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Immigrants Who Escaped The Texas Camp Crackdown Are Facing Another Set Of Dire Circumstances In Mexico

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 02:09:15 -0400

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“I’d like to stay here in Mexico, but I’m scared because I don’t have permission to be here,” one immigrant told BuzzFeed News. “I don't know what to do."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/immigrants-mexico-stuck-fear-deportation

Republican Lawmakers Are Pressing Ahead With Anti-Abortion Laws, With Or Without The Supreme Court’s Help

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 20:46:46 -0400

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A fight over Georgia’s six-week ban shows what state-level anti-abortion efforts could look like depending on whatever the Supreme Court does next.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/georgia-florida-mississippi-abortion-laws-scotus

A Top Immigration Judge Who Stepped Down Under Trump Has Now Been Chosen To Lead The Court System

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 17:31:50 -0400

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David Neal left in 2019, when many immigration judges were concerned about how Trump had reshaped the work the court was doing.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/david-neal-appointed-leader-immigration-courts

Biden’s Approach To Immigration Is Causing A Huge Internal Rift And Leading To A Lot Of Confusion

Fri, 24 Sep 2021 06:49:17 -0400

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“Honestly, I don’t know how much longer I can stay at DHS if this continues,” one official said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-immigration-policy-internal-frustration

Democrats Say They’ve Sort Of Reached A Deal On Their Huge Social Program Bill

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 18:22:22 -0400

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With their party divided and a key deadline just days away, Democratic leaders announced a deal on a “framework” Thursday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/democrats-congress-deal-reconciliation-biden

Prosecutors Lost A Fight To Keep A Set Of Jan. 6 Capitol Surveillance Videos Under Seal

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 15:18:31 -0400

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A judge rebuffed the government’s argument that releasing more surveillance videos posed a national security risk.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-footage-lawsuit-release-insurrection

Joe Biden’s Agenda Is Hanging By A Thread As Democrats In Congress Threaten To Tank Two Major Bills

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 15:09:59 -0400

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Progressives and centrists are holding major pieces of legislation hostage, and both have the numbers to make good on their threats.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/joe-biden-agenda-reconciliation-congress-negotiations

The US Is Ending Its International Travel Ban For Fully Vaccinated People

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 16:45:04 -0400

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The new US international travel guidelines will start in November and will require testing, contact tracing information, and masking requirements, as well as full vaccinations.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/international-travel-ban-vaccinations-covid

These People Are Telling Their Abortion Stories As The Supreme Court Prepares To Hear Its Biggest Reproductive Rights Case In Decades

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 16:29:22 -0400

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More than 6,600 people signed their names to a new brief supporting abortion rights: “I hope the justices read every single one of them.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/abortion-stories-supreme-court-mississippi

It Was Billed As A Pro–Jan. 6 Rally To Support “Nonviolent” Capitol Rioters, But Only A Few People Showed Up

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 03:19:08 -0400

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A former Donald Trump staffer succeeded in getting a lot of media attention, but Trump himself didn’t acknowledge the rally, and members of Congress avoided it.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/jan-6-rally-turnout-police

"Justice For J6" Says They're Rallying For Nonviolent Offenders. Most Alleged Capitol Rioters In Jail Are Charged With Violent Crimes.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 13:18:31 -0400

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The “Justice for J6” rally is being pitched as support for “nonviolent offenders,” but that doesn’t describe charges against most defendants in jail.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/insurrection-defendants-jail-rally-political-prisoners

After Tense Fights, An FDA Panel Said Pfizer Boosters Should Go To Older Adults And Others At High Risk

Sat, 18 Sep 2021 02:42:19 -0400

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The advisory panel of outside health experts recommended that a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine be authorized for people over 65 and those at high risk, rejecting the benefit for the general population.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/fda-panel-recommends-booster-shots

Pennsylvania Republicans Are Subpoenaing Millions Of Voters’ Personal Information To Determine "Whether Or Not They Exist"

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 19:23:36 -0400

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Pennsylvania Republicans are joining in on the pro-Trump audit craze, as Democrats vow to take to them to court.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/pennsylvania-republicans-trump-voter-subpoena

