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Saturday October 9th, 2021 night edition

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki had telegraphed the move two weeks ago, saying President Joe Biden had already concluded that it would not be appropriate to assert executive privilege related to Jan. 6 requests.

But White House officials added that they had not yet done so related to requests from the Select Committee, and would make any determinations on a case-by-case basis.

That request sought everything from Twitter messages, phone and visitor logs, and any videos and photos of events he participated in.

It has been producing relevant documents both to Trump’s legal representatives and the Biden White House on a regular basis since then.

A White House official could not characterize what specific documents are included in that set, beyond saying that they will shed light on certain events within the White House on Jan. 6.

The National Archives now has to formally notify the White House of Trump's assertion, and it’s highly likely that Biden will again reject it, which could prompt a legal challenge from Trump.

White House officials told NBC News on Friday they were anticipating the assertion, as Remus indicated in her earlier letter. »

Ontario government makes deal with Shoppers Drug Mart to offer free menstrual products in all schools

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TORONTO -- Students in Ontario will have access to free menstrual products this fall after the Doug Ford government partnered with Shoppers Drug Mart to give students equitable access to the essential hygiene item.

Shoppers Drug Mart will foot the bill for the menstrual products, and any dispensers required in student washrooms, while school boards will be responsible for determining which schools should be prioritized for the products to ensure equitable distribution.

Ontario is far from the first province to make menstrual products available to students for free. »

California bans secret condom removal during sex and enhances punishment for spousal rape

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The second law, AB 1171, eliminates an existing provision that does not acknowledge spousal rape as the same as non-spousal rape.

Spousal rape is illegal in every state, but California is one of nine states that differentiated it from non-spousal rape.

According to the previous law, however, spousal rape "does not include acts of sexual intercourse accomplished under the specific circumstances.". »