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Trump DOJ seized data from House Democrats in leaks probe

"The news about the politicization of the Trump Administration Justice Department is harrowing," she said.

Senators eye $579B in new infrastructure spending, $1T plan

"Our group – comprised of 10 Senators, 5 from each party – has worked in good faith and reached a bipartisan agreement on a realistic, compromise framework to modernize our nation's infrastructure and energy technologies," the senators said in a joint statement.

SIEGE ON THE US CAPITOL

THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION

The Trump White House

Trump critic Cheney cautions Jan. 6 riot could happen again

"I think it's dangerous," Cheney said. "I think that we have to recognize how quickly things can unravel. We have to recognize what it means for the nation to have a former president who has not conceded and who continues to suggest that our electoral system cannot function, cannot do the will of the people."

National Biz

Senators eye $579B in new infrastructure spending, $1T plan

"Our group – comprised of 10 Senators, 5 from each party – has worked in good faith and reached a bipartisan agreement on a realistic, compromise framework to modernize our nation's infrastructure and energy technologies," the senators said in a joint statement.

Obituaries

‘Hooked on a Feeling’ singer B.J. Thomas dies at 78

"I was at the bottom with my addictions and my problems," he said in 2020 on "The Debby Campbell Goodtime Show." He cited a "spiritual awakening," shared with his wife, Gloria Richardson, with helping him to get clean.

Fact Check

Health officials concerned over Colorado COVID-19 hospital admissions

Some health officials in Colorado have warned that continued high numbers of COVID-19 hospitalizations point to the pandemic not being over yet despite the state's average infection rate decreasing by nearly a third since April.

Real Fake News

Report: Social media manipulation affects even US senators

"We've seen how easy it is for foreign adversaries to use social media as a tool to manipulate election campaigns and stoke political unrest," Murphy said. "It's clear that social media companies are not doing enough to combat misinformation and paid manipulation on their own platforms and more needs to be done to prevent abuse."

That's Weird

China’s wandering elephants becoming international stars

"We should be more like the elephant and be more family oriented, take family vacations and help and care for and protect each other," read one comment on YouTube signed MrDeterministicchaos.

World

Gun Control Debate

Judge overturns California’s 32-year ban on assault weapons

"Under no level of heightened scrutiny can the law survive," Benitez said. He issued a permanent injunction against enforcement of the law but stayed it for 30 days to give state Attorney General Rob Bonta time to appeal.

National Politics

Federal probe: Protest not broken up due to Trump photo op

The report released Wednesday by the Interior Department's inspector general concludes that the protesters were cleared by U.S. Park Police last June 1 so that a contractor could get started installing new fencing.