Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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Tech companies crack down on Trump, supporters

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/11/21, 07:32 am

After Twitter banned President Donald Trump for life on Friday, many of his supporters left the platform for the conservative-friendly social media site Parler. Google suspended Parler from its app store on Friday, and Apple threatened to do the same if the platform did not police posts that might incite violence. Amazon cut the site off from its web hosting service at midnight on Sunday. Parler CEO John Matze said in a post that the company “won’t cave to politically motivated companies and those authoritarians who hate free speech.”

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Democrats to stage impeachment effort

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/08/21, 04:51 pm

President Donald Trump has less than two weeks left in office, but that’s too long for his staunchest critics. House Democrats said they plan to introduce articles of impeachment against the president, saying he “willfully made statements that encouraged—and foreseeably resulted in—imminent lawless action at the Capitol.” They also plan to vote on a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to attempt to remove Trump from office under the 25th Amendment. Since a group of Trump supporters rioted at the U.S.

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Capitol Police chief to step down

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/08/21, 01:21 am

Never in his 30 years of law enforcement in Washington had Chief Steven Sund encountered a situation like Wednesday’s riots, the man in charge of the police who protect Congress said on Thursday. He resigned on Thursday amid criticism the Capitol Police were unprepared to handle the unruly mobs that invaded the building and forced lawmakers into an hourslong lockdown. Police shot and killed Ashli Babbitt, a 35-year-old Air Force veteran who was among a crowd that tried to push its way into the House of Representatives. Three other people died of medical emergencies during the riot.

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