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Beat The Effort To Recall Him

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:37:01 -0400

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The Democratic governor survived an attempt to remove him from office, after weeks of anxiety from Democrats around the country.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/california-recall-newsom-results

Live Results: The California Recall Election

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 01:03:38 -0400

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Californians are voting on whether to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. See the results as they come in.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/buzzfeednews/live-results-the-california-recall-election

Carlton Waterhouse Is Fighting For Environmental Justice At The EPA — And Getting Called A “Racist”

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 03:54:52 -0400

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Ahead of his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, the environmental lawyer has become a target of the far right’s bogus narrative around race.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/carlton-waterhouse-epa-tom-cotton-racism

Democrats Plan To Tax The Rich Lets Billionaires Keep Paying Less Than Average Workers

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 20:28:48 -0400

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The party is planning to raise taxes on corporate investors and the wealthy to pay for social programs, but is not fundamentally reforming a system that allows billionaires to skirt paying taxes.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/democrats-tax-plan-rich-neal-reconciliation

She’s One Of Congress’s Leading Progressives — Just Not In Her Own Office, Staffers Say

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 13:26:30 -0400

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Former staffers who worked for Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a House Democrat who built her reputation on being a champion of workers, say her treatment of her staff was often inconsistent with her public image.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/pramila-jayapal-staff-treatment

Capitol Police Say They Arrested A Man With A Machete And Swastikas On His Truck Near The DNC

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 18:15:00 -0400

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The man was arrested not far from where a pipe bomb was left on Jan. 5 and just days before another right-wing rally is planned for the Capitol.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/capitol-police-dnc-arrest-machete

Why Are Democrats Freaking Out About A Race In California?

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 14:57:55 -0400

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Gov. Gavin Newsom is considered likely to survive a recall attempt this week, but the fact that it’s even a question has Democrats around the country on edge.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/california-recall-election-gavin-newsom-democrats-nervous

Trump's Judges Are Playing A Huge Role In Upholding Anti-Abortion Laws Across The Country

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 13:13:40 -0400

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Judges nominated by Donald Trump have staked out strong anti-abortion stances in their short time on the bench.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-judges-abortion-access-legal-challenge

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Has Issues With Incentivizing Abortion Lawsuits

Sun, 12 Sep 2021 23:31:40 -0400

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Florida Republicans have shied away from fully supporting the Texas abortion ban in the latest split for the anti-abortion movement.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/florida-desantis-abortion-ban-republican

Pennsylvania Republicans' Attempts At A 2020 Election "Audit" Are Off To An Awkward Start

Fri, 10 Sep 2021 18:10:18 -0400

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The state’s first hearing featured testimony about an audit backed by Trump supporters that didn’t actually find any election issues.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/pennsylvania-2020-election-audit-hearing

The Fight For Paid Parental And Medical Leave Has Officially Begun

Fri, 10 Sep 2021 01:31:46 -0400

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The biggest legislative battle of the year began this week with Democrats promising sweeping new support programs for parents.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/democrats-paid-family-leave-reconciliation

Biden Is Mandating COVID Vaccines For All Federal Workers And Large Employers

Fri, 10 Sep 2021 12:15:47 -0400

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All companies with more than 100 employees will be required to ensure their workers are either fully vaccinated or tested weekly.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/biden-covid-vaccine-mandate-federal-workers

The Department Of Justice Is Suing Texas Over The State's 6-Week Abortion Ban

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 22:28:43 -0400

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SB 8, which has effectively stopped most abortions in Texas, took effect after the Supreme Court refused to step in this month.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/department-of-justice-texas-suing-abortion-ban

Arizona's Election “Audit” Isn’t Done, But Two Trump-Supporting Republicans Are Just Declaring Victory For Him Anyway

Thu, 09 Sep 2021 15:45:20 -0400

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There’s no end to the Arizona audit in sight. But with other Trump backers looking to take up audits of their own, some are ready to just call it a win.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/arizona-election-audit-trump-decertify

