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Trump lawyer Sidney Powell dodged being disbarred after a Texas judge tossed the case against her.

Republican Judge Andrea Bouressa said the evidence exhibits in the case were incorrectly numbered.

Powel was one of several attorneys who peddled false claims about the 2020 presidential election.

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Sidney Powell, a Trump lawyer who peddled false claims about the 2020 presidential election, avoided disbarment after a Texas judge tossed the case against her because some of the plaintiff's evidence exhibits were out of order.

She added that in "light of the numerous defects in the Commissions exhibits," she did not consider much of the submitted exhibits.

Representatives for Powell and for the commission did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment on Saturday. »

4.5 million fentanyl pills, 3,000 pounds of meth seized during joint drug bust

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An estimated 4.5 million fentanyl pills were seized in addition to 3,000 pounds of methamphetamine and large amounts of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl powder, according to authorities.

Approximately 138 kilos of cocaine, 66 kilos of fentanyl powder and $2 million in cash were taken during the investigation.

In total, troopers confiscated an estimated $9.4 million worth of drugs, approximately 1,500 pounds of meth, fentanyl pills, and cocaine, over the course of four days in that operation. »

India, China may have prevented Russia from nuking Ukraine, says US

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in an interview to The Atlantic said India and China may have prevented Russia's Vladimir Putin from using nuclear weapons on Ukraine to end the war.

By India Today World Desk: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Russian President Vladimir Putin might have already used nuclear weapons on Ukraine, to end the war, if not for India and China.

Antony Blinken also acknowledged that India and Russia have a decades-long relationship, but things are moving favourably between India and the US now too. »

Teacher Charged After Crypto Mining Operation Discovered in School Crawl Space

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A Massachusetts teacher is facing charges after authorities say he carried out an elaborate cryptocurrency mining operation out of the school where he worked.

The excessive number of computers, electrical wires, and temporary duct work prompted Cohasset Police Detectives to be called to the school and “investigate a report of a possible Crypto Currency mining operation that was discovered in a remote crawl space under the school,” Cohasset Police Chief William Quigly said in a statement to Gizmodo.

Police were alerted by the town’s IT director and requested the assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service and the Department of Homeland Security to investigate the crawl space under the school. »

Dunedin opens Gladys E. Douglas Preserve after citizens helped save it

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On Saturday, the city opened the first phase of the Gladys E. Douglas Preserve, fulfilling the dying wish of its namesake and giving residents access to a natural oasis they helped save.

They give visitors a glimpse of the rare Florida rosemary and the pale reindeer moss that grows among it “like Florida snow,” as city arborist Craig Wilson puts it.

A Facebook page dedicated to the cause run by biologist Nichole Mattheus helped residents organize and lobby city and county officials. »