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Death Toll In Turkey-Syria Earthquake Passes 5000

The Associated Press reports: Rescuers raced Tuesday to find survivors in the rubble of thousands of buildings brought down by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and multiple aftershocks that struck eastern Turkey and neighboring Syria, with the discovery of more bodies raising the death toll to more than 5,000. Countries around the world dispatched teams to assist in the rescue efforts, …

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Boebert Again Prays For President Biden’s Death

The Huffington Post reports: Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) has, again, appeared to pray for the demise of President Joe Biden. In a sermon streamed by the Storehouse Dallas church in Texas over the weekend, Boebert preached politics to attendees, repeating comments that attracted fierce backlash last June. “Joe Biden’s president. We don’t know what to do, Lord!” Boebert said. “It’s …

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Jill Biden’s SOTU Guests Include Parents Of Tyre Nichols

CNN reports: Paul Pelosi, Tyre Nichols’ parents, U2 star Bono, Monterey Park shooting hero Brandon Tsay, Ukraine’s ambassador to the US Oksana Markarova and a Holocaust survivor are among those headed to the US Capitol Tuesday evening where President Joe Biden is set to deliver his State of the Union address. Biden’s remarks will both touch on key themes of …

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CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Variety reports: At your next visit to AMC Theatres, getting a prime seat may cost you a little extra. The country’s largest exhibition chain is rolling out Sightline at AMC, a ticket pricing initiative based on seat location within the auditorium. Similar to music concerts, sporting events or Broadway, moviegoers will have the option to pay more or less for …

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Ohio Rail Crews Vent Toxic Chemicals To Avert Explosion

The Wall Street Journal reports: A team of experts released a chemical from five tanker cars and ignited it Monday afternoon to prevent a potentially catastrophic explosion following a train derailment Friday along the border of Ohio and Pennsylvania. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine maintained a mandatory evacuation Monday for residents within a one-mile radius of East Palestine, an Ohio village …

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Dems To Host Parents Of Shooting Victims At SOTU

ABC News reports: Two progressive Democratic House freshmen from Florida and Texas will host parents of two victims of school shootings as their guests for President Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Rep. Greg Casar (D-Texas) will host Brett Cross, whose son Uziyah García was one of the 19 schoolchildren who died at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas …

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DeSantis To Handpick Disney District Oversight Board

The Florida Phoenix reports: A legislative proposal introduced Monday in the Florida Legislature would rename the Reedy Creek Improvement District that has been controlled by Disney World in Central Florida for more than 55 years and replace it with a new board selected exclusively by Gov. Ron DeSantis. The 189-page proposal (HB 9B) is being sponsored in the Florida House …

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NYT: Child Porn Persists On Twitter Despite Musk’s Vow

The New York Times reports: Over 120,000 views of a video showing a boy being sexually assaulted. A recommendation engine suggesting that a user follow content related to exploited children. Users continually posting abusive material, delays in taking it down when it is detected and friction with organizations that police it. All since Elon Musk declared that “removing child exploitation …

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NTSB: Austin Airport Near-Miss Was Within 100 Feet

Politico reports: A Southwest Airlines and FedEx cargo airplane avoided crashing into each other at the Austin airport over the weekend by less than 100 feet, the head of a federal investigating body said Monday. Jennifer Homendy, the chair of the National Transportation Safety Board said in an interview with POLITICO that the near-miss findings are still preliminary, but that …

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