We Found Rage In A Hopeless Place

Tue, 07 Sep 2021 18:27:25 -0400

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A lot of people thought this summer would be great, but most people seem totally fried and at loose ends instead — expectations keep getting subverted, and anger keeps flowing into the void.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/anger-rage-pandemic-twitter-flights

The Shirtless, Horned Man Photographed Storming The Capitol Has Pleaded Guilty

Fri, 03 Sep 2021 18:05:02 -0400

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Jacob Chansley pleaded guilty to one felony charge for obstructing Congress.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/chansley-guilty-qanon-shaman-capitol-riot

Most Of Texas's Congressional Republicans Are Silent On Their State's New Abortion Law

Fri, 03 Sep 2021 14:33:51 -0400

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Just 4 out of 25 officials responded to questions, and many of the most vocal anti-abortion advocates were silent about the 6-week ban.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/texas-abortion-law-republican-response

The "Shadow Docket" Lets The Supreme Court Rule In A Major Abortion Case At Midnight

Wed, 08 Sep 2021 15:52:00 -0400

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It usually takes the Supreme Court months to rule in a case. But there’s a back door, and it’s getting a lot of use.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-texas-abortion-shadow-docket

An Alleged Capitol Rioter Will Return To Jail For Streaming Conspiracy Theory Content

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 18:00:59 -0400

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Douglas Jensen was caught in his garage with an iPhone less than a month after a judge released him from jail on the condition he couldn’t go online.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-internet-jail-mike-lindell

The Supreme Court Officially Refused To Stop Texas’s New Abortion Ban

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 21:15:36 -0400

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The law bans abortions after the 6th week of pregnancy and deputizes private citizens to file lawsuits to enforce it.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/the-supreme-court-officially-refused-to-stop-texass-new

Texans Now Have a Lucrative Incentive To Sue Abortion Providers

Sat, 04 Sep 2021 04:51:57 -0400

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Abortion providers said they were complying with Texas’s 6-week abortion ban once it took effect Wednesday, citing the risk of an endless stream of civil claims.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/texas-abortion-law-who-can-sue

A 6-Week Abortion Ban Is Taking Effect In Texas And Upending Decades Of Protections For Abortion Rights

Fri, 03 Sep 2021 13:11:56 -0400

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The law, which bans abortions after 6weeks of pregnancy and empowers private citizens to sue to enforce it, went into effect Wednesday in a monumental shift on abortion rights.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-texas-abortion-ban

Joe Biden Defended His Decision To Not Push The Afghanistan Withdrawal Into A “Forever Exit”

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 21:58:42 -0400

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But drone strikes against terrorist targets are likely to continue, Biden said in a speech the day after the withdrawal ended.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/biden-afghanistan-withdrawal-drone

He Got Out Of Afghanistan Just In Time. His Family Didn’t.

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 21:51:59 -0400

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When Farhad Wajdi left Afghanistan for the US, he assumed he could help his parents get out too. But then everything changed.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/meghara/afghanistan-kabul-collapse-families-left-behind

The US Military Has Left Afghanistan After 20 Years

Tue, 31 Aug 2021 16:50:02 -0400

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The evacuation itself was increasingly dicey, first with concerns over Taliban forces allowing people to freely access Hamid Karzai International Airport, where American evacuation flights were departing.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/afghanistan-united-states-withdrawal

Eight Months After The Capitol Riots, Thousands Of Hours Of Surveillance Footage Remain Secret

Mon, 30 Aug 2021 15:51:07 -0400

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There are 14,000 hours of surveillance footage from the Capitol riots. Most of it isn’t public, and the government is fighting to keep it that way.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/insurrection-capitol-footage-secret

Evictions Can Resume After The Supreme Court Halted The Biden Administration’s Coronavirus Moratorium

Fri, 27 Aug 2021 14:46:35 -0400

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The Biden administration had revived a pause on evictions as the Delta variant causes COVID-19 cases to spike.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-eviction-moratorium-end

Seven Capitol Police Officers Suing Trump Shared The Violence And Racism They Experienced On Jan. 6

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 18:14:21 -0400

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The lawsuit is the latest one to accuse Trump of conspiring with right-wing groups to incite the Capitol insurrection.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-police-sue-trump-jan-6-riot

A Judge Slammed Sidney Powell And Other Trump Allies For "Profound Abuse" Of The Legal System

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 00:39:59 -0400

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The judge imposed a series of sanctions against lawyers involved in one of Powell’s “Kraken” cases in Michigan.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/sidney-powell-kraken-cases-judge-abuse

Foreign UN Staffers Are Evacuating Afghanistan. Local Staffers Say They Have Been Left Behind.

