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Brendan J. Lyons / Albany Times Union:
Criminal summons erroneously issued against former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo  —  ALBANY — A criminal summons charging former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo with forcible touching was erroneously issued by Albany City Court on Thursday after a sheriff's investigator shared paperwork with the court summarizing their investigation.
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Washington Post:
Former New York governor Andrew M. Cuomo faces misdemeanor complaint for sex crime-related offense, court says  —  A misdemeanor complaint was filed Thursday against former New York governor Andrew M. Cuomo accusing him of forcibly touching a woman in the governor's executive mansion last year.
Gwynne Hogan / Gothamist:
Misdemeanor Forcible Touching Charges Filed Against Former Governor Andrew Cuomo, Officials Say  —  Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been charged with a misdemeanor count of forcible touching, a spokesperson the state courts confirmed Thursday afternoon.
Albany Times Union:
Criminal summons erroneously issued against former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo  —  ALBANY — A summons charging former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo with misdemeanor forcible touching was prematurely issued by Albany City Court on Thursday after a sheriff's investigator filed paperwork with the court summarizing …
Discussion: USA Today, CBS News, The Hill and KRON4
New York Post:
Ex-Gov. Cuomo to be charged over alleged groping of former aide: source  —  Disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to be arrested next week and charged with a misdemeanor in the alleged groping of a former aide, The Post has learned.  —  The anticipated charge is the result of a probe …
New York Times:
Sexual Misconduct Complaint Is Filed Against Andrew Cuomo
Discussion: Insider and Rolling Stone
Jimmy Vielkind / Wall Street Journal:   Andrew Cuomo Faces Misdemeanor Sex Crime Complaint
Washington Post:
Biden unveils revised spending plan, exhorts Democrats to back it  —  President Biden on Thursday unveiled a new $1.75 trillion package to overhaul the country's health-care, education, climate and tax laws, muscling through a slew of policy disagreements and internecine political feuds that had stalled his economic agenda for months.
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Politico:
Pelosi works to unstick liberal resistance on Biden agenda
The White House:
President Biden Announces the Build Back Better Framework
David Dayen / American Prospect:
What's in the Build Back Better Framework
Washington Post:
Washington, we might have a reconciliation deal
Wall Street Journal:
The Facts on Trump's Fraud Letter  —  His 2020 monomania is news, and it reflects on his fitness for 2024.  —  By The Editorial Board  —  The progressive parsons of the press are aflutter that we published a letter to the editor Thursday from former President Trump, objecting …
Robert Faturechi / ProPublica:
Burr's Brother-in-Law Called Stock Broker, One Minute After Getting Off Phone With Senator  —  According to the SEC, Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, then chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, had material nonpublic information about coronavirus impact.
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Facebook just revealed its new name: Meta  —  The company announced the rebranding during Facebook Connect  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday at the company's Connect event that the company's new name will be Meta.  “We are a company that builds technology to connect,” Zuckerberg said.
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Alexandra S. Levine / Politico:
Facebook changes its name to ‘Meta’ amid backlash to whistleblower revelations
Discussion: CNN and Jacobin
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Facebook is changing its name to Meta as it focuses on the virtual world
Washington Post:   Facebook told the White House to focus on the ‘facts’ about vaccine misinformation. Internal documents show it wasn't sharing key data.
Wall Street Journal:
Biden Administration in Talks to Pay Hundreds of Millions to Immigrant Families Separated at Border  —  Government is considering payments of $450,000 per person affected by Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy in 2018 for asylum seekers illegally crossing border
Mark Niquette / Bloomberg:
Trump Plans Monday Tele-Rally for Youngkin in Virginia Race  —  Donald Trump plans to hold a tele-rally for Republican Glenn Youngkin on Monday night, a day before the Virginia gubernatorial election, according to a person familiar with his plans.  —  The former president on Wednesday teased …
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JONATHAN TURLEY:
Terry McAuliffe Hires Controversial Ex-Clinton Lawyer Marc Elias
Discussion: Fox News and Townhall
Edward Luce / Financial Times:
Biden's strongest weapon is still Donald Trump
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Chief federal judge in D.C. assails ‘almost schizophrenic’ Jan. 6 prosecutions: ‘The rioters were not mere protesters’  —  The chief judge presiding over the federal court in Washington on Thursday unleashed a blistering critique of the Justice Department's prosecution of Capitol rioters …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Marshall Cohen / CNN:
Top DC federal judge criticizes “schizophrenic” Justice Department approach to January 6 cases
Discussion: BuzzFeed News
Emma Goldberg / New York Times:
The 37-Year-Olds Are Afraid of the 23-Year-Olds Who Work for Them  —  Twenty-somethings rolling their eyes at the habits of their elders is a longstanding trend, but many employers said there's a new boldness in the way Gen Z dictates taste.  —  As a millennial with a habit of lurking on TikTok …
Discussion: Gawker
Hunter Walker / The Uprising:
Sources: Nancy Pelosi ‘Kicked Out’ Of Meeting With House Progressive Caucus Amid Tense Budget Talks  —  This is a special breaking news issue of The Uprising, a politics newsletter dedicated to original, independent journalism.  If you enjoyed this story and want to read more like it, please sign up!
Carla K. Johnson / Associated Press:
Cheap antidepressant shows promise treating early COVID-19  —  A cheap antidepressant reduced the need for hospitalization among high-risk adults with COVID-19 in a study hunting for existing drugs that could be repurposed to treat coronavirus.  —  Researchers tested the pill used for depression …
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Maria Izabel Campos Simplicio / The Lancet Global …:
Effect of early treatment with fluvoxamine on risk of emergency care and hospitalisation among patients with COVID-19: the TOGETHER randomised, platform clinical trial
Nicole Winfield / Associated Press:
Vatican cancels live broadcast of Biden greeting pope  —  ROME (AP) — The Vatican on Thursday abruptly canceled the planned live broadcast of U.S. President Joe Biden meeting Pope Francis, the latest restriction to media coverage of the Holy See.  —  The Vatican press office provided …
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Geraldo Rivera criticizes his Fox News colleague Tucker Carlson.  —  Tucker Carlson, the top-rated Fox News host, faced criticism on Thursday — including from a prominent colleague at his own network — after he announced plans for a documentary series featuring debunked conspiracy theories …
Joe Skurzewski / KFYR-TV:
North Dakota lawmaker barred from flight following incident with Minot TSA agent  —  MINOT, N.D. - A North Dakota lawmaker was barred from boarding a flight at Minot International Airport Monday, following an incident with a TSA agent.  —  Rep. Jeff Hoverson, R-Minot, said he and his wife …
Discussion: Joe.My.God. and The Hill
U.S. Department of Justice:
Justice Department Announces Multi-Million Dollar Civil Settlement in Principle in Mother Emanuel Charleston Church Mass Shooting  —  Department Agrees to Settle Allegations Surrounding FBI Actions  —  Today, the Department of Justice announced that it has reached an agreement in principle …
Terry Gross / NPR:
Trump's strategy to overturn the 2020 election didn't work.  Next time it might  —  On the night before the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Washington Post reporter Robert Costa walked through the streets of D.C., surrounded by a throng of Trump supporters.
Discussion: Raw Story
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
The GOP's many allusions to armed revolution and justified violence
Missy Ryan / Washington Post:
The U.S. is no longer setting the agenda in Afghanistan  —  Welcome to The Daily 202!  Tell your friends to sign up here.  I'm Missy Ryan, your host for the day, and I cover diplomacy and national security for The Post.  Olivier will be back on Monday.  —  The big idea
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Discussion: Reason
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