The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Is Being Auctioned Off to Aid Ukraine, and Is Already Sitting at $340,000

Dmitry Muratov, the editor in chief of Russia’s last independent newspaper, won the award alongside Filipino journalist Maria Ressa. Source

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  1. The House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol Hill insurrection has started to reach out to witnesses informing them of the panel’s desire to have them appear as part of its upcoming public hearings, which start later this month.

  2. In a CNN exclusive, Jamie Gangel reports that within minutes of the US Capitol breach on January 6, 2021, text messages flooded the cell phone of White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

  3. Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has handed over some documents to the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol in response to a subpoena he received in March, his attorney told CNN.

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  7. Conservative Republican election attorney Ben Ginsberg will testify to the House January 6 investigative committee during its next public hearing on Monday, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

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  12. Former President Donald Trump’s GOP allies in Congress were only too eager to defend their leader after learning last week that the FBI had carried out a court-authorized search of his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida.

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