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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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US terrorism alert warns of politically motivated violence
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security issued a national terrorism bulletin Wednesday warning of the potential for lingering violence from people motivated by anti-government sentiment after President Joe Biden’s election, suggesting the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol may embolden extremists and set the stage for additional attacks.

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AP Exclusive: GOP to stay neutral should Trump run again
Analysis: A 'transitory way to govern' - Biden reverses Trump's orders with the stroke of a pen
Tens of thousands of voters drop Republican affiliation after Capitol riot
Blinken takes US diplomacy helm, vows to revamp State Dept
Biden signs climate change orders amid concerns over jobs: 'It is time to act'
Biden hit with lawsuit over federal oil and gas ban
QAnon still pushing conspiracies, lies about the election and former president Trump on Facebook and Twitter
Exclusive: Proud Boys leader was ‘prolific’ informer for law enforcement
A top MAGA gathering finds life complicated after Trump
Most House Republicans silent over violent Marjorie Taylor Greene comments as Democrats condemn them
This is how close we are to the apocalypse, scientists say
Biden showed his years of Senate experience by winning a filibuster fight without saying a word
Poll: Americans want Congress to cooperate with Biden, view his agenda positively
Senate GOP boxes itself in on impeachment
US puts hold on foreign arms sales, including F-35s to UAE
Gambling Reddit users upended the stock market -- and made millions overnight
Biden starts staffing a commission on Supreme Court reform
Biden aims for most ambitious US effort on climate change
Senators mull censuring Trump as an alternative to impeachment trial
Millions in vaccine research funds went instead for...

Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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Biden, in first call with Putin, presses on Navalny, treaty
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden had his first call with Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, raising concerns about the arrest of opposition figure Alexei Navalny while pressing the Russian president on his nation’s involvement in a massive cyberespionage campaign and bounties on American troops in Afghanistan, two senior administration officials said. ...

Updated 3:30 PM CST

Senate confirms Antony Blinken as 71st secretary of state
Trump impeachment trial faces challenge from Republican Senator Paul
Live Updates: Senate rejects GOP motion to declare Trump impeachment trial unconstitutional
Rand Paul test vote sidelined but offers early look at Republican opposition for Trump impeachment trial
Democrats’ Covid conundrum: Work with GOP or run them over
Impeachment trial vote strongly indicates lack of Senators to convict Trump
Senators are sworn-in ahead of Trump's impeachment trial: ABC News Live
Sen. Tom Cotton defends military service, says alleged smear is 'about my politics'
Press sec cleans up Biden impeachment comments
Just five GOP senators vote Trump impeachment trial is constitutional
Biden reverses Trump ban on diversity training
Senate filibuster fight cools for now, but battles ahead
Top U.S. Capitol security officials apologize for 'failings' in Jan. 6 attack
‘We did not do enough’: Acting Capitol Police chief apologizes for security failure
US Capitol officers debating no-confidence vote for leaders in charge during Capitol riots
Biden signs directive combating Asian American bias
President Biden jokes about phone call with Vladimir Putin
Oregon Dems compare antifa assault of HQ to 'years of relentless Republican attacks'
McConnell last spoke to Trump on Dec. 15
Left-leaning groups pressure companies not to hire ex-Trump officials
Biden White House Aims To Advance Racial Equity With Executive Actions
Democrats may move forward on coronavirus aid without Republicans: Schumer
Federal judge temporarily blocks Biden's 100-day...

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The Point: The *next* 5 senators who might retire

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(CNN)The surprise impending retirement of Ohio Sen. Rob Portman (R) announced earlier this week and the brief visit by Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy (D) to the hospital on Tuesday night have political Washington on edge, waiting for the next stunner that could alter -- in fundamental ways -- the balance of power in Washington.

With that in mind, I've put together a list of the five senators up in 2022 most likely to call it quits in the coming months. Yes, I know some of the people on this list have said they are planning to run again. Know who else...
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Analysis: 'We must speak truth to fascism'

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(CNN)Wednesday is Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is more important than ever.

