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Officer at Capitol riot responds to questions of credibility: ‘I can’t put a Band-Aid on my emotions’

Officer at Capitol riot responds to questions of credibility: ‘I can’t put a Band-Aid on my emotions’

A US Capitol Police officer who was the target of racist slurs during the January 6 insurrection rebuked questions about his credibility from conservative critics Wednesday evening, stating, “I can’t put a Band-Aid on my emotions.” Harry Dunn — one of the four officers who testified Tuesday before the House select committee investigating the riot…MORE

Pioneering TV pitchman Ron Popeil dies at age 86
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Pioneering TV pitchman Ron Popeil dies at age 86

Infomercial king Ron Popeil died “suddenly and peacefully” Wednesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a statement provided to CNN by Popeil representative Eric Ortner. He was 86. Popeil started his sales career in Chicago-area flea markets at the age of 16, according to his official biography. In 1959 he appeared…MORE

Pioneering TV pitchman Ron Popeil dies at age 86
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Pioneering TV pitchman Ron Popeil dies at age 86

Infomercial king Ron Popeil died “suddenly and peacefully” Wednesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a statement provided to CNN by Popeil representative Eric Ortner. He was 86. Popeil started his sales career in Chicago-area flea markets at the age of 16, according to his official biography. In 1959 he appeared…MORE

Arkansas Children’s hospitals report record high number of children hospitalized with Covid-19
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Arkansas Children’s hospitals report record high number of children hospitalized with Covid-19

Arkansas Children’s hospitals report a record number of children are hospitalized with Covid-19 as the illness continues to prey upon the state’s unvaccinated population. The hospitals, located in Little Rock and Springdale, said 24 pediatric patients were hospitalized with Covid-19 on Wednesday, a 50% increase over any previous peak during the pandemic. Of the 24…MORE

Kinzinger says ‘a lot’ of Republicans have privately conveyed support for his January 6 stance
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Kinzinger says ‘a lot’ of Republicans have privately conveyed support for his January 6 stance

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of just two Republicans on the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, said Wednesday that “a lot” of GOP lawmakers have privately conveyed support to him, as he stressed that “nobody actually believes” the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. “There’s a lot of people, you know.…MORE

Here are the 17 Republican senators who voted to advance the $1 trillion infrastructure bill
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Here are the 17 Republican senators who voted to advance the $1 trillion infrastructure bill

When the Senate voted Wednesday to open debate on a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure package, more than a dozen Republicans sided with Democrats to advance the legislation. The proposal, which came after weeks of negotiations between a bipartisan group of lawmakers and the White House, includes $73 billion to rebuild the electric grid, $66 billion…MORE

Robinhood raises less than it had hoped in IPO
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Robinhood raises less than it had hoped in IPO

Robinhood’s highly-anticipated debut on Wall Street is getting off to a rough start. The fast-growing trading company failed to raise as much money as it had hoped. Robinhood’s initial public offering priced at $38 a share, the low end of the expected range. That suggests demand for the controversial company may have been softer than…MORE

Subpoena fight looms over Trump as House committee plots extensive January 6 probe
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Subpoena fight looms over Trump as House committee plots extensive January 6 probe

Investigators on the House’s January 6 select committee, vowing a deep dive into the attack on the US Capitol, may soon be confronted with a grim reality: A battle over subpoena requests and the prospect they could end up in protracted legal fights. Both Democrats and Republicans on the select committee say they want to…MORE

Blinken meets with WHO director to reaffirm US support for second probe into Covid outbreak
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Blinken meets with WHO director to reaffirm US support for second probe into Covid outbreak

Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with the director-general of the World Health Organization Wednesday and underscored US support for further WHO studies into the origins of Covid-19, including research in China, the State Department said. Blinken and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus met in Kuwait almost a week after China announced that it would not…MORE

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