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In our news wrap Friday, two more members of the far-right Oath Keepers were sentenced in the Jan. 6 investigation, Russia's southern Belgorod region came under Ukrainian attacks as both sides carried out cross-border strikes and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin urged newly minted Navy and Marine Corps officers to face China's challenge in the Pacific.
The graduates were commissioned as ensigns in the U.S. Navy and 2nd lieutenants in the U.S. Marines.
The Drug Enforcement Administration has revoked the license of one of the country's largest drug distributors. The company, Morris & Dickson, faces accusations it shipped highly addictive opioid pain pills for years, despite evidence the drugs were being misused. Today's action by the DEA follows a controversial four-year delay, which federal officials blamed on the pandemic and actions by the company.
On Wall Street, tech stocks led the market higher. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 328 points to close at 33093. The Nasdaq rose 2 percent. The S&P 500 was up 1.3 percent.
And President Biden honored this year's NCAA Division I basketball champions today. White House ceremonies celebrated the University of Connecticut men's team for winning their fifth title. The president also paid tribute to the Louisiana State University women for their first championship.
And still to come on the "NewsHour": an Indiana doctor is reprimanded after providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim; Texas lawmakers move to impeach the state's attorney general; and the latest health guidance on protecting yourself from the sun this Memorial Day weekend.
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