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Google to Integrate Bank Accounts in Payment App

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On Wednesday, Google said that beginning next year, it would be partnering with commercial banks and credit unions to allow users to manage mobile-based accounts through the Google Pay platform.

The vice president of Google Payments, Caesar Sengupta stated, “People do almost everything on their phones today, but for many, the way they save, pay and engage with their bank has remained unchanged,”.

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“That’s why we’re working with trusted financial institutions to create Plex, a new mobile-first bank account integrated into Google Pay.”

According to Google, the Plex Accounts for US consumers will be offered with no monthly fees, overdraft charges, or minimum balance requirements. It also mentioned that 11 banks and credit unions were participating.

To help users better organize payments to people and businesses, Google stated it was updating its Google Pay app.
Sengupta said, “Instead of showing a stack of cards or a long list of transactions, the new Google Pay app focuses on the friends and businesses you transact with most frequently,”.

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House Democrats would impeach Trump for ‘incitement of insurrection’ – CNN

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House Democrats are formally unveiling their resolution to impeach President Donald Trump on Monday, charging him with “incitement of insurrection” for his role in last week’s riots at the US Capitol, CNN reports. The single impeachment article, which will be introduced at 11 a.m. ET when the House gavels in Monday, points to Trump’s repeated false claims that he won the election and his speech to the crowd on January 6 before pro-Trump rioters breached the Capitol. It also cited Trump’s call with the Georgia Republican secretary of state where the President urged him to “find” enough votes for Trump to win the state.

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“In all this, President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of Government,” the resolution says. “He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coequal branch of Government. He thereby betrayed his trust as President, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.” The impeachment resolution is Democrats’ first step toward holding an impeachment vote this week to make Trump the first president in history to be impeached for a second time. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told House Democrats on Sunday evening that the House would proceed with bringing an impeachment resolution to the floor this week unless Vice President Mike Pence moves to invoke the 25th Amendment with a majority of the Cabinet to remove Trump from power. Pelosi’s letter was the first time she explicitly said that the House would take up impeachment on the floor this week, though it was clear that House Democrats have rapidly coalesced around an impeachment resolution in the days following the riots at the Capitol where five people died, including a US Capitol Police officer.

Pelosi said that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer would seek to take up a resolution from Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland on Monday urging Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment, and if they were blocked the House would consider the measure on Tuesday. Democrats are calling on Pence to respond within 24 hours, she said. If that does not happen, Democrats will bring their impeachment resolution to the floor. Timing of an impeachment vote is still fluid, though the expectation is it would happen on Wednesday.

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Donald Trump Declares State of Emergency in US capital

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Donald Trump has declared a state of emergency in the United States capital, referring to the emergency conditions surrounding President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration

The order authorizes officials to reduce the hours of operation for businesses, order people off the street if a curfew is issued, and disburse funds as needed to protect public safety.

The directive, which will expire at 3 p.m. on Jan. 21, extends the emergency through the inauguration of President-elect Joseph Biden on Jan. 20.

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Information of the violent Capitol attack have become progressively clear in the days since a mob broke into the building, and Democrats and Republicans alike expressed concern about a similar security breach leading up to Jan. 20. By the weekend after the Capitol Hill attack, five people had died in connection to the riots.

Ms. Bowser asked the Homeland Security Department to extend emergency provisions to allow federal and local agencies to better prepare for the inauguration and requested daily intelligence and threat briefings from the FBI from January 11 to January 24.

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FOREIGN NEWS: Indonesia Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 black boxes located

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“Black boxes” from a passenger plane that crashed into the sea soon after take-off in Indonesia on Saturday have been located, officials say.

Navy divers are confident that they will be able retrieve the two flight recorders when the search operation resumes on Monday.

Aircraft parts and human remains have been found.

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The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 was carrying 62 people when it vanished from radar on its journey to Borneo.

“We have located the position of the black boxes, both of them,” said Soerjanto Tjahjono, head of Indonesia’s transport safety committee, quoted by AFP earlier on Sunday.

“Divers will start looking for them now and hopefully it won’t be long before we get them.”

The flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, or black boxes as they are often called, store data about planes. They can provide vital information in air accident investigations.

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