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Biden's Latest Executive Orders Are The Most Aggressive Moves On Climate Change Of Any President

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 18:56:28 -0500

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The executive orders will take aim at fossil fuels and set the US up to be an international leader in tackling the climate crisis.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/biden-executive-orders-fossil-fuels

Biden Was Against Packing The Supreme Court. A New Progressive Group Wants To Change His Mind.

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 15:15:15 -0500

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A new coalition wants to build momentum on the left to add seats to the Supreme Court and undo Trump’s legacy on the bench.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/biden-supreme-court-packing-group-unrig-the-courts

The Justice Department Has Rescinded Trump's "Zero Tolerance" Border Policy That Led To Families Being Separated

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 00:16:05 -0500

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The Department of Justice said the action restores the ability of prosecutors to use their discretion to make charging decisions "based on a careful review of the particular facts and circumstances of individual immigration cases."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/trump-zero-tolerance-border-policy-rescinded

The Woman Accused Of Stealing Pelosi’s Laptop Says She Doesn’t Have It

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 18:25:34 -0500

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Riley June Williams’ lawyer says the allegations against her are all lies told by a vengeful ex.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/riley-june-williams-pelosi-laptop-capitol-riots

Biden Plans To Purchase 200 Million More Vaccine Doses To Be Delivered Over The Summer

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 17:46:32 -0500

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The president has faced mounting pressure to up his pledge of administering 100 million COVID-19 shots during his first 100 days in office.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/biden-more-covid-vaccines

Here's What President Biden's COVID-19 Travel Bans Mean For You

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 18:25:27 -0500

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Biden extended COVID-19 travel restrictions for most of Europe, the UK, Ireland, and Brazil, while also ending Trump's Muslim travel ban.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tasneemnashrulla/biden-travel-ban-covid-explained

Senate Republicans Overwhelmingly Signaled They Will Acquit Trump And Not Block Him From Running Again

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 12:25:50 -0500

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Trump’s impeachment trial will go ahead, but Republicans overwhelmingly signaled they will vote to acquit him.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/mcconnell-republicans-vote-block-trump-impeachment-trial

A Judge Has Blocked Biden's 100-Day Pause On Deportations

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 15:14:22 -0500

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The judge's order represents an initial setback for the Biden administration, which has vowed to reform agencies like ICE.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/texas-judge-blocks-biden-deportation-pause

Joe Biden Is Aiming To End The Federal Use Of Private Prisons

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 16:25:36 -0500

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Biden is directing the Justice Department to not renew contracts with private prisons, as part of a slew of executive orders focused on racial equity he is signing Tuesday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/biden-justice-department-private-prisons

The Second Impeachment Trial Of Donald Trump Has Officially Been Triggered In The Senate

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 00:36:49 -0500

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Trump is no longer in the White House, but if he's convicted, he could be banned from holding office again.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/trump-impeachment-why-former-president-schedule

How “The Women For America First” Bus Tour Led To The Capitol Coup Attempt

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 16:25:27 -0500

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The Women for America First cross-country tour spent the weeks before its Jan. 6 event spreading election lies and, on occasion, calling for violence.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/maga-bus-tour-coup

Rob Portman Retiring Surprised Even The Candidates Who Might Replace Him

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 23:25:33 -0500

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The longtime Republican senator’s retirement sets up a potentially wild 2022 Senate race in Ohio — with possible candidates ranging from Jim Jordan to Tim Ryan.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/rob-portman-jim-jordan-ohio-senate-2020

Trump Won't Face Legal Consequences For Holding Onto His DC Hotel And Other Business Interests While President

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 20:25:32 -0500

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The Supreme Court dismissed cases accusing Trump of violating the US Constitution by refusing to divest from his businesses because he's no longer in office.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-drops-trump-hotel-emoluments-lawsuits

The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Has Been Slow And Chaotic. Here’s How That Could Change.

