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German Foundation Compensates Heirs Of Nazi Victim On Holocaust Remembrance Day

A classical music foundation compensated the heirs of a woman who was forced to sell two music manuscripts to a German museum before she died in the Holocaust, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

The Klassik Stiftung Weimar found relatives of Emma Frankenbacher, a German woman who died in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, living in Argentina, according to the Associated Press. The Klassik Stiftung Weimar, which “focuses on the era of Weimar Classicism and its effects on the art and culture of the 19th century,” collects documents related to the life and work of composer Franz Liszt, who wrote the manuscripts.

The compensation comes on Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is the anniversary of the Allied liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. (RELATED: Holocaust Survivors Return To Auschwitz On 75th Anniversary Of Liberation)

Neither the foundation nor Frankenbacher’s heirs disclosed how much the Klassik Stiftung Weimar paid, according to the AP. Frankenbacher originally sold the manuscripts for the equivalent of $370 in 1937. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum considers transactions like these, where a Jewish owner “accepted a selling price that was only 20 or 30 percent of the actual value,” a forced sale.

The United States government estimates that roughly 20% of all art held in Europe was looted by the Nazis. Recovering the art and compensating Holocaust victims has required an international effort, with multiple commissions set up, according to the Jewish Virtual Library.

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REPORT: NFL Player Chad Wheeler Arrested For Allegedly Committing Domestic Violence

Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Chad Wheeler has reportedly been arrested after allegedly attacking his girlfriend.

According to a police report obtained by The Seattle Times, Wheeler was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence early Saturday after an alleged altercation with his girlfriend. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

According to the report, the unnamed victim called 911 and said she was being “killed.” She reportedly suffered a dislocated arm and was bleeding.

The police report claims officers had to force their way into a Kent residence and allegedly found Wheeler standing near the victim. The police report states the altercation might have started when Wheeler told his girlfriend to bow him prior to bed. When she did not, the alleged altercation started. At one point, Wheeler allegedly stated his surprise that she was still alive, according to the police report.

The Seahawks are aware of the situation. He is due back in court Wednesday.

As I always say, everyone has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. That’s the system we have here in America, and we should all be thankful for it.

Having said that, this isn’t a minor case. Wheeler is facing some incredibly serious allegations of domestic violence. If he’s guilty of beating his girlfriend this badly, then his days in the NFL are over.

He won’t have to worry about getting back on the field if he’s guilty. He’ll have to worry about sitting in prison.

Check back for more details as we have them on this developing situation.

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REPORT: Josh Heupel Is A Serious Candidate To Be The Next Coach At Tennessee

Tennessee is reportedly taking a hard look at Josh Heupel to be the team’s next football coach.

According to Austin Price, the UCF head coach, who previously worked with Tennessee AD Danny White, is “emerging as” a “top candidate to replace Jeremy Pruitt.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Pruitt was fired after alleged recruiting violations were found, and the program has been consumed by chaos ever since.

Is Heupel a great option for the Volunteers? Honestly, I’d lean towards saying no. I understand the White connection from UCF, but I’m still confident the Vols can do better.

Why is Tennessee not kicking the tires on Gus Malzahn? The former Auburn coach has a proven winning record in the SEC, and he did it in the much tougher West division.

Sure, Auburn and him went their separate ways, but I’d rather have a proven commodity than Heupel. Remember the last UCF coach to take a major head coaching job?

His name is Scott Frost and he is flaming out at Nebraska. I’m not sure the UCF to P5 pipeline is something we want to see more of at the moment.

Tennessee needs to find a proven winner, and the best option on the table is Malzahn. If he doesn’t want to come, then look around at other options. Skipping over him and hiring Heupel seems foolish.

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East Turkistan Prime Minister Compares China’s Treatment Of Uighurs To The Holocaust

The Prime Minister of the East Turkistan Government in Exile compared the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) treatment of the Uighur people to what the Jewish people suffered during the Holocaust.

“The CCP demonized the Uyghurs, labeling them as ‘enemies of the people and the state,’ as people with an ‘ideological virus,’ and ‘weeds that needed to be sprayed and killed,’ much like the ways that the Nazis demonized the Jews and other victims of the Holocaust,” Prime Minister of the East Turkistan Government in Exile Salih Hudayar told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Hudayar said the Uighur’s have been “forcibly indoctrinated, subjected to forced medication, starvation, rape, organ harvesting, torture, and even death in the same way that millions of Jews and others were sent to concentration camps, tortured, and killed.”

Hudayar described the CCP as a fascist regime that uses force and terror to govern its people, saying, “both the CCP and the Nazis emphasized ‘national rejuvenation’ and extreme fascist ideologies of supremacy as a basis to legitimize its atrocities, including genocide against ethnic and religious groups that are not Chinese in the case of the CCP, and non-German in the case of the Nazi.”

