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Hundreds of individuals protesting the outcome of the 2020 election broke into the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday. As the events unfolded, videos, photos, and eyewitness accounts of the chaos were widely shared on the news and across social media. The Washington Post analyzed these posts and used them to reconstruct how the event unfolded.
John Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock won the Georgia runoffs this week, giving the Democrats control of the Senate. Both parties showed up to vote, but Democratic turnout was more significant, largely because of Black voters. The New York Times’s Nate Cohn provides a rundown of how the Democrats completed the blue shift in Georgia.
Why did the Kursk sink? History
After two onboard explosions sank the Kursk submarine in the Barents Sea 20 years ago, the official account listed the 188 crew-members’ deaths as accidental. An alternate version, however, tells a different story. Vice-Admiral Valery Ryazantsev was dismissed from the government commission in charge of the investigation, and authored a book about the tragedy. His conclusions are visualized in this piece from Infografika.
The list of controversies surrounding online celebrities is long, making getting “cancelled” almost inevitable. “Cancel culture” can lead to massive losses in followers, sponsorship, and ad revenue, as well as an attack on a celebrity’s public image. But for some of the most prolific online figures, like Jake and Logan Paul, attempts at cancelation can serve to elevate them further.