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Judge sentences former Proud Boys leader to 22 years in prison for January 6 attack

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(The Center Square) - A judge sentenced the former leader of the Proud Boys to 22 years in prison for seditious conspiracy and other charges related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol January 6, 2021.

Prosecutors said his actions and the actions of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes for the 2020 presidential election.

Court blocks law imposing restrictions on adult websites

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(The Center Square) - A federal judge blocked a new law from going into effect this month that imposes restrictions and civil penalties related to online publication or distribution of sexual material harmful to minors.

HB 1181, filed by state Rep. Matt Shaheen, R-Plano, which had multiple cosponsors and bipartisan support, was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott and was set to go into effect September 1.