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A bunch of new charges for Trump

Former President Donald Trump was indicted on a fourth set of charges. Maui wildfire survivors say they have already been contacted by developers. And the wheels of the bus go round and round 🎶… but not if there is no bus driver. Why is there a shortage?

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Trump faces sweeping charges in the Georgia indictment

One person who probably won’t relax much today is our former president. Late Monday night, a Georgia grand jury returned an indictment accusing Trump and a slew of allies of stealing President Joe Biden’s victory in that state during the 2020 election. The indictment consists of 41 charges against 19 defendants, from Trump to his former attorney Rudy Giuliani and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. 👉 Live coverage + what you need to know.

President Donald Trump and his chief of staff Mark Meadows at the White House on May 8, 2020. Meadows was named as a co-defendant in the Georgia indictment against Trump.

A closer look:

  • Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis launched her investigation into Trump in February 2021. Willis said Trump had a chance to legally challenge the election results, but chose a criminal scheme instead.

  • The lawsuit mainly revolves around the state’s RICO statute, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, which penalizes the activities of those engaged in organized crime.

  • Trump and his campaign criticized the allegations, calling them politically motivated as the former president seeks another term.

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Maui ‘is not for sale’

It’s only been a week since the devastating fire in Maui, but real estate developers are already on the hunt. Many Maui residents mourn the loss of their homes and vow to remain adamant after the deadliest wildfire in the US in more than a century. But they said they worry if insurance and government aid payouts don’t come soon enough, survivors might be sold to people who will drastically change their communities. In the days since the fires began, developers have sought to acquire the land on which they and their families have lived for years, if not generations. Will real estate sales be banned? Here’s what we know.

👉 Tuesday’s updates: Covering 25% of the search area, officials said at least 99 people were dead and hundreds more were missing, including children. Follow our live coverage.

A woman digs through the rubble of a home destroyed by a wildfire in Lahaina, Hawaii, on Friday.

A woman digs through the rubble of a home destroyed by a wildfire in Lahaina, Hawaii, on Friday.

The shortage of school bus drivers is reaching a crisis level

It’s that time of year: kids are going back to school. But first they have to get there. What if there is no one to drive the bus? Much of the country is facing a serious shortage of school bus drivers. Routes are consolidated; the pick up and drop off times have been moved up earlier and later. Bus driver positions have long been difficult to fill, largely due to job expectations and low pay. Since the pandemic, the problem has reached a crisis level. In Chicago, most routes have been suspended for the upcoming school year, and districts across Virginia are desperately trying to find emergency drivers. 🚌 A look at the problem.

Away from the news

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Trump impeachment, Maui wildfires, bus driver shortage: Tuesday’s news

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