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The ransomware gang behind the shutdown of a major U.S. fuel pipeline says chaos was never its intention. DarkSide released a statement, saying the goal in hacking the Colonial Pipeline's system was to make money. The group says it didn't mean to create "problems for society."        Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney will likely be replaced as conference chair this week. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says it could happen on Wednesday, adding that "it's clear that we need to make a change." This comes after Cheney said last week that the 2020 election wasn't stolen despite what former President Trump and his allies have said.        A sell-off in tech shares sent Wall Street lower to start the week. Investors dumped big-tech stocks sending the Nasdaq down two-and-a-half percent. The Dow briefly broke above 35-thousand before turning negative late in the session. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 34 points to 34-742. The S&P fell 44 points to 41-88. The Nasdaq dropped 350 points to 13-401.       Officials are pointing out problems within the Capitol Police department ahead of the January 6th attack. Inspector General of the Capitol Police Michael Bolton testified in a House hearing and touched on severe deficiencies in gathering intelligence and making accurate threat assessments. He has also called for a culture change in the management of the department.       State, local and tribal governments will soon get additional funding to help out amid the COVID-19 pandemic. That's because the Biden administration is releasing 350-billion-dollars from the massive coronavirus relief bill for their use. Funds are meant to address health and education disparities in communities, invest in affordable housing, combat homelessness, and get people back to work.        A Southeast Texas murder suspect could be to blame for the tiger that was spotted roaming a residential neighborhood. Houston Police say the 28-year-old was out on bond in connection with a killing in nearby Fort Bend County last year. He and his girlfriend were apparently leasing a home in the Memorial area where the tiger was spotted yesterday crossing a street.