Tue, 24 Aug 2021 21:35:22 -0400

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Afghan nationals who work for the UN take on far greater risks for less pay than their international colleagues, and their work leaves them exposed to Taliban reprisals.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/meghara/un-afghanistan-staffers-taliban

The FBI Is Selling A Surveillance Plane It Used On Black Lives Matter Protests

Thu, 26 Aug 2021 16:08:07 -0400

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The aircraft watched protests in Washington, DC, in June last year and also flew over Baltimore in 2015 after Freddie Gray’s death.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/fbi-surveillance-plane-auction-sale

Prosecutors And Judges Really Don’t Want You To Call Capitol Rioters "Tourists"

Sun, 22 Aug 2021 22:50:17 -0400

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The defense that Jan. 6 rioters were simply "tourists" has struck a nerve with prosecutors and judges. "No rioter was a mere tourist that day."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-tourists

Infowars Host Owen Shroyer Has Been Charged In The Jan. 6 Riots

Sat, 21 Aug 2021 00:43:43 -0400

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The government says Shroyer went into a restricted part of the Capitol.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/infowars-owen-shroyer-capitol-riot

ICE Prosecutors Have Been Told To No Longer Use A Biden Memo That Provided More Power To Decide Which Immigration Cases To Drop

Fri, 20 Aug 2021 20:07:30 -0400

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The email indicates that a federal ruling on Thursday will have major implications for ICE and how it operates.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/ice-prosecutors-biden-memo

Joe Biden Said He Is Committed To Helping Evacuate Afghan Allies Who Have Worked With The US Government

Fri, 20 Aug 2021 19:51:37 -0400

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In a speech at the White House, Biden again stood by his decision to withdraw US forces from the country.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/clarissajanlim/biden-afghanistan-evacuations

A Jan. 6 Defendant Could Go Back To Jail After The Government Caught Him Streaming Conspiracy Theory Content

Fri, 20 Aug 2021 14:36:10 -0400

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Douglas Jensen was released from jail in July. The government says he violated his release conditions within the month by accessing the internet.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-defendant-internet-jail-mike-lindell

A Judge Questioned Why Jan. 6 Plea Deals Take Court Oversight Of Capitol Rioters Off The Table

Thu, 19 Aug 2021 23:01:46 -0400

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Most Jan. 6 defendants are pleading guilty to low-level misdemeanors for which supervised release isn’t an option for judges at sentencing.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-cases-court-supervision

Joe Biden Is Putting Pressure On Nursing Homes To Vaccinate Employees

Thu, 19 Aug 2021 00:36:52 -0400

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The White House announced new steps Wednesday to fight the Delta variant in nursing homes and schools.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/biden-nursing-homes-vaccine-mandate

A Capitol Riot Sentencing Got Derailed After New Videos Surfaced Hours Before The Hearing

Wed, 18 Aug 2021 20:28:21 -0400

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Robert Reeder pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for going into the Capitol on Jan. 6, but new videos appeared to show him attacking police.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-sentencing-delayed-video

Vaccinated Americans Will Be Offered COVID-19 Booster Shots As Early As September

Thu, 19 Aug 2021 00:04:01 -0400

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US health officials announced that most Americans should get a booster shot eight months after vaccination, as the Delta variant spreads rapidly across the US.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/covid-booster-shots-delta

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Tested Positive For COVID-19, As He Fights Mask Mandates

Tue, 17 Aug 2021 23:39:48 -0400

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Abbott is vaccinated and not experiencing symptoms, his office said. The coronavirus is surging in Texas.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/greg-abbott-coronavirus-texas

