The Wider World

Classified docs at Biden’s office

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN.

The news that government records were found by his attorneys at his former office space in Washington came as a surprise to President Joe Biden.

According to the Associated Press, the Department of Justice is looking at “a small number of documents with classified markings” located in an office Biden used from 2017 to 2019.

“I [was] surprised to learn that there are any government records there that were taken there to that office,” said Biden. “I don’t know what’s in the documents.”

Have Russians taken a town?

RUSSIA AND Ukraine are still at war ( Shutterstock).

Russian forces may have won a rare victory, capturing the town of Soledar in Ukraine. The New York Times is reporting that mercenaries fighting on behalf of the invaders have announced that success.

The battle reportedly lasted four days and came in the face of strong Ukrainian resistance. It’s considered part of Russia’s drive to seize the more strategic city of Bakhmut in the Donbas region of Ukraine.

Also in the news … On partisan lines, the House of Representatives voted to create a select subcommittee to investigate the “weaponization” of federal agencies. The vote was 221-211 with Republicans in the majority and Democrats in the minority.

Sports: Trojans, Bruins finish in top 25

FINAL AP TOP 25 football rankings

For the first time in years, both USC and UCLA made the final AP College Football Top 25 announced on Tuesday.

The Trojans (11-3) are ranked 12th; the Bruins (9-4) are 21st. 

Ranked in the top five are Georgia (15-0), TCU (13-2), Michigan (13-1), Ohio State (11-2) and Alabama (11-2).

Weather: A break in the weather

The West Orange County area will get some relief from the rainy weather. According to forecasts, Wednesday should have partly cloudy skies with a daytime high of 63 and an overnight low of 46. Thursday should be mostly cloudy and warmer with a high of 70 and a low of 50. Friday will also have mostly cloudy conditions and a high of 67 and a low of 52. Rainy days, however should return by Saturday.

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