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TSA ‘significantly increased’ security at DC airports ahead of Inauguration Day

Summary List PlacementThe Transportation Security Administration has 'significantly increased' security at DC airports ahead of Inauguration Day, the agency announced in a statement Friday.  Following the attacks at the Capitol building on Jan. 6, TSA is processing hundreds of names with law enforcement agencies for a thorough risk assessment. "Our intelligence and vetting professionals are working diligently around the clock to ensure those who may pose a threat to our aviation sector undergo enhanced screening or are prevented from boarding an aircraft," the statement said. Like in previous inaugurations, TSA officers will be deployed to assist the Secret Service by screening individuals along the parade route and those authorized to attend the Inauguration in-person. Beyond the Inau...

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The Day Betty White Took Hilarious Shots at Michael Strahan and Johnny Manziel While Also Pretending To Seduce Roger Goodell

It’s obviously not often that we write about Betty White here at Sportscasting but we just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show her some love on her 99th birthday. Now, the former Golden Girls star might not be as closely associated with sports as other non-athlete celebrities such as Jack Nicholson or Spike Lee just to name a couple but White has a few more connections to the sports world than one might think, which we’ll go through in just a moment. On a day where the Cleveland Browns are attempting to get back to the AFC Championship Game for the first time since Betty White was 77, we thought it might be fun to take a quick look back on the time she took a shot at former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel during a hilarious segment for FOX in which she also discussed meeting Jer

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5 months after being poisoned, top Putin critic Alexei Navalny detained upon Moscow return

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny takes his seat for a flight from Berlin to Moscow on January 17. He was detained after arrival. | Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty ImagesNavalny knew there was a chance he would be arrested once back in Russia. Alexei Navalny, the leading critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was just arrested on his return to Moscow — five months after almost dying from what was alleged to be a government-directed poison attack. Navalny fell ill at a Siberian airport before boarding a flight to Moscow last August. His team didn’t believe Russian hospitals were giving him proper care or doing enough to figure out what happened to him, so with the help of a Berlin-based humanitarian group, they moved Navalny to Germany to recover. A top chemical weapons watchdog c

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Biden’s inaugural speech to plead for unity in wake of riot

Joe Biden ascends to the presidency on Wednesday with an inaugural speech outlining how he’ll tackle the health and economic crises he inherits while attempting to knit the country back together, just two weeks after the outgoing president’s loyalists waged a deadly riot to block the change of power. The incoming president will call on the U.S. to abandon the divisiveness stoked by Donald Trump, whose four-year term ends with nearly 400,000 Americans dead of COVID-19, a sharp economic downturn and the worst political crisis since Watergate, after the Capitol attack. Biden’s address will seek to bridge the nation’s deepening political divide by summoning support from people who didn’t vote for him as well as those who did, according to advisers and allies. To do that, he’ll have to move bey

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Here’s Why Some Fans Think Conway The Machine Is Leaving Griselda Records

Getty Image Griselda is coming off an extremely strong 2020 thanks to projects like Westside Gunn’s Pray For Paris, Amani Caesar’s The Liz, and Benny The Butcher’s Burden Of Proof. The group is already off to a good start in 2021: They recently shared their film, Conflicted, which arrived after the movie’s official soundtrack that saw contributions from Westside, Benny, Caesar, Boldy James, Dave East, Lloyd Banks, and more. However, a noticeable omission from both projects was Conway The Machine, who was nowhere to be found on the soundtrack or in the movie. Now, thanks to a few comments from the rapper on social media, some fans believe he’s on his way out of Griselda. @WHOISCONWAY please tell me thag you haven't left @GriseldaRecords. pic.twitter.com/E0kYEohqTI — (W)illop (@Hiph...

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fans Just Got Good News About Their Team’s Future

Rob Gronkowski #87 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up prior to the start of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field | Leon Halip/Getty ImagesRELATED: This season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reached the postseason for the first time since 2007. With a win this afternoon over the New Orleans Saints, they can reach the NFC Championship Game for the first time since their Super Bowl-winning season of 2002. The Bucs would not be in this position without the help of tight end Rob Gronkowski. In an interview this afternoon, the 31-year-old made it clear that he would return to the team for the 2021 season. Gronk will return for 2021 “I’ve been playing football in the NFL for 10 years and I’ve been in the playoffs all 10 years. That’s what’s up.” @RobGronkowski sat down wi

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dropped a Huge Hint About His Return to the NASCAR Track

Since heading into retirement, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has continued to compete in one-off NASCAR Xfinity races each year. Earnhardt Jr. is keeping that rolling through the 2021 season but has yet to announce which event that will be. However, he may have just given a major hint at which track it may wind up being. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s life in retirement RELATED: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Helplessly Can’t Escape His Worst Fears From Haunting Him In his first few years in retirement, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has remained quite busy with ventures connected to NASCAR. Earnhardt Jr. has picked up broadcast duties with NBC covering NASCAR Cup and Xfinity races. He has gone into the podcast realm with his Dale Earnhardt Jr. Download Podcast, which has featured many prominent guests from the past and

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With Joel Kellman on waivers, what are the Sharks’ options to replace him?

