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The big Pentagon internet mystery now partially solved
BOSTON (AP) — A very strange thing happened on the internet the day President Joe Biden was sworn in. A shadowy company residing at a shared workspace above a Florida bank announced to the world’s computer networks that it was now managing a colossal, previously idle chunk of the internet owned by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Biden takes careful approach to police reform - The Hill

Trump supporters could be incited to future violence by his continued promotion of 2020 election lies, DOJ and judges say - CNN

Kamala Harris to meet virtually with Mexican president in May - ABC

1 verdict, then 6 police killings across America in 24 hours - AP

Texas Republicans Targeting Voting Access Find Their Bull's-Eye: Cities - NY Times

GOP, Democrats grapple with post-Chauvin trial world - The Hill

California may lose congressional seat for the first time in history - FOX

Trump demands Arizona governor send state police or National Guard to 2020 election audit - Wash. Examiner

WH cyber official says action taken so far not enough to deter further Russia cyberattacks - CNN

Ariz. AG rejects call for probe of voting audit - ABC

Democrats seek to keep spotlight on Capitol siege - The Hill

Rep. Mondaire Jones doubles down on his claims that opponents to DC statehood are 'racist' - FOX

Mexico's president steps up battles with nation's courts - ABC

Amid scandals, Gov. Andrew Cuomo keeps the media out of public events across New York - USA Today

Awaiting census count, California ponders slow growth future - AP

Turkey denounces Biden recognizing Armenian genocide - Wash. Examiner

Biden's Armenian genocide recognition ramps up US-Turkey tensions - The Hill

Montana becomes Second Amendment sanctuary Wash. Examiner

N.C. sheriff will ask court to release video in Andrew Brown Jr.'s fatal shooting - NBC

Republicans push back against Biden moves to fund controversial UN Palestinian refugee agency - FOX

Early front-runners like Andrew Yang usually win NYC mayoral primaries - CNN

61-year-old Asian man in critical condition after brutal assault caught on video - ABC

Maryland To Probe Cases Handled By Ex-Medical Examiner Who Testified In Chauvin Trial - NPR

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to speak in Pennsylvania amid 2024 presidential run speculation: report - FOX

Biden says Armenian mass killing was genocide - BBC

Inside America’s Long Handwringing Over the Armenian Genocide - Politico

Virginia deputy gave Black man a ride home, then shot him after 911 call - NBC

Video shows officer who fatally shot man armed with butcher knives - The Hill

'Of course it’s genocide': How Biden fulfilled a promise to Armenians that Obama wouldn’t - Politico

2 to stand trial for making exploding drones - ABC

DHS scraps fines for illegal immigrants who fail to leave, moves to cancel existing debts - FOX

Why Biden’s Armenian Genocide Declaration Really Is a Big Deal - Politico

Parts of Caribbean island of St. Vincent unrecognizable after volcano erupts - CNN

Kansas governor rejects bill to lower concealed carry age to 18 - The Hill

Oprah Winfrey was 'surprised' at how open Prince Harry and Meghan were - NBC

'Lost in the shuffle': Republicans battle around Biden — for now[/SIZE] - NBC

City of Albuquerque refers $211K Trump campaign bill to collection agency - The Hill

Biden to recognize atrocities against Armenians as genocide - AP

Louisiana runoff tests direction of Democratic base three months into Biden's presidency - CNN

Trump calls Twitter 'really boring,' says press releases 'much more elegant' - The Hill

Feds fund mental health crisis teams to stand in for police - AP

Kamala Harris greeted by protesters during New Hampshire trip to promote infrastructure - FOX

Follow-up study finds a single dose of one drug can ease anxiety and depression for five years - The Hill

GOP rep accuses Biden of 'dictatorship' for climate pledge - Wash. Examiner

Biden Tries To Show — Not Just Tell — The World It Can Trust The U.S. Again - NPR

Police oversight languished under Trump's DOJ. Now what? - USA Today

Trump revives feud with Arizona's Ducey over 2020 vote count - The Hill

John Kerry predicts that Biden's climate-focused jobs plan will attract Republican support - CNN

Ex-Trump Aide Reveals Inside Story Of His Wild Disinfectant Press Conference - HP

Chocolate chip diplomacy: Biden courts Congress with gusto - AP

Los Angeles' D.A. was voted into office on a reform platform. Now some want him recalled for those reforms. - NBC

AOC says Biden 'exceeded' progressive expectations in first 100 days - FOX

Trump defends COVID vaccine as part of his presidential legacy - Wash. Examiner

Myanmar: Military chief urged to stop violence on first foreign trip - BBC

Indonesia navy declares lost sub sunk, all 53 aboard dead - AP

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs bill banning transgender youth from public school sports - USA Today

