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Cheney Will Vote To Impeach: 'There Has Never Been A Greater Betrayal By A President'

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 18:39

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., is the first member of House GOP leadership to announce publicly support of impeachment.

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Court Says Former Officer Who Kneeled On George Floyd's Neck To Stand Trial Alone

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 17:22

A Minnesota judge cited the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as reason to have Derek Chauvin's trial start on March 8, while the other officers involved in Floyd's death will have their trial in August.

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Joint Chiefs Remind U.S. Forces That They Defend The Constitution

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 17:15

The Joint Chiefs of Staff issued a message noting that violence isn't covered by free speech, and the breach of the U.S. Capitol was an assault on the government.

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Joint Chiefs Remind U.S. Forces That They Defend The Constitution

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 17:15

The Joint Chiefs of Staff issued a message noting that violence isn't covered by free speech, and the breach of the U.S. Capitol was an assault on the government.

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James Comey: Trump Should Be Impeached, But Not Federally Prosecuted

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 16:49

The former FBI director is out with a new book assessing the Trump presidency, Attorney General Bill Barr, and the Mueller report. He tells NPR he was "sickened" by the attack on the Capitol.

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Auto Production Disrupted By Chip Shortages: A Dream Car May Be Hard To Find

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 16:37

Computer chips are an essential component for new cars. But car production has recovered faster than expected, and competing demand for semiconductors has also been rising. Some plants are struggling.

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Why You Should Still Wear A Mask And Avoid Crowds After Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 16:00

It takes time after vaccination for immunity to the virus to build up, and no vaccine is 100% effective. Plus, scientists don't yet know if the vaccine stops viral spread. Here's what's known so far.

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Uganda's Ruler Museveni Defends Violent Crackdown In Bid For 6th Term

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 15:09

President Yoweri Museveni, in power since 1986, spoke to NPR ahead of Thursday's election. His main challenger, Bobi Wine, said Tuesday the military had killed his driver and his home had been raided.

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Urging Lawmakers To Act, Rep. Torres Recalls 'Running For My Life' During Riot

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 14:23

Rep. Norma Torres, D-Calif., gave an impassioned account of the events that took place on Jan. 6, when a mob of pro-Trump extremists breached the Capitol and forced lawmakers into hiding.

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'Kill Switch' Examines The Racist History Of The Senate Filibuster

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 13:54

Journalist Adam Jentleson traces the history of the filibuster, which started as a tool of Southern senators upholding slavery and then later became a mechanism to block civil rights legislation.

'Trump Has Created A Huge Chasm' In U.S. Society: Capitol Siege Viewed From Berlin

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 13:45

The violent insurrection attempt at the U.S. Capitol stunned many in Germany, especially those who grew up in the American sector of then-West Berlin.

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N.H. Town Hall Closes, Citing Threats Over Police Chief's Visit To D.C. Protest

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 13:12

Officials in Troy, N.H., are keeping the doors to their town hall locked, citing violent threats triggered by the town's police chief's attendance at last week's pro-Trump protest.

U.S. Capitol Mob Brings Questions, Fallout For Pro-Trump Police

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 12:39

Some officers are being investigated for involvement at the protests, while others fought off protesters who once supported them.

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Trump Says His Comments Before Capitol Riot Were 'Totally Appropriate'

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 12:07

President Trump denied culpability for the violence and expressed no regret for comments made last week that many have criticized as being a catalyst for mob violence at the U.S. Capitol.

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Trump Administration Changes Course to Speed Up COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 11:28

Three major changes are coming from the federal government, including new guidance to states urging them to allow anyone over 65 to get vaccinated.

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Judge Blocks Execution Of Only Woman On Federal Death Row

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 11:02

Lisa Montgomery was scheduled to die by lethal injection on Jan. 12, and would be the U.S. government's first execution of a female inmate in more than 67 years.

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Voice of America White House Reporter Reassigned After Questioning Pompeo

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 10:13

During Pompeo's visit to VOA, Journalist Patsy Widakuswara tried to ask him whether he regretted saying there would be a second Trump administration after Joe Biden's victory in November.

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Roots Of U.S. Capitol Insurrectionists Run Through American West

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 08:58

Violent acts of insurrection like the U.S. Capitol mob have been incubating in the western U.S. for years, where self-described "patriots" have led armed uprisings, often with few legal consequences.

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Rep. Jayapal Blames Insurrection Lockdown After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 08:46

Rep. Pramila Jayapal says people who refused to wear masks during last week's security lockdown created "a superspreader event ON TOP of a domestic terrorist attack."

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Sheldon Adelson, Conservative Donor And Casino Titan, Dies At 87

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 08:31

Adelson built a casino empire that stretched from Las Vegas to Singapore. His huge donations to conservative causes in the U.S. and Israel helped shape politics in both countries.

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