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Here’s how Democrats want to tax billionaires’ capital gains
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Here’s how Democrats want to tax billionaires’ capital gains

Racing to find alternate ways to pay for their massive budget reconciliation package, congressional Democrats are now targeting the wealth of the very richest Americans. The proposal would tax billionaires on the gain in value of certain assets every year, instead of only at the time of sale, as is currently done. Details remain scarce,…MORE

John Wayne Gacy victim identified through DNA from tooth
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John Wayne Gacy victim identified through DNA from tooth

Francis Wayne Alexander’s remains were found more than 40 years ago in the crawl space of infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s home. For decades their identity was a mystery, but through the work of a non-profit group called the DNA Doe Project (DDP) and police in the Chicago area, genetic genealogy helped solve the…MORE

Capitol Police division protecting congressional leadership was unprepared for January 6, department watchdog says
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Capitol Police division protecting congressional leadership was unprepared for January 6, department watchdog says

The US Capitol Police division tasked with protecting congressional leaders was understaffed, didn’t have the right kind of equipment and lacked a comprehensive plan during the Capitol riot on January 6, a new department watchdog report says. In an October report reviewed by CNN, Inspector General Michael Bolton circulated his office’s findings that concluded the…MORE

State Department will form new cyber bureau
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State Department will form new cyber bureau

The Biden administration is launching a new bureau for cyberspace and digital policy at the State Department as part of an effort to strengthen diplomats’ cyber expertise, Secretary of State Tony Blinken announced in an email to the department’s workforce on Monday. “This structure will provide us with greater leadership and accountability to drive the…MORE

Anti-Defamation League CEO on Facebook: Never has a single company been responsible for so much misfortune

Anti-Defamation League CEO on Facebook: Never has a single company been responsible for so much misfortune

Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, blasted Facebook on Monday following the publication of a series of articles revealing the company’s struggles to stop hate speech, human trafficking and coordinated groups that sowed discord ahead of the January 6 insurrection. “The kind of monopolistic indifference the company has demonstrated in dealing with hate…MORE

Police say there are multiple reports of injuries after reports of shots fired at mall in Boise
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Police say there are multiple reports of injuries after reports of shots fired at mall in Boise

Six people, including a police officer, were injured Monday when shots were reportedly fired at an Idaho mall, according to tweets from the Boise Police Department. Police say one person is in custody and they have “no further information indicating additional threats at this time.” Video streamed by a reporter from CNN affiliate KBOI showed…MORE

Trump endorsed Herschel Walker, Max Miller and Sean Parnell. They’re now facing scrutiny over their pasts
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Trump endorsed Herschel Walker, Max Miller and Sean Parnell. They’re now facing scrutiny over their pasts

Donald Trump is throwing his support behind a trio of candidates whose troubled pasts have come under scrutiny, as he continues to influence the standards of the GOP from his post-presidency perch. In Georgia, Trump has wholeheartedly endorsed former football star Herschel Walker for Senate, even though he’s faced allegations of threatening multiple women over…MORE

10,000 trees, including giant sequoias, are a hazard and must be removed in California, park officials say
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10,000 trees, including giant sequoias, are a hazard and must be removed in California, park officials say

As fire crews work to contain the KNP Complex Fire that has destroyed many of California’s iconic sequoia trees, it has been determined that 10,000 trees are a hazard and need to be removed. The wildfire that was sparked by lightning has been burning since early September and is only 63% contained, according to the…MORE

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