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Former President Donald Trump announced he will appeal the verdict in his New York criminal trial. His campaign said they shattered small donor fundraising records following the verdict. And President Joe Biden reacted to the verdict by saying, “No one is above the law.”

In Congress, House Speaker Mike Johnson called the verdict shameful and said he believes it will be overturned. House Republicans have summoned Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to testify before Congress next week. Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries called for political leaders to respect the verdict.

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin announced he is leaving the Democratic Party and registering as an independent instead. Mr. Manchin will not run for reelection this year, and it remains to be seen whether he will continue to caucus with the Democrats for the rest of his term.

Israeli forces confirmed they have expanded their operations in central Rafah. President Biden said Israel has offered Hamas a cease-fire and hostage release deal and urged Hamas to accept.

In the Russia-Ukraine war, President Biden gave permission for Ukraine to use American weapons against targets inside Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin previously said giving permission for this could trigger a global conflict.

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