Joe Biden Blamed Afghan Leaders For Giving Up As The Taliban Took Control

Mon, 23 Aug 2021 19:23:14 -0400

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In an address from the White House, Biden stood by his decision to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan, insisting he would not repeat past mistakes.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/biden-afghanistan-speech-taliban-take-over

A Short-Lived Trump Campaign Staffer Is Now At The Head Of The Far Right’s Jan. 6 Counternarrative

Mon, 16 Aug 2021 18:40:36 -0400

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Matt Braynard has been showing up throughout the far right’s push against the 2020 election. Now he says he’s raising big money and preparing for a new rally in Washington.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/matt-braynard-jan-6-counternarrative

Inside "The Very Secret History" Of The Sunrise Movement

Sat, 14 Aug 2021 03:32:01 -0400

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Internal memos show that activists of color within the Sunrise Movement have privately alleged mistreatment for years — as the climate group publicly fought for racial justice.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/sunrise-movement-climate-change-black-activists

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Is Resigning Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Tue, 10 Aug 2021 19:45:39 -0400

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Multiple women have alleged that Cuomo, who has been governor for more than a decade, sexually harassed them. He will resign this month, he said Tuesday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/new-york-governor-andrew-cuomo-resigns

Goods Linked To A Group That Runs Chinese Detention Camps May Be Ending Up In US Stores

Fri, 13 Aug 2021 01:22:02 -0400

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A major organization in the region, sanctioned for its “connection to serious human rights abuses against ethnic minorities,” still does business all over the world.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/meghara/china-xinjiang-banned-goods-united-states

Andrew Cuomo And The Limits Of The Never-Back-Down Approach To Crisis

Mon, 09 Aug 2021 22:00:51 -0400

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How to deal with politicians who refuse to back down during crises — even when they have every incentive to do so — has become an ongoing feature of the last decade.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/andrew-cuomo-crisis

Let's Talk About How Weird The End Of The 2020 Democratic Primary Was

Sat, 07 Aug 2021 01:21:47 -0400

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A consideration of some of the metrics the media and public uses to judge candidates before elections.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/polling-elections-bernie-sanders-joe-biden

The Republican Governor Of Arkansas Has Some Regrets About Signing A Mask Mandate Ban

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 22:01:56 -0400

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"I signed it at the time because our cases were at a very low point," said Gov. Asa Hutchinson. "Everything has changed now."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/arkansas-mask-mandate-schools

Shontel Brown Won A Special Primary Election, Defeating A National Progressive Force

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 22:15:05 -0400

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Brown defeated Nina Turner in a race that reanimated a fight between national progressives and the Democratic establishment over the future of the party.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/shontel-brown-nina-turner-ohio-election

Joe Biden Said Andrew Cuomo Should Resign After An Investigation Into Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 22:15:12 -0400

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“I think he should resign," Biden said of Cuomo at a news conference Tuesday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/joe-biden-andrew-cuomo-resign

CNN Is Still Standing By Chris Cuomo, Despite His Role In His Brother’s Alleged Sexual Harassment Saga

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 13:25:50 -0400

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“The fact that Chris Cuomo wasn’t fired over his inappropriate conflict of interest in actively affecting a news story is not only irresponsible of CNN, but also a disgrace to journalism,” one CNN staffer told BuzzFeed News.


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

These Are The Disturbing Accounts Of The Women Who Said Andrew Cuomo Sexually Harassed Them

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 13:45:15 -0400

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The complaints detailed the “humiliating, uncomfortable, offensive, or inappropriate” impact Cuomo’s actions had on the 11 women who spoke to investigators.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolefallert/andrew-cuomo-women-allegations-testimony

Gov. Andrew Cuomo “Sexually Harassed Multiple Women,” A New York Attorney General Investigation Has Found

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 14:41:55 -0400

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Attorney General Letitia James said the New York governor's harassment violated federal and state laws.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/governor-andrew-cuomo-sexually-harassed-multiple-women

Democrats Are Sick Of Relitigating The 2016 Presidential Primary. But Everyone’s Still Stuck In The Same Fight.

