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5:30 PM ET, January 16, 2022

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Associated Press:
Texas rabbi: Captor grew “belligerent” late in standoff  —  COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — A rabbi who was among four people held hostage at a Texas synagogue said Sunday that the British man who held them captive became “increasingly belligerent and threatening” toward the end of the 10-hour standoff.
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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.
Washington Free Beacon:
Michigan's Dana Nessel Speculates ‘White Supremacy’ to Blame for Texas Synagogue Terrorist Attack  —  As the hostage situation at a Texas synagogue developed on Saturday, Michigan's attorney general, Democrat Dana Nessel, raised the possibility that white supremacists were behind the attack.
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
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
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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 …
Politico:
MAGA hats and QAnon: Inside Trump's first rally of 2022  —  The former president hit all the notes in his rally in Arizona on Saturday.  The question is: Is this a precursor to a reelection bid?  —  Christie Disinger, left, and friend waiting to get into Trump's rally in Florence, Ariz., Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022.
Discussion: Raw Story
Cameron Cawthorne / Fox News:
Gov. Youngkin expresses optimism about the future of Virginia: ‘Ready for a new way forward’  —  ‘Virginians are ready for a new direction,’ Youngkin said  —  Gov. Youngkin: Virginians ready for a new direction  —  Virginia's newly sworn-in Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Sunday discussed …
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Trent Nelson / Salt Lake Tribune:
Cowardice and misinformation at all levels have left each one of us to fight this battle alone.  —  By The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board  —  That wan fluttering noise you hear coming from the direction of the Capitol building is the sound of the state of Utah waving the white flag …
Discussion: Fox News and TheBlaze
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
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
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Dr. King was bold.  Don't make him bland.  —  This holiday weekend, Americans will celebrate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. of their choosing.  That's not surprising.  But it is a problem.  —  If the devil can quote scripture for his purposes, it's not shocking that all of us are inclined …
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: New York Times and Politico
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New York Times:
Russia Issues Subtle Threats More Far-Reaching Than a Ukraine Invasion
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
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 …
 
 
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