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Trump nominates top police official for ATF director

President Donald Trump nominated a top police official on Friday to serve as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, elevating a key supporter of a White House-backed sentencing measure to the federal agency. The White House said Trump would nominate Kenneth Charles “Chuck” Canterbury, currently president of the National Fraternal Order…MORE

Trump declares emergency to expedite arms sales to Saudi Arabia and UAE

The Trump administration has declared an emergency to bypass Congress and expedite billions of dollars in arms sales to various countries — including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — citing the need to deter what it called “the malign influence” of Iran throughout the Middle East. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo formally told…MORE

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Here’s what you might have missed Friday from CNN Business: Starlink lifts off: Elon Musk’s mission to create a constellation of satellites that can beam cheap broadband all over the planet launched on Thursday night. If it’s fully successful, Starlink will be the biggest step forward for any company attempting such a project. Why they…MORE

Federal judge blocks Mississippi abortion law

A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on Friday that forbids abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. In issuing a preliminary injunction, Judge Carlton Reeves said the law “threatens immediate harm to women’s rights, especially considering most women do not seek abortions services until after…MORE

Fast-acting police save teen’s life after heart attack

It’s a typical scene at the Jackson Skating Center on Friday nights: crowds of teenagers whiz around the skating rink to the steady beat of loud music. But for Victoria Pyott, it’s where her life changed forever. The 15-year-old, who has a pacemaker because of a heart condition, had just arrived with her dad on…MORE

Take a look at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on Disneyland’s new guide map

Disney Parks unveiled a new map on Friday that includes Galaxy’s Edge, the immersive Star Wars themed land that opens next week at Disneyland in California. The 14-acre Galaxy’s Edge takes up Disneyland’s back left corner, where it will be accessible from Fantasyland, Critter Country and Frontierland. The colorful rendering provides a first look into…MORE

Fact-checking Trump claims he’s ‘the most transparent’ president in US history

Before heading out on his trip to Japan, President Donald Trump spoke with the press Friday reasserting his claim that he is the “most transparent” President. “I was the most transparent, and am, transparent President in history,” Trump said, going on to cite how many interviews and documents special counsel Robert Mueller’s team went through.…MORE

Supreme Court puts on hold gerrymandering rulings in Michigan, Ohio

The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to put on hold lower court rulings that ordered new voting maps in Michigan and Ohio. The move was widely expected as the justices are currently considering similar cases concerning partisan gerrymandering out of Maryland and North Carolina, and are expected to issue a ruling in those cases by…MORE

Nerve stimulation therapy lessens disability in stroke patients, research finds

There may be new hope for stroke patients: An experimental nerve stimulation therapy helped reduce disability, new research finds. The therapy, known as active nerve cell cluster stimulation, was used on patients within 24 hours of an ischemic stroke. This most common type of “brain attack” is often caused by a clot that blocks a…MORE

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