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Cause of death released for 4 of 5 people at Capitol riot – but not Officer Brian Sicknick

WASHINGTON – The district medical examiner released Wednesday the cause of death for four of the five people who died at the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, but results are still pending for Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.

Dr. Francisco Diaz, the district’s chief medical examiner, announced the causes of deaths as:

• Ashli Babbitt, 35, died by homicide from a gunshot to the left shoulder. She was shot by a Capitol police officer while trying to climb through a door near the House chamber.

• Kevin Greeson, 55, died of natural causes from cardiovascular disease. Greeson, of Athens, Alabama, had a Twitter account in which he supported former President Donald Trump and profanely denounced his opponents.

• Benjamin Phillips, 50, died of natural causes from cardiovascular disease. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Phillips of Ringtown, Pennsylvania, was a computer programmer who founded a social media website for Trump supporters. He had organized a trip of several dozen people to the district.

• Roseanne Boyland, 34, died by accident from acute amphetamine intoxication. Boyland, of Georgia, wanted to be a sobriety counselor and followed QAnon conspiracies, her family said.

Results typically come within 90 days of a death, but Sicknick’s death remains under investigation.

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‘Leverage’ Co-Creator & EP Chris Downey Inks With APA

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Downey, who’s best known as the co-creator and executive producer of TNT crime drama Leverage, has signed with APA for representation.

Currently, Downey is serving as a consulting producer on Leverage: Redemption—IMDBtv’s revival of the series, which ran for five seasons—also serving as co-executive producer of David E. Kelly’s upcoming Netflix drama series, The Lincoln Lawyer. Downey also has a second project in development at IMDBtv that is currently under wraps.

The executive producer’s other TV credits include Station 19 (ABC), Pearson (USA), Suits (USA), Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. (USA), Incorporated (Syfy), and King & Maxwell (TNT). Downey has also developed multiple projects for NBC, Fox and CBS.

Before he embarked on a career in entertainment, Downey was a criminal defense attorney and journalist. The first projects he worked on, following his career transition, were half-hour comedies like Lateline and What About Joan?. He also worked on CBS comedy The King of Queens for six seasons, serving as an executive producer on the last three.

Downey continues to be represented by Ziffren Brittenham.

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Twitter held talks for $4 billion takeover of Clubhouse: Bloomberg News

FILE PHOTO: The Twitter logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc held discussions in recent months to buy audio app Clubhouse at a $4 billion valuation, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Twitter declined to comment on the report.

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Biden administration sets the stage for retaliation against Russia over SolarWinds, election interference: report

  • The Biden administration finished an intelligence report on alleged Russian meddling, Bloomberg reported.
  • The review could lead to retaliatory action against Russia over the SolarWinds hack and election interference, according to the report.
  • Last month, Biden announced sanctions against Russian officials over the treatment of Putin critic Alexei Navalny.
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The Biden administration completed an intelligence review of alleged Russian meddling in the SolarWinds cybersecurity attack and interference in US elections, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

The review could set the stage for possible retaliatory actions like sanctions or expulsion of Russian intel officers in the US, three people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

The news of the review comes after President Joe Biden announced sanctions against Russian officials last month over the arrest and alleged poisoning of Putin critic Alexei Navalny.

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