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Capitol ‘zip ties’ suspect’s mother arrested, charged with conspiracy  FOX 5 Atlanta


INSIGHT-As inauguration nears, law enforcement scrutiny drives U.S. extremists into internet’s dark corners  Reuters


A decade after an outbreak of Q fever killed 95 people in the Netherlands, scientists fear the emergence of a new disease

In early 2008, Jeannette van de Ven began to see a slightly higher rate of miscarriages among the goats on her dairy farm in the south of the Netherlands.

“We sent the samples to the veterinary authority. Nine out of 10 results showed no explanation. Only maybe toxoplasmosis from cats. We had no cats,” she says.

Van de Ven, who keeps a herd of around 1,700 dairy goats in Noord-Brabant, a province densely populated with goat farms, kept sending samples. Finally, in May 2008 an outbreak of the respiratory infection Q fever was confirmed. It infects livestock including goats, sheep and cattle, and is found in placenta, amniotic fluid, urine, faeces and milk.

The disease turned into a nightmare for the Netherlands after thousands of people also became infected during the outbreak, which lasted from 2007 to 2010. The Dutch government culled more than 50,000 dairy goats on 55 farms in an effort to stop the spread of the disease.

About half of the humans infected ended up developing complications, such as heart failure, and 95 people died.

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On 20 January 2020, the US saw its first confirmed coronavirus case – the beginning of a tsunami of infection that Trump failed to properly address

At around 5pm on 20 January 2020, Dr George Diaz received a call from the federal health protection agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), bearing alarming news. They had just logged a positive test for a new strain of coronavirus in a 35-year-old man who had recently returned to Washington state from Wuhan, China. CDC officials wanted to bring the patient in to Diaz’s hospital, Providence Regional medical center in Everett, outside Seattle.

Many people taking that call would have hit the panic button. The positive test was the first ever recorded in the US for this frightening new strain of disease. The virus was so novel it still had no name other than 2019-nCoV, and no one could say for sure how infectious it was, how it was transmitted and critically just how deadly it would prove to be.

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Rare printing error – or creative addition by bored employee – makes 2004 banknote a collector’s item, auctioneer says

Officially, it is classified as “an obstructed printing error with retained obstruction”. In reality, it appears to be a simple slip-up.

A $20 banknote which had a sticker from a bunch of bananas attached to it before it was overprinted with security numbering is now up for auction at a Texas dealer, the rare error elevating its worth to $57,500, almost 3,000 times its face value.

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Michael Novakhov retweeted:
Incoming national security adviser calls for immediate release of Kremlin critic Navalny


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Biden faces unrivaled challenges as he takes oath via @YouTube

Trump leaves a destructive presidential legacy via @YouTube


California official calls for pause on specific Moderna vaccine due to possible allergic reaction  FOX 11 Los AngelesView Full Coverage on Google News


  1. FBI: Cowboys for Trump founder taken into custody in connection to Capitol riots  KOB
  2. Cowboys for Trump leader arrested over US Capitol riot  Yahoo News
  3. FBI arrests New Mexico elected official for alleged Capitol riot role  New York Post
  4. Cowboys for Trump founder arrested after allegedly leading Capitol rioters in prayer  NBC News
  5. Cowboys for Trump founder arrested following Capitol riot | TheHill  The Hill
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  1. Presidential pardons up for grabs for the right price: report  New York Daily News
  2. New York Times: Trump allies have collected tens of thousands of dollars from pardon seekers  CNN
  3. Prospect of Pardons in Final Days Fuels Market to Buy Access to Trump  The New York Times
  4. Steve Chapman: A Trump self-pardon could be a service to the nation  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  5. What’s The Point Of Senate Trial For Donald Trump?  WCCO – CBS Minnesota
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New Mexico official arrested ahead of inauguration  Yahoo NewsView Full Coverage on Google News

Trump throws pandemic relief into doubt  Arab News

Baby born to coronavirus patient dies two days later

According to the hospital, the woman in her ninth month of pregnancy, was struggling with a serious case of coronavirus.

Police forced to act as Britons breach Covid rules over weekend

In a video address on Facebook, Sherill called the tours “reconnaissance for the next day.”

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