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Sunday April 30th, 2023 night edition

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Ukraine's State Budget received a US$1.25 billion grant from the United States of America on Friday, 28 April.

Source: Ministry of Finance of Ukraine.

Details: The funding was provided through the World Bank's Trust Fund as part of the fourth additional round of financing for the Public Expenditures for Administrative Capacity Endurance (PEACE) in Ukraine.

The funds will be used to cover pension payments, payments to internally displaced persons, healthcare workers’ wages, and State Emergency Service workers' wages.

Since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion, Ukraine has received around US$16.7 billion in grants from the United States.

"The partnership with the United States and the World Bank team during the war allows the Government of Ukraine to finance priority social expenditures in full.

At the same time, the assistance in the form of grants does not increase the debt burden and contributes to the stabilisation of the financial system," Ukraine's Finance Minister Serhii Marchenko said. »

"He admits it": Ted Cruz describes "step two" of Jan. 6 plot in new leaked recording

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Bartiromo also asked Cruz who would decide which candidate would be inaugurated.

Cruz said that if the commission "found credible evidence of fraud that undermines confidence in the electoral results in any given state they would report on that.".

To support his plan, Cruz also cited the electoral commission created in 1876 to investigate potential voter fraud in the Hayes-Tilden election. »

Five dead in Texas shooting, armed suspect on the loose

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"We are tracking him with dogs and men on horseback and drones in the air," Capers said.

Law enforcement had found an abandoned cellphone and some discarded clothing in the search area, Capers said.

He was quoted as saying by other news outlets that all the victims were shot in the head "almost execution-style.". »

A Montana lawmaker suggested she’d rather risk her child’s suicide than let her transition

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State Rep. Kerri Seekins-Crowe, a Republican, suggested during a floor debate that she would rather risk her daughter dying by suicide than allow her to transition.

"One of the big issues that we have heard today and we've talked about lately is that without surgery the risk of suicide goes way up.

Montana House Republicans voted this week to censure Rep. Zooey Zephyr, a Democrat and Montana’s first transgender state legislator. »

US-Iran Tensions: The Iranian Navy Seizes A Texas-Bound Oil Tanker In The Gulf of Oman

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Iran seized a Marshall Islands-flagged US-bound oil tanker owned by a Chinese company in the Gulf of Oman, north of Oman’s capital Muscat.

Recently, the Iranian navy intercepted a Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker on its way to Huston, Texas, in the Gulf of Oman, north of Oman’s capital Muscat.

According to the footage released by the Iranian government, camouflaged Iranian naval commandos conducted a helicopter-borne operation in the Gulf of Oman to seize an oil ship bound for the United States. »