The Wider World

Biden: “There’s no there there”


President Joe Biden on Thursday discounted the idea that the discovery of classified documents in his home and former office constituted a scandal.

“There is no there there,” he said.

He promised to cooperate fully with investigations coming from the Justice Department and House of Representatives, which now has a Republican majority.

Classified documents have been found in four locations connected to Biden, some going back to his time as vice president.

Who let the draft out? 

UNITED STATES Supreme Court building (Flickr/Geoff Livingston).

An internal inquiry by the staff of the U.S. Supreme Court has failed to identify who leaked a draft of the ruling that overturned the Roe v. Wade abortion decision.

The New York Times is reporting that the 20-page report that while their inquiries didn’t turn up the identify of the person who gave the draft to the news media, their investigation did reveal that some employees who had seen the draft did reveal its contents to others, including spouses or partners.

Also in the news … David Crosby, a member of the influential rock groups The Byrds and Crosby, Still, Nash (and sometimes Young), has died at the age of 81.

Sports: Ducks win, Kings crashed

The Anaheim Ducks improved their record to 13-29-5 with a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. The Ducks remain in last place in the National Hockey League’s Pacific Division.

The Los Angeles Kings didn’t do so well, losing 4-0 to the Dallas Stars. The Kings were are now in third place in the Pacific Division.

Weather: Mother Nature shows sunny side

She may have sneaked a little rain on us on Thursday, but sunny skies should be the norm for the West Orange County area for the next week or so. The forecast for Friday is sunny with a daytime high of 64 and an overnight low of 42. Saturday will be similar with a high of 67 and a low of 42. Monday should cool slightly to 63 (44) with mostly sunny conditions.

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