What to expect January 6 hearings day 5:

CNN — Thursday’s hearing before the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection turns the panel’s focus toward how former President Donald Trump tried to use the Justice Department to bolster his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Three top officials who led the Justice Department in the final days of the … Read more

Justin Ross Harris was charged with murder for leaving his toddler in a hot car. Georgia’s Supreme Court just overturned that ruling. Here’s how we got here

CNN — It’s been eight years since Cooper Harris, a 22-month-old, died in a sweltering hot car. Since then, the twists and turns in the case surrounding Cooper’s father, Justin Ross Harris, who left the toddler in the car for seven hours, have garnered national attention. It was also revealed that Harris was sexting multiple … Read more

Uvalde school shooting: School district places Chief Pete Arredondo on administrative leave, superintendent announces

CNN  —  Uvalde school district police chief Pedro “Pete” Arredondo was placed on leave Wednesday, according to a news release from Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Hal Harrell. “Because of the lack of clarity that remains and the unknown timing of when I will receive the results of the investigations, I have made the … Read more

5 things to know for June 20: Travel chaos, Covid-19, Ukraine, January 6, Colombia

CNN — Juneteenth – the federal holiday which commemorates the end of slavery in the US – was celebrated on Sunday, but will be observed in many places today, June 20. Non-essential federal, state and city government offices will be closed, along with most banks , schools, post offices, and stock markets. Here’s what you … Read more

Production team with ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ arrested in House building

CNN — Members of a production team for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” were arrested earlier this week by police as they filmed a comedy segment at the US Capitol, in an incident that was used by prominent right-wing voices to assail the probe into the January 6 insurrection. US Capitol Police said in … Read more

Bannon and DOJ don’t want to talk politics or January 6 specifics at contempt trial

CNN — Longtime Trump political adviser Steve Bannon wants to block prosecutors from exploring the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol before the jury at his criminal contempt trial next month. At the same time, prosecutors are trying to prevent Bannon from turning his trial into a “circus atmosphere,” they said Friday. Bannon’s … Read more

Election standoff ends in New Mexico county after false fraud claims threw primary certification into question

CNN — The majority of a county commission in a rural swath of New Mexico on Friday voted to certify the results of the June 7 primary, ending a standoff with state officials that had set off national alarms about potential election subversion. The Otero County Commission voted 2-1, with one of the central figures … Read more

Couy Griffin: New Mexico county commissioner who refuses to certify recent election results sentenced for role in January 6 attack

CNN — Couy Griffin, a New Mexico county commissioner, ardent election-fraud conspiracy theorist and founder of “Cowboys for Trump,” avoided more jail time on Friday for his role in the January 6, 2021, US Capitol attack. He was sentenced to 14 days with time served, fined $3,000 and given one year supervised release with the … Read more

January 6 committee has emails between Ginni Thomas and John Eastman

CNN — The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, US Capitol attack is in possession of email correspondence between conservative attorney John Eastman and Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, a conservative activist who’s the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a source familiar with the committee’s investigation told CNN. The source who spoke with … Read more

Sri Lanka wants a four-day work week. But it’s not about making workers happy

CNN — Shorter work weeks aimed at boosting worker productivity and happiness are catching on in parts of the world like Iceland and the United Kingdom. But in crisis-hit Sri Lanka the concept is more about coping with crippling food and fuel shortages. The South Asian country, struggling with the shortages amid its worst economic … Read more