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 18:23:10 -0500

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Under Trump, vaccine rollout was punted to states. In order to work, Biden’s national program will take time and money.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/national-covid-vaccine-rollout-biden

Trump Left A Big Legal Mess For Biden

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 18:27:41 -0500

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There are numerous lawsuits pending over Trump-era policies Biden doesn’t support, along with cases that ensnared the Justice Department with Trump’s own legal troubles.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-legal-fights-justice-department-biden

Texas Is Suing To Stop Biden's 100-Day Pause On Deportations

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 02:02:01 -0500

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Texas claims the move violates the terms of an unusual agreement with the Trump administration that guaranteed the state a chance to weigh in on immigration policies.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/texas-lawsuit-biden-100-day-pause-deportations

The “VIP” Seats At This Year’s Inauguration, Like Everything Else In 2021, Were On Zoom

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 16:21:30 -0500

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“They do a really good job of trying to make it not awkward.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/biden-inauguration-vip-donors-bundlers

Fauci Said Working With Biden Now Instead Of Trump Is "Liberating"

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 03:25:27 -0500

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"Regarding things like hydroxychloroquine ... that really was uncomfortable because they were not based on scientific fact.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/anthony-fauci-coronavirus-biden-versus-trump-liberating

“Everything We Fucking Trained For”: The Capitol Mob, In Their Own Words

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 19:38:35 -0500

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Charging documents in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection quote Trump supporters prepared — and excited — for violence.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/captiol-rioters-charged-social-media-posts-violence

I Obviously Need To Talk About Ashley Biden's Tuxedo

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 08:25:32 -0500

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Can't not discuss.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/ashley-bidens-tuxedo

Here's How Newspapers Around The World Reacted To Joe Biden's Inauguration

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 00:25:33 -0500

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Joe Biden's historic inauguration as the 46th US president made headlines around the world.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tasneemnashrulla/newspaper-front-pages-biden-inauguration

Joe Biden's New Executive Orders Will Make The Federal Government Finally Take Responsibility For COVID-19

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:51:55 -0500

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The new president will sign executive orders on his second day in office designed to give the federal government a greater role in ending the pandemic.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/joe-biden-coronavirus-executive-orders

President Biden Has Ordered A 100-Day Pause On Many Deportations

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:52:00 -0500

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The directive is a monumental shift in the Department of Homeland Security's approach to immigration enforcement.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-orders-100-day-pause-deportations

Biden's @POTUS Twitter Account Followed Chrissy Teigen After Trump Blocked Her For Years

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 21:25:31 -0500

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Of the 12 people @POTUS was following on inauguration night, most of them were White House accounts — and Teigen after she made an appeal on Twitter.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/krystieyandoli/biden-potus-twitter-account-chrissy-teigen

Biden Has Rescinded A Trump Order That Made Nearly Every Undocumented Immigrant A Priority For Arrest

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:52:05 -0500

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Under Trump, the proportion of immigrants with no prior criminal convictions who were being arrested and placed into deportation proceedings shot up.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-rescinds-trump-order-ice-undocumented-arrests

President Biden Has Repealed Trump's Travel Bans And Wants To Undo The "Harms" They've Caused

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:57:41 -0500

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Trump's first travel ban, which went into effect on Jan. 27, 2017, created chaos and confusion throughout the world and separated thousands of families.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/biden-repeals-trumps-travel-bans

The First White House Press Briefing Of The Biden Presidency Was Extremely Mild

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:52:35 -0500

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki's first briefing was respectful, thorough, and relatively newsless. So: the opposite of Trump-era briefings.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/biden-first-day-press-briefing-jen-psaki

President Biden Swore In Hundreds Of Appointees On A Zoom Call With A Big Warning

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:52:40 -0500

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Biden told the appointees that if he sees or hears them being disrespectful to their colleagues, he'll fire them on the spot.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/biden-swears-in-appointees-zoom-call

QAnon Faithful Believed Biden Would Never Be President. Now They’re Shocked, Heartbroken, And Angry.

