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US to import baby formula from Europe
The Biden administration is planning to fly hundreds of pallets of baby formula from Europe to counter the shortage of infant food in the US. President Biden launched Operation Fly Formula to hasten the import of infant formula to mitigate the shortage.
 
Boeing’s capsule faces propulsion problems
On Friday, American aerospace giant Boeing's Starliner capsule docked with the International Space Station in a critical uncrewed test flight that followed years of failures and false starts. The spacecraft encountered propulsion troubles early in its journey, with two thrusters responsible for orbital maneuvering failing.
 
US Senate passes the Access to Baby Formula Act by a landslide vote
On Wednesday, the US House of Representatives passed two bills - HR 7790 and HR 7791 - addressing the nationwide baby formula shortage. HR 7790, which passed by a 231-192 vote, would provide the US FDA with $28 million in emergency funding to help alleviate the current baby formula shortage and head off similar shortages in the future.
 
House of Representatives moves to curb domestic terrorism in the US
The House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday night to bolster federal resources to curb domestic terrorism. The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act (Bill HR 350) came days after a gunman killed 10 black people in a racially charged attack in Buffalo, NY.
 
Biden departs for his 1st presidential visit to the Indo-Pacific
On Thursday, President Joe Biden embarked on a six-day trip to South Korea and Japan, marking his first presidential trip to the Indo-Pacific region. Biden will meet the newly elected South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and consult with officials on the challenges posed by North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.
 
Oz & McCormick race neck to neck in PA’s GOP Senate primaries
Pennsylvania's Lt. Governor John Fetterman has won the state's Democratic Senate primary elections. Meanwhile, with about 99% of the votes counted, the race for the Republican Senate primaries is too close to call.
 
Whitney Henriquez Heard accuses Johnny Depp of hitting her
Amber Heard's sister, Whitney Henriquez Heard, has accused Johnny Depp of hitting her during a scuffle in 2015. The "Aquaman" actress's sister gave her testimony in Fairfax County Circuit Court court on Wednesday.
 
US charges one American and four Chinese officials with espionage
On Wednesday, the Department of Justice stated a US citizen and four Chinese intelligence officers had been charged with spying on Chinese dissidents, human rights leaders, and pro-democracy activists residing in the United States. The indictment alleges Wang Shujun, of Queens, New York, used his status within the Chinese diaspora and dissident communities to collect information about activists on behalf of China's Ministry of State Security (MSS).
 
US resumes Embassy operations in Kyiv
On May 18th, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed that the US had officially resumed Embassy operations in Kyiv. The US had suspended Embassy operations in Ukraine's capital three months ago, a few days before Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
 
Investigation launched into social media companies over Buffalo mass shooting
The NY Attorney General's Office has launched an investigation into social media companies in relation to the Buffalo mass shooting incident that claimed the lives of ten and injured three. Officials will look into social media companies and other online resources allegedly used by the shooter to live-stream, discuss, promote, and plot the mass shooting.