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by Suzanne Nuyen
May 10, 2023
Good morning. You should be getting breast cancer screenings earlier, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Here’s what else we’re following today.
A Manhattan jury found former President Donald Trump liable for battery and defamation in writer E. Jean Carroll’s sexual assault lawsuit and awarded her $5 million in damages. The jury did not find that Trump raped Carroll, as she had long claimed but found Trump liable for sexual abuse. In a statement, Carroll said, “This victory is not just for me but for every woman who has suffered because she was not believed.”
E. Jean Carroll (center) departs the Manhattan courthouse where a jury awarded her $5 million after finding former President Donald Trump liable for sexually abusing her in the mid-1990s.
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🎧 Trump’s legal troubles aren’t over, and on the Up First podcast this morning, NPR’s Andrea Bernstein says there’s “a lot of legal action to schedule around” during his presidential campaign. A criminal case over hush money payments made to a porn actress will take place in the middle of primary season.
➡️ Trump is set to appear tonight in a live town-hall event on CNN.
President Biden and congressional leaders have agreed to meet again Friday to continue negotiations over the U.S. debt ceiling. Biden described yesterday’s talks on federal spending as “productive,” while House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told reporters he “didn’t see any new movement.”
🎧 NPR’s Tamara Keith says there’s still fundamental disagreement between Republicans and Democrats, and they’re still in the “accusing each other of taking hostages phase.” But Keith reports on Up First that White House and congressional staff will work through possibilities for the next few days, which is a sign there’s more urgency than in recent months.
​​➡️ The nation will default on its financial obligations if leaders can’t come to an agreement. Read about why the debt ceiling exists and how we got here.
Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan attended a corruption hearing today after paramilitary forces arrested him yesterday. Amid economic and political turmoil in the country, his arrest triggered protests around the capital Islamabad.
🎧 NPR’s Diaa Hadid, who lives in Islamabad, says schools and embassies are closed today. She tells Up First that many of Khan’s followers see the situation as a “showdown between their leader and the army.” She describes how supporters rioted outside army installations and notes, “Nobody can recall anything like this happening in Pakistan before.”
🎧 Khan spoke to Morning Edition’s Steve Inskeep in March. He denied the corruption accusations and said the government is “scared” he will win the upcoming election.

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 A photo depicting two signs side by side. The one on the left warns people not to gather in large groups, and the one on the right says "Attention: Please wear face masks and keep 6 feet apart."
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The U.S. COVID public health emergency ends tomorrow. Here’s what that means:

😷 The government will no longer buy vaccines and COVID tests to give to people for free. Free vaccines and treatments will still be available through 2024.
😷 The health insurance system will take over, and patients will have to go to the doctor for tests and vaccines like with any other illness.
😷 The CDC won’t track and report new infections but will still track COVID hospitalizations and deaths and monitor new variants.
😷 As many as 24 million people could lose access to Medicaid.

Kayla Patil, 7, watches her 3-year-old brother Eshaan's haircutting ceremony at their home in Vienna, Va. In a traditional Hindu mundan ceremony, a priest cuts a child's first hairs off to symbolize letting go of their past life. When Maansi was little, the strands of her hair cut during her mundan ceremony were spread near her mother's childhood home in Delhi, along the Ganges.
Maansi Srivastava
Photographer Maansi Srivastava’s understanding of life and death shifted when her grandmother died. During the pandemic, she searched for identity and grappled with grief and racial reckoning. Her photo essay Roots Hanging from the Banyan Tree follows the Patil family, who helped her recognize the beautiful aspects of the Indian American experience.

Handler Janice Hays poses for photos with Buddy Holly, a petit basset griffon Vendéen, after he won best in show during the 147th Westminster Kennel Club Dog show Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.
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What a good boy! Buddy Holly is the first petit basset griffon Vendéen to win best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.
Kouri D. Richins wrote a children’s book to process the grief of losing her husband. Now, she’s being charged in his murder. (via KPCW)
Tucker Carlson is taking his show to Twitter. In a Tweet, he said it’s one of the last platforms in the world that allows free speech.

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