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Dozens Of Former Trump Officials Plot To Stop Him

CNN reports: Around three dozen former Trump administration officials, disillusioned with their former boss and concerned about his impact on the GOP and the nation, held a conference call last Monday to discuss efforts to fend off his efforts to, in their view, erode the democratic process, several participants told CNN. The only items the group seemed to agree upon …

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Norway Mass Killer Gives Nazi Salute To Parole Board

The Associated Press reports: Anders Behring Breivik, the far-right fanatic who killed 77 people in massacres in Norway in 2011, appeared at a parole hearing Tuesday, seemingly more focused on spreading white supremacist propaganda than gaining an improbable early release from prison. Breivik, sporting a stubble beard and a two-piece suit, walked into a prison gymnasium-turned-courtroom with white supremacist messages …

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SCOTUS Rejects Bid To Block Mask Rule For Air Travel

The Hill reports: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request to block a federal mask mandate for air travel. The emergency application was filed by a father on behalf of himself and his 4-year-old autistic son, both of whom claim to be medically incapable of wearing masks for extended periods. Their request was filed to Justice Neil Gorsuch, who …

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Gorsuch Refuses To Mask Up For Diabetic Sotomayor

NPR reports: Sotomayor has diabetes, a condition that puts her at high risk for serious illness, or even death, from COVID-19. She has been the only justice to wear a mask on the bench since last fall when, amid a marked decline in COVID-19 cases, the justices resumed in-person arguments for the first time since the onset of the pandemic. …

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UK Anti-Vaxxers Right Said Fred Share Fascist Video

British tabloid The Mirror reports: Right Said Fred have been making headlines since the start of the pandemic but it hasn’t always been for the right reason. The pop duo – consisting of Fred and Richard Fairbrass – most recently stunned fans by sharing a web video of Neo-Nazis spouting racist and anti-vax conspiracy theories. It wasn’t the only time …

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Activist Jim Obergefell Launches Run For Ohio House

The Huffington Post reports: Jim Obergefell, who was at the center of the 2015 Supreme Court case that legalized marriage equality in the United States, announced Tuesday that he is running for a seat in the Ohio House of Representatives. “We should all be able to participate fully in society and the economy, living in strong communities with great public …

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Bill De Blasio: No, I Won’t Run For New York Governor

NY1 reports: Former Mayor Bill de Blasio will not run for governor this year. De Blasio made the announcement in a tweet Tuesday morning. De Blasio had long been considered a possible challenger to Gov. Kathy Hochul. The announcement comes as a new Siena poll found Hochul is comfortably in the lead of potential Democratic contenders. The winner of the …

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AR Inmates Sue After Being Secretly Given Ivermectin

CBS News reports: A group of men detained at Washington County Detention Center in Arkansas say that the jail’s medical staff gave them the anti-parasite drug ivermectin last year, without their consent, to treat COVID-19, while telling them the pills were “vitamins.” The ACLU, on behalf of the inmates, filed a federal lawsuit against the jail and its doctor. The …

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NYC Subway Ridership Still Only 40% Of Usual Average

The New York Times reports: Stations in lower-income areas in Brooklyn, Queens and Upper Manhattan, where residents are less likely to be able to work from home and typically depend more on public transit, have rebounded far faster than stations in office-heavy sections of Manhattan, including some that were once the busiest in the system, where many workers are still …

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Blinken To Visit Ukraine Amid Tensions With Russia

The Associated Press reports: Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Ukraine this week and meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as tensions between the U.S. and Russia escalate over a possible Russian invasion of its neighbor, the State Department said Tuesday. Blinken will be in Kyiv on the hastily arranged trip to show U.S. support following inconclusive diplomatic talks between …

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