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Buffalo shooting suspect allegedly plotted attack online
On May 14th, ten people were killed and three injured in a mass shooting incident at a Tops Friendly Markets store in Buffalo, NY. Authorities arrested the suspected shooter, 18-year-old Payton S. Gendron, at the scene. Gendron allegedly donned body armor and live-streamed the shooting on the popular streaming platform, Twitch, using a helmet camera.
 
Biden administration to ease Trump-era sanctions on Cuba
On Monday, the Biden administration announced it would be reinstating a program allowing US citizens and permanent residents to apply for their families in Cuba to enter the US. The Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program will allow citizens and permanent residents to do so without waiting for immigrant visas.
 
Trial of Michael Sussmann begins
On Monday, a jury was seated in the trial of former Clinton attorney Michael Sussmann — the first trial stemming from Special Counsel John Durham’s years-long investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe. US District Judge Christopher Cooper presided over the first day of the Sussmann trial, which consisted of nearly eight hours of jury selection.
 
President and First Lady to visit Buffalo amid ongoing investigations into mass killing
Residents of Buffalo, NY held vigils and church services on Sunday to mourn the deaths of ten people killed in a shooting at a grocery store. The suspected shooter, Payton Gendron, was arrested at the scene. Gendron was investigated as recently as less than a year ago for making a threat at his school. Allegedly, the comments he made related to shooting people. However, he was released without charge following a psychiatric evaluation.
 
Indonesia’s Jokowi meets Tesla’s Musk to discuss investments
On Saturday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo met Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk in Texas to discuss potential investments and technology. According to Indonesian officials, the meeting between Musk and Widodo came after a round of working-level discussions on a potential investment in Indonesia's nickel (of which they have the largest reserves in the world) industry and supply of batteries for electric vehicles.
 
Game 7 cancelled after 21 injured in shootings near Milwaukee stadium
The Milwaukee Bucks canceled a scheduled watch party for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in response to three shootings Friday night that left 21 injured near the team's Milwaukee stadium. None of the injuries after Friday night’s game were believed to be life-threatening.
 
Elon Musk puts Twitter deal on hold over fake account details
On Friday, Elon Musk put his $44 billion deal for Twitter "temporarily on hold" while he awaits data on the proportion of its fake accounts. In a tweet, the Tesla billionaire referred to a Reuters story from May 2nd, citing a financial filing from Twitter that estimated false or spam accounts made up fewer than 5% of the company’s "monetizable daily active users" in the first quarter.
 
U.S. House Committee investigates infant food shortage
The US House Committee on Oversight and Reform requested information from four baby formula manufacturers, addressing the nationwide shortage of infant food. The four companies controlling nearly 90% of the US market for infant food are Abbott Nutrition, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Nestle USA, and Perrigo Company.
 
Pentagon chief speaks with Russian counterpart
On Friday, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin called for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine when he spoke to his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu for the first time since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Pentagon spokesman, John Kirby, stated that Austin stressed the importance of maintaining lines of communication.
 
Biden issues statement marking 1 mln COVID-19 deaths in the US
On May 12th, President Joe Biden issued a statement marking the death of one million individuals in the US due to COVID-19. Biden stated, "In remembrance, let us draw strength from each other as fellow Americans. For while we have been humbled, we never give up. We can and will do this together as the United States of America."