Morning Headlines - Thursday, June 2, 2022

U.S. & World and Wisconsin trending headlines, and today's daily meme.

Morning Headlines - Thursday, June 2, 2022

U.S. and World Headlines

Biden Admin To Cancel $5.8B In School Loans For Former Corinthian College Students

The Biden administration says it will cancel federal student loans for some 560,000 borrowers who attended the for-profit Corinthian Colleges chain.

Under the new action, hundreds of thousands of students who attended the now-defunct chain will receive $5.8 billion in full loan discharges – the largest of its kind in the Department of Eduction's history.

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4 Killed In Shooting At Tulsa Hospital; Gunman Also Dead, Police Say

Four people were killed as a gunman opened fire inside an Oklahoma hospital Wednesday, authorities said.

The gunman, described as 35 to 40 years old and armed with a rifle and handgun, appeared to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Tulsa Deputy Chief Eric Dalgleish told reporters.

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Biden Admits He Didn't Foresee Impact Of Abbott's Shutdown On Already Growing Baby Formula Shortage

A White House event on Wednesday meant to highlight the action President Joe Biden is taking to deal with the nation's baby formula shortage turned into a political problem when he raised new questions about when he realized just how urgent the situation was -- and why he and the administration didn't take stronger action sooner.

Biden asked formula company executives at a virtual roundtable whether they had anticipated just how profound an effect Abbott's closure would have on America's formula supply -- and if they realized how bad it would get and how quickly.

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Sheryl Sandberg's Advertising Jackpot

Sheryl Sandberg grew Meta's revenue from $272 million in 2008 to nearly $118 billion in 2021. That's over 43,000% higher.

Depending on who you ask, the corporate growth story she's responsible for is one of the most impressive in history — or one of the most reckless.

Sandberg joined Facebook in 2008 after a seven-year tenure building Google's nascent search advertising business.

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Here’s Why Johnny Depp Won His Bombshell Defamation Trial Against Amber Heard

Johnny Depp won his bombshell defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard because the jury ultimately didn’t believe she was telling the truth - especially under cross-examination, legal experts told The Post Wednesday.

“The case was going to rise and fall on her credibility more than any nuanced legal question. And she just did not make it through the trial with her credibility intact,” said former California judge Halim Dhanidina.

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Wisconsin Headlines

Emboldened Democrats Eye Ron Johnson Amid New Controversies

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is facing a slew of negative headlines ahead of his reelection bid later this year, potentially complicating what was already expected to be a tough race for the two-term senator.

Johnson ignited controversy last week when he suggested that “wokeness” and critical race theory were the cause of recent mass shootings in the U.S. Additionally, the senator hit back at report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel saying he has been using tax dollars to travel between Washington, D.C., and a Florida vacation home, calling it a “fully coordinated attack.”

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Joint Finance Approves DOJ Settlements

The Joint Finance Committee unanimously signed off on nine settlements reached by the Department of Justice on various environmental violations.

But it added a provision before yesterday’s vote stating the committee expects Dem AG Josh Kaul to deposit attorneys fees from the cases into the general fund if Republicans are successful in a lawsuit they filed. The lawsuit seeks to compel the attorney general to adhere to their interpretation of a 2018 law giving them oversight of settlements reached by DOJ.

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The Officer Who Killed Jay Anderson Jr. In A Wauwatosa Park Will Not Face Charges

No charges will be filed against a former Wauwatosa Police officer in the killing of Jay Anderson Jr. in 2016.

At a hearing Wednesday, special prosecutors announced they would not pursue charges in the case. They said after a lengthy investigation they believed they would not be able to convince a jury to convict Joseph Mensah of homicide.

Special prosecutor Scott Hansen said the key to that decision was a squad video that showed the shooting. He said footage showed Anderson with his hands raised, then lowering his hands and reaching in the direction of a gun in the seconds before Mensah fired his gun.

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Gov. Tony Evers Proclaims June Invasives Species Action Month

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced Gov. Tony Evers proclaimed June as Invasive Species Action Month to encourage Wisconsinites to help prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species that harm Wisconsin’s native wildlife, wetlands, forests, prairies, lakes and rivers.

Invasive species are non-indigenous species, such as non-native plants, animals or pathogens, whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.

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Rodgers, Brady Defeat Allen, Mahomes In ‘The Match’

The four NFL quarterbacks played a 12-hole golf exhibition at Wynn Las Vegas, where Rodgers drained a putt on the final hole to give his team a 1-up win.

While it was entertaining to watch the quarterbacks compete on the course, it was also for a good cause, raising enough money to donate 10,258,000 meals for Feeding America.

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Last Update: Jun 02, 2022 6:38 am CDT

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