Happy Monday. Sky Bridge 721 officially opened in the Czech Republic Friday. The 721-meter-long suspension footbridge is the world’s longest, takes ten minutes to walk across, and I’m adding it to my bucket list NOW.
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🚨 An 18-year-old man in New York is in custody for a mass shooting this weekend in Buffalo, and reports show that he was a white supremacist and supporter of the Ukrainian Azov battalion. However, the media has not been keen to highlight this. Why not?? In 2018 