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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will plead guilty to a felony charge in a deal with the U.S. Justice Department. Plea deal would end his imprisonment in Britain and allow him to return home to Australia.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will plead guilty to a felony charge in a deal with the U.S. Justice Department. The guilty plea will free him from prison and resolve a long-running legal saga that spanned multiple continents. He is scheduled to appear in the federal court in the Mariana Islands on Wednesday at 9:00 am local time (GMT). He is likely to be sentenced to 62 months in prison, which is equivalent to the time he has already served at Belmarsh Prison in the United Kingdom while fighting extradition to the United States.


Lawyers for Donald Trump argue that the prosecutor who charged the former president with hoarding classified documents at his Palm Beach estate was illegally appointed and the case should be dismissed. The challenge to the legality of special counsel Jack Smith’s appointment kicked off a three-day hearing that is set to continue next week.

Lawyers for Donald Trump argue that special counsel Jack Smith was illegally appointed and the case should be dismissed. The challenge to the appointment kicked off a three-day hearing that is set to continue next week. It's one of multiple challenges to the indictment the defense has raised, so far unsuccessfully, in the year since the charges were brought. There was tension in U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon’s courtroom as she snapped at one of the government attorneys prosecuting Trump for hoarding classified documents after leaving office.


There were violent clashes between Palestinian and Israeli supporters in the Pico-Robertson district of Los Angeles. One person was arrested at the protest for carrying a spiked post.

Mayor Karen Bass will meet with the interim Los Angeles Police Department Chief Dominic Choi today to discuss the safety of Angelenos following violent clashes between Palestinian and Israeli supporters in the Pico-Robertson district. President Joe Biden condemned the actions of pro-Palestinian demonstrators in the historically Jewish neighborhood. A violent antisemitic mob descended upon a Los Angeles synagogue on Sunday and harassed the congregants, injuring several. The initial protests were organized by Palestinian Youth Movement LA and Code Pink LA. Some of the protesters filmed their march down the streets of Los Angeles holding Palestinian and pro-Hamas flags.


Families of the people killed in two Boeing 737 Max crashes wrote to the Department of Justice asking for the maximum fine of $24 billion. The US government considers criminal prosecution of Boeing as the country.

Families that lost loved ones in two Boeing 737 Max crashes asked the Justice Department to fine the company maximum $24 billion. The families wrote to the Department of Justice asking for the fine as the US government considers criminal prosecution of Boeing. Boeing and the DOJ are in negotiations over next steps, and a final decision has not been reached yet. Prosecutors recommend Boeing face criminal charges for failing to meet the terms of a 2021 agreement that would have shielded it from prosecution in connection with fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019 that killed 346 people.


A Ukrainian missile was shot down over Sevastopol, killing three people including two children and an elderly woman.

Two children, aged three and ten, were killed when a Ukrainian missile was shot down over the beach in Russian-occupies Crimea yesterday. Russia claims to have shot down five missiles as they flew over the Crimean capital. The fifth one exploded over Sevastopol, killing four people, including two children and an elderly woman who was swimming in the sea at the time of the impact. Russia has occupied the Crimean peninsula since 2014. It is alleged that US-supplied ATACMS missiles were used in the attack.


Rapidan Dam in Blue Earth County, Minnesota is in imminent failure condition. River has cut around the sides of the dam and debris has been accumulating in the water. Authorities warned residents to be prepared to evacuate.

Rapidan Dam in Blue Earth County, Minnesota, is in "imminent failure condition" because of heavy rains. The dam is outside the city of Mankato, about 85 miles southwest of Minneapolis. No evacuations have been ordered yet as the state has faced serious flooding with the possibility of more rain in the forecast. Governor Tim Walz said emergency management is monitoring the situation. There are no current plans for a mass evacuation. Xcel Energy and county infrastructure added to the debris in the river.


Gunmen opened fire on two synagogues, two Orthodox churches and a police post in Russia's North Caucasus region of Dagestan on Sunday. 20 people were killed and 26 injured as a result of the attacks in Makhachkala and Derbent.

At least 20 people were killed and 26 injured in the attacks in Makhachkala and Derbent, Russia's North Caucasus region of Dagestan on Sunday. Five gunmen opened fire at Orthodox churches and two synagogues, as well as a police post, killing at least 20 before being slain by authorities. 15 police officers, a priest and an unknown number of civilians died, including a 66-year-old Orthodox priest who was found with his throat slashed at an Orthodox church. The region observed the first of three official days of mourning on Monday following the attack.


Some of the crew members on the cargo ship that struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore are set to return home after nearly three months on the vessel.

The Dali cargo ship crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore on March 26, killing six construction workers who were working overnight to fill potholes on the bridge. Eight crew members of the Dali can finally head home after being stuck on the cargo ship for three months. The FBI and NTSB are conducting investigations into the incident. The Dali left Baltimore on Monday for repairs in Norfolk, Virginia. It's the first time the ship has left the area since the accident.


Sheng Thao is the mayor of Oakland, California. FBI agents raided her home last Thursday as part of a California investigation.

The FBI raided a home belonging to Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao early Thursday as part of a California investigation that included a search of at least two other houses. FBI agents carried out searches about three miles south at two homes owned by members of the politically influential Duong family that owns the recycling company Cal Waste Solutions. A recall campaign to oust her from office received enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. The embattled mayor will face a recall on November's ballot after community organizers garnered nearly twice the required number of signatures needed to qualify.


Louisiana will require the Ten Commandments to be prominently displayed in every public school classroom under a new law that takes effect in early 2025. The American Civil Liberties Union, its Louisiana chapter, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Freedom from Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit Monday to block the law.

Louisiana has become the first state to require Ten Commandments to be displayed in every public school classroom. Four civil liberties groups filed a lawsuit Monday to block the new law that requires it. It was signed into law by Gov. Jeff Landry last week and takes effect in early 2025. The move marks the latest effort from Louisiana's GOP-controlled legislature to usher in a conservative era following two-term Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' departure in January. A Presbyterian pastor who is a plaintiff in the suit and father of three children in Louisiana public schools calls it religious favoritism.


Ed Burke was convicted of racketeering, bribery and attempted extortion. He was sentenced to two years in prison and a $2 million fine.

Ed Burke was found guilty on 13 counts of corruption last year. He was sentenced to two years in prison and a $2 million fine. The money will go toward the victims of Burke's crimes. Hundreds vouched for former Alderman Ed Burke during his sentencing hearing Monday. In the overflow courtroom, supporters included Pete Andrews, three Catholic priests and at least a dozen members of Burke’s family. Prosecutors had sought a sentence of 10 years. It's been nearly a decade since an Illinois politician as significant as Burke faced sentencing at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse.


Joe Biden and Donald Trump will have their first US presidential debate on June 27, 2024. Doris Kearns Goodwin looks at what the 1960 Kennedy-Nixon debate can tell us about the upcoming event.

Joe Biden and Donald Trump will take part in their first presidential debate on June 27, 2024. There will be no live studio audience to react to the debate. Candidates' microphones will remain muted unless it's their time to speak. The 90-minute debate will include two commercial breaks. Their podium positions has been determined by a coin flip. Doris Kearns Goodwin looks at what the 1960 Kennedy-Nixon debate can tell us about the upcoming event. Susquehanna Valley voters weigh in on upcoming presidential debate.


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