All News Articles for 2021-01-04

Monday, January 4, 2021
President-elect Joe Biden (C), along with Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate Jon Ossoff (L) and Rev. Raphael Warnock (R), greet supporters during a campaign rally the day before their runoff elections in the parking lot of Centerparc Stadium in Atlanta on January 4, 2021. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 'The Power Is Literally in Your Hands': Biden Ties Georgia Runoff Races to $2,000 Relief Checks
"If you send Jon and the reverend to Washington, those $2,000 checks will go out the door, restoring hope and decency and honor for so many people who are struggling right now."
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Gray wolves were delisted from the Endangered Species Act on January 4, 2021. (Photo: Chad Horwedel/Flickr/cc) Despite 'Meager Numbers,' Trump Administration Removes Gray Wolves From Endangered Species List
"The delisting of gray wolves is the latest causality of the Trump administration's willful ignorance of the biodiversity crisis and scientific facts."
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Public health workers, doctors, and nurses protest over lack of sick pay and personal protective equipment outside a hospital in the Bronx on April 17, 2020. 'Good': Billionaire-Backed Effort to Upend US Healthcare System Collapses After Just 3 Years
"For-profit corporations ruined our healthcare system. They're not going to be the ones to fix it."
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A woman signs an 'eviction notice' for President Donald Trump hanging on the security fence that surrounds the White House November 8, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Federal Judge Rejects Attempt by Wisconsin Trump Allies to Overturn Biden Win
Their argument, said the judge, "lies somewhere between a willful misreading of the Constitution and fantasy."
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Proud Boys members faced off against counterprotesters during a December 12, 2020 rally in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Tasos Katopidis/Getty Images) Proud Boys Sued by Historic Black Church After Leader Admits to Burning Black Lives Matter Sign During DC Rally
Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine said the December 12 "hate crime" was meant to "terrorize Black people."
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Far-right extremists, including members of neo-fascist hate group The Proud Boys, attend a rally in Washington, D.C. on December 12, 2020 to protest the outcome of the U.S. presidential election in which President Donald Trump was soundly defeated by President-elect Joe Biden. (Photo: Evelyn Hockstein/The Washington Post via Getty Images) 'Violence Is Being Incited': DC Braces for Trump-Endorsed Anti-Democracy Rally on Wednesday
As the nation's capitol prepares for what Mayor Muriel Bowser called "a serious threat to our democracy," Police Chief Robert Contee said "bringing firearms into our city... will not be tolerated."
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks at a press conference in Mexico City on Dec. 8, 2020. ( Mexico's Lopez Obrador Wants to Give Asylum to Julian Assange
"Assange is a journalist and deserves a chance," the Mexican president said Monday.
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Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff, talks with reporters in the Capitol on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. 'Trump Has Not Acted Alone': House Dem Demands Criminal Probe Into President—and GOP Enablers
Congressman Don Beyer of Virginia argued audio of Trump's call with Georgia's secretary of state "makes Nixon's 'smoking gun' tape sound tame."
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Chicago Teachers Union leadership list their demands and leave a box of coal outside the entrance of City Hall following a car caravan where teachers and supporters demanded a safe and equitable return to in-person learning during the Covid-19 pandemic on December 12, 2020. Select public school teachers are expected to return to classrooms on January 4, 2021. (Photo: Max Herman/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Chicago Teachers Union Members Take Stand Against Unsafe School Conditions
"We're afraid for our lives. We don't want to lose our jobs. The fear of losing our jobs is real," said one teacher. "But the fear of this virus is greater than that fear."
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Protesters rally at an annual Google shareholder meeting at the company's Mountain View, California headquarters on May 14, 2014. (Photo: John Green/MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images) Google Workers Form Union to 'Promote Solidarity, Democracy, and Social and Economic Justice'
The tech titan "has a responsibility to its thousands of workers and billions of users to make the world a better place," two of the union's leaders wrote. "We can help build that world."
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The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, one of the world's largest battleships, will remain in the Persian Gulf, the Pentagon announced on Sunday, January 3, 2021. (Photo: Photo 12/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) 'His Biggest—And Likely Most Disastrous—Stunt Yet'? Experts Warn a Desperate Trump May Attack Iran
"It may be the case that his most erratic, most reckless lashing out is yet to come."
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Threat to Journalism Remains, Warn Critics, After Assange Extradition Rejected Solely Due to Brutal US Prison System
"That a British court has ruled that the U.S. prison system is too barbaric to guarantee the safety of Assange tells its own story. But this is about something much bigger than Assange: it's about journalism, the free press, and... the ability to expose atrocities committed by the world's last...
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"The decision was based on the U.S. prison system being so awful and repressive that Assange would be at significant suicide risk," noted Trevor Timm, executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation 'A Huge Relief': British Judge Rejects Trump Administration Attempt to Extradite Julian Assange
"Let this be the end of it," said whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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A participant seen holding a sign at a protest in Manhattan on November 19, 2020. 'Open-and-Shut Federal (and State) Crime': Members of Congress Demand Prosecution of Trump for Election Tampering
"We must hold him fully accountable, even after he leaves office. There must be justice."
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