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  • Did Israel break international law? Biden administration could weigh in this week
    The Biden administration agreed in February to look at whether Israel has used U.S.-provided weapons and other military assistance in a lawful manner.
    U.S. News
    May 8
  • Biden administration moves to close loophole on background checks for gun purchases
    The rule, which was finalized this week, makes clear that anyone who sells firearms predominantly to earn a profit must be federally licensed and conduct background checks.
    U.S. News
    Apr 11
  • Israel due to get billions of dollars of U.S. weapons despite pause on bombs
    A wide range of other military equipment is due to go to Israel, U.S. officials said, as Republicans accused the Biden administration of abandoning commitments to its defence.
    World
    May 9
  • Former top U.S. generals say Afghanistan evacuation ‘too slow and too late’
    The rare testimony publicly exposed for the first time the strain and differences the military leaders had with the Biden administration in the final days of the war.
    U.S. News
    Mar 19
  • U.S. is sending Ukraine longer-range weapons with new aid. Why it matters
    Yet soon after Biden signed the legislation, U.S. media reported the administration had secretly shipped the powerful missiles to the warfront already — and that they've been used.
    World
    Apr 24
  • Biden says U.S. won’t supply Israel weapons for Rafah attack
    Biden, in an interview with CNN, said if Israel goes into Rafah, “we’re not going to supply the weapons and artillery shells used, that have been used.”
    World
    May 8
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  • Israel likely broke international law with U.S. arms, but evidence uncertain: report
    The report said the U.S. was unable to immediately link specific U.S. weapons to individual strikes by Israeli forces in Gaza, meaning U.S. arms shipments can continue.
    World
    May 10
  • Can U.S. states ban abortions even in medical emergencies? Supreme Court weighs in
    The case before the Supreme Court comes from Idaho, which is among 14 states that now ban abortion at all stages of pregnancy with limited exceptions.
    Health
    Apr 24
  • As Israel and Hamas are deep in ceasefire talks, here’s what’s on the table
    Israel and Hamas appear to be seriously negotiating an end to the conflict in Gaza and the return of Israeli hostages. A leaked truce proposal hints at compromises by both sides.
    World
    May 3
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  • U.S. confirms some weapons shipments to Israel paused over Rafah fears
    Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the administration was also reviewing some "near-term security assistance shipments" to Israel, but added U.S. support for Israel is "ironclad."
    World
    May 8
  • Ozempic among ‘bogus’ drug patents being challenged by U.S. to spur competition
    The Federal Trade Commission sent warning letters to 10 drugmakers, taking issue with patents on popular drugs for weight loss, diabetes, asthma and other reparatory conditions.
    Health
    Apr 30
  • Preventing future pandemics goal of new U.S. partnership with 50 countries
    U.S. government officials will work with the countries to develop better testing, surveillance, communication and preparedness for such outbreaks in those countries.
    Health
    Apr 16
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  • Biden announces new student debt relief plans that would benefit at least 23M
    The plans, which the president detailed in Madison, Wisconsin, include canceling up to US$20,000 of accrued and capitalized interest for borrowers, regardless of income.
    U.S. News
    Apr 8
  • U.S. aid to Ukraine, Israel set to pass. But bills differ in one key area
    The U.S. House of Representatives is finally moving ahead with aid for Ukraine, Israel and other allies, but the bills include notable differences when it comes to oversight.
    U.S. News
    Apr 19
  • U.S. airlines will be required to give automatic refunds for disrupted flights
    The U.S. Transportation Department said airlines will be required to provide automatic cash refunds within a few days for canceled flights and “significant” delays.
    U.S. News
    Apr 24
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  • As EV battery push continues, Trudeau says new plant will ‘meet this moment’
    The federal and Ontario governments are set to make 'an important automotive announcement' amid a major push to expand electric vehicle supply chains.
    Canada
    May 14
  • U.S. Supreme Court takes up case on ghost guns, firearms without serial numbers
    The U.S. Supreme Court justices by a 5-4 vote had previously intervened to keep the regulation in effect during the ongoing legal fight.
    U.S. News
    Apr 22
  • Canada to contribute $76M to German-led air defence fund for Ukraine
    Defence Minister Bill Blair and his German counterpart announced the contribution to Germany's Immediate Action on Air Defence initiative after a joint meeting in Ottawa.
    World
    May 10
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  • U.S. student debt automatically cancelled for 153K borrowers, Biden says
    The Biden administration has now canceled some US$138 billion in student debt for nearly 3.9 million people through executive actions, the White House said.
    U.S. News
    Feb 21
  • Since Roe fell, U.S. emergency care refusals for pregnant women have spiked
    Complaints that pregnant women were turned away from U.S. emergency rooms spiked in 2022 after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, federal documents show.
    U.S. News
    Apr 19
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