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10:40 PM ET, January 15, 2022

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Jessika Harkay / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Residents evacuated as SWAT surrounds Colleyville TX synagogue  —  Authorities northeast of Fort Worth are negotiating with a man who has apparently taken people hostage at a Colleyville synagogue during services.  It is unclear if anyone is injured and how the man may be armed.
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ABC News:
Armed man takes hostages at Texas synagogue, source says  —  Police evacuated the immediate area.  —  A hostage situation is underway at a synagogue in the Dallas-Fort Worth area Saturday, a source on the scene told ABC News.  —  An armed suspect claiming to have bombs in unknown locations took …
CNN:
FBI assisting in hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas  —  (CNN)The FBI and Texas Department of Public Safety are assisting a hostage situation at the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, according to Colleyville Police Sgt. Dara Nelson.
Telegraph:
Texas synagogue: Man with English accent holding congregation hostage  —  A man with an English accent claiming to be the brother of a known terrorist was on Saturday night holding a rabbi and his congregation hostage at an American synagogue.  —  Police in Colleyville, Texas …
Michael Levenson / New York Times:
Live Updates: Man Takes Rabbi, Others Hostage at Dallas-Fort Worth Area Synagogue
Discussion: Twitchy
Ron Kampeas / Jewish Telegraphic Agency:   Breaking: 1 hostage freed, others remain as Texas synagogue hostage crisis stretches into hour 7
Erin Doherty / Axios:   Youngkin ends mandates for masks in schools and COVID vaccinations for state workers
Ariella Marsden / Jerusalem Post:
Gunman holds hostages at synagogue in Texas
Discussion: WHNT-TV
Ryan Osborne / WFAA-TV:
Hostage situation at North Texas synagogue: SWAT, DPS and FBI on scene at Congregation Beth Israel on 6100 block of Pleasant Run Road of Colleyville
Discussion: Raw Story
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
More Mojo, Joe!  —  WASHINGTON — Poor Joe.  —  Oh, the tribulations of Job Biden!  Kyrsten Sinema humiliated him.  Mitch McConnell disrespected him.  The Supreme Court blocked him.  Vladimir Putin scorned him.  Inflation defied him.  Covid stalked him.  Even Stacey Abrams stiffed him.
Discussion: Power Line and NPR
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Michael Wines / New York Times:
Census Memo Cites ‘Unprecedented’ Meddling by Trump Administration  —  Newly released documents show that top career officials at the Census Bureau had drafted a list of complaints about political interference in the 2020 count.  —  WASHINGTON — A newly disclosed memorandum citing …
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Hansi Lo Wang / NPR:   Trump officials interfered with the 2020 census beyond cutting it short, email shows
David Jesse / Detroit Free Press:
University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel fired by board after investigation  —  The University of Michigan Board of Regents has unanimously fired school President Mark Schlissel for cause following an investigation into a relationship with a subordinate, the board announced Saturday evening.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Trump Rally Underscores G.O.P. Tension Over How to Win in 2022  —  Donald Trump's rally in Arizona on Saturday will feature a host of election deniers.  His involvement in state races and his inability to let go of his 2020 loss worries many Republicans.  —  PHOENIX — Former President …
Washington Post:
The Justice Dept. alleged Jan. 6 was a seditious conspiracy.  Now will it investigate Trump?  —  The Justice Department's decision to charge Oath Keepers with seditious conspiracy last week makes clear that prosecutors consider the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol part of an organized assault …
Discussion: Raw Story, emptywheel and Insider
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Jenna Portnoy / Washington Post:
Youngkin pick for medical adviser bucks trends on covid  —  Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin has named a respected physician who opposes blanket vaccine mandates and downplayed the threat of the coronavirus to children as his lead adviser on pandemic response.  —  The choice of Marty Makary …
Discussion: NBC4 Washington
Kate Dwyer / New York Times:
A Library the Internet Can't Get Enough Of  —  Why does this image keep resurfacing on social media?  —  On the first Tuesday of the year, the author and political activist Don Winslow tweeted a photograph of an avid reader's dream library.  Bathed in the buttery glow of three table lamps …
Patrick Wilson / Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Miyares fires 30 in AG's office, including lawyer investigating dangerous conditions at Richmond apartments  —  Attorney General-elect Jason Miyares notified about 30 staff members in the office — 17 of them attorneys — that they won't have jobs in his administration, including the lawyer …
Wall Street Journal:
Elon Musk's Tesla Asked Law Firm to Fire Associate Hired From SEC  —  The Tesla boss has taken aim at individuals personally that he has clashed with  —  A partner at law firm Cooley LLP got an unexpected call late last year from a lawyer for one of the firm's most famous clients, Elon Musk's Tesla Inc., with an ultimatum.
Discussion: CNBC
Chelsea Gohd / Space.com:
Explosive underwater volcano eruption in Tonga spotted from space in satellite images  —  The ongoing eruption is about seven times more powerful than this volcano's last outburst.  —  Satellites orbiting Earth captured a powerful undersea volcanic eruption from space on Thursday (Jan. 13).
Discussion: Mashable and Just The News
David Rothkopf / The Daily Beast:
An Aging Vladimir Putin Hopes War Can Make a Sagging Empire Rise Again  —  He may have thought the Biden administration would be weak or disinclined to play a leadership role.  That has already proven to be a serious miscalculation. … There are few things more dangerous than the nostalgia of old men.
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Toronto Star:
The Saturday Debate: Will sanctions against Vladimir Putin work?
Discussion: The Guardian
New York Times:
Halting Progress and Happy Accidents: How mRNA Vaccines Were Made  —  The stunning Covid vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna drew upon long-buried discoveries made in the hopes of ending past epidemics.  —  Thousands of miles from Dr. Barney Graham's lab in Bethesda, Md. …
John Shiffman / Reuters:
DirecTV loss could cripple rightwing One America News  —  The largest satellite provider in the United States said late Friday it will drop One America News, a move that could financially cripple the rightwing TV network known for fueling conspiracy theories about the 2020 election.
Conor Skelding / New York Post:
Dr. Anthony Fauci's financial disclosure shows $10.4M in investments  —  If this medicine thing doesn't work out, Dr. Anthony Fauci can always get a job on Wall Street.  —  The president's chief medical advisor and his wife had $10.4 million in investments at the end of 2020, newly-released records show.
Discussion: Forbes, TheBlaze and The Gateway Pundit
Jemele Hill / The Atlantic:
The Selfishness of Novak Djokovic  —  After a dramatic weeklong fight with the world's top men's tennis player, Australia's immigration authorities wisely decided to revoke Novak Djokovic's visa a second time because he flouted the country's COVID-19 policies.
 
 
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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: Fox News
Washington Post:
Jan. 6 panel grapples with how to secure testimony from lawmakers, Pence
Discussion: MSNBC
Nicholas Reimann / Forbes:
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Discussion: Mediaite, Engadget, Newsbusters and The Hill
Caroline Vakil / The Hill:
Clyburn says he's worried about losing House, ‘losing this democracy’
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Boris Johnson in reverse: The Supreme Court gives itself what it bans for the rest of us
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Timothy Nerozzi / Fox News:
Gillibrand vows to ‘do better’ after restaurant says she ignored mask mandate
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Pavel Polityuk / Reuters:
EXCLUSIVE Ukraine suspects group linked to Belarus intelligence over cyberattack
Christian Aleman / KVUE-TV:
Nearly half of mail-in voting applications in Travis County have been rejected due to new Texas voting law, clerk says
Discussion: HotAir
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Businesses Sour on Saudi Arabia in Blow to Crown Prince's Growth Plans
Marisa Schultz / Fox News:
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