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Lawyers sanctioned over ‘fantastical’ suit alleging 2020 US election was stolen

A US judge on Wednesday sanctioned two lawyers who brought a lawsuit alleging the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump and his supporters, calling their case “one enormous conspiracy theory.””This lawsuit was filed with a woeful lack of investigation,” US Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter said in a lengthy written decision, which came four months after he dismissed the case.Neureiter ordered the two lawyers, Gary D. Fielder and Ernest John Walker, to pay the legal fees incurred by people and entities they sued, including Facebook Inc and voting machine company Dominion Voting Systems Inc.

Pentagon IDs officer killed in violence outside building

Michigan man pleads guilty to US Capitol riot charge, sentenced

A Michigan man who urged his social media followers to “take back our country” before the assault on the US Capitol was sentenced on Wednesday to time served in pre-trial detention after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge.As part of his plea deal, Karl Dresch, 41, of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, agreed to be interviewed by investigators following his expected release from jail Wednesday or Thursday, his lawyer told a federal judge.

Biden says US will send $100 million more in aid to Lebanon

President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that the United States will give nearly $100 million in additional humanitarian aid to Lebanon.Beirut on Wednesday marked one year since a catastrophic explosion at the city’s port devastated the capital. Since then, the country has been mired in a financial depression worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The vaccine is currently being administered via an emergency use authorization that was granted in December

Full US approval for Pfizer vaccine expected by early September: Report

The US drug regulator is set to fully approve the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine by early next month, the New York Times reported Tuesday.The Food and Drug Administration has set an “unofficial deadline” of the September 6 Labor Day holiday “or sooner” to give the anti-Covid shot the final green light, the newspaper reported, citing sources familiar with the plan.

Blinken, Sudanese leader agreed to encourage parties towards a ceasefire in Tigray region: State department

US secretary of state Blinken discusses concerns about Ethiopia with Sudanese PM: State department

US secretary of state Blinken expresses grave concerns about military coup in Burma, calls on ASEAN to take joint action to urge military to end the violence: Statement

Some conservatives criticized the plans for a milestone birthday celebration after details about the event were published this week

This outdoor event was planned months ago in accordance with all public health guidelines and with Covid safeguards in place. Due to the new spread of the delta variant over the past week, the President and Mrs. Obama have decided to significantly scale back the event to include only family and close friends

Obama spokesperson Hannah Hankins

Published reports had said hundreds of celebrities, politicos and others were expected at Obama’s sprawling house

Attendance is now limited to family and close friends

Obama curtails 60th birthday bash after delta variant surge

The party for the nation’s 44th president will go on, but only for family and close friends.Former President Barack Obama has scaled back his 60th birthday bash set for this weekend at his Martha’s Vineyard home off the Massachusetts coast due to the surge of infections blamed on the delta variant of the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday.