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Bannon trial set for closing arguments after defense doesn’t call witnesses

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Federal prosecutors are due to make their final pitch to jurors on Friday to convict Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former presidential adviser, on charges of contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena by the committee...

The ‘big rip-off’: how Trump exploited his fans with ‘election defense’ fund

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At 8.38pm on 4 November 2021, the day after America had gone to the polls to elect its next president, Donald Trump sent out a message to hundreds of thousands of his supporters from the email address contact@victory....

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to tackle baby formula shortage

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Joe Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to speed production of infant formula and authorized flights to import supply from overseas, as he faces mounting political pressure over a domestic shortage caused by ...

Intoxication can be violent crime defense, Canada supreme court rules

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Canada’s supreme court has ruled that defendants accused of violent crimes such as homicide and sexual assault can use self-induced extreme intoxication as a defense, striking down a federal law supported by women’s a...

I warned national guard of possible coup, Trump defense secretary says

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A week before election day 2020, the US secretary of defense was so worried that Donald Trump would seek to involve the military in the election in an attempt to hold on to power, he told the general commanding the US...

Seed banks: the last line of defense against a threatening global food crisis

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As the risks from the climate crisis and global conflict increase, seed banks are increasingly considered a priceless resource that could one day prevent a worldwide food crisis. Two in five of the world’s plant speci...

Biden’s record defense budget draws progressive ire over spending priorities

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When Joe Biden released his annual budget proposal last week, one number in particular jumped out to progressives: $813bn. That is how much Biden is calling to spend on national defense in the US in the coming fiscal ...

Argentinian bishop sentenced to prison for sexual abuse despite pope’s defense

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A court in Argentina has sentenced a Roman Catholic bishop to four and a half years in prison for sexual abuse of two former seminarians in a major blow to Pope Francis, who had initially defended the bishop. Gustavo ...

Defense seeks dismissal of indictment for Gretchen Whitmer kidnap plot

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Defense attorneys want dismissed the indictment against five men accused of plotting to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer, the governor of Michigan, because of what they call “egregious overreaching” by federal agents and infor...

Defense rests after Kim Potter describes ‘chaotic’ traffic stop that killed Wright

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The defense has rested in the trial of a Minnesota police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Black motorist Daunte Wright. Kim Potter, 49, is charged with manslaughter in Wright’s death during a traffic stop on ...

Capitol attack insurrectionists flock to fundraising websites to raise defense funds

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Trump supporters and members of far-right extremist groups who took part in the violent insurrection at the US Capitol on 6 January are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars from online crowdfunding sites by portra...

Ahmaud Arbery killing: defense lawyer accused of displaying ‘the essence of white supremacy’

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The civil rights attorney Ben Crump on Wednesday accused a lawyer defending the killers of Ahmaud Arbery of displaying “the essence of white supremacy” for his call to ban Black pastors from the courtroom. Crump was s...

Kyle Rittenhouse defense attorneys ask judge to declare mistrial over video

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Defense attorneys for Kyle Rittenhouse asked the judge on Wednesday to declare a mistrial, arguing that they did not receive the same quality of a key drone video as the prosecution. Defense attorney Corey Chirafisi s...

Ahmaud Arbery trial: defense attorney requests ‘no more Black pastors in here’ – video

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A defense attorney in the trial over the killing of Ahmaud Arbery has caused outrage after asking the court to limit the number of Black pastors in the public gallery, claiming their presence could influence the jury....

Fox News made me do it: Capitol attack suspect pulls ‘Foxitis’ defense

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The lawyer for a Delaware man charged over the Capitol attack in January is floating a unique defense: Fox News made him do it. Anthony Antonio, who is facing five charges including violent entry, and disorderly condu...

Derek Chauvin trial: officer’s brief defense could reflect confidence … or lack of credibility

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The prosecution took 10 days to lay out its case against Derek Chauvin. The former Minneapolis police officer’s defense to the charges of murdering George Floyd barely lasted two. The relative brevity of Chauvin’s cas...

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