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WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US Justice Department's internal watchdog on Monday (Jan 25) said his office was launching an investigation on whether current or former department officials made an "improper attempt" to seek to alter the results of the 2020 presidential election. The announcement by Inspector General Michael Horowitz came after the New York Times reported earlier that Jeffrey Clark, the department's acting assistant attorney general for the Civil Division, had plotted with President Donald Trump in a failed attempt to oust then-Attorney General Jeff Rosen so that he could launch a probe of alleged voter fraud in Georgia. Clark, the Times reported, was sympathetic to Trump's "Stop the Steal" campaign, and he met with Congressman Scott Perry of Pennsylvania to discuss a plan to have the Justice Department send Georgia a letter disclosing the department would investigate the election results. The plot was foiled, however, after other senior leaders in the department threatened to resign if Clark was appointed acting attorney general. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said in a statement that his probe will encompass "all relevant allegations that may arise," but that it will be limited what role, if any, current or former
LOS ANGELES: Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted. No cause of death was given, but CNN had earlier reported he was hospitalized with COVID-19.A longtime nationally syndicated radio host, from 1985 through 2010 he was a nightly fixture on CNN, where he won many honors, including two Peabody awards.With his celebrity interviews, political debates and topical discussions, King wasn't just an enduring on-air personality. He also set himself apart with the curiosity be brought to every interview, whether questioning the assault victim known as the ``Central Park Jogger'' or billionaire industrialist Ross Perot, who in 1992 rocked the presidential contest by announcing his candidacy on King's show.In its early years, ``Larry King Live'' was based in Washington, D.C., which gave the show an air of gravitas. Likewise King. He was the plainspoken go-between through whom Beltway bigwigs could reach their public, and they did, earning the show prestige as a place where things happened, where news was made.King conducted an estimated
In our just-released winter magazine, we published the results of a survey about how our subscribers coped with the trials of 2020. This included questions on how you spent your newfound time at home thanks to the coronavirus lockdowns. Many of you cooked and baked to cope and to spend time with your family and friends. We asked for recipes that you enjoyed, and you were very generous in sharing them. We had space for only a few in print, but we plan to continue sharing them here on the blog each Friday. What better way to start the new year than with food and fellowship? Send your food and drink recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org — and let us know what you think of any that you try out! ***** Kale the Dutch Way (‘Boerenkoolstamppot, Stamppot Boerenkool’) 2 to 2 1/2 Lb (~1kg) shredded or baby kale 2 Lb (~800 g) peeled potatoes 4 oz (~125 ml) milk A little butter Sausages 1. Put kale in a large pot with 3 cups of water and bring to a boil, then lower heat but keep at a boil, cooking the kale for 45 to 50 minutes. 2. While the