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Monday August 7th, 2023 night edition

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Former Attorney General Bill Barr said he is willing to testify against former President Trump at his Jan. 6 trial.

Barr, who was appointed by Trump, responded “of course” when asked on CBS’s “Face the Nation” if he would be willing to appear as a witness in Trump’s trial over federal charges related to alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

He declined to answer whether he was interviewed by the special counsel in connection to the federal investigation.

Barr has been a staunch critic of the former president since he resigned from his post shortly after the 2020 election.

When asked about his interactions with Trump and how he told the former president there was no evidence of election fraud, Barr said that his investigations into the fraud “satisfied” the conclusions.

Trump was indicted last week over his attempts to stay in power after losing the 2020 presidential election to President Biden.

In a 45-page indictment, the Justice Department alleges Trump engaged in a campaign of “dishonesty, fraud and conceit” to obstruct a “bedrock function” of a democracy. »

Pence confirms he took notes on Trump about overturning election

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Former Vice President Mike Pence has confirmed that he took notes on his conversations with former President Trump leading up to the Jan. 6 riot, as Trump repeatedly pressured him to reject the results of the 2020 election during the certification in Congress.

The four-count indictment brought against Trump on Tuesday over his efforts to remain in power after the 2020 election referenced Pence’s contemporaneous, and previously unreported, notes from the time.

The former vice president’s notes from a Jan. 4, 2021, meeting detailed various election fraud claims that Trump made as he pushed Pence to send back or reject electoral votes during the Jan. 6 certification. »

Petting other people's dogs, even briefly, can boost your health

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Petting other people's dogs, even briefly, can boost your health.

It turns out even short, friendly interactions with canines can be good for our health.

Dog ownership has also been linked to positive health outcomes, including better heart health and increased physical activity. »

A flightless parrot is returning to mainland New Zealand after a 40-year absence

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Kākāpō are large flightless parrots that used to be widespread across New Zealand, before being hunted to near extinction.

The birds last lived on mainland New Zealand in the 1980s.

Returning this critically endangered nocturnal ground-dwelling parrot back to the mainland is significant for the whole country and a shared success story for all partners involved, according to the team. »

Starfield Pre-load Date & Download Size Revealed

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Online retailer Amazon has revealed the pre-load date for Starfield, and both Steam and the Xbox Store have shared the game’s download size at launch.

The download size for Starfield on PC and Xbox Series X|S can be seen below.

As seen above, Starfield weighs in at 125 GB, and will therefore require plenty of space for installation. »