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Incoming congressman’s claims his grandparents fled the Holocaust contradicted by genealogy records

CNN — Claims by incoming Republican Rep. George Santos that his grandparents “survived the Holocaust” as Ukrainian Jewish refugees from Belgium who changed their surname to survive are contradicted by sources reviewed by CNN’s KFile including family trees compiled by genealogy websites, records on Jewish refugees and interviews with multiple genealogists. Santos, who has called… Read More »

Antonio Brown: Former Buccaneers receiver will not face battery charge, prosecutor says

CNN — Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown will not face charges stemming from an alleged domestic battery incident involving a woman in Florida in late November, the State Attorney’s Office in Tampa said in a statement Wednesday. The Tampa Police Department and the State Attorney’s Office had previously determined there was probable cause to… Read More »

A guide to Washington’s busy Wednesday

CNN — It’s a busier-than-usual Wednesday in Washington. From Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s surprise visit to the White House to the release of the House January 6, 2021, committee’s final report and the fate of a consequential immigration rule hanging in the balance, this is not the capital’s typical year-end cram session. Here are some… Read More »

What to watch for when the full House Jan. 6 committee report is released

CNN — The final report by the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack is set to release Wednesday launches a new era for criminal investigators, politicians and members of the public who have been eager to see the nuts and bolts of its work. In addition to the report, the committee will… Read More »

George Santos, incoming Republican congressman, under scrutiny for resume discrepancies

CNN — Republican Rep.-elect George Santos may have misrepresented parts of his resume, a CNN review of his public statements confirms. The New York Times on Monday, citing public documents and court records, first reported that key parts of Santos’ biography were either contradicted or not supported by evidence. A CNN review of claims Santos… Read More »

How Iran is accessing the social media accounts of protesters to incriminate them, experts say

CNN — In between being blindfolded, locked in solitary confinement, and interrogated in a wheelchair while she was on a hunger strike following her late September arrest, Negin says she had a realization: Iranian officials were using her private Telegram chats, phone logs and text messages to incriminate her. “They told me ‘Do you think… Read More »

Brittany Higgins: Rape case that rocked Australian politics abandoned over mental health fears

sydney, australia CNN 🇧🇷 Prosecutors in Australia have ended a high-profile legal action against a former government official accused of raping a female colleague inside Parliament, saying a new trial would pose a “significant and unacceptable risk” to the woman’s life. Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Public Prosecutor Shane Drumgold told reporters on Friday that the… Read More »

China cracks down on the internet as it tries to quell Covid protests

SINGAPORE – China’s internet watchdog instructed tech companies to expand censorship of protests and moved to restrict access to virtual private networks this week, as a government crackdown manages to keep most protesters off the streets after nationwide demonstrations erupted over the weekend against the country’s strict Covid policies. China’s Cyberspace Administration issued guidance to… Read More »

Cyril Ramaphosa faces impeachment calls over money stolen from his farm

Johannesburg, South Africa CNN 🇧🇷 Cyril Ramaphosa was elected to root out corruption. Now he may be forced to give up over allegations that he covered up the theft of a large sum of money from his lucrative game farm, which – according to himself – had been stuffed into a leather sofa. South Africa’s… Read More »

China enters ‘new stage and mission’ for Covid-19 control: official says after protests

CNN 🇧🇷 China’s most senior official in charge of its Covid response told health officials on Wednesday that the country faced a “new stage and mission” in controlling the pandemic, state media Xinhua reported – potentially indicating an adjustment in strategy” zero-Covid” from Beijing, which led to days of protests across the country. “With the… Read More »