ABC News' chief legal analyst Dan Abrams looks at the argument.
The gunman faces life in prison after he pleaded guilty to a domestic terrorism motivated by hate charge, which makes him the first to be charged with that in New York state.
Recent Russian attacks have targeted Ukrainian energy infrastructure, which has plunged much of the country into darkness as winter sets in.
While inflation is still top of mind for many, U.S. Black Friday online sales hit a record $9 billion.
Meanwhile, early voting is underway for the Senate runoff election in Georgia, where Herschel Walker and Sen. Raphel Warnock are facing off.
Payton Gendron, 19, is facing numerous hate crime charges after fatally shooting 10 Black people on May 14.