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Judge blocks Biden from rolling back Title 42

A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday temporarily stopped the Biden administration from ending Title 42, the Trump-era border management policy that allowed officials to quickly expel foreign nationals at the border under pandemic conditions. The policy was due to end Monday as part of the Biden administration’s efforts to...
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Biden signs $40B Ukraine aid package into law

President Biden has signed into law a far-reaching aid package for Ukraine that will provide $40 billion in security, humanitarian, and economic assistance for the country as it battles the Russian war over the coming months. The White House said in a release on Saturday that Biden signed the measure...
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CBS News

Trump pays contempt fine

Donald Trump has paid the $110,000 fine levied after he was held in contempt by a New York judge, according to a spokesperson for New York Attorney General Letitia James. An attorney for Trump also filed more than a dozen affidavits due Friday in an effort to purge the contempt finding.
NBC News

Two Secret Service staffers sent home from Seoul ahead of Biden's arrival

SEOUL, South Korea — Two U.S. Secret Service employees have been sent back to the U.S. from South Korea and placed on administrative leave after they were allegedly involved in an off-duty incident, the agency said Friday. "The Secret Service is aware of an off-duty incident involving two employees...
The Hill

Biden approval rating hits new low in AP poll

President Biden’s approval rating sank to 39 percent in a poll released Friday, underscoring the challenges he and his party face heading into the midterms as he juggles multiple domestic and international problems. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Research poll showed Biden’s approval rating dropped to its lowest...
UPI News

Appeals court reinstates Florida political redistricting map

May 20 (UPI) -- An Appeals Court Friday stayed a lower court decision that had blocked a political redistricting plan passed by Florida's GOP dominated legislature. The ruling means the congressional district map Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law is reinstated. The 1st District Court of Appeal decision put a...

Elon Musk asks Twitter execs about resurfaced Hillary Clinton tweet

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is asking Twitter executives about a resurfaced Hillary Clinton campaign tweet that he considers a "hoax." Musk was responding to a Twitter user on Friday asking him about a previous tweet by the Hillary Clinton campaign which purports to have "uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank"
CBS News

Judge says CDC can't end the Title 42 rule that allows for quick expulsion of migrants

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cannot move forward with a plan to discontinue pandemic-related emergency rules that allow U.S. border agents to rapidly expel migrants to Mexico or their home countries on public health grounds, a federal judge in Louisiana ruled Friday. Judge Robert Summerhays of the...

Russia is about to cut off Finland's natural gas

London (CNN Business) — Russia is about to cut off natural gas supplies to a third European country that refuses to accept the Kremlin's demand for payment in rubles. Russian gas will stop flowing to Finland at 7 a.m. local time on Saturday, Finnish state gas company Gasum said in a statement Friday. Poland and Bulgaria were cut off in late April because they did not make payments in the Russian currency — a move EU leaders described at the time as "blackmail" by Moscow.
NBC News

Giuliani meets with Jan. 6 committee for nine hours

WASHINGTON — Rudy Giuliani, one of the most prominent promoters of former President Donald Trump's lies about a stolen election, testified Friday before the House panel investigating the Jan. 6 riot, according to two sources familiar with the matter. One source told NBC News that the onetime Trump attorney...
The Guardian

Ancient forest found at bottom of huge sinkhole in China

An ancient forest has been found at the bottom of a giant sinkhole in China, with trees up to 40 metres (130ft) tall. Scientists believe it could contain undiscovered plant and animal species. Cave explorers in the Guangxi region of southern China alerted scientists when they found the sinkhole, which...
The Associated Press

Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter Aimee escapes Hollywood studio fire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s daughter Aimee was among those who escaped a Hollywood recording studio fire that killed a 26-year-old music producer, Sharon Osbourne and others who work in the space said. Aimee Osbourne’s producer also escaped the blaze that began late Thursday afternoon...
NBC News

Attorney General Garland unveils new initiatives to combat hate crimes

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Friday announced new initiatives aimed at combating hate crimes, days after 10 Black people were killed in the Buffalo mass shooting which authorities have described as "racially motivated violent extremism." Garland unveiled the plan at an event marking the first anniversary of President Joe Biden...
UPI News

G7 countries announce nearly $20 billion in financial assistance for Ukraine

May 20 (UPI) -- Nearly $20 billion in financial assistance is on the way for Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian invasion, the Group of Seven's financial leaders announced Friday. Ukraine requested $50 billion in aid last month from G7 countries for help stabilizing its government and now-crippled export-dependent economy. The...
The Hill

Clyburn says ‘the country is in danger of imploding’

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said “the country is in danger of imploding” while weighing in on the Buffalo, N.Y., shooting and the mood of Black voters in a wide-ranging interview published Friday. “It’s just a mystery to me that we’ve become so tolerable of these kinds...