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Cassidy Hutchinson sits in the front and center of the photo in a white blazer, right hand over her throat as she speaks into the mic. Behind her and flanked to the sides are people dressed in suits, looking serious. The benches in the background are also filled with people.
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Cassidy Hutchinson, who was an aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows during the administration of former U.S. President Donald Trump, testifies during a public hearing of the U.S. House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol, at the Capitol, in Washington, U.S., June 28, 2022.

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Donald Trump allegedly sought to lead the 2021 Capitol attack. The revelation comes from a star witness who took the stand yesterday in the US House committee hearings on the Jan. 6 attack. 

A Texas judge suspended an old anti-abortion law. In Tennessee, meanwhile, a new abortion ban went into effect. The Biden administration has announced an “action plan” in response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

The US Federal Trade Commission is suing Walmart. The retailer has been accused of enabling scammers. Texas has also opened an investigation into its sale of opioids. 

Tesla laid off about 200 employees. The EV-maker proceeded with planned job cuts, firing mostly hourly workers from the autopilot team. 

The US will step up monkeypox vaccine distribution. Nearly 300,000 doses of the vaccine will be distributed across states in the coming weeks. 

Exxon and Imperial are selling their Canada assets to Whitecap. The Canadian public oil company will acquire the jointly owned shale assets for $1.5 billion

NATO is set to expand eastward. Turkey has lifted its block on Sweden and Finland’s bids to join the military alliance.

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