Judge, prosecutor clash during Kyle Rittenhouse trial; defense rests

Nov. 11 (UPI) — The judge and lead prosecutor in the Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial clashed Thursday after an assistant district attorney questioned whether the judge was treating both sides of the case equally. The heated exchange came as the defense rested its case Thursday afternoon. Kenosha County, Wis., Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger took…

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Appeals court grants Trump delay in releasing records to Jan. 6 probe

Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on Oct. 9, 2021 in Des Moines, Iowa.Scott Olson | Getty ImagesA federal appeals court on Thursday granted former President Donald Trump’s request to temporarily halt the release of White House records to lawmakers investigating the deadly Capitol invasion.The court…

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Study shows political ideology determines health behavior, especially during pandemic

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain When considering determinants of an individual’s health outcomes, doctors and researchers consider personal factors like age, race, gender or socioeconomic factors such as education quality, economic stability or health care access. A new study from the University of Kansas adds to the evidence that political ideology can be a social determinant…

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Work remote after COVID? Nearly 50% of US workers would take a pay cut for it, survey says.

The fifth annual State of Remote Work, conducted by Owl Labs and Global Workplace Analytics, was shared exclusively with USA TODAY.The survey comes as nearly 1 in 4 Americans continue to work remotely or in a hybrid setting amid COVID-19 and during what experts cite as a “great resignation” cycle.Among remote workers, 55% say they…

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Jobless Claims Hit New Pandemic Low As Number Of Americans Receiving Unemployment Benefits Falls To 2.6 Million

Topline New jobless claims fell to their lowest level during the pandemic last week, adding to a slew of promising developments for the long-struggling labor market, which is staging an encouraging comeback as the recent wave of Covid-19 infections eases. Economists were expecting about 260,000 new jobless claims last week. Getty Images Key Facts About…

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YouTube is hiding dislike counts in an effort to protect content creators from harassment

YouTube is making some changes to its platform in an effort to protect creators by hiding dislike counts on videos. On Wednesday, the video-sharing service began rolling out a new feature that keeps the counts private and only viewable to the person who uploaded the video. The actual dislike button, however, will remain and viewers…

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Suspect in Capitol riot attack on officer arrested after another suspect identifies him

An Alabama man accused of hitting a Capitol police officer with a flagpole on Jan. 6 was arrested Wednesday after another riot suspect identified him, according to the Justice Department.Gregory Lamar Nix, 52, is charged with engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds, civil disorder, assaulting, resisting or impeding certain officers with…

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Trump’s attacks on McConnell seen as prelude to 2024 White House bid

Former President TrumpDonald TrumpThree men indicted for fraud in .5 million scam PAC scheme Judge refuses Trump request to delay release of Jan. 6 docs amid appeal Prince Harry says he warned Twitter’s Dorsey about Jan. 6 riot MORE is refusing to let his feud with Sen. Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellExpanding the Supreme Court…

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Judge rules Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on school mask mandates violates federal law

A federal judge in Texas ruled Wednesday that Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order banning mask mandates in schools violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, setting the stage for school districts in the state to decide whether they want to impose mask rules.U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel wrote in a 29-page ruling that the ADA, a…

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