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Wednesday December 21st, 2022 morning edition

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Trump’s Save America political action committee funded Passantino and his law firm Elections LLC, including paying for his representation of Hutchinson, other sources tell CNN.

The committee report notes the lawyer did not tell his client who was paying for the legal services.

Before her public testimony, Hutchinson dropped Passantino and got a new lawyer.

Cassidy Hutchinson, who was an aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testifies during a hearing of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Attack on June 28, 2022.

When asked about pressure on Hutchinson after Monday’s hearing, committee member Rep. Zoe Lofgren, told CNN: “She was advised to say that she didn’t recall something when she did.

Two sources familiar with the situation tell CNN that Hutchinson has discussed the episode with the Justice Department.

CNN has previously reported that Hutchinson was cooperating with the Justice Department’s January 6 investigation, after she became a crucial public witness in the House probe. »

Zelensky planning to visit Washington to address Congress

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will visit Washington on Wednesday to meet President Biden, hold a press conference at the White House and address a joint session of Congress, a senior administration official told reporters.

During the visit, Biden will announce another $2 billion in U.S. military aid including, for the first time, the Patriot missile defense system.

Biden and Zelensky will have an "in-depth, strategic discussion" about the war, military aid and tightening sanctions before Zelensky heads to Capitol Hill, the official said. »

Henrietta Lacks' hometown will build statue of her where Robert E. Lee sculpture once stood

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Artist Bryce Cobbs shakes hands with Lacks family attorney Ben Crump at unveiling of preliminary Henrietta Lacks statue design in Roanoke, VA. City of Roanoke, Virginia Facebook.

The statue will stand in downtown Roanoke's Henrietta Lacks Plaza, previously named Lee Plaza after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

A statue of Henrietta Lacks is unveiled on the 70th anniversary of her death at Royal Fort House in Bristol. »

Italian police use Lamborghini supercar to deliver kidneys to donor patients hundreds of miles apart

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Italian police used a specially adapted Lamborghini supercar to deliver two kidneys to donor patients on Tuesday hundreds of miles apart, they announced.

Police said they hoped the two patients and their families "will have a happier and more peaceful Christmas.".

Another Huracan is operated by the highway patrol in Rome, while a 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo once used by police is now in a museum. »

3M to end 'forever chemicals' output at cost of up to $2.3 bln

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Last month, 3M and DuPont de Nemours Inc (DD.N) were among several companies sued by California's attorney general to recover clean-up costs.

3M said its annual sales of manufactured PFAS are about $1.3 billion with estimated earnings before interest, tax, depreciation (EBITDA) margins of about 16%.

3M expects related total pre-tax charges of about $1.3 billion to $2.3 billion over the course of its PFAS exit. »