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These Republicans Voted Against Juneteenth. They Still Closed Their Offices On Friday.

Sun, 20 Jun 2021 12:25:30 -0400

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BuzzFeed News made calls and in-person visits to the offices of the 14 Republicans who voted against Juneteenth. Not everyone was home.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/republicans-vote-against-juneteenth-close-offices

A Second Alleged Capitol Rioter Is Charged With Carrying A Gun That Day

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 21:32:26 -0400

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Guy Reffitt of Texas is charged with being on the Capitol grounds with a semiautomatic handgun.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-rioter-guy-reffitt-charged-gun-jan-6-violence

The Supreme Court Ruled Against LGBTQ Families In A Big Religious Freedom Case

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 16:27:54 -0400

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The court sided with a Catholic agency that wouldn’t place foster kids with same-sex couples, but rejected a request to issue a broader ruling on nondiscrimination policies.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-lgbtq-foster-care-religious-freedom

There Are No Laws Restricting “Stingray” Use. This New Bill Would Help.

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 16:32:30 -0400

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“Stingrays” mimic cellphone towers to intercept phone calls and texts. This is the first law that would regulate their use.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolinehaskins1/new-law-restrict-stingray-surveillance-use

The Supreme Court Saved Obamacare Again By Throwing Out A Republican Lawsuit

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 18:25:38 -0400

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The 7–2 decision saw justices nominated by Donald Trump join with the court's liberals.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/supreme-court-aca-obamacare-ruling

Juneteenth Is Officially A National Holiday. Just Don’t Talk About The Legacy Of Slavery.

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 19:25:34 -0400

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As conservatives seek to ban critical race theory from schools, many Black Americans wonder if children will fully understand the new holiday marking the end of slavery.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tasneemnashrulla/juneteenth-federal-holiday-critical-race-theory

Biden Is Expanding A Program To Allow More Young Central Americans To Apply To Get Into The US From Their Home Countries

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 19:54:02 -0400

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The program allows parents from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras who are in the US to seek approval for their children to also be allowed in.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/central-americans-immigration-biden-expansion

Trump Wanted The Justice Department To Copy Texas's Failed Election Case But Add More Conspiracy Theories

Fri, 18 Jun 2021 10:25:44 -0400

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House Democrats released documents on Tuesday about efforts by Trump and White House officials to get the Justice Department to wade into postelection fights.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-doj-planned-election-lawsuit-copied-texas

Two Capitol Rioters Cut The First Deal With Prosecutors With Little Or No Jail Time On The Table

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 20:57:29 -0400

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Jessica and Joshua Bustle pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of six months in jail.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-rioters-plea-deal-jessica-joshua-bustle

5 Republicans Who've Visited Arizona's Nonsense Election Audit Also Went To Washington On Jan. 6

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:02:27 -0400

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The five Republicans all say they did not go into the Capitol on Jan. 6, but their presence in Arizona shows the staying power of the "Stop the Steal" lie.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/arizona-audit-capitol-riot-state-lawmakers

If You Have Venmo, Do This Now: Make Friends Private

Wed, 16 Jun 2021 02:32:38 -0400

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Pete Buttigieg, Antony Blinken, and other Biden Cabinet officials were recently exposing their personal information on the payments app. Here's how you can make your account safer.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katienotopoulos/how-to-make-venmo-friends-private

Joe Biden Had His First Meeting With Queen Elizabeth As President

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 22:12:59 -0400

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The Queen has met with every US president since Dwight Eisenhower, save Lyndon Johnson.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/joe-biden-meets-queen-elizabeth-g7-summit

Incarcerated People Faced Huge Disparities Trying To Flee COVID-19 In Prisons

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 01:36:56 -0400

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New data show federal judges granted compassionate release petitions at dramatically different rates depending on their location.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/incarcerated-people-compassionate-release-coronavirus

Inside The Microsoft Teams Meeting That'll Determine What Happens If You Get Sexually Assaulted On Campus

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 16:02:33 -0400

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This week's public hearings into Title IX and campus sexual assault are part of the Biden administration’s review of regulations introduced by Betsy DeVos. How much will he ultimately change?


