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Monday December 13rd, 2021 morning edition

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An Amazon employee looks at the damage of a roof collapse at an Amazon distribution center in Edwardsville, Illinois, U.S. December 11, 2021.

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill., Dec 12 (Reuters) - Amazon cargo driver Austin J. McEwen, 26, was an only child who loved to listen to rapper Mac Miller and hunt with his friends.

He died trying to shelter from a powerful tornado in the bathroom at an (AMZN.O) warehouse on Friday night, according to a coworker.

Amazon said employees were directed to shelter in place at a designated assembly area at the front of the building, which was near a restroom.

The site received tornado warnings between 8:06 p.m. and 8:16 p.m. before the tornado struck the building at 8:27 p.m., the company said.

The company responded by saying that there was no Amazon policy that prevents employees or contractors from having a cell phone at work.

On Sunday, Amazon workers arrived at the warehouse across the street, heavily guarded by security, to start shifts. »

Nothing is more important than Team Trump’s January PowerPoint urging a full-blown coup

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So far that’s been true, but who knew that in 2021 the counterrevolution — more popularly known as a coup — would be laid out in a PowerPoint presentation?.

But the quickening flow of leaks and new discoveries from the House committee probing the Jan. 6 insurrection is no laughing matter.

We can speed up the hearings, put the biggest story on the front page, and arrest the coup plotters, or we can let the fire burn. »

With nearly 5 million children getting COVID vaccines, no safety problems have been seen, CDC director says

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With nearly 5 million children ages 5 to 11 now vaccinated against COVID-19, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky says real-world monitoring finds vaccines are safe for young children.

"We have an incredibly robust vaccine safety system, and so if [problems] were there, we would find it.".

Despite robust safety data, fewer than 1 in 5 children in this age group has receive their first dose. »

Lauren Boebert Is Inciting Violence Against Muslims. This Can't Be Tolerated.

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for sharing a video depicting violence against his colleagues, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D‑N.Y.), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R‑Colo.)

used her time on the House floor to launch into an Islamophobic tirade, calling Rep. Ilhan Omar (D‑Minn.)

Now, they must hold Boebert to the same standard and censure her for her dangerous Islamophobic attacks aimed at Ilhan Omar. »

Florida man used flamethrower to settle parking dispute, police say

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A Florida man angry over his neighbors’ parking habits sprayed fire from a commercial flamethrower toward a car with three teenagers inside, police said.

Gainey’s daughter, Nate’talya Baker, 16, fled the car with her friends as Abrams continued to spray flames toward them, police said.

This story was produced by Fresh Take Florida, a news service of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. »