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Tuesday August 8th, 2023 morning edition

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(AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday upheld Josh Duggar’s conviction for downloading child sexual abuse images, rejecting the former reality television star’s argument that a judge should have suppressed statements he made to investigators during the search that found the images.

Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the appeal by Duggar, whose large family was the focus of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting.”

Duggar was convicted in 2021 and is serving a 12 1/2-year prison sentence.

Federal authorities investigated Duggar after Little Rock police detective found child sexual abuse material was being shared by a computer traced to Duggar.

Investigators testified that images depicting the sexual abuse of children, including toddlers, were downloaded in 2019 onto a computer at a car dealership Duggar owned.

Duggar’s attorneys did not ask the former employee to testify after the judge ruled they could not mention the prior conviction.

Duggar then apologized publicly for unspecified behavior and resigned as a lobbyist for the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian group. »

Nazi symbols and child pornography found in German police chats

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Prosecutors in Germany have uncovered illegal content including Nazi symbols in chat messages involving five officers from three different police districts.

The five men, aged 22 and 25, are suspected to have exchanged Nazi symbols in chats and possessed child pornography during their training, according to Annette Milk, the chief public prosecutor investigating the case.

The public prosecutor's office has charged the now-former police officer with exchanging right-wing extremist symbols in chats and possessing and distributing child pornography. »

Donald Trump’s Lawyer Can’t Stop Going on TV and Making Donald Trump Look Ridiculously Guilty of the Crimes He’s Been Accused Of

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They are, in fact, deeply serious and, as a result, could lead to Trump being sentenced to many years in prison.

Trump’s very own defense attorney going on TV and making his client look guilty as fuck—on multiple occasions!.

There are people in jail for several years for counterfeiting one vote, if they try to vote illegally once. »

U.S. lab says it repeated fusion energy feat — with higher yield

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A group of U.S. scientists say they have repeated their landmark energy feat — a nuclear fusion reaction that produces more energy than is put into it.

But this time, they say the experiment produced an even higher energy yield than one in December that got international attention for making a major step forward toward the long elusive goal of producing energy through fusion.

“Analysis of those results is underway, but we can confirm the experiment produced a higher yield than the December test.”. »