Last Thursday, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew was called upon by the United States Congress to prepare a testimony addressing the concerns about whether TikTok violates American user privacy. Prior to the meeting, Chew celebrated the app’s success in having over 150 million active users each month. However, the celebration quickly became a source of fear as a national security risk over the significant amount of user data.
President Joe Biden fired the U.S. Capitol’s top manager after lawmakers in both parties called for the scandal-plagued architect’s ouster. Brett Blanton, the architect of the Capitol, was terminated at Biden’s command, a White House official confirmed. The official said the administration did its due diligence in the case after a watchdog report revealed what it called multiple allegations of misuse of resources and misconduct in his role. The architect’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson on Friday will receive the Presidential Citizens Medal, one of the nation’s highest civilian honors, for her role overseeing the 2020 election and defending it against efforts to overturn the result. President Joe Biden, who won the election, will host a ceremony at the White House on the second anniversary of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Supporters of former President Donald Trump broke down barriers and entered the Capitol in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying Biden’s election.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that Paul Pelosi has been released from a San Francisco hospital after recovering from surgery to repair a skull fracture and injuries to his hand and arm. Nancy Pelosi said in a statement, “Paul is grateful to the 911 operator, emergency responders, trauma care team, ICU staff, and the entire [Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital] medical staff for their excellent and compassionate life-saving treatment he received after the violent assault in our home.”
U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, is safe following an attack at a campaign event Thursday evening in New York, his spokesperson said. The Republican nominee for New York governor was attacked on Thursday night by a man wielding a sharp object at a campaign event near Rochester, New York. According to officials, the man was arrested and charged with attempted assault.
A West Virginia woman has awoken from a two-year long coma after being ruthlessly attacked and identified her brother as the attacker, according to police reports. Since June of 2020, Wanda Palmer has been in a long term facility in New Martinsville, West Virginia. Jackson County police said that Palmer was “attacked, hacked, and left for dead.” Palmer, 51, has since woken up from her coma, and accused her brother of attacking her at her residence near Cottageville, West Virginia.
A member of Proud Boys pleaded guilty for being involved in the attack in the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to bring Donald Trump in the second term of presidency. This person would face up to 28 years in prison, but federal sentencing guidelines would have this person jailed for six or seven years. Their group members will be going to trial this May.
The skies are shrouded with blanketed tones of grey and white. Debris of the building’s last remnant bodies lie everywhere. Piercing shrikes of missiles can be heard from a distance, yet many wonder when this war will come to an end. Russian troops are advancing the city of Lviv where seven people were killed.
Former White House aide Stephen Miller was brought to eight hours of questioning on the January 6th attack. Trump’s speech had the common use of “we” which can potentially direct supporters of Trump to join the opposition of Biden’s presidency. Miller argued that the speech was not different to any other political speech and denied that the speech was directed to supporters to take action.
There is enough evidence to bring Donald Trump into discussion of the January 6th riot, but something is holding the House Committee back. The January 6th panel feels that by making a referral to the justice Department, the plans would backfire because it would mean politicizing in digging deeper into the Capitol attack.
Brent Renaud had traveled around the world telling stories of human suffering. His work has been seen with The New York Times. Unfortunately, his adventurous life has come to an end as he was shot in Irwin at age 50.
It’s almost two weeks since the war in Ukraine began, and it doesn’t look like it’s ending anytime soon. Reservations in Russian restaurants have decreased because people did not want to support Russian cuisine. Sveta, one of the restaurants that serves Russian meals, receives negative emails about the war. The owner thought it would be a good idea to use a more recognizable name.