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Typical spiders — and most creatures — tend to find the noise and wind disturbance from nearby busy roads to be too stressful, but the Jorō spider doesn’t seem to mind much, according to a new study published in Arthropoda on February 13. University of Georgia ecology students and study coauthors Kade Stewart, Caitlin Phelan and Alexa Schultz handle a Jorō spider. What to do when you come across a Jorō spiderAs the nonnative Jorō spider continues to spread in the region, the spiders pose a threat to native species that are beneficial to the environment. While conducting the study, the researchers found evidence of the Jorō spiders coexisting with native spiders, Davis said. And the Jorō spiders eat species that are good and bad for the environment, including the infamous lantern fly, he added.
Persons: , Andy Davis, Kade Stewart, Caitlin Phelan, Alexa Schultz, Davis, Floyd Shockley, Shockley, ” Shockley, , They’re, they’re Organizations: CNN, University of Georgia’s Odum, of Ecology, University of Georgia, Entomology, Smithsonian National Museum of Locations: United States, Arthropoda, Washington ,
A Congressman is urging Elon Musk to give SpaceX Starshield access to US forces in Taiwan. AdvertisementElon Musk is facing pressure to provide SpaceX's Starshield satellite network to US defense personnel in Taiwan, according to Forbes. However, the outlet described a "group of US lawmakers" were involved in the calls for Musk to provide satellite access to US defense forces in Taiwan. The letter then called on Musk to brief the select panel regarding Starshield's capabilities in Taiwan by March 8, Forbes reported. The request could present challenges for Musk, who has considerable business ties in China, where Tesla has a significant manufacturing presence.
Persons: Elon Musk, Forbes, , Elon, Mike Gallagher, Musk, Gallagher, Taiwan's, Lai Ching, Tesla, hasn't, Joseph Wu Organizations: SpaceX, Service, Forbes ., Forbes . Wisconsin GOP, US Defense Department, Forbes, Street, Chinese Communist Party, New York Times, United States Congress, Times, Business Locations: Taiwan, China, Forbes, Forbes . Wisconsin, Russian, Starshield, Hong Kong
Today, I'm the owner of a barber shop and the founder of the Washington Barber College. Courtesy of Story SyndicateI took $500 from the check and put it down on a rental space for a barber shop. I later purchased another barber shop, and with the profits from that business, bought an additional shop that was going out of business. AdvertisementThe People Trust Community Loan Fund. We would also pick up homeless individuals and bring them to the barber shop to provide haircuts.
Persons: Arlo Washington, , Oscar, Barber, it's, Syndicate I'm, we've, We've, Mr, We're, Little, I've, It's Organizations: Service, Washington, Washington Barber College, Syndicate, People Trust Loan Fund, People Trust, Federal Credit Union, University of Arkansas, Little, Trust Community Loan Fund, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, The Treasury Department, Trust Loan, People Trust Loan, Depository Institution Locations: Little Rock , Arkansas, Local, Washington, Arkansas, Little, Central Arkansas, Little Rock, Rock, Wrightsville , Arkansas
The recent surge of migrants has put major cities across the U.S. under significant financial pressure. But experts say more federal assistance and funding are necessary to ensure that cities can survive the ongoing crisis. For instance, the $145 million allocated to New York City is less than 10% of what the city spent on migrant services in fiscal 2023, according to the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank. "These are complicated issues to manage, so the city, the state and the federal government, frankly, were not prepared for it." Watch the video above to see just how much financial pressure cities across the U.S. are facing due to the ongoing migrant crisis.
Persons: Biden, Simon Hankinson, Debu Gandhi, Muzaffar Chishti Organizations: The Heritage Foundation, The Center, American Progress, FEMA, Migration Policy Institute Locations: New York, Denver, Chicago, Washington ,, New York City, U.S
Does your dog need a coat?
