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Texas Supreme Court Rejects Alex Jones’ Attempt To Toss Multiple Defamation Suits By Sandy Hook Parents

The Austin Statesman reports: The Texas Supreme Court on Friday rejected, without comment, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ attempt to toss out four defamation lawsuits by parents of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012. The parents sued in Travis County, where Jones and his InfoWars website are based, arguing that they were defamed and suffered emotional distress after InfoWars …

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NYC “Nazi Incel” Pleads Guilty In Thwarted Terror Plot

The New York Daily News reports: An avowed white supremacist pleaded guilty to illegally purchasing guns in preparation for a “racial holy war,” federal prosecutors said Friday. Joseph Miner, 30, was arrested in May right after he and buddy bought a cache of weapons from an undercover federal agent in a hotel room in Bayside, Queens. Miner not only went …

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Trump Campaign Paid Pre-Riot Rally Organizers $2.7M

Bloomberg News reports: Former President Donald Trump’s campaign paid more than $2.7 million to individuals and firms that organized the Jan. 6 rally that led to violent rioters storming the U.S. Capitol, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The payments, which span Trump’s re-election campaign, show an ongoing financial relationship between the rally’s organizers and Trump’s political operation. They …

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Schlapp Got $750K In Failed Lobbying For Pardon

Axios reports: The lobbying firm run by Trump ally Matt Schlapp brought in $750,000 in the final two weeks of 2020 from a former top Trump fundraiser and convicted fraudster who retained Schlapp to lobby — unsuccessfully — for a presidential pardon. The substantial sum that the former fundraiser, Georgia’s Parker “Pete” Petit, paid to Schlapp’s Cove Strategies shows how …

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Sanders Turns Viral Meme Into Charity Sweatshirts

The Hill reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is cashing in on his viral mittens moment for a good cause — raising money for charity with a sweatshirt bearing his Inauguration Day look. The Vermont senator’s campaign store unveiled a “Chairman Sanders crewneck” this week. The $45 organic cotton fleece shows the now-famous image of Sanders at President Biden’s inauguration on …

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Bail Denied For GA Rioter Who Kicked In Pelosi’s Door, Said “If Patriots Have To Kill 60 Million, It’s God’s Will”

Law & Crime reports: William McCall Calhoun Jr., a Georgia attorney proud of his involvement in the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol Complex, was denied bail in thundering terms by a federal court on Thursday after the judge determined he was a threat to the community. “The language used in those posts is extremely violent,” the judge added–referring …

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Proud Boys Members Turn On “Total Failure” Trump

The New York Times reports: As Mr. Trump departed the White House on Wednesday, the Proud Boys, once among his staunchest supporters, have also started leaving his side. In dozens of conversations on social media sites like Gab and Telegram, members of the group have begun calling Mr. Trump a “shill” and “extraordinarily weak,” according to messages reviewed by The …

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ICUs “Completely Full” At Dozens Of Texas Hospitals

The Texas Tribune reports: Across Texas, hospital intensive care units are being battered as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in a post-holiday surge. Dozens of facilities have reported that their ICUs have been at or above 100% capacity for weeks, leaving staff overworked and stretched thin. More than 50 Texas hospitals are currently reporting that their ICUs are 100% full …

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Baseball Legend Hank Aaron Dies At Age 86

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: He is the one man that Muhammad Ali said he idolized “more than myself.” He became known to the world as “Hammerin’ Hank.” Legendary Atlanta Brave and Major League Baseball record holder Hank Aaron died Friday at the age of 86, according to Aaron’s daughter. Aaron won the National League batting title in 1956 and …

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Senate Approves Lloyd Austin As Secretary Of Defense

NPR reports: Lloyd Austin, a retired four-star Army general, has been confirmed by the Senate, making him the first Black secretary of defense in U.S. history. The Senate approved President Biden’s nomination for Pentagon chief in a near-unanimous 93 to 2 vote. Austin’s nomination was approved despite concerns raised on both sides of the aisle that he hadn’t been out …

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