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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

New from our pal Matt Baume: Over his 55-year career, Jim Nabors cultivated a wholesome, folksy persona, from playing Gomer Pyle on multiple sitcoms to appearing as himself on variety shows to singing every year at the start of the Indianapolis 500. But behind the scenes, Jim Nabors harbored a secret that would have scandalized the country and ruined his …

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Riot Panel Votes To Hold Jeffrey Clark In Contempt

CNN reports: The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol unanimously voted Wednesday night to approve the report to hold former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark in contempt of Congress for defying his subpoena by refusing to answer questions during a recent deposition and failing to hand over documents to the panel. Passing the criminal contempt …

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Hacker Breaches Planned Parenthood’s Patient Details

The Washington Post reports: A hacker gained access to the personal information of hundreds of thousands of Planned Parenthood patients last month, the reproductive health-care group’s Los Angeles branch said Wednesday. The breach is limited to the Los Angeles affiliate, and spokesperson John Erickson said there is no indication at this point that the information was “used for fraudulent purposes.” …

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TSA To Extend Mask Rule For Travelers Through March

Reuters reports: President Joe Biden’s administration will extend requirements for travelers to wear masks on airplanes, trains and buses and at airports and train stations through mid-March to address ongoing COVID-19 risks, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters. A formal announcement extending the requirements through March 18 is expected on Thursday, the sources said. The White House and Transportation …

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Missouri Buried Its Own Study Showing Masks Work

The Missouri Independent reports: Mask mandates saved lives and prevented COVID-19 infections in Missouri’s biggest cities during the worst part of the delta variant wave, an analysis by the state Department of Health and Senior Services shows. But the analysis, conducted at the request of Gov. Mike Parson’s office in early November, was never made public and was only obtained …

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Canadian House Of Commons Votes Unanimously To Ban Ex-Gay Torture, Bill Now Goes To Senate [VIDEO]

The CBC reports: The federal government’s updated bill to ban the practice of conversion therapy has been adopted unanimously by the House of Commons. MPs voted to fast track Bill C-4 on Wednesday afternoon. The Commons erupted in applause after the vote and several Liberal MPs walked across the floor to shake hands with and — in some cases — …

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Michigan School Shooter’s Parents May Face Charges

The Daily Beast reports: The shooter who allegedly killed four students and injured seven, including a teacher, at Michigan’s Oxford High School on Tuesday was previously flagged by administrators for “behavior in the classroom that they felt was concerning,” Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard said Wednesday. Authorities have identified the suspect as 15-year-old sophomore Ethan Crumbley. His parents had been …

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Rioter Charged With Assault After Feds Find His Diary

Raw Story reports: A 71-year-old Pennsylvania man has been charged by the Department of Justice with assaulting police officers during the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Like many other MAGA rioters that day, Howard Charles Richardson of King Prussia was captured on video as part of the crowd fighting with law enforcement. But Richardson was also betrayed by …

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Rioter Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Multiple DC Cops

Law & Crime reports: A Georgia man accused of striking and kicking police officers while armed with mace and a boot knife outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has pleaded guilty to assault. Kevin Creek, appearing by video, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich on Tuesday. Creek assaulted multiple law enforcement officers while on the West Terrace …

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Stacey Abrams Launches Bid For Georgia Governor

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Stacey Abrams launched a campaign for Georgia governor on Wednesday with a pledge to fight for economic equality and expand healthcare access, setting up a potential rematch against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in one of the nation’s most competitive political battlegrounds. The Democrat announced her campaign with a video that highlighted her work in the state …

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