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Tuesday January 5th, 2021 day edition

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President Donald Trump likely broke both federal and state law in a Saturday phone call during which he encouraged Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to overturn the state’s election results.

The president certainly committed an impeachable offense that is grounds for removing him from the office he will be vacating in less than three weeks, or disqualifying him from future elected office.

Trump may never be put on trial for what he did, but a failure to prosecute him may lead to a further deterioration of American democracy.

— Professor Rick Hasen of UC Irvine School of Law, in an article published at Slate, condeming the outgoing president for his “shakedown” of Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and calling for Trump to be prosecuted and impeached.

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Kelly Loeffler's new Facebook ad darkens skin of Raphael Warnock, her Black opponent

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., ran a paid Facebook ad last week that artificially darkened the skin color of her Democratic opponent, the Rev.

According to the Facebook Ad Library, on Dec. 29 the Loeffler campaign spent between $3,000 and $3,500 on an ad called "Too Radical.

Too Corrupt," and dropped between $40,000 and $45,000 on a second, more aggressive counterpart titled "Beyond Radical Raphael," which uses some of the same footage, but with Warnock's skin noticeably darkened. »

Bond girl Tanya Roberts mistakenly reported dead by publicist after collapsing at US home

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Tanya Roberts, who captivated James Bond in A View to a Kill and later played Midge Pinciotti in the sitcom That '70s Show, has been mistakenly reported dead by her publicist after falling at her home.

Key points: A number of news outlets wrongly reported that Tanya Roberts died on Sunday.

A number of news outlets wrongly reported that Tanya Roberts died on Sunday Ms Roberts, who was a Bond girl, does not have COVID-19 but is in poor condition after a fall. »

Proud Boys' leader Enrique Tarrio arrested in DC, police say

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Download the FOX 5 DC News App for Local Breaking News and Weather. D.C. police confirmed Monday evening that officers have arrested 36-year-old Henry "Enrique" Tarrio, of Miami, Florida.

Police say at the time of his arrest, Tarrio was found to be in possession of two high capacity firearm magazines.

READ MORE: DC church suing Proud Boys over Black Lives Matter sign vandalism. »