Arizona indicts Trump allies in ‘fake elector’ scheme; bird flu remnants found in milk

By Suzanne Nuyen
Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference after his defamation trial
Rudy Giuliani speaks during a news conference after his defamation trial
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A grand jury in Arizona has indicted 18 of former President Donald Trump’s closest advisorsinvolved in a “fake elector” scheme
  • The 11 fake electors named in the indictment are a “who’s who of Arizona Republicans from the Trump wing of the party,” Wayne Schutsky of NPR network station KJZZ in Phoenix, Ariz., tells Up First. The average person might not be familiar with their names, but they’re important people who “control the direction of party activities in the state, especially during elections.”  
The FDA has found genetic material from the bird flu viruswhat consumers should knowMore than one-third of Americans routinely breathe in unhealthy air,the challenge now will be to address climate change

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More than 25,000 children in Gaza have been killed or injured since October 2023,
  • Listen to Nimer tell his story, or read it here. Editor’s note: This story contains descriptions of violence.
Check out npr.org/mideastupdates for more coverage and analysis of the conflict.

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  • Don’t treat it like a school assignment.
  • You don’t have to unlock the author’s meaning. Think about how the poem makes you feel. 
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3 things to know before you go

  1. In the 1960s, Edward J. Dwight Jr. was poised to become America’s first Black astronaut, but his dream was never realized. Now at age 90, he’s finally making a trip into space. 
  2. Taylor Swift has broken her own record for the most vinyl albums sold in a week—and it only took her three days to do it. 
  3. Five military horses got loose in central London yesterday, galloping through rush hour crowds, smashing into vehicles and injuring several people before being captured.
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