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Rioters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6. Photo: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Joseph Hurley, the attorney for alleged Jan. 6 Capitol rioter Anthony Antonio, blamed Fox News for his client's actions, saying Antonio developed "Foxitis" after becoming addicted to the cable news network, according to CNN.

Why it matters: Hurley said at Antonio's virtual hearing Thursday that his client had lost his job at the start of the coronavirus pandemic and constantly watched Fox News, eventually coming to believe lies about the 2020 election that the network and former President Trump perpetuated.

Context: Antonio was charged with five federal crimes over his alleged participation in the pro-Trump riot, including violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and destruction of government property.

What they're saying: "He believed what was being fed to him," Hurley said.

Of note: Antonio's hearing was repeatedly interrupted by another alleged Capitol rioter, Landon Copeland, who prosecutors say stole a riot shield, turned a metal fence into a weapon and shoved other rioters into the police line during the riot.

  • Copeland, who was also scheduled for a hearing that day, "objected" to Hurley's comment about Fox News and told the attorney to shut up, according to CNN.

Go deeper: Prosecutor investigated over Capitol riot interview leaves DOJ

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Naomi Osaka eliminated from Olympic tennis tournament in Tokyo

Czech 42nd-ranked Marketa Vondrousova (L) shakes hands with Japan's Naomi Osaka after their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games women's singles third round tennis match at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on Tuesday. Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP via Getty Images

Naomi Osaka was eliminated from the Olympics after losing her Tokyo tennis tournament match 6-1, 6-4 in the third round to Czech Marketa Vondrousova on Tuesday.

Of note: Osaka is the women's world No. 2, while is Vondrousova ranked No.42.

Editor's note: This a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

Drought pushes 2 major U.S. lakes to historic lows

Kayakers at a boat launch ramp Page, Arizona, on July 3, which was made unusable by record low water levels at Lake Powell as the drought continues to worsen near. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

Two significant U.S. lakes, one of which is a major reservoir, are experiencing historic lows amid a drought that scientists have linked to climate change.

What's happening: Lake Powell, the second largest reservoir in the U.S., has fallen 3,554 feet in elevation, leaving the crucial reservoir on the Colorado River, at 33% capacity — the lowest since it was filled over half a century ago, new U.S. Bureau of Reclamation data shows.

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North and South Korea restart hotline and pledge to improve ties

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, North Korea, in 2018. Photo: Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool/Getty Images

North and South Korea's leaders have pledged to improve relations and resume previously suspended communication channels between the two countries.

Why it matters: The resumption of the hotline on Tuesday comes despite stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang on the denuclearization of North Korea, which broke down after a second summit between then-President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended without a deal in 2019.