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“A colossal waste”: Some Republicans question Biden’s Covid-19 relief plan

Given the Senate’s 50-50 split, Republicans could be a major roadblock for Biden’s $1.9 trillion plan.

Facebook will stop advertising gun holsters and military gear through Inauguration Day

Are Facebook’s efforts to reduce misinformation after the Capitol attack too little, too late?

Rudy Giuliani may defend Trump in an impeachment trial. That could doom him.

Trump is reportedly still looking for a legal team as his second impeachment trial looms.

Baked Alaska’s clout-chasing spiral into white supremacy is an internet morality tale

The former BuzzFeed employee’s arrest for his role in the Capitol riot reminds us alt-right racism was never ironic.

5 months after being poisoned, top Putin critic Alexei Navalny detained upon Moscow return

Navalny knew there was a chance he would be arrested once back in Russia.

Another armed man has been arrested at a DC security checkpoint

The man was carrying a handgun, three high-capacity magazines, and 37 rounds of ammunition.

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Biden’s plan to fix the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, explained

Deep cleaning, packing supplies, and a concession: The Trumps plan their White House exit

Still going to the grocery store? With new virus variants spreading, it’s probably time to stop.

White women’s role in white supremacy, explained

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New poll shows Trump’s support dropping sharply among Republicans

America’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout is way too complicated

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