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At U.N. assembly, world condemns Putin’s war escalation
World leaders gathered in New York this week for the U.N. General Assembly, even as Putin escalated the war in Ukraine. CNN breaks down what you need to know. Meanwhile, the Guardian reports on the humanitarian toll of the floods in Pakistan.
Insider identifies 72 Congress members who violated stock-trading law. A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to toughen the rules.
After a career that included 20 Grand Slam titles and 310 weeks as world No. 1, tennis great Roger Federer plays his last match tonight. Sports Illustrated offers a look at his legacy.
Professional baseball is preparing for players to hit some major milestones. NPR has the story, and Apple TV+ will have the highlights.
Why migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard are suing DeSantis
Three of the migrants flown by Florida governor Ron DeSantis to Martha’s Vineyard last week filed a lawsuit alleging that he and other officials tricked them into leaving Texas. The Miami Herald reports.
New York attorney general Letitia James accused Donald Trump and three of his children of fraud in a civil lawsuit seeking $250 million and to bar them from leading companies based in the state. Axios has some key takeaways. And Reuters explains where things stand in the other investigations and legal cases Donald Trump faces.
For years, community activists have pushed for police departments to put an end to dangerous practices such as high-speed chases and chokeholds. The Washington Post reports on how an unlikely source is now forcing the hand of some departments: insurers.
The world of elite chess is embroiled in a cheating scandal that took an enigmatic new turn this week. NPR breaks it all down.
Why Putin is mobilizing 300,000 Russia reserve troops
Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of Russian military forces. Reuters and the Wall Street Journal report.
The DOJ charged dozens of people over a massive alleged fraud scheme involving pandemic food aid intended for needy children. CNN has the story.
Protests erupted in Iran after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died while in the custody of the country’s “morality police,” according to the Washington Post. Hadi Ghaemi, executive director at the Center for Human Rights in Iran, explains what’s going on.
“Quiet quitting” is the hottest labor narrative right now. The Atlantic argues that the concept is nothing new.
As Hurricane Fiona intensifies, Puerto Ricans remember Maria
Hurricane Fiona today intensified into a Category 3 storm. The Miami Herald is tracking its impact.
Off-duty police officers in St. Louis are moonlighting as private security for wealthy neighborhoods. ProPublica explains how the practice is creating two unequal levels of policing.
More children need glasses, and scientists aren’t sure why. The Atlantic breaks down the solutions scientists are pursuing to correct myopic vision.
A judge vacated the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, whose case was popularized by the hit podcast ‘Serial.’ NBC has the story.
The extreme weather lashing Puerto Rico, Alaska, and Japan
Hurricane Fiona knocked out power in Puerto Rico over the weekend. The Miami Herald is following the story.
The Atlantic explains what long COVID has taught us about brain fog.
Californians were promised that legalized cannabis would cripple the illegal market and generate billions in taxed sales. The Los Angeles Times reports on how the reality is quite different.
Scientists pumped these tomatoes full of antioxidants, giving them a purple hue. Will consumers bite? Wired explores.
Hear from families caught up in immigration politics
Republican governors are still moving migrants to Democratic strongholds. NPR has the latest.
School closures during the pandemic led to immeasurable learning loss. For In Conversation, an education reporter told us what needs to change.
The Los Angeles Times spoke with the owners of Toyota Priuses about how the cars are being targeted for precious metals.
Scientists think Saturn’s famed rings may have formed from a lost moon. CNET has the story.
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