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FBI finds new batch of documents in Biden’s Wilmington home

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Some documents recovered date back 14 years ago to when Biden was a Delaware Senator, raising questions if this is a pattern for the President to mishandle classified information

After the Biden administration claimed that the search for more classified documents was complete more than a week ago, officials have uncovered additional classified materials.

On Friday, the FBI spent nearly 13 hours searching U.S. President Joe Biden’s private home in Wilmington, where they seized six new items of classified documents, which include materials that date back to when Biden was a Delaware Senator.

New questions have been raised if this has been a pattern for the president to mishandle classified information.

Current Senators say they are confused as to how Biden had classified documents from years ago because the process does not allow lawmakers to carry classified documents out of the Capitol.

“I review classified material as a Senator on the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees,” Sen. Tim Kaine said.

“But when I do it, it’s always in a classified facility or I don’t have access to the materials other than to sit there and read them so that’s why there needs to be this independent investigation and independent prosecutor,” he said.

The House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer is officially requesting the Secret Service reveal a list of visitors to the President’s Wilmington home— information which the White House believes should remain private.

While the Biden team consented to a search, so they knew when the FBI was coming. But some House Republicans still think the Biden team is hiding something.

“This has all the patterns of an influence peddling scheme, and it also has the makings of a potential cover-up,” Comer said.

Now, the Justice Department is reportedly considering searching other properties linked to the president.

Veronica Dudo is the U.S. Correspondent for Ticker News covering America’s biggest headlines. As an Emmy® Award nominated global journalist, Veronica has traveled across the country and around the world reporting on historical events that connect all citizens. Lauded as an award-winning international journalist, Veronica has executed stellar news coverage for NBC News, CBS News, The Hill, ME-TV Network and AOL. Her stories have highlighted a plethora of topics ranging from breaking news and politics to economic affairs across the USA, European Union, and Asia; cultural affairs; globalization; governance; education; and sustainability.

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Texas man breaks ice off trampoline net

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Texas cold snap sees temperatures plummet

 
How’s this for cold?

Twitter user Brett Hillier has shared a video from his property in Texas, showing ice on the net of his trampoline cracking.

The Dallas-Fort Worth area has been blanketed with snow, with hazardous conditions expected to continue until at least Thursday.

Authorities have responded to hundreds of accident-related calls, with the ice storm wreaking havoc on roads.

The freezing conditions are making making roads slick, sending cars sliding as residents are told to stay home.

Schools across Mississippi and Tennessee have also been shut. #trending #featured

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Kamala Harris demands Congress pass George Floyd Act

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U.S. vice President Kamala Harris has implored Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice and Policing Act

While at the funeral of Tyre Nichols, who was beaten and died at the hands of five Memphis police officers – Harris implored for the right thing to be done.

“As vice-president of the United States, we demand that Congress pass the George Floyd Justice and Policing Act. Joe Biden will sign it,” Harris made the call to action while at the congregation in Memphis.

The Memphis Police Department fired five of the officers involved in the attack, who also are Black.

Prosecutors then charged them last week with second-degree murder, assault, kidnapping, official misconduct and oppression.

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Meta stocks soar in ‘Year of Efficiency’

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Meta Platforms has announced a better-than-expected sales quarter, as well as a USD$40 billion stock buyback.

The parent of Instagram and Facebook cut its cost outlook for 2023 by $5 billion, and projected first-quarter sales that could beat Wall Street estimates.

Meta stock surged nearly 19% in after-hours trade.

Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg described the focus on efficiency as part of the natural evolution of the company, calling it a “phase change” for an organisation that once lived by the motto “move fast and break things.”

“We just grew so quickly for like the first 18 years,” Zuckerberg said in a conference call. “It’s very hard to really crank on efficiency while you’re growing that quickly. I just think we’re in a different environment now.”

The cost cuts reflect Meta’s updated plans for lower data centre construction expenses this year.

In November, the company cut more than 11,000 jobs in response, a precursor to the tens of thousands of layoffs in the tech industry that followed.

“Our management theme for 2023 is the ‘Year of Efficiency’ and we are focused on becoming a stronger and more nimble organisation,” Zuckerberg said in a statement.

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