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REMINDER: The 712,000 residents of Washington, DC still have no voting representation in Congress.

Meet The 40 New Billionaires Who Got Rich Fighting Covid-19 #ForbesBillionaires 

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COVID’s devastating financial toll on the US shows that 38 million Americans are now worse off

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Starting NOW on @PBS  & streaming: In "American Insurrection," @frontlinepbs , @ProPublica  & @ucbsoj  investigate the threat posed by violent far-right groups that have ties to anti-government, white supremacist ideologies and criminality.

Very few people would defend the Myanmar junta's brutal slaughter, so the generals turned to a lobbyist who "has built a business spinning for the world’s despots."

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Britain to withdraw nearly all its troops from Afghanistan - The Times

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A key figure in the investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz has cooperated with the DOJ since last year, The New York Times reports. Gaetz denies all allegations.

DEVELOPING: Maryland State Police are investigating a trooper-involved fatal shooting in Leonardtown that ended in the death of a 16-year-old.

Y’all wanna hear a story about why me & this bitch here fell out?! It’s kinda long but full of suspense

It's not just Tucker Carlson. The racist "replacement" theory is all over Fox News

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Irish museums are discussing returning historical artefacts taken from the people of the Benin Kingdom by British forces in the late 19th Century. Up to 5,000 historical and cultural pieces were either taken or stolen during colonial raids.

Viral video of Boris Johnson ‘lying to parliament’ approaches 10 million views

WATCH: Former United States secretary of state @HillaryClinton  expressed fears that the Philippines, one of the US's longtime allies in Asia, might end up heavily indebted to China. Full story:

Burkina Faso's exiled ex-president, Blaise Compaoré, is to be tried for the assassination of his predecessor Thomas Sankara, a pan-African icon, during the 1987 coup in which he took power.

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Police arrested at least 40 people at protests in Minnesota over the police killing of #DaunteWright . Brooklyn Center's city council reportedly passed a resolution banning police use of tear gas and rubber bullets, but police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and flash grenades.

Most of the world is distancing itself from the brutal Myanmar military as it shoots hundreds of pro-democracy protesters. The Russian government is rushing to sell it arms.

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Virginia attorney general launches civil rights probe of Black Army officer’s violent traffic stop

Please RT this for public health information: - FDA is *pausing* J&J vaccine use while it reviews data - Data shows only *six* clotting cases out of nearly 7 million doses administered in US - CDC has seen no clotting w/Pfizer or Moderna vaccines after nearly 200 million doses.

Daunte Wright had a warrant out for his arrest for attempted aggravated robbery after 'choking a woman at gunpoint for $820'

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Scoops of the Week

The mother of Daunte Wright says the 20-year-old called her when he was pulled over by Brooklyn Center police about 1:40 p.m. He told her police pulled him over for air fresheners hanging in the mirror, she told reporters.

Minnesota police fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop. Family say police stopped him for having an air freshener in his rearview mirror. #DaunteWright  was 20. Police shot him as he reentered his car, claiming he had an outstanding warrant, and he crashed blocks away.

BREAKING: DMX, the raspy-voiced hip-hop artist who produced the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)" and who rapped with a trademark delivery that was often paired with growls, barks and “What!” as an ad-lib, has died. He was 50.

Every few days, the Myanmar junta detains more medical staff, "taken at clinics, protests or from their homes during night raids. Some are released after questioning, others are less fortunate," their bodies returned "with torture marks."

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A U.S. Army officer filed a federal civil lawsuit against police officers who pepper-sprayed and assaulted him. Lt. Caron Nazario, of Latinx and African American descent, alleges that his constitutional rights were violated and race played a role.

“The former president is using the same language that he knows provoked Jan 6...if you attack the rule of law, you’re not defending the constitution,” @Rep_LizCheney  on CBS just now on Trump’s comments to GOP Saturday.

Canada’s vaccine shortage: Covid-19 cases per capita pass U.S. rate as doctors plead for more vaccines @paulanewtonCNN  reports

BTS’s ‘Dynamite’ Music Video Hits One Billion Views On YouTube

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CNN’s @FareedZakaria  remembers his mother, Fatma Zakaria, who passed away from Covid-related complications in India. She was 85.

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