  + stars: | 2024-02-24 | by ( Alicia Wallace | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +11 min
But all this begs the question: Does your dog need a coat? From high-fashion to high-performanceThere’s evidence of dog fashion and clothing throughout history — from the ancient Egyptians and 19th-century Paris dog boutiques to early 20th-century photographs of dogs wearing clothes. Prada's Re-Nylon puffer dog coat with hood comes in two colors and three sizes, $825 From PradaBut the transition from Fifth Avenue high-end and high fashion to high-performance and technical function has certainly accelerated in recent decades. Doberman Pinschers — along with sleek breeds like Greyhounds and Whippets — are prime candidates for dog coats because of their short hair, thin skin and minimal body fat. “Make sure the coat fits well for safety and they’re supervised while wearing the coat.
Persons: Jerry Klein, Klein, Godiva, Jessica Rinaldi, I’m, , Alan Fausel, Enoch Frères, ” Fausel, Tiffany, Bruiser Woods, ” Frank, “ Frasier, Prada, Gucci, Prada's, Peter Kearns, Batman, Robyn Baldrey, Joe Hafner, Voyagers, ” Hafner, That’s, ” Coats, Jackie Moord, Mark Makela, Nicole Wheatley, Shanoa, ’ ” Wheatley, MeadowCat, Wheatley, Minnesota’s Northwoods, Drogo, Lois Katchur, Richter, Whippets, Leon, Sypha, ” Wheatley, Jennifer Bruns, Kent Nishimura, ” Bruns, they’re Organizations: Minnesota CNN —, American Kennel Club, CNN, Boston, Boston Globe, AKC Museum, Prada, Fifth, American Pet Products Association, , Husky, PetSmart Veterinary Services, Los Angeles Times Locations: Anoka, Minnesota, Boston , Massachusetts, New York City, Paris, Seattle, Bend , Oregon, Santa Monica, It’s, Tacoma , Washington, Ada , Michigan, Rehoboth Beach , Delaware, Anoka , Minnesota, Minnesota’s, Muncy , Pennsylvania, Washington , DC
Former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii claimed not to know that attendees could choose her in a poll to pick Trump’s potential running mate, while South Dakota Gov. The jockeying to become Trump’s vice presidential pick, playing out behind the scenes for weeks if not longer, spilled into the open at this week’s CPAC, the country’s annual gathering of conservatives. The various approaches to campaigning for the job were on full display inside CPAC, and it’s uncertain which will win over Trump. “Last year, when everyone was asking me if I was going to consider running for president, I said no. “Because anything could happen to Trump.”But he conceded it was a fool’s errand trying to guess whom Trump might pick.
Persons: Elise Stefanik, Donald Trump, Byron Donalds, Tulsi Gabbard, Kristi Noem, Vivek Ramaswamy, Ohio Sen, JD Vance, Ben Carson, Kari Lake, Trump, Carson, , CPAC, ” Donalds, he’s, ” Matt Schlapp, Newsmax, Schlapp, ” Trump, Ron DeSantis, , South Carolina Sen, Tim Scott, Scott, upstage Trump, Mike Pence, podcaster, Steve Bannon, ” Gabbard, Joe Biden, ” Stefanik, unapologetically, “ Trump, Elise, Donald J, Ramaswamy, who’s, ” Noem, Edward X . Young, Donald, Donalds, Bode Brewer, “ I’m, Genilde Guerra, ” Trump’s, Philip Whitby, “ It’s, “ Trump’s, ” Whitby Organizations: Harbor , Maryland CNN, Conservative Political, New York, Republican, Florida Rep, GOP, Democratic, South Dakota Gov, Gaylord, Resort, Urban, Trump, American Conservative Union, Fox News, Florida Gov, Indiana, Democratic Party, White, Biden Locations: Harbor , Maryland, Florida, Hawaii, Ohio, Arizona, America, South Carolina, Manhattan, Washington, Trump, New York, Iowa, United States, Brick , New Jersey, Reading , Pennsylvania, Genilde Guerra of Miami, Winter Park , Florida
That's the message billionaire Peter Thiel is sending as he extends a fellowship program that offers $100,000 to students willing to skip college and develop a company instead. The PayPal founder started the program in 2010 with an initial group of 24 young people. Thiel has said he originally started the venture to prove that the American college system is not for everyone. Thiel told the Journal he decided to extend the program in part because he thinks American universities are now overly "woke," inspiring him to encourage young people to steer clear. "Our view is it's still an outside game, getting people out," Thiel told the outlet.
