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Biden administration relaxes internet sanctions on Iran
The Biden administration has issued a license to relax sanctions on internet services in Iran, claiming that the move aims to "support the free flow of information" for Iranians amid widespread anti-government protests. On Friday, The US Treasury Department said that the decision comes in response to the Iranian authorities choking off internet access in the country to disrupt demonstrations.
 
Los Angeles district schools to receive naloxone
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will make overdose reversal drug naloxone available in its public schools (K-12) following recent student fentanyl overdoses. On Thursday, the superintendent for the country's second-largest school district, Alberto Carvalho, announced the deployment of naloxone, stating all schools will receive the medicine in the coming weeks at no cost to them or the district.
 
US aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan arrives in South Korea for joint military drills
On Friday, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrived in the South Korean port of Busan ahead of the two countries' joint military exercise. The joint drills will be the first involving a US aircraft carrier in the region since 2017.
 
Amtrak pledges net-zero greenhouse emissions
Amtrak aims for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its network by 2025. Amtrak CEO Stephen Gardner stated, "With new equipment, modernized stations and net zero emissions, Amtrak can lead the drive toward sustainable transportation throughout the nation."
 
US court lifts hold on Mar-a-Lago classified documents
A federal appeals court has lifted a judge's hold on the Justice Department's ability to use classified records seized from former President Donald Trump's Florida estate. The decision removes an obstacle that could have delayed the investigation into the storage of the documents.
 
Fugitive in US Navy bribery case arrested in Venezuela
On Wednesday, authorities said they had arrested Leonard Glenn Francis - nicknamed "Fat Leonard" - a Malaysian defense contractor who orchestrated one of the largest bribery scandals in US Navy history. In 2015, Francis pleaded guilty to offering prostitution services, luxury hotels, cigars, and over $500,000 in bribes to US Navy officials and others to help Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd., his Singapore-based ship servicing company.
 
Massive Tesla recall over faulty window reversal system
Tesla has announced the recall of over 1 million cars in the US. Recall documents released Thursday stated, "If a window is closing and detects an obstruction, the condition may increase the risk of a pinching injury to the occupant."
 
Hurricane Fiona strengthens into Category 4 hurricane
After barreling through Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and the Turks and Caicos Islands, Hurricane Fiona strengthened into a Category 4 storm on Wednesday as it headed toward Bermuda. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Bermuda would experience hurricane conditions beginning Thursday evening. However, Fiona is not forecasted to hit Bermuda directly.
 
Washington Monument under restoration after being vandalized
The Washington Monument was vandalized on Tuesday night. The US Park Police stated, "Alert: Area around base of the Washington Monument temporarily closed. USPP have adult male in custody for vandalism. NPS conservators will work on restoration process."
 
US, Russia resume missions to the ISS
A US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts have blasted off to the International Space Station (ISS) on a Russian-operated flight. The joint flight comes soon after Russia confirmed it would withdraw from collaboration on the space station after 2024 amid tensions over the Ukraine war.