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/title-ix-rules-betsy-devos-joe-biden

The Senate Confirmed The First-Ever Muslim American Federal Judge Appointed By A President

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 22:01:46 -0400

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Judge Zahid Quraishi will serve as a district judge in New Jersey.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/first-muslim-american-federal-judge-senate-confirmed

The Random Last Vestiges Of The Mueller Era Are Coming To An End

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:55:31 -0400

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A two-year legal fight over testimony from a former top Trump administration official ended with little fanfare.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/robert-mueller-investigation-don-mcgahn-testimony

Who Does New York City Belong To? The Mayoral Race Hinges On The Answer.

Sun, 13 Jun 2021 16:42:34 -0400

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The big undertone of New York's mystery box of a mayor's race is authenticity and identity, about who matters most in American cities in the postpandemic moment.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/new-york-mayor-election-ranked-voting

The Controversial Keystone XL Pipeline Is Dead

Fri, 11 Jun 2021 17:25:41 -0400

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The oil sands pipeline faced fierce opposition since it was first proposed in 2008.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/keystone-xl-pipeline-dead

The Congressional Black Caucus Is Blocking A Black Republican From Joining The Group

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:25:35 -0400

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Rep. Byron Donalds, who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s election win, hasn’t heard back from the powerful CBC.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kadiagoba/byron-donalds-congressional-black-caucus-membership

A School District Announced Guidelines To Protect The Rights Of Trans Students. Some Locals Tried To Storm The School Board Meeting.

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:25:47 -0400

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When locals protested a Florida school district’s plan to protect the rights of trans students, 16-year-old Andrew Triolo decided he could no longer stay silent about his experience — no matter the cost.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emaoconnor/trans-teen-activists-school-district

Most Capitol Rioters Probably Aren't Looking At Maximum Prison Sentences

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 22:25:33 -0400

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Most defendants are looking at sentences that fall far below the maximums.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-insurrection-jail-time-jan-6-cases

Biden's Task Force Identified More Than 3,900 Immigrant Children Who Were Separated From Their Families Under Trump

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 15:03:50 -0400

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"Our efforts to reunify every family continue," a senior Department of Homeland Security official said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/biden-famiy-reunification-task-force-numbers

The Justice Department Will Keep Fighting To Defend Donald Trump In A Case Related To A Rape Allegation

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:25:40 -0400

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Biden during the campaign had criticized DOJ’s effort to intervene in writer E. Jean Carroll’s defamation case against Trump.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/biden-justice-department-defends-trump-rape-defamation

Congressional Staff Are Organizing To Make The People Who Work On Capitol Hill Less White

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 14:15:16 -0400

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“It's a very simple idea,” one Congressional Progressive Staff Association organizer said. “People should be represented by people like them.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/addybaird/congressional-staff-organizing

US Border Officers Are Collecting DNA From Asylum-Seekers Even Though They Don't Have Criminal Records

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 20:53:50 -0400

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"I didn't come to the US to do anything bad. I came here seeking protection."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adolfoflores/asylum-seekers-dna-us-border

Biden Has Given Prosecutors More Power To Decide Which Immigration Cases To Drop

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 22:25:51 -0400

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Prosecutors can now dismiss cases for immigrants who have been longtime green card holders, are pregnant or elderly, have a serious health condition, or have been in the US from a young age.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-ice-prosecutors-immigration-cases

Biden Wants Mexico To Do More To Stop Immigrants Trying To Cross The US Border

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 20:16:57 -0400

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The White House is continuing to pressure Mexico to do more within its own borders to alleviate pressure at the southern border.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-mexico-migration-requests

Facebook Will Ban Trump For The Next Two Years

Fri, 04 Jun 2021 21:01:08 -0400

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“Two years for a coup, not bad,” one Facebook employee wrote sarcastically in an internal post.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/facebook-will-ban-trump-for-two-years

11 Things That Lasted Longer Than Trump's Blog

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 20:25:56 -0400

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Donald Trump shut down his blog after just 29 days — just shy of three Scaramuccis.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/things-lasting-longer-than-trump-blog

A Prosecutor Sexually Harassed Women Across The Federal Government, A Watchdog Agency Found

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 22:26:58 -0400

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The Justice Department inspector general’s office declined to identify the assistant US attorney in a report provided to BuzzFeed News, citing privacy concerns.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/justice-department-prosecutor-sexual-harassment-foia

