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Vox: The fatal beating of Tyre Nichols, explained

Nicole Narea, Sean Collins, and Ellen Ioanes reporting for Vox: As Lauren Bonds, the executive director of the National Police Accountability Project, told Vox in an interview Friday, “so many of the high-profile police killings that we’ve seen in recent years have started out as a traffic stop — started out as an expired tag, […]

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Brutal.

The City of Memphis, Tennessee has released four videos on Vimeo depicting the police stop and beating of Tyre Nichols: Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Video 4 These videos are absolutely fucking brutal. Heartbreaking.

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Republicans Want to Force AT&T to Carry Trumpy Propaganda Network

Nikki McCann Ramirez writing at Rolling Stone: The party of free-market capitalism has responded to DirecTV booting Newsmax by arguing that the network should carry the Trump-loving propaganda network, financial considerations be damned. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) told Newsmax, which is still available for free on their website, that the “censorship” of conservative voices has […]

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U.S. Insurrection +2 years

  On this day in 2020, the U.S. Capitol was attacked by Trump-supporting domestic terrorists*. Full stop.   Peter Wehner writing at The Atlantic: Two years ago today, a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol to stop the certification of the 2020 presidential election. Seven people died as a result of that attempt. More than […]

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Elon Musk is Thirsty

Charlie Warzel writing at The Atlantic: Beyond its stark cruelty, this tweet is incredibly thirsty. As right-wing troll memes go, it is Dad-level, 4chan–Clark Griswold stuff, which is to say it’s desperate engagement bait in the hopes of attracting kudos from the only influencers who give Musk the time of day anymore: right-wing shock jocks. […]

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Some States Could Tax Recipients of Student Loan Relief

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel reporting for the Washington Post: People in line to benefit from President Biden’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in student loans could be taxed on the one-time relief depending on where they live. Mississippi, North Carolina and Indiana plan to levy state taxes on federal student loan forgiveness, while decisions in Wisconsin, […]

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CAUGHT: Marsha Blackburn nailed by Federal Election Commission for illegal donation

The ‘G’ in GOP often stands for Grift, and Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) knows it all too well. Blackburn has spent 30 years in government. She just got caught taking from Tennessee families while enriching her own. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been funneled, from both Blackburn’s Congressional and Senate campaigns, into the accounts […]

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Tennessee #1 for new COVID-19 cases by population, CDC says

Josh Breslow, writing at WKRN.com: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Tennessee has the highest number of new COVID-19 cases by population of any state in the U.S., according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC’s coronavirus website shows Tennessee with a high level of transmission of the virus, and a seven-day […]

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Tennessee underreported COVID-19 hospitalizations

Brett Kelman writing for The Tennessean: The coronavirus hospitalized about 5,100 more Tennesseans than previously reported over the past 14 months — an increase of more than 20% over prior totals — according to newly backfilled data from the state department of health. Hospitalizations were underreported by anywhere from one patient to dozens on nearly […]

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The GOP pushed Benghazi probes for years. It’s already done with Jan. 6.

Aaron Blake at The Washington Post: Republicans spent years pushing for investigation after investigation of the tragedy in Benghazi, Libya. But when it comes to the Jan. 6 insurrection, they’re already very much over it. A new poll from Quinnipiac University is the latest to show Republicans don’t really want any type of investigation of […]

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