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McConnell slaps down Democrat hopes, says he won’t use emergency powers to reconvene Senate for impeachment

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s spokesperson says he won’t consent to the Senate reconvening before January 19, despite Democrat calls for it, likely pushing the Donald Trump impeachment trial into the Biden presidency. Read Full Article at RT.co

Wisconsin Senate greenlights measure to kill governor’s statewide mask mandate & ALL Covid-related emergency orders

Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled Senate has voted to end Governor Tony Evers’ face mask order, with lawmakers arguing the government overstepped its authority by extending emergency mandates without approval from the legislature. Read Full Article at RT.
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Wisconsin Senate greenlights measure to kill governor’s statewide mask mandate & ALL Covid-related emergency orders

Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled Senate has voted to end Governor Tony Evers’ face mask order, with lawmakers arguing the government overstepped its authority by extending emergency mandates without approval from the legislature. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘They just want to defend Biden,’ The Scoop co-founder tells RT after Facebook ban, accusing platforms of anti-conservative bias

Steeve Strange – co-founder of the conservative news site ‘The Scoop’, whose personal page was banned on Facebook over an anti-Biden group – told RT that he flouted no rules and was swept up in a broader anti-conservative purge. Read Full Article at R
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‘They just want to defend Biden,’ The Scoop co-founder tells RT after Facebook ban, accusing platforms of anti-conservative bias

Steeve Strange – co-founder of the conservative news site ‘The Scoop’, whose personal page was banned on Facebook over an anti-Biden group – told RT that he flouted no rules and was swept up in a broader anti-conservative purge. Read Full Article at RT.com

Criticism of authorities never disappeared from media, Internet — Duma Speaker

Volodin's statement came in response to the idea that criticism of power is allegedly forbidden in Russia
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Criticism of authorities never disappeared from media, Internet — Duma Speaker

Volodin's statement came in response to the idea that criticism of power is allegedly forbidden in Russia

Live updates: In first call with Putin, Biden pressed Russian president on several issues, White House says

The president also signed more executive actions Tuesday, including orders on housing and prisons, as he outlined what the White House is calling his “racial equity agenda.”
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Live updates: In first call with Putin, Biden pressed Russian president on several issues, White House says

The president also signed more executive actions Tuesday, including orders on housing and prisons, as he outlined what the White House is calling his “racial equity agenda.”

Senate impeachment whip count: Where Democrats and Republicans stand

This is where Democrats and Republicans in the Senate stand on convicting President Trump. He was impeached by the House on Jan. 13, making him the first president in history to have been impeached twice.
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Senate impeachment whip count: Where Democrats and Republicans stand

This is where Democrats and Republicans in the Senate stand on convicting President Trump. He was impeached by the House on Jan. 13, making him the first president in history to have been impeached twice.

Biden signs orders on racial equity, and civil rights groups press for more

The president took executive actions Tuesday to combat racism and discrimination, an early move to fulfill his pledges on equity. They fall short of the sweeping actions civil rights groups are demanding, but the administration says there is more to come.
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Biden signs orders on racial equity, and civil rights groups press for more

The president took executive actions Tuesday to combat racism and discrimination, an early move to fulfill his pledges on equity. They fall short of the sweeping actions civil rights groups are demanding, but the administration says there is more to come.

Biden vows to procure vaccines for 300 million Americans by summer, but says masks ‘best defense’ against Covid-19 for now

US President Joe Biden said his administration will soon buy another 200 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, set for delivery this summer, but added that masks, not inoculations, are the “best defense” in the coming months. Read Full Article at RT.c
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Biden vows to procure vaccines for 300 million Americans by summer, but says masks ‘best defense’ against Covid-19 for now

US President Joe Biden said his administration will soon buy another 200 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, set for delivery this summer, but added that masks, not inoculations, are the “best defense” in the coming months. Read Full Article at RT.com

Rand Paul says Trump impeachment case is 'DEAD ON ARRIVAL' after 45 senators support his motion to declare trial unconstitutional

Only five Republican senators opposed a motion by colleague Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) to declare Donald Trump's impeachment trial unconstitutional, signaling that Democrats won't have enough votes to convict the former president. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Rand Paul says Trump impeachment case is 'DEAD ON ARRIVAL' after 45 senators support his motion to declare trial unconstitutional

Only five Republican senators opposed a motion by colleague Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) to declare Donald Trump's impeachment trial unconstitutional, signaling that Democrats won't have enough votes to convict the former president. Read Full Article at RT.com

