get 100 million more Americans vaccinated in its first 100 days.Its plan includes mass vaccination centers and training an army of people to give the shots.What to know about coronavirus:Tracking COVID-19 availability and progress in NYCFind out if you are eligible and where you can go to get your vaccineWhere to get tested in New York, New Jersey and ConnecticutCoronavirus by zip code - New York CityDo you have coronavirus symptoms?RELATED: Sign up for National Geographic's weekly Coronavirus Update newsletter, and moreHere are more of today's headlines:New vaccination sites open on Long Island, supply dwindles in...
    (CNN)Frankly, this could very well be someone's dream job.Kraft Heinz is looking to hire a new team of Hotdoggers (yes, that's what the job posting says) to drive its famous hot dog-shaped Wienermobile across the country for a year.An ideal Hotdogger is an "outgoing, creative, friendly, exuberant, college graduate who has an appetite for adventure and is willing to see the country through the windshield of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile for one year," the job description reads.Students line up to tour an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile on January 23, 2002, at Oscar Mayer Elementary School in Chicago.Hotdoggers will hit the open road in the 27-foot orange and yellow vehicle, stopping at more than 200 events, according to the job posting.They'll also appear on local television and radio and do newspaper interviews, and they will create content for social media.Read MoreThey will sleep in hotels or short-term corporate housing across the country.In...
    After several cold days in southern Norway and mild temperatures in the north of the country, this will change over the weekend. On Friday morning, meteorologists posted on Twitter that the temperature measurement showed five minus degrees in lindeness, but three plus degrees in Honningswake. One thing they point out is that it is not entirely common at this time of year. Usually these temperatures are the opposite. The reason for this unusual difference is that a high pressure has developed towards southern Norway. This leads to cold air masses coming from Russia, meteorologist Saralambos Sarkozytis, who is on duty at the Meteorological Institute in Trams, told Netavision earlier this week. Also read: It will be cold in southern Norway in the future: – If you are looking for warmer weather, we recommend going to Northern Norway Now that is changing The weekend temperature will change now....
    Donald Trump supporters gathered around the Michigan State Capitol Building in Lansing on Jan. 6 to protest the certification of Joe Biden as the next president. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel raised eyebrows earlier this week when she emphatically warned the public that the state Capitol was "not safe" despite a recent ban on openly carrying firearms in the building. Anyone, she said, regardless of criminal history or membership in anti-government groups, could still enter the Capitol "fully locked and loaded" with concealed firearms and/or explosives.  "My job is not to provide state employees & residents or other visitors to our Capitol with a false sense of security, especially given the current state of affairs in Michigan and around the nation," Nessel wrote in a prescient Twitter thread. "I repeat-the Michigan Capitol is not safe." Now a 6-foot security fence has been erected around that Capitol building, and it will be locked...
    Despite the various health measures taken in France for several months already, the epidemiological situation is still worrying in France. In an attempt, as much as possible, to limit the spread of the coronavirus on his territory, President Macron convened a Defense and Security Council on Wednesday. This Thursday at 6 p.m., Prime Minister Jean Castex was responsible for presenting the various decisions taken during this Council. “The virus continues to circulate actively throughout Europe,” Castex said straight away. “Faced with this situation, all countries have taken measures to contain the epidemic. France has made a double choice: not to wait to decide on an appropriate containment, which we did at the end of the month of October, as well as not to lift our measures prematurely, ”he continued. Castex then stressed that the end of year celebrations had not allowed an “epidemic outbreak”. “Fragile situation” “Our situation...
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    Minnesota Governor Tim Walz (D) activated the state’s National Guard Wednesday following reports of potential armed protests at state capitols throughout the country, according to CBS Minnesota. In a leaked report, the FBI warned that extremist groups are planning armed protests at a number of state capitol buildings leading up to the inauguration of President-elect, Joseph Biden on Jan. 20. The report specifically mentioned Minnesota due to the activities of a group known as the “Boogaloo Bois,” as reported by CBS Minnesota. (RELATED: We Had Five Reporters On The Ground For The Capital Hill Riot. Here’s What Really Happened.) ST PAUL, MINNESOTA – JUNE 03: Minnesota Governor Tim Walz speaks to the press on June 3, 2020 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)  Guardsmen will work with the Minnesota State Patrol, Department of Natural Resources, and local law enforcement agencies to protect the Minnesota Capitol Building and...
    Beyond Meat is making the most important meal of the day free — and meatless. The plant-based meat company, known for its beefless burgers, will serve up free breakfast sandwiches made with its meatless sausage patties for a limited time on Thursday Jan. 14 at local restaurant chains across the country. Beyond Breakfast Sausage sandwich. (Beyond Meat).  Restaurants in cities including Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and San Francisco will cook up their own iteration of a meatless breakfast sandwich. Eaters can now book a time slot to try one at a location nearby via the reservation website Resy, and can pick up their free meal between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. MCDONALD’S ALL DAY BREAKFAST MAY BE GONE FOR GOOD The plant-based food category continues to grow in mainstream restaurants and fast food chains with the likes of Burger King, White Castle, Del Taco and...