Tue, 03 Aug 2021 18:01:47 -0400

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The special election in Ohio between Nina Turner and Shontel Brown has set off a progressives-versus-establishment rematch, even as Democrats tire of it.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lissandravilla/ohio-primary-nina-turner-shontel-brown

The Biden Administration Is Rejecting “The War On Drugs” And Turning To “Harm Reduction”

Wed, 04 Aug 2021 14:25:35 -0400

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“To have the Office of National Drug Control Policy talking about ‘harm reduction’ is important,” said one public health expert. “I remember when you couldn’t say those words there.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/harm-reduction-biden-drug-laws

Biden Nominated Famous Trump Critic Khizr Khan To The Religious Freedom Commission

Sat, 31 Jul 2021 01:01:45 -0400

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Khan, a Gold Star parent, gave a powerful speech in 2016 lambasting Trump’s disparaging comments about Muslim Americans.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolefallert/khizr-khan-biden-nomination

The Senate Has Confirmed The First Woman Of Arab And Mexican Descent To Direct US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 20:20:51 -0400

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The agency is integral to the immigration system, but hasn’t had a Senate-confirmed leader in more than two years.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/ur-jaddou-confirmed-uscis-leader

The Justice Department Is Revisiting Its Sexual Harassment Policies

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 18:15:00 -0400

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Internal reports have documented numerous incidents of sexual misconduct involving senior-level officials.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/justice-department-revisiting-sexual-harassment-policies

A Key Senate Democrat Says Passing Universal Paid Parental Leave This Fall Is A Top Priority

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 17:40:46 -0400

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A new study found that not having family support policies costs the US economy $650 billion per year.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/senate-democrats-paid-parental-leave

A Judge Questioned If Capitol Rioters Are Getting Off Too Easy For “Terrorizing Members Of Congress”

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 23:25:32 -0400

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Chief Judge Beryl Howell questioned whether allowing defendants to plead guilty to low-level offenses would deter people from storming the Capitol again.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-jan-6-defendants-plea-deals-too-lenient

Even Olympians Get Stuck In A Social Media Feedback Loop

Fri, 30 Jul 2021 21:25:35 -0400

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The Olympics offers a showcase for the overwhelming and complicated ways in which the discourse is fluid and interconnected now.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/olympics-discourse

32 Children Who Were Deported To Guatemala Last Year In Violation Of A Court Order Have Yet To Be Brought Back

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 23:51:45 -0400

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ICE deported the unaccompanied children in November, 10 minutes after a federal judge ordered that they remain in the US.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/immigrant-children-guatemala-no-return

The Justice Department Is Sending States A Second Warning About Partisan "Audits" Of The 2020 Election

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 19:25:32 -0400

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The DOJ would not say whether it plans to take any action against Arizona and other states pursuing partisan audits.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/justice-department-arizona-election-audit

The Justice Department Won’t Agree To Defend Rep. Mo Brooks Against Claims He Incited The Jan. 6 Riots

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 14:18:35 -0400

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The DOJ concluded the Alabama Republican was engaging in campaign activity at a Jan. 6 rally and that’s not the US government’s business.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/mo-brooks-jan-6-justice-department-defense

As Congress Starts Investigating Jan. 6, New Details Keep Emerging In Court

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 22:29:42 -0400

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As police officers testified before lawmakers, two rioters pleaded guilty, one defendant was ordered to stay in jail, and new charges were unsealed.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/jan-6-commission-court-details-arrests

Twitter Permanently Suspended Nine Accounts That Had Been Promoting Pro-Trump "Audits" Of The 2020 Election

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 11:25:43 -0400

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One of the accounts was the official Twitter for Arizona’s ongoing audit.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/twitter-suspends-audit-accounts-trump

Liz Cheney And Adam Kinzinger Blasted Their Party As The Only Republicans On The House Jan. 6 Committee

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:25:35 -0400

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“I think it's a disgrace,” Cheney said of Republican leaders who now aren't acknowledging what happened during the Capitol insurrection.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/jan-6-committee-hearing-liz-cheney-adam-kinzinger

Over 100 Veterans Say A Doctor Butchered Their Feet. He’s Still Working And Says He Was A Scapegoat.

