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Man charged with storming Capitol made rap videos about riot

Man charged with storming Capitol made rap videos about riot

A South Dakota man charged this week with storming the U.S. Capitol last year performed rap songs about the riot in videos posted on his YouTube channel, federal authorities say.
Russia won't rule out military deployment to Cuba, Venezuela

Russia won't rule out military deployment to Cuba, Venezuela

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday sharply raised the stakes in its dispute with the West over Ukraine, with a top diplomat refusing to rule out a Russian military deployment to Cuba and Venezuela if tensions with the United States mount.
Germany: Syrian official guilty of crimes against humanity

Germany: Syrian official guilty of crimes against humanity

KOBLENZ, Germany (AP) — A former Syrian secret police officer was convicted by a German court Thursday of crimes against humanity for overseeing the abuse of detainees at a jail near Damascus a decade ago.
Chicago teachers accept COVID deal, keeping kids in school

Chicago teachers accept COVID deal, keeping kids in school

CHICAGO (AP) — Students in the nation's third-largest district returned to classrooms Wednesday after Chicago Public Schools canceled five days of classes amid a standoff with the teachers union over COVID-19 safety protocols .
Ohio justices toss GOP Statehouse maps, order fix in 10 days

Ohio justices toss GOP Statehouse maps, order fix in 10 days

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court declared GOP-drawn legislative maps invalid on Wednesday, agreeing with voting rights advocates that the lines were unconstitutionally gerrymandered.

Back in shape: Maine's famous spinning ice disk says hello

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Maine's famous rotating ice disk is back. The disk has begun to form in the Presumpscot River, where it partially formed in 2020 but failed to draw a worldwide audience like in its first appearance in 2019.

Army ups bonuses for recruits to $50K, as COVID takes toll

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.
1/6 panel requests interview from GOP leader Kevin McCarthy

1/6 panel requests interview from GOP leader Kevin McCarthy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House panel investigating the U.S.

Army ups bonuses for recruits to $50K, as COVID takes toll

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.

British Council worker freed from Iranian prison, back in UK

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian employee of the British Council detained for more than three years in Iran and sentenced to a decade in prison over widely criticized espionage charges has been freed and returned to the United Kingdom, t