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Muslim advocacy group warns American Muslims and Black communities to avoid state capitol buildings ahead of inauguration

  • CAIR also urged Muslim houses of worship and community centers to protect themselves "due to threat of far-right, White supremacist violence" following the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol.
  • Law enforcement and state officials are on high alert for potentially violent protests in the lead-up to Inauguration Day, with some state capitols boarded up and others temporarily closed ahead of Wednesday's ceremony.
  • The FBI says it has received information warning of "armed protests" in all 50 state capitols beginning Saturday and the US Capitol in Washington, DC, beginning Sunday, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's swearing-in.
  • CAIR advises anyone who chooses to counter protest to read its "Know Your Rights" guide so they can responsibly engage with law enforcement.
  • CAIR's chapter in Minnesota, the epicenter of heated protests over the police killing of George Floyd, says the warning extends to Black communities and other minorities.

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GitHub still won’t explain if it fired someone for saying ‘Nazi,’ and employees are pissed

  • GitHub employees are protesting the firing of a Jewish colleague who was let go two days after he warned co-workers in Washington, DC to stay safe from Nazis.
  • Now, GitHub workers are saying “Nazi” repeatedly in Slack, in regards to the US Capitol rioters, to protest what is being perceived as unfair treatment.
  • Another GitHub employee documented roughly 50 times the word “Nazi” was used in Slack prior to the events on January 6th.
  • In a Slack message from 2014, one staffer wrote that “nazis gave the jews free healthcare.” He still works at GitHub today.
  • Two days later, he was fired.
  • The company reportedly cited vague “patterns of behavior” as the reason for his termination.
  • GitHub CEO Nat Friedman responded, saying he was appalled at the violence in Washington, DC and would be investigating the termination of the Jewish employee.

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Fannie, Freddie Taxpayer Stake Won't Be Restructured Under Trump

  • The announcement by the Treasury Department and the companies’ federal regulator leaves it to the incoming Biden administration to decide the future of the firms, which were put under government control during the 2008-09 financial crisis through a process known as conservatorship.
  • Advisers close to President-elect Joe Biden have said he would be in no hurry to privatize the companies, which guarantee roughly half of the $11 trillion U.S. mortgage market.
  • Under a more modest agreement announced Thursday by the Treasury Department and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the mortgage companies will be allowed to retain more of their earnings, boosting their ability to absorb potential losses.
  • Under Thursday’s changes to the companies’ bailout agreements with the government, the companies will be allowed to hold roughly $280 billion, or the equivalent of what they are required to maintain as part of new, banklike capital rules set by the FHFA in November.

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