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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on voting rights on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (Evelyn Hockstein/Pool via AP)

SCOTUS to hear Sen. Cruz challenge to campaign finance law

The Supreme Court agreed to review a legal challenge on campaign finance rules brought on by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). According to reports, federal election law set a $250,000 cap on campaign committee’s ability to repay personal loans made by a candidate following an election. 

U.S. Military Police walk past Afghan refugees at the Village at the Ft. McCoy U.S. Army base on September 30, 2021 in Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin. The Village is the community housing for the Afghans, comprised of eight neighborhoods where the evacuees live, eat, and receive services and support. There are approximately 12,600 Afghan refugees being cared for at the base under Operation Allies Welcome. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Army North, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities in permanent or temporary structures while the Afghans complete the processing necessary to resettle in the United States. (Photo by Barbara Davidson/Getty Images)

Lawmakers approve $6.4B for Afghan resettlement

49 Republican lawmakers helped pass a portion of Joe Biden’s resettlement program for Afghans. 34 House Republicans and 15 Senate Republicans voted with Democrats on Thursday to approve $6.4 billion for welfare, driver’s licenses and housing costs for the 95,000 Afghans Biden has planned to bring to the U.S. over the next 12 months. 

A bag of assorted pills and prescription drugs dropped off for disposal is displayed during the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at Watts Healthcare on April 24, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US has seen an increase in drug overdose deaths during the Covid-19 pandemic, accelerating significantly during the first months of the public health emergency, including deaths from opioids and counterfeit pills containing fentanyl. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

DEA issues public safety alert amid surge of counterfeit pills

For the first time in six years, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration issued a public safety alert after agents arrested more than 800 people and seized 1.8 million counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl. Deputy U.S. Attorney General Lisa Monaco and DEA Administrator Annie Milgram announced along with the synthetic pills, 712 kilograms of fentanyl powder and 158 weapons were also seized.