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One Year, 400,000 Coronavirus Deaths: How the U.S. Guaranteed Its Own Failure (New York Times)

16 hours 12 min ago

New York Times:
One Year, 400,000 Coronavirus Deaths: How the U.S. Guaranteed Its Own Failure  —  After the White House declined to pursue a unified national strategy, governors faced off against lobbyists, health experts and a restless public consumed by misinformation.  —  The path to beating the coronavirus …

FBI moves on alleged members of extremist groups Oath Keepers, Three Percenters (Washington Post)

16 hours 35 min ago

Washington Post:
FBI moves on alleged members of extremist groups Oath Keepers, Three Percenters  —  A heavy-metal guitarist and the alleged leader of a Colorado paramilitary training group have been charged with allegedly taking part in the riot at the Capitol last week, as the FBI ratchets up its investigation …

Colts Neck man, 'an avowed white supremacist,' charged with involvement in Capitol riot, feds say (Andrew J. Goudsward/Asbury Park Press)

16 hours 35 min ago

Andrew J. Goudsward / Asbury Park Press:
Colts Neck man, ‘an avowed white supremacist,’ charged with involvement in Capitol riot, feds say  —  A Colts Neck man who is a military contractor and an “avowed white supremacist and Nazi sympathizer” was part of the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol building earlier this month, according to federal authorities.

Biden to yank Keystone XL permit on first day of presidency (Politico)

17 hours 31 min ago

Politico:
Biden to yank Keystone XL permit on first day of presidency  —  The move is billed as one of Biden's Day One climate change actions, according to a presentation circulating among Washington trade groups and lobbyists.  —  Rescinding the Keystone Pipeline permit is reportedly one of Biden's first actions on climate change.

Army reservist with security-level clearance among the latest charged in connection with Capitol riot (CNN)

17 hours 42 min ago

CNN:
Army reservist with security-level clearance among the latest charged in connection with Capitol riot  —  (CNN)An Army reservist who federal investigators say has secret-level security clearance and a long record of posting his extremist views online was among the latest wave of rioters charged …

Trump prepares to offer clemency to more than 100 people in his final hours in office (Washington Post)

17 hours 52 min ago

Washington Post:
Trump prepares to offer clemency to more than 100 people in his final hours in office  —  President Trump is preparing to pardon or commute the sentences of more than 100 people in his final hours in office, decisions that are expected to be announced Monday or Tuesday, according …

FBI investigating whether woman stole laptop from Pelosi's office to sell it to Russia (Kyle Cheney/Politico)

18 hours 32 min ago

Kyle Cheney / Politico:
FBI investigating whether woman stole laptop from Pelosi's office to sell it to Russia  —  The FBI is investigating evidence that a woman who entered the Capitol on Jan. 6 stole a laptop or hard drive from Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office and intended to sell it to Russians.

Avowed Trump supporter arrested near Capitol for carrying gun; woman charged with impersonating police (Laura Meckler/Washington Post)

19 hours 32 min ago

Laura Meckler / Washington Post:
Avowed Trump supporter arrested near Capitol for carrying gun; woman charged with impersonating police  —  A 22-year-old Virginia man whose Facebook page features a photo from the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol was arrested near the Capitol complex on Sunday, carrying three high-capacity magazines …

Rallies ahead of Capitol riot were planned by established Washington insiders (Robert O'Harrow/Washington Post)

19 hours 37 min ago

Robert O'Harrow / Washington Post:
Rallies ahead of Capitol riot were planned by established Washington insiders  —  The fiery rallies that preceded the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 were organized and promoted by an array of established conservative insiders and activists, documents and videos show.

Blocked from social media, extremists discuss turning to radios to plan attacks, FCC warns (David Goldman/CNN)

20 hours 12 min ago

David Goldman / CNN:
Blocked from social media, extremists discuss turning to radios to plan attacks, FCC warns  —  New York (CNN Business)The US government is warning that groups could rely on radio equipment as an alternative to social media to plan future criminal activities.

