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Tuesday December 21st, 2021 morning edition

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The Houston truck driver spoke emotionally in court as he was sentenced for a fiery crash that killed four people.

There's growing outrage in Colorado, where a truck driver was sentenced to 110 years in prison for a deadly pileup crash that happened in 2019. petition on has been set up for Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, urging that the truck driver's 110-year sentence be lowered, commuted for time served or for clemency to be granted.As of Monday morning, more than 4.3 million people have signed that online petition.

"I made this petition because I am a native to Colorado, who believes this man is NOT a criminal and this was purely an accident," she wrote on a status update on Dec. 15.

"I'm not related to Rogel, or any of his family, I simply believe that he doesn't deserve his sentence or these charges.

"A spokesperson for Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said, "We welcome an application" from the defense "and will expedite consideration.

"Meantime, the families of those killed call the sentence appropriate under the law and say they're the real victims here. »

Hot Wheels Unleashed sales top one million

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Hot Wheels Unleashed sales have surpassed one million units across both physical and digital storefronts since its launch on September 30, making it Milestone‘s fastest-selling title ever, the developer announced.

Mattel head of digital gaming Andrew Chan added, “Hot Wheels is all about encouraging the challenger spirit and Hot Wheels Unleashed brings that mission to life for gamers of all ages.

Hot Wheels Unleashed is available now for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store. »

Coal miners' union urges Manchin to reconsider opposition to Biden plan

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“For those and other reasons, we are disappointed that the bill will not pass,” Cecil Roberts, the union’s president, said in a statement.

As countless interest groups call on Manchin to reverse course, the statement from the mine workers’ union might be the most impactful.

Manchin was born into a coal mining family and for decades has worked closely with the UMWA, which named Manchin an honorary member last year. »