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Wednesday Executive News Summary

Chauvin requests new trial, McCarthy trashes Cheney, Trump Facebook ban upheld, and more.

Top of the Fold

  • Derek Chauvin requests new trial, alleges jury misconduct (National Review) | Chauvin juror defends participation in Washington protest (Daily Mail)

  • “I’ve had it with her”: GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy caught on hot mic trashing Rep. Liz Cheney (Daily Caller)

  • Facebook Oversight Board upholds Trump ban but calls indefinite suspension “not appropriate” (Fox News) | Trump launches his own one-way communications platform (Washington Examiner)

Government & Politics

  • Brilliant: Kamala Harris suggests fighting climate change will fix the border crisis (PM)

  • Biden’s Labor Department rescinds Trump-era rule affecting gig workers (Reuters)

  • Texas Democrats refuse resignation of official who called Scott an “Oreo” (Fox News)

  • “Fact-checkers” missed stealth edits to Stacey Abrams op-ed (RealClearPolitics)

Around the Nation

  • Montana to end pandemic unemployment benefits amid worker shortage (UPI)

  • Kansas legislature overrides governor’s veto, lowers age for concealed carry to 18 (TTAG)

  • April sets gun sales record with 1.7 million background checks (The Reload)

Other Notables

  • New study reveals that stay-at-home orders backfired (FEE)

  • U.S. birth rate falls to lowest point in more than a century (Fox News)

Annals of the “Social Justice” Caliphate

  • Seattle police officers refused service at local chocolate shop (PM)

  • Coca-Cola pauses “diversity” (read: racist) plan after chief lawyer resigns (NY Post)

  • Cornell defends BIPOC-only rock-climbing class after online uproar (NY Post)

Closing Arguments

  • Policy: A model for fighting Critical Race Theory in America’s schools (Newsweek)

  • Policy: Questioning the climate change narrative (National Review)

  • Humor: 23% of Galaxy believes they are more unified since Palpatine became emperor (Babylon Bee)

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