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Meadows doubles down on debunked election fraud claims and whitewashes January 6 riot in new book

In a new memoir, Donald Trump's former chief of staff Mark Meadows doubles down on the baseless claim the 2020 election was stolen and whitewashed the violent attack on the US Capitol by Trump supporters on January 6, according to a copy of the book obtained by CNN.
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Body Brought to Post Office in Effort to Claim Pension Payment: 'It Beggars Belief'
Two men propped up the dead man and attempted to claim a pension payment on his behalf before fleeing the scene.
Brooklyn Councilman Kalman Yeger introduces legislation to end ‘COVID summonses’
For the second time, Brooklyn Councilman Kalman Yeger (D-Brooklyn) introduced legislation to do away with COVID vaccine fines — and refund those who've already paid.
Instagram star dog, tenants in eviction fight with NYC landlord: lawsuit
A landlord is attempting to boot a curly haired pooch named Ruby, along with owners Stephanie Handley and John J. Sayers, from their rent-stabilized Manhattan apartment.
The Atlantic Daily: Six Poems to Bring You Comfort This Winter
We’re fumbling our way through another challenging January. Writers and editors from around our newsroom share the poems that they’re turning to this month. Then: Here's what else to read, listen to, and watch this weekend.“I Could Be a Whale Shark” by Aimee Nezhukumatathil It’s been a difficult couple of pandemic years for parents of young children. The pure exhaustion from inconsistent child care along with concerns around our kids’ mental health has, as I can personally attest, taken its toll. But when I read Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s poems, I am reminded about the parts of being a parent that extend beyond the anxiety so many of us feel at the moment—all the parts that are full of wonder and that reveal our connection to the natural world around us. — Clint Smith, staff writer and author of the poetry collection Counting Descent“American Han” by E. J. Koh I love words for which there is no English equivalent, because they prompt us to contemplate meaning and interpretation in creative ways. In this prose poem, E. J. Koh, a translator herself, attempts to define the Korean word han, typically expressed as “grief” or “resentment.” The poem is biting (It’s not a word but a war. The word I thought belongs to me only belongs to the Korean border) and examines han with different tools: history, cultural criticism, and personal narrative. Reading the poem is an exercise in self-analysis, perfect for those cold winter days that seem to encourage introspection. — Morgan Ome, assistant editor“One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop This poem is a villanelle, a form that demands a rigid structure with repeated lines. Bishop keeps returning to her central idea—the art of losing isn’t hard to master—with ever greater losses, from the fluster / of lost door keys to some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent, culminating in you, the hardest loss of all. To me, this is a poem about brave faces, and coping, and it perfectly suits the end of two hard years of grief and worry. — Helen Lewis, staff writer “After Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes” by Emily Dickinson Dickinson supplies the necessary metaphors for a gray January day in my single-working-parent, pandemic-isolated brain: The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs (the numbness of burnout); ‘Yesterday, or Centuries before’? (the irrelevance of passing time); The Feet, mechanical, go round (days on repeat). The last stanza offers a tenuous, icy sliver of hope. We’ll look back on this hour—Remembered, if outlived (if!)—as someone who’s survived the winter looks back from spring. — Jennifer Adams, associate director of production“The More Loving One” by W. H. Auden I find myself reciting this poem a few times a year, whenever a friend is feeling the sting of an unrequited crush or the ache of a lopsided relationship. (Okay, fine—or when I am.) Love is degrading; when I’m feeling weary, it can seem distasteful, like a never-ending game of musical chairs, each partner scrambling to avoid being left alone. But Auden offers a hot take: If equal affection cannot be, / Let the more loving one be me. He’s right; it’s not embarrassing to be heartsick. It’s powerful. — Faith Hill, associate editor who helps select our Atlantic weekly poem“The Mississippi River Empties Into the Gulf” by Lucille Clifton I return to this Lucille Clifton poem often in difficult times. And in this grueling winter—amid the record surge in coronavirus cases as we approach pandemic year three, amid record warmth and wildfires here in Colorado—yet