10 things you need to know today: April 14, 2023

A Massachusetts National Guard airman is arrested in connection with classified document leak, Florida approves a six-week abortion ban, and more

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1. Guardsman arrested in connection with leaked classified documents

Federal authorities on Thursday arrested a suspect in the recent leak of secret Pentagon documents that included sensitive information, like Ukraine war maps and assessments of Russia's war effort. The suspect, 21-year-old Jack Teixeira, is a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard. Teixeira was arrested in the southeastern Massachusetts town of Dighton. Teixeira reportedly served in a junior position but had access to the Joint Worldwide Intelligence System, an internal Defense Department computer network for top secret information, The Washington Post reported, citing a U.S. official familiar with the matter. It wasn't immediately clear what level of security clearance Teixeira had, but his access would have let him read and print some secret documents.

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Harold Maass is a contributing editor at The Week. He has been writing for The Week since the 2001 debut of the U.S. print edition and served as editor of TheWeek.com when it launched in 2008. Harold started his career as a newspaper reporter in South Florida and Haiti. He has previously worked for a variety of news outlets, including The Miami Herald, ABC News and Fox News, and for several years wrote a daily roundup of financial news for The Week and Yahoo Finance.