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President-elect Joe Biden on Monday declared he was unafraid to take the oath of office outside as the National Guard announced it would deploy 10,000 troops to Washington, D.C. for his inauguration in the wake of the Capitol siege. “I’m not afraid of taking the oath outside,” Biden told reporters in Delaware after receiving his... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Big Brave baby.
The US State Department on Monday imposed new sanctions on Cuba by re-designating the island nation a “sponsor of state terrorism.” The state department accuses the socialist country of failing to uphold anti-terror promises it made when former President Barack Obama lifted the designation in 2015. “The Trump Administration has been focused from the start... New York Post
After the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, law enforcement authorities and elected officials are bracing for more violence before Inauguration Day.
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Citing the potential for further violence after the assault on the U.S. Capitol, Facebook on Monday cracked down on all "Stop the steal" content.
VOA VIEW: The beginning of the end for the big Tech companies.
Shares of social media and other tech companies slid Monday, hit by fallout from the siege on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. Twitter's stock ended the day down 6.4% after the company on Friday permanently shut down Trump's account, @realDonaldTrump, which had 89 million followers. The ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: They will drop more.
The State Department is investigating what appears to be a “prank” after its website suggested President Donald Trump’s term would end Monday evening. The change to the department’s bio page for Trump - which displayed the text “Donald J. Trump’s term ended on 2021-01-11 19:49:00” - created an internet frenzy ... Washington Times
An internal FBI memo is warning that armed protests are planned for all 50 state Capitols in the days just before President-elect Joseph R. Biden’s inauguration, according to multiple reports Monday. The FBI has also received information of an unidentified group calling for “storming” state, local and federal government buildings ... Washington Times
The coronavirus strain from the U.K. is now in at least nine U.S. states. Given its ability to spread, scientists expect that number to rise soon. LA Times
U.S. Rep. Barry Moore’s personal Twitter account was suspended - leading him to delete the account - following tweets he made in the wake of the riot at the U.S. Capitol. It was not immediately clear what led to the suspension, but the congressman for Alabama's 2nd ... Washington Times
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The full extent of the assault on the U.S. Capitol is coming into sharper focus, with scenes of violence so vast they are difficult to grasp ABC
VOA VIEW: Dems seem to be a major problem.
Though stripped of his Twitter megaphone, President Donald Trump does have alternative options of much smaller reach ABC
A rare heavy snow hit the South overnight leaving winter storm warnings stretching from Texas to Alabama. ABC
Israel has advanced plans to build 800 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a move that could strain ties with the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden ABC
VOA VIEW: Tough for Biden.
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At least 50 countries have committed to protect 30% of the planet, including land and sea, over the decade in efforts to halt species extinction and address climate change issues ABC
A growing number of Wall Street banks and businesses have cut off ties with President Donald Trump’s campaign and financial arms, as well as the broader Republican Party, following last week’s riots and insurrection at the United States Capitol ABC
VOA VIEW: Expected from the liberal media.
Trump has been advised he could face civil liability connected to the rioters that stormed Congress, sources familiar with conversations told ABC News. ABC
VOA VIEW: No president has ever faced civil liabilities for their actions.
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Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman says the German leader considers the U_S_ President Donald Trump’s eviction from Twitter by the company “problematic." ABC
VOA VIEW: A major problem.
Supreme Court rejects efforts by Trump and his allies to get the court to quickly consider challenges to Biden's victory in the November election. CNBC
Facebook, Google and Microsoft will pause contributions from their PACs in the wake of the invasion of the Capitol last week. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Big deal, they will not hurt Republicans.
House Democrats are formally unveiling their resolution to impeach President Donald Trump on Monday, charging him with "incitement of insurrection" for his role in last week's riots at the US Capitol. CNN
A viral tweet claims that impeaching President Donald Trump for a second time would mean he would lose the ability to run for president in 2024. CNN
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Parler, the alternative social media platform favored by conservatives, sued Amazon on Monday in response to being deplatformed, alleging an antitrust violation, breach of contract and interference with the company's business relationships with users. CNN
VOA VIEW: The tech companies made a major mistake.
On Sunday night, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Vice President Mike Pence to immediately invoke the 25th Amendment -- removing Trump from office in the wake of the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of the President last Wednesday. CNN
VOA VIEW: As he shouldn't.
The Department of Defense and Commerce will seek public input on development of 5G communication networks, they announced on Monday. UPI
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The U.S. Space Force was designated the 18th member of the U.S. Intelligence Community in a ceremony featuring John Ratcliffe, National Intelligence director. UPI
China accused the United States of violating the "one-China principle." UPI
VOA VIEW: Bad news for China.
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