Capitol rioters increasingly going it alone, rebuffing counsel
Judges and standby counsel in Jan. 6 cases strongly discourage a pro se defense, with experts noting that the prosecution nearly always wins, and it is a logistical nightmare — especially from jail.
Hiring slows sharply as economy adds just 194,000 jobs
A surge in coronavirus cases driven by the highly contagious delta variant continued to take a toll on the U.S. economy last month, as employers added only 194,000 new jobs.
Debt ceiling deferred, Wall Street focuses on deflating jobs report
Multiple headwinds have been working against Wall Street, from the debt-ceiling quagmire to lukewarm jobs reports, but investors were able to sail steadily through into positive gains.
Trump asks judge to restore Facebook account while court case plays out
Former President Donald Trump asked a Florida federal judge to order Facebook to reinstate his account, claiming that he will suffer irreparable harm if he remains cut off from the platform while his legal battle over his suspension plays out.
Prison ordered for Capitol rioter caught on film shoving police
A Jan. 6 defendant whose sentencing was delayed by the discovery of video that showed him in an altercation with a police officer failed to avoid prison time at a marathon hearing Friday where he delivered a tearful apology.
Abortion and the high court: Kentucky first up in a growing movement
The Supreme Court will hear arguments from Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron as he attempts to intervene on behalf of an ostensible ban against second-trimester abortions now that the state has disavowed the law in a newly Democratic administration.
California’s experiment with outdoor dining and drinking will outlast the pandemic
Picnic benches, patios, plastic cups and pop-up bars: California’s affair with outdoor dining and drinking will continue long after the pandemic under legislation signed Friday by Governor Gavin Newsom.
Face the music and cringe
Nobody needs Facebook except Mark Zuckerberg. If people with no desperate need for attention use Reply All instead of that reptilian-brain moneysuck, we’d all be better off.
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