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Monday July 18th, 2022 morning edition

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Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), a member of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, said Sunday that deleted Secret Service texts sent the day before and day of the insurrection will be turned over to the panel by Tuesday.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) alleges that messages from Jan. 5 and Jan. 6, 2021 were erased as part of a planned system migration.

“I was shocked to hear that they didn’t back up their data before they re-set their iPhones,” the congresswoman added.

The exact relevance of the Jan. 5 and Jan. 6 texts are unknown, Lofgren said.

“We need all the texts,” Lofgren said, in order “to get the full picture.”.

The committee subpoenaed the Secret Service for the deleted messages Friday and will likely receive the documents Tuesday.

A Secret Service spokesperson said the agency has turned 800,000 records over the the committee, the Hill reported last week. »

Nearly 400 officers were at Uvalde school as police waited to confront gunman, report says

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A Texas lawmaker says surveillance video from the school hallway at Robb Elementary School where police waited as a gunman opened fire in a fourth-grade classroom will be shown this weekend to residents of Uvalde.

According to the report, 376 law enforcement officers massed at the school.

That included nearly 150 U.S. Border Patrol agents and 91 state police officials, according to the Tribune. »

CD Projekt stock is worth a quarter of what it was before Cyberpunk 2077 released

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A new report from Business Insider Poland paints a grim picture for CD Projekt: the company's value has cratered by over 75% since just before the launch of Cyberpunk 2077.

A business that once boasted a market capitalisation of over 40 billion Polish złoty—briefly becoming the most valuable games company in Europe —is now worth less than zł10 billion.

This is despite Cyberpunk 2077 selling almost 14 million copies in 2020 alone. »

First I2U2 Summit: India, Israel, UAE, and US Cooperate

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The grouping, officially called I2U2, first convened last October with a virtual meeting of foreign ministers.

In October, I wrote in South Asia Brief that I2U2 will face three tests: strategy, sustainability, and substance.

This is a long-shot objective for I2U2, given China’s strengthening commercial cooperation with both Israel and the UAE. »