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California and Montana where lightning is being blamed for fueling several wildfires. Nichelle Nichols, who starred in the original Star Trek has died at 89. After her time on the starship enterprise, CBS space consultant Bill harwood says she worked for NASA. She helped NASA recruit women in minorities in the 1970s and over the years. She was a welcome visitor to mission control and elsewhere across the space agency. NASA science chief Thomas zurbuchen summed it up in a tweet, Michelle Nichols. Iconic inspiring forever. Rest in peace. Also today, legendary NBA player. And civil rights activist Bill Russell died. Russell was an 11 time NBA champion as a player and coach and helped make the Boston Celtics the winningest team in the league. Russell was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 for his work on and off the park a court. Christopher Cruise, CBS News. Tomorrow in Washington, a judge will sentence the first capitol riot rioter convicted at trial. CBS has got mcfarlane. During trial, prosecutors said guy rapid of Texas carried a gun on his waist while confronting police at the capitol January 6th, and his own son testified against him, prosecutors are seeking 15 years in prison during sentencing. That would be far and away the longest January 6th sentence so far, and it could lay down a marker for many more capital riot defendants to come. Veterans protested on Capitol Hill today after the Senate failed to pass a bill expanding their healthcare benefits. It would not have veterans hostage like this. Vets have

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