Persons: Peter Thiel, Thiel, That's, Larry Summers, Vivek Wadhwa, Wadhwa Organizations: PayPal, American, Stanford University, Harvard, Tech, Washington Post, Ivy
The tech sector is having a big 2024. Hotter-than-expected inflation data may also keep the Fed from cutting rates as soon as the market expects, a sign that the economy remains strong enough to support tighter monetary policy for longer. It's a different story for tech workers, though. The number of tech sector layoffs in 2024 has been outpacing the number of terminations in 2023. So far, about 42,324 tech employees were let go in 2024, according to Layoffs.fyi, which tracks layoffs in the tech industry.
Persons: Jeff Shulman, There's, haven't, they've Organizations: Nvidia, University of Washington's Foster School of Business, Companies Locations: U.S
Opinion: What is Putin afraid of?
  + stars: | 2024-02-24 | by ( Opinion Frida Ghitis | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +7 min
She is a weekly opinion contributor to CNN, a contributing columnist to The Washington Post and a columnist for World Politics Review. But in its attempt to exercise and display its strength, Putin is showing his fear. Security forces have arrested Russians questioning the war in Ukraine, let alone questioning Putin. According to rights organization Freedom House, Russia has become one of the world’s top perpetrators of transnational repression. Criticism of the war or of Putin can lead to death in a Russian prison camp.
Persons: Frida Ghitis, Vladimir Putin, Ksenia, Putin, Karelina, Alexey Navalny, Navalny, Chris Van Heerden, didn’t, Boris Nemtsov, Anna Politkovskaya, There’s Navalny, Brittney Griner, Paul Whelan, Evan Gershkovich, , Gershkovich, Vadim Krasikov, , Maxim Kuzminov, Russia “, Alexander Litvinenko, Sergei Skripal, Organizations: CNN, Washington Post, Politics, Frida Ghitis CNN, Kremlin, Russia’s Federal Security Service, KGB, Security, US, Wall Street, House, Police Locations: Russia, Russian, Los Angeles, Ukraine, Yekaterinburg, Germany, Chechen, Alicante, Kuzminov, London, Salisbury, England, Moscow, Ukrainian
Two years after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States has the capacity to keep Kyiv supplied with the weapons, technology and intelligence to fend off a takeover by Moscow. But Washington is now perceived around Europe to have lost its will. That is the essence of the conundrum facing Ukraine and the NATO allies on the dismal second anniversary of the war. The sanctions that were supposed to bring Russia’s economy to its knees — “the ruble almost is immediately reduced to rubble,” President Biden declared in Warsaw in March 2022 — have lost their sting. Income from oil exports is greater than it was before the invasion.
Persons: Russia’s, Biden, Organizations: Kyiv, NATO Locations: Ukraine, United States, Moscow, Washington, Europe, Warsaw, Russian
Throughout his 2024 bid, Mr. Trump has portrayed the United States under the Biden administration as a nation in steep decline. First, he will conjure a dark vision of what he sees as the future under Mr. Biden. Mr. Biden has frequently argued that he has been a better steward of the economy than Mr. Trump, whom he portrays as having undercut working-class Americans. Under Mr. Biden, the economy grew 3.1 percent from the end of 2022 to the end of 2023. But Mr. Trump has backed off those promises in the face of polls showing that non-Republican voters are concerned that he poses a threat to democracy.
Persons: Donald J, Biden, Trump, ” Mr, Bidenomics, MAGAnomics, Trump’s, Mr, Nikki Haley, , Organizations: Republican, Trump, Conservative Political, Conference, The New York Times, Mr, Justice Department Locations: South Carolina, Washington, United States, CPAC
Kristi Noem of South Dakota and the entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy tied for the top choice to be former President Donald J. Trump’s running mate in a straw poll on Saturday at a prominent gathering of conservative activists. That was partly because Mr. Trump won the presidential poll, as expected, in a landslide over Nikki Haley, beating her by 94 percent to 5 percent. The last time Mr. Trump was not the top choice for the White House among CPAC attendees was in 2016, when Senator Ted Cruz of Texas finished first. The straw poll, which provides one measure of enthusiasm on the far right and is not intended to be predictive, was announced at the end of the four-day CPAC gathering outside Washington. He has won the party’s first several nominating contests and was widely expected to prevail again on Saturday in Ms. Haley’s home state.
