Catch up on the day’s news: Trump fined for violating gag order, marijuana getting reclassified, college protests intensify

👋 Welcome to 5 Things PM! The Justice Department plans to reclassify marijuana as a lower-risk substance, a source says, a historic move that acknowledges the medical benefits of the long-criminalized drug and carries broad implications for cannabis-related research and the industry at large. It’s expected to become a Schedule III controlled substance, a classification shared by prescription drugs such as ketamine and Tylenol with codeine.

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Keith Davidson, who represented Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, is questioned. - Jane Rosenberg
Keith Davidson, who represented Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, is questioned. - Jane Rosenberg

1️⃣ Trump on trial: Donald Trump removed the online posts that a judge ruled violated his gag order in the New York criminal hush money case. The former president also was fined $9,000, and a former attorney who represented Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal testified. 📹 Watch: Why a defense attorney thinks judge didn’t jail Trump over gag order

2️⃣ College protests: Columbia students who barricaded themselves inside a campus building are facing expulsion, the university said, as protesters across the country ramp up their anti-war efforts. ➕ The protests highlight tensions in President Joe Biden’s coalition. 📹 Video: Reporter shows damage at barricaded building

3️⃣ Breast cancer: Women should get mammograms every other year starting at age 40 instead of by 50, according to new recommendations from a US health task force.

4️⃣ House leadership: Democrats said they would save Mike Johnson if Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene moves ahead with an effort to oust him as speaker.

5️⃣ Tony Awards: An Alicia Keys musical, Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Lange are among the nominees. The winners will be honored June 16 in New York City.

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👀 Amazon adventure: A Utah couple’s cat disappeared for a week, and they finally figured out that Galena’s fascination with boxes led to quite the unexpected trip.

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📸 Danger zone: Gangs control 80% of Haiti’s capital. CNN photographer Evelio Contreras just visited Port-au-Prince and shared his experience there.

Gang leader Vitel'homme Innocent in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. - Evelio Contreras/CNN
Gang leader Vitel'homme Innocent in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. - Evelio Contreras/CNN

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🎧 Bird flu: Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks with an epidemiologist about the outbreak of avian influenza in dairy cows and what the public needs to know.

Looking ahead

🗓️ Tomorrow: Florida’s strict new six-week abortion law takes effect, and it’s expected to impact thousands of people in the first month alone.

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An Oregon man who has been battling cancer for eight years will share a $1.3 billion Powerball jackpot. Cheng Saephan plans to buy his family their “dream home.”

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