Bartos super PAC muscles into Pennsylvania Senate race - Politico

White House brushes off Thursday stock drop on Biden push for capital gains tax hike - CNBC

Democrats warn Waters censure move opens floodgates - The Hill

Ex-GOP chair in Utah county being 'Kavanaughed' over harassment claims against allies, he says - FOX

Global reorganization of ocean currents could have 'devastating effects' on climate, experts say - The Hill

Analysis: DC statehood: Why it should (and should not) happen - CNN

Have We Really Come That Far Since Rodney King? - Politico

Tesla crash becomes subject of multiple inquiries - Wash. Examiner

Teen who filmed George Floyd's arrest, Minneapolis police chief and Chauvin attorney share a connection - NBC

Dispute over Russian pipeline tests Biden’s Europe outreach - AP

Promises of transparency, no bodycam video yet in Brown Jr. shooting - USA Today

What Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict means for the future of policing - CBS

Louisiana Democrats' victory in Saturday's congressional election a done deal - FOX

Human Smugglers Bypass Border Patrol, Bedeviling Sheriffs And Ranchers In South Texas - NPR

Caitlyn Jenner after being misgendered on 'The View': 'California has bigger issues than pronouns' - The Hill

After COVID relief bill, progressives look for next big win - AP

The look in Derek Chauvin's eyes was something worse than hate - CNN

NYC mayoral candidate Eric Adams, a former NYPD captain, says it's "imperative" to remove qualified immunity - CBS

ASEAN leaders demand Myanmar coup leaders end killings - AP

Caitlyn Jenner is just the latest California celeb who has sought to ride fame into political office - FOXhttps://www.politico.com/news/magaz...andwringing-over-the-armenian-genocide-484547

Torch-Waving Rallies, Voting in Saloons, Brickbats and Revolvers: When American Politics Was Even Crazier Than Today - Politico

Elon Musk will give away $100 million in XPrize Carbon Removal contest - CBS

Gig workers fear carjacking, other violence amid spike in violence crimes - NBC

Summit catapults world ahead in crucial year to curb warming - AP

Sheriff's office looking into whether former NFL player Phillip Adams had ties to new religion, ideology before shooting - USA Today

Pop is calling: Kids and grandkids on the line with President Joe Biden - CNNhttps://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/04/24/armenia-genocide-declaration-484546

SpaceX, 4 astronauts dock at ISS on recycled rocket and capsule - ABC

Trump to Hannity: Big Tech should face antitrust scrutiny, slams CNN over leaked video - FOX

Rachel Maddow warns of 'dangerous' 2020 election audit in AZ - Wash. Examiner

Breaking 5 injured in shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, police say - CNN

Jerusalem tension triggers Gaza-Israel fire exchange - AP

Montana governor signs bill to protect Second Amendment from federal gun restrictions - FOX

Trump not participating in Bob Woodward's next book - Wash. Examiner

Millions under threat for tornadoes this weekend - ABC

John McWhorter: 'The Elect' are the 'hyper woke' and they are trying to 'ruin' America - FOX

Coronavirus News and Updates:

With OK from experts, some states resume use of J&J vaccine - AP

Why America's vaccine database could lead to confusion and misuse: ANALYSIS - ABC

New UK study examines impact on lungs from COVID - FOX

Chicago comedian among nation's 570,000 COVID-19 victims: 'We are gutted' - ABC

Texas hospital system first to require all employees get COVID-19 vaccine - The Hill

What to know about the India coronavirus variant - Wash. Examiner

Out of the cave: French isolation study ends after 40 days - AP

Poll says 54% won’t get Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine - FOX

India Covid: Families appeal for help in Delhi's oxygen shortage - BBC

20 die from COVID-19 in Indian hospital amid country's oxygen shortage - The Hill

In Mexico, Remembrance Bears help COVID-19 victims' families - ABC

From scarcity to abundance: US faces calls to share vaccines - AP

Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause may have had important benefit - ABC

Navajo students describe pandemic struggles to Jill Biden - AP

People Are Talking About A 'Double Mutant' Variant In India. What Does That Mean- NPR

Military sees Covid-19 vaccine surplus as usage rate dips - CNN

Houston hospital threatens to fire workers who refuse COVID-19 vaccine - CBS

Analysis: Vaccine hesitancy among Republicans emerges as Biden's next big challenge - CNN

As Europe reopens, ICU teams stick with the sick and dying - ABC

India virus patients suffocate amid oxygen shortage in surge - AP

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