Biden ends contracts with private prisons in series of executive orders on race & ‘systemic problems’ in criminal justice system

In the latest decree supposedly aimed at combating racial inequality, President Joe Biden has ordered the Justice Department not to renew contracts with private prisons – for-profit institutions that have a grim history in the US. Read Full Article at RT.co
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Biden ends contracts with private prisons in series of executive orders on race & ‘systemic problems’ in criminal justice system

In the latest decree supposedly aimed at combating racial inequality, President Joe Biden has ordered the Justice Department not to renew contracts with private prisons – for-profit institutions that have a grim history in the US. Read Full Article at RT.com

Three nights of anti-lockdown violence in the Netherlands

Dutch government won’t bow to ‘scum’ rioters after third night of violent protests in response to a new coronavirus curfew, official says.
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Three nights of anti-lockdown violence in the Netherlands

Dutch government won’t bow to ‘scum’ rioters after third night of violent protests in response to a new coronavirus curfew, official says.

Coronavirus updates: As variants spread, countries pursue new round of travel restrictions

The United States, Britain and New Zealand are moving to impose stricter border measures as highly infectious coronavirus variants continue to spread.
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Coronavirus updates: As variants spread, countries pursue new round of travel restrictions

The United States, Britain and New Zealand are moving to impose stricter border measures as highly infectious coronavirus variants continue to spread.

Biden’s Commerce secretary pick pledges a tough line on China but doesn’t detail how she will deal with Huawei

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo also pledged to help the American economy recover from the pandemic, to expand broadband access to regions with patchy Internet connections and to promote manufacturing and clean-energy jobs.
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Biden’s Commerce secretary pick pledges a tough line on China but doesn’t detail how she will deal with Huawei

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo also pledged to help the American economy recover from the pandemic, to expand broadband access to regions with patchy Internet connections and to promote manufacturing and clean-energy jobs.

Tulsi Gabbard rips Brennan, Schiff and Big Tech for attacks on civil liberties, calls them MORE DANGEROUS than Capitol rioters

Former Democrat presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has urged party leaders to halt efforts by such people as ex-CIA director John Brennan to infringe civil liberties, calling them more dangerous than the US Capitol rioters. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Tulsi Gabbard rips Brennan, Schiff and Big Tech for attacks on civil liberties, calls them MORE DANGEROUS than Capitol rioters

Former Democrat presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard has urged party leaders to halt efforts by such people as ex-CIA director John Brennan to infringe civil liberties, calling them more dangerous than the US Capitol rioters. Read Full Article at RT.com

Putin submits bill to ratify 5-year extension of New START as last-minute deal with US is expected to rescue nuclear treaty

Following talks with Washington, Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent parliament a draft deal that would extend the New START arms reduction pact for five more years. The critical treaty is set to expire in just over a week. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Putin submits bill to ratify 5-year extension of New START as last-minute deal with US is expected to rescue nuclear treaty

Following talks with Washington, Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent parliament a draft deal that would extend the New START arms reduction pact for five more years. The critical treaty is set to expire in just over a week. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian upper house to vote for New START extension ratification on January 27 — lawmaker

Besides, Kosachev welcomed the fact that Moscow’s cooperation with the new US administration begins with extending this landmark Russian-US deal
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Russian upper house to vote for New START extension ratification on January 27 — lawmaker

Besides, Kosachev welcomed the fact that Moscow’s cooperation with the new US administration begins with extending this landmark Russian-US deal

Reuters says looking into request for comment on Rosneft story

On January 15, Reuters reported citing trading sources that Rosneft engaged in negotiations with several traders on joining the project in exchange for oil shipments, but the talks are obstructed by sanctions risks
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Reuters says looking into request for comment on Rosneft story

On January 15, Reuters reported citing trading sources that Rosneft engaged in negotiations with several traders on joining the project in exchange for oil shipments, but the talks are obstructed by sanctions risks

20 criminal cases opened in Russia following January 23 unauthorized rallies

Unauthorized rallies were held in many Russian cities on January 23, despite the interior ministry’s warnings about responsibility for taking part in them
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20 criminal cases opened in Russia following January 23 unauthorized rallies

Unauthorized rallies were held in many Russian cities on January 23, despite the interior ministry’s warnings about responsibility for taking part in them

US judge derails Biden’s vaunted 100-day deportation freeze after Texas sues

A federal judge, citing a lawsuit by the Texas Attorney General, has issued a two-week temporary restraining order shutting down US President Joe Biden’s effort to halt all illegal immigrant deportations for 100 days. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US judge derails Biden’s vaunted 100-day deportation freeze after Texas sues

