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First US shipment of recently directed security assistance arrives in Ukraine

First US shipment of recently directed security assistance arrives in Ukraine

The first US shipment of recently directed security assistance has arrived in Ukraine, the US Embassy in Kyiv tweeted Friday night. The shipment “includes close to 200,000 pounds of lethal aid, including ammunition for the front line defenders of Ukraine,” according to the tweet. The development comes as the US has sought to convince Moscow…MORE

US Embassy in Kyiv asks State Dept. to authorize departure of nonessential personnel
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US Embassy in Kyiv asks State Dept. to authorize departure of nonessential personnel

The US Embassy in Kyiv has requested that the State Department authorize the departure of all nonessential staff and their families, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. A State Department spokesperson said they have “nothing to announce at this time,” adding, “We conduct rigorous contingency planning, as we always do, in the event…MORE

Black lawmakers walk out as Mississippi Senate passes legislation described as a critical race theory bill
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Black lawmakers walk out as Mississippi Senate passes legislation described as a critical race theory bill

Black members of Mississippi’s Senate walked out of the chamber in protest Friday before a vote on a bill described as a prohibition on critical race theory on the state legislative calendar. Senate Bill 2113 would forbid public schools in the state from forcing students to agree “that any sex, race, ethnicity, religion or national…MORE

Law enforcement and businesses prepare for vaccine mandate protest in nation’s capital
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Law enforcement and businesses prepare for vaccine mandate protest in nation’s capital

Law enforcement officials and businesses in the nation’s capital are preparing for an influx of anti-vaccine mandate activists and are also concerned that potentially large-scale demonstrations could attract extremist groups to the region this weekend. Ahead of the weekend, there has been extensive planning and information among the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland…MORE

NFL tells remaining playoff teams unvaccinated players no longer subject to daily Covid-19 testing
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NFL tells remaining playoff teams unvaccinated players no longer subject to daily Covid-19 testing

The National Football League issued a memo Friday advising the remaining eight teams left in the playoffs that unvaccinated players no longer need daily Covid-19 tests. Covid-19 protocols updated by the league and NFL Players Association have been updated “to eliminate the distinction between vaccinated and unvaccinated players to determine testing cadence,” the NFL said…MORE

Woman charged after threatening to bring ‘every single gun loaded and ready’ if her children had to wear masks at school
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Woman charged after threatening to bring ‘every single gun loaded and ready’ if her children had to wear masks at school

Police in Virginia said a woman has been charged after she claimed at a school board meeting she would show up with loaded guns if her children were required to wear masks at school. In the post on the department’s Facebook page, authorities said Amelia King, 42 of Luray, was charged with making an oral…MORE

University of Rhode Island revokes honorary degrees for Flynn and Giuliani
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University of Rhode Island revokes honorary degrees for Flynn and Giuliani

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani had their honorary degrees revoked by the University of Rhode Island on Friday, the university announced. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to revoke the degrees following a recommendation by the school’s honorary degree committee after a “comprehensive¬†and objective review” in December.…MORE

A man was arrested after allegedly exposing himself to a Delta flight attendant and passengers
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A man was arrested after allegedly exposing himself to a Delta flight attendant and passengers

A man was arrested for allegedly creating multiple disturbances and exposing himself to a flight attendant and passengers during a Delta Air Lines flight. On an eight-hour flight traveling from Dublin, Ireland to New York City on January 7, Shane McInerney, 29, allegedly refused to wear a face mask despite being asked several times to…MORE

Right-wing lawyer Sidney Powell ‘is cooperating’ with federal criminal probe into fundraising
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Right-wing lawyer Sidney Powell ‘is cooperating’ with federal criminal probe into fundraising

A lawyer for Sidney Powell, a well-known, Trump-connected attorney, acknowledged that her organization’s fundraising connected to the 2020 election is subject to an ongoing federal criminal investigation. Powell’s lawyer, Howard Kleinhendler, told CNN that his client “is cooperating” with the investigation into her organization, Defending the Republic, by the US Attorney’s Office in the District…MORE

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