again, Clifton’s lines have comforted me by reminding me that, historically and now, we’re not as alone as we think we are: everyday someone is standing on the edge / of this river, staring into time, / whispering mistakenly: / only here. only now. — Kelsey J. Waite, copy editorExplore the week that was. Our senior editor Alan Taylor curates a selection of standout photography from around the world.Read. Danielle Friedman’s new book, Let’s Get Physical, “persuasively encapsulates the relatively recent history of women’s fitness and the wide-reaching impact its trailblazers had,” our Culture writer Sophie Gilbert explains.For popular or critically acclaimed picks you may have forgotten, try our list of 15 books you won’t regret rereading. Or explore what our writers and editors have been enjoying recently.Watch. A big-screen adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s short story “Drive My Car” has become a sensation in the art-film world, David Sims notes. He also reviewed the latest installment in the famously self-reflexive Scream franchise.Showtime’s Yellowjackets, which concluded its first season this week, “frames the coming-of-age journey as a psychological horror,” our staff writer Shirley Li explains. And, in his latest newsletter, Jordan Calhoun discusses HBO’s Euphoria, a dark drama that is “counterintuitively hopeful.”Listen. On this week’s episode of The Review, our critics explain why the ’90s sitcom Frasier is the ultimate comfort television.Try to keep the holiday joy going. Charlie Warzel makes the case for keeping your Christmas tree up until March.
Baltimore Safe Streets social worker killed in quadruple shooting
A quadruple shooting in Baltimore on Wednesday left three people dead, including a Safe Streets worker.
Follow UFC 270: Live play-by-play and results
MMA Junkie is on the scene for UFC 270 providing live updates and analysis from all of the action at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
73-Year-Old Former 911 Dispatcher Helps Police Catch Scammer: 'I Usually Hang Up'
She lured the man, who claimed over the phone to be a bail bondsman helping her grandson, to her home, where officers tackled him.
Save lives: Expand Kendra’s Law and other ‘tough love’ for the severely mentally ill
If the need to bolster New York's laws on getting help to the severely mentally ill weren't already obvious, recent subway-shoving and shooting deaths of two women by plainly troubled men should settle the question.
Britain says Russia seeking to replace Ukraine government
The U.K. government made the claim based on an intelligence assessment, without providing evidence to back it up.
Patrick Ewing hasn’t thrown in the towel, but Georgetown looks like it has bottomed out
The Hoyas, 0-5 for the first time in the Big East, are not just bad -- they are at risk of becoming irrelevant.
Team Biden’s N95 giveaway is — as ever — too little, too late
Yet again, Team Biden is late to the game on a high-profile anti-COVID action. This time, it’s a move to give away 400 million N95 masks — mainly after Omicron has peaked.
NFL playoffs: Best photos from the divisional round
Best photos from the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, which began Saturday when the Cincinnati Bengals took on the Tennessee Titans.
My Fiancé and I Have Never Slept Better Thanks to This Next-Level Hybrid Mattress
Photo: Scouted/The Daily Beast/iStock.I'm not going to lie—in the past, I've always thought I slept better when I'm by myself than I do with a partner beside me, which has made the quest for finding the best mattresses for couples with different preferences quite the challenge over the course of my adulthood. Even when I was a kid, I hated sleepover parties because I'm a finicky sleeper with on and off insomnia. I tend to overheat when I sleep, I like absolute silence (falling asleep with the TV on a sleep timer is a NO for me) and white noise (I even sleep with a fan on full blast even in the dead of winter for the sound), and I toss and turn a lot. Now that I'm engaged to a wonderful partner, I actually like sleeping beside him (heck, I'm even pro-cuddling now), but we do have different mattress preferences. My fiancé also has chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain and prefers an extra firm mattress, whereas I like a bit more give with memory foam. When we moved in together, we went back and forth on which one of our beds we'd be keeping—I hated his mattress and he hated mine. Alas, we agreed to meet each other halfway and invest in a new one, especially since his previous mattress wasn't doing his back any favors. Enter the Casper Wave Snow Hybrid Mattress, a.k.a. the perfect mattress for couples with different preferences—especially if one or both partners is a hot sleeper. Read more at The Daily Beast.
