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Rep. Norton: Razor Wire Fencing Around Capitol
Makes It Look Like A 'Concentration Camp'

(JTN) — Democratic Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, a non-voting member of the House representing the District of Columbia, is calling for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to take down the razor wire fencing surrounding the U.S. Capitol, comparing it to a "concentration camp."

U.S. Capitol Police requested that congressional leaders allow them to keep the fencing in place until September. Norton, a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has proposed a bill that would prevent the fencing from becoming permanent.

"There are fewer and fewer credible threats," Norton told Just the News during an interview. "Keeping it up until September shows that the Capitol Police, who could have prevented much that happened on January the 6th simply by calling in reinforcements from the dozen or so police forces, are now doubling down. The mob that came was summoned virtually by the president. He's gone. They have now seen that even if a fence isn't up, that the police forces know what to do.
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FAA To Order Boeing 777 Inspections After Engine Disintegrated Over Denver In Harrowing Flight

(JTN) — The Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday prepared to order the emergency inspection of some Boeing 777 airplanes after a harrowing episode this weekend in which an engine exploded over Denver, forcing a jetliner to make an emergency landing and sending debris falling to earth.

The FAA said its Emergency Airworthiness Directive will require the "immediate or stepped-up inspections" of Boeing 777 jets equipped with certain Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines.

"This will likely mean that some airplanes will be removed from service," FAA Administrator Steve Dickson announced on Twitter.

The order follows an episode Saturday afternoon in which an engine aboard a United Airlines Boeing 777 exploded after taking off from Denver International Airport, scattering debris across northern Colorado before make a safe emergency landing.
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 Hollywood Celebrities Celebrate Rush Limbaugh Death: ‘Cancer Killed The Cancer’

(Breitbart) — Left-wing Hollywood celebrities wasted little time in popping the champagne following news of Rush Limbaugh’s death. As Breitbart News reported, the 70-year-old conservative radio legend died Wednesday morning following a battle with advanced lung cancer, his wife, Kathryn Limbaugh, announced at the beginning of Wednesday’s radio program.

Ignoring any sense of taste or decorum, the stars piled on with nasty insults, including actress Amber Tamblyn, who wished Rush Limbaugh to “RIP” – “Rot In Purgatory,” and her husband, actor David Cross, who declared that “cancer killed the cancer.”

Other Hollywood elies who celebrated Limbaugh’s death include John Cusack, Marc Maron, Larry Charles, and Star Trek veteran George Takei.

David Cross and Amber Tamblyn led the Hollywood hate parade with matching his-and-her insults aimed at the late radio host.

John Cusack tweeted besides Rupert Murdoch, “there has been no more destructive a practitioner of the big lie for profit in U.S. history.”
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 Cancel Culture Takes Aim At 'The Muppets'
As Disney Brands It Offensive

(Fox Business) — Before playing the music and lighting the lights, fans who choose to binge "The Muppet Show" on Disney+ will be shown an "offensive content" warning ahead of select episodes. The classic series, which first aired in 1976, was released on the streaming service on Friday.

“This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together,” the disclaimer states. "Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe."

Variety reported the disclaimer has been added to a total of 18 episodes throughout the show’s five seasons, .... The disclaimer appears at the beginning of these episodes for 12 seconds.

The label has been added to each video for a different reason. For example, during Cash's epsiode, the legendary music star sings in front of a Confederate flag.
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 Sen. Manchin Opposes Neera Tanden
As Biden's Budget Chief, Imperiling Nomination

WASHINGTON (NBC) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Friday he will oppose Neera Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget, imperiling the prospects of a high-profile nominee of President Joe Biden.

"I have carefully reviewed Neera Tanden's public statements and tweets that were personally directed towards my colleagues on both sides of the aisle from Senator Sanders to Senator McConnell and others," Manchin said in a statement.

"I believe her overtly partisan statements will have a toxic and detrimental impact on the important working relationship between members of Congress and the next director of the Office of Management and Budget," he said. For this reason, I cannot support her nomination."

If confirmed, Tanden would be the first nonwhite woman to run the federal budget office.
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 Iconic American Gun Maker Colt Sold To Czech Firm

(NY Post) — A Czech firearms company has reached a deal to buy Colt, the iconic American gunmaker that helped popularize the revolver.

Ceská zbrojovka Group said it will acquire all of Colt's business for $220 million and about 1.1 million new shares of the Czech firm's stock.

The deal announced Thursday will help Ceská zbrojovka, also known as CZG, expand its global customer base as well as its production capacity in the U.S. and Canada, the company says.

"The acquisition of Colt, an iconic brand and a benchmark for the military, law enforcement and commercial markets globally, fits perfectly in our strategy to become the leader in the firearms manufacturing industry and a key partner for the armed forces," CZG president and chairman Lubomír Kovarík said in a statement.
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 The $50M Florida House
Rush Limbaugh Left Behind For His Wife

(Fox Business) — After a yearlong battle with lung cancer, Rush Limbaugh died Wednesday morning at the age of 70.

Throughout his career, the conservative radio talk show mogul was making an estimated $33 million a year. It is believed he amassed a net worth of over $600 million at the time of his death.

Limbaugh left Florida and headed to New York City in 1988 in order to concentrate on building his career. However, the media icon left the Big Apple for good by 2010 and returned to the Sunshine State after the city enacted a tax hike.

While living in Manhattan, Limbaugh resided in a Fifth Avenue condo with 10 rooms and a view of Central Park. He later unloaded the home for $11.5 million.

When he returned to Florida permanently, he also relocated his business and began broadcasting his radio show a mile from his Palm Beach oasis.
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FAA Releases Final Rules For Remote ID
And Drone Operations Over People

(Aviation Today) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the highly anticipated final rules for unmanned aircraft (UA) concerning Remote Identification (Remote ID) and drone operations over people, the agency announced on Dec. 28.

“The new rules make way for the further integration of drones into our airspace by addressing safety and security concerns,” FAA Administrator Steve Dickson, said in a press statement. “They get us closer to the day when we will more routinely see drone operations such as the delivery of packages.”

The Remote ID ruling, seen as a major step to integrating drones into the national airspace, will essentially provide a digital license plate for drones allowing them to be easily identified while flying. The final Remote ID rule establishes a new Part 89 in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and becomes effective 60 days after the publication date which is expected to occur in January 2021, according to the FAA.
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Pregnant Mom With Stage-4 Cancer Refuses Abortion, Risks Own Life By Delaying Treatment

(Caters News) — A mom had to make the ultimate sacrifice after being diagnosed with aggressive cervical cancer during her pregnancy.

Sarah Milner, 30, decided against terminating her pregnancy to save her baby after receiving the heartbreaking diagnosis at 21 weeks.

Medics had advised the mother of three, from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, to abort her pregnancy. However, the brave mom refused and gave birth to baby Louis on April 1, 2020.

Sarah is now receiving life-prolonging chemotherapy and has been given less than two years to live.
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 ICE Deports 95-Year-Old
Former Concentration Camp Guard To Germany

(Fox News) — A 95-year-old former World War II concentration camp guard was deported to Germany on Saturday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced.

Friedrich Karl Berger was deported after U.S. authorities determined he served in the Neuengamme concentration camp system near Hamburg in 1945.

Berger, a German citizen, had been living in Tennessee.

"We are committed to ensuring the United States will not serve as a safe haven for human rights violators and war criminals," acting ICE Director Tae Johnson said in a statement. "We will never cease to pursue those who persecute others."
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