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Jordan Candler / May 4, 2021

Tuesday Executive News Summary

Refugee cap raised, EPA targets hydrofluorocarbons, Iran teases attack, and more.

Government & Politics

  • President Biden raises refugee cap to 62,500 after earlier criticism (NPR)

  • EPA moves to cut hydrofluorocarbons over the next 15 years (NPR)

  • Fifth-graders give the Bidens an earful on virtual schools (Fox News)

  • Permit for National Day of Prayer service at U.S. Capitol building denied (ChurchLeaders.com)

National Security

  • Iran teases attack on U.S. Capitol building as Biden admin prepares to lift sanctions (Free Beacon)

  • Armed man shot outside CIA headquarters (UPI)

  • CIA releases woke recruitment video encouraging Americans to “command” their "space" (Daily Wire) | “Truly embarrassing for our entire country”: Video riles up social media (Fox News)

Around the Nation

  • Candidates who opposed a racist education plan took about 70% of the vote in Southlake, Texas (NBC News)

  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declares COVID “state of emergency” over, overrides local restrictions (Miami Herald)

  • Most New York and New Jersey capacity restrictions to end starting May 19 (NBC New York)

  • Ninety-three law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2020 (UPI)

  • BLM releases new list of demands, including permanently banning Trump from “all digital media platforms” (Washington Examiner) | Meanwhile, Facebook’s Oversight Board to issue Trump ruling on Wednesday (USA Today)

“Non Compos Mentis” Award

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci says kids must continue wearing masks outside, says they are “more at risk” of infection than vaccinated adults (Disrn)

Closing Arguments

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