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Pres. Biden Marks 80th D-Day Anniversary, Honors WWII Vets; Hunter Biden’s Gun Trial Enters Day 4
JUN 6, 2024
Pres. Biden Marks 80th D-Day Anniversary, Honors WWII Vets; Hunter Biden’s Gun Trial Enters Day 4

President Joe Biden delivered remarks on June 6, commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day landings at the Normandy American Cemetery in Northwestern France. “History tells us freedom is not free. If you want to know the price of freedom, come here to Normandy,” President Biden said during a nearly three-hour ceremony honoring those killed during D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. The president was accompanied by First Lady Jill Biden as well as French President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte Macron.

On day four of Hunter Biden’s federal gun trial in Wilmington, Delaware, defense lawyers cross-examined the firearms dealer who sold Hunter Biden the gun in 2018. Hallie Biden, the widow of Hunter Biden’s late brother, Beau, took the stand after that. The president's son is accused of illegally purchasing and possessing a gun while abusing or being addicted to drugs, a violation of federal law. He pleaded not guilty to the three charges, though he's been open about his struggles with alcohol and crack cocaine addiction. The charges were brought by special counsel David Weiss.

Border authorities are already starting to deport migrants, after President Biden invoked presidential powers to stop asylum processing when arrests for illegal crossings top 2,500 in a day. The Associated Press cited two senior Homeland Security Department officials who confirmed the first deportations under the new rule took place Wednesday, though they did not say how many were deported. The officials briefed reporters on condition their names not be used in keeping with regulations.

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Boeing Spacecraft Carrying Astronauts Lifts Off on Maiden Voyage; Hunter Biden’s Gun Trial Continues
JUN 5, 2024
Boeing Spacecraft Carrying Astronauts Lifts Off on Maiden Voyage; Hunter Biden’s Gun Trial Continues

Boeing launched astronauts for the first time on June 5, belatedly joining SpaceX as a second taxi service for NASA. A pair of NASA test pilots blasted off aboard Boeing’s Starliner capsule for the International Space Station, the first to fly the new spacecraft. The trip by Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams was expected to take 25 hours, with an arrival Thursday. They will spend just over a week at the orbiting lab before climbing back into Starliner for a remote desert touchdown in the western U.S. on June 14.

Tensions are escalating on the Israel-Lebanon border as the Israeli military warned it was prepared to launch a large-scale attack in the north to deter the Iran-backed group Hezbollah. Cross-border attacks from Lebanon led to large fires blazing through Israel’s northern region this week, consuming swathes of land and leading to the evacuation of residents. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the northern city of Kiryat Shmona near the Lebanese border, saying that Israel is prepared for “very intense action” in the north.

First son Hunter Biden’s federal gun trial continues in Wilmington, Delaware with Kathleen Buhle, Hunter’s ex-wife, taking the stand. Her testimony comes after the defense team cross examined the prosecutor’s first witness, FBI special agent Erika Jensen. Jensen introduced key evidence, including Hunter Biden's laptop. Both sides laid the groundwork of their case in opening statements Tuesday, as they battled over the fundamental issue at play: whether Hunter Biden purchased a gun while addicted to drugs.

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Garland Blasts GOP Attacks Amid Contempt Threat; Opening Statements in Hunter Biden Gun Trial
JUN 4, 2024
Garland Blasts GOP Attacks Amid Contempt Threat; Opening Statements in Hunter Biden Gun Trial

Attorney General Merrick Garland pushed back on Republican lawmakers’ claims of a weaponized Justice Department on Capitol Hill on June 4 amid their threats to hold him in contempt of Congress. In his opening remarks, Garland defended the Justice Department’s work "to uphold the rule of law," and said he and the department will "not be intimidated” by what he called “unprecedented” attacks on the department. Garland has repeatedly refused to provide House impeachment investigators with the audio recordings of special counsel Robert Hur’s interviews with President Joe Biden and his ghostwriter. Those refusals led members of the Judiciary and Oversight and Accountability panels to advance contempt resolutions against him.

The federal gun case for President Joe Biden’s son Hunter begins on June 4 as lawyers make their opening arguments one day after a jury was seated. Hunter Biden is facing three felony charges from a 2018 firearm purchase during a time when he was addicted to crack cocaine, according to his memoir. Authorities accuse him of lying to the federally licensed gun store by illegally claiming on his application that he was not a drug user at the time and then unlawfully possessing the gun for 11 days.

Arizona would step directly into immigration enforcement by making it a state crime to cross the Arizona-Mexico border anywhere except a port of entry, under a proposal that’s up for a final vote by lawmakers on Tuesday. If approved, voters would decide in November if the measure becomes law. The measure, scheduled for a vote in the Arizona House, would let state and local police arrest people crossing the border without authorization. It also would empower state judges to order people convicted of the offense to go back to their home country.

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Fauci Testifies to Congress Over Covid Controversies; Hunter Biden’s Federal Gun Trial Begins
JUN 3, 2024
Fauci Testifies to Congress Over Covid Controversies; Hunter Biden’s Federal Gun Trial Begins

One of the most influential U.S. officials during the COVID-19 pandemic is testified to Congress on June 3, days after one of his former advisers admitted deleting emails. Dr. Anthony Fauci, 83, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases from 1984 to late 2022, sat down in front of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic in Washington to answer questions. Lawmakers asked Fauci about the growing scandal at his former agency, which centers on attempts to evade the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a law that establishes the right of the public to obtain government information such as emails.

Jury selection is set to begin this week in first son Hunter Biden’s federal gun crime case. The first round of the jury selection process began at the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware. Hunter Biden has been at the center of a series of controversies since the campaign era of the 2020 election cycle for a series of alleged personal, business, and legal failures. The trial will focus on allegedly untruthful statements that Mr. Biden made on a form to receive a firearm in 2018.

Two New York City police officers were shot by a man identified by authorities as an illegal immigrant from Venezuela. Nineteen-year-old Bernardo Raul Castro-Mata was allegedly driving a scooter the wrong way when the officers tried to pull him over. While fleeing on foot, he reportedly opened fire at the officers, who returned fire. Castro-Mata is also a suspect in a series of robberies involving motorized scooters. Both officers are in stable condition and expected to recover.

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