A federal judge, citing a lawsuit by the Texas Attorney General, has issued a two-week temporary restraining order shutting down US President Joe Biden’s effort to halt all illegal immigrant deportations for 100 days. Read Full Article at RT.com

Biden to make ban on oil & gas drilling on federal property PERMANENT, media reports say

President Joe Biden will reportedly ban all new oil and gas drilling permits on federal land, as his volley of orders aimed at slowing climate change continues. But his efforts have already caused uproar even among his own voters. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Biden to make ban on oil & gas drilling on federal property PERMANENT, media reports say

President Joe Biden will reportedly ban all new oil and gas drilling permits on federal land, as his volley of orders aimed at slowing climate change continues. But his efforts have already caused uproar even among his own voters. Read Full Article at RT.com

Penn State dental school declares war on anti-LGBTQ bias with new fund

Penn Dental Medicine has received a hefty donation earmarked for identifying anti-LGBTQ+ bias among dental students and finding ways to banish it. Not included in the package was info on what gender has to do with teeth. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Penn State dental school declares war on anti-LGBTQ bias with new fund

Penn Dental Medicine has received a hefty donation earmarked for identifying anti-LGBTQ+ bias among dental students and finding ways to banish it. Not included in the package was info on what gender has to do with teeth. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia, US to exchange notes on extension of New START treaty, sources claim

Previously, the Kommersant newspaper reported that the sides will exchange notes on extension of the treaty for five years in the upcoming hours
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Russia, US to exchange notes on extension of New START treaty, sources claim

Previously, the Kommersant newspaper reported that the sides will exchange notes on extension of the treaty for five years in the upcoming hours

Political crisis in Moldova hampers Transnistrian settlement talks, says President Sandu

Sandu noted that a new fully-fledged government is needed to give a fresh impetus to the domestic process, including those concerning Transnistrian settlement, and such government can be formed only after early parliamentary elections
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Political crisis in Moldova hampers Transnistrian settlement talks, says President Sandu

Sandu noted that a new fully-fledged government is needed to give a fresh impetus to the domestic process, including those concerning Transnistrian settlement, and such government can be formed only after early parliamentary elections

Level of trust between Russia, the US on the rise — senator on New START extension

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden expressed their satisfaction with the exchange of diplomatic notes regarding the treaty extension
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Level of trust between Russia, the US on the rise — senator on New START extension

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden expressed their satisfaction with the exchange of diplomatic notes regarding the treaty extension

Billionaire brawl: Musk blasts Bezos’ Amazon over effort to ‘hamstring’ SpaceX Starlink satellite internet project

The world’s wealthiest men Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are embroiled in a battle in front of US regulators over rival satellite internet projects. On Tuesday SpaceX CEO Musk accused Bezos’ Amazon of trying to “hamstring” his system. Read Full Article at
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Billionaire brawl: Musk blasts Bezos’ Amazon over effort to ‘hamstring’ SpaceX Starlink satellite internet project

The world’s wealthiest men Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are embroiled in a battle in front of US regulators over rival satellite internet projects. On Tuesday SpaceX CEO Musk accused Bezos’ Amazon of trying to “hamstring” his system. Read Full Article at RT.com

Kraft service: Patriots owner gets happy ending in massage parlor sting case as judge orders video evidence be destroyed

Robert Kraft, owner of the NFL's New England Patriots, won't be the star of the internet's latest sex tape after a judge ordered that video evidence against him allegedly engaging in illicit acts in a massage parlor be destroyed. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Kraft service: Patriots owner gets happy ending in massage parlor sting case as judge orders video evidence be destroyed

Robert Kraft, owner of the NFL's New England Patriots, won't be the star of the internet's latest sex tape after a judge ordered that video evidence against him allegedly engaging in illicit acts in a massage parlor be destroyed. Read Full Article at RT.com

Putin tells Biden in first phone talks that normalization of Russian-US relations would benefit everyone

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden held their first phone call on Tuesday, discussing options to prolong the New START treaty, cooperation in battling Covid-19, and the normalization of bilateral relations Read Full Article at RT.com
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Putin tells Biden in first phone talks that normalization of Russian-US relations would benefit everyone

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden held their first phone call on Tuesday, discussing options to prolong the New START treaty, cooperation in battling Covid-19, and the normalization of bilateral relations Read Full Article at RT.com

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