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 14:37:57 -0400

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The institutions and people meant to protect northern Indiana’s veterans instead failed them. Repeatedly. For years.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/veterans-affairs-indiana-doctor

As COVID Continues To Spread, Alabama's Governor Said "It’s Time To Start Blaming The Unvaccinated Folks"

Mon, 26 Jul 2021 08:25:30 -0400

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"These folks are choosing a horrible lifestyle of self-inflicted pain."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/alabama-covid-unvaccinated

Another Vaccinated Staffer On The Hill Tested Positive For COVID-19, As Fear Is Spreading In Washington

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 21:36:33 -0400

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There’s a "real sense of unease" in Congress as some staffers have tested positive for the coronavirus after weeks of semi-normal life.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/covid-19-delta-congress-staff-infections

Yet Another One Of Trump's Pals Didn't Register As A Foreign Agent And Got Arrested

Wed, 21 Jul 2021 00:45:34 -0400

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Thomas Barrack was indicted on seven charges, including lying to the FBI.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/thomas-barrack-trump-charged-foreign-agent

A Capitol Rioter Who Made It Onto The Senate Floor Was Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison

Mon, 19 Jul 2021 18:00:09 -0400

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Paul Hodgkins pleaded guilty to a felony and wasn’t accused of violence.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-rioter-paul-hodgkins-sentenced-jan-6

Trump Gave Capitol Rioters The Language To Defend The Insurrection And Deny Reality

Mon, 19 Jul 2021 17:05:55 -0400

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They attacked the “fake news,” denounced the “deep state” and the “swamp,” and vowed to “take back” the Capitol and the country.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/january-six-suspects-trump-statements

A Federal Judge Has Blocked New DACA Applicants From Deportation Protections

Fri, 16 Jul 2021 23:13:07 -0400

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The order doesn't affect current DACA recipients, but it stops the government from approving any new applications.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/judge-blocks-new-daca-applicants

Tennessee's Fired Vaccine Chief Called The State's New Rule Barring Vaccine Outreach To Teens "Toxic Leadership"

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 19:44:02 -0400

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“We have a legislature filled with people who are not scientists and not healthcare providers who have their own crazy ideas about vaccines," Michelle Fiscus, Tennessee's top vaccine official until she was fired on Monday, told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/tennessee-vaccines-fiscus-fired-teen-outreach

The FBI Allegedly Used At Least 12 Informants In The Michigan Kidnapping Case

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 11:25:36 -0400

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Defense attorneys said they will argue that the FBI “induced or persuaded” the defendants to go along with the violent scheme.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jessicagarrison/fbi-informants-in-michigan-kidnap-plot

Anthony Fauci And Deborah Birx Warned Top Officials About The “Dangers” Of Scott Atlas Last Summer, Emails Show

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 14:25:48 -0400

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“I am more convinced than ever the dangers of Dr. Atlas’ views on the pandemic,” Birx wrote in an August 2020 email to Fauci and others.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemlee/fauci-birx-emails-scott-atlas-covid

An Alleged Capitol Rioter Came Disguised As A Journalist, Prosecutors Say

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 21:04:14 -0400

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A judge initially refused to issue an arrest warrant, but agreed following a fuller explanation about how the government had determined the suspect wasn’t a member of the press.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riots-jan-6-press-disguise-prosecutors

The Biden Administration Will Limit The Detention And Arrest Of Pregnant Immigrants

Fri, 09 Jul 2021 16:45:38 -0400

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The change comes after one report found that ICE had detained more than 4,500 pregnant people between 2016 and 2018.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/ice-pregnant-immigrants-biden

Trump’s Social Media Lawsuits Feature A Mashup Of Arguments Courts Have Already Rejected

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 16:31:49 -0400

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Trump was kicked off Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube for inciting the Jan. 6 riots at the US Capitol.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-twitter-facebook-youtube-lawsuits-rejected-arguments

Here's The Extremely Broad FOIA Request Tucker Carlson's Producer Filed With The NSA

Sat, 10 Jul 2021 05:25:30 -0400

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After the Fox News host alleged he was being spied on by the Biden administration, the NSA released a rare statement, calling the claims untrue.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/tucker-carlson-nsa-foia-request