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- A Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 passenger plane carrying 62 passengers is believed to have crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from Jakarta, Indonesia.
- A Florida man photographed smiling and waving while he ran off with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s podium during the Capitol mob violence has been arrested and charged with theft of government property, entering restricted buildings without authority, and violent entry and disorderly conduct.
- NYC did not have any reports of overnight shootings Friday night, for possibly the first time since December 1st, 2020.
- Ariel Pink’s label dropped him after he posted photos of attending the Stop the Steal rally in Washington D.C. this week.
- Forbes’ editor vows that any of President Donald Trump’s various press representatives who make their way into the private sector will be treated as a liar by the publication: “Let it be known to the business world: Hire any of Trump’s fellow fabulists [...] and Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie.”
- The Tyler Morning Telegraph in East Texas says someone at the paper re-wrote the caption on an Associated Press photograph of pro-Trump rioters climbing the Capitol walls to instead say they were disguised Antifa members.
- In the first-ever judgement of its kind, a Seoul court ordered Tokyo to pay about $91,000 in reparations to each of 12 “comfort women” who were abducted and forced into prostitution for Japanese soldiers during World War II. Only five of the 12 plaintiffs are still alive, the Korea Times said.
- It’s not just your own sense of time’s elasticity right now - the Earth is indeed spinning faster than usual.
- And finally, to the roof! To the roof!
Extra Extra: Maybe The Earth Should Take It Easy After This Week, Man
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