The Justice Department Is Dropping A Capitol Riot Prosecution For The First Time

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 14:25:57 -0400

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The US attorney’s office in Washington didn’t explain why it was dismissing the charges against Christopher Kelly of New York.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/justice-department-drops-capitol-riot-case-christopher-kelly

Anthony Fauci’s Emails Reveal The Pressure That Fell On One Man

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 15:25:33 -0400

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Thousands of pages of communications obtained by BuzzFeed News show how Fauci tried to keep Americans calm and develop an effective strategy despite conflicts with the Trump administration.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nataliebettendorf/fauci-emails-covid-response

Venmo Will Now Let You Hide Your Friend List Because We Found Biden’s Account

Tue, 01 Jun 2021 20:26:19 -0400

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Venmo confirmed it is adding a feature that would let people set their friend list to private or visible only to their friends.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/venmo-private-friends-list

Biden Is Planning To Make Big Changes To How The US Handles Asylum-Seekers At The Border

Sat, 29 May 2021 21:26:31 -0400

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Exclusive: The plan could represent President Joe Biden’s most consequential immigration policy to date and fundamentally change the dynamics at the southern border.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-new-asylum-process-plan

Fentanyl Is Spreading Nationwide And Will Lead To A “Fourth Wave” Of Overdose Deaths

Fri, 28 May 2021 18:26:56 -0400

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Trump opposed safe injection sites and other controversial measures to help stop overdose deaths. It’s not clear if Biden will go far enough either.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/overdose-fentanyl-crisis-biden

Senate Republicans Killed A Commission To Investigate The Jan. 6 Attacks

Fri, 28 May 2021 20:25:43 -0400

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Republicans successfully blocked the creation of a bipartisan panel that would have investigated the circumstances of Trump supporters attacking the Capitol.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/jan-6-insurrection-commission-republicans-block-senate

Facebook Is Resuming Political Contributions — But Not To Lawmakers Who Voted Against Certifying The US Election

Fri, 28 May 2021 05:36:56 -0400

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"As a result of our review, the FBPAC Board has decided to resume contributions, but not to any members of Congress who voted against certifying the 2020 election following the events at the Capitol on January 6."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/facebook-will-not-make-political-donations-to-lawmakers-who

“Rich People Gonna Rich People”: People Say Their Wealthy Friends Disappointed Them During The Pandemic

Sat, 29 May 2021 14:25:45 -0400

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“It makes you realize how little people actually care,” one person said about seeing her wealthy and carefree friends jet-setting around a world trying to get through a pandemic.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/pandemic-exposed-the-rich

George Floyd's Family Met With Biden, But Their Real Pressure For Police Reform Is On Congress

Wed, 26 May 2021 00:27:18 -0400

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One year after George Floyd was murdered, his family and other activists are escalating demands on Congress to limit qualified immunity for police officers.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/george-floyd-family-biden-congress

Student Loan Relief Has Changed The Lives Of Millions Of Americans. It Ends In September.

Thu, 27 May 2021 18:21:50 -0400

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Temporary relief from federal student loan payments has allowed some people who lost wages to save for a home, start a family, pay off other debts, and, generally speaking, survive. That could all end after September.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/piapeterson/student-loan-relief-savings-forbearance

The Justice Department Under Biden Will Argue To Keep Most Of A Trump-Era Memo From The Mueller Probe Secret

Tue, 25 May 2021 14:20:03 -0400

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A judge found that the Justice Department was “disingenuous” in arguing to keep secret a March 2019 memo related to the end of the Mueller investigation.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/biden-justice-department-trump-mueller-memo

This Former Marine Is Facing Jail Time For A Fake Kidnapping Gone Wrong In A North Korean Embassy

Mon, 07 Jun 2021 15:00:13 -0400

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Christopher Ahn believed he could soothe the fears of defectors fleeing the horrors of the Kim regime. He found himself in the crosshairs of international law enforcement.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/bradleyhope1/north-korea-escape-madrid-christopher-ahn

Alleged Capitol Rioters Are Telling Judges They Shouldn't Be Tried In DC Because Of "Cancel Culture"

Sun, 23 May 2021 11:25:44 -0400

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Lawyers with conservative ties are leaning into politically themed defense strategies.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riot-cases-dc-venue-cancel-culture

