5 things to know for May 11: CNN town hall, Immigration, Covid, Sudan, Textbook ban

5 things to know for May 11: CNN town hall, Immigration, Covid, Sudan, Textbook ban


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CNN Town Hall

CNN held a town-hall meeting with Donald Trump on Wednesday. Trump is the leading candidate for the GOP nomination in 2024. He refused to admit that he had lost the 2020 elections and made false claims about them being stolen. Trump made similar false and unsubstantiated statements when he answered questions from New Hampshire Republicans during the town hall, moderated by Kaitlan Collins of CNN This Morning. He also claimed that the violence would occur on January 6, 2021 and he had handled records after leaving office. Analysts say that it was Trump's first CNN appearance since 2016. It also showed his unbridled anger, his blatant election denial and his combativeness.


Title 42, the Trump-era policy of border restrictions, is due to expire at midnight tonight. This will likely result in a surge of migrants along the US-Mexico Border. Homeland Security officials reported that authorities encountered more than 10,000 migrants on the southern border of the United States on Tuesday. This is higher than the government's estimates following Title 42. The mayor of El Paso in Texas said that hundreds of US troops had arrived at the border to prepare officials and migrants for the 'unknown'. The 2020 policy allows US authorities to quickly return migrants at the border back to their countries of origin or to Mexico for pandemic reasons. The deadline is 11:59 pm ET today. ET today.

  1. Covid-19

Today, after more than three year's time, the United States has ended its declaration of an emergency in public health due to Covid-19. This does not mean, however, that the virus is gone. The CDC reported that there were over 77,000 new Covid-19 infections last week. This is probably an underestimation, as many people test for coronaviruses at home, or don't do so at all. The US declaration has been renewed thirteen times and gave the government a wide range of flexibility in implementing certain policies and measures. Today's expiration means that some programs will be immediately terminated and some changes made to the way Covid-19 data are collected. The CDC has said that it will continue to keep a close watch on the virus using novel approaches such as genomic sequencing and water testing.

  1. Sudan

Since April, when intense fighting broke between rival Sudanese army factions, more than 1,300 Americans left Sudan. In the last few weeks, the violence has caused thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths. Tens of thousands have fled their homes. The country is on the verge of civil war. The fighting has continued despite several ceasefires, and humanitarian aid is not being delivered into the country. A top State Department official stated Wednesday that the US was now "cautiously hopeful" about the possibility of an agreement in the near future to provide desperately needed services and resources to the country.

Textbook Ban

Florida has rejected social studies textbooks for K-12 schools which mention social justice, kneeling and other content that is 'concerning'. The Department of Education in Florida said that several book publishers submitted materials recently, and nearly 35% of them were rejected because of 'inaccurate information, errors, and other information not aligned to Florida Law'. Florida Department of Education's move comes at a time when Republican lawmakers including Gov. Ron DeSantis has made a number of efforts to limit how history and racism are taught in school. This comes at a time when there is a heated national debate about the subject.

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Georgia Bulldogs decline White House invitation

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Today's Number


The FDA's advisers voted unanimously in favor of a birth control pill available over the counter on Wednesday, stating that the benefits outweighed the risks. Although the FDA is not required to heed its advisors' advice, it does so quite often. It will be the US's first over-the-counter birth control pill if it is approved. The FDA will likely make a decision in this matter by the end of summer.

Today's Quote

I think that he is more interested in other things than running for office.

Kevin McCarthy, House Speaker, told CNN on Wednesday he would not support GOP Rep. George Santos' re-election bid as the New York Congressman faces a number of investigations. Santos faces 13 federal charges, including seven counts of wirefraud, three counts of laundering money, one count of stealing public funds, and two counts of materially lying to the House of Representatives. Santos pleaded guilty to the charges and called them a witch hunt.



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