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 14:25:30 -0500

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“There isn’t a word to describe the depression and disappointment I feel right now.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/qanon-faithful-biden-inaguration

On Day 1, Biden Directed The US To Rejoin The Paris Climate Accord

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:52:43 -0500

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Under Trump’s direction, the US became the only country to withdraw from the historic climate agreement.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/biden-rejoins-paris-climate-agreement

How Are You Or Your Family Members Detangling From QAnon?

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 02:28:30 -0500

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With President Joe Biden's inauguration, many QAnon followers are having doubts. If you know someone who was a QAnon supporter but is now detaching from the collective delusion, we'd love to hear from you.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/scaachikoul/are-you-or-people-you-know-leaving-qanon

Mitch McConnell No Longer Controls The Senate After Georgia's Democratic Senators Were Sworn In

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 01:44:50 -0500

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Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock officially give Democrats tiebreaking power in the Senate. Sen. Alex Padilla was also sworn in to Vice President Kamala Harris’s seat.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/democrats-control-senate-ossoff-warnock-padilla-sworn-in

Here's What You Should Know About Amanda Gorman

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 23:28:32 -0500

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The 22-year-old poet and activist has two books releasing this year.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/amanda-gorman

People Are Sharing Photos Of The Black Women And Girls In Their Lives Watching Kamala Harris Become VP

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:25:37 -0500

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"Black and Brown girls needed this moment. I needed this moment growing up. I never saw myself in any of those moments until now."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/kamala-harris-vice-president-reactions

President Joe Biden Begins With A Plea: "We Must End This Uncivil War"

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 21:17:04 -0500

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Joe Biden's inaugural speech leaned hard on unity, and an argument for how it can happen, even as he spoke from the site of political violence.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/joe-biden-inauguration-speech-unity-uncivil-war

Here Is President Joe Biden's Inaugural Address

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 04:25:27 -0500

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"We've learned again that democracy is precious. Democracy is fragile. At this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/joe-biden-inaugural-address

Kamala Harris Is Now The First Woman To Be Vice President

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 17:23:14 -0500

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Harris, who is Black and South Asian, made history when she took the oath as vice president. Now her symbolism shifts to action.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/kamala-harris-vice-president-first-woman-sworn-oath

The End Of Trump’s Presidency Is The Real End Of The 2010s

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 16:25:35 -0500

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Ten years ago, the Jan. 6 riot couldn’t have happened like it did — our current culture of social media barely existed. On the decade that gave us President Donald Trump.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/trump-presidency-end-2010s

Now Joe Biden Gets To Sort Out America’s Soul

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 16:21:26 -0500

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Joe Biden's inauguration ends the first part of his "battle for the soul of America." Now to find out what that means.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mattberman/joe-biden-inauguration-soul

Joe Biden Will Immediately Start His Presidency With A Slew Of Executive Orders Reversing Trump

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 19:18:33 -0500

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The incoming president plans to sign executive orders in his first hours on everything from COVID-19 to climate change and immigration.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/joe-biden-executive-orders-climate-change-coronavirus

Trump Pardoned Steve Bannon, His Populist Former Adviser Who Fell Out Of Favor

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:21:04 -0500

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Bannon played a key role in Trump's 2016 election before falling out with the president. Now Trump is giving him a last-minute rescue from federal charges.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosiegray/donald-trump-pardon-steve-bannon

It Took A Year — And A New President — But The US Finally Mourned The COVID Dead

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 19:45:41 -0500

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While Tuesday's memorial was the first step toward national recognition of how much has been lost to the pandemic, some mourners are wondering what accountability looks like.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/biden-covid-memorial

US Officials Admitted They Violated A Court Order When They Expelled 32 Immigrant Children To Guatemala

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 19:41:15 -0500

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After BuzzFeed News reports on how the hectic day unfolded, government attorneys say they will work to bring the children back to the US as soon as possible.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/us-officials-violated-court-order-immigrant-children