Right-Wing Extremists Set Up A Planning Meeting Ahead Of The Capitol Riot In January

Sat, 22 May 2021 06:25:29 -0400

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James Breheny of New Jersey is alleged to have been in contact with Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and to have invited him to a meeting of “multiple patriot groups” just before Jan. 6.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kenbensinger/new-jersey-oath-keeper-charged-capitol-riot

Capitol Police Officers Begged Congress To Investigate The Insurrection And Called Out Republicans For Downplaying The Violence

Thu, 20 May 2021 01:15:06 -0400

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"It is inconceivable that some of the Members we protect, would downplay the events of January 6th," members of the force said in a statement.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/capitol-police-letter-january-6-commission

Biden Has Changed Which Immigrants ICE Targets, But He's Still Being Criticized On Both Sides

Wed, 19 May 2021 22:16:55 -0400

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“If everything is a priority, then nothing is a priority,” a senior ICE official told BuzzFeed News.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/ice-arrests-priorities-biden-critics

Mark McCloskey, The Guy Who Pointed His Gun At Protesters Outside His Mansion, Is Running For Senate

Wed, 19 May 2021 04:25:30 -0400

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Mark McCloskey and his wife, Patricia, were charged last year after viral photos captured them waving guns at racial justice protesters outside their St. Louis home.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/mark-mccloskey-senate-missouri

House Republican Leaders Are Opposing An Investigation Into The Capitol Insurrection

Wed, 19 May 2021 21:47:03 -0400

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House minority leader, is calling on Republicans to vote against creating a body to investigate how rioters came to overrun the Capitol.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/january-6-capitol-riot-commission-republicans

Pro-Trump OAN Reporters Are Blatantly Raising Money For A Bogus Election “Audit” In Arizona

Thu, 20 May 2021 03:25:21 -0400

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An OAN personality is the founder of a dark money group that is supposed to support the farcical Arizona election “audit” while also having unique access to cover the event itself.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/sarahmimms/arizona-election-results-oan-reporters-fundraising

Anti-Abortion Activists Had A Plan To Get To The Supreme Court. It Worked.

Tue, 18 May 2021 00:25:49 -0400

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The Supreme Court — now with a 6–3 conservative majority — will consider Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban during the next term.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-abortion-roe-wade-revisited-mississippi

Thousands Of People Protested In Support Of Palestinians In Major Cities Around The World

Mon, 17 May 2021 09:25:29 -0400

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On Saturday, Israeli airstrikes hit a refugee camp, killing eight children, and a building housing international media.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/photos-pro-palestinian-protests-global

Joel Greenberg, A Former Associate Of Matt Gaetz, Pleaded Guilty To Sex Trafficking And Other Charges

Sat, 15 May 2021 02:36:57 -0400

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Joel Greenberg, a former tax collector in Florida, also agreed to cooperate with the government's investigation into other people.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/joel-greenberg-guilty-plea-matt-gaetz

We Found Joe Biden’s Secret Venmo. Here’s Why That’s A Privacy Nightmare For Everyone.

Sat, 19 Jun 2021 08:25:33 -0400

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The peer-to-peer payments app leaves everyone from ordinary people to the most powerful person in the world exposed.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/we-found-joe-bidens-secret-venmo

Tamir Rice's Family Is Pressuring The Biden Administration To Reopen A Federal Investigation Into His Death

Fri, 14 May 2021 15:22:31 -0400

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“We’ll keep everything going until they give me some answers,” Tamir Rice’s mother said this week.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/tamir-rice-department-of-justice-biden-investigation

The Eerie And Unsolved Case Of The Jan. 6 Pipe Bombs At The RNC And DNC

Sun, 16 May 2021 10:17:05 -0400

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“It was shocking when it was an actual bomb.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/rnc-dnc-pipe-bombs

With Liz Cheney Pushed Aside, Trump's Control Of His Party Is Clear. Republicans Don't Know How Long It Will Last.

