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Tuesday January 19th, 2021 night edition

image for B-52 US bombers fly over Middle East; Iran condemns intimidation

Iranian foreign minister says the US would be better off spending its military billions ‘on your taxpayers’ health’.

The United States again flew B-52 bombers over the Middle East with Iran responding it should spend its military budget on healthcare for Americans rather than intimidation tactics.

The US Central Command (CENTCOM) said on Sunday the “presence patrols” were flown “as a key part of CENTCOM’s defensive posture”.

The latest military manoeuvres come as security analysts have warned that US President Donald Trump could take military action against Iran in his final days in office.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned the B-52 mission on Sunday, saying if the move was an attempt to intimidate Tehran, then the US would be better off spending its military billions “on your taxpayers’ health”.

@Potus : If your B-52H “Presence Patrols” are meant to intimidate or warn Iran, you should have spent those $billions on your taxpayers’ health.

Tension has risen between the US and Iran following the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in Tehran in November. »

Hundreds of writers and book agents sign joint letter demanding publishing industry bans Trump memoir

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Editors, publishing agents and authors have signed-up to a letter in the hundreds, demanding the industry deny Donald Trump the publication of any post-presidential memoir.

The letter, titled "No Book Deals for Traitors,” was signed by more than 250 editors, authors and publishing agents last week.

Together, they oppose any Trump administration official from publishing a future book - including the outgoing president, who is rumoured to be considering a memoir. »

GitHub apologizes for firing Jewish employee who warned of Nazis in U.S. Capitol: TechCrunch

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(Reuters) - Technology company GitHub has apologized for firing a Jewish employee who cautioned his colleagues about the presence of Nazis in Washington on the day of the assault of the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, TechCrunch reported.

TechCrunch reported the employee was Jewish and that he was fired after he made a comment on Jan. 6 in Slack saying, "stay safe homies, Nazis are about".

Trump, who has challenged the validity of Biden’s victory without producing evidence, initially praised his supporters but later condemned the violence. »

This Michigan marijuana dispensary is giving free weed to anyone who got the COVID-19 vaccine

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To help encourage Michiganders to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a local marijuana dispensary is offering a "Pot for Shots" promotion.Anyone who brings in written proof that they received a COVID-19 vaccine to the Greenhouse of Walled Lake will get a free pre-rolled joint, the dispensary says in a press release.

"'Pot for Shots' is our way of showing our commitment in assisting helping the community get back to normalcy.

You can learn more about vaccination prioritization here You can read about efforts to vaccinate Michiganders in this week's. »