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Lyubov Sobol, an activist and senior member of Russian opposition leader AlexeyNavalny’s team, was abruptly hauled away by police while speaking with the press during an anti-Putin protest in Moscow. Over 2,000 Navalny supporters have been arrested.

When it was reported that Giuliani had asked for $20,000 a day to represent Trump in his effort to overturn the election, Giuliani called it a "lie." But @maggieNYT  has the email showing that his firm did in fact ask for exactly that much. Giuliani now claims he didn't know.

WATCH: During a swearing-in ceremony for White House staff, President Joe Biden warned staff that he would fire them ‘on the spot’ if they treated others with disrespect

Russia protests: police pelted with snowballs in Moscow – video

NY Times: Fmr. President Trump allegedly plotted with a Justice Dept. lawyer to oust Jeffrey Rosen as acting AG and force Georgia state lawmakers to overturn its presidential election results.

Capitol rioter charged with threatening to 'assassinate' Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a US Capitol Police officer

New polls reveal today that a majority of voters in Scotland and Northern Ireland want a new referendum on the break-up of Britain

NEW: Tens of thousands of people have joined protests across Russia, demanding the release of Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny, jailed last week after he returned to the country for the first time since recovering from a poisoning with a nerve agent.

The virus is ravaging overcrowded homes in Los Angeles, turning a problem caused by economic inequality and housing costs into a deadly hazard.

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Scoops of the Day

Badge of distinction: Meet the first Sikh in the Garda Reserves

In a video released this week, former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton shared a message of unity in honor of Joe Biden's inauguration.

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Democrats need to treat this relief package (and their legislative agenda) the way McConnell treats Supreme Court nominations: you do what needs to be done to get it done.

Critics have said the CDC fumbled key decisions on COVID because the Trump administration meddled in the agency’s operations. But @Reuters  has found evidence that the response was marred by actions – or inaction – by career scientists and frontline staff

Breaking News: Donald Trump and a Justice Department official plotted to oust the acting attorney general to try to advance baseless election claims, interviews show.

JUST IN: Taiwan says eight Chinese bombers and four fighter jets entered its air defence identification zone.

In Wuhan, China, the first city in the world to be devastated by the coronavirus, the long months of lockdown have now faded from view.

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Fauci to @maddow : "I've been wanting to come on your show for months and months. You've been asking me to come on your show for months and months... It just got blocked, because they didn't like the way you handled things." He says things are better now.

First Lady Jill Biden made a surprise visit to National Guard members outside the Capitol to deliver cookies.

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Scoops of the Week

Amanda Gorman, speaking now, when I asked her for her first political memory:

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When Trump doesn’t wear a mask, it’s the end of the world When Biden doesn’t wear a mask, they have “bigger issues to worry about”

GOP Leadership in Shambles: @mattgaetz  says RINOs like Liz Cheney and Mitch McConnell are so beholden to corporate money they will do anything to subvert President Trump and the America First movement. #MAGA  #AmericaFirst  #Dobbs 

This is the most offensive thing I've ever heard. No one should ever question the loyalty or professionalism of the Texas National Guard. @TexasGuard  I authorized more than 1,000 to go to DC. I'll never do it again if they are disrespected like this.

JUST IN: Washington Post reports that MichaelFlynn's brother, Gen. Charles Flynn, was on the Pentagon call with Capitol Police that resisted their emergency pleas for calling in the National Guard during the Capitol attack. The Army previously denied that Flynn was on the call.

It's not the "nuclear option" to get rid of the filibuster. It is returning Senate procedure to where it has been for most of history. The filibuster is the aberration. Majority rule is the norm.

I would rather be without a state than without a voice.

This old quote from Hank Aaron in The NY Times obituary just left me speechless. I had not seen this before.

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