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Conspiracy of Dunces: “The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol said Wednesday for the first time that its evidence suggests crimes may have been committed by former President Donald Trump and his associates in the failed effort to overturn the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Trump and his associates engaged in a ‘criminal conspiracy’ to prevent Congress from certifying Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the Electoral College.”

+ Purdue the Right Thing? “In all, the plan could be worth more than $10 billion over time. It calls for members of the Sackler family to give up control of the Stamford, Connecticut-based company so it can be turned into a new entity with profits used to fight the crisis. The deal would not shield members of the family from criminal charges, although there’s no indication any are forthcoming.” Purdue Pharma, US states agree to new opioid settlement.

+ Shots in the Dark: “The verdict brings to an end the sole criminal proceedings connected with the killing of Taylor, the 26-year-old EMT who was shot dead by police as they raided her apartment around 1 a.m. on March 13, 2020.” The Ex-Cop Charged Over The Breonna Taylor Raid Was Found Not Guilty Of Wanton Endangerment. (This is the officer who fired shots into a neighboring apartment.)

+ Keep Your Mouse Trap Shut: “Insiders say CEO Bob Chapek is less willing than predecessor Bob Iger to take public political stands — including on LGBTQ issues and voting rights. The new Disney chief’s rep replies that he ‘does not bring any partisan agenda to work.'” Why Disney Won’t Say Much About Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill. Or… Why It’s Not a Good Idea to Depend on Corporations to Fix Politics.

+ Algorithm and Blues: Judd Legum: A far-right website created 36 days ago is more popular on Facebook than the Washington Post.

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