Thu, 13 May 2021 03:56:55 -0400

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Loyalty to Trump remains a prerequisite to rise through the Republican Party, with Rep. Liz Cheney only the latest to fall.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/liz-cheney-trump-control-republican-party

Republicans Removed Liz Cheney From Leadership For Refusing To Bow To Trump

Wed, 12 May 2021 17:35:44 -0400

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"I will do everything I can to ensure the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office," Cheney said after being stripped of power by her party.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/liz-cheney-removed-republican-leadership-trump

At Least Nine People Died In A School Shooting In Russia

Tue, 11 May 2021 21:25:27 -0400

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Seven of the victims — four boys and three girls — were students in eighth grade, according to reports.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alexcampbell/russia-school-shooting-kazan

The FDA Authorized Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids Ages 12 To 15

Mon, 10 May 2021 22:21:25 -0400

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The emergency authorization of the vaccine opens eligibility to nearly 17 million school-age kids.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/fda-authorized-pfizer-vaccine-teens

What Liz Cheney And Donald Trump Both Know

Mon, 10 May 2021 16:46:37 -0400

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She's an active player here in forcing the issue of the 2020 election results, and therefore forcing herself out of the Republican leadership.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/liz-cheney-donald-trump-kevin-mccarthy

Biden Reinstated Transgender Healthcare Protections That Trump Had Stripped Away

Tue, 11 May 2021 10:47:01 -0400

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"Everyone – including LGBTQ people — should be able to access health care, free from discrimination or interference, period."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/amberjamieson/trans-healthcare-discrimination

The Oath Keepers Are Facing New Membership And Money Issues Following The Capitol Riot

Mon, 10 May 2021 03:26:56 -0400

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BuzzFeed News has gained a rare look inside the controversial organization through financial documents and membership data.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kenbensinger/finances-membership-for-oath-keepers

Trump Policies And COVID Have Left Immigrant Couples Trying To Get Marriage-Based Visas In Limbo

Fri, 07 May 2021 22:46:57 -0400

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“It’s killing me — honestly, it’s killing me. I just want them to decide.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nishavenkat/immigrants-marriage-visas-wait

Biden Is Going To Scrap A Trump-Era Plan To Force Immigrants To Submit Eye Scans, Voice Prints, And DNA

Fri, 07 May 2021 14:20:52 -0400

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Immigrants who have received some benefit, like a green card or work permit, would have had to submit their biometric data at any point up until becoming a US citizen.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-scrapping-trump-immigration-biometrics-plan

US Officials Have Discussed Asking Mexico To Do More To Stem The Tide Of Immigrants Ahead Of Kamala Harris’s Meeting

Thu, 06 May 2021 21:39:01 -0400

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Some of the measures discussed included Mexico apprehending an average of 1,000 immigrants moving through the country a day.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/us-mexico-president-immigration-harris-meeting

They Said Trump Told Them To Attack The Capitol. Judges Are Keeping Them In Jail Anyway.

Thu, 06 May 2021 21:07:00 -0400

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Accepting the argument that Trump could give people permission to riot at the Capitol would “make a farce of the rule of law,” one judge wrote.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-january-6-incitement-defense-courts

COVID-19 Vaccinations In The US Are Declining, But Biden Is Aiming For 70% Of Adults To Have At Least One Shot By July 4

Tue, 04 May 2021 20:05:27 -0400

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"I think we’ve now gotten to the hard part," said one public health expert. "And even the easy part was hard."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/biden-adults-vaccinated-july-4

A Train Line In Mexico City Collapsed, Killing At Least 20 People

Tue, 04 May 2021 20:26:41 -0400

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“There are unfortunately children among the dead,” the city's mayor said.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alexcampbell/mexico-city-subway-crash

Flynn, Bannon, Manafort, Ivanka: Private Emails From Inside The Mueller Investigation

Thu, 06 May 2021 10:25:27 -0400

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“We actually sat at dinner together,” Flynn said of his meal with Vladimir Putin.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/flynn-bannon-manafort-private-emails-mueller

Biden Has Increased The Number Of Refugees Allowed Into The US After Being Criticized For Sticking With A Trump-Era Cap

Mon, 03 May 2021 23:54:39 -0400

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In announcing the decision, Biden recognized that the US would not be able to meet the 62,500 figure during this fiscal year.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/biden-increases-refugee-cap

In His First 100 Days, Biden Called Out The Country’s Deeply Embedded Racism. Eradicating It Will Be Harder.

