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Arkansas lawmakers override governor veto on banning health treatment for transgender youth

  • On Tuesday, the Arkansas State Legislature and Senate voted to override Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s veto on legislation that bans gender reassignment surgeries and hormone supplements to anyone under 18
  • On Monday, Hutchinson vetoed the bill, stating it was government overreach and “legislative interference”


Former Trump official punished over Hatch Act violation

  • On Tuesday, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel announced that Lynne Patton, a former Housing and Urban Development official who served under former President Trump, will pay a $1000 fine and be banned from federal employment for two years after violating the Hatch Act, which is intended to stop certain federal employees from engaging in partisan political activity
  • The violation was over a video Patton had produced for the Republican National Convention last year regarding affordable housing


GM to produce an electric pickup truck

  • On Wednesday, General Motors announced plans to produce an all-electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that will be able to drive more than 400 miles on a single charge
  • The truck is part of a $2.2 billion investment plan into producing an array of electric vehicles starting later this year. Other vehicles to be produced include the GMC Hummer EV SUV and the Cruise Origin


Supreme Court sides with Google in software copyright case

  • On Monday, the Supreme Court voted 6-2 in favor of Google over Oracle on a case regarding software development, agreeing that Google did not commit copyright infringement against Oracle when it copied parts of programming language to develop its Android operating system
  • Justice Breyer authored the decision, stating that Google’s use of application programming interfaces from Oracle’s Java SE was an example of fair use


Alexei Navalny’s health worsens in prison

  • A lawyer for Navalny confirmed that the Putin oppositionist leader is ‘seriously ill’ after reports revealed he had been transferred to a prison sick ward for a respiratory illness and was suffering from a bad cough and high fever
  • On Tuesday, Russian police arrested several of Navalny’s supporters outside the prison Navalny was being held at, who were demanding that he receive proper medical care


Biden moves vaccine eligibility for US adults up to April 19

  • On Tuesday, President Biden announced that he is moving up his deadline for states to make the coronavirus vaccine available to all US adults from May 1 to April 19
  • Biden also set a new goal of 200 million vaccines administered by his 100th day in office after reaching 150 million doses on his 75th day in office


  • Celebrity ⭐️. Kim Kardashian is officially a billionaire according to Forbes
  • Sports 🏀. Baylor defeats Gonzaga to win NCAA men’s basketball championship
  • Coronavirus 😷. California to lift most pandemic restrictions on June 15
  • Markets 📈. Trading card company Topps goes public
  • Style 🔎. and Honeywell partner to create high-tech facemasks

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