June 17, 2024

Trump is the target of the January 6 probe and Jason Aldean’s music video: Morning Rundown

Donald Trump may be facing a third impeachment. An Alabama death row inmate has doubts about his upcoming execution. And a search warrant was issued more than 25 years after the death of Tupac Shakur.

Here’s what you need to know today.

Trump says he is the target of a grand jury investigation into the January 6 riot

Donald Trump seems to think he will be impeached for a third time. The former president announced on his Truth Social account yesterday that he has been notified that he is the target of a Washington-based grand jury investigating the January 6 riot and efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

Trump said the Justice Department sent him a letter on Sunday informing him of the investigation. He added that he will have to report to a grand jury, “which almost always means an arrest and an indictment.”

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Two sources with direct knowledge of the matter confirmed that Trump had received a target letter from special counsel Jack Smith. Smith was previously indicted before a Florida grand jury over Trump’s handling of classified documents.

It was not immediately clear what the charges would be or if anyone else received a target letter. Often, but not always, people who have been tipped off as targets by criminal investigators are indicted. Read the full story here.

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More details emerge about a US soldier who crossed the border into North Korea

Pvt. 2nd Class Travis King is in North Korean custody after he crossed the heavily fortified border “willfully and without authorization,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters Tuesday.

King, who was recently released from a South Korean prison, had been escorted by the military to Incheon International Airport outside Seoul, the capital, for further disciplinary action in the United States. He was fined in February on charges including damaging public property, according to South Korean court documents. He was accused of repeatedly kicking a police patrol car in Seoul last year, causing hundreds of dollars in damage.

Alabama death row resident suspected of lethal injection

James Barber is not afraid to die. But the death row inmate said he is uneasy about whether the state of Alabama will be able to properly execute him. Tomorrow afternoon, Barber is scheduled to become the first inmate in the state to be put to death since executions were halted due to a series of problematic lethal injection attempts. Barber called Alabama’s “bottom-up” review of the death penalty it did not result in “real changes”.

“I don’t know what to expect,” Barber told NBC News. “But then, I know I’m in God’s hands, so it’s not a fear. It’s hard to explain.”

DeSantis’ primary aid is ‘hanging by a thread,’ says the donor

Allies of Ron DeSantis are calling for him to fire his top aide, Generra Peck, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions. And if not, they suggest Florida’s governor should “lay her down,” a public demotion in which Peck would have to report to a new boss. But a Republican familiar with DeSantis’ thinking predicted that Peck will stick around, at least for now.

Debate over DeSantis’ campaign comes at the same time as a cash crunch and flagging poll numbers. Strategists and donors, both affiliated with the campaign and not, say change is needed.

Another sign of a campaign shift: DeSantis returned to the mainstream media, an institution he trashed and ignored for five years. It was not usually marked by aggressive name-calling or overt interference. In fact, it was a friendly betrayal.

Questions and concerns about weight loss drugs for teenagers

For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics has included anti-obesity drugs in its guidelines for treating childhood obesity. But with that recommendation comes some opposition and concerns that weight loss drugs could ultimately harm children.

So what do parents need to know about weight loss drugs for teenagers? There are questions about how long teenagers should stay on the drugs to maintain their weight (perhaps for years), the best age to start medication (four drugs approved for use in children as young to 12) and whether these drugs will. promote eating disorders (“an understudied issue”). Here’s what the experts say.

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A music video by country singer Jason Aldean was…

… pulled from CMT, the network said Monday, even before the furor grew over the tune a day later. The country singer defended the hostile lyrics to his song, “Try That in a Small Town,” saying it refers to “the sense of community I grew up with.” But his explanation did not address the concerns of those who showed the video for the song conjuring up images of demonstrators. a Tennessee courthouse that was the site of a famous lynching.

▼ Politics in a nutshell

Military promotions: Some Alabama residents said them they did not know the grip of Senator Tommy Tuberville on hundreds of military promotions over the Department of Defense’s abortion policy. And Tuberville’s staff said there was “zero” pressure on him to end his blockade.

Caucus questions: The Iowa Republican Party caucus date is set, but the Democratic Party changes its nomination process other state planning is undecided.

‘A wild goose’: Lev Parnas, a key figure in Rudy Giuliani’s attempt to dig up dirt on Joe Biden before the 2020 election, House Republicans insisted on ending his investigation into the Biden family.

Election 2020: Attorney General of Michigan He has filed charges against 16 fake voters who signed paperwork falsely claiming that President Donald Trump had been re-elected as part of a scheme to overturn the results.

Delayed Death: Two members of Congress are calling out the federal government take action on pillow-like infant loungers after an NBC News investigation revealed that there were many more deaths linked to the products than officials had previously announced.

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‘Messi mania’ hits Miami

You can’t drive through Miami these days without seeing soccer legend Lionel Messi’s name on a billboard, poster or jersey before his debut for Inter Miami CF. Argentinians who went to Messi’s welcome ceremony recently told me it was like being in the presence of God.

In my native Brazil and in Latin America, more widely, it is normal and considered to honor our soccer players as national heroes. But in the United States, the enthusiasm over the arrival of Messi driven by Latino fans it represents a turning point for Major League Soccer and an investment in the future of sports on American soil. — Isabela Espadas Barros Leal, associate editor for diversity

▼ In case you missed it

Police serve a search warrant in the investigation into Tupac Shakur’s murder, which remains unsolved more than 25 years later.

A California school board has become the latest proxy for the culture wars after a conservative bloc vote to reject curriculum who would call the gay rights figure Harvey Milk.

Phoenix broke an almost 50-year-old heat record yesterday when the temperature hit 110 degrees Fahrenheit, marking the 19th straight day at or above that mark.

While there is little doubt that many Mesozoic mammals became a meal for dinosaurs, a dramatic fossil found in China shows Some mammals dine on dinos.

A 16-year-old boy from Guatemala died in an accident at work at a poultry plant in Mississippi.

A cache of more than 200 guns The suspect in the Gilgo Beach serial murders was found in a vault inside the home.

An Australian sailor who was rescued by his dog after spending more than two months adrift in the Pacific Ocean has vowed to set sail again, despite his terrifying adventure.

The number of people who have died in connection with the Kenyan doomsday cult crossed the 400 mark.

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