Persons: Kristi Noem, Vivek Ramaswamy, Donald J, Trump, Nikki Haley, Ted Cruz of, Haley Organizations: Conservative Political, White, Ted Cruz of Texas, Republican Locations: South Dakota, Washington, South Carolina
The war in Ukraine in 12 key moments
  + stars: | 2024-02-24 | by ( Sophie Tanno | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +13 min
We’ve been taking a look at some of the most significant moments of the war so far. Putin’s announcement signaled the start of Russia’s war in Ukraine, which has so far cost the lives of over 10,300 civilians, according to the United Nations. May 20, 2023: Russia takes control of BakhmutUkrainian army medics treat wounded soldiers at a stabilisation point near Bakhmut frontline. June 2023: Ukraine counteroffensiveUkrainian soldiers shoot rounds into Russian positions with an S60 anti-aircraft canon placed on a truck, outside Bakhmut. February 8, 2024: Ukraine military chief firedCommander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi during an event dedicated to Ukraine's Independence Day on August 24, 2023 in Kyiv.
Persons: Vladmir Putin, Putin, We’ve, , Volodymyr Zelensky, Pavel Klimov, , Marko Djurica, Russia's, Kolya Serga, Ed Ram, Sefa, Diego Herrera Carcedo, Moscow, Bakhmut, Wojciech Grzedzinski, Wagner, Prigozhin, Reuters Yevgeny Prigozhin, Russia’s Wagner, Alexander Lukashenko, Mike Johnson, Samuel Corum, Ukraine Valerii, Yan Dobronosov, Zelensky, Ukraine’s, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, CNN’s Jennifer Hauser, Victoria Butenko, Daria Tarasova, Andrew Carey Organizations: CNN, NATO, Reuters, Ukraine, United Nations, Presidential Press, Snake, Social Media, Anadolu Agency, Concord, Putin, Getty, Republican, Armed Forces, Moscow Locations: Russia, Ukraine, Moscow, Russia’s, Kyiv, United States, Russian, West, Dnipro, Hroza, Kharkiv, Bucha, Moskva, Crimea, Kherson, Ukrainian, Kremlin, Belgorod, Bakhmut, NATO, Robotyne, Mariupol, Washington , DC, Avdiivka
Opinion: Why Iran hates America
  + stars: | 2024-02-24 | by ( Fareed Zakaria | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +7 min
Iran, and particularly its hostile relationship with the US, is firmly at the center. The story is more complicated than that, as I lay out in my CNN special report “Why Iran Hates America,” airing Sunday at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. But suffice it to say that America’s relationship with Iran has been hostile and confrontational for more than four decades. Washington has viewed the fall of the Shah’s Iran as a deep betrayal from which it has never really recovered. As Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif pointed out to me, the Iran nuclear deal was premised not on trust but on mistrust.
Persons: Fareed Zakaria, Fareed, Read, CNNi, Yemen’s Houthis, jihadism, Majid Saeedi, Iran’s, Shah, Jimmy Carter, It’s, Ronald Reagan, George W, Bush, Barack Obama, Hassan Rouhani, Javad Zarif, premised, Donald Trump, Rouhani Organizations: CNN, Fareed’s, Sunday, US, Iranian, Washington Locations: Iran, Israel, Gaza, An Iran, Jordan, Washington, Tehran, Britain, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, , Moscow, Roman, America, United States
CNN —When special counsel Jack Smith asked the Supreme Court to reject former President Donald Trump’s immunity claims there was an unmistakable hue of urgency to the request. It could grant Trump’s request and then hold arguments and decide the merits of the immunity issue – perhaps on an expedited basis. The Supreme Court can move quickly, at least by judicial branch standards. George Walker IV/APThe Supreme Court denied that request, allowing the appeals court to review the case first. US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor participates in a conversation with University of California Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky on Monday, January 29.
Persons: Jack Smith, Donald Trump’s, Smith, Trump, , Steve Vladeck, Tanya Chutkan, Chutkan, ” Smith, Donald Trump, George Walker IV, Randall Eliason, , ” Eliason, Sonia Sotomayor, Amy Coney Barrett, we’re, ” Barrett, ” Sotomayor, Barack Obama, don’t, Trump’s, Vladeck, Biden, University of California Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky Organizations: CNN, University of Texas School of Law, DC, Appeals, National Religious Broadcasters, Gaylord, Supreme, DC Circuit, George Washington University, National Governors Association, Trump, Democratic, Boy Scouts of America, Boy Scouts, Boy Scouts of, Department of Homeland Security, University of California Berkeley Law, Capitol Locations: Mexico, Boy Scouts of America, Texas
AdvertisementA Moscow official complained that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was like Hollywood actor Brad Pitt, a global star with an image that couldn't be sullied, the Washington Post reports. AdvertisementThe documents reveal the Kremlin's elaborate and persistent efforts to undermine Zelenskyy, per the Post's analysis. Internal Kremlin documents reveal a planned disinformation campaign to tarnish Zelenskyy's image and destabilize his leadership. Thousands of social media posts and fabricated articles flooded the online spaceThrough social media platforms and fake news articles, the Kremlin orchestrated a barrage of anti- Zelenskyy content. AdvertisementThe focus shifted to infiltrating Ukrainian social media landscapes, emphasizing platforms like Telegram, which had emerged as a critical news source.
Persons: Brad Pitt, , Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Kevin Coombs, Zelenskyy, Valery Zaluzhny, Zaluzhny, Gen, Oleksandr Syrsky, Ursula von der Leyen, Viktor Kovalchuk, splintering, Zelensky Organizations: Putin, Washington, Service, Washington Post, Kyiv International Institute of Sociology, Zelenskyy, Kremlin, Reuters, Getty Locations: Kyiv, Ukrainian, Ukraine
Courtesy of Susie Buffett Buffett teaches a class at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Courtesy of Susie Buffett Buffett married his first wife, Susan, in 1952. Courtesy of Susie Buffett Buffett and his wife pose at the beach with their three children. Courtesy of Susie Buffett Buffett poses for a photo in 1980. Nati Harnik/AP Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie Munger are seen on a giant screen during the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in 2013.
Persons: Warren Buffett’s, Charlie Munger, Buffett, Munger, , Charlie, Berkshire Hathaway, “ Charlie, Munger’s, Greg Abel, Abel, Berkshire’s, Greg, ” Buffett, “ Greg, Berkshire Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Nati, Laila, Howard Buffett, Howard, Susie Buffett, Ernest, Susie Buffett Laila Buffett, Warren, Doris, Susie Buffett Warren Buffett, Susie Buffett Buffett, Susan, Peter, Lee Balterman, Salomon, Marcy Nighswander, AP Buffett, Buffett's, Mark Peterson, Curt Hudson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kathy Willens, Chris Machian, Dave Weaver, Michael Israel, John Sleezer, Bill Gates, Mario Tama, Barack Obama, Obama, doggedly, isn't, Jim Watson, Daniel Acker, Harry Benson, Getty Images Buffett, Astrid, David Cameron, Brendan Hoffman, Kristoffer Tripplaar, Alamy Buffett, Scott Eells, Chris, Franklin, Ndamukong Suh, Scott Olson, Huang Jihui, Jason Miller, Adam Jeffery, Hillary Clinton, Kempin, Forbes, Andy Kropa, Scott Morgan, Reuters Buffett, Andrew Harrer, Apple Berkshire Hathaway Organizations: New, New York CNN, Berkshire Hathaway, Investors, Oracle, , Berkshire, Berkshire Berkshire, University of Nebraska -, Getty, Federal Reserve, AP, Omaha for Berkshire, Bloomberg, California Gov, Wall Street, Schwarzenegger's, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Star, Girl Scouts, Buffett, Microsoft, Getty Images, White, British, Woodrow Wilson High, Washington, Forbes, Harlem Globetrotters, Cleveland Cavaliers, Moon, NBA, CNBC, Reuters, Apple Berkshire, Apple, Securities and Exchange Commission, HP, Paramount Locations: New York, Omaha, “ Berkshire, Berkshire, The Omaha , Nebraska, Omaha , Nebraska, University of Nebraska - Omaha, Omaha for, Woodstock, Trenton , New Jersey, AFP, Washington , DC, Illinois, Sun Valley , Idaho
W. James Antle III Courtesy W. James Antle IIIHaley had steadfastly maintained that she wouldn’t budge if South Carolina Republicans opted for Trump over her. Polling in Michigan and many of the Super Tuesday states suggests the results will get increasingly worse for Haley from here. And given the deep commitment so many delegates have to Trump, Haley stretching out a long negative primary does not make her a likely Trump emergency replacement. In the coming days, Haley will hear from many Republicans who don’t want the Republican primary to end any time soon. But past primaries have gone on longer because other candidates have kept winning; Haley has no wins on the horizon.
Persons: James Antle III, Nikki Haley, Donald Trump, James Antle, James Antle III Haley, Haley, ” Trump, Ronald Reagan, George H.W, George H.W . Bush, Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Reagan, don’t, Howard Dean, Joe Biden Organizations: Washington Examiner, CNN, South, United Nations, GOP, South Carolina Republicans, Trump, Republican, Convention, Democratic, Twitter, Republicans Locations: South Carolina, Nevada, Michigan, George H.W .
Henry Rono, a Kenyan distance runner who was unable to walk until he was 6 after a gruesome injury to his right leg when he was a toddler but went on to break four world records in just 81 days in 1978, died on Thursday in Nairobi. His death was announced by Athletics Kenya, an amateur athletic association. He died in a hospital, where he had spent 10 days with an unspecified illness. Rono was twice denied shots at Olympic glory in his 20s, when Kenya joined boycotts of the Games in 1976 and 1980. Even so, he was celebrated as one of the country’s great athletes.
Persons: Henry Rono, Rono Organizations: Athletics Kenya, Games, Washington State University Locations: Kenyan, Nairobi, Kenya
The most visited National Park Service sites 2023
  + stars: | 2024-02-23 | by ( Forrest Brown | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +5 min
“From Kaloko Honokōhau National Historic Park in Hawai’i to Congaree National Park in South Carolina, parks are attracting more visitors each year to learn about our shared history,” National Park Service Director Chuck Sams said in a news release. 1 spot as the most visited site in the US National Park system and accounts for 5.15% of all visits in the system. Beyond the summer seasonCongaree National Park in South Carolina is starting to grow in popularity, getting more recognition beyond its home state. National Park ServiceVisitation habits to NPS sites are changing with people finding ways to bypass the traditional warm-weather peak. Among the more famous ones were Joshua Tree National Park (3.27 million) and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. (8.09 million).
Persons: Chuck Sams, Lincoln, George Washington, Joshua, Joshua Tree, , , ” Sams, Organizations: CNN, National, Service, NPS, Historic, Park Service, Recreation Area, Gulf, Lincoln, George Washington Memorial, Natchez, Glen, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington , D.C, Zion, Yellowstone, Rocky, Yosemite National, Acadia, Teton, Lincoln Memorial Locations: Hawai’i, South Carolina, f11photo, Smoky, Mead, Arizona and Utah, Washington ,, Southern California, California, Olympic, Washington, Cuyahoga Valley, Ohio, Montana, Idaho, United States
From Blinken to Trump: Javier Milei’s Strange Trip
  + stars: | 2024-02-23 | by ( Jack Nicas | ) www.nytimes.com   time to read: +1 min
President Javier Milei of Argentina hosted U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken in Buenos Aires on Friday morning to discuss the various ways Mr. Milei is reshaping Argentina foreign policy in line with the United States. A few hours later, both men were set to board separate planes for Washington. Mr. Blinken was going back to the White House and President Biden. Mr. Milei was headed to the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, where he would take the stage ahead of former President Donald J. Trump and give a speech that would almost certainly rail against the dangers of the left. In addition to being Argentina’s largest foreign investor and its third-largest trade partner, the United States has the most control of any country over the International Monetary Fund, to which Argentina owes $40 billion.
