5 things to know for April 6th: Ukraine, Storms, Abortion, Student Loans, Recession
By Alexandra Meeks, CNN
If you’ve been battling Covid-19, you were probably relieved when the symptoms cleared up in a week or two. However, some people experience long covid – with conditions such as fatigue, headache and chest pain lasting more than a month. To better understand Covid is the Biden administration increases its research efforts with a $20 million investment This will expand clinics and help strengthen health insurance coverage for long Covid care.
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In an emotional address to the UN Security Council yesterday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russian troops Killing civilians for “pleasure” and warned of further atrocities. Zelenskyi’s speech came a day after his visit to the Kiev suburb of Bucha, where shocking images of dead bodies emerged over the weekend. Separately, the top US military officer told lawmakers yesterday that the world is becoming more unstable and the “potential for significant international conflict is increasing, not decreasing.” Later today, the USA will announce new sanctions against Russia in cooperation with several other nations and the European Unionsuch an administrator.
2. Heavy storms
More than 45 million people are under an increased risk of severe weather this morning in the US southeast, where a strong storm could pose a triple threat of wind, tornadoes and flooding. Parts of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and the western Carolinas could experience damaging winds and some tornadoes in the coming days, according to the latest forecasts. Flood monitoring is also in effect for about 2 million people in the area, with some remote areas getting about 5 inches of rain. The storm system hits the region at an unfortunate time as most areas are still in recovery mode after recent tornadoes and treacherous thunderstorms. At least two people were killed yesterday through the storms, local officials said.
The Oklahoma Legislature yesterday passed a almost total abortion banExceptions only apply to medical emergencies. The bill would make performing an abortion, or attempting to perform the procedure, a felony punishable by a maximum fine of $100,000 or a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison, or both. The law passed the Republican-led House of Representatives by a 70-14 vote, with no debate or questions on the floor. The bill now goes to Republican Governor Kevin Stitt, who previously promised to sign off every abortion-limiting bill that came to his desk. This comes as several state legislatures have expanded bills restricting access to abortion. Last week, Arizona’s Republican governor signed into law a 15-week ban on abortions, with no exceptions for cases of rape and incest.
4. Student Loans
The Biden administration is planning this Extending its pause on federal student loan repayments until August 31st. The repayment freeze that has been in place since the beginning of the pandemic was due to expire on May 1st. However, due to increased pressure from other Democrats and consumer groups, President Joe Biden will again push the date back as Inflation and ongoing supply chain issues Make everyday necessities more expensive. Borrower balances have been effectively frozen for more than two years, and as of March 2020, most federal student loans have not required payments. The administration is expected to announce the extension today, according to an administration official familiar with the matter.
Deutsche Bank is the first major bank forecast a US recession to begin late next year. The Federal Reserve’s fight against rising inflation and its “aggressive monetary tightening will push the economy into recession,” economists at Deutsche Bank write in a new report. Hopes that inflation would cool off quickly were dashed, among other things, by the war in Ukraine. Energy and food commodity prices have skyrocketed since the Russian invasion began, and there are still concerns that the Fed will need to raise interest rates quickly to get prices under control. The exact depth of the recession is uncertain, but Deutsche Bank expects it to be “mild” compared to the last two downturns. Unemployment, for example, is expected to peak at 5% in 2024 — but reached much higher levels from 14.7% in 2020 and 10% in 2009 during the Great Recession.
Animal Control caught a fox after 6 people were bitten or pinched in the US Capitol
Apparently there is several fox dens on the Capitol grounds… and that’s definitely a reason fur Issue.
McDonald’s is bringing back a menu item popular with fans
This item is back for a limited time and causes a stir among fast-food fans. Tip: you want some sauce!
A rare Michelangelo drawing could fetch $33 million at auction in Paris
Take a moment to bask in the beauty of this work of art from the 15th century.
Twitter announces that it will develop an editing function
the Ability to edit tweets will probably be helpful for typos (and for people who might regret tweeting outlandish stuff.)
Man finds 7-foot snake behind couch cushions
At this point you just sell the whole house… with all furniture included.
IN MEMORY OF
bobby rydell, a ’60s teen idol known for songs like “Wild One” and his role as Hugo Peabody in the 1963 film Bye Bye Birdie has died, according to a statement released by his representatives. He was 79. Born Robert Ridarelli, Rydell got his first song on the Billboard 100 in 1959 and went on to have a career that has reportedly spanned 34 Top 100 hits and more than 25 million album sales.
So many satellites Amazon plans to deploy provide internet connection all over the world. The company yesterday announced deals with three rocket companies that are expected to launch more than half of the satellites by 2026. Amazon has been quietly developing the company for years, but it’s still unclear when the internet service will be available to consumers and how much it will cost.
THE TODAY QUOTE
“You have 24 hours to take your personal belongings.”
— Susset CabreraChief Communications Officer for North Miami Beach, by city order the evacuation of a five-story apartment building with 60 residential units Monday after a review by engineers who found the building structurally unsafe. The apartment building is about three miles north of Champlain Towers South, the Surfside condominium tower that partially collapsed last summer. nearly 100 people killed. The disaster unsettled some residents of coastal properties in Florida and beyond, prompting North Miami Beach to launch a review of all high-rise condominiums over five stories.
Lion cub gives us his best roar
This cub doesn’t know it yet, but one day his little roar will grow into a mighty growl. Let this short video remind you to appreciate the present – because maybe the best is yet to come for you too! (Click here to view)
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