*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
+ NVN: Officials Discuss Foster’s Authority to Independently Obtain Deed of 640 Acres Within Killion Road LID – Foster’s 2017 Action Encumbered City by Over $3 Million in Delinquent Assessment Payments on Behalf of the LID
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
NBC News: Massive planet 10 times bigger than Jupiter discovered orbiting pair of giant stars – “Until now, no planets had been spotted around a star more than three times as massive as the Sun,” wrote the European Southern Observatory.
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
The New York Times via The Seattle Times: The coronavirus attacks fat tissue, scientists find – The finding is particularly relevant to the United States, which has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world. Most American adults are overweight, and 42% have obesity. Black, Hispanic, Native American and Alaska Native people in the U.S. have higher obesity rates than white adults and Asian Americans; they have also been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, with death rates roughly double those of white Americans.
The Washington Post: Long covid is destroying careers, leaving economic distress in its wake – Suffering from debilitating exhaustion and pain for months, patients find themselves on food stamps and Medicaid.
The Washington Post: More than 200 million people in the U.S. are now fully vaccinated, though deaths and cases are still rising [Ed. note: Remember when we were told that “herd immunity” would be reached when 70% America was vaccinated with on jab? Now, fully vaccinated is 2 shots, perhaps soon to be 3, possibly 4.]
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
NBC News: Appeals court rules against Trump in fight over Jan. 6 committee documents request [Ed. note: In a scathing rebuke!] – His lawyers will most likely now file an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court in an effort to block the release.
The Washington Post: New York attorney general seeks Trump’s deposition as part of civil fraud investigation [Ed. note: If Trump pleads the “5th” in this civil case, then that pleading can be used against him in the Trump Org. criminal case. If he doesn’t show to the deposition, a court will force him to do so. If he lies during the deposition, then he opens himself to charges. What WILL he do?]
Politico: Mark Meadows and the National Archives are in talks over potential records he did “not properly” turn over from his personal phone and email account, the presidential record-keeping agency confirmed Thursday.