Coronavirus: Hong Kong confirms record 56,827 cases as ‘500 sample collection centres, family bookings planned’ for mass testing drive | South China Morning Post

Sources say timing and details of a possible lockdown yet to be fixed.

Source: Coronavirus: Hong Kong confirms record 56,827 cases as ‘500 sample collection centres, family bookings planned’ for mass testing drive | South China Morning Post

Guy Reffitt’s Son Testifies Against Him in Jan. 6 Trial – The New York Times

Testifying for more than three hours, Jackson Reffitt, now 19, told the jury how his father had become more distant and severe in his beliefs in 2016, the same year Donald J. Trump was elected president. Father and son, he said, did not see eye-to-eye on politics.

“I was moderately left and my father was moderately right,” the younger Mr. Reffitt said, adding that during that election year, “we both went further in our own direction.”

Jackson Reffitt also said his father was a member of the Texas Three Percenters, a state militia group closely linked to the gun rights movement. Guy Reffitt flew a flag outside the family’s home in Wylie, Texas, emblazoned with a Three Percenters’ logo. His son told the jury that he often went about his business with a .40-caliber pistol on his hip.

Things became more tense between the father and son in December 2020, Jackson Reffitt said, as Mr. Trump was undertaking multiple, overlapping schemes to reverse his election defeat. Much of the conflict played out on a family group chat, several messages of which were shown to the jury Thursday.

 

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María del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, 18th Duchess of Alba
María del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, 18th Duchess of Alba

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Meet the Duchess of Alba who passed away a few years ago. You know how it goes when you’re doing researching for something you’re writing. Google one thing, and end up in a totally different place. In my case, since my novel-in-progress is called “Flamenco &…

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‘Stop bullying kids’: Students, parents respond to Gov. DeSantis telling students to take off their masks | WFLA

TAMPA (WFLA) – In a video that has been viewed millions of times, Gov. Ron DeSantis asked a group of Hillsborough County High School students to remove their masks during his press conference at USF Wednesday morning on new state funding for cybersecurity education.  “I would tell (the governor) to stop bullying kids,” Kevin Brown […]

Source: ‘Stop bullying kids’: Students, parents respond to Gov. DeSantis telling students to take off their masks | WFLA

Lauren Boebert votes against bill for veterans dying from burn pits after ‘disrespectful’ SOTU heckling | The Independent

Rep Lauren Boebert voted against a bill to support US veterans sick and dying from toxic exposure to burn pits – just days after she heckled President Joe Biden as he spoke about the topic in his State of the Union address.

The Republican congresswoman cast her vote on Thursday morning against passing the Honoring Our PACT Act, saying no to providing around 3.5 million veterans with access to healthcare and disability benefits after they served their country overseas.

This comes less than 48 hours after she sparked outrage among veterans, advocates and Democrat lawmakers for heckling President Joe Biden as he spoke about veterans suffering from exposure to burn pits in the SOTU on Tuesday night.

Source: Lauren Boebert votes against bill for veterans dying from burn pits after ‘disrespectful’ SOTU heckling | The Independent