Two men who were previously charged with sexual assault have had their charges tentatively dismissed after the prosecutor in charge of the case resigned over allegations of misconduct. On November 23, a priest at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, reportedly told 63rd District Court Chief Judge Sara Smolenski that he could not serve her communion; we’ll talk about why. A Guatemalan woman who was convicted and sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison after a 2008 Minnesota crash in which four children aged 9 to 13 were killed, then was deported in 2016 after serving eight years of her sentence, was arrested by federal immigration officials who found she had reentered the United States. German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out against free speech this week, suggesting the government can and should regulate what people say to keep society free. Don’t forget about the Edwards Notebook and the Veteran’s Tip of the Day! All of this and more as time allows.