Persons: Javier Milei, Antony J, Blinken, Biden, Milei, Donald J Organizations: U.S, White, Conservative Political, Conference, Trump, Argentine, International Monetary Fund Locations: Argentina, Buenos Aires, United States, Washington
U.S. prosecutors Friday asked a judge to tighten the bond conditions of billionaire Binance founder Changpeng "CZ" Zhao as he awaits his April sentencing for breaking a federal anti-money laundering law, court filings show. Under the proposed bond, Zhao would be required to provide prosecutors and pretrial services with at least three days' notice before any travel within the country, to give them time to raise any potential objections. An attorney for Zhao did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment. Pretrial Services also recommended "a location-monitoring condition," the filing said in a footnote. The filing does not explicitly ask the judge to impose that condition.
Persons: Changpeng Zhao, Binance, Changpeng, Zhao, Richard Jones Organizations: Viva Technology, Porte de, U.S, Zhao, Canadian, United, United Arab Emirates, Court Locations: Porte, Paris, United States, United Arab, Seattle, Washington
For the last 10 years, Dominique Horn has worked for a community health organization in the fast-growing city of Vancouver in Washington State, helping people squeezed by soaring rents to try to avoid homelessness. Sometimes she wonders if she’s going to be her agency’s next client. With her husband struggling at times to find work, Ms. Horn has maxed out her credit cards to keep pace with the rent. The couple and their two children have moved so many times that she keeps sentimental items like photos and heirlooms boxed up, because no place feels like home yet. “I’m just in a constant state of waiting for the other shoe to drop,” said Ms. Horn, 42, whose current lease expires in May.
Persons: Dominique Horn, Horn, heirlooms, “ I’m, , , Ms Locations: Vancouver, Washington State, Washington, Olympia
Stefanik has often explained it herself: She saw Trump’s popularity in her upstate New York district and got on board. That first impeachment proceeding made her a “Republican star,” as Trump himself said at the time. When there was a nationwide baby formula shortage in 2022, Stefanik blamed the “White House, House Dems, & usual pedo grifters” on social media. One upset donor told CNN in 2023 that he gave to Santos “because of Elise Stefanik’s endorsement.” Stefanik frequently denied any previous knowledge of his Santos’ history. “The American people stand with President Trump,” Stefanik wrote, “against the unethical, unconstitutional, and unprecedented weaponization of the judicial system.”CNN’s Alayna Treene contributed to this story.
Persons: , Donald Trump –, Elise Stefanik, Trump’s, , Stefanik, Trump’s staunchest, Joe Biden’s, Claudine Gay, she’d, Paul Ryan, Trump, she’s, MAGA, , ” Stefanik, Kevin McCarthy, Ohio Sen, J.D, Kari Lake, Kristi Noem, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Nikki Haley, Vance, Ben Carson, Jim Jordan of, Florida’s Matt Gaetz, Steve Bannon, Vivek Ramaswamy, , he’s, Nancy Pelosi, ” “, George Santos, Santos “, Elise Stefanik’s, Santos, Letitia James, Alayna Treene Organizations: CNN, Donald Trump – New York, Republican, GOP, Yorker, Harvard University, Time Magazine, Trump, California Rep, Ohio, South Dakota Gov, Arkansas Gov, White House, Conservative Political, Conference, Former South Carolina Gov, Trump Republicans, New, House Dems, ” “, New York Republican, New York Times, Washington and New York, Congress, New York, Trump’s Locations: , America, alma mater, New York, Vance , Arizona, South, Washington, Lake, Jim Jordan of Ohio, detractor, Lago, vouching, Washington and New, Florida
Here is a proposal for the environmental movement: Pool philanthropic funds for a day, buy a small plot of land in Washington, D.C., and put up a tall marble wall to serve as a climate memorial. Carve on this memorial the names of public figures actively denying the existence of climate change. The problem with climate change is the disconnect between action and impact. But with climate change, cause and effect are at a vast distance. For them, there can be immediate political and economic benefits to avowed ignorance, and by the time the waters rise, their deeds and words will be forgotten.
Organizations: Washington , D.C Locations: Washington ,, America
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