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COVID-19 Vaccinations In The US Are Declining, But Biden Is Aiming For 70% Of Adults To Have At Least One Shot By July 4

Tue, 04 May 2021 20:05:27 -0400

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"I think we’ve now gotten to the hard part," said one public health expert. "And even the easy part was hard."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/biden-adults-vaccinated-july-4

A Train Line In Mexico City Collapsed, Killing At Least 20 People

Tue, 04 May 2021 20:26:41 -0400

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“There are unfortunately children among the dead,” the city's mayor said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alexcampbell/mexico-city-subway-crash

Flynn, Bannon, Manafort, Ivanka: Private Emails From Inside The Mueller Investigation

Wed, 05 May 2021 23:45:16 -0400

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“We actually sat at dinner together,” Flynn said of his meal with Vladimir Putin.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/flynn-bannon-manafort-private-emails-mueller

Biden Has Increased The Number Of Refugees Allowed Into The US After Being Criticized For Sticking With A Trump-Era Cap

Mon, 03 May 2021 23:54:39 -0400

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In announcing the decision, Biden recognized that the US would not be able to meet the 62,500 figure during this fiscal year.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-increases-refugee-cap

In His First 100 Days, Biden Called Out The Country’s Deeply Embedded Racism. Eradicating It Will Be Harder.

Sun, 02 May 2021 23:19:00 -0400

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Joe Biden faces more difficult days ahead, with pressure ramping up for him to do more to fundamentally change the systems that perpetuate racism and inequality.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/joe-biden-systemic-racism-100-days

Biden Officials Are Considering A Process To Allow Some “Vulnerable” Immigrants To Avoid Trump-Era Border Restrictions

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 22:19:10 -0400

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The plan, which has not been finalized, would create a system to potentially grow what’s already been happening on the southern border: immigrants receiving exceptions to the turn-back policy.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/immigrants-humanitarian-exemptions-us-border

Biden’s Speech Solidified His Presidency As One You Don’t Have To Stay Up Worrying About

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 16:33:40 -0400

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In his first joint address to Congress, Biden presented big, familiar ideas and pleaded with Republicans to pass them.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/joe-biden-joint-address-speech-congress

Biden Gave His Support To Young Trans People During His Address To Congress

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 16:08:47 -0400

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"To all the transgender Americans watching at home — especially the young people, who are so brave — I want you to know that your president has your back."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/biden-trans-people-brave-equality-act

Prosecutors Are Now Calling The Michigan Kidnapping Plot An Act Of Domestic Terrorism

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 02:25:27 -0400

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A new indictment by the Justice Department adds three charges to the case, including conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kenbensinger/michigan-kidnapping-plot-domestic-terrorism

These Videos Show The Moment Officer Brian Sicknick Was Hit With A Chemical Spray At The Capitol

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 22:10:13 -0400

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The US attorney’s office released the videos after BuzzFeed News and other media outlets petitioned a judge to make them public.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/brian-sicknick-chemical-spray-videos-capitol

The Man Photographed With His Foot On Nancy Pelosi’s Desk During The Capitol Riots Will Be Released From Jail

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 17:25:35 -0400

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Richard Barnett was ordered to remain in jail in January, but a judge ruled Tuesday that his case now was too similar to those of other defendants who were allowed to go home.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/richard-barnett-pelosi-office-capitol-riot-released

Facebook Stopped Employees From Reading An Internal Report About Its Role In The Insurrection. You Can Read It Here.

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 15:25:45 -0400

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After BuzzFeed News reported on an internal document that examined the social network’s failings leading up to the Capitol riot, many of Facebook's employees were prevented from accessing it.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/full-facebook-stop-the-steal-internal-report

The Justice Department Will Investigate Policing Practices In Louisville After Breonna Taylor Was Killed

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 21:43:46 -0400

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It’s the second investigation launched by DOJ into civil rights abuses by police in the past week.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/justice-department-investigate-louisville-police-breonna

The Supreme Court Is Taking Up A Big Gun Rights Case For The First Time In More Than A Decade

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 19:36:01 -0400

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The court’s conservative justices have signaled an interest in revisiting the scope of the Second Amendment.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-gun-rights-case

The Justice Department Is Backing A Trans Woman Who Says She Was Repeatedly Raped In Men’s Prisons In Georgia

Sat, 24 Apr 2021 02:37:46 -0400

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Biden has pledged to revive protections for all LGBTQ people that the Trump administration rolled back.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/biden-justice-department-lgbtq-protections-prisons

