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What’s next for Trump

June 9, 2023
Hello! This is Kieran Corcoran, an executive editor in Insider’s News division, chewing over a second presidential indictment. The next thing we’re desperate to see is the document itself and precisely what former President Donald Trump was charged with — last night even his lawyer couldn’t say. The MAGA faithful rallied around him, but Trump’s former VP was suddenly nowhere to be seen. While we wait for more, today’s Big Story looks at what comes next.


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Ukraine, COVID-19, & Holmes

  • Ukraine is firing an artillery shell over Russian forces that lays mines built to destroy tanks. The US-made artillery rounds are designed to force desperate choices. Read more.
  • A researcher is trying to find a mystery person in Ohio who they say has a new kind of COVID-19 — and is shedding it into the sewage. More here.
  • Elizabeth Holmes was reunited with her husband and her parents just five days after reporting to prison, per pictures obtained by the Daily Mail. The full story.

Trump indicted

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No former president has ever been charged with a crime before, much less twice. Donald Trump has been indicted again. But this time, it’s much more serious.

Less than three months ago, Trump was accused of falsifying business records relating to a “hush money” payment. Now, Trump has been indicted on charges of mishandling documents at his Mar-a-Lago home — and his enemies were nothing short of gleeful and vindicated upon hearing the news.

We’re once again in unchartered territory, so we sought to answer some questions you may have:

  • Will Trump be arrested again? Yes, if you’re criminally charged, you get taken into custody — but don’t expect him to be held in jail before trial.
  • Will we get any pictures? Probably not. But, hey, we’ll likely get some cool court illustrations.
  • Will the Secret Service stay with him if he goes to prison? Probably yes. The agents likely wouldn’t share a cell with Trump, but they would be nearby.
We’ve also answered whether Trump will get a mugshot, whether he will be handcuffed, and how this is all going to play out.

Saudi Arabia, Tesla, & more

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  • Saudi Arabia’s cold-blooded crown prince keeps winning. With the shocking PGA-LIV golf merger and heavy investments in soccer, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is expanding his influence over multiple sports worldwide — and he’s spending big to get competitive fast.
  • Tesla drivers were using bioweapon-defense mode to escape wildfire smoke. Tesla added intense air filtration to some of its models years ago — and drivers were once again finding them useful for the unhealthy air that swept across North America. Here’s how it works.
  • Employees reportedly threaten to quit after an insurance CEO backtracked on a remote-work policy. Per the WSJ, workers at the insurance giant Farmers Group expressed their frustrations with the decision by flooding an internal social-media platform.
  • It looks like 5% is becoming the new normal for savings accounts. The interest rates on high-yield savings accounts have been rising for months. And now, it’s no longer unusual to earn 5% APY on your cash savings. What to know.
  • An Airbnb host with 25 units earns up to $88,000 a month in revenue. Nathan Turner, 27, said he worked just 15 hours a week on his properties thanks to three software tools. Find them here.
  • Sam Altman’s ChatGPT panic. The OpenAI CEO told the vice chairman of Times Internet that he worried creating ChatGPT was “something really bad” given the risks AI posed, adding that he loses sleep over the dangers of the chatbot. Get the full story.
  • In Japan, you can get a startup to quit your job on your behalf. The Japanese startup Exit says it will quit your job and confront your boss for you — all for $144. More on the business here.

US pollution

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American cities before pollution was regulated. Thirty five vintage photos taken by the EPA show what American cities looked like before water and air pollution were federally regulated. They capture towns filled with smoke, smog, acid, oil, rubbish, and sewage. Check them out.



Hawaiian-volcano eruption

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts. Kilauea, the most active volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, erupted and began spewing lava on June 7 after a three-month pause. Watch the video here.

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This edition was curated by Kieran Corcoran, and edited by Hallam Bullock, Lisa Ryan, Nathan Rennolds, and J.R. Stacey. Get in touch:

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