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Saturday December 24th, 2022 evening edition

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Congress should consider barring Donald Trump from holding any future office for inciting a violent mob to storm the US Capitol, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack said in its final report.

The deadly attack was the end result of an effort devised and steered by Trump to overturn the results of the 2020 election and block the transfer of power, the committee said.

He pressured myriad government officials, from county elections staffers all the way up to his vice president, Mike Pence, to deny the certification of the results.

And when political pressure failed, he summoned a mob to the Capitol and told them to "fight like hell.".

"The central cause of January 6th was one man, former President Donald Trump, whom many others followed," the report's executive summary read.

It also recommended that Congress consider "creating a formal mechanism" to evaluate whether to bar the individuals in the report from state and federal office.

The committee made 11 recommendations in total, including asking federal agencies to tackle the threat of white nationalist and violent anti-government extremist groups. »

Police: 19-year-old killed in shooting at Mall of America

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Two first responders and an ambulance are seen at the entrance to Nordstrom at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., after reports of shots fired on Friday, Dec. 23, 2022.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A teenager was killed during a shooting at the Mall of America on Friday that sent frightened customers at the nation’s largest shopping center racing into a lockdown just before the holiday weekend, police said.

The lockdown lasted for about an hour before the mall tweeted that shoppers were being sent outside. »

‘Develop Batteries for Electric Vehicles Here’: Zimbabwe Bans Export of Raw Lithium

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Winston Chitando following the export ban said: “No lithium-bearing ores, or unbeneficiated lithium whatsoever, shall be exported from Zimbabwe to another country except under the written permit of the minister.”.

He told Quartz that if Zimbabwe continues to export raw lithium then it shall go nowhere.

Lithium is the new gold as the world shifts to clean energy, especially in the field of electric vehicles. »

Exclusive: Twitter removes suicide prevention feature, says it's under revamp

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AIDS United said a webpage that the Twitter feature linked to attracted about 70 views a day until Dec. 18.

The sources with knowledge of Musk's decision to order the removal of the feature declined to be named because they feared retaliation.

Musk has said he wants to combat child sexual abuse content on Twitter and has criticized the previous ownership's handling of the issue. »

US Marines must allow Sikh recruits with beards, court rules – DW – 12

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The US Marines Corps are to allow Sikh recruits to maintain their beards and wear turbans , a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

Sikh men maintain their beards and wear their turbans to express their outward commitment to their religious faith.

The Marines argued that recruits needed to be "stripped of their individuality" as part of a "psychological transformation" toward shared sacrifice, the court document read. »