Happy Monday. A cow in New Jersey is done with the USPS. DONE. We hear she didn’t get into her top pick for college.
In Case You Missed It.
🪖 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russia of genocide following the discovery of Ukrainian bodies lining the streets of Bucha and the Kyiv suburbs of Irpin and Hostomel.
🇱🇹 Lithuania is now the first EU country to stop imports of Russian gas.
🇵🇰 Pakistan’s current prime minister Imran Khan dissolved Parliament, calling for new elections and blocking a no-confidence vote that was expected to end things for him. This is being challenged in the Supreme Court today.
🇭🇺 Victor Orbán declared victory for his fourth consecutive term as Hungary’s prime minister in the general election Sunday.
⚖️ The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote today on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court and she is expected to be confirmed.
☢️ The U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will head to Chernobyl following a Russian troop withdrawal from the decommissioned nuclear power station due to radiation.
📦 Amazon workers in Staten Island, NY, voted to unionize. This is a first for the tech giant, but maybe not the last.
✝️ Pope Francis apologized Friday to Indigenous people for abuses suffered in Canada’s Catholic-run schools.
👋🏾 U.S. actor Will Smith resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for the Oscars slap.
📆 Big news! Today is the day when we launch our new show. It’s called Redacted and we’re going to be covering the news stories primarily ignored by the mainstream media. Our new live show will occur Monday through Thursday at 4PM Eastern Time 1PM Pacific. You’ll be able to join us on our new channel URL right here: https://youtube.com/redactednews
Coronavirus Update: 😷
- The U.S. has a new website to help people find Covid vaccines, treatments, masks, and antiviral pills that won’t help much once the states shut down their mass testing/vaccine sites and Covid funding runs out. But until then, Covid.gov is where it’s at.
- South Korea announced Friday that it would be relaxing Covid restrictions through this month. Around 87% of the country is vaccinated, and 64% have been boosted.
- It looks like the U.S. is planning to end the Trump-era Title 42 order, which closed the U.S.-Mexico border for asylum-seekers when the pandemic started.