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National news: 20 arrested, 300 dogs rescued in dogfighting raids in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 20 people

were arrested and more than 300 dogs were recued as

authorities raided dogfighting kennels in South Carolina,

federal prosecutors said Monday. The sting started when

state and federal agents interrupted a dog fight in Richland

County on Saturday, U.S. Attorney Adair Boroughs

said in a statement. That led agents to serve 23 warrants

on Sunday that were known to be places were dogs fight

or are trained to fight in Clarendon, Lee, Orangeburg,

Richland, Sumter and York counties, investigators said.

Wisconsin’s top Republican

sues to block Jan. 6 subpoena

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s Republican

Assembly leader is suing to block a subpoena that orders

him to testify before the House committee investigating

the Jan. 6 insurrection about a conversation he had with

Donald Trump about overturning the 2020 election.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos filed the lawsuit on

Sunday in federal court in Wisconsin arguing that the

subpoena falls outside the scope of the committee’s investigation

into last year’s Capitol attack and infringes

on his legislative immunity from civil process.

Kentucky man who shot

classmates in ’97 imprisoned for life

(AP) — A Kentucky man who killed three fellow students

and wounded five others when he was 14 years old

will have to spend the rest of his life in prison without

another opportunity to seek parole, the Kentucky Parole

Board voted Monday. Michael Carneal, now 39, told parole

board members last week that he would live with his

parents and continue his mental health treatment if they

agreed to release him. He admitted that he still hears

voices like the ones that told him to steal a neighbor’s

pistol and fire it into the crowded lobby of Heath High

School in 1997. However, Carneal said that with therapy

and medication, he has learned to control his behavior.

Former U.S. Capitol Police

chief has deal for Jan. 6 book

NEW YORK (AP) — The chief of the U.S. Capitol

Police during the Jan. 6 siege has a book deal. Steven A.

Sund’s “Courage Under Fire: Under Siege and Outnumbered

58 to 1 on January 6” will come out Jan. 3, just shy

of the two-year anniversary of the riot by supporters of

President Donald Trump. “It’s time to break my silence

and reveal everything that I know happened,” Sund said

in a statement released Monday by Blackstone Publishing.

Sund resigned under pressure soon after Jan. 6 and

testified the following month that he hadn’t seen an FBI

field report warning of potential violence.

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