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Arizona and Georgia audits: Republicans continue to push election fraud lies

  • A Republican-led audit of 2.1 million votes cast during last year’s election in Arizona’s Maricopa County resumed on Monday amid rising tensions between the Republican state senators who sanctioned the audit and county officials who have called it factitious
  • In Georgia’s Fulton County, another audit is impending after a judge green-lit unsealing 147,000 mail-in ballots from last November’s election. Georgia has already conducted three audits since last November
  • The election audits mark another step in Republicans’ search for evidence to support Trump’s unfounded claims that massive election fraud helped Democrats win the presidency


Fury mounts over 'hijacking' of Ryanair flight by Belarusian government

  • Dissident journalist Roman Protasevich was arrested on Sunday after the Belarusian government diverted a Ryanair flight to its capital Minsk. The flight was headed to Vilnius, Lithuania from Athens, Greece
  • Protasevich is one of the dozens of Belarusian journalists and activists campaigning in exile against President Alexander Lukashenko’s 26-year rule
  • Protasevich is also the founder of the Telegram channel Nexta, which helped organize anti-Lukashenko protests, and was charged last year with “organizing mass riots and group actions that grossly violate public order” along with being placed on a government wanted list for terrorism


Bernard Arnault becomes world’s richest person  

  • As of Monday morning, French fashion mogul Bernard Arnault is the world’s richest person with an estimated net worth of $186.3 billion beating Jeff Bezos’ $186 billion
  • Arnault’s net worth has increased by $110 billion since March 2020 as a result of unexpected performance by his luxury group LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy)
  • LVMH, which owns Fendi, Dior, and Givenchy, rose 0.4% during early hours of trading on Monday, which pushed Arnault’s personal stake by more than $600 million


Netflix to offer new gaming bundle, evidence suggests

  • Netflix is showing signs of expanding into the gaming world according to some reports
  • The successful ‘choose your own adventure’-style film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is seen to have been a trial run
  • The first report last Friday from The Information indicated that Netflix is looking to hire an executive to lead new gaming efforts and that the company is looking into a bundle of games similar to Apple Arcade

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Nation's largest Confederate memorial to get new exhibit expanding its narrative

  • The Confederate monument is looking to incorporate a new exhibit that tells “the whole story” behind the monument at Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park
  • The exhibit will be created with input from credible and reputable historians and will include the history behind the 1915 rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan on the mountain and Klan rallies that followed until 1958 when the state of Georgia bought the mountain and land around it
  • The carving depicts three Confederate leaders of the Civil War on horseback: Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy during the Civil War, and Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and has been a flashpoint for debate between those who see it as part of Southern heritage and those who see it as a representation of white supremacy


Japan's Osaka city struggles under COVID-19 onslaught


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