Sun, 02 May 2021 23:19:00 -0400

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Joe Biden faces more difficult days ahead, with pressure ramping up for him to do more to fundamentally change the systems that perpetuate racism and inequality.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/joe-biden-systemic-racism-100-days

Biden Officials Are Considering A Process To Allow Some “Vulnerable” Immigrants To Avoid Trump-Era Border Restrictions

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 22:19:10 -0400

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The plan, which has not been finalized, would create a system to potentially grow what’s already been happening on the southern border: immigrants receiving exceptions to the turn-back policy.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/immigrants-humanitarian-exemptions-us-border

Biden’s Speech Solidified His Presidency As One You Don’t Have To Stay Up Worrying About

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 16:33:40 -0400

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In his first joint address to Congress, Biden presented big, familiar ideas and pleaded with Republicans to pass them.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/joe-biden-joint-address-speech-congress

Biden Gave His Support To Young Trans People During His Address To Congress

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 16:08:47 -0400

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"To all the transgender Americans watching at home — especially the young people, who are so brave — I want you to know that your president has your back."


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/skbaer/biden-trans-people-brave-equality-act

Prosecutors Are Now Calling The Michigan Kidnapping Plot An Act Of Domestic Terrorism

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 02:25:27 -0400

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A new indictment by the Justice Department adds three charges to the case, including conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kenbensinger/michigan-kidnapping-plot-domestic-terrorism

These Videos Show The Moment Officer Brian Sicknick Was Hit With A Chemical Spray At The Capitol

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 22:10:13 -0400

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The US attorney’s office released the videos after BuzzFeed News and other media outlets petitioned a judge to make them public.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/brian-sicknick-chemical-spray-videos-capitol

The Man Photographed With His Foot On Nancy Pelosi’s Desk During The Capitol Riots Will Be Released From Jail

Wed, 28 Apr 2021 17:25:35 -0400

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Richard Barnett was ordered to remain in jail in January, but a judge ruled Tuesday that his case now was too similar to those of other defendants who were allowed to go home.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/richard-barnett-pelosi-office-capitol-riot-released

Facebook Stopped Employees From Reading An Internal Report About Its Role In The Insurrection. You Can Read It Here.

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 15:25:45 -0400

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After BuzzFeed News reported on an internal document that examined the social network’s failings leading up to the Capitol riot, many of Facebook's employees were prevented from accessing it.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/full-facebook-stop-the-steal-internal-report

The Justice Department Will Investigate Policing Practices In Louisville After Breonna Taylor Was Killed

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 21:43:46 -0400

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It’s the second investigation launched by DOJ into civil rights abuses by police in the past week.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/justice-department-investigate-louisville-police-breonna

The Supreme Court Is Taking Up A Big Gun Rights Case For The First Time In More Than A Decade

Mon, 26 Apr 2021 19:36:01 -0400

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The court’s conservative justices have signaled an interest in revisiting the scope of the Second Amendment.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/supreme-court-gun-rights-case

The Justice Department Is Backing A Trans Woman Who Says She Was Repeatedly Raped In Men’s Prisons In Georgia

Sat, 24 Apr 2021 02:37:46 -0400

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Biden has pledged to revive protections for all LGBTQ people that the Trump administration rolled back.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/biden-justice-department-lgbtq-protections-prisons

Facebook Knows It Was Used To Help Incite The Capitol Insurrection

Tue, 27 Apr 2021 14:25:37 -0400

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An internal task force found that Facebook failed to take appropriate action against the Stop the Steal movement ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, and hoped the company could “do better next time.”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/facebook-failed-stop-the-steal-insurrection

The US Will Return To The Global Climate Stage With An Aggressive Goal To Cut Emissions By 2030

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:28:41 -0400

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The US is responsible for about 13% of global greenhouse emissions. Biden is targeting drastically cutting those emissions this decade.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/joe-biden-will-announce-a-new-emissions-goal-to-reposition

Young Vietnamese Americans Say Their Parents Are Falling Prey To Conspiracy Videos

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 20:25:31 -0400

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Doubt around vaccines and conspiracy theories have left young Vietnamese Americans scared for their parents’ safety. They’re begging social media companies to pay attention.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katejohnston2/vietnamese-american-youtube-misinformation-covid-vaccine

The Justice Department Will Investigate Policing In Minneapolis After George Floyd's Murder

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:25:48 -0400

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The announcement from Attorney General Merrick Garland came a day after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/minneapolis-police-federal-investigation-george-floyd

