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I ask this question seriously, and not to denigrate in any way the reporting that went into producing the story.

But, in some profound sense, is this kind of thing still news anymore?

By the time the news conference occurred on Nov. 19, Mr. Trump’s campaign had already prepared an internal memo on many of the outlandish claims about the company, Dominion Voting Systems, and the separate software company, Smartmatic.

Unlike Mark Milley, Woodward’s hero, Eric Coomer was someone who didn’t ask to be collateral damage in an assault on republican democracy.

Charles P. Pierce Charles P Pierce is the author of four books, most recently Idiot America, and has been a working journalist since 1976.

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Autopsy confirms remains found in Wyoming are Gabby Petito's, FBI says

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The FBI tweeted that Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue ruled the manner of death a homicide in his preliminary findings.

"The cause of death remains pending final autopsy results," the FBI said.

"We will be making a statement when Gabby is home," attorney Richard Benson Stafford said in a statement obtained by CNN affiliate KSL. »

Brazil’s unvaccinated president had to eat pizza on NYC sidewalk

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Brazil’s unvaccinated President Jair Bolsonaro was spotted this weekend eating pizza on a sidewalk in New York City, where tourists and residents who are unvaccinated for the coronavirus are barred from eating indoors.

The Brazilian president is the only G20 leader who has not been vaccinated for the coronavirus and has repeatedly defended his decision, citing his battle with COVID-19 last year.

The UN has permitted unvaccinated delegates to attend the General Assembly, which starts Tuesday with a speech from the Brazilian president. »

Dems nix $1 billion for Iron Dome from budget bill after progressive pressure

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Progressive Democrats on Tuesday successfully pressured the party to remove $1 billion for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system from a bill to keep the United States government funded.

House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted: “Democrats just pulled funding from the Iron Dome — the missile defense system that has saved countless lives in Israel from Hamas’ rocket attacks.

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke of plans to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile batteries in June, after meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz on the matter. »