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Wednesday August 3rd, 2022 morning edition

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“DOD and Army conveyed to Plaintiff that when an employee separates from DOD or Army he or she turns in the government-issued phone, and the phone is wiped.

For those custodians no longer with the agency, the text messages were not preserved and therefore could not be searched,” the agencies wrote in a March court filing.

Both had their phones reset following the inauguration, losing any texts from Jan. 6 in the process.

The Secret Service contends any text messages that might be missing were lost through a software transition.

The suit sought the military leaders’ communications with former President Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence and Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows.

It’s the second time in less than a week that Garland has been called upon to intervene in a Jan. 6-related matter.

Durbin also asked Garland to “step in and get to the bottom of what happened to these text messages and hold accountable those who are responsible.”. »

Diablo Immortal whale spends $100k, loses access to PvP

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UPDATE: Activision Blizzard has responded to PCGamesN with regards to this story, explaining “we’ve heard feedback that some Diablo Immortal players are unable to find matches in Battleground PvP, or it might take a long time.

A Diablo Immortal whale says PvP games have become inaccessible after they have spent $100,000 USD upgrading their character in Blizzard’s free-to-play RPG, leaving them unable to compete in either battlegrounds or the Immortal clan contest Rite of Exile.

If you’re an Immortal player and need to know more about the Rite of Exile, you can check out our Shadow War guide. »

Toyota ‘Looking Into’ 2022 GR86 Engine Issues After Owner Denied Warranty Fix Over Track Use

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It's unclear how many vehicles are affected and neither Toyota nor Subaru has issued a service bulletin or recall to address the issue.

This is despite the aforementioned free NASA track day and much of the vehicle's marketing taking place on a race track.

Especially if going 100+ miles per hour and pushing the car to its limits is deemed suitable by Toyota for its sponsored track days. »

First on CNN: Texas DPS trooper arrived on scene of Uvalde school shooting earlier than previously known, body cam shows

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The department had only disclosed, in timelines and testimony, that the first state trooper entered the school hallway at 11:42 a.m., nine minutes after the gunman entered the school.

But DPS had not stated when the trooper first arrived at the school itself.

The head of the largest police union in Texas said the new timeline raised serious questions about the department's trustworthiness. »

Why Russia’s War in Ukraine Is a Genocide

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Lemkin called genocide “the crime of crimes,” as it attacks the most fundamental right of a group: the right to exist.

No country or organization has ever fundamentally challenged this legal definition or the international community’s obligation to stop genocide.

Killing, as the UN definition of genocide clarifies, is but one way that perpetrators try to erase a group. »