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This week, the Biden administration announced that the parents from four different families who were deported to Central America and Mexico without their children under former President Donald Trump will be allowed to cross the border and rejoin their children in the United States. The families are the first to be reunited in the U.S. since President Biden issued an executive order in February to create a task force dedicated to repairing families torn apart as a result of his predecessor's controversial family separation policy. The task force, which is led by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, estimates that the number of families who remain separated is over 1,000.
In the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, which itself was preceded by multiple attacks on state governments by right-wing extremists, Attorney General Merrick Garland said publicly that domestic terrorism from white nationalist groups is now as much of a concern as foreign terrorism for the Department of Justice. Michael Isikoff, Daniel Klaidman and Victoria Bassetti are joined by Michael German, a former FBI special agent who spent years undercover infiltrating violent right-wing extremist groups in the 1990s.
A Wisconsin dad accused of fatally hitting his son for eating his cheesecake has pleaded guilty. Milwaukee resident Travis Stackhouse, 30, went to trial this week on charges of first-degree reckless homicide in the death, according to court records. Two days into the trial, he pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless homicide, neglecting a child and child abuse.
Two Secret Service agents who rode with President Donald Trump as he drove around Walter Reed National Military Medical Center while he was hospitalized with Covid-19 last year needed to wear full medical protective gear, the agency's director said Thursday. Secret Service Director James Murray said in a budget hearing with the House Appropriations subcommittee on homeland security that Trump's desire to be seen outside the hospital in October where he could wave to supporters "was extensively discussed” with doctors beforehand.
The European Union is willing to discuss a proposal to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday, as drugmakers fought their ground and their share prices slipped. U.S. President Joe Biden voiced support on Wednesday for a waiver in a reversal of the U.S. position, and his top trade negotiator, Katherine Tai, swiftly endorsed negotiations at the World Trade Organization. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reached for capital letters in a tweet calling Biden's move a "MONUMENTAL MOMENT IN THE FIGHT AGAINST #COVID19", and said it reflected "the wisdom and moral leadership of the United States".
Gail J. Metwally has been charged with first and second degree attempted murder, first-degree arson, first-degree assault and more. A woman in Maryland has been charged with multiple crimes after allegedly setting her house on fire and watching it burn down. According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office, Gail J. Metwally has been charged with first and second degree attempted murder, first-degree arson, first-degree assault, two counts of malicious burning first degree, two counts of malicious destruction of property, and two counts of reckless endangerment.
The Group of Seven scolded both China and Russia on Wednesday, casting the Kremlin as malicious and Beijing as a bully, but beyond words there were few concrete steps aside from expressing support for Taiwan and Ukraine. Founded in 1975 as a forum for the West's richest nations to discuss crises such as the OPEC oil embargo, the G7 this week addressed what it perceives as the biggest current threats: China, Russia and the coronavirus pandemic. G7 foreign ministers, in a 12,400-word communique, said Russia was trying to undermine democracies and threatening Ukraine while China was guilty of human rights abuses and of using its economic clout to bully others.
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Brian Kolfage, who founded "We Build the Wall" with Steve Bannon, was indicted in a new tax case. Trump pardoned Bannon before he left office but didn't pardon Kolfage. Brian Kolfage - the cofounder of a failed crowdfunding effort to build a wall along the US-Mexico border with Steve Bannon - is facing a new tax case after being indicted on federal fraud charges last year.
If Florida won't allow Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for passengers and crew, the company's CEO says it will take its ships elsewhere. CEO Frank Del Rio made the threat during an earnings call Thursday, just days after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill passed by the Republican-controlled state Legislature that bans businesses, schools and government entities in Florida from asking anyone to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is the world's third largest cruise company, parent to cruise brands Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas.
Duggar's computer had "accountability software" that sent internet usage reports to his wife, Anna. According to a federal agent, the software, Covenant Eyes, was registered to both Duggar and Anna. Josh Duggar, who's been charged with receiving and possessing child pornography, had an "accountability software" installed on his computer that monitored his internet usage and sent it to his wife, a federal agent testified in a detention hearing on Wednesday.
Mass protests continue for the eighth day in Colombia, following two dozen deaths. Demonstrations that initially began in opposition to a now-cancelled tax reform plan, have become progressively more violent with a total of 24 people - 23 civilians and one police officer - killed during the protests. Protesters turned their attention from tax reforms to criticising President Ivan Duque's administration, calling for an end to poverty and a stop to excessive use of violence by the police.
