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Eugene Goodman welcomed escorting Kamala Harris to inauguration


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The Capitol cop praised for main rioters away from Senators throughout the Jan. 6 siege was given a hero’s welcome Tuesday as he escorted Vice President Kamala Harris to the inauguration.

Officer Eugene Goodman — who was seen on viral video distracting rioters so that they chased him away from an open Senate door — was honored with the title of performing deputy Senate sergeant-at-arms for Tuesday’s historic event.

He was greeted with an enormous cheer and applause as he walked out in a brown overcoat forward of Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, after escorting her down the inside Capitol steps.

The black officer was hailed for his position throughout the storming of the Capitol after he was proven single-handedly main a baying mob of white rioters away from the Senate chambers to an space the place different officers met him.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers additionally desires to honor the officer with the Congressional Gold Medal.

“When he was the one factor standing between Members of Congress and the violent mob, he shortly and selflessly redirected their fury upon himself so these Members may escape,” South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace stated in introducing the invoice.

U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman arrives for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington
U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman arrives for the 59th Presidential Inauguration on the U.S. Capitol in Washington

“Because of his valor, we’re right here in the present day.”

The 18 Airborne Corps additionally stated he was “rightfully being hailed as a hero after singlehandedly holding again rioters from coming into the Senate chambers.”

“An Iraq fight vet and member of this Corps, Eugene was a hero lengthy earlier than” the riots, the Corps tweeted. “We rejoice his valor.”


Former Virginia corrections worker claims she was fired for carrying tampon



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A former worker on the Virginia Division of Corrections can transfer ahead with a lawsuit that claims she was fired as a result of the jail thought her tampon was contraband, a decide dominated Monday.

Joyce Flores alleged in a lawsuit that she was axed from her job as a dental hygienist in July 2019 after her colleagues mistook a tampon for contraband throughout a physique scan on the facility, regardless of her repeated makes an attempt to elucidate the state of affairs.

“At no level did [Flores] deliver or try to deliver contraband into ACC. The explanation supplied by VDOC for the termination is pretext for intercourse discrimination. Plaintiff’s employment was terminated as a result of she was a menstruating feminine using a female hygiene product when she arrived to work on July 17, 2019,” the swimsuit, filed in November, prices.

In response, the Division of Corrections requested a decide to drop the claims, arguing that Flores didn’t present sufficient proof proving gender discrimination on the time of her firing, the Virginia Mercury reported.

Nevertheless, District Choose Thomas Cullen rejected the division’s request, saying, “Flores’ menstruation and use of a tampon — circumstances inextricable from her intercourse and her child-bearing capability — she wouldn’t have been discharged.”

In 2018, the Virginia Division of Corrections banned girls from carrying tampons whereas visiting inmates citing issues that its physique scanning system wouldn’t be capable to differentiate the feminine hygiene product from contraband.

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Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy exams constructive for COVID-19



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Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy introduced Wednesday he has examined constructive for COVID-19.

The Republican governor was quarantining in his dwelling with gentle signs, his workplace mentioned in an announcement.

Dunleavy started to isolate himself after studying Sunday he had been in shut contact with somebody who had the virus. He acquired examined that very same day and his outcomes got here again detrimental.

He had been feeling nicely till Tuesday night time. On Wednesday morning, he examined once more, and the resulte was constructive, in line with Dunleavy’s workplace.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink and the governor’s attending doctor are monitoring him.

In the meantime, Alaska Home Speaker Louise Stutes additionally examined constructive for the contagious bug.

Committee hearings had been canceled for Thursday, and Stutes warned her colleagues to not enter the state Capitol until it was needed.

With Submit wires

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Girl caught on video crashing into upstate NY bakery



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An 82-year-old lady could possibly be seen on video as she drives straight right into a bakery in upstate New York on Tuesday.

Kathryn Ford went to use the brakes however by accident hit the gasoline pedal, prompting her to plow into Dolce and Biscotti in Clifton Park shortly earlier than 5 p.m., the Albany Occasions Union reported citing state police.

Inside, Ford continued hitting the gasoline, however fortunately, Tom Fron, whose spouse owns the bakery, ran over to the automobile to show off the ignition.

“It was a miracle,” he advised the outlet. “I used to be on the money register and everybody else was in a separate corners of the bakery.”

“It occurred so quick. I heard a crash and she or he was in the course of the bakery,” Fron added. “We’re blessed. The whole lot that was broken may be repaired.”

Video of the crash exhibits the BMW slamming by means of the bakery’s glass home windows, and into the kitchen the place a number of workers ran for canopy.

Ford had no accidents. Just one individual suffered a minor arm damage and was handled by EMS on the scene.

The bakery posted on its Fb web page that it will likely be quickly closed for one to 2 weeks because of renovations.

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