Facebook Knows It Was Used To Help Incite The Capitol Insurrection

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 14:25:37 -0400

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An internal task force found that Facebook failed to take appropriate action against the Stop the Steal movement ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, and hoped the company could “do better next time.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/facebook-failed-stop-the-steal-insurrection

The US Will Return To The Global Climate Stage With An Aggressive Goal To Cut Emissions By 2030

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:28:41 -0400

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The US is responsible for about 13% of global greenhouse emissions. Biden is targeting drastically cutting those emissions this decade.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/joe-biden-will-announce-a-new-emissions-goal-to-reposition

Young Vietnamese Americans Say Their Parents Are Falling Prey To Conspiracy Videos

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 20:25:31 -0400

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Doubt around vaccines and conspiracy theories have left young Vietnamese Americans scared for their parents’ safety. They’re begging social media companies to pay attention.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katejohnston2/vietnamese-american-youtube-misinformation-covid-vaccine

The Justice Department Will Investigate Policing In Minneapolis After George Floyd's Murder

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:25:48 -0400

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The announcement from Attorney General Merrick Garland came a day after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/minneapolis-police-federal-investigation-george-floyd

Joe Biden And Kamala Harris Said “We Still Have Work To Do” After Derek Chauvin Was Convicted Of Murdering George Floyd

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 09:57:51 -0400

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The president and vice president called the verdict in George Floyd’s murder a “step forward” but pressed for Congress to pass police reforms.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/biden-harris-chauvin-verdict-george-floyd-justice-act

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick Died Of Natural Causes After The Insurrection, A Medical Examiner Concluded

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 09:25:39 -0400

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Two alleged rioters have been charged with spraying a chemical irritant at Sicknick, but not in his death.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-police-officer-brian-sicknick-death-insurrection

Two Proud Boys Leaders Indicted In A Capitol Riot Conspiracy Are Going To Jail

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 00:25:37 -0400

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Ethan Nordean and Joseph Biggs had been allowed to go home after they were first arrested.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/proud-boys-leaders-jailed-capitol-riot-conspiracy

Roger Stone Got A Pardon From Trump, But Now The Feds Are Suing Him For $2 Million In Unpaid Taxes

Sat, 17 Apr 2021 03:28:19 -0400

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Prosecutors also accused Stone and his wife of putting more than $1 million into corporate accounts to finance a “lavish lifestyle” and avoid paying their tax debt.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/roger-stone-sued-unpaid-taxes-trump

The NRA Has Imploded, But Republicans Are Ready To Hold The Line On Gun Control Without Them

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:37:44 -0400

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After a spike in mass shootings, Democrats are once again trying to tighten gun laws. The NRA may be effectively gone, but its messages still stand in the way.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/gun-control-nra-bankruptcy-congress

An Alleged Member Of The Oath Keepers Has Pleaded Guilty In The Capitol Riots Case

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:25:37 -0400

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Jon Schaffer, lead guitarist of the metal band Iced Earth, has flipped and will help prosecutors with the ongoing investigation.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kenbensinger/jon-schaffer-oath-keepers-pleads-guilty-capitol-riot

Everything Has Been Terrible — And That Deepens The Good, Transformative Moment Of Getting Vaccinated

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 08:25:47 -0400

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The instant, mundane moment you get vaccinated is actually one of the key moments of the century so far, and the celebration of this massive, intersecting community effort.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/vaccine-selfie-pfizer-moderna

The Oath Keepers Were Ready To “Ferry” A Stash Of Firearms To The Capitol On Jan. 6, Prosecutors Say

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 04:07:46 -0400

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A judge ordered Kenneth Harrelson, indicted in the Oath Keepers conspiracy, to stay in jail after finding “strong evidence” that he posed a danger to the community.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riots-oath-keepers-guns-conspiracy-charges

Prosecutors Lost A Bid To Keep A Former Trump Official Charged In The Capitol Riot In Jail

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 01:07:44 -0400

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The judge called the decision to reverse an earlier ruling and allow Federico Klein to go home a "close" one.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-official-federico-klein-released-capitol-riot

Will Smith And Antoine Fuqua Won't Shoot Their Slavery Movie In Georgia Due To Its New Voting Law

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 22:25:38 -0400

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It is the first major film or television production to pull out of Georgia in protest against the new law.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adeonibada/will-smith-antoine-fuqua-movie-georgia-voting-law

