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3:15 PM ET, January 16, 2022

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Sky News:
Texas synagogue siege: British hostage taker named as Malik Faisal Akram  —  The 44-year-old was not living in the United States but had recently travelled there before carrying out the attack on the synagogue in Colleyville on Saturday, Sky News understands.  —  Created with Sketch.
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Jacob Magid / The Times of Israel:
‘Calm, collected’ synagogue rabbi wowed FBI through 10-hour Texas hostage crisis  —  Dallas police chaplain says law enforcement impressed by Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker's composure during Colleyville attack, notes how faith leaders immediately sprang into action
Lahav Harkov / Jerusalem Post:
Yes, the Colleyville synagogue attack was ‘specifically’ targeting Jews  —  What more must it take for a crime to be viewed as “specifically related to the Jewish community?”  —  Soon after the FBI freed four hostages held by a gunman for 11 hours at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville …
NBC News:
Police negotiate with hostage taker at synagogue in Dallas-Fort Worth, 1 hostage released
David Sentendrey / FOX 4 News Dallas-Fort Worth:
Colleyville synagogue hostage situation: Hostages rescued, suspect dead
Discussion: Townhall and Fox News
NBC News:
Behind Trump's vaccine boosterism, allies see chance for political payoff  —  FLORENCE, Ariz. — When former President Donald Trump told his supporters to get a Covid shot over the summer, he was booed during a rally in Alabama.  —  When he told a friendly audience in Dallas last month …
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CBS News:
Biden at year one: Not enough focus on inflation leaves many frustrated  —  On one level, the story of President Biden's first year is a simple one: Americans feel worse about the pandemic and economy than they did earlier in his term, and his ratings have suffered for it.
Damien Cave / New York Times:
How the ‘Djokovic Affair’ Finally Came to an End  —  Novak Djokovic lost to a government with powerful laws, determined to make an example out of him.  —  SYDNEY, Australia — The day before the Australian Open was set to begin, Novak Djokovic, possibly the greatest tennis player of all time …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Michael E. Miller / Washington Post:
Novak Djokovic deported, won't compete in Australian Open after bid to play unvaccinated fails
HuffPost:
Reconstruction-Era Law Could Keep Trump Off Presidential Ballot In 6 Southern States  —  The language letting them back into the Union required them to enforce the 14th Amendment's ban on insurrectionists in federal or state office.  —  By S.V. Date  —  Should former President Donald Trump run …
Discussion: Raw Story
Mel Leonor / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Youngkin sworn in as governor, scraps mandates on masks in schools, COVID vaccinations for state workers  —  Glenn Allen Youngkin was sworn in on Saturday as Virginia's 74th governor, vowing in an inaugural address delivered on the steps of the Capitol to embark on a mission to …
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Cameron Cawthorne / Fox News:
Gov. Youngkin expresses optimism about the future of Virginia: ‘Ready for a new way forward’
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Aleksandar Matovski / Washington Post:
Why would Putin invade Ukraine?  —  Troubles at home may be his strongest motive  —  The looming threat of a full-scale Russian attack on Ukraine kept the world on edge for much of 2021, and for good reason — an attack of this magnitude would arguably be the most significant invasion …
Discussion: Politico and New York Times
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New York Times:
Russia Issues Subtle Threats More Far-Reaching Than a Ukraine Invasion
Steven Monacelli / Rolling Stone:
They're Too Extreme for QAnon — and Right at Home at Trump's Rally  —  Saturday night, he was seated with the VIPs  —  Florence, Ariz. — One full day before Trump spoke to an estimated 15,000 die-hard Republicans in Arizona, a group of JFK Jr. obsessed QAnon fanatics arrived at the venue grounds here.
Discussion: Raw Story
Paul Rosenberg / Salon:
How the states have become “Laboratories of Autocracy” — and why it's worse than you think  —  Former Ohio Democratic Party head David Pepper has a dire warning: Rigged state legislatures are destroying America  —  There's a booming literature on the erosion of democracy in America …
Charles Bethea / New Yorker:
Teeing Up with QAnon  —  What would Groucho say?  Would you rather belong to a club that had the proprietor of a porn shop as a member?  Or Marjorie Taylor Greene?  —  In the spring of 2006, Charles T. Craton III, a businessman in northwestern Georgia, best known for his work on Chick-fil-A's …
Jason Lemon / Newsweek:
Trump's ‘Crimes Flow Through’ Oath Keepers' Sedition Indictment: Former Prosecutor  —  Former U.S. Army prosecutor Glenn Kirschner said that former President Donald Trump's “crimes flow through” the seditious conspiracy indictment against members of the far-right Oath Keepers group due …
Tom Rees / Telegraph:
Omicron becomes a blessing in disguise for Britain's economic recovery  —  Less severe variant inspires optimism that the UK is now in the Covid ‘end game’  —  Boris Johnson may feel he has little choice when deciding whether to ditch Plan B.  —  Just as persuasive as the extremely positive …
Brody Mullins / Wall Street Journal:
Omicron Surge Spurs New Covid-19 Relief Push in Congress  —  Many in GOP say taxpayers have spent enough, but gyms, minor league ball clubs and others say they were largely left out of previous aid  —  WASHINGTON—Hotels, fitness clubs, tour bus companies and minor league ball clubs are part …
Joel Achenbach / Washington Post:
As nations decide to live with the virus, some disease experts warn of surrendering too soon  —  The coronavirus isn't going away, but that doesn't mean resistance is futile, scientists say  —  Nations around the planet are making a subtle but consequential pivot in their war against the coronavirus …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Steven W Thrasher / The Guardian:   The Biden administration has failed its Covid test
 
 
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Financial Times:
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Thomas Barrabi / Fox News:
House passes Equality Act expanding LGBTQ rights amid GOP concerns, including effect on girls' sports
Discussion: Townhall
CBS News:
Transcript: Governor Larry Hogan on “Face the Nation,” January 16, 2022
Discussion: Insider and UPI
CNN:
India's Hindu extremists are calling for genocide against Muslims. Why is little being done to stop them?
Mark Townsend / The Guardian:
Concern for UK security as anti-vaxxer groups evolve towards US-style militias
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John Sexton / HotAir:
Loudoun County won't release report on high school sexual assaults, but Smith family wants it made public
Discussion: Breitbart and Fox News
Chelsea Gohd / Space.com:
Explosive underwater volcano eruption in Tonga spotted from space in satellite images
Karen Townsend / HotAir:
Manchin, Sinema turn on Biden, join others holding him responsible for COVID test shortages
Discussion: Politico and Daily Mail
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
More Mojo, Joe!  —  WASHINGTON — Poor Joe.  —  Oh, the tribulations of Job Biden!
Discussion: Wide World of News and Power Line
 

 
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