NYT: Trump plotted to pick loyalist as acting AG to overturn election

Justice Department lawyer Jeffrey Clark nearly convinced then-President Donald Trump to remove then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and use the Department of Justice to undo Georgia’s election results, The New York Times reported on January 22. CNN’s Jessica Schneider reports.

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Singapore’s contact tracing technology sparks privacy concerns

Singapore’s digital contact tracing program has raised concerns after the government admitted that data collected by it can be handed to police for criminal investigations. This is in contrast with previous assurances that the widely used, and in some places mandatory, technology would only be used to track Covid-19 infections….

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What life is like in Wuhan 1 year after the lockdown

One year after China imposed a harsh lockdown in Wuhan, CNN returns to the original epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. The city of 11 million has emerged from a crippling lockdown attempting to portray a renewed, vibrant image, but there are deep wounds yet to heal. CNN’s David Culver reports.

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Will Biden be regularly accessible to the press?

Now that the Biden White House has restored weekday press briefings, what about access to the president? Zeke Miller, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, says press conferences will be a crucial way to “hear directly from the president and challenge the president on his thinking.” He also urges…

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Acosta and Stelter on Trump’s ‘temporary’ silence

Brian Stelter says the world sounds a little quieter now that Donald Trump has been banned from Twitter. But Jim Acosta predicts that Trump will find new ways to be heard and says the “disinformation industrial complex” is still very loud on social media. He likens pro-Trump media’s lies to…

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Stevens: ‘Rupert Murdoch is the most dangerous immigrant in America’

For all of the right-wing media’s talk about the dangers posed by immigrants, “I think Rupert Murdoch is the most dangerous immigrant in America,” longtime Republican strategist Stuart Stevens says. “He’s a classic example of somebody who never assimilated American values. If he understands America, he profits off the appeal…

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Biden’s HHS secretary pick defends vaccine plan as ‘ambitious’

Health and Human Services Secretary-designate Xavier Becerra tells CNN’s Dana Bash that President Biden’s plan for 100 million vaccinations in 100 days is “bold,” even though the US was nearly on pace to reach that target when he took office.

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Kremlin critic’s investigation into Putin is going viral in Russia

Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny and his Anti-Corruption Foundation released an investigation into Russian President Vladimir Putin’s wealth, offering Russians a look into what they allege is “Putin’s palace” on the Black Sea that they estimate to be worth around $1.4 billion. CNN is not independently able to verify the FBK’s…

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Rioter charged with threatening to ‘assassinate’ Ocasio-Cortez, officer

The Justice Department revealed new charges against a Texas man who allegedly participated in the Capitol attack and posted online death threats against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and a US Capitol Police officer. CNN’s Jessica Schneider has the details.

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