“Who’s to say it won’t happen again?”: Democrats warn of the risks of acquittal

Closing their second day of arguments in former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, House Democrats warned of the real danger of acquittal.

Asking senators to weigh the threat of letting Trump’s incitement of an insurrection go unpunished, House impeachment managers detailed his history of stoking violence and the ongoing threat of domestic terrorism that his actions have encouraged. Their intent: making it clear that January 6 was an extension of a pattern — rather than an aberration — and could be repeated if consequences are not imposed.

“Senators, the evidence is clear,” Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO) said in his closing …

This Is the Sneaker That Helped Deliver Michael Jordan His First Championship

In 1991, the Air Jordan line had been going strong for a while—the five previous editions had made Michael Jordan synonymous with his sneakers in a way no athlete had managed before. But Jordans 1 through 5 weren’t much help as Jordan struggled to get past the Boston Celtics or the “Bad Boy” Pistons to win a championship. He may have been the most popular basketball player in the world, but that first ring still eluded him.

When he did finally secure that first title later that year, against Magic Johnson’s Lakers, Jordan did so wearing a new silhouette: the …

Pandemic in Retreat

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continues to plummet, as does the number of Americans hospitalized with symptoms. Deaths have also begun to decline. And the number of daily vaccination shots has nearly tripled over the last month.

It’s been a long time since the virus news was as encouraging as it is right now.

The overall situation is still bad. The virus is spreading more rapidly in the U.S. than in almost any other

“That awful day could have been so much worse”: New videos show how narrowly rioters missed lawmakers

House impeachment managers — using previously unseen security footage from the US Capitol and a map of the building — revealed how close rioters came to confronting staffers and lawmakers on January 6, underscoring the threat that insurrectionists posed to everyone there.

These clips, shown during Democrats’ eight hours of argument in former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial Wednesday, revealed a series of near misses. Some of the most shocking included the moment when Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) nearly ran into attackers, and another when rioters almost found a group of eight staffers hiding in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office.…