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Ex-cop who stormed US Capitol is jailed after buying 37 guns and posting that ‘violence’ is better than ‘peaceful protest’

Ex-cop who stormed US Capitol is jailed after buying 37 guns and posting that ‘violence’ is better than ‘peaceful protest’

A Virginia police officer who was fired after storming the US Capitol was jailed Wednesday by a federal judge because he ordered a large stockpile of guns and ammunition after his January arrest, and posted online in support of future political violence. Thomas Robertson, a retired Army Reservist who later worked for the Rocky Mount…MORE

McAuliffe attacks Youngkin by tying him to Trump’s election lies
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McAuliffe attacks Youngkin by tying him to Trump’s election lies

Virginia’s Terry McAuliffe, in an effort to tie his gubernatorial opponent, Glenn Youngkin, to all things Donald Trump, is now linking the Republican nominee to the former President’s top focus: so-called election integrity. The McAuliffe ad, released Wednesday by the former governor and Democratic gubernatorial nominee in the commonwealth’s off-year election, builds on multiple attacks…MORE

Senate negotiators reach deal on $2 billion Capitol security funding bill in wake of January 6 insurrection
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Senate negotiators reach deal on $2 billion Capitol security funding bill in wake of January 6 insurrection

The top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee have reached a deal on a roughly $2 billion Capitol Hill security spending bill in response to the deadly January 6 insurrection. Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the committee chair, and Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, the ranking Republican member, announced the agreement on…MORE

Former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens tests positive for Covid-19
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Former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens tests positive for Covid-19

The Baltimore Ravens opened training camp Wednesday without star quarterback Lamar Jackson, who tested positive for Covid-19, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh said Jackson, a former National Football League MVP, and running back Gus Edwards, who also tested positive, were placed in the league’s health and safety protocols. “That’s really the extent that…MORE

US and Russia hold ‘substantive’ strategic stability talks as Moscow raps Biden for comments
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US and Russia hold ‘substantive’ strategic stability talks as Moscow raps Biden for comments

US and Russian officials had “professional and substantive talks” on strategic stability in Switzerland, the State Department said in a statement Wednesday. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman led a delegation of US officials in a meeting with Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov, the first in a series of “integrated Strategic Stability…MORE

Biden meets with Belarusian opposition leader at the White House
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Biden meets with Belarusian opposition leader at the White House

President Joe Biden met with Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya Wednesday morning, as part of her larger campaign to ratchet up international pressure on the Lukashenko regime. “I was honored to meet with @Tsihanouskaya at the White House this morning. The United States stands with the people of Belarus in their quest for democracy and…MORE

Managers will have to enforce rules for unvaccinated employees, and it won’t be easy

Managers will have to enforce rules for unvaccinated employees, and it won’t be easy

Most employers have not outright mandated Covid vaccines as a condition of employment for their current staff … at least not yet. Instead, many have “strongly encouraged” employees to get vaccinated and, in some cases, incentivized them with things like cash or more time off. But given the precipitous rise in Covid cases thanks to…MORE

‘Arthur’ to end at PBS Kids with Season 25 in 2022

‘Arthur’ to end at PBS Kids with Season 25 in 2022

“Arthur” is coming to an end after 25 years. PBS Kids plans to end the iconic children’s series, screenwriter Kathy Waugh revealed during a recent interview on the “Finding DW” podcast. Executive producer Carol Greenwald said reruns will continue to be available on PBS Kids. “Arthur is the longest-running kids animated series in history and…MORE

Fed keeps interest rates and asset purchases unchanged
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Fed keeps interest rates and asset purchases unchanged

The Federal Reserve left interest rates and monetary policy unchanged on Wednesday, pointing to the nation’s as yet incomplete economic recovery. “The path of the economy continues to depend on the course of the virus,” the central bank said in a statement. While vaccinations are helping to limit the virus and its impact on the…MORE

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