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The Jan. 6 panel’s final report

THE JAN. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol (Shutterstock).

What recommendations will the Jan. 6 committee of the House of Representatives make on Monday when the panel makes its final report on the deadly 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol by right-wing extremists who attempted to disrupt the certification of the 2020 presidential election?

According to the Associated Press, the committee is expected to recommend civil and criminal charges against former president Donald Trump and others who are accused of inciting the violence that led to the death of six people and which required the deployment of National Guard forces.

The committee –  consisting of seven Democrats and two Republicans – can recommend action to the Department of Justice, but has no power to prosecute.

Outspoken priest is defrocked

PRO-LIFE and Pro-Choice (Shutterstock).

Frank Pavone, an outspoken Catholic priest who opposed abortion and endorsed Donald Trump, has been defrocked and lost his status a priest.

According to USA Today, Pavone was removed from the priesthood for making partisan political statements, endorsing Trump and refusing the orders of the bishop above him to desist.

Pavone was convicted in a church court of “blasphemous communications on social media” and disobeying the bishop.

Sports: Argentina beats France for World Cup


No need to cry for Argentina, as that nation’s men’s soccer team won the 2022 World Cup in Qatar over France on Sunday. With the game tied 3-3 in “full-time,” the contest  was decided on penalty kicks. Argentina prevailed there 4-2 to claim the world football title.

Chargers win a thriller: Cameron Dicker’s 43-yard field goal in the final seconds lifted the Los Angeles Chargers to a 17-14 win over the Tennessee Titans at SoFi Stadium on Sunday. The win lifted the Bolts’ record to 8-6 and improved their chances for a wild card playoff spot.

Justin Herbert completed 28 of 42 passes for 313 yards but was intercepted twice.

Weather: Here comes Sunny Claus

If you’re dreaming of a winter-y Christmas, you may be in for a disappointment. Weather in the West Orange County area is getting slowly warmer as the week moves along. The forecast for Monday is for partly cloudy conditions and a daytime high of 67 with an overtnight low of 43. Tuesday will be similar, but the daytime temps start creeping up on Wednesday (69) and Thursday (70), with Saturday and Sunday – Christmas eve and Christmas Day – at 78 (54).

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