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned in an internal bulletin about the threat of armed protests throughout the country since Saturday, of an “uprising” at the national level and of a new attempt to assault the Capitol from Sunday until the inauguration of Democrat Joe Biden as the new president. “Armed protests are being prepared in the capitols of all 50 states of the country from January 16 to 20, as well as in the Capitol (of Washington) between January 17 and 20,” indicates the internal circular to the that had access to the television channel ABC. The circular details that they have received “information about an unidentified armed group that intends to travel to Washington DC on January 16. They have warned that if Congress tries to remove the president (Trump) through the 25th amendment, a great uprising will occur ”. This procedure to disqualify the president...
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned in an internal bulletin about the threat of armed protests throughout the country since Saturday, of an “uprising” at the national level and of a new attempt to assault the Capitol from Sunday until the inauguration of Democrat Joe Biden as the new president. “Armed protests are being prepared in the capitols of all 50 states of the country from January 16 to 20, as well as in the Capitol (of Washington) between January 17 and 20,” indicates the internal circular to the that had access to the television channel ABC. The circular details that they have received “information about an unidentified armed group that intends to travel to Washington DC on January 16. They have warned that if Congress tries to remove the president (Trump) through the 25th amendment, a great uprising will occur ”. This procedure to disqualify the president...
    Ivanka Trump is planning to attend Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20 - much to the chagrin of her father - and is scrambling to save her aspiring political career as the White House plunges further into chaos and is being dubbed a 'circus on steroids' by insiders. 'Ivanka is worried that her promising political career is in jeopardy and she's doing whatever she can to save her reputation,' a White House insider tells DailyMail.com. But President Trump is up in arms about her decision. 'He said it's an insult that she would even want to engage with the crooks that are trying to bring him down,' says the insider, adding that Trump said the family must stand together and put on a united front.  'The president told his daughter that her presence at the inauguration will cost her thousands of supporters and would be the worst decision she could...
    Federal prosecutors around the country are pledging to prosecute the domestic terrorists who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, with Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin taking a position that should make Team Trump pretty nervous. “We are looking at all actors, not only the people who went into the building,” Sherwin said Thursday. Asked specifically about Donald Trump, who urged the crowd to march on the Capitol, Sherwin didn’t say no. ”We’re looking at all actors,” he said. “If the evidence fits the elements of a crime, they’re going to be charged.”  Sherwin also sounded very annoyed with the police who let the mob just leave the scene of the crime. “Hundreds of people flooded the Capitol and were not [handcuffed] by police,” he said. “I don’t want to be Monday morning quarterbacking to say why they didn’t do it, but it made our job more difficult.” Sherwin said his office has...
    More On: DC Protests 2021 Far-right streamer ‘Baked Alaska’ stormed Capitol while COVID-19 positive Air Force vet killed in Capitol siege once hit with property destruction charges Barr rebukes Trump, calls Capitol siege ‘betrayal of his office’ GOP rep speaking at ‘Moms for America’ rally says Hitler was ‘right on one thing’ Washington, DC, wasn’t the only capitol building under siege Wednesday — with clashes reported at major cities across the US. As the world watched in horror at the thousands of President Trump supporters violently storming the Capitol compound, violent protests also broke out in several other major cities, including Los Angeles, Austin, Sacremento, Atlanta and — unsurprisingly — Portland. Pro-Trump protesters also gathered in numerous state capitols around the country — in some cases even reportedly trying to get inside — forcing many to evacuate and closed early. In the Big Apple, dozens of anti-Trump and Black...
    Pro-Trump rally in Lansing, Michigan The U.S. Capitol wasn’t the only place violent Trump supporters gathered on Wednesday, though it was by far the most extreme case. In events across the country, Trump supporters falsely convinced that the election had been stolen gathered outside of state capitol buildings and elsewhere in events that local officials and media typically characterized, with palpable relief, as less violent than the Capitol invasion. People at a pro-Trump event in Salt Lake City, Utah, pepper-sprayed a photographer for The Salt Lake Tribune, told reporters that they were “operatives of the Communist Party [who should be] hung on the spot,” chased a Biden supporter, and tried to start a fight with Black Lives Matter activists. Also, “Some of the Proud Boy and UCA [United Citizens Alarm] members at the protest also menaced a man in a motorcycle helmet, escorted him off the Capitol grounds, carrying bats and guns....
