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Top eight stories for today including US will deploy 1,500 troops to meet surge of migrants at Mexico border; Last defendant in George Floyd murder convicted; Search for Mexico’s disappeared more dangerous than ever, and more.


US will deploy 1,500 troops to meet surge of migrants at Mexico border

Gearing up for what is expected to be an influx of migrants later this month, the Pentagon signed off Tuesday on plans to send 1,500 active-duty troops temporarily to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Cars line up to cross into the United States at Tijuana's busy San Ysidro border crossing in April 2022. A transborder scholar told Courthouse News that the border is where much of the diplomacy, partnership and understanding between the U.S. and Mexico can be found. (Cody Copeland/Courthouse News Service)

Lawmakers trade barbs as Senate Dems call for Supreme Court ethics code

Partisan tensions flared during a Senate hearing Tuesday as Democrats pushed for ethics reform at the U.S. Supreme Court amid concerns that at least one justice has shirked financial disclosure rules.

A panel of witnesses called before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing about Supreme Court ethics on May 2, 2023. (Screenshot via Courthouse News)

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Kentucky Republicans square off for the chance to take on Governor Beshear in November

Vitriolic campaign ads and an insistence on stopping the "woke agenda" of Democrats have defined the gubernatorial primary race in Kentucky this spring, as GOP candidates jockey into position before the May 16 election.

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2019 file photo, Kentucky Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear greets residents at Sayre Christina Village Senior Living Center in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)

Last defendant in George Floyd murder convicted

Former Minneapolis police officer Tou Thao has been convicted of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter for his part in the deadly arrest of George Floyd in 2020.

From left, former Minneapolis police officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Judge blocks Missouri attorney general’s attempt to halt gender-affirming care

A Missouri judge on Monday paused for at least two more weeks an emergency order issued by Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey that would have blocked transgender patients from seeking care for at least 18 months.

Protesters hold signs in support of transgender care for minors at the Missouri State Capitol on March 29, 2023. (Credit: Be Lovely Photography.)

Feds push for ex-Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin to face full indictment

Prosecutors urged a federal appeals panel on Tuesday to breathe new life into charges that the former lieutenant governor of New York took bribes in the form of campaign contributions.

Brian Benjamin leaves the courthouse in New York on April 12, 2022, after his arrest in a federal corruption investigation. The indictment against the Democratic lieutenant governor of New York includes counts of bribery and falsification of records. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


Search for Mexico’s disappeared more dangerous than ever

On the morning of April 17, the Twitter account of the Madres Buscadoras de Sonora — a collective of mothers searching for their loved ones who have disappeared amid the violence of Mexico's so-called drug war — alerted that its founder Ceci Flores had been reported missing since the day before. 

Searchers sift through garbage and debris at a dump site in a rural area on the outskirts of Mexico City called Ajusco on Apr. 27, 2023. National Guard troops provided security for the four-day search that did not result in the discovery of human remains. (Cody Copeland/Courthouse News)

Top rights court rejects Bulgarian language requirement for campaigning

Europe’s top rights court sided with a multilingual politician on Tuesday, finding that a law requiring campaign events to be held in the Bulgarian language violates freedom of expression.

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. (Photo by CherryX from Wikipedia Commons via Courthouse News)
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