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The Justice Department has moved to dismiss as “moot” the case against disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and was pardoned by Donald Trump on 25 November.

DOJ’s motion to dismiss includes a copy of Flynn’s pardon, exonerating him from lying to the FBI but also “any and all possible offenses” arising from the Mueller investigation.

Two indigenous lawmakers in South Dakota have written to the state’s governor Kristi Noem asking for a statewide mask mandate as the state has regained its position as the number one Covid hotspot in the country, Inforum reports.

State representative Peri Pourier and state senator Red Dawn Foster pleaded with Noem for the mandate, writing:

As indigenous women, we are writing from the earnest position of granddaughters, sisters, mothers, and the life-givers of our culture and people. It has been ingrained into us that our decisions must take into consideration the care and safety of our communities and our people above our individual selves. There really isn’t a need to battle over statistics and politics right now. This isn’t a political game of playing roulette with our communities or our families. It is an issue of public health that surpasses political parties and hits the core of our humanity.

Related: South Dakota gripped by pandemic amid Kristi Noem’s no-mask approach

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