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Hutchinson's bombshell Jan. 6 testimony sways legal experts and conservative media

Explosive testimony at an unexpected hearing from the Jan. 6 committee on Tuesday brought into sharper focus the actions former President Trump took on the day of the violent Capitol attack.

Cassidy Hutchinson, who served as an aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testified that Trump had wanted the Ellipse to be fully packed with supporters for his speech on Jan. 6, which was hampered by some of them watching from a distance in order to avoid going through metal detectors and surrendering their weapons.


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20 men are convicted in the 2015 Paris terror attacks; one sentenced to life in prison

Updated June 29, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET

PARIS — The lone survivor of a team of Islamic State extremists who terrorized Paris in 2015 was convicted Wednesday of murder and other charges and sentenced to life in prison without parole for the deadliest peacetime attacks in French history.


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Major health system stops, then resumes Plan B amid Missouri's abortion ban ambiguity

Updated June 29, 2022 at 5:40 PM ET

Saint Luke's Health System, which operates 17 hospitals, pharmacies and urgent care clinics in the Kansas City area, announced on Wednesday afternoon that it will resume providing emergency contraceptives following comments from the Missouri Attorney General's Office and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson clarifying that the new abortion ban does not affect Plan B or similar products.


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A Yellowstone visitor was injured when he got too close to a bison

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — A Colorado man who Yellowstone National Park officials say got too close to a bison was thrown by the animal while trying to get himself and a child away from danger.

The 34-year-old man from Colorado Springs was walking with his family near Giant Geyser in the Old Faithful area on Monday when a bull bison charged the group, park officials said.


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R. Kelly is sentenced to 30 years in prison

Updated June 29, 2022 at 4:49 PM ET

The disgraced R&B star R. Kelly was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison.

He was sentenced in New York by federal Judge Ann Donnelly, who spoke at length before issuing the sentence. At one point, she quoted a victim impact statement from a woman known in court as Stephanie, who told Kelly, "No price was too high for someone else to pay for your happiness."

"This case is not about sex," the judge said. "It is about violence, cruelty and control."


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Woody Williams, the last surviving WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hershel W. "Woody" Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, died Wednesday. He was 98.

Williams' foundation announced on Twitter and Facebook that he died at the Veterans Affairs medical center bearing his name in Huntington.

As a young Marine corporal, Williams went ahead of his unit during the Battle of Iwo Jima in the Pacific Ocean in February 1945 and eliminated a series of Japanese machine gun positions.


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Giuliani associate Lev Parnas is sentenced to 20 months in prison

NEW YORK — Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who was a figure in President Donald Trump's first impeachment investigation, was sentenced Wednesday to a year and eight months in prison for fraud and campaign finance crimes.


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The FTC sues Walmart for failing to block scammers' money transfers

NEW YORK — The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that it has sued Walmart for allegedly allowing its money transfer services to be used by scam artists who stole "hundreds of millions of dollars" from customers.


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Many Pakistanis dig the cultural nods on 'Ms. Marvel' but are mixed on casting

What do people in Pakistan think about Ms. Marvel?

The new original TV show, which features Pakistani American teen Kamala Khan — the first Muslim superhero to headline her own comic — debuted in cinemas in Pakistan on June 16 and aired on Disney+ on June 9.


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The abortion ruling has forced progressives to confront past missteps in strategy

After the Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade was announced on Friday, a visibly angry House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stepped before the cameras to rail against a decision that she described as devastating in its consequences and a first step toward criminalizing health freedom for women.

It was a defeat decades in the making, as abortion-rights supporters steadily lost ground in the federal courts and failed to halt reproductive restrictions that bubbled up at the state level.


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