    (CNN)While much of the nation was transfixed on the riot at the US Capitol, supporters of Donald Trump demonstrated in cities across the country, and in Olympia, Washington, protesters pushed into the governor's mansion property.Video from CNN affiliate KIRO showed demonstrators -- some with tactical gear and rifles -- yelling, "We are beyond talking at this point." A group shook the iron security gate at the property entrance until a door to the gate opened, the video shows. Demonstrators gather outside the gates of the Washington Governor's Mansion."The governor (Jay Inslee) was never in danger," Washington State Patrol Sgt. Darren Wright said at a news briefing.Inslee did not immediately comment on the breach.Read More"You took an oath!" is being yelled at officers who are now here standing between the front door to Inslee's mansion. Trump supporters also chanting "stop the steal!" at officers. #OlympiaProtest pic.twitter.com/A3n3YMe5GA— Shauna Sowersby (@Shauna_Sowersby) January 6,...
    AP Photo/Seth Wenig Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.New York became the fourth state to reach 1 million coronavirus cases after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office released data reporting 15,074 new cases on Friday alone. Over 30,000 people in the state and 350,000 people nationwide have died from COVID. New York joined  California, Texas, and Florida, as the only other states to surpass 1 million cases, as the nationwide total of coronavirus cases hit 20 million on New Year’s Day. Experts are anticipating those numbers to spike after travel and gatherings over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. It’s likely, however, that the total number of cases and deaths is even higher given the scarcity of testing in the spring when available tests were sparse and the spread of the pandemic in the US was just...
    Anthony Warner as seen in an undated image posted on social media by the FBI. Courtesy of FBI via AP Anthony Warner, the suspect in the December 25 Nashville bombings, sent packages to acquaintances across the country before his death, the FBI said. Warner is suspected of blowing up an RV in downtown Nashville, injuring three people and damaging at least 41 buildings. He died in the blast. WTVF reported that an acquaintance of Warner received a package, postmarked December 23, that contained numerous conspiracy theories about aliens, the September 11 attacks, and lizard people. The FBI said Warner had sent packages to acquaintances across the country, and have urged people who receive them to report to authorities. Authorities previously said Warner was paranoid about 5G cellular networks, the subject of many conspiracy theories. Warner reportedly also gave away all his possessions in the weeks before the bombing....
    (CNN)It took one text from a friend to convince Graco Hernandez to drive thousands of miles to help in Georgia's election.The recent political science graduate watched the general election results roll in from Los Angeles in November, captivated by how close the Georgia senatorial race turned out. The next day he got a text from Ricardo Mireles, the executive director of the charter school he attended as a teenager, asking if he wanted to come to Georgia to help turn out the vote.A few days later, they were in the car driving to Georgia. Georgia runoff poll worker recruitment faces holiday and Covid challengesSome days they are handing out thousands of masks and information at poultry plants on how to vote and others they have spent from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at a local church asking people to register to vote. Georgia is currently at the center of...
    (CBS Local)- The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many of our traditions in 2020 and the celebration of turning the calendar to a new year is no different. The traditional New Year’s Eve countdown shows will go on, but there will be a different look and feel to them than normal. With restrictions on large public gatherings in place throughout the country due to the pandemic, each city is taking a different approach to their New Year’s celebration than in years past. Though the approach is different, there are still plenty of events counting down the end of what has been a particularly tough year and ringing in a, hopefully, better 2021. In New York, the ball drop in Times Square normally attracts thousands to the city’s center as people stand out in the cold to count down the minutes until midnight. While the drop will be virtual this year, there...
    Despite 119,000 Americans spending Christmas Day in the hospital with COVID-19, around 616,000 people still traveled on the holiday. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) spokesperson Lisa Farbstein said that 616,469 people were screened through airport checkpoints nationwide on Christmas Day Friday. 'Christmas day isn't typically a very busy day for air travel, however the day or two afterward are usually busier as people head home after the holiday,' Farbstein explained. 'If you choose to travel, please mask-up!' Transportation Security Administration (TSA) spokesperson Lisa Farbstein said that 616,469 people were screened on Friday The CDC has advised against traveling in the holiday season. The warning from the CDC comes as hospitals struggle to meet the increased capacity as coronavirus cases continue to surge. In Dallas County, there were only 17 ICU beds as of Wednesday (Dallas Fort Worth International Airport on Wednesday) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised on...
    WHITE supremacists have allegedly plotted to destroy power grids and create Nazi cells across the United States after President Trump's loss. The FBI revealed in an affidavit last week that White supremacists planned to attack power stations in the southeastern US in the summer of 2021. 2White supremacists allegedly planned to attack power stations in the southeastern US in the summer of 2021Credit: Getty Images - Getty The affidavit, which was mistakenly unsealed, also revealed that an Ohio teen allegedly shared the plot and hoped the "operational" group of White supremacists would work quickly if Donald Trump didn't get reelected. According to the Associated Press, the affidavit was filed under seal with a search warrant in Wisconsin federal court earlier this year. After the unsealing mishap was noticed, the affidavit was immediately sealed again. However, the affidavit was obtained by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. An informant reportedly revealed the plan was dubbed...