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Kinzinger Warns: 'There Is Violence in the Future'

GOP congressman on Jan. 6 select House panel speaks on political lies, says he got death threat

(Newser) - Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of two Republicans on the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, fears that violence instigated by his own party is on the horizon, and he says he's already been threatened himself. The Illinois congressman sat down Sunday with George...

After Viral Video of Beating, Outrage in China

Footage of women brutally attacked in restaurant puts gender-based violence back in spotlight

(Newser) - Footage of a brutal beating in China has gone viral, renewing the conversation there about gender-based violence against women. The incident took place Friday in the northeastern city of Tangshan, where shortly after 2:30am local time a group of women were attacked at a barbecue restaurant. Reuters has video...

Stranger Things Is Back, but With a Warning

In wake of Uvalde shooting, disclaimer notes 'graphic violence involving children' in Season 4 opener

(Newser) - It's the moment that Stranger Things fans have been waiting for: The spooky series is back on Netflix as of Friday for Season 4, though viewers in the US watching last season's recap trailer that plays right before the new one will notice a special disclaimer. USA Today...

Israel Begins Investigation of Police Actions at Funeral

Officers beat mourners during procession for Al Jazeera journalist

(Newser) - Update: Israeli police announced Saturday they're investigating the actions of officers during a journalist's funeral that became violent. International criticism of the officers, who attacked pallbearers trying to reach a church in Jerusalem, has been widespread since the confrontation Friday, the Wall Street Journal reports. President Biden is...

El Salvador Has Deadliest Day in 30 Years

After 62 murders on Saturday, nation declares a state of emergency

(Newser) - El Salvador is now under a state of emergency after racking up a staggering 62 murders in a single day on Saturday. The killings are blamed on gangs, particularly MS-13 and Barrio 18, but the victims weren't necessarily gang members: The New York Times reports that gunmen were "...

Moderator Sues TikTok Over 'Extreme' Videos She Watched

Candie Frazier says she suffered psychological trauma over 'graphic' content she had to view

(Newser) - As part of her job for Canadian tech company TELUS International, Candie Frazier sifted through videos for TikTok, serving as a third-party moderator to make sure the most disturbing content didn't stay online. Now Frazier is suing, with a complaint she hopes will go class action, accusing the social...

AG on Texas Abortion Move: 'We Will Not Tolerate Violence'

Merrick Garland says DOJ will enforce FACE Act to protect women's constitutional right to abortion

(Newser) - The Justice Department said Monday that it won't tolerate violence against anyone who's trying to obtain an abortion in Texas as federal officials explore options to challenge a new state law that bans most abortions. Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Justice Department would "protect those seeking...

Taliban Respond With Violence After Flag Is Pulled Down

3 people were reportedly killed in Jalalabad

(Newser) - In the eastern city of Jalalabad, locals went public with their dissent in a rare protest: They took down the Taliban flag that had been raised by the militants upon seizing control of the area. In its place they raised the national flag, a move made a day before Thursday'...

Turkey Pulls Out of Domestic Violence Treaty

Thousands were expected to protest around the nation after Erdogan withdraws from Istanbul Convention

(Newser) - A decade ago, Turkey was the first nation to sign an international treaty meant to protect women from domestic violence. In March, the nation was stunned when President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced he'd issued a decree to pull out of the Istanbul Convention , and on Thursday, that withdrawal was...

Unrest in Northern Ireland Is Escalating

55 police officers hurt over the last week

(Newser) - Crowds from Protestant and Catholic communities hurled bricks, fireworks, and gas bombs at police and each other overnight in Belfast, as a week of street violence escalated. Police and politicians tried Thursday to calm the volatile situation in Northern Ireland, where Britain's exit from the European Union has unsettled...

YouTube Delivers Bad News to Trump, Giuliani

Site extends former president's suspension, as well as bars lawyer from monetization program

(Newser) - If former President Trump had hoped to get one of his online megaphones back soon, he might have to cross YouTube off his list. As the last major social-media platform to suspend the former president, six days after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, the site extended that ban last...

A 'Day of Reckoning' for Social Media

Trump banned from FB, IG 'indefinitely,' while social media sees a 'reckoning' in general after DC riots

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Twitter and Facebook locked down President Trump's social media accounts after inflammatory posts he made during a day marked by chaos and violence on Capitol Hill. On Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took things further. "The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that...

Trump Lawyer Wants Krebs 'Taken Out at Dawn and Shot'

Remarks calling for Chris Krebs to be 'shot' made Monday by Trump campaign lawyer Joe diGenova

(Newser) - A Trump campaign lawyer made plain on The Howie Carr Show on Monday that he's not a fan of Chris Krebs, the cybersecurity chief fired by President Trump last month after vouching for the security of the 2020 election. Joe diGenova promoted unproven conspiracy theories regarding the election, but...

Brawls Erupt During NYC Trump Rally
Fistfights Break Out
at Bloody Trump Rally
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Fistfights Break Out at Bloody Trump Rally

Counter-protesters clash with 'Jews for Trump' convoy in Manhattan

(Newser) - Brawls broke out in the streets of New York City on Sunday as a pro-Trump convoy clashed with counter-protesters and cops scrambled to make arrests, TMZ reports. It began when a long parade of cars and trucks calling itself "Jews for Trump" moved through the city and was hit...

After a Night of Upheaval, Enter the Wisconsin National Guard

Move follows fire, vandalism, violence in Madison

(Newser) - Gov. Tony Evers says he's preparing to activate the Wisconsin National Guard after a night of unrest in Madison that included an assault on a state senator. It was apparently triggered by the arrest of a protest organizer. A video shows Devonere Johnson, a black man who also goes...

Ominous Tweet Tied to White Nationalists, Not Antifa

Twitter suspends account that posted message hinting of more violence to come

(Newser) - As if tensions weren't high enough with the George Floyd protests taking place across America, an ominous message circulated Sunday night that seemed to hint at more violence to come—and it appeared to be linked to antifa . "Tonight's the night, Comrades," the @ANTIFA_US account said...

It Was Chicago's Deadliest Memorial Day Weekend in 5 Years

10 dead, 31 injured

(Newser) - Ten people were killed over the holiday weekend in Chicago, making it the Windy City's deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015, ABC 7 reports. At least 31 others have been injured in shootings in the city since Friday night. Three of those shot were teenagers, one fatally. The Chicago ...

US Marks Grim New Record
US Marks Grim New Record

US Marks Grim New Record

Mass killings hit an all-time high in 2019

(Newser) - The first one occurred 19 days into the new year when a man used an ax to kill four family members including his infant daughter. Five months later, 12 people were killed in a workplace shooting in Virginia. Twenty-two more died at a Walmart in El Paso in August. A...

Trump 'Strongly Condemns' Violent Fake Video

Spokesperson says he's heard about it but hasn't seen it yet

(Newser) - The White House press chief says President Trump "strongly condemns" a violent fake video that has emerged depicting the president as massacring his critics, reports Fox News . Trump hasn't yet seen the clip himself, "but based upon everything he has heard," he is denouncing it, tweeted...

Joker Screening Leaves Moviegoers Unsettled

A young man cheered, applauded on-screen murders

(Newser) - Extra layers of security, intense on-screen action, and a frightening incident inside a New York theater combined to create an unsettling experience for some moviegoers who went to see Joker on its opening weekend, the AP reports. A young man who was loudly cheering and applauding on-screen murders sent some...

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