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Jury Finds Kyle Rittenhouse Not Guilty on All Counts

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After 25 hours of deliberations, the jury in the homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse reached a verdict. The 18-year-old was acquitted of all charges. Over in Washington, Build Back Better is on. Democrats in the House of Representatives passed President Joe Biden’s sweeping social spending package despite Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s best efforts. The legislation now heads to the Senate where it will likely be altered and sent back down to the House for another vote. In Silicon Valley, Meta (formerly known as Facebook) is facing a mega investigation. A bipartisan group of state attorneys general have launched a probe into the tech giant over its app Instagram. Also, Kim Kardashian had quite the productive week. Not only did she charter a plane for 130 Afghan refugees, she also helped persuade Oklahoma’s governor to commute the death sentence of inmate Julius Jones. And in the world of business, an epic staredown between Amazon and Visa.

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