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- Former President Donald Trump was acquitted Saturday in his second impeachment trial, as the Senate voted 57-43 to acquit him of charges that he incited the violent January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. With seven Republican senators voting in favor of impeachment, this was “the most bipartisan support for conviction in any of the four presidential impeachments in U.S. history,” the New York Times reported.
- But he’s still in some trouble locally, as the Wall Street Journal reported: “Manhattan prosecutors are examining loans Mr. Trump took out on his flagship Fifth Avenue building, Trump Tower; 40 Wall St., an art deco skyscraper in New York City’s Financial District; Trump International Hotel and Tower, a hotel and condominium building at Columbus Circle; and Trump Plaza, an apartment building on Manhattan’s East Side.”
- A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima, Japan Saturday, just a month before the tenth anniversary of the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami that left approximately 19,000 people dead.
- A Philadelphia man who was sentenced to jail as a juvenile when he was 15 for his role in a series of robberies was just released - at age 83.
- A dozen great podcasts about race, social justice, and Black history are listed here, including WNYC’s very own United States of Anxiety.
- In the wake of several horrific attacks on Asian seniors in the Bay Area, the Oaklandside examines the complicated dynamics at play.
- Let’s cross the pond for a palate cleanser: witness Rita Ora, the UK version of the Masked Singer, and a giant dancing sausage.
- And finally, here’s a classic video of some sweet otter paw-holding:
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