A 20-year-old Boulder woman was rescued on Wednesday after slipping and falling in a gulley near the Baseline Picnic Area on Flagstaff Mountain. It happened during the snowstorm in the evening.
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Former President Donald Trump may have been permanently booted from Twitter, but YouTube will let him have his account back — just not yet quite yet. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said at an event Thursday that the former president, who was suspended from YouTube in January, will be allowed to use his account again once there's no longer an "elevated risk of violence" in the United States. "We will lift the suspension of the Donald Trump channel when we determine the risk of violence has decreased," Wojcicki said, Politico reports. YouTube suspended Trump's account in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, saying he violated the platform's "policies for inciting violence." The suspension was initially said to be for at least a week, but it was later extended. The video platform never said Trump's suspension would be permanent, though, contrasting with Twitter, which booted Trump from the platform forever due to his actions surrounding the riot. Trump was also suspended from Facebook, a decision that's being reviewed by the platform's independent oversight board and could potentially be overturned. Wojcicki didn't offer a specific timeline for when Trump's account could come back online but she said that, after Capitol Police warned of a potential plot to breach the Capitol building on Thursday, it's "pretty clear" that the "elevated violence risk still remains." More stories from theweek.comWhy the Dr. Seuss 'cancellation' is chillingTwo top Cuomo aides leave amid sexual harassment, nursing home scandalsWhat Republicans talk about when they talk about the 'working class'
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‘I always knew where my boss stood ... I could walk in at any time,’ former press secretary says
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NAACP accuses Trump of disenfranchising Black voters and trying to ‘destroy democracy’
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The host of 'Justice With Judge Jeanine' talks sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Cuomo.
President Joe Biden on Friday rounded out his White House staff with a top adviser who has advocated for breaking up Big Tech companies along with a host of new appointments focused on COVID-19, criminal justice and the U.S. economy. The White House announced six additional staffers to its National Economic Council, including Columbia University professor Tim Wu, who coined the term "net neutrality" and has warned against an economy dominated by a few giant firms. "I think breakups or undoing of mergers are actually called for more than we have appreciated in the last few decades," Wu has said previously about Big Tech companies.
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Obama administration greatly expanded the use of drone strikes before later imposing checks
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Captain Aaron Finch carried his bat for 79 from 55 balls to propel Australia to a 50-run win over New Zealand in the fourth Twenty20 and level the five-match series 2-2 on Friday. With Finch’s impetus, Australia made 156-6 batting first before New Zealand foundered on a slow pitch, bowled out for 106 in 18.5 overs. Finch won the toss and decided Australia would bat first on the same pitch where it had beaten New Zealand by 64 runs in the previous match, and which he said “looks hard and at its best for batting.”
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Prince Harry's wife Meghan has accused Buckingham Palace of "perpetuating falsehoods" about her and her husband, saying the royal couple would not be silent in telling their story.Her comments were released as part of the latest teaser ahead of the couple's much anticipated interview with American talk show host Oprah Winfrey, due to be broadcast on U.S. television this Sunday.The clip dropped just hours after Buckingham Palace said it was "very concerned" about reports in Britain’s Times newspaper alleging that Meghan had bullied assistants working for her two years ago.Harry and Meghan issued a statement denying that she had bullied anyone.This latest Oprah interview clip shows Meghan being asked "How do you feel about the Palace hearing you speak your truth today?"Referring to the Royal family as ‘The Firm’ she replies by saying "I don't know how they could expect that after all of this time we would still just be silent, if there is an active role that The Firm is playing in perpetuating falsehoods about us."Michelle Tauber is the senior royals editor for People magazine.''I think that after this interview airs, many people are going to wonder why the royal family couldn't make this work. (...) 'The monarchy failed in terms of there was a golden opportunity to modernize with this couple and it didn't happen. They lost. They lost what could have been.''Oprah's interview was recorded before The Times newspaper ran a report citing unnamed sources saying an aide to Harry and Meghan had raised a complaint in October 2018, alleging that Meghan had reduced some assistants to tears and treated others so badly that they had quit.The paper said Harry had urged the aide, who has now left their staff, to drop the complaint, and it never progressed.Reuters could not independently verify the report.
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Georgia governor says he'd back Trump in 2024, despite Trump calling for him to be jailed for refusing to overturn election results
Gov. Brian Kemp faced barbs as President Donald Trump sought to subvert the 2020 election but is now supportive should Trump run in 2024.
