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China conducts unusual military flights in Taiwanese airspace

It's not unusual for China to conduct military flights between the southern part of Taiwan — which it claims as its territory — and the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands in the South China Sea, Reuters reports . In fact, the flights have occurred on a daily basis in recent months. But what happened Saturday does appear out of the ordinary. Eight nuclear-capable Chinese bombers and four fighter j...

Plan to oust acting attorney general seen as Trump White House 'in a nutshell'

Former President Donald Trump worked with a Justice Department lawyer, Jeffrey Clark, on a plan to oust former Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and have Clark replace him, The New York Times reports . The strategy reportedly stemmed from the fact that Rosen had rebuffed Trump's pleas to use the Justice Department's power to cast doubt on and ultimately overturn Georgia's presidential elect...

Navalny's wife reportedly among more than 1,000 detained in nationwide Russian protests

Russian police have reportedly detained more than 1,000 people across the country who took to the streets in support of opposition leader Alexey Navalny, a top rival of Russian President Vladimir Putin who was detained last week when he returned to Moscow from Berlin, where he had spent months recovering from a poisoning allegedly carried out by Russia's FSB spy agency. He was handed a 30-day j...

10 things you need to know today: January 23, 2021

1. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday night set the timeline for former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial. The House will send the article of impeachment charging Trump with incitement of insurrection to the Senate on Monday night at 7 p.m. ET. Senators will then be sworn in as members of the impeachment court on Tuesday, and House impeachment managers and T...

Larry King, longtime radio and TV host, dies at 87

Larry King, the longtime radio and television broadcaster, died Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his production studio and television network, Ora Media, announced. He was 87. No cause of death was given, but CNN previously reported that King had been hospitalized with COVID-19 earlier this month. pic.twitter.com/x0Hl0X6vqU — Larry King (@kingsthings) January 23, ...

Schumer sets Senate impeachment trial timeline after reaching agreement with GOP

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday night set the timeline for former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. As expected, the House will send over the article of impeachment charging Trump with incitement of insurrection Monday at 7 p.m. ET. Senators will then be sworn in as members of the impeachment court on Tuesday, and then House impeachment managers and Trump's def...

6 peaceful homes in Rhode Island

Jamestown. Inwood is a cedar-shingled, five-bedroom home overlooking Mackerel Cove. The open-plan house includes a living room with French doors to a large mahogany deck and a screened porch; a library with a patio; a chef's kitchen with a butler's pantry; and a main bedroom with a spa bathroom and a balcony. The 2.8-acre landscaped lot features an arbor path to the water's edge and is half a m...

The 'awesome' power of America's CEOs

America's CEOs have suddenly become "a new political force," wielding "awesome power," said Felix Salmon at Axios . "They have money, they have power, and they have more of the public's trust than politicians do." We saw that on full display last week from a "broad coalition of CEOs who are silencing Trump and punishing his acolytes in Congress." Corporate political action committees, or PACs, ...

Nearly 200 National Guard members have reportedly gotten COVID-19 since the Capitol riot

COVID-19 is spreading among the National Guard troops sent to protect the Capitol. About 26,000 Guard members from every state were sent to the Capitol area after Trump supporters' Jan. 6 attack, and many have remained to protect the area in the week after President Biden's inauguration. Close to 200 of those soldiers have since tested positive for COVID-19, defense officials tell The Wall Stre...

The week's best photojournalism

A woman takes a selfie at a dinosaur theme park in Pasadena, California. | ( REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni ) An Icelandic horse and a Shetland pony play in Wehrheim, Germany. | ( AP Photo/Michael Probst ) A bull-taming festival in Madurai, India. | ( REUTERS/P. Ravikumar ) Sumo training in Tokyo. | ( REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon ) A paraplegic climber ascends a tower in Hong Kong. | ( REUTERS/Tyrone Siu ) A ...

The daily gossip: Baseball legend Hank Aaron dies at 86, Gigi Hadid finally reveals her baby's name, and more

1. Hall of Fame slugger Hank Aaron died peacefully in his sleep at 86, his daughter said on Friday. Aaron, who played from 1954 to 1976, mostly with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves, finished his career with 755 home runs — a record that stood until 2006, when he was surpassed by the steroid-assisted Barry Bonds . Aaron is also revered for his fortitude in facing down racism as he chased Babe R...

Tom Brokaw is retiring from NBC News after 55 years

Tom Brokaw is signing off at NBC. The 80-year-old veteran journalist announced Friday he's retiring from NBC News after 55 years with the network, CNN and Deadline report . "During one of the most complex and consequential eras in American history, a new generation of NBC News journalists, producers and technicians is providing America with timely, insightful and critically important informatio...

Biden's next executive order will let people stay on unemployment if they quit an unsafe job

President Biden has issued another two executive orders aimed at the coronavirus pandemic's economic fallout. Millions of Americans have claimed unemployment insurance as they lost their jobs amid the pandemic, not to mention thousands of noncitizen workers who haven't been eligible for the benefits. Congress has so far passed two relief bills aimed at helping those who've lost their jobs, thou...

Biden orders threat assessment of 'domestic violent extremism' in wake of Capitol riot

In the wake of this month's deadly attack on the Capitol building, the White House is pledging to confront the "serious and growing" threat of "domestic violent extremism." White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced Friday that President Biden is requesting a "comprehensive threat assessment" from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence focused on domestic violent extremism, wh...

The Week contest: Shaman eats

This week's question: Jacob Chansley — the shirtless, horn-wearing "QAnon Shaman" who stormed the Senate chamber in the Capitol riot — has demanded an organic diet in jail. "He gets very sick if he doesn't eat organic food," explained his mom, Martha. If Chansley, 33, were to write a cookbook of organic recipes for insurrectionists, what would it be called? Click here to see the results of last...
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