Here Are The Many Controversies Surrounding Biden’s Pick For Science Adviser

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 03:25:27 -0500

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Under Biden, genome-sequencing pioneer Eric Lander may become the most powerful scientist in US history. But he comes with some baggage.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/eric-lander-biden-science-adviser

After The Coup Attempt And Ahead Of Inauguration, DC Residents Are Feeling On Edge

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 14:30:23 -0500

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"I don’t even think people think about DC’s residents. It’s like we’re not even here."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/piapeterson/dc-inauguration-feelings

82 Stupid Things From The Trump Era You Probably Forgot About

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 14:25:37 -0500

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The sun may have set on Trump's presidency, but we'll always remember the time he stared into it during an eclipse.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/dumb-trump-moments

“If They Won’t Hear Us, They Will Fear Us”: How The Capitol Assault Was Planned On Facebook

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 19:25:34 -0500

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Right-wing extremists used Facebook to call for the overthrow of the government and storm the US Capitol in the period leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection, according to a new report.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/how-us-capitol-insurrection-organized-facebook

The Trump Movement’s Break With Reality Will Outlive His Presidency

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:28:36 -0500

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Conspiracy theories about a stolen election brought the Trump movement to insurrection, and a further set of conspiracy theories will insulate it from reckoning with the consequences.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosiegray/trump-supporters-inauguration-future

Facebook Said It Would Pause US Ads For Gun Accessories And Military Gear After Complaints

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 01:25:32 -0500

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But on Sunday, BuzzFeed News continued to find ads for firearm accessories on the social network, more than 22 hours after Facebook announced its temporary suspension.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/facebook-pauses-ads-for-gun-accessories-and-military-gear

Mueller Memos: The FBI Just Released Its Secret Interviews With Michael Flynn After BuzzFeed News Waged A Legal Fight

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 23:46:51 -0500

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The 126 pages of interview summaries with Trump's former national security adviser were released by the Justice Department only after BuzzFeed News pressed under the Freedom of Information Act.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/mueller-memos-michael-flynn-fbi-interviews

Following An Insurrection, Lawmakers And State Attorneys General Are Asking Facebook To Halt Ads Of Military Gear

Sat, 16 Jan 2021 03:48:29 -0500

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“Whether through negligence or with full knowledge, Facebook is placing profit ahead of our Nation’s democracy.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/lawmakers-attorneys-general-facebook-weapon-ads

A Federal Domestic Terrorism Law Could Threaten Civil Rights Groups Like BLM

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 23:28:31 -0500

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“It's a failure of will, as opposed to a failure of the law.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolinehaskins1/federal-terrorism-law-black-lives-matter

The DHS Has Signed Unusual Agreements With States That Could Hamper Biden’s Future Immigration Policies

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 22:25:35 -0500

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“This is just another last-ditch effort to try and ingrain a reckless hyper enforcement system," one legal expert said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/dhs-states-agreements-biden

Medical Records Can’t Explain “Havana Syndrome,” A Buried CDC Report Says

Sat, 16 Jan 2021 15:58:32 -0500

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The report, which has never been made public, found that mysterious illnesses in diplomats in Cuba could not be explained by their medical histories.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/cdc-investigation-cuba-havana-syndrome

Black Attorneys At The Justice Department Called Out The “Clear Disparity” In How White Capitol Rioters Were Treated

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:40:23 -0500

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DOJ’s association of Black attorneys said the treatment of the largely white mob supported the idea “that the fair and impartial enforcement of the law does not apply to Black Americans.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/justice-department-black-attorneys-white-capitol-rioters-blm

Prosecutors Walked Back Their Claim That The Trump Mob Planned To "Capture And Assassinate" Officials

Sat, 16 Jan 2021 04:00:23 -0500

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The government had shared its latest assessment of the danger of the Jan. 6 attack in arguing to keep Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man known as the "QAnon shaman," in custody while his case is pending.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-mob-capture-assassinate-jacob-chansley

