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Top eight stories for today including former White House strategist Stephen Bannon was indicted for refusing to comply with a congressional subpoena; A Los Angeles County judge officially terminated the 13-year conservatorship of Britney Spears' estate and person; Talks at a major United Nations climate change conference went into overtime, and more.

National

Bannon hit with contempt indictment after snubbing Jan. 6 committee

Federal prosecutors indicted former White House strategist Stephen Bannon on two counts Friday because he refused to comply with a subpoena connected to the mob of President Donald Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Steve Bannon talks about the approaching midterm election during an Aug. 19, 2018, interview in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

Judge ends Britney Spears’ 13-year conservatorship

Los Angeles County Superior Judge Brenda Penny officially terminated the 13-year conservatorship of Britney Spears' estate and person effective Friday.

Britney Spears supporters demonstrate outside the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles judge will hear arguments at a hearing Wednesday over removing Spears' father from the conservatorship that controls her life and money and whether the legal arrangement should be ended altogether. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Man with guns and Molotov cocktails nearby as he stormed Capitol pleads guilty

A 71-year-old Army veteran will likely face several years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to leaving a cache of loaded firearms and 11 homemade Molotov cocktails inside a truck parked near the Capitol on Jan. 6.

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

Former Raiders coach sues NFL and Roger Goodell for leaking controversial emails

Former head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders Jon Gruden sued the National Football League and its commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday, alleging they wrongfully released confidential emails that led to controversy and Gruden’s resignation.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a press conference ahead of Super Bowl LV, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 in Tampa, Fla. (Perry Knotts via AP)

Markets surprise in face of disappointing inflation, consumer-confidence data

Investors pulled back slightly from last week’s record highs, as incredibly high inflation and plummeting consumer confidence have furrowed more than a few brows. But it was barely a speed bump on the bull market train.

People sit at the base of a transmission tower in North Arlington, N.J., on April 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Regional

Louisiana board votes to pardon namesake of ‘separate but equal’ ruling

It's been more than 120 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that established the “separate but equal” doctrine that began segregation in American, but Homer Plessy, the mixed-race Creole man who famously refused to sit in the “colored” section of a train and whose name became synonymous with the ruling, is finally on his way to being pardoned.

A civil rights mural is seen in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans along Homer Plessy Way. One depicted protester’s shirt reads, "Down with" and depicts the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. (Sabrina Canfield/Courthouse News)

Nonprofit demands LA City Hall reopen to the public

About 25 protesters picketed outside Los Angeles City Hall on Friday morning, demanding that public access be restored to the building.

Protesters from the non-profit Housing is a Human Right picket outside LA City Hall. (Courthouse News photo/Hillel Aron)

International

Money for poorer nations, fossil fuel subsidies cause rifts at UN climate summit

Crucial negotiations at a United Nations climate conference in Glasgow stretched into the night on Friday with disillusionment setting in that the summit may end without making major progress on stopping global warming.

Climate activists take part in a demonstration outside the venue of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. (Scott Heppell/AP)

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