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Wednesday's Top Stories: Biden Impeachment Probe, Morocco Survivors, iPhone15

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Want to catch up with the news quickly? Here are the top stories from Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

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1. House Speaker McCarthy launches impeachment probe against Biden

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced on Tuesday that he is caving to pressure from Republicans and directing House committees to open an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

The inquiry will focus on if the president benefited from his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings. Republicans have not put forth evidence showing that Biden directly benefited from his son’s business dealings.

White House spokesman Ian Sams said in a statement that McCarthy’s move is “extreme politics at its worst.”

2. Morocco death toll continues to rise after devastating earthquake

More than 2,900 people are confirmed dead after a rare and powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Morocco Friday night. Another 5,530 people are injured.

Rescuers reached the epicenter of the disaster in the High Atlas mountain range southwest of Marrakech on Wednesday. Emergency aid teams have struggled to reach remote mountain areas due to blocked roads and other damage.

Also on Wednesday, the United States Agency for International Development dedicated $1 million in initial humanitarian aid to Morocco's recovery efforts.

3. Apple announces the iPhone 15 — with a new charging port

Apple unveiled the iPhone 15 on Tuesday, which will no longer feature Apple's signature charging port, but rather the universal USB‑C port.

The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will be available in four colors: black titanium, white titanium, blue titanium, and natural titanium. The standard model will be available in pastel green, blue, yellow, and pink, as well as black.

4. Five officers have been indicted on federal charges for the murder of Tyre Nichols

Five former Memphis police officers involved in the deadly beating of Tyre Nichols have been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Nichols was a 29-year-old Black man who was viciously beaten by Memphis police officers in January. He later died in the hospital from his injuries.

The officers involved — Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr. and Justin Smith — now face several charges, including federal civil rights, conspiracy, and obstruction offenses .

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