Biden Unveiled A $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Rescue Plan

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 02:18:29 -0500

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The $1.9 trillion relief package would set up a national vaccine program, expand testing, halt evictions, and send Americans an extra $1,400 in stimulus checks.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/biden-covid-rescue-plan-stimulus

One Of The Republicans Who Voted To Impeach Trump Is Already Under Pressure Back Home

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 06:08:31 -0500

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Former NFL player Anthony Gonzalez knows conservatives are “furious” with him, but he’s mad that Trump “was nowhere to be found” as rioters stormed the Capitol.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/henrygomez/anthony-gonzalez-impeachment-vote-republican-trump

The Newest COVID-19 Cases In Congress Show Vaccines Take Time To Work

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 22:53:03 -0500

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On Thursday, Rep. Adriano Espaillat of New York joined three other colleagues who have reported they contracted COVID-19 following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/congress-covid-vaccines-immunity

A Man Charged With Threatening To Kill Nancy Pelosi Will Be Kept In Custody While His Case Is Pending

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 22:11:20 -0500

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The defendant brought multiple firearms to Washington but arrived too late in the day to join the Capitol insurrection, according to charging papers.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/man-threatened-kill-pelosi-held-custody-capitol-riots

Joe Biden Has Picked Jaime Harrison To Be Next Chair Of The Democratic Party

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 01:04:44 -0500

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The South Carolina Democrat will replace Tom Perez.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/jaime-harrison-dnc-chair

She Believed Trump. Now She Doesn’t Believe In America.

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 22:32:40 -0500

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Sandra is a nursing home staffer, a widow, and a Trump supporter deep in the right-wing news vortex. Trump and the Republican Party's claims of election fraud have left her hopeless.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/trump-supporters-voter-fraud-2020-conspiracy

Biden Promised To Stop All Deportations For 100 Days After Taking Office. Activists Are Holding Him To It.

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 23:25:30 -0500

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"The incoming Biden administration has a huge responsibility to fulfill to do what past administrations have failed to do."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nidhiprakash/biden-deportations-immigration-activists

Andrew Yang Is Running For Mayor Of New York City

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 11:25:35 -0500

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"Seeing my city the way it is now breaks my heart," Yang says in his launch video, entering the 2021 race as both a national star and a target for a sprawling field of competitors.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/andrew-yang-nyc-mayor-2021

ICE's Latest Leader Has Resigned After Just Two Weeks On The Job

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 03:25:29 -0500

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"We haven’t been bothering to learn the names of the political appointees for months now, anticipating that they will all be short-term," one ICE official said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/ice-leader-resigns-after-two-weeks

Facebook Has Been Showing Military Gear Ads Next To Insurrection Posts

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:25:30 -0500

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Earlier this week, Facebook employees warned that military product ads were being advertised against news about DC riots. The company did not act.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/facebook-profits-military-gear-ads-capitol-riot

Far-Right Extremists Around The World Are Drawing Inspiration From The Insurrection On Capitol Hill

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 00:59:43 -0500

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On secret communication channels and open message boards, white supremacists are rejoicing at what President Donald Trump unleashed — and planning their next moves.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/extremists-cheer-trump-insurrection

The First Democrat Who Called For Impeachment Says Congress Should Have Acted Years Ago

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 00:12:21 -0500

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Allowing Trump to fire the FBI director investigating him in 2017 without “corrective action, brought us to Jan. 6,” Rep. Al Green told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/al-green-congress-should-have-impeached-trump-earlier

Trump Has Been Impeached. Now Mitch McConnell Will Have To Pick A Side.

