10 things you need to know today: May 10, 2023

A jury finds Trump liable for sexual abuse but not rape of E. Jean Carroll, Biden and McCarthy remain deadlocked over raising debt limit, and more

E. Jean Carroll leaves a courtroom after her civil trial against Donald Trump
A jury found Donald Trump liable for sexually abusing E. Jean Carroll
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1. Trump found liable for sexual abuse of author E. Jean Carroll

A jury in a Manhattan civil trial on Tuesday found former President Donald Trump liable for sexually abusing former advice columnist E. Jean Carroll. The jury awarded Carroll $5 million in a case that could rattle Trump's bid to win back the White House in 2024. The jurors rejected Carroll's claim that Trump raped her during the encounter in a Manhattan department store dressing room in the mid-1990s, but found him liable for defaming her when he said her allegations were "a Hoax and a lie." Trump said on his social media platform that the verdict was "a continuation of the greatest witch hunt of all time." Carroll is one of more than a dozen women who have accused Trump of sexual assault or harassment.

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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.