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House panel subpoenas Trump


A subpoena will be issued to summon former president Donald Trump to testify before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The nine-member panel voted unanimously on Friday in favor of the subpoena. 

The committee has interviewed over 1,000 witnesses, according to the Associated Press, in its inquiry into what is widely called an “insurrection” by right-wing extremists trying to prevent the certification of the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as president and vice president.

It’s unclear whether Trump will comply with the subpoena and what Congress would do if he simply ignored it.

Despite missiles, Russia still losing?

RUSSIA launched many missile attacks on Ukraine this week (Shutterstock).

The barrage of Russian missiles raining down on Ukrainian cities are doing widespread damage and inflicting casualties, but may not be doing much to change the military situation.

According to The New York Times, in combat in the east and south of Ukraine, the invaders continue to be driven back.

“They use their expensive rockers for nothing, just to frighten people,” said Volodymyr Ariev, who serves in his nation’s Parliament. “They think they can scare Ukrainians. But the goal they achieved is only making us angrier.”

Also in the news … President Joe Biden came to Orange County Friday, speaking at Irvine Valley College in Irvine …

Sports: Dodgers at the edge after 2-1 loss

UPDATE: The Los Angeles Dodgers were pushed to the edge of elimination in their National League Division Series Friday night when they lost 2-1 to the San Diego Padres in Petco Park. They now trail the Padres 2-1 in the best of five series.

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In the other Division Series results, the Cleveland Guardians defeated the New York Yankees 4-2 in 10 innings to tie their AL series at a game apiece, and in the NL, the Philadelphia Phillies took a 2-1 lead by defeating the Atlanta Braves 9-1.

 Weather: Clouds here, rain due

The forecast for the West Orange County area from the National Weather Service for the weekend shows “fall-ish” temperatures and conditions. Saturday’s predicted high is 71 with an overnight low of 60. There should be clouds and a 50 percent chance of rain. Sunday will be slightly warmer at 73 (63) with clouds followed by sunny skies. Monday’s similar at 73 (63) with mostly cloudy skies.

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