Police Killed 20-Year-Old Daunte Wright On Sunday, Sparking Protests

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:25:45 -0400

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Police did not release the victim’s name, but Katie Wright identified him as her son, Daunte Wright. The shooting led hundreds of people to protest — and police to fire tear gas.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolinehaskins1/daunte-wright-police-shooting-minnesota

Alleged Jan. 6 Rioters Tried To Steal Signs, Booze, And A Fox News Football From The Capitol

Sun, 11 Apr 2021 14:25:34 -0400

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Court documents in dozens of cases show the scale of the chaos at the Capitol, from kicked-in doors to a stolen bottle of bourbon.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/laurenteruya/capitol-riot-building-damage-theft

Biden Is Already Facing Pushback From His Own Base On Judicial Nominees

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 22:06:42 -0400

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“We want to push the administration to be better. It’s not just, ‘You’re not Trump.’”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/biden-judge-nominees-diversity-backlash

Prince Philip, The Husband Of Queen Elizabeth II, Has Died At 99

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 20:46:19 -0400

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The prince was a central figure in British public life for almost three-quarters of a century.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/prince-philip-dead

Biden Signed Narrow Gun Control Measures And Begged Congress To Act On The Big Reforms

Sun, 11 Apr 2021 02:25:29 -0400

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President Joe Biden announced he is cracking down on “ghost guns," but major changes like universal background checks and an assault rifle ban are up in the air.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/biden-gun-control-policy

Stop Freaking Out: You Probably Already Have Some Type Of Vaccine Passport

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 19:51:54 -0400

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Schools, international travel, and military service — people in the US already have to prove they are vaccinated against many diseases.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/scottlucas/vaccine-passports-already-exist

Prosecutors Are Nearing A Cooperation Deal With A Man Accused Of Using Bear Spray Against Capitol Police

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 16:25:37 -0400

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Jon Schaffer, who wore an Oath Keepers hat on Jan. 6, has been doing “debrief” interviews and is a potential cooperator, according to a court filing that was mistakenly posted publicly.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riots-jon-schaffer-plea-deal-talks-oath-keepers

The Progressive Group That Helped Bring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez To Congress Is Launching Its First Primary Challenge Of 2022

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 22:03:02 -0400

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Odessa Kelly, 39, is taking on an incumbent Democrat in Tennessee. She would be the first openly gay Black woman elected to Congress.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/justice-democrats-primary-challenge-odessa-kelly

Two Members Of The Oath Keepers Who Allegedly Rode A “Grand Theft” Golf Cart To The Capitol Riot Were Indicted

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 15:49:23 -0400

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Two more members of the Oath Keepers were added to the government’s conspiracy case. Their conversations while riding to the riot are detailed in a new indictment.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jessicagarrison/oath-keepers-rode-golf-cart-capitol-riot

An Alleged Capitol Rioter Will Stay In Jail After He Threatened To Lynch A Capitol Police Officer

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 00:47:44 -0400

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Garret Miller also tweeted “Assassinate AOC” after the Jan. 6 insurrection. (Warning: This article contains graphic racist language.)


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-garret-miller-racist-threats-jailed

Four People — Including A 9-Year-Old Boy — Were Killed In A Mass Shooting In California

Sun, 04 Apr 2021 01:37:45 -0400

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“It appears that a little boy died in his mother’s arms as she was trying to save him during this horrific massacre,” the Orange County district attorney said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adeonibada/mass-shooting-orange-california-four-victims

A Judge Ruled Trump’s Campaign Can’t Enforce An Ex-Staffer’s “Unduly Burdensome” Nondisclosure Agreement

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 22:03:05 -0400

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The decision keeps alive a legal fight that could end up voiding all NDAs signed by staffers who worked on Trump’s 2016 campaign.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-nondisclosure-agreement-staffer-judge

Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Is No Green New Deal, Progressives Said

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 03:57:45 -0400

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“I think it’s a step towards our vision of a Green New Deal,” an activist from the Sunrise Movement said. They just think it falls far short.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/biden-infrastructure-plan-green-new-deal

The Pandemic Is Ending, And The Optimized, Ever-Distant Future Is Probably Coming Back

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 21:47:45 -0400

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Because there was no end in sight, the pandemic paused the idea of a future where the tech disruption would end, the economy would level out, and we'd ascend to our final post–social media forms. And some things looked ridiculous inside.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/end-pandemic-vaccination-future

The Lawsuits Against Donald Trump Are Stacking Up Over "Stop The Steal"

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 01:25:29 -0400

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In the latest case, two US Capitol Police officers sued Trump for the injuries they sustained during the Jan. 6 insurrection.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-lawsuits-capitol-riot-police

Biden Announced An Aggressive First Push To Diversify The Federal Courts

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 02:13:10 -0400

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The White House announced judicial nominees who would break barriers if confirmed.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/biden-judges-federal-court-diversity

Prosecutors Dropped A High-Profile Fight To Keep Two Alleged Capitol Rioters In Jail

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 01:57:54 -0400

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A judge ordered Eric Munchel and Lisa Eisenhart released to home detention.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-detention-zip-tie-eric-munchel

“Sorry For The War” Is An Honest And Brutal Portrayal Of America

Tue, 30 Mar 2021 15:27:50 -0400

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“In some way, everyone in this country is incriminated by the violence contained in the photographs in this book.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/piapeterson/sorry-for-the-war-peter-van-agtmael

A Court Made It Harder For Prosecutors To Keep Capitol Riot Defendants Behind Bars

Sat, 27 Mar 2021 09:25:37 -0400

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The DC Circuit ruling was applied almost immediately to two defendants in the Oath Keepers conspiracy case who were granted bond.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-cases-jail-ruling-eric-munchel-case

What The Past Three Months Have Been Like For QAnon Believers

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 18:37:53 -0400

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A millennial stay-at-home mom from South Carolina, a gay couple from Texas, and a social worker in New York believed in QAnon. Now that Biden is president, they’re not sure where to go from here.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/scaachikoul/qanon-believers-turning-away-from-trump

Reporters Did Not Ask Biden About The Pandemic But Apparently We're Already Talking About 2024

Fri, 26 Mar 2021 17:25:37 -0400

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Sixty-five days into his first term — as 1,000 people a day continue to die of COVID-19 in the US — reporters asked Biden whether he was going to run for reelection.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/biden-coronavirus-pandemic-2024

Biden Said He’s Negotiating With Mexico To Take Back More Families At The Southern Border

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 23:43:40 -0400

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With no space to hold the families in US facilities, and Mexico refusing to take them back, they’ve started to be released in Texas border cities.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-negotiating-mexico-immigrant-families

In His First Press Conference, Biden Moved Closer To Supporting Radically Changing How The Senate Works

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 22:17:46 -0400

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In his first White House press conference, Biden suggested he could support drastic change to how the Senate works.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/biden-press-conference-filibuster-voting-rights

These Photos Show The US Has A Long History Of Racism Toward Asian Americans

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 00:27:45 -0400

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Photographer Tōyō Miyatake, who was forced into a camp himself, documented the experiences of Japanese Americans during their World War II incarceration by the US government.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/piapeterson/japanese-detention-photos-anti-asian-racism

The Justice Department Is Investigating Officials Who Talked To The Press About The Capitol Riot Investigation

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 19:36:02 -0400

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Michael Sherwin, the former acting US Attorney in DC, had told media “the facts” support charging some Capitol rioters with sedition.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-cases-justice-department-investigating-media

Republican Senators’ New Argument Against Stronger Gun Control: It’s Racist

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 10:25:30 -0400

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Republican language is changing as party members fight to kill increasingly popular gun control measures in Congress after shootings in Colorado and Georgia.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/gun-control-senate-republicans-boulder-shooting

Joe Biden Demanded That The Senate Act On Gun Control After 10 People Were Killed In Colorado

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 20:36:52 -0400

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The president called on Congress to close background check loopholes and ban assault weapons after shootings in Boulder, Colorado, and Atlanta.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/boulder-shooting-joe-biden-gun-control-congress

Powerful Scenes From The Colorado Shooting That Left 10 Dead

Fri, 26 Mar 2021 20:25:33 -0400

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Ten people, including one police officer, were killed in a mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/piapeterson/scenes-from-the-colorado-mass-shooting-king-sooper-boulder

Sidney Powell Now Argues “No Reasonable Person” Would Believe Her Voter Fraud Lies Were “Fact”

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 12:25:41 -0400

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Powell is facing billion-dollar lawsuits after accusing voting technology companies of rigging the election.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-lawyer-sidney-powell-dominion-lawsuit

A Judge Ordered Jail For One Of Two Men Charged With Assaulting Officer Brian Sicknick

