US Senate votes to acquit Trump of ‘incitement of insurrection’

“There is no question that president Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day,” said McConnell, who along with the rest of the Congress and former vice president Mike Pence fled the mob that descended on the Capitol on January 6.
“The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president,” McConnell said in a speech on the Senate floor.

Donald Trump was acquitted Saturday on charges of inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol, after a majority of Senate Republicans closed ranks and refused to punish the former president in his historic second impeachment trial.

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Louisiana GOP votes to censure Cassidy over impeachment vote

“There is no question that president Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day,” said McConnell, who along with the rest of the Congress and former vice president Mike Pence fled the mob that descended on the Capitol on January 6.
“The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president,” McConnell said in a speech on the Senate floor.

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The executive committee of the Republican Party of Louisiana voted on Saturday to censure Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) over his vote to convict former President Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 riots…

North Carolina GOP condemn Burr for impeachment vote against Trump

“There is no question that president Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day,” said McConnell, who along with the rest of the Congress and former vice president Mike Pence fled the mob that descended on the Capitol on January 6.
“The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president,” McConnell said in a speech on the Senate floor.

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The North Carolina Republican Party condemned Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) on Saturday for his vote to convict former President Trump during the Senate impeachment trial. …

Impeachment: McConnell says Trump ‘morally responsible’ for Capitol riot – The Jerusalem Post

“There is no question that president Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day,” said McConnell, who along with the rest of the Congress and former vice president Mike Pence fled the mob that descended on the Capitol on January 6.
“The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their president,” McConnell said in a speech on the Senate floor.

Source: Impeachment: McConnell says Trump ‘morally responsible’ for Capitol riot – The Jerusalem Post

Kohima: Britain’s ‘forgotten’ battle that changed the course of WWII – BBC News

Robin Rowland (seated, centre) with members of the Punjab regiment, pictured in Bangkok in 1945

Capt Rowland, now 99, vividly remembers approaching the town, following a trail of devastation to the front line.

“We saw abandoned trenches and destroyed villages, and as we moved forward the smell of death was everywhere,” he said.

The young captain was a member of the Punjab regiment of the British Indian army, on his way to help relieve 1,500 of his fellow soldiers who had spent weeks resisting 10 times their number in Japanese forces.

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Today, only a dozen or so Naga veterans of the battle of Kohima are still alive. Sosangtemba Ao, 98, is one of them.

Source: Kohima: Britain’s ‘forgotten’ battle that changed the course of WWII – BBC News

Biden press aide TJ Ducklo resigns over ‘abhorrent’ remarks to female journalist

good move before being fired

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In first departure from Biden administration, Ducklo says he has ‘embarrassed and disappointed’ colleagues

White House deputy press secretary TJ Ducklo has resigned, the day after he was suspended for issuing a sexist and profane threat to a journalist inquiring about his relationship with another reporter.

In a statement on Saturday, Ducklo said he was “devastated to have embarrassed and disappointed my White House colleagues and President Biden”.

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New immune drug may be Covid-19 cure as 90 per cent of treated patients fully recover – CityAM : CityAM

Professor Dror Mevorach, head of CRIM and chair of Israel’s Clinical Teaching Committee, has reportedly been given the green light to commence with a third trial, during which over 100 patients will be given Allocetra.

Mevorach explained in the Times of Israel that the drug “is useful for serious and critical Covid-19 patients because it can prevent the need to ventilate them, and that’s the major goal.”

“Because the moment you go into ventilation, the entire situation changes, complications rise, and it’s more difficult to treat.”

One of the treated patients, Yair Tayeb, said on Channel 13 that his condition improved significantly within hours after being administered the medication.

Source: New immune drug may be Covid-19 cure as 90 per cent of treated patients fully recover – CityAM : CityAM