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                                Colleyville police secure the area around Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on Saturday, Jan. 15, in Colleyville, Texas.
Hostages safe after Texas synagogue standoff; captor dead

A man held hostages for more than 10 hours tonight at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting in a livestream and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill U.S. Army officers in Afghanistan. Read more

ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2015
                                Rhode Island state Rep. Raymond Hull, D-Providence, also a Providence police sergeant, speaks on a mobile phone near his cruiser, in Providence, R.I.
U.S. fugitive who faked death found in U.K. with COVID

Nicholas Alahverdian, 34, who has been a vocal critic of Rhode Island child welfare after saying he was sexually abused in the state’s foster care system, now faces extradition to the U.S. to face a rape charge in Utah. Read more

BRYON HOULGRAVE/THE DES MOINES REGISTER VIA AP
                                An Iowa DOT snow plow treats a portion of Interstate 235 in Des Moines before a winter storm.
Winter storm threatens disruption across wide stretch of the U.S.

A powerful winter storm crept across the upper Midwest today, tracking on a circuitous path that forecasters said could create a cascade of power outages, hazardous travel conditions and deepening supply-chain problems across a vast section of the country extending from the South to the East Coast. Read more

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Twitter, Meta among tech giants subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel

Months after requesting documents from more than a dozen social platforms, the House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has issued subpoenas targeting Twitter, Meta, Reddit and YouTube after lawmakers said the companies’ initial responses were inadequate. Read more


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