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The latest House Select Committee hearing investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection focused on ties between former President Donald Trump and far-right groups that were at the forefront of the violent effort to stop the transition of power and keep him in power, despite his electoral defeat. The panel repeatedly pointed to a tweet by Trump from December 2020 to claim that the former president courted extremists and saw them as his troops on the ground during the Capitol Riot. The tweet claimed that it was “statistically impossible to have lost the 2020 election” and announced that there would be a “big protest in DC on January 6th.” Trump sadly added: “Be there, it will be wild!” The committee also uncovered evidence showing how Trump’s call for his supporters to march to the Capitol was planned in advance.
Leaked surveillance video showing moments from the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, was released on Tuesday, fueling scrutiny of law enforcement’s late response. Families of the victims reacted with anger and outrage to what is now the clearest account of how officers waited outside a classroom as the gunman continued firing, killing 19 students and 2 teachers on May 24. The video was obtained by the American statesman from Austin. newspaper, which published excerpts after the Texas House Committee had already announced that it would release the full video on Sunday after showing it to family members of the victims. Texas officials and families of the victims called the early release of the video appalling and painful to watch. The newspaper, however, defended its decision to publish the leaked footage, saying in a statement that “relentless reporting is a way to bring about change”.
3. Middle East
President Joe Biden is embarking on his first trip to the Middle East with the aim of bringing Israel and Saudi Arabia closer together. Biden will adopt the Trump-era Abraham Accords that normalized relations between Israel and several Arab countries and will continue to expand growing Arab-Israeli security and economic ties. People familiar with the matter said Saudi Arabia is also expected to announce this week that it will allow all commercial flights to and from Israel to use its airspace and allow Israel’s Muslim minority to take flights. charter flights direct to Saudi Arabia to participate in Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Biden will also fly directly to Saudi Arabia from Israel, a moment he called “a small symbol of the budding relationship” between the two countries.
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4. Elon Musk
Twitter has sued billionaire Elon Musk in a bid to force him to follow through on its deal to buy the social media company. It comes just days after Musk told Twitter he wanted to end his $44 billion acquisition deal. The deal is now likely heading for a lengthy court battle over whether Twitter can force Musk to enter into the deal and become its owner, or at least make him pay the $1 billion breach fee set out in the agreement. initial agreement. After initially saying he wanted to buy Twitter to eradicate bots, Musk has in recent weeks raised concerns (without any apparent evidence) that there are more bots on the platform than Twitter is reporting. publicly reported. Some analysts, however, have suggested that Musk simply wanted an excuse to walk away from a deal that now looks too expensive following the decline in Twitter shares and the overall tech market.
Starbucks plans to close at least 16 locations in different cities, citing safety concerns. “After careful consideration, we are closing select stores in locations that have experienced a large number of difficult incidents that make it unsafe to continue operating,” a spokesperson told CNN. The stores are in Seattle; Los Angeles; Philadelphia Cream; Washington, DC and Portland, Oregon. They will be closed at the end of July. In a letter to employees this week, Starbucks executives said a growing number of workers are “seeing firsthand the challenges facing our communities – personal safety, racism, lack of access to health care, crisis of increasing mental health, increased drug use, etc. ” The move comes as Starbucks employees across the country voted to unionize.
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NUMBER OF THE DAY
That’s the number of flights that were canceled nationwide on Tuesday, according to tracking website FlightAware. It was the worst day for flight cancellations in a week due to thunderstorms battering East Coast hubs. Weather disruptions are a regular feature of summer travel, but increased demand and airline staff shortages have added to recent increases in delays and cancellations.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Russian soldiers – and we know this from the interceptions of their conversations – are frankly afraid of our armed forces.”
— Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, touting the successes of “modern artillery” offered by the West after his country’s forces struck another Russian ammunition dump on Tuesday. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, the Biden administration has approved more than $6 billion in security assistance and recently announced an additional $450 million in military aid. Meanwhile, recently declassified US intelligence indicates that Iran is expected to supply Russia with “hundreds” of drones – including weapons-capable drones – for use in the war, White House officials say.
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