Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other alt-right factions with counter-demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo: Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Jacob Goodwin, part of a group caught on camera severely beating a black man during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last August, was found guilty on one count of malicious wounding, and jurors recommended a sentence of 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine, in addition to a rehabilitation plan, reports NBC 29.

Flashback: The incident, that left the victim DeAndre Harris with "a concussion, spinal fracture, eight staples to his head, multiple gashes, and a chipped tooth," per BuzzFeed, was part of the violence that erupted during a rally of white supremacists. Goodwin, a white nationalist, argued he acted in self defense, while Harris' attorney, Nina-Alice Antony, said Goodwin was looking for a fight, and that he was "outfitted for battle." Goodwin is the first of cour to face trial over the attack.

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How "naked ballots" could upend mail-in voting in Pennsylvania

Trump signs in Olyphant, Penn. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court ordered state officials last week to throw out mail-in ballots submitted without a required inner "secrecy" envelope in November's election, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

The state of play: The decision went under the radar alongside the simultaneous decision to extend the time that mail-in ballots could be counted, but Philadelphia's top elections official warned state legislators this week that throwing out so-called "naked ballots" could bring "electoral chaos" to the state and cause "tens of thousands of votes" to be thrown out — potentially tipping the presidential election.

Commission releases topics for first presidential debate

Moderator Chris Wallace. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace has selected what topics he'll cover while moderating the first presidential debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden next week.

What to watch: Topics for the Sept. 29 debate will include Trump and Biden's records, the Supreme Court, COVID-19, economic policy, racism and the integrity of the election, the Commission for Presidential Debates announced on Tuesday. Each topic will receive 15 minutes of conversation and will be presented in no particular order.

Fed chair warns economy will feel the weight of expired stimulus

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Fed Chair Jay Powell bump elbows before House hearing on Tuesday. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday that the expiration of Congress' coronavirus stimulus will weigh on the U.S. economy.

Why it matters: Powell warned that the effects of dried-up benefits are a looming risk to the economy, even if the consequences aren't yet visible.

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