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 10:25:37 -0500

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Whether or not Donald Trump will be banned from running for office ever again essentially sits with one person: Mitch McConnell. “If he publicly says he will impeach, then the dam breaks.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/mitch-mcconnell-senate-trial-impeachment-trump

A Member Of Congress Risked A Confrontation With Rioters To Avoid Sheltering With Her Maskless Republican Colleagues

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 01:08:29 -0500

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“Maybe I could fight off or run from rioters, but I wouldn't be able to see the virus as it was coming toward me,” Rep. Stacey Plaskett told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/stacey-plaskett-republicans-no-masks-capitol-riot

The Last Time Josh Hawley Told The Story Of An Election That Became A Constitutional Crisis, He Took A Different Tone

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 04:25:23 -0500

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"[The Federalists'] change of heart was forced by the realization that to deny the considered choice of the people would itself threaten the Constitution."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/josh-hawley-1800-election-constitution

Trump Has Become The First President Ever To Be Impeached Twice, This Time For Inciting A Deadly Insurrection

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 18:25:42 -0500

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Ten Republicans joined Democrats in voting to impeach Trump again. His Senate trial is expected to begin next week.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/house-votes-impeach-trump-twice-capitol-insurrection

Using A Pseudonym, This QAnon Believer Raised $40,000 To Send People To The DC Riot

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 20:03:34 -0500

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At least one person whom "Thad Williams" helped send to DC bragged about carrying a firearm to the nation's capital.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/trump-coup-fundraiser-thad-williams

The Capitol Insurrection Was The End Result Of A Trump Presidency Defined By Violence

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 14:48:33 -0500

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Crimes fueled by hate and online conspiracy theories over the past four years repeatedly offered warnings of the forces that drove last week’s attack on the US Capitol.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/timeline-violence-trump-presidency-capitol-attack

Airbnb Has Canceled All Reservations In DC During Inauguration

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 20:58:30 -0500

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“We are continuing our work to ensure hate group members are not part of the Airbnb community.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katienotopoulos/airbnb-cancels-washington-dc-inauguration

Trump's Social Media Banishment Now Includes YouTube

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 20:28:32 -0500

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The move makes YouTube the latest in a string of technology companies that have limited the president online after his supporters stormed the Capitol last week.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/pranavdixit/youtube-bans-trump

Days After Trump's Mob Attacked The Capitol, He Went To The Border To Talk About The Wall He Never Built

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 15:39:11 -0500

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“He's going back to what's been tested and what works for him,” one local immigration advocate said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/trump-border-wall-visit

Democrats Called On Pence To Remove Trump From Office. All But One Republican Voted Against Them.

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 18:24:52 -0500

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Pence announced before Tuesday night’s vote that he would not use the 25th Amendment to kick Trump out of the White House, setting up another impeachment.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/democrats-25th-amendment-vote-impeach-trump

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Said She Had A “Very Close Encounter” On The Day The Capitol Was Stormed And Thought She Would Die

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 01:25:28 -0500

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The Democrat didn’t provide many details about the "traumatizing" encounter, citing security concerns.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-feared-death-capitol-riot-attack

Republican Liz Cheney Said She'll Vote To Impeach Trump: "There Has Never Been A Greater Betrayal By A President"

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 18:23:59 -0500

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Cheney, the daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney, is the third most powerful Republican in the House of Representatives.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/trump-impeachment-liz-cheney

Joe Biden's Inauguration Planners Are Confident His Ceremony Will Be Safe. Here's Why.

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 17:50:34 -0500

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The planning for the inauguration is far different from what happened before the Capitol riot. Inside the world of "National Special Security Events."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/joe-biden-inauguration-safety-capitol-riots

Impeachment And A Conviction Could Affect Trump Even As He Leaves Office

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 18:23:38 -0500

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A lot depends on whether Trump is convicted in the Senate before Jan. 20, but there are still potential consequences if it comes later.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/trump-impeachment-consequences

Trump's Controversial Leader Of The Department Of Homeland Security Has Resigned

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 01:25:29 -0500

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"I am saddened to take this step, as it was my intention to serve the Department until the end of this Administration," Chad Wolf said in an email to staff Monday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/chad-wolf-resigns-dhs-trump

