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Top eight today

Top eight stories for today including Kyle Rittenhouse took the stand in his murder trial; The EU’s second-highest court upheld a $2.7 billion antitrust fine against Google; The first Capitol rioter to be sentenced for assaulting a police officer received 41 months in prison, and more.

National

Trump ordered to produce records on Jan. 6 insurrection

A federal judge rejected a request from former President Donald Trump to block the National Archives from giving documents to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. 

Insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump breach the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Man who punched Capitol police officer gets longest sentence yet tied to riot

The first Capitol rioter to be sentenced for assaulting a police officer received 41 months in prison on Wednesday — the heftiest sentence a federal judge has given out to a Capitol rioter so far and a precedent-setting sentence for all future Jan. 6 defendants convicted of assault. 

The government used this photo of Scott Fairlamb yelling at law enforcement officers on Jan. 6 in their case against him. (Image via Courthouse News Service)

Regional

Rittenhouse tells jurors shooting victim threatened to kill him

Kyle Rittenhouse took the stand Wednesday morning in a trial to determine whether he is guilty of intentional homicide and other felonies for killing two people and injuring a third with a semiautomatic rifle at a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year.

Kyle Rittenhouse sobs while testifying about when he shot a man who cornered him during a riotous August 2020 protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in his murder trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. (Image via Courthouse News)

Tradition that fed Virginia’s school-to-prison pipeline finds rebirth with new GOP majority

Virginia rehabbed its crime-reporting law after data showed that the state leads the nation in referring students to law enforcement, but an incident in Loudon County, and a new Republican majority, may signal a second act.

Supporters of Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin applaud their candidate during a rally in Culpeper, Va., on Oct. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Newsom discusses vaccines, veterans and skipping Glasgow climate change summit

Governor Gavin Newsom pushed vaccines during his first press conference in weeks on Wednesday at a Covid-19 vaccine and flu shot clinic.

Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference at James Denman Middle School in San Francisco in 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

International

Poland-Belarus border: Military standoff is a ‘hybrid war’ scene of frozen refugees and razor-wire fences

They are ugly and dangerous scenes: Several thousand refugees and asylum seekers from war-torn countries are caught in the middle of a political and military standoff along the heavily guarded border separating Belarus and Poland, the edge of the European Union.

A view from Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, of a tent camp set by migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere gathering at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus. (State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus via AP)

EU court upholds $2.7 billion antitrust fine against Google

The European Union’s second-highest court on Wednesday upheld a $2.7 billion antitrust fine against Google’s parent company Alphabet for anti-competitive behavior. 

Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Soccer powerhouse AC Milan loses bid for international logo

A European Union court on Wednesday rejected a bid by AC Milan, a powerhouse Italian soccer club, to register its brand as an international trademark because of its close similarity to a brand already in use by a German stationary company.

AC Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic gestures during the Champions League group B soccer match between AC Milan and Porto at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, on, Nov. 3, 2021. (Luca Bruno/AP)
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