Mon, 22 Mar 2021 23:37:45 -0400

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The case hasn’t revealed concrete information so far about how Sicknick died.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-police-brian-sicknick-death-george-tanios-jailed

Joe Biden And Kamala Harris Condemned The “Scapegoating" Of Asian Americans After The Shooting In Atlanta

Mon, 22 Mar 2021 20:50:11 -0400

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“For the last year, we've had people in positions of incredible power scapegoating Asian Americans," Vice President Kamala Harris said in Atlanta.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/biden-atlanta-shooting-asian-violence-kamala-harris

Five Staffers Were Fired Over Past Weed Use Even Though The White House Said It’d Be More Chill

Fri, 19 Mar 2021 21:36:32 -0400

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“Just look at the fact that three of the five last presidents have admitted to past cannabis use,” said one marijuana advocate, “including Biden’s former boss.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/white-house-staff-fired-marijuana-pot-weed-use

Democrats Are Willing To Rein In Their Gun Control Ambitions To Break The NRA’s Hold On Congress

Fri, 19 Mar 2021 21:47:46 -0400

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“The NRA kind of walks around like they own Congress,” said Sen. Tim Kaine. “Rather than wait for a comprehensive bill, why not do something?”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/gun-control-senate-democrats-plan-atlanta

Proud Boys Members Allegedly Warned That Cops Were “The Primary Threat” The Night Before The Capitol Insurrection

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 19:25:42 -0400

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A grand jury indicted four Proud Boys leaders in the latest conspiracy case to come out of the riot investigation.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/proud-boys-cops-warning-insurrection

COVID-19 Has Torn Through Prisons. Advocates Want Biden To Act Now.

Sat, 20 Mar 2021 00:07:46 -0400

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The president's team has talked and met with advocates eager for change in the federal prison system after a pandemic-ravaged year. Now activists are losing patience for results.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/prisons-coronavirus-biden

Police Had To Release A Man Who Assaulted Cops At The Capitol After They Were Ordered Back To The Riot

Thu, 18 Mar 2021 13:04:59 -0400

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DC police officers had to let the man go “due to the chaotic nature of the day” and other rioters cheered, according to charging papers.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/dc-police-released-mark-ponder-assault-capitol-riot

Hundreds Of People Who Joined The Capitol Riot May Never Face Charges

Fri, 19 Mar 2021 10:25:29 -0400

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Roughly 800 people entered the Capitol on Jan. 6, but few were arrested on the spot.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-hundreds-not-arrested

The US Will Use A Dallas Convention Center To Handle Children Crossing The Border

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 17:04:59 -0400

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The federal government plans to open the center on Wednesday to try to decrease overcrowding at facilities on the border.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/unaccompanied-immigrant-children-dallas-border-center

Deb Haaland Will Be The First Native American To Lead The Interior Department

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 22:48:22 -0400

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One senator dubbed the controversy over Haaland’s confirmation “a proxy fight over the future of fossil fuels.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/deb-haaland-first-native-american-interior-secretary

An American Who Fought With Extremists In Ukraine Will Be Extradited To Face Double Murder Charges In Florida

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 00:27:45 -0400

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Craig Lang, who was once a US soldier, allegedly killed a couple as part of a bizarre and bloody plan to fund adventures fighting abroad.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/american-soldier-extradition-florida-murders-ukraine

An Alleged Leader In The Capitol Attacks Can Go Home As He Awaits Trial

Sat, 13 Mar 2021 01:13:04 -0500

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Thomas Caldwell and eight members of the Oath Keepers are accused of conspiring in the Jan. 6 insurrection.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jessicagarrison/detention-capitol-riots-thomas-caldwell-oath-keepers

Facebook Created An Employee “Playbook” To Respond To Accusations Of Polarization

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 20:25:37 -0400

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In a Thursday presentation, Facebook executives told employees the company isn’t to blame for social division in the country. One researcher said some polarization can be a good thing, citing the civil rights movement.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/facebook-execs-polarization-playbook

A Large PR Firm Pledged To Fight Climate Change. Then It Took Millions From A Notorious Fossil Fuel Trade Group.