GoFundMe Has Banned Trump Rally Travel Fundraisers Because Of The Capitol Violence

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 19:10:14 -0500

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Trump supporters are planning and preparing for more inauguration-related rallies, but they will no longer be able to use GoFundMe to help them get there.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/briannasacks/gofundme-ban-political-travel

A Disgruntled Employee Changed The State Department’s Website To Say That Trump’s Term Ends Today, Sources Say

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 23:25:31 -0500

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is launching an investigation after biographical pages for the president and vice president were changed on Monday.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/state-department-website-trump-term-ending-employee

Three Democrats Now Have COVID-19 After Republicans Refused To Wear Masks During The Capitol Attack

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 08:25:31 -0500

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At least six Republican members of Congress could be seen in video footage refusing to take a face mask while sheltering with their colleagues during the insurrection.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/salvadorhernandez/congress-member-covid-positive-capitol-insurrection

Jim Jordan Is The Latest Trump Defender To Be Rewarded With The Medal Of Freedom

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 18:26:05 -0500

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The move comes after Trump rewarded another loyalist, Rep. Devin Nunes, with the top US civilian honor.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/jim-jordan-presidential-medal-freedom

Republicans Are Still Trying To Keep Trump In Power Even After He Incited A Deadly Insurrection

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:25:35 -0500

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West Virginia Rep. Alex Mooney prevented Democrats from passing a bill asking Vice President Pence to remove Trump from office on behalf of his Republican colleagues.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/republicans-obect-25th-amendment-trump-impeach

The Supreme Court Refused To Interfere In The Election Before Biden Is Sworn In

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 21:25:28 -0500

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The justices denied requests by Trump and his supporters to take up a group of failed election challenges before Inauguration Day.


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

DC Lawmakers Were Briefed That Trump Might Go To Extremes

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 22:57:08 -0500

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Concerned the president might invoke the Insurrection Act to commandeer the city police, DC council members never expected an assault on the Capitol itself.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rosalindadams/dc-officials-feared-trump-insurrection-act

Amazon Will Suspend Hosting For Pro-Trump Social Network Parler

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 21:25:35 -0500

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Amazon's suspension of Parler's account means that unless it can find another host, once the ban takes effect on Sunday Parler will go offline.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/johnpaczkowski/amazon-parler-aws

Republicans Are Calling For “Unity” After They Voted To Try To Overturn The Election Following The Deadly Capitol Attack

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 22:25:31 -0500

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One hundred forty-seven Republicans in Congress voted to try to keep President Donald Trump in power based on what many knew were lies about the election.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/republicans-object-biden-win-unity-capitol-attack

These Emails Reveal The Drama Behind The GSA’s Decision Not To Certify Biden’s Win

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 14:25:35 -0500

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As the president raged about a fake election, government officials studied the legality of paying for two presidential transition teams at once.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/trump-biden-transition-delayed-gsa

School Shooting Survivors Say Congress Now Knows How They Feel After The Capitol Insurrection

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 23:48:34 -0500

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"Now you know how my generation feels and what it's like to hide and hold your breath for your life."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/capitol-riot-gun-laws-student-activists

Twitter Has Kicked Donald Trump Off For Good

Sat, 09 Jan 2021 19:25:33 -0500

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For years, Trump has used the social media site to spread hate and lies. Until today.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/scottlucas/twitter-bans-trump

Apple Has Threatened To Ban Parler From The App Store

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 22:25:34 -0500

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The social networking app favored by conservatives has been given 24 hours to institute a moderation policy.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/apple-threatens-ban-parler

Twitter Has Banned Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell, And Ron Watkins For Spreading QAnon Delusions

Sat, 09 Jan 2021 01:25:31 -0500

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The social platform is permanently suspending accounts “that are solely dedicated to sharing QAnon content.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolinehaskins1/twitter-banned-qanon-accounts