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Sunday December 25th, 2022 night edition

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An off-duty flight attendant who attempted to board a plane at San Diego International Airport with more than three pounds of fentanyl taped to her abdomen pleaded guilty this week to a federal drug possession charge.

Prosecutors said White tried to use the Known Crew Member queue, which has less-rigid security protocols, to board, but was selected for the regular passenger screening process instead.

Learn more about the impact of the fentanyl crisis on local communities in NBC 7’s in-depth project "Poison Pill: San Diego's Battle With the Fentanyl Crisis."

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“We will continue the great work with our partners to bring traffickers to justice and keep our community safe.”.

White's plea agreement includes an admission that she tried to use her status as a flight attendant to commit the offense.

She pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl and is slated for sentencing in March. »

The Jan. 6 Committee Asked Congress To Consider Banning Donald Trump From Holding Office Ever Again

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Congress should consider barring Donald Trump from holding any future office for inciting a violent mob to storm the US Capitol, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack said in its final report.

"The central cause of January 6th was one man, former President Donald Trump, whom many others followed," the report's executive summary read.

It also recommended that Congress consider "creating a formal mechanism" to evaluate whether to bar the individuals in the report from state and federal office. »

Vandals destroy 22,000-year-old sacred cave art in Australia, horrifying indigenous community

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In a flat, arid stretch of southern Australia , the Koonalda Cave is home to art that dates back 22,000 years -- a sacred site for the indigenous Mirning People and a discovery that transformed scientists' understanding of history.

That protected cave and its art have now been vandalized with graffiti, devastating the indigenous Mirning community as authorities search for the culprits.

Koonalda Cave was the first place in Australia with indigenous rock art that could be dated back 22,000 years -- upending the scientific community's understanding of Australian history. »

Boulder's main library closed due to high levels of methamphetamine

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The city of Boulder closed its main library at 1001 Arapahoe Avenue on Monday afternoon for environmental testing after methamphetamine use was discovered in the facility's restrooms.

According to the city, the decision to close the library was made after air duct testing on six restrooms showed residue inside the ducts that had higher-than-acceptable levels of methamphetamine.

The Meadows, George Reynolds, and NoBo Corner Library will remain open during the closure of the main library. »

Death Stranding 2 and Firewalk Studios’ First-Person Shooter To Reportedly Launch In 2024

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Death Stranding 2 and Firewalk Studios’ first-person shooter are both reportedly scheduled to launch in the year 2024.

According to the ArtStation profile of senior character artist, Frank Aliberti, both Death Stranding 2 and the yet to be revealed first-person shooter from PlayStation Studios are set to launch in the year 2024.

The “upcoming first-person shooter” listed in Aliberti’s profile is highly likely to be the game Firewalk Studios has been working on, as that is the only known first-person shooter in development at PlayStation Studios. »