Fri, 12 Mar 2021 19:52:46 -0500

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Edelman, a PR firm that’s pledged to “work with an environmental conscience,” was paid $4 million to promote one of the most extreme fossil fuel trade groups in the country, new tax filings show.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/edelman-fossil-fuel-pr-climate

Andrew Cuomo Is Refusing To Resign As More Women Have Accused Him Of Sexual Harassment

Fri, 12 Mar 2021 18:52:40 -0500

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The New York governor questioned the motives of the women accusing him of harassment in a conference call Friday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/andrew-cuomo-refuses-resign-sexual-harassment

Prosecutors Expect To Start Offering Plea Deals To Alleged Capitol Rioters In The Next 30 Days

Sat, 13 Mar 2021 15:25:35 -0500

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Plea deals would mean a swifter resolution of the hundreds of Capitol riot prosecutions and could reveal which defendants are cooperating with the investigation.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riots-plea-deals-insurrection-cases

How I Lost My Mom To QAnon

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 12:25:31 -0400

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Because she sees me as a member of “the liberal media,” it’s impossible to persuade her.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/albertsamaha/qanon-parents-millennial-children

Democrats And Republicans Alike Are Talking About Breaking Down Big Tech Monopolies

Fri, 12 Mar 2021 19:04:11 -0500

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Politicians in Congress are talking about returning to the days of robust anti-monopoly enforcement.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/congress-big-tech-monopolies-antitrust

Biden Is Considering History-Making Nominees For The Federal Courts

Sat, 13 Mar 2021 10:25:44 -0500

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The FBI recently did a background check for a lawyer who would be the first American Muslim federal district judge, according to a source familiar with the process.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/biden-judge-nominees-diversity-historic

All US Adults Will Be Eligible For A COVID-19 Vaccine By May 1, Joe Biden Said

Fri, 12 Mar 2021 13:00:47 -0500

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Biden's announcement, part of a national address, shifts the responsibility for the pandemic response to the federal government.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/coronavirus-vaccine-eligible-biden

Michael Regan Will Be The First Black Man To Lead The EPA

Wed, 10 Mar 2021 23:40:50 -0500

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“We will move with a sense of urgency on climate change,” Michael Regan told Congress last month. “We will stand up for environmental justice and equity.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/michael-regan-epa-environmental-justice

The Senate Confirmed Merrick Garland As The Next Attorney General

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 20:37:53 -0500

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Garland has said investigating the Capitol insurrection will be a top priority.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/merrick-garland-confirmed-attorney-general-insurrection

Congress Just Passed Another Round Of COVID Checks And Unemployment Aid

Fri, 12 Mar 2021 02:02:56 -0500

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Checks of $1,400, unemployment benefits, and hundreds of billions of dollars in aid are coming soon. President Joe Biden signed the bill Thursday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/covid-stimulus-checks-unemployment-child-aid-passed-congress

Some Central American Children Will Soon Be Able To Apply To Get Into The US From Their Home Countries

Wed, 10 Mar 2021 19:57:45 -0500

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The program allows parents from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras who are legally in the US to seek approval for their children to also be allowed in.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/central-american-children-us-entry-applications

A Judge Ordered A Former Trump Official Charged In The Capitol Insurrection To Stay In Jail

Wed, 10 Mar 2021 02:47:44 -0500

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Federico Klein took an oath to defend the Constitution and then “switched sides,” the judge said on Tuesday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-administration-federico-klein-jailed-capitol-riot

Oath Keepers Leader Stewart Rhodes Directed Followers During Capitol Riot, Prosecutors Allege

Wed, 10 Mar 2021 01:53:00 -0500

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“Come to the South Side of the Capitol on steps,” Rhodes allegedly instructed on Jan. 6.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kenbensinger/prosecutors-describe-role-oath-keepers-leader

A Judge Slammed An Alleged Capitol Rioter’s “Media Publicity Stunt” And Refused To Let Him Out Of Jail

Tue, 09 Mar 2021 15:25:31 -0500

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The judge called one of Jacob Chansley’s arguments for pretrial release “so frivolous as to insult the Court’s intelligence.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/qanon-shaman-capitol-riot-judge-jail

Trump Has Now Officially Lost All Of His Postelection Challenges In The Supreme Court

Tue, 09 Mar 2021 20:25:29 -0500

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Trump argued a case he’d filed in Wisconsin wasn’t moot even after Biden took office. The Supreme Court refused to hear it.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-supreme-court-election-loss

The Senate Passed Biden’s Massive COVID Aid Package, But Only After Watering Down Checks And Unemployment Benefits

