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Saturday April 13rd, 2024 night edition

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The big-money rightwing donor Leonard Leo said he would not comply with a subpoena issued by the US Senate judiciary committee, as it investigates undisclosed gifts to conservative supreme court justices that have stoked an ethics crisis at a court already held in historically low public esteem.

Multiple reports, led by the non-profit newsroom ProPublica, have described undisclosed gifts including luxury travel and resort stays given to Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, long-serving hardline court rightwingers.

In November, the Senate committee voted on party lines to subpoena Leo and the Texas billionaire Harlan Crow, a collector of Hitler memorabilia with close links to Thomas.

On Thursday, more than four months later, Leo said he had received a subpoena but a spokesperson for Crow said he did not.

“Mr Leo has played a central role in the ethics crisis plaguing the supreme court … This subpoena is a direct result of Mr Leo’s own actions and choices.”.

Progressive groups welcomed the Leo subpoena but protested about the lack of one for Crow.

“Today’s subpoena is a critical step toward accountability, and toward ensuring that our high court adheres to the highest possible ethics standards. »

Ubisoft accused of stealing The Crew from paying customers

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Several users across social media platforms like Reddit and X are claiming that Ubisoft has revoked access to The Crew.

I'm getting reports that people are having The Crew revoked on people's accounts on Ubisoft Connect.

Ubisoft confirmed in late December that it was taking The Crew offline on March 31, 2024. »

Mom accused of murder-suicide, leaving kids on 405 Freeway, was astrology influencer, fearful of eclipse

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Among her troubling messages, she warned her followers about the upcoming eclipse, telling them to "choose a side" and predicting something significant would occur.

She then took her two daughters and forcibly pushed them out of her moving car on the 405 Freeway in Westchester.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Infant found dead on 405 Freeway linked to fatal crash in Redondo Beach; murder in Woodland Hills: Sources. »

Trump codefendants want out of classified documents case, say they had 'no clue' what was in boxes

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Trump codefendants want out of classified documents case, say they had 'no clue' what was in boxes.

Show Caption Hide Caption Donald Trump faces 40 charges in Mar-a-Lago case Former President Donald Trump faces a legal battle over classified documents retrieved from Mar-a-Lago.

FORT PIERCE — One week after the judge overseeing the classified documents case against Donald Trump rejected the former president's request to drop the charges, his codefendants tried out their own luck. »