Democrat Joe Biden has promised to undo the 'cruelty' of Donald Trump's immigration policies.
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Sometimes progress means breaking new ground. For Biden, now is a time to get back to where we were before Trump and restore decency to LGBTQ policy.
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GM is considering building a second battery plant in the United States. The largest American automaker said Thursday it hopes to have a decision by June. It’s conducting a feasibility study with its South Korean joint-venture partner LG Chem. LG Chem’s battery unit said in a statement that it was in talks to make further investments with GM. Sources said the two are likely to build the plant near GM’s Spring Hill assembly plant in Tennessee. It would be similar in scope to its joint venture battery factory now under construction near GM’s closed assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio. When completed, it will become one of the world’s largest battery facilities. It will help accelerate GM’s plan to deliver 30 new electric vehicles globally by 2025. In the U.S., Tesla largely controls battery production, but most battery manufacturing is currently concentrated in Asia and Europe. Just last week, U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order that will launch a review of supply chains for four critical products that include batteries for EVs. GM shares initially rose 3% Thursday before turning south.
Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman said a security guard followed her and told her she 'looked suspicious' when entering her own building
"This is the reality of black girls: One day you're called an icon, the next day, a threat," Gorman said in a tweet about the incident.
The day after he single-handedly delayed the U.S. Senate's debate on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill for 11 hours, Republican Senator Ron Johnson said on Friday that he could retire from office when his term expires. The 65-year-old Republican, who was first elected to the Senate during the Tea Party surge in 2010, had pledged to spend only two terms in the Senate.
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‘I’m always up for a good fight,’ says Trump ally
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Live stimulus updates: Senate extends $300 weekly unemployment benefit in Biden's COVID stimulus bill
Biden and Democratic leaders are pushing for passage before March 14 when unemployment benefits approved under an earlier relief bill expire.
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An anonymous source who is familiar with an FBI cellphone data report says there was communication between the two.
Charles Barkley lost weight because he was worried about being lifted in a chair for the traditional Jewish hora at his daughter's wedding
"Listen, I need all Jewish people on deck, brother," Chuck told Jimmy Kimmel about the chair lift. "Cause I can only get so skinny by Saturday, man."
Kim Kardashian calls out tabloids for comparing her to a whale and shaming her on a 'weekly basis' during her 1st pregnancy
The 40-year-old "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star reshared several offensive magazine covers about her pregnancy weight gain in 2013.
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Camden County JailA prominent Lake of the Ozarks real estate agent and self-described “cheer mom” has been arrested for allegedly trying to put a hit out on her former mother-in-law. Prosecutors in Camden County say Leigh Ann Bauman, 43, offered to pay $1,500 to people in St. Louis to make her former mother-in-law’s death “look like an accident.” She was reportedly concerned about the woman causing problems with her relationship with her kids.Bauman was recorded discussing the scheme, according to a press release from the Camden County prosecutor’s office. She was given multiple opportunities to change her mind when asked by a witness-turned-informant if she was sure she wanted to carry out the killing, prosecutors said, but she moved ahead with it, at one point acknowledging that she was a Christian but noting she could always ask for forgiveness later.The realtor also is said to have made no secret about her alleged plans. After sending a text message to her daughter that said, “Your grandmother will die,” Bauman allegedly plowed ahead with the plan and pushed for her former mother-in-law to be killed in the small town of Hermann.Her alleged murder-for-hire plot fell apart when an attorney for a person who was solicited to hire people to carry out the killing contacted the Missouri Highway Patrol. She was arrested on Thursday and charged with conspiracy to commit murder and is currently being held without bond in the Camden County Jail.“We’re very appreciative of what the witness did in this case,” Camden County Prosecutor Caleb Cunningham said Friday. “We encourage anyone to contact law enforcement if there’s a crime or suspected crime.” “A local realtor had several political connections and the witness was aware of these political connections,” Cunningham said. “Out of an abundance of caution, DDCC was used to avoid any hint of impropriety,” he said, referring to the Missouri Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control.Bauman, who describes herself as a realtor, an artist, an entrepreneur, and a “cheer mom” on her Facebook page, frequently posted online about her “track record of success.” While she was most well-known as a realtor, with nearly 20 years in the industry, she also apparently set a world record in a boating race last year. Her LinkedIn account also mentions work in pharmaceutical sales and an acting and modeling career, with appearances on Days of Our Lives and in Nike commercials.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.