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Two pipe bombs found at RNC headquarters…

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Two pipe bombs found at RNC headquarters…

Two pipe bombs detonated in a controlled explosion at the Republican National Committee’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, a party official who is not authorized to go on record confirmed to The Federalist.

The bombs were located in the back of the building, the official said, and were discovered by RNC security. Meanwhile, most of the party leadership is away in Florida for its annual winter meeting.

The explosion was also reported by the New York Times, as thousands of Trump supporters hold the nearby Capitol complex under siege, protesting and rioting against congressional certification of the Electoral College vote formally handing President-elect Joe Biden the keys to the White House.

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New York City: Fines For Maskless People On Mass Transit

MTA To Start Issuing $50 Fines To Riders Not Wearing Masks

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New York City: Fines For Maskless People On Mass Transit

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Wearing masks on buses and subway trains has already been the rule for months now, but too many people still aren’t following it, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says its warning period is over.

Safety on the subway is always top of mind, and now it’s not just about protecting passengers from crime but from COVID.

To halt unnecessary health risks and keep precautions on track, the MTA is urgently warning refusing to cover your face will cost you $50.

“We need everyone to do their part and mask up. We know this is what our customers want. They told us they feel safer when they see their fellow customers wearing masks,” said MTA Chief Safety Officer Patrick Warren. “It’s the ultimate sign of respect.”

After months of handing out hundreds of thousands of masks  on mass transit, the MTA is taking a stern stance and stepping up enforcement.

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Tennessee: Shooting in Kroger

13 people injured, 1 dead at Collierville Kroger

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Tennessee: Shooting in Kroger

Collierville, Tenn. — An active shooter has been reported at the Kroger in Collierville, according to the Town of Collierville.

Thirteen victims were reported and one of them has been pronounced dead.

The shooter is also dead.

What we know:

Thirteen people were injured. One person was pronounced dead. The shooter is also dead, and police believe this was a self-inflicted gunshot. The victims’ conditions range from minor to extremely serious.

A brief timeline of events:

  • The active shooter was reported at 1:30 p.m..
  • Four minutes later at 1:34 p.m., the first officer arrived on the scene
  • The Swat team arrived, went aisle to aisle clearing the scene. They helped employees out who were in hiding and/or injured. They were hiding in the freezers and locked closets.

They are still working multiple scenes at the Kroger including the shooter’s car and other personal equipment believed to belong to the shooter.

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Seattle keeps buying new buildings to house homeless

‘The fastest we have ever brought housing online’: Seattle to buy 3 new buildings to house homeless

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Seattle keeps buying new buildings to house homeless

SEATTLE — Three new buildings in Seattle with 165 studio apartments that were supposed to be rented at market rates will instead house people leaving homelessness and people at risk of becoming homeless.

The nonprofit Low Income Housing Institute will buy the buildings on Capitol Hill for about $50 million, with city and state housing programs sharing the cost equally, The Seattle Times reported. Seattle is using federal COVID-19 relief funds for their part, Mayor Jenny Durkan said this week.

Two of the buildings will be managed by LIHI for adults. The third will be managed by YouthCare for young adults. Each will have a live-in case worker, Sharon Lee, LIHI’s executive director, said.

The deals will house people quickly and cheaply, relative to the time and cost required to develop low-income projects from scratch, Durkan said. The three buildings should be occupied by the end of the year, according to the city.

“This is the fastest we have ever brought housing online,” Lee said.

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