Letters to the Editor — Jan. 23, 2022
New York Post readers sound off on pols’ trade shame, the need for masks, out-of-office woes and the NYPD heroes who saved residents after a Bronx building exploded.
Chairman of foreign relations committee on Putin's 'master plan'
CNN's Jim Acosta talks to Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) about a report from the British government that it has information the Russian government is planning to "install a pro-Russian leader" in Ukraine.
Arizona Democratic Party Votes to Censure Sen. Sinema for Filibuster Vote
The censure has no practical effect but reflects how the first-term senator is increasingly distancing herself from fellow Democrats.
Russia's purported plan to install pro-Kremlin leadership in Ukraine 'deeply concerning,' White House says
The White House is calling Russia's reported plan to install a pro-Kremlin leader in Ukraine “deeply concerning" in a statement
Arnold Schwarzenegger involved in four-car crash in Los Angeles, one woman injured
Arnold Schwarzenegger was in a four-vehicle wreck Friday. Police said the incident occurred in West Los Angeles. One woman was injured.      
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Kohl's, target of activist investors, gets a buyout offer
The quest for control of Kohl's is heating up.
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US preparing to approve evacuation from embassy in Ukraine: Sources
US preparing to approve evacuation from embassy in Ukraine.
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Meat Loaf’s death has been used as ‘political tool’ in COVID culture war, friend claims
Meat Loaf’s friend, Marc Lobliner, has a beef with the way the rock star’s death has been dragged into the COVID-19 culture war.
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Zombies Are Humans Without Consciousness
The zombie was first a victim of a voodoo spell, then a reanimated body, and finally a thought experiment to consider when something is conscious.
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Adele surprises fans in Las Vegas with video call after postponing concerts
After postponing the start of her Las Vegas residency, Adele surprised a group of disappointed fans with a video call at Ceasars Palace.
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Mayor Adams on rising gun crime in New York
New York Mayor Eric Adams urged city residents to remain steadfast and not to "surrender to violence" after a New York City police officer was killed in a shooting in a Harlem apartment. (Jan. 22)      
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Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler retires after 19 years with team
The Steelers will have a new defensive coordinator in 2022 after Keith Butler, a longtime assistant coach, announced his retirement from the NFL.       
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Lakers star Anthony Davis will be a game-time decision to play Sunday
Lakers star Anthony Davis (sprained left knee ligament) has been upgraded to questionable for Sunday's game in Miami and will be a game-time decision.
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NYC schools Chancellor David Banks clears way for new DOE team
Schools Chancellor David Banks has begun clearing out the executives under his predecessors and replacing them with his own team.
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Today in History for January 23rd
Highlights of Today in History: Accord reached in Vietnam; North Korea seizes the U.S.S. Pueblo; Roots airs; Bob Keeshan dies; Johnny Carson dies.      
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Roger Stone Rips 'Despicable' Trump Ally Jason Miller, Accuses Him of 'Lying'
That followed podcaster Joe Rogan accusing Gettr, the alternative to Twitter headed by Miller, of inflating follower counts.
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AP Top Stories January 22 P
Here's the latest for Saturday, January 22: NYPD officer killed, 2nd critical in Harlem shooting; Ukraine says batch of US military aid has arrived; Wildfire along California's Big Sur forces evacuations; Former circus performer rescues neglected tigers.      
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Elections Official Accused of Murdering Her Tenant
Norwalk Police DepartmentA Connecticut government official gunned down her tenant this week over a rent payment dispute, police say.Ellen Wink, 61, was arrested Thursday after she allegedly shot and killed a tenant in her building, 54-year-old Kurt Lametta. Police say it was Wink herself who called the police about the shooting at her Norwalk building, where they arrived to find Lametta suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.Wink—a local landlord and the city’s deputy Republican registrar of voters—allegedly copped to the shooting, telling them that Lametta was chronically behind on his rent, according to documents obtained by local news station ABC7,Read more at The Daily Beast.
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WATCH: Snow covers much of North Carolina
North Carolina turned into a winter wonderland, with most of the state seeing up to four inches of snow.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger 'fine' following four-car crash in LA
The crash sent a woman to the hospital with minor injuries.