The San Jose Sharks placed center Joel Kellman on waivers Sunday, possibly opening the door for another forward to play later this week. Other teams have 24 hours to claim him but if Kellman clears, he would be placed on the Sharks’ taxi squad or report to the Barracuda for their training camp. Perhaps the move shouldn’t be a surprise. Kellman was a healthy scratch for Saturday’s game vs. the Arizona Coyotes and Sharks coach Bob Boughner indicated earlier this week there would be a short leash for some players. Kellman had one shot on goal in 12 minutes of ice time in the Sharks’ 4-3 shootout win over the Coyotes on Thursday. Against the Coyotes on Saturday, Patrick Marleau replaced Kellman at center on the fourth line with Marcus Sorensen and Stefan Noesen on the wings. “We want to be as

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Rep Jamie Raskin says an ‘assassination party’ of insurrectionists hunted Pelosi and Pence during Capitol siege

Summary List PlacementLead impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin said the US Capitol riot was "an attack on our country" and recalled how pro-Trump rioters violently sought out Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the Capitol breach earlier this month. In an interview on CNN's State of the Union Sunday, Raskin said he heard rioters calling and chanting to "hang Mike Pence" outside the building where lawmakers had gathered to certify the presidential election results.  "They built a gallow outside the Capitol building of the United States," Raskin said. "There was an assassination party hunting for Nancy Pelosi." The Jan. 6 breach forced lawmakers to immediately evacuate the building and seek safety as the pro-Trump supporters wandered throughout the building....

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Rep. Jamie Raskin on Trump impeachment: ‘I’m not going to lose my son’ in 2020 and ‘lose my country’ in 2021

Summary List PlacementDemocratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland on Sunday said that he's "not going to lose my son at the end of 2020 and lose my country and my republic in 2021" as he reflected on the recent death of his 25-year-old son, Tommy, and his own role as the lead House manager in President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial. During an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" with host Jake Tapper, Raskin expressed how the memory of Tommy, a graduate of Amherst College and student at Harvard Law School who died on Dec. 31, drove him to accept House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's request to become an impeachment manager during such a personal tragedy. "I did it really with my son in my heart, and helping lead the way," Raskin said. "I feel him in my chest." On Jan. 14, Trump was im...

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Lauren Boebert sued for blocking former Colorado state legislator on Twitter

Former state Rep. Briana Buentello sued U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert in federal court Sunday, alleging Colorado’s controversial new congresswoman violated Buentello’s free speech rights by blocking her on Twitter following the storming of the U.S. Capitol. The lawsuit, which attorney David Lane said he filed in U.S. District Court in Denver, alleges Boebert, R-Rifle, blocked Buentello, a constituent of Boebert’s who served in the state legislature as a Democrat from Pueblo, after Buentello criticized the congresswoman’s actions as seditious. This prevented Buentello, who was defeated by Republican challenger Stephanie Luck in November, “from viewing her Twitter account, replying to her Tweets or otherwise engaging with those who interact within the replies to her tweets,” according to the laws

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Statehouses, US capital brace for potentially violent week

The Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort on Sunday. | Bryan Woolston/Associated PressThe FBI has warned of the potential for armed protests in Washington and at all 50 state capitol buildings, beginning this weekend. Police and National Guard troops stood sentry at newly fortified statehouses Sunday ahead of demonstrations planned in the lead-up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, as authorities worked to deter a repeat of the riot that overran the U.S. Capitol. A few protesters were starting to gather in some cities, but streets in many others remained empty. About two dozen people, several carrying long guns, protested outside the Ohio Statehouse, observed by several of the dozens of state troopers positioned around the building. Several dozen people — some carrying American flags — g

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Sacramento: Authorities standing by for possible pro-Trump protests, violence

Authorities Sunday morning braced for unrest at the state Capitol and around the country ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration this week. Sacramento police had a large presence in downtown and surrounding areas of the city as reports and rumors swirled on social media of planned protests that could echo the violent January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. “We are committed to the safety of our community and will continue to honor our mission during these events as they arise,” Sacramento police said in a tweet. A similarly quiet scene was reported Sunday around the U.S. Capitol. A January 6 rally in support of the president’s false claims of election fraud turned into a violent insurrection, when rioters stormed the Capitol, attacking police officers and causing destruction inside t

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‘Superweed’ flooding UK as people switch to cannabis for Dry January

There is a strong demand for ‘super weed’ from California (Picture:Getty)Brits are turning to ‘super weed’ from California to help them get through Dry January in lockdown, it has been reported. A drug dealer has claimed he is now selling stronger marijuana from the US for higher prices than usual because he has so many new customers who are replacing alcohol with getting high.  He told The Daily Star: ‘I’ve had loads of new buyers who don’t normally smoke weed but need something to replace the hit they get off booze. Forget Dry January, this is high January.’ The dealer said he sells different bags on the dark web to people in Manchester and Liverpool for £80-£120. He said demand is high for the ‘Cali stuff’.  He is one of many dealers using social media platforms, including...

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