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Biden declares US would defend Taiwan in event of Chinese invasion
At a joint press conference with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on May 23rd, President Joe Biden declared that the US would be willing to defend Taiwan militarily should China move to invade. Biden stated, "We agree with the One China policy... But the idea that it can be taken by force... is just not appropriate. It will dislocate the entire region and be another action similar to what happened in - in Ukraine."
 
Operations Fly Formula’s 1st flight lands in IN; 2nd flight announced
On May 23rd, the White House announced that a military plane had landed in Indiana carrying 78,000 pounds of Nestlé specialty infant formula under the Biden administration's Operation Fly Formula. Operation Fly Formula was launched to speed up the importation of baby formula into the US in response to the ongoing nationwide shortage.
 
US approves $40.1 bln funding for Ukraine aid
On May 21st, President Joe Biden signed the "Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022" or the HR 7691 bill, into law while in South Korea. HR 7691 provides $40.1 billion in supplemental emergency funding to US Federal agencies to aid Ukraine for the fiscal year 2022.
 
Biden wraps up S. Korea visit by showcasing Hyundai’s pledge of $10B US investment
On Sunday, President Joe Biden wrapped up a three-day visit to South Korea, showcasing Hyundai's pledge to invest at least $10 billion into electric vehicles and related technologies in the United States. Hyundai Motor Group announced it would be investing an additional $5 billion in the United States by 2025 with the goal of strengthening collaboration with US firms in advanced technology. The new investment brings its planned US total through 2025 to about $10 billion.
 
Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, & Pete Davidson leave SNL
Saturday Night Live (SNL) wrapped up its 47th season over the weekend. Longtime cast members Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, and Pete Davidson confirmed that they would be leaving SNL during Saturday's episode.
 
Covid asylum restrictions will continue on the border
A judge ruled Friday blocking President Biden's administration from lifting a policy allowing migrants to be expelled at the border over concerns about spreading Covid. Governor Greg Abbott had earlier tweeted, "President Biden's decision to end Title 42 expulsions is only going to make his border crisis worse."
 
Bill de Blasio to run for Congress in New York’s 10th district
Bill de Blasio, who served as New York City's 109th mayor from 2014 to 2021, has announced his run for Congress. De Blasio, 61, plans to run in New York's newly drawn 10th Congressional District, which covers Lower Manhattan and much of Brooklyn, including his Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope.
 
Death toll from acute hepatitis in children in US reaches 6
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials stated that a sixth child in the United States has died after contracting acute hepatitis. Officials on Friday said the child was among 71 additional cases of hepatitis among children nationally identified in the past two weeks, bringing the total number of infections to 180 in the past seven months.
 
Archbishop denies House Speaker Pelosi communion over abortion stance
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco informed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi through a letter that she would no longer receive communion. The archbishop tweeted, "After numerous attempts to speak with Speaker Pelosi to help her understand the grave evil she is perpetrating, the scandal she is causing, an the danger to her own soul she is risking, I have determined that she is not to be admitted to Holy Communion."
 
Biden starts his six-day trip to Asia
US president began his six-day trip to South Korea and Japan to strengthen Indo-Pacific alliances amid China’s rise and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. On Friday evening, Biden landed at the Osan Air Base, 70 kilometers (43.5 miles) south of Seoul.