Fewer people who can actually remember the Holocaust are still with us. Denialism and disinformation about the Holocaust presaged the false information now spread online. The rise of a virulent White nationalism plagues democracies like the United States and was on display at the US Capitol during an insurrection that's been compared to the burning of the...
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Biden administration takes cautious approach as it touts using Defense Production Act

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(CNN)The Biden administration has repeatedly touted its plans to aggressively use the Defense Production Act as it combats the coronavirus pandemic, but behind the scenes, a slower, more painstaking effort is underway.

The more cautious and contemplative effort means the new administration has yet to announce any new deals in its early days to ramp up supplies related to Covid-19 vaccine production, testing or personal protective equipment -- even as officials tout the use of the law.

"It was invoked, and it means our work is ongoing with companies...
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Feds rushing to find leads on person who put bombs outside RNC and DNC buildings, and worry they'll strike again

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(CNN)Three weeks after the US Capitol insurrection, authorities in Washington, DC, have gathered only limited information about the person who placed two devices that were rigged to explode outside of the headquarters of the Republican and Democratic parties on the day of the siege -- and are asking the public for help, afraid that the bomber could strike again.

Remains of the pipe bombs, which were safely detonated by a robot at each scene, are being scrutinized at the FBI's lab in Quantico, Virginia, and officials have broadcast grainy images of...
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Biden calls for action on climate change, but what can he get done?

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President Joe Biden is rolling out his plan to address climate change and create green jobs. CBS News congressional correspondent Kris Van Cleave and Politico White House correspondent and associate editor Anita Kumar join CBSN's "Red & Blue" host Elaine Quijano" to discuss Democrats' narrow Senate majority could impact the agenda.
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McCarthy to House Republicans: "Cut this crap out"

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House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy warned his members to stop the public bickering within the conference if they want to effectively push back on the Biden administration and win back the majority in 2022, a congressional aide tells CBS News.

His blunt message to his colleagues on Wednesday's phone call: "Cut this crap out."

The warning comes as several members within the conference are organizing an effort to oust the number three House Republican, Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney, from her position as conference chairwoman. Cheney voted to...
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WATCH: Bear chases skier down slope

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A bear chased a skier downhill at a mountain resort in Romania, with the skier escaping to safety by throwing a backpack on the ground to distract the animal.
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WATCH: Icicles form amid icy waves on Lake Michigan

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Icicles formed along a pier at Chicago's North Avenue Beach amid winter weather and icy waves on Lake Michigan.
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John Kerry's family still owns private jet as he leads climate fight, FAA records indicate

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records indicate that the family of U.S. Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry owns a private jet, despite his position on combatting fossil fuels in the new administration.

The FAA's registry shows a Gulfstream Aerospace jet owned by Flying Squirrel LLC, the name previously reported for Teresa Heinz-Kerry's private charter jet company. The company's listed address matches that of the Heinz Family Foundation.

The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment. Neither did the Heinz...
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Biden administration puts a freeze on Trump-era arm sales overseas

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The White House has temporarily stopped arms deals negotiated under the Trump administration with several Middle Eastern nations, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The announcement comes just one day after Secretary of State Antony Blinken was confirmed by the Senate, and is being touted as a "routine administrative action" as the new administration settles into their new posts.


"The department is temporarily pausing the implementation of some pending U.S. defense transfers and...
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DHS issues national terrorism alert for domestic extremists

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The Department of Homeland Security issued a warning about a "heightened threat environment" from "domestic violent extremist groups" three weeks after the Capitol riots. Catherine Herridge has more.
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German Lübcke trial: Far-right defendant faces killing verdict

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Stephan Ernst admits firing the shot that killed prominent pro-migrant politician Walter Lübcke.
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Chinese New Year: Clamping down on going home for the holidays

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China is striving to curtail the world's biggest mass migration event when people go home for Lunar New Year.
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Sani Abacha - the hunt for the billions stolen by Nigeria's ex-leader

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A phone call in the middle of the night led one Swiss lawyer to pursue Nigeria's stolen money.
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What tech can the US president use?

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From the ObamaPad to Joe Biden's Apple Watch and Peloton, being president can be a tech challenge.
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