Rudy Giuliani has reportedly sacked most of his entourage to cut costs as his legal troubles - and fees - mount. Politico reported that Giuliani fired as many as five people since the FBI raided his properties. Rudy Giuliani has drastically reduced the size of his entourage and reportedly fired as many as five people since the FBI raided his properties last week, Politico reported.
Stocks edged higher in midday trading Thursday, as gains by technology companies offset falling healthcare stocks. Investors are still digesting the latest corporate earnings and turning their attention to job growth as the the U.S. pushes on with its economic recovery. Job growth has been one of the keys to a sustained economic recovery, but it has been lagging behind other areas of the economy such as retail sales and consumer confidence.
A TikTok user's video of a moldy Starbucks cake pop is going viral and grossing out social media users everywhere. The video posted by Taylor Boullard, who goes by username @teabezel28 on TikTok, has been viewed more than eight million times in just four days and shows the inside of a cake pop from the coffee chain's bakery. Underneath the colorful frosting and sprinkles, you see the vanilla cake and what appears to be chocolate chips.
Over half of the adults in North Carolina age 18 or older have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the state Department of Health and Human Services reported Thursday. This is a significant milestone toward our goal of stopping the spread of COVID-19 and bringing summer back to North Carolina,” said DHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen in a press release. The state reported Thursday that 50.1% of people 18 and older have received at least one dose and 43.1% of NC adults are fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Like many other journalists who have written against press censorship for decades, I don't find it easy to support Facebook's decision to ban former President Trump from its platform for another six months. First and foremost, Facebook is a private company whose users agree to its terms and conditions. Trump agreed to Facebook's rules when he joined the platform, and if he doesn't like its decision to ban him, he can go to many other social-media networks and spread his crazy conspiracy theories.
Two Asian women were stabbed while waiting for a bus in downtown San Francisco in an attack which is suspected to be racially motivated. The attack took place in a busy street on Tuesday evening, the San Francisco Police Department said on Wednesday. Both women were senior citizens, with Chui Fong Eng aged 85 and the other woman, who has not been named, aged 63.
Hungary's Sziget, which organises some of the largest music festivals in Europe, said on Thursday that it had cancelled this summer's main event in Budapest and would instead make a "grand comeback" in 2022. The Sziget Festival routinely draws several hundred thousand visitors to an island in the River Danube in the Hungarian capital, with the Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Post Malone and Macklemore among the star guests at the last festival in August 2019. "With sadness in our heart but knowing our responsibility, seeing all the uncertainty around ... we have made a decision to prepare for next year's Sziget festival instead," said Tamas Kadar, lead organiser of Sziget, in a statement.
Tech billionaire Bill Gates transferred stock in two of Mexico's largest companies to Melinda Gates. Bill Gates moved stock worth nearly $2.4 billion to Melinda Gates on the same day they announced their marriage had ended. Cascade Investment, a holding company managed by the Microsoft cofounder, transferred stakes in the biggest owner of US car dealerships, a Coca-Cola bottler, a Mexican broadcaster, and a railway company to her control, according to SEC filings.
Temperature checks are over at Universal Orlando Resort. Starting Thursday, no one will need to have their temperature taken to enter Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay, according to Universal's website. Walt Disney World Resort also posted on its website that it will stop temperature screenings for employees, dubbed “cast members,” on Saturday, May 8, and for guests on May 16 at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Blizzard Beach.
A man has been arrested in Washington on suspicion of stealing 100 Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine shots, according to authorities. The 30-year-old suspect was arrested on Wednesday by officers from the Pierce County Sheriff's Department for allegedly stealing the vials containing coronavirus vaccines from a dentist in Purdy, south of Seattle. According to the department, the suspect also stole $100,000 (£72,000) worth of medical equipment from the facility last Saturday, and a vial of Botox.
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Nearly a year after Suzanne Morphew was reported missing, her husband Barry Morphew is facing murder charges.
“Every college has a public health responsibility to require its students to be vaccinated.”
“While the vast majority of students will likely get the vaccine, schools should honor the decisions of the few who object.”
“A vaccinated campus could be the step toward normality that college leaders are seeking.”
“College students are mobile and spread COVID-19 with them whenever they travel.”
“There almost certainly are going to be legal challenges because the anti-vaccine movement is already preparing for them.”