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Friday September 2nd, 2022 morning edition

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A pregnant Texas woman who claimed she was entitled to drive in a high occupancy vehicle lane because of her unborn child received another ticket for the same offense, authorities said Tuesday.

Brandy Bottone, a 32-year-old Plano resident, became an unlikely focal point of the nation's post-Roe debate after she was pulled over in a carpool lane June 29.

A sheriff's deputy cited her for driving alone in the HOV lane that requires drivers to have at least one other person in the car — and Bottone claimed that the one other person was the unborn child in her womb.

She insisted that with the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade on June 24, her unborn child now was recognized as a living person.

It wasn't immediately clear if that second ticket, picked up Aug. 3, would also be kicked out.

"Yes, Ms. Bottone’s HOV case was dismissed," a Dallas County district attorney's representative said in a statement to NBC News.

Video: Pregnant Texas woman argues unborn baby counts as passenger in HOV lane. »

Ex-NYPD officer sentenced to record 10 years for Jan. 6 riot

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Retired New York Police Department officer Thomas Webster leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022.

The previous longest was shared by two other rioters , who were sentenced separately to seven years and three months in prison.

He allowed Webster to report to prison at a date to be determined instead of immediately ordering him into custody. »

Halo Infinite's Split-Screen Co-Op Has Been Canceled, As Studio Focuses On Live Service

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The studio confirmed today that it has canceled local campaign co-op for Halo Infinite because it is choosing to allocate development resources elsewhere.

343's developers will focus on Halo Infinite's live service, and not on local couch co-op.

Especially so because 343's Bonnie Ross confirmed years ago that all future Halo FPS games would offer local couch co-op after Halo 5: Guardians dropped the feature. »

Trump says he's 'financially supporting' January 6 defendants and will look 'very favorably' about full pardons if he wins the 2024 election

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Trump says he's "financially supporting" defendants in trials related to the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

Trump also said he will look "very favorably" about giving "full pardons" to individuals if he's re-elected.

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