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News you need: Afternoon links for Thursday, May 10
Former President Barack Obama talks to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in a June 2009 photo in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. McCain revealed in his latest book that Obama thanked him for voting against the GOP Obamacare repeal. (2009 file photo/Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

News you need: Afternoon links for Thursday, May 10

Here are some of the headlines and stories you need to know from around the web this afternoon, Thursday, May 10:

Five leading members of ISIS tricked into walking across Iraqi border and into a trap (The New York Times)

Five top members of the Islamic State were lured across the border from Syria into Iraq where they were detained, as part of a joint effort by U.S. and Iraqi forces. One of the men was a top aide to the head of the Islamic State. Turkey also assisted in this remarkable success story.

Trump hits Iran with new sanctions following the U.S. pulling out of the nuclear deal (The Independent)

Now that the U.S. has officially pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, the Treasury Department has announced a new round of sanctions on Iran. The sanctions will target six individuals and three companies that the U.S. accuses of funneling money to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

A man changed the mailing address for UPS to his own apartment by filling out a form (NPR)

Some scams are easier to pull off than others. A Chicago man changed the mailing address for UPS to his own apartment – all by filling out a simple form at the post office. Prosecutors claim that the man was able to deposit $58,000 in checks meant for UPS before he was caught. Maybe next time he'll make himself a little harder to track down by not forwarding the stolen mail to his own home.

Missouri governor keeps measures on ballot that may hurt Republicans in November (The Washington Examiner)

Eric Greitens, the Republican governor of Missouri, is refusing to use his authority to keep a redistricting measure that could hurt Republicans off the ballot in November. Consequently, Greitens is also facing the possibility of impeachment from the Republican-controlled state Legislature over an alleged affair he had and accusation that he mismanaged a charity. Greitens' philosphy seems to be that if he can't have Missouri, neither can the rest of the GOP. This feud could be an unexpected gift to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Obama personally thanked John McCain for trying to save Obamacare (The Daily Beast)

Sen. John McCain wrote in his book, "The Restless Wave," that former President Barack Obama had personally called him to thank him after he voted against his party's attempt to repeal Obamacare. McCain says that while he appreciated the call, his goal had been to "insist on a better alternative," not to preserve the legislation. He also said that Obama did not call him to lobby him to vote against repealing Obamacare before the vote took place. This revelation is not likely to earn McCain any friends in the GOP. The book will be available on May 22.

Nurse charged with involuntary manslaughter in death of former Trump national security adviser's father (The Associated Press)

A nurse who worked for a Philadelphia retirement community was charged with involuntary manslaughter, neglect, and falsifying documents after a man died on her watch. That man was the father of former Trump national security adviser H.R. McMaster.

The romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak continues to spread (The Washington Post)

The outbreak has now infected 149 people across 29 states. So far one person in California has died. The lettuce effected still seems to have all come from one farm in Yuma, Arizona. Cheetos, however, continue to be E. coli free.

New net neutrality rules take effect next month (Reuters)

Oh, net neutrality. A topic lots of people have opinions on, but few seem to understand. The FCC announced that the Obama era open-internet rules will end on June 11. The Senate is set to vote soon on whether or not to block this from happening.

California passes mandatory solar panel legislation, as expected (TheBlaze)

New homes in California will have to be fitted with solar panels, according to a mandate passed by the California Energy Commission. The mandate did not have to go through the California state Legislature, and it was no surprise to anyone when it passed the commission. The new regulations will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

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