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Friday December 24th, 2021 evening edition

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Dec 23 (Reuters) - Two Georgia election workers who were the target of vote-rigging conspiracy theories have sued the far-right One America News Network, its top executives, and former President Donald Trump's ex-lawyer Rudy Giuliani for allegedly spreading lies about them.

The lawsuit targets San Diego-based Herring Networks, which owns and operates One America News Network, as well as the channel's chief executive Robert Herring, president Charles Herring, and reporter Chanel Rion.

Giuliani, Trump's former personal lawyer, was also named as a defendant.

Giuliani has frequently appeared on OAN's programs and has been one of the biggest promoters of Trump's false claims that voter fraud cost him the 2020 election.

There is no evidence to support such claims, which have been repeatedly debunked by Georgia election officials.

Freeman and Moss worked in heavily Democratic Fulton County, which includes Atlanta, where a strong showing by Biden helped give the Democrat a narrow Georgia victory.

Reporting by Nathan Layne in Wilton, Connecticut; Additional reporting by John Shiffman in Washington; Editing by Daniel Wallis. »

Japan university finds Alzheimer's drug effective in treating ALS

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Japan's Yamagata University said Friday it has found that a drug being developed for the treatment of Alzheimer's is also effective in treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

The drug has been found capable of curbing the abnormal agglomeration of protein that causes the progressive neurodegenerative disease, the state-run university in northeastern Japan said.

Since the experiment was conducted on mice suffering familial ALS, the less common type, researchers will now carry out experiments on mice with the more common sporadic or non-inherited ALS. »

Teen in dressing room fatally shot by L.A. police firing at assault suspect, officials say

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LOS ANGELES — A teenage girl in a dressing room was fatally shot by police who were firing on an assault suspect at a store full of last-minute holiday shoppers Thursday, authorities said.

The 14-year-old girl was found dead behind the dressing room wall, which was penetrated by gunfire, Los Angeles police officials said.

Assistant Police Chief Dominic Choi said at a news conference that a preliminary investigation indicated that the teen was fatally struck by an officer’s round. »

Fringe factions of MAGA world are imploding after Trump publicly advocated for the COVID-19 vaccine

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Fringe factions of the right wing have erupted in anger and confusion at former President Donald Trump's enthusiastic lauding of the COVID-19 vaccine this week.

On two separate occasions this past week, Trump advocated for people to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Some members of Watkins' Telegram channel, which functions as a chat room for 40,167 members, also voiced their doubts about Trump. »

U.S. opens formal investigation into Tesla letting drivers play video games

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The U.S. has opened a formal investigation into a report that Tesla vehicles allow people to play video games on a center touch screen while they are driving.

The investigation, which covers all four Tesla models — the S, X, Y and 3 — was opened “to evaluate the driver distraction potential of Tesla ‘Passenger Play’ while the vehicle is being driven.”

Patton, who says he loves his car and has nothing against Tesla, worries that drivers will play games and become dangerously distracted. »