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 21:12:55 -0500

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Democrats are touting the bill as a historic rescue package, despite needing to make last-minute concessions to get it passed.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/coronavirus-checks-unemployment-passes-senate-manchin

“When The Bus Took Off, We All Cheered”: Asylum-Seekers Trump Forced To Wait In Mexico Are Now Arriving In The US

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 15:35:11 -0500

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"My wife looked over at me and said she wished we had graduation hats to throw into the air."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/asylum-seekers-remain-in-mexico-us-return

ICE Is Adding A New Appeals Process For Immigrants Who've Been Detained

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 23:41:10 -0500

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The move comes just weeks after ICE instructed officers to target immigrants who pose public safety threats or recently crossed the border.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/ice-immigrants-new-appeals-process

The Biden Administration Has Canceled A Trump-Era Policy That Made It Harder For Immigrant Children To Get Asylum

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 22:53:21 -0500

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The change comes as the White House attempts to deal with more unaccompanied children crossing the US border in recent weeks.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-cancels-trump-policy-immigrant-children-asylum

Some Oath Keepers Say Its Founder Has Betrayed The Group’s Mission — And Them

Fri, 26 Mar 2021 13:51:01 -0400

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“Like a moth to the flame,” one former Oath Keeper said of founder Stewart Rhodes. “He flies in, throws up a PayPal, and then disappears.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jessicagarrison/stewart-rhodes-oath-keepers-early-history-conflicts

Trump’s Pentagon Blocked Troops From Getting to the Capitol Riots For Hours, DC National Guard Commander Said

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 12:25:38 -0500

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The DC National Guard commander said he was not allowed to send troops to the Capitol, in sharp contrast to the city’s George Floyd protests last year, when troops were given immediate permission to deploy.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/trump-pentagon-blocked-national-guard-capitol

Andrew Cuomo Says He’s Sorry — But Won’t Resign Over Those Sexual Harassment Claims

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 20:02:58 -0500

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Cuomo said he “never touched anyone inappropriately,” despite one woman saying he kissed her without consent and a photo of another woman looking visibly uncomfortable as Cuomo grabbed her cheeks.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/andrew-cuomo-sexual-harassment

Joe Biden Withdrew His Nomination Of Neera Tanden After Pushback In The Senate

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:44:13 -0500

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Tanden had drawn criticism from Democrats and Republicans in the Senate, dooming her nomination to lead the Office of Management and Budget.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/neera-tanden-withdraw-biden-budget-nomination

A Judge Released A Man Charged With Assaulting A Cop During The Capitol Riots, Saying The Government Messed Up Its Case

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:47:46 -0500

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Chief Judge Beryl Howell said she likely would have kept alleged Capitol rioter Clayton Mullins behind bars, but the government’s arguments left her hands “tied.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-rioter-clayton-mullins-assault-cop-freed-trial

The FBI Has Tracked Down Some Of The Capitol Rioters In Truly Surprising Ways

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 20:25:40 -0500

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One of the Capitol defendants was identified by an FBI agent he went to college with. Another was arrested trying to stop a relative from getting the COVID vaccine.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-insurrection-rioter-cases-fbi-search

CrossFit Is Finally Fed Up With Marjorie Taylor Greene

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 21:25:34 -0400

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Marjorie Taylor Greene’s political identity is tightly intertwined with CrossFit. After a year of scandal at the gym, it’s finally distancing itself from Georgia’s bigoted conspiracy theorist representative.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/marjorie-taylor-greene-qanon-crossfit

Prosecutors Suggested That The Oath Keepers Had A Special Force Ready With Weapons During The Capitol Insurrection

Sat, 27 Feb 2021 05:27:43 -0500

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New details about Jan. 6 were discussed in court, as Oath Keepers member Jessica Watkins failed to convince a judge she should be released from federal custody.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jessicagarrison/oath-keepers-armed-reinforcements-capitol-riot

Madison Cawthorn Is A Rising Republican Star. Women At His College Warned Each Other About Him.

Fri, 26 Mar 2021 19:40:41 -0400

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BuzzFeed News interviewed more than three dozen people as part of an investigation into allegations that Madison Cawthorn harassed women in college.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/madison-cawthorn-sexual-misconduct-allegations-patrick

Biden’s $15 Minimum Wage Proposal Just Died In The Senate

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 01:46:19 -0500

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Raising the minimum wage is the first Biden policy to get blocked in the Senate, but it won’t be the last.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/15-minimum-wage-dead-senate