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Target shares plummet after missing earnings
Target has taken a big hit during the first quarter, with shares appearing to be headed for their most severe sell-off since the Black Monday market crash of 1987. Profits for major retailers have come under pressure recently from both surging inflation and disruptions in the global supply chain.
 
US Soccer Federation to commit to equal pay for women’s & men’s teams
The US Soccer Federation and the unions of the US Women's and Men's National Teams have agreed to the terms of first-of-their-kind collective bargaining agreements (CBAs), achieving "true equal pay" for women and men players. The CBAs, which run through to 2028, will be separate and different for every team but will include identical working conditions and economic terms, including appearance fees, commercial revenue share, game bonuses, etc.
 
USAF test-fires hypersonic weapon off the coast of California
On Monday, the US Air Force confirmed it had conducted a successful test of a hypersonic weapon. The USAF stated that the test consisted of a B-52 bomber releasing an Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW).
 
Bidens visit Buffalo following mass shooting incident
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited Buffalo following a mass shooting incident at a Tops Friendly Markets store last week. The Bidens met with the victims' families. On May 14th, a gunman killed ten individuals and injured three using an AR-15-style rifle. Eleven of the victims were black.
 
Congress holds first hearing on UFOs since late 1960s
On Tuesday, Congress held its first public hearing in recent times on the topic of unidentified flying objects, focusing on investigations about reported military encounters with unexplained objects. A database tracking unidentified object sightings has reportedly grown to roughly 400 reports.
 
Biden administration makes more home Covid-19 test kits available
The White House announced on Tuesday that US households could now begin ordering their third round of free Covid-19 tests. A fact sheet from the White House stated, "As the highly transmissible subvariants of Omicron drive a rise in cases in parts of the country, free and accessible tests will help slow the spread of the virus."
 
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.