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News you might have missed: Afternoon links for Wednesday, May 23
A federal judge ruled that President Trump cannot block Twitter users on his personal account for political reasons. (Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP)

News you might have missed: Afternoon links for Wednesday, May 23

Federal judge rules that Trump can't block political opposition on Twitter (Reuters)

A New York federal judge has ruled that President Donald Trump can't block people on his personal Twitter account because of their political views. The judge argued that the president was violating the first amendment rights of American citizens by blocking them. While Trump is the first president to have a private Twitter account before he took office, this ruling would apply to future presidents from any political party. Trump frequently uses his personal Twitter account to make announcements, and even, occasionally, to fire people.

Alabama wants the Census Bureau to stop including illegal immigrants in population counts (TheBlaze)

Alabama is suing the U.S. Census Bureau. The state is worried that if the Census Bureau counts illegal immigrants, states with higher numbers of illegal immigrants might get a voice in national politics disproportionate to the amount of American citizens living in their states.

The NFL rules against players kneeling on the field (TheBlaze)

Under new guidelines, players who don't like to stand during the national anthem can stay in the locker rooms until it ends, but there is a ban on actually kneeling on the field while it plays.

Jared Kushner gets permanent security clearance (Bloomberg)

After sitting down with Special Counsel Robert Mueller for a second time, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, received a permanent security clearance. Kushner's clearance status had been downgraded in February after he failed to disclose some foreign contacts.

Daughter of poisoned Russian spy says that she is lucky to be alive (The Independent)

“We are so lucky to have both survived this attempted assassination. Our recovery has been slow and extremely painful,” Yulia Skripal, the daughter of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal said. In March, Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned with Novichok, a nerve agent developed by the Russian government during the cold war.

Parents bring 30-year-old son to court after he refuses to move out (TheBlaze)

Despite numerous letters and warnings, 30-year-old Michael Rotondo refused to leave his parents' home. So they brought him to court. The judge ruled against him, but Rotondo promises that he'll appeal that ruling.

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