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

Full federal indictment against Trump unsealed, Boris Johnson shocks UK by resigning from Parliament, and more

A White House protest against former President Donald Trump.
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1. Full federal indictment against Trump unsealed

The full federal indictment against former President Donald Trump was unsealed Friday, charging the former president with 37 felony counts related to his alleged mishandling of classified documents. The indictment, helmed by special counsel Jack Smith, is a scathing accusation of national security mismanagement. The indictment alleges that Trump had a massive collection of boxes with classified information moved to his private residence at Mar-a-Lago as he left the White House. Photographic evidence included in the indictment showed massive piles of boxes throughout Mar-a-Lago, including boxes stacked halfway to the ceiling in a bathroom. Many of these documents contained highly sensitive "defense and weapons capabilities" information, the indictment alleges.

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2. Boris Johnson shocks UK by resigning from Parliament

Boris Johnson sent shockwaves through the United Kingdom on Friday by announcing his resignation as a member of Parliament. The former prime minister, who was ousted from that position less than a year ago, announced that he was stepping down following a House of Commons investigation into "Partygate," when Johnson allegedly lied to lawmakers about hosting parties during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a lengthy statement, Johnson said Parliament was determined "to drive me out," and that they "still not produced a shred of evidence that I knowingly or recklessly misled the Commons." Johnson added that he was the victim of a "witch hunt" perpetrated by the British government.

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3. Trump to make first public appearance since federal indictment

Former President Donald Trump is set to make his first public appearance on Saturday since being federally indicted over his alleged mishandling of classified documents. The former president, who is running for the White House again in 2024, is set to take the stage in Columbus, Georgia, to give a speech during the state's annual GOP convention. Trump, who has claimed he is "innocent" and has said he will plead not guilty, is expected to make the indictment a cornerstone of his speech. Trump will then head to the GOP convention in North Carolina to give another speech, where he will share the spotlight with his former vice president, Mike Pence, who is also running for president.

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4. Ukraine shuts down last nuclear reactor amidst Russian fighting

Ukrainian officials said Saturday that they had shut down the last reactor at Europe's largest nuclear power plant amidst heaving fighting against Russian forces and fears of flooding. The country's nuclear agency announced that the last reactor at the Zaporizhzhia power plant had been put into a "cold shutdown" as a safety precaution, with officials saying that "heavy battles" with Russia were ongoing in Ukrainians' eastern regions. The power plant was mostly shut down, however, due to a fear of flooding following the breaching of the Kakhovka dam, which has forced thousands to evacuate and caused widespread damage. Energy officials stresed that there was "no direct threat" to Zaporizhzhia, though, and the shutdown was only a precaution.

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5. 4 children rescued after plane crash in Amazon jungle 40 days ago

Four siblings were found alive in the Columbian wilderness, officials said Friday, an improbable find more than a month after their plane crashed in the Amazon jungle. "A joy for the whole country! The 4 children who were lost 40 days ago in the Colombian jungle appeared alive," Columbian President Gustavo Petro tweeted. Petro told reporters that the four had survived by "their learning of living in the jungle." The four children were the only survivors of a May 1 plane crash that killed their mother and two other adults. The aircraft wreckage was found two weeks later, but the children had disappeared. Rescue teams scoured the surrounding jungle for the next month before finally finding them.

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6. US to make critical $28M investment in Havana embassy

The United States has begun a $28 million renovation project at the American embassy in Havana, Cuba, representing a major facelift for one of the island nation's key diplomatic attachés. Much of this funding will go towards improving the embassy's appearance, which had been neglected upon its reopening to Cubans seeking visas after a five-year absence. This includes fixing rusted fences, damaged walls, and crumbling facades from hurricane damage. However, a large portion of funding also provides for an increase in consular staff and the creation of additional programs to "advance human rights" in Cuba, as well as support for private businesses in the communist-run country.


7. Pope to skip Sunday services amidst continued recovery

Pope Francis will skip his standard public blessing on Sunday to allow for more rest following abdominal surgery. Francis' surgeon told reporters that the pope, "wisely" following the advice of his medical staff, had agreed to skip the appearance, which would take place at his hospital balcony. The decision comes three days after Francis underwent surgery to repair an abdominal hernia, as well as remove scar tissue from prior operations. Testing indicated that Francis' recovery was "absolutely normal," doctors said, but that any effort from the 86-year-old to rise from his bed could cause the fixes in his abdomen to rupture. Francis will recite his Sunday prayers privately in his room, doctors added.

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8. Explosion at Turkish factory kills 5

A blast at an explosives and rocket factory in Turkey on Saturday left five people dead, officials said. The explosion occurred early in the morning at the MKE Rocket and Explosives Factory, a state-owned enterprise about 40 miles from the Turkish capital of Ankara. Officials said the explosion was caused by an "incident" in the MKE dynamite department, though the exact cause is still under investigation. Regional governor Vahap Sahin said that the incident, which reportedly happened with no warning, was likely "the result of a chemical experiment, according to technical staff." Several other people were injured as the blast reportedly shattered windows in homes and nearby shops.

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9. Pair of passenger airplanes collide at Tokyo airport, no injuries reported

No injuries were reported after a pair of passenger planes bumped into each other on the taxiway at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Saturday, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported. The incident reportedly occurred when a Taiwanese Eva Air jet made contact with a Thai Airways plane that was passing behind it. The tail of the Eva Air plane and one of the wings of the Thai Airways plane were both slightly damaged. While there were a combined 471 people on board both planes, NHK reported, nobody onboard either aircraft was injured. One of Haneda's four runways was shut down as a result of the impact, but was reopened a few hours later.


10. Pitcher cut by Red Sox over homophobic tweet 1 day after making debut

The Boston Red Sox cut pitcher Matt Dermody on Friday, designating him for assignment one day after making his first Major League start. The move comes after the discovery of a homophobic tweet from Dermody in 2021, in which he wrote that homosexuals "will go to hell," saying that was "not my opinion, but the truth." Though Dermody apologized for the tweet, his getting playing time during Pride Month angered many within the LGBTQ+ community, and likely led to his cut from the Red Sox. Though he remains with the organization, they have seven days to either trade him, release him, or send him to the minors, likely ending his time with the big club.

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Justin Klawans

Justin Klawans is a staff writer at The Week. Based in Chicago, he was previously a breaking news reporter for Newsweek, writing breaking news and features for verticals including politics, U.S. and global affairs, business, crime, sports, and more. His reporting has been cited on many online platforms, in addition to CBS' The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

He is also passionate about entertainment and sports news, and has covered film, television, and casting news as a freelancer for outlets like Collider and United Press International, as well as Chicago sports news for Fansided.