Joe Biden And Kamala Harris Said “We Still Have Work To Do” After Derek Chauvin Was Convicted Of Murdering George Floyd

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 09:57:51 -0400

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The president and vice president called the verdict in George Floyd’s murder a “step forward” but pressed for Congress to pass police reforms.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/biden-harris-chauvin-verdict-george-floyd-justice-act

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick Died Of Natural Causes After The Insurrection, A Medical Examiner Concluded

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 09:25:39 -0400

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Two alleged rioters have been charged with spraying a chemical irritant at Sicknick, but not in his death.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-police-officer-brian-sicknick-death-insurrection

Two Proud Boys Leaders Indicted In A Capitol Riot Conspiracy Are Going To Jail

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 00:25:37 -0400

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Ethan Nordean and Joseph Biggs had been allowed to go home after they were first arrested.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/proud-boys-leaders-jailed-capitol-riot-conspiracy

Roger Stone Got A Pardon From Trump, But Now The Feds Are Suing Him For $2 Million In Unpaid Taxes

Sat, 17 Apr 2021 03:28:19 -0400

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Prosecutors also accused Stone and his wife of putting more than $1 million into corporate accounts to finance a “lavish lifestyle” and avoid paying their tax debt.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/roger-stone-sued-unpaid-taxes-trump

The NRA Has Imploded, But Republicans Are Ready To Hold The Line On Gun Control Without Them

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:37:44 -0400

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After a spike in mass shootings, Democrats are once again trying to tighten gun laws. The NRA may be effectively gone, but its messages still stand in the way.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/paulmcleod/gun-control-nra-bankruptcy-congress

An Alleged Member Of The Oath Keepers Has Pleaded Guilty In The Capitol Riots Case

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:25:37 -0400

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Jon Schaffer, lead guitarist of the metal band Iced Earth, has flipped and will help prosecutors with the ongoing investigation.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kenbensinger/jon-schaffer-oath-keepers-pleads-guilty-capitol-riot

Everything Has Been Terrible — And That Deepens The Good, Transformative Moment Of Getting Vaccinated

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 08:25:47 -0400

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The instant, mundane moment you get vaccinated is actually one of the key moments of the century so far, and the celebration of this massive, intersecting community effort.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/vaccine-selfie-pfizer-moderna

The Oath Keepers Were Ready To “Ferry” A Stash Of Firearms To The Capitol On Jan. 6, Prosecutors Say

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 04:07:46 -0400

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A judge ordered Kenneth Harrelson, indicted in the Oath Keepers conspiracy, to stay in jail after finding “strong evidence” that he posed a danger to the community.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riots-oath-keepers-guns-conspiracy-charges

Prosecutors Lost A Bid To Keep A Former Trump Official Charged In The Capitol Riot In Jail

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 01:07:44 -0400

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The judge called the decision to reverse an earlier ruling and allow Federico Klein to go home a "close" one.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/trump-official-federico-klein-released-capitol-riot

Will Smith And Antoine Fuqua Won't Shoot Their Slavery Movie In Georgia Due To Its New Voting Law

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 22:25:38 -0400

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It is the first major film or television production to pull out of Georgia in protest against the new law.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/adeonibada/will-smith-antoine-fuqua-movie-georgia-voting-law

Police Killed 20-Year-Old Daunte Wright On Sunday, Sparking Protests

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 14:25:45 -0400

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Police did not release the victim’s name, but Katie Wright identified him as her son, Daunte Wright. The shooting led hundreds of people to protest — and police to fire tear gas.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolinehaskins1/daunte-wright-police-shooting-minnesota

Alleged Jan. 6 Rioters Tried To Steal Signs, Booze, And A Fox News Football From The Capitol

Sun, 11 Apr 2021 14:25:34 -0400

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Court documents in dozens of cases show the scale of the chaos at the Capitol, from kicked-in doors to a stolen bottle of bourbon.


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/laurenteruya/capitol-riot-building-damage-theft

Biden Is Already Facing Pushback From His Own Base On Judicial Nominees

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 22:06:42 -0400

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“We want to push the administration to be better. It’s not just, ‘You’re not Trump.’”


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Link : https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/biden-judge-nominees-diversity-backlash