Trump Joins TikTok, China Lands on Far Side of Moon, and a ‘Pint-Sized Picasso’

Former President Donald Trump joined TikTok on Saturday night, posting his first video, and by Sunday morning, his account had racked up over 45 million views and 2.6 million followers.
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President Biden is expected to sign an executive order as soon as Tuesday allowing him to “shut down” the border with Mexico if crossings surge past a certain level. The GOP called it “too little, too late.” (See Details)

Anthony Fauci will offer his first congressional testimony in nearly two years today to a GOP-led committee investigating alleged misconduct under his leadership. (More)

➤ Harvard University announced that it would no longer speak out on political or social issues that don’t impact the school’s “core function” in an effort to tamp down ongoing student protests. (More)

 Vermont has become the first state to pass a law requiring fossil fuel companies to help pay for damage caused by climate change. The governor says the state expects lengthy lawsuits to follow. (More)

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A hard foul between plays that knocked Indiana Fever star Caitlin Clark to the floor by Chicago Sky guard Chennedy Carter on Saturday has been upgraded to a flagrant-1 violation after the WNBA reviewed the play. (See Video)

➤ HBO and the NFL will feature the Chicago Bears in the upcoming training camp documentary series “Hard Knocks.” The show has featured the Cardinals, Colts, and Dolphins In previous seasons. (More)

Colorado University defensive back Shilo Sanders, son of Coach Deion Sanders, reportedly filed for bankruptcy in October 2023 to discharge $11 million in debt from a high school civil suit. (See Details)

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➤ A Tesla shareholder sued Tesla CEO Elon Musk, accusing him of insider trading over selling $7.5 billion worth of Tesla shares in late 2022. (More)

➤ A global shortage of oranges has sent prices soaring, prompting some orange juice makers to consider using alternative citrus fruits to make the popular breakfast drink. (More)

➤ Live Nation, the parent company of Ticketmaster, has been hit with a data breach that could affect as many as 500 million customers. The company confirmed the hack in a filing with the SEC Friday. (See Details)

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Science & Technology

➤ China landed an uncrewed spacecraft on the far side of the moon Sunday, on its way to becoming the first nation to retrieve rock and soil samples from the dark lunar hemisphere. (See Video)

➤ The planets align today for a “planet parade” featuring Jupiter, Mercury, Uranus, Mars, Neptune, and Saturn in an apparent line as their orbits orient along the same path. (See Diagram)

A fern has been discovered with more DNA than any other living thing. It’s a tiny plant, but scientists say its genome would stretch nearly 330 feet when unraveled. (See Photos)

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➤ Mexican voters went to the polls Sunday for a historic vote that's expected to elect ruling party candidate Claudia Sheinbaum as the country’s first woman president. (More)

South Africa’s ruling ANC party lost its governing majority for the first time since 1994 in the country’s most sweeping political shift since the end of apartheid. (More)

Russia threatened former world chess champion Garry Kasparov with criminal charges for violating the country’s “foreign agent” law. Kasparov fled Russia a decade ago for fear of persecution. (More)

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 Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, 93, got married for the fifth time on Saturday to new wife Elena Zhukova, 67, a retired Russian biologist. (See Photos)

The 12-string acoustic guitar played by Beatle John Lennon on “Help” has sold for a record $2.9 million at auction. The guitar was recently found in an attic after being lost for 50 years. (See Photo

 A two-year-old “pint-sized Picasso” in Germany sells his abstract paintings of dinosaurs and horses for around $7,000 each, though one bidder has offered $148,000 for a specific painting. (See Paintings)

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