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  • Representative. Jamie Raskin began the second impeachment trial for former president Donald Trump with a 13-minute video depicting the events of the dangerous January 6th Capitol riot, which House Democrats argue shows that Trump incited the insurrection.
  • The reason why the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and other passengers crashed was the pilot’s spatial disorientation and loss of control, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.
  • When a police officer in Beverly Hills was confronted by an activist live-streaming their encounter, the officer began blasting Sublime’s "Santeria" from his phone in what seems to be an effort to trigger copyright protections so that social media platforms would refuse to host the video.
  • Meet The Ginsburg, a Washington D.C. luxury complex named after the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “At The Ginsburg, you can live in the heart of the city in a building named for the heart of justice,” the apartment complex’s website barfs.
  • The private equity firm L Catterton, backed by luxury French fashion house LVMH, is eyeballing Birkenstock for $4.8 billion.
  • Perhaps suffering through nearly a year of Zoom calls was all worth it so that we could be rewarded with this truly hilarious moment.
  • As Tanzina Vega has aptly noted, we’ve all run headfirst into the pandemic wall.
  • Megan Rapinoe proposed to Sue Bird while wearing a bucket hat, and other fun details of the sensational power couple are revealed in this GQ profile.
  • And finally, Fiona enjoys a veggie shaved ice: