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Top US National News

Welcome to our Top US National News Stories page, where we bring you news about the most significant events occurring in America. Stay informed with the latest updates on a daily/weekly basis; this week's news stories are listed below. For the 1st week of June, 2024

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Early-Season Heat Wave across Southwest, Fuels California Wildfire

A severe early-season heat wave is expected to hit parts of California and Arizona from Tuesday, June 4th to Thursday, June 6th. The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures up to 113 degrees Fahrenheit in Phoenix, Arizona, and up to 108 degrees in California's Central Valley. The extreme heat comes after a grass fire near Tracy, California, that spread to over 14,000 acres, forcing the temporary closure of a heavily used freeway.

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US President Biden set to make new restrictions on Asylum Laws

The Biden administration is invoking an authority to limit asylum access for migrants who cross the US-Mexico border illegally, marking a significant attempt to address a major political vulnerability. The executive action, which takes effect at midnight, bars migrants who cross the border illegally from seeking asylum once a daily threshold is met, unless they meet certain exemptions.

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Northeast US expects an invasion of large venomous spiders that can parachute through the air

Joro Spiders, native to Asia, initially introduced to the state of Georgia in the US in 2010, have been increasingly spreading throughout America and have been reported in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, and several other states. Joro spiders are 4 inches large and are bright yellow and grey. They are expected to spread into New York and New Jersey by this Summer, according to experts, CBS News. The spiders are venomous. Experts say they do not pose a threat to humans, but the large increase in presence will be noticeable over time in the Northeast US.

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3 Trump allies face charges in Wisconsin related to a fake elector scheme in 2020

Three allies of former President Donald Trump have been charged in Wisconsin for their alleged involvement in a scheme to send fake electoral votes to Congress following the 2020 presidential election, in an attempt to keep Trump in power. Kenneth Chesebro, James Troupis, and Michael Roman each face one felony count of forgery, which carries a potential sentence of up to six years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

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