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the State Department confirmed that the CCP committed crimes against humanity including genocide against Uighur Muslims and other ethnic and religious minorities in the Xinjiang Province, according to a Jan. 19 press release.

“It is the CCP’s deliberate and calculated policy to assimilate and eradicate Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples to transform East Turkistan’s population into a homogenous Han region. Unfortunately, in both the case of the Holocaust and the present genocide of Uyghurs, the world largely failed to act in time to prevent the atrocities despite credible evidence of it occurring,” Hudayar told the DCNF.

Hudayar said that countries need to recognize the CCP’s genocide in East Turkistan, also referred to as the Xinjiang Province. He added that the U.S. should raise the issue with the United Nations and that the world should boycott the 2022 Beijing Olympics. (RELATED: China Legalizes Re-Education Camps For Uyghur Muslims)

The CCP has cremated bodies in an attempt to hide evidence and the prime minister expected hundreds of thousands of Uighur and other minorities have been killed since 2017, Hudayar told the DCNF.

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Poll: 11% Of Americans Satisfied With Direction Of The Country

As President Joe Biden concludes his first week in office Wednesday, recent polling data indicates the number of Americans who are satisfied with the direction of the country is among the lowest it has been in more than a decade.

A Gallup poll released Tuesday found that just 11% of Americans are “very” or “somewhat satisfied” with the way things are going, while 66% of Americans are “very dissatisfied.”

The rate of satisfaction is the lowest recorded since 2011 and only marginally higher than the all-time low of 7% recorded in 2008.

Americans regardless of political affiliation expressed low levels of satisfaction. Republican satisfaction collapsed from 60% in October 2020 to 14% in early January, a considerable drop attributed to former President Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 election.

Democrats have consistently expressed extremely low rates of satisfaction over the past several months. While 3% of Democratic respondents said they were satisfied with the way things are going in October 2020, just 5% of respondents said the same in early January. The results were notable given that Democrats now control the White House and both chambers of Congress.

Two major factors driving Americans’ dissatisfaction are the coronavirus pandemic and economy, according to Gallup. 45% of respondents said they were satisfied with the way things were going in February 2019. (RELATED: Poll: Nearly Two-Thirds Of Americans Say Country Is Headed In The Wrong Direction, Double-Digit Spike Since December)

But that number has since plummeted as the pandemic continues to impact public health and the economy. The U.S. has reported 25 million coronavirus cases and more than 425,000 deaths according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

Trump’s legal challenges contesting the 2020 election results and the Capitol riot earlier this month may have also contributed to higher levels of dissatisfaction, according to Gallup. But satisfaction levels could increase in the coming months as the economy continues to recover and more Americans receive the coronavirus vaccine.

The Gallup poll surveyed 1,023 American adults via live telephone interviews between Jan. 4-15. The poll had a margin of error of +/- four percentage points.

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Biden State Department Sounds Off On Chinese Technology Abuses, But Refuses To Say If It Will Continue Trump’s Fight Against Chinese Telecoms

  • The State Department refused to say whether President Joe Biden will continue the Trump administration’s Clean Network program.
  • Some 60 countries, including 27 of the 30 NATO countries, had signed onto the program, agreeing to prohibit high-risk vendors such as Huawei from being a part of their 5G mobile infrastructure.
  • South Korea, which houses 28,500 U.S. troops, declined to join the program in October. 

The State Department refused to say whether President Joe Biden will continue a bipartisan Trump administration initiative that commits American allies to keep Chinese telecoms out of their networks.

Some 60 countries, including 27 of the 30 NATO countries, as well as Japan, Israel, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam and India, had signed onto the Clean Network program by the time former President Donald Trump left office. Participants of the program have agreed to prohibit high-risk Chinese vendors such as Huawei from being a part of their 5G mobile infrastructure.

South Korea, which houses 28,500 U.S. troops, declined to join the program in October, saying that its government will not interfere in the operations of its private telecom companies. Trump’s State Department had labeled the South Korean mobile carrier LG Uplus Co. an unclean firm due to its use of Huawei equipment.

The Trump administration argued that it’s not wise for countries to depend on Chinese telecom companies such as Huawei to contribute to their mobile infrastructure, noting that the companies would be forced to hand over 5G data to the Chinese government if requested due to Beijing’s national security laws.

Biden’s State Department told the Daily Caller News Foundation that it will pursue a more comprehensive approach towards combatting Chinese technology abuses, but did not address whether it intends to continue the Clean Network program or whether it was concerned that South Korea refused to join the initiative.

“Technology is at the center of U.S.-China competition. China has been willing to do whatever it takes to gain a technological advantage — stealing intellectual property, engaging in industrial espionage, and forcing technology transfer,” a State Department spokesperson told the DCNF.

“President Biden is firmly committed to making sure Chinese companies cannot misappropriate and misuse American data — and to ensuring that U.S. technology does not support China’s malign activities,” the spokesperson added. “We also have to play a much better offense, by investing in the sources of our technological strength — supercharging American research and development so that we maintain our innovation edge.”

“We need a comprehensive strategy and a more systematic approach that actually addresses the full range of these issues, rather than the piecemeal approach of the past few years,” the spokesperson said.

Nominee for U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies at his confirmation hearing on January 19, 2021. (Graeme Jennings-Pool/Getty Images)

Former Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Keith Krach previously told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the bulk of his conversations with the Biden transition team had been about the Clean Network program. (RELATED: State Department Optimistic That Biden Will Build On Trump Administration’s Fight Against Chinese Telecom Companies)

“The transition team’s area of interest is the Clean Network. We have multiple countries and companies lined up for them,” Krach said. “Our goal is for the incoming team to have some wins in their first few weeks after walking in the door. It’s imperative to keep the momentum going for National Security sake. If momentum is lost, a void opens and the Chinese are ready to pour in.”

American Enterprise Institute resident fellow Elisabeth Braw also told the DCNF that she expects the Biden administration to continue the Clean Network program, noting that it’s “almost the only policy that was pursued by the Trump administration that had bipartisan support.”

“It’s a surprising legacy you might say, but it started with this almost universal concern about Chinese technology,” Braw said.

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‘This Power Can Be Temporary’: Joy Reid Asks If It’s ‘Worth Pursuing Bipartisanship’ Instead Of Forcing Legislation Without Republicans

MSNBC host Joy Reid asked Senior Advisor to the President Cedric Richmond on Tuesday if he thought Democrats in the Senate should forge ahead with their agenda in a partisan way, and just “make up with Republicans later.”

Richmond appeared as Reid’s guest on “The ReidOut” and discussed what President Joe Biden’s administration’s plan was to move legislation forward with a Senate that is split 50-50. (RELATED: Even With The Filibuster, Slim Democratic Control Of Congress Keeps Biden’s Agenda Alive)

“We’ve already seen a federal court in Texas try to block the deportation pause that the president has implemented. You’re already seeing a pushback there,” Reid began. “You’ve already seen complaining about some of the language about racial equity coming from the other side. There’s been this executive action on racial inequity, which I expect to get a lot of pushback as well.”

Reid was referencing a few of the things the Biden administration has already done through executive action and the pushback each of them is receiving. Biden’s Department of Homeland Security issued a memo on Jan. 20 halting all deportations for 100 days, which has been blocked by a federal judge in Texas. Biden also issued executive orders on Jan. 26 addressing racial “equity” and stopping the renewal of federal government contracts with private prisons.

“Is it worth pursuing bipartisanship instead of encouraging Democratic senators to use the power they have while they have it?” Reid continued. “This power can be temporary, to force these pieces of legislation through now and make up with Republicans later?”

Richmond responded by pointing out that the pieces of legislation they want to get passed will require 60 votes to be approved by the Senate and that executive orders would be used whenever possible to get things done that were considered a “priority.”

Some Democrats have floated the idea of getting rid of the filibuster rule, which would allow legislation to pass with a simple majority, rather than a 60 vote majority. This proposal was put to bed with the decisions of Democratic Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin to not not support scrapping the rule.

“When you started off talking about whether it was the deportation pause, whether it’s protecting our dreamers, whether it’s the diversity inclusion rollback, or the embarrassing 1776 Commission. Those are things we can do by executive order, and we’re going to do them….we’re excited about those things we can do on our own,” Richmond concluded.

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Nashville Locals Have A Message For People Moving From California And New York

The Daily Caller’s Lisa Bennatan strolled the streets of Nashville, Tennessee, hearing what Nashville locals had to say to the many people moving there from states like New York and California.

“Don’t vote for the things that caused you to leave in the first place,” one man said.

Many asked that newcomers respect and embrace their culture.

“As locals, the culture that we have here, we would really like to retain that,” another man said.

“What we are afraid to see is what happens in other cities that are mid-size and growing is that they tend to shift the culture and expect it to become what they are,” he elaborated. (RELATED: REPORT: Rich People Are Leaving New York City And Taking $34 Billion With Them)

One man asked that new residents support local businesses. “The more I’ve seen people come here, the more I’ve seen companies like Starbucks, Publix, larger companies, starting to add more locations here,” he explained.

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