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Olympic gold medalist was part of crowd that invaded Capitol

Karen Crouse and Victor Mather, New York Times Service January 12, 2021 | 3:13 PM Klete Keller, a champion swimmer who won two Olympic gold medals as a relay teammate of Michael Phelps, was identified by former teammates and coaches as a...

Justice Department pursues at least 150 suspects in Capitol riot

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and the FBI have embarked on a nationwide manhunt to track down scores of people who attacked the Capitol last week, according to law enforcement officials, as they grapple with the fallout from the...

Manchin says pursuit of Trump’s riot role is preferable to impeachment trial

Hailey Fuchs, New York Times Service January 10, 2021 | 1:39 PM Sen. Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., said Sunday that those who incited the Capitol riot, including President Donald Trump, should “absolutely” be investigated by prosecutors and that a “judicial path” would...

Amazon, Apple and Google cut off Parler, an app that drew Trump supporters

Parler, a social network that pitches itself as a “free speech” alternative to Twitter and Facebook, is suffering from whiplash. Over the past several months, Parler has become one of the fastest-growing apps in the United States. Millions of President...

Georgia officials reveal third Trump call seeking to influence election results

Richard Fausset, New York Times Service January 10, 2021 | 8:24 AM ATLANTA — More than a week before President Donald Trump called Georgia’s secretary of state, pressuring him to “find” votes to help overturn his electoral loss, the president made another...

The race to lead Boston is suddenly wide open

BOSTON — Sometimes the guard changes slowly. Sometimes it changes overnight. That is what is happening in the city of Boston, which has been led by white men since its incorporation in 1822. With the nomination of Mayor Martin Walsh...

Man with assault rifle charged with threatening Pelosi, officials say

Michael Levenson, New York Times Service January 10, 2021 | 7:57 AM A man who had an assault rifle was charged with threatening Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, after he traveled to Washington for the pro-Trump rally Wednesday and sent a text...

Parler pitched itself as Twitter without rules. Apple and Google said not anymore.

Jack Nicas, New York Times Service January 9, 2021 | 1:16 PM Parler is one of the hottest apps in the world, a social network that has attracted millions of conservatives over the past year with its hands-off approach to policing users’...

She said a Black teen stole her phone. Now she faces a robbery charge.

For Miya Ponsetto, a nationally televised interview was an opportunity to apologize, her lawyer said, for falsely accusing a Black teenager of stealing her cellphone — and then tackling him — in the lobby of a Manhattan hotel. Instead, Ponsetto,...

Nicki Minaj pays Tracy Chapman $450,000 in copyright dispute

Ben Sisario, New York Times Service January 9, 2021 | 8:41 AM For months, the entertainment industry’s legal calendar had an intriguing item on the horizon: a copyright trial pitting Tracy Chapman, the revered and reclusive singer-songwriter, against the firebrand rapper Nicki...

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