Biden Taps Gensler as SEC Chairman, Chopra as CFPB Director (Bloomberg)

20 hours 16 min ago

Bloomberg:
Biden Taps Gensler as SEC Chairman, Chopra as CFPB Director  — Moves signal incoming administration will be tougher on banks  — Gensler battled with banks over derivatives rules as CFTC head  —  President-elect Joe Biden has picked a pair of veteran regulators strongly backed …

New Mexico County Commissioner Charged for Breaching U.S. Capitol (U.S. Department of Justice)

20 hours 27 min ago

U.S. Department of Justice:
New Mexico County Commissioner Charged for Breaching U.S. Capitol  —  Defendant Arrested in DC After Returning to Participate in Inauguration Protests  —  WASHINGTON— A New Mexico County commissioner was charged today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for breaching the U.S. Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, 2021.

FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack (Lolita C. Baldor/Associated Press)

20 hours 27 min ago

Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet …

Sharon Begley, path-breaking science journalist who spun words into gold, dies at 64 (Eric Boodman/STAT)

20 hours 37 min ago

Eric Boodman / STAT:
Sharon Begley, path-breaking science journalist who spun words into gold, dies at 64  —  Trying to write a lede about the loss of Sharon Begley feels a little like being asked to sing a song at Aretha Franklin's grave.  Sharon would have hated that sentence.  She didn't settle for similes that needed qualifying.

Baseball Bat-Wielding Far-Right Militiaman Charged Over Capitol Riot (Adam Rawnsley/The Daily Beast)

20 hours 42 min ago

Adam Rawnsley / The Daily Beast:
Baseball Bat-Wielding Far-Right Militiaman Charged Over Capitol Riot  —  Robert Gieswein's now-deleted Facebook page showed him outside Rep. Lauren Boebert's gun-themed bar, making a sign associated with the Three Percenter militia.  —  Federal authorities have charged Robert Gieswein …

Fox Agreed to Pay for Telling Lies. But It Insisted on One Unusual Condition. (Ben Smith/New York Times)

20 hours 47 min ago

Ben Smith / New York Times:
Fox Agreed to Pay for Telling Lies.  But It Insisted on One Unusual Condition.  —  Why did the network insist its hyping of a conspiracy theory stay secret until after the election?  —  On Oct. 12, 2020, Fox News agreed to pay millions of dollars to the family of a murdered Democratic …

Trump to issue around 100 pardons and commutations Tuesday, sources say (CNN)

20 hours 52 min ago

CNN:
Trump to issue around 100 pardons and commutations Tuesday, sources say  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump is preparing to issue around 100 pardons and commutations on his final full day in office Tuesday, according to three people familiar with the matter, a major batch of clemency actions …

How did rioters breach the U.S. Capitol on January 6? (Bill Whitaker/CBS News)

21 hours 7 min ago

Bill Whitaker / CBS News:
How did rioters breach the U.S. Capitol on January 6?  —  Bill Whitaker speaks with one of the three law enforcement officials who resigned in the wake of the attack on the Capitol, and reports on the threat behind what one expert says “may have been the most predictable terrorist incident in modern American history.”

Park Police Officers Worried That Chronic Understaffing Could Endanger The Public. Then The Capitol Riot Happened. (BuzzFeed News)

21 hours 7 min ago

BuzzFeed News:
Park Police Officers Worried That Chronic Understaffing Could Endanger The Public.  Then The Capitol Riot Happened.  —  “People were screaming for help on the radio.  It was pure chaos.  It sounded like officers were constantly asking for help in certain areas and things were totally out of control,” one officer said.

Far-Right Affiliations Seen Among Those Recently Charged in Capitol Riot (Wall Street Journal)

21 hours 22 min ago

Wall Street Journal:
Far-Right Affiliations Seen Among Those Recently Charged in Capitol Riot  —  Alleged members of Oath Keepers, Three Percenters join Proud Boys on federal charge sheets  —  WASHINGTON—Members of several far-right militant groups were charged or arrested over the weekend for allegedly participating …

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