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WATCH: Skiers enjoy aurora borealis in Finland
A dazzling light show from the aurora borealis stretched across the darkened sky in Finland.
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Even NFL Hall of Fame coaches struggled through learning curves
Even some the very best had to scuffle. Almost all had perfectly good reasons for being so bad: expansion teams, or teams with expansion-level talent.
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Regina King’s son Ian Alexander Jr.’s haunting last tweets
"You know that episode of SpongeBob where they go inside his brain and it’s a bunch of mini spongebobs just losing their s--t…..yea that one really hits home," Ian tweeted.
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Scientists think 2020 lockdowns may have caused less lightning
The lockdowns kept people off the streets and planes on the ground, reducing the overall level of air pollution.
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NJ toddler buys over $1,700 worth of goods online from Walmart
A 22-month-old child in New Jersey, using his mom's cellphone and accessing her online Walmart account, bought an array of furniture for the family — leaving his parents more than surprised.
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Arizona Democrats Censure Sinema After Filibuster Vote
Kyrsten Sinema, a first-term Arizona senator, was rebuked by fellow Democrats in her state after her vote on the filibuster helped sink the party’s voting-rights legislation.
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Britain Says Moscow Is Plotting to Install a Pro-Russian Leader in Ukraine
In a highly unusual public statement, backed by U.S. officials, London named the putative head of a potential puppet government but few other details.
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High-capacity drum magazine used in Harlem shooting similar to weapon of war: experts
The so-called “drum” magazine allows a Glock to hold an additional 40 rounds to the firearm's usual 10. NY prohibits their use unless you are active law enforcement or military.
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Toddler has $1,700-furniture-shopping spree while playing with mom’s phone
A 22-month-old New Jersey toddler wracked up a whopping $1,700 in online purchases while playing with his mom's phone.
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins Rosario Dawson in Disney+ Series ‘Star Wars: Ahsoka’
The Lucasfilm show will also feature Hayden Christensen.
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Domestic incidents are highly dangerous for police officers, experts say
The two New York police officers who were shot, one of them fatally, inside a Harlem apartment on Friday were responding to a domestic disturbance call, one of the most dangerous circumstances for police, experts say.
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Guns, Catfishing and Subterfuge: Is This the Most Bonkers Sheriff’s Race in America?
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Getty/Mellinger for Sheriff Facebook/West Virginia Regional JailIt was 2019, and a contentious, mudslinging election for Jackson County, West Virginia sheriff was underway. In the blue corner, a Jackson County deputy named Ross Mellinger. In the red corner, GOP contender Noel Braley, an Army veteran and retired cop who had served as a deputy in nearby Kanawha County for two decades. The Nov. 2020 election was still more than a year off.That July, the FBI began looking into alleged civil rights violations by Mellinger. The investigation stemmed from a pair of civil suits filed against him: Mellinger stood accused of knocking out a suspect’s teeth with the butt of a shotgun, in one. In the second, he was accused of brutalizing a woman being evicted from her apartment, then tasing and concussing a male friend who was helping her move.In both cases, Braley had referred the plaintiffs to a lawyer he knew. Although somewhat unseemly, the tangled web of interests did not constitute any illegality by Braley, according to the FBI. But a local police informant who lived in the next county over, Kevin Comer, hated Braley for some reason and would stop at nothing to ensure he didn’t get elected, according to the feds.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Democrats double down on eliminating filibuster, court packing on Roe v. Wade anniversary
Democrats marked the anniversary of Roe v. Wade by warning the landmark Supreme Court decision could be overturned and urging the Senate to immediately cement the right to an abortion into federal law.
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Acosta digs in on the most 'egregious' efforts to further election lie
CNN's Jim Acosta tackles GOP efforts to sow doubt in the 2020 election results and curb voting access after the John Lewis Voting Rights Act was blocked.
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Virginia Woman Charged for Threatening to Take Guns to School Over Mask Mandate
Amelia King later apologized and said she never intended to make a threat but the school board still said it would increase security in schools.
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