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Not stopping ‘Stop the Steal:’ Facebook Papers paint damning picture of company’s role in insurrection
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Not stopping ‘Stop the Steal:’ Facebook Papers paint damning picture of company’s role in insurrection

Just days after insurrectionists stormed the Capitol on January 6th, Facebook’s Chief Operational Officer Sheryl Sandberg downplayed her company’s role in what had happened. “We know this was organized online. We know that,” she said in an interview with Reuters. “We… took down QAnon, Proud Boys, Stop the Steal, anything that was talking about possible…MORE

Colorado police sergeant under investigation after he is reported by another officer for misconduct
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Colorado police sergeant under investigation after he is reported by another officer for misconduct

A Colorado police officer has been put on administrative leave and an internal investigation is underway after another officer reported him for yelling and cursing at a 17-year-old female during a traffic stop, according to a release by the Aurora Police Department. The June 29 incident was recorded on bodycam video that was released Wednesday…MORE

How two friends learned to talk honestly about race while writing a book

How two friends learned to talk honestly about race while writing a book

There is a moment in the beginning of the new book from Christine Pride and Jo Piazza that is written from the perspective of a 14-year-old Black boy. He is having a nightmare about being shot by police officers and imagines the school picture his mom would use when he dies and his death would…MORE

US nearing a formal agreement to use Pakistan’s airspace to carry out military operations in Afghanistan
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US nearing a formal agreement to use Pakistan’s airspace to carry out military operations in Afghanistan

The Biden administration has told lawmakers that the US is nearing a formalized agreement with Pakistan for use of its airspace to conduct military and intelligence operations in Afghanistan, according to three sources familiar with the details of a classified briefing with members of Congress that took place on Friday morning. Pakistan has expressed a…MORE

The week in 15 headlines

The week in 15 headlines

This week, Democratic leaders grappled internally with how to pass President Biden’s agenda with a pared-down price tag. Meanwhile, all eyes are on Virginia as a new poll showed the governor’s race in a dead-heat.  Monday Democrats push Biden to take forceful role in bridging party’s sparring factions over agenda Colin Powell, military leader and…MORE

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick pays out $25,000 to Democrat who reported Republican voter fraud
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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick pays out $25,000 to Democrat who reported Republican voter fraud

A week after the 2020 election, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced that he was offering up to $1 million — paid from his campaign account — “to incentivize, encourage and reward people to come forward and report voter fraud.” Nearly a year later, Patrick, a Republican, has paid out his first reward: $25,000 to…MORE

Justice Sonia Sotomayor criticizes colleagues for allowing Texas abortion ban to remain in effect
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Justice Sonia Sotomayor criticizes colleagues for allowing Texas abortion ban to remain in effect

Justice Sonia Sotomayor sent a strong reminder Friday that she is not a justice looking to carve out compromises with a conservative majority. She knows she will be in dissent in cases that most capture the public’s attention for the foreseeable future. Still, she writes to illuminate her colleague’s missteps with the hope that someday…MORE

Former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark, who pushed baseless election fraud claims, expected to testify before January 6 committee

Former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark, who pushed baseless election fraud claims, expected to testify before January 6 committee

The House select committee investigating the US Capitol insurrection is planning for former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark to testify next Friday — teeing him up to be the first Trump administration official to comply with a subpoena for an interview with the panel, two sources familiar with the committee’s inquiry told CNN. Clark’s testimony…MORE

What comes next now that the House has referred Steve Bannon to the Justice Department
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What comes next now that the House has referred Steve Bannon to the Justice Department

The criminal contempt referral from the House of Representatives against right-wing agitator Steve Bannon landed at the DC US Attorney’s Office on Thursday with unusual fanfare, setting off potentially weeks of legal decision-making at the Justice Department. The House’s vote 229-202 vote Thursday to hold Bannon in contempt for defying its January 6 committees’ subpoenas…MORE

US recorded more than 1.6 million southern border arrests last year, highest on record
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US recorded more than 1.6 million southern border arrests last year, highest on record

US Border Patrol made nearly 1.66 million arrests for unlawful crossings on the US-Mexico border over the past year, the highest annual number of apprehensions on record, according to year-end data released by the agency Friday. In September, the border agency made 185,515 arrests, bringing the total to 1,659,206 during fiscal year 2021, which runs…MORE

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