Friday Afternoon Update: Pence’s Home Searched, India Asks Residents To Hug Cows This Valentine’s Day, Native Americans Protest Kansas City Chiefs

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FBI Searches Pence’s Home

The FBI searched former Vice President Mike Pence’s home in Indiana on Friday, looking for any more classified materials. The search comes after the former vice president revealed last month that he directed his team to search his home and office at his political advocacy group, Advancing American Freedom, and found a few classified documents at the house. His team says the documents appear to have been inadvertently packed up from his office in the White House.

Democratic Representative Assaulted

Democratic Rep. Angie Craig of Minnesota was assaulted in her Washington apartment building on Thursday, suffering bruises while escaping serious injury. According to her chief of staff, the attack does not appear to be politically motivated. Craig was assaulted in the elevator at about 7:15 a.m., called 911, and the assailant fled.

Russell Wilson Is Not Cooking

Denver Broncos Quarterback Russell Wilson is coming under scrutiny after a new report alleged that his charity, the Why Not You Foundation, has spent 24.3 cents of every dollar on charitable activities in 2020 and 2021. Meanwhile, the foundation has reportedly spent millions on salaries, benefits, and other overhead costs. Wilson won the 2020 Walter Payton Man of the Year award, an honor is given to the football player who represents the best of the league both on and off the field.

Biden Claims GOP Wants To Cut Medicare And Social Security

With an eye toward the 2024 campaign, President Biden took direct aim at Republicans on Thursday in Florida. The president claimed some Republicans have floated cuts to Social Security and Medicare. The president said to the audience that he would create a “nightmare” for anyone who dreamed of doing so.

India Asks Residents To Hug Cows To Promote Hindu Values

The government of India has asked its citizens to hug cows this Valentine’s day, rather than celebrate romance, in an effort to promote traditional Hindu values. Hinduism is the dominant religion in the country, and the Animal Welfare Board of India said this week that “hugging cows will bring emotional richness and increase individual and collective happiness.” It added, the western and historically Christian holiday Valentine’s Day goes against Hinduism.

Native Americans Demand Kansas City Chiefs Drop Name, Logo, And Trademark Chant

And for the first time in two years, the Kansas City Chiefs are returning to the Super Bowl on Sunday, but they won’t be alone. Native American protestors calling for the Chiefs to drop their name, logo, and trademark “war chant” will also be in attendance. Two years ago, the protestors hired a plane to fly over the arena.

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