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Android : “A colossal failure at every level of government”

Nearly one year after the U.S. found its first known coronavirus case, the country is hurtling toward 400,000 total deaths, and cases, hospitalizations and deaths have reached record highs. nyti.ms/3iouCJb

Android : Mask politics:

• In S.D., Gov. Noem boasted to political allies about not mandating masks

• Idaho Gov. Little resisted state mandate, but official says aides pressed locals for one

• White House quietly pushed mask orders, despite Trump

More here: nytimes.com/2021/01/17/us/…

Twitter Web App : A detail in this story that has stuck with me:

Washington State recorded 37 of the first 50 U.S. coronavirus deaths but has since done much better than other states. If the whole nation stayed on par with Washington, we'd have 220,000 fewer covid deaths.

Twitter Web App : The U.S. is about to break 400,000 coronavirus deaths. Hospitalizations are DOUBLE what they were in the spring + summer.

How did we get here?

We examined what happened after the White House turned much of the authority to states last year.


Twitter Web App : We are about to surpass 400,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths. For perspective, the toll is now larger than the total combat deaths of America’s wars of the entire past century.

Today we look back on the year — “a colossal failure at every level of government”

Twitter Web App : Capitol Police on Saturday arrested a 63-year-old Connecticut woman who they said drove up to an inauguration checkpoint in DC and falsely claimed she was a police officer & member of the president's cabinet.

She was evaluated at a psych unit & charged.

Twitter Web App : Exclusive: In the final days before President Trump leaves office, some of his allies are collecting fees from wealthy felons to push the White House for pardons, according to documents and interviews with more than three dozen lobbyists and lawyers. nyti.ms/3io3Roc

Twitter Web App : “If it wasn’t my job I would do it for free. It was absolutely my pleasure to crush a white nationalist insurrection,” he said. “And we’ll do it as many times as it takes.”

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Twitter Web App : Rosanne Boyland, a 34-year-old Trump supporter who was killed during the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, appears to have died amid a crush of pro-Trump rioters during their attempt to fight through a police line, according to videos we reviewed: nytimes.com/2021/01/15/us/…

Twitter Web App : From CDC mortality data, heres how 2020 death numbers in the United States compare to fluctuations over the previous five years.


Twitter Web App : A man charged with beating a police officer during the Capitol siege apparently explained the attack by saying he thought the officer was Antifa.

Twitter Web App : In its final days, the Trump administration is opening more Pacific Northwest land for timber harvesting, eliminating protection from 3.4 million acres of spotted owl habitat.


Twitter Web App : NEW A new intelligence bulletin warns that extremists groups targeting the presidential inauguration “may exploit the aftermath of the Capitol breach by conducting attacks to destabilize and force a climactic conflict in the United States."

Twitter Web App : Interesting statement here from GOP Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who voted against impeachment.

She says she has been turning a blind eye to arrogant, prideful, and bullying behavior of the president because he was advancing GOP policy goals.


Twitter Web App : Breaking News: A House majority voted to impeach President Trump a historic second time. He is charged with “inciting violence against the government.” nyti.ms/3i83E8O

Twitter Web App : So far there have been 7 Republican votes for impeachment

Check your lawmakers here (updating live): nytimes.com/interactive/20…

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