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AOC says committee being discussed to ‘REIN IN MEDIA environment' and prevent ‘false information' spreading

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is promoting a congressional committee to combat “false information” from being pushed by the media following the riot at the US Capitol, where the lawmaker claims she feared for her life.
During an Instagram livestream on Tuesday night, Ocasio-Cortez at one point answered a question from a viewer asking if there were discussions in Congress for “truth and reconciliation or media literacy initiatives,” and she confirmed there are.
“I do think that several members of Congress, in some of my discussions, have brought up media literacy because that is a part of...
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Teen turns in her own family as Capitol rioters

Teen turns in her own family as Capitol rioters

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Helena Duke said she had been kicked out of the house for attending BLM protests. Now, she's calling out family members for participating in violent acts during the Capitol riot.
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Capitol Staffer Says Office Panic Buttons Were 'Torn Out' Before Riot

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Sarah Groh, chief of staff for Ayanna Pressley, said all the office panic buttons had been removed ahead of a pro-Trump mob storming the Capitol.
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U.S. Chamber calls for governments to fund rapid training programs

U.S. Chamber calls for governments to fund rapid training programs

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue said Tuesday that a broad-based economic recovery in 2021 depends on reskilling and supporting workers. The usually conservative Chamber is embracing a radical shift on skills policy. “Our lawmakers should fund rapid training programs to connect the unemployed with jobs in new sectors,” Donohue said in a State of American Business address.
Employers should take a lead in designing these programs, Donohue said, but said the benefits to workers would be clear-cut: “If we do this right and do it quickly, we will improve the living standard for millions...
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Philadelphia police confiscated a detective's gun after social media posts suggested she was at the Trump rally before the Capitol riot

Philadelphia police confiscated a detective's gun after social media posts suggested she was at the Trump rally before the Capitol riot

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Summary List Placement A Philadelphia police detective had her gun taken away as part of an investigation into her actions in Washington, DC, on the day of the attack on the US Capitol, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported .
Sgt. Eric Gripp, a spokesperson for the Philadelphia Police Department, told the Inquirer that an investigation was underway into Jennifer Gugger.
The outlet said that it was not clear exactly where she was on Wednesday January 6, but that posts from her social media implied that she was at the Trump rally which preceded the violence.
It did not suggest that she had been...
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Ted Cruz suffers Capitol riot backlash, with a top aide resigning and calls for him to be added to the FBI no-fly list

Ted Cruz suffers Capitol riot backlash, with a top aide resigning and calls for him to be added to the FBI no-fly list

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Summary List Placement Republican Sen. Ted Cruz faces a growing backlash from congressional colleagues who say he was partly responsible for the riots at the US Capitol last Wednesday, with reports suggesting that the prominent Republican lawmaker could face a formal censure by fellow members of the Senate.
Cruz has faced multiple calls to resign since he spoke on the floor last week to argue for a commission and audit of November's presidential election. The speech was part of his wider effort to overturn Joe Biden's election victory in favor of President Donald Trump, and hundreds of...
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Ex-NBA Player at Capitol Rally Calls Riots Part of 'Civil War,' Pushes Conspiracy Theory

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Former Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons player David Wood claimed Donald Trump would remain president for four more years.
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MyPillow's CEO is standing by Trump after the deadly Capitol riots, and offering customers a discount with the code 'FightForTrump'

MyPillow's CEO is standing by Trump after the deadly Capitol riots, and offering customers a discount with the code 'FightForTrump'

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Summary List Placement The CEO of bedding company MyPillow continues to stand by President Donald Trump following the deadly riots at the US Capitol, even while major US firms cut ties.
Mike Lindell, a Trump ally, has continued to repeat Trump's baseless claims that the election was a fraud, even after the siege in Washington on January 6, which left five people dead.
MyPillow was also offering the discount code "FightForTrump" to online customers on Tuesday, meaning they could get cheaper deals on "premium" pillows, "classic" pillows, and other items, the New York Times reported .
The...
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The US Chamber of Commerce chief has called Trump's behaviour during the Capitol riots 'inexcusable,' and said it may cut donations to lawmakers

The US Chamber of Commerce chief has called Trump's behaviour during the Capitol riots 'inexcusable,' and said it may cut donations to lawmakers

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Summary List Placement The US Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday threatened to cut campaign donations to lawmakers, following what he described as "inexcusable" actions before, during, and after the Capital riots by President Donald Trump.
"The President's conduct last week was absolutely unacceptable and completely inexcusable. By his words and actions, he has undermined our democratic institutions and ideals," said Thomas Donohue, chief executive of the chamber, in a statement issued Tuesday.
In prepared remarks and at a press conference, Donohue, leader of one of the nation's most...
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Biden plans dozens of executive orders for early days of presidency

Biden plans dozens of executive orders for early days of presidency

WILMINGTON, Del. - Joe Biden is planning to sign dozens of executive orders in his first days in office, as he aims to roll back some of President Donald Trump's signature... Read more ...

Biden official accuses Trump administration of 'sabotage,' following a...

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Rudy Giuliani said he is working on Trump's defense for the impeachment...

Rudy Giuliani said he is working on Trump's defense for the impeachment trial and that he's open to the president himself testifying, ABC News report says

Summary List Placement Rudy Giuliani said he is working on President Donald Trump's defense for his upcoming impeachment trial, according to ABC News . Giuliani told ABC he... Read more ...

'Horrified' Loews Hotels Cancels Josh Hawley Fundraiser After Capitol Attack

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The upscale hotel chain said on Twitter that it opposed the Jan. 6 riot and “all who supported and incited the actions.” Read more ...

Kamala Harris, the first female, Black, and Asian American vice...

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Summary List Placement In a historic ceremony, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in on Wednesday by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, ABC News first... Read more ...

Trump is planning an 'elaborate' send-off for himself before Biden's...

Trump is planning an 'elaborate' send-off for himself before Biden's inauguration. He wants a red carpet, military band, and a 21-gun salute, reports say

Summary List Placement President Donald Trump is planning an "elaborate, military-style sendoff" for himself before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20... Read more ...

Far-right media figure ‘Baked Alaska' arrested in riot probe

Far-right media figure ‘Baked Alaska' arrested in riot probe

Far-right media personality Tim Gionet, who calls himself “Baked Alaska,” has been arrested by the FBI for his involvement in the riot at the U.S. Capitol, a law enforcement... Read more ...

Guard troops pour into Washington as states answer the call

Guard troops pour into Washington as states answer the call

Five hundred members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard mustered at the Melrose armory and rolled out to protect the nation's capital, joining the flood of troops heading... Read more ...

Man arrested at inauguration checkpoint with gun, ammo

Man arrested at inauguration checkpoint with gun, ammo

Police have arrested a man with a handgun and 500 rounds of ammunition at a checkpoint in Washington set up ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Wesley Allen... Read more ...

On Biden's Inauguration Day, Trump Will See Himself Out

On Biden's Inauguration Day, Trump Will See Himself Out

In perhaps his final unprecedented act as president, Trump will skip the inauguration and traditional send-off, holding a departure ceremony at Joint Base Andrews before a... Read more ...