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A simple frontal mugshot of Donald Trump is destined to become one of the most famous photographs in American political history after the former president was formally booked on charges of attempting to interfere in the 2020 electoral process in Georgia at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta. Trump, who is the frontrunner for the Republican Party nomination for the 2024 presidential race, has been charged in the state under the RICO Act, which was originally crafted to prosecute mob-related crimes.

A day before the former president surrendered to the authorities in Georgia, the Republican primaries got into full swing at the first debate among candidates for the party’s nomination in Milwaukee. Although Trump declined to attend, he was crowned the overall winner of the contest after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, seen as his main challenger, failed to make a dent in the polling chasm between the two favorites. Instead, it was political novice Vivek Ramaswamy who caught the eye with his brand of millennial Trumpism.

Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin was reportedly killed in an air crash Wednesday while traveling from Moscow to St. Petersburg. The leader of the mercenary group had apparently reconciled with the Kremlin after staging a military uprising in June, but U.S. intelligence and some Russian media suspect Vladimir Putin’s former staunch ally was the victim of an assassination plot.

Elsewhere, Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales became further embroiled in controversy by refusing to resign over a scandal caused at the World Cup when he forcibly kissed Spain playmaker Jenni Hermoso during celebrations after the final. Rubiales insisted he is the victim of a witch hunt by “false feminists” and vowed to take his fight to the courts.

And finally, what makes a hit a hit? According to researchers at Claremont Graduate University, machine learning applied to responses in the brain can be used to determine which songs are destined to top the charts, and which are not. “It turns out that the brain knows,” said lead author of the study, Paul Zak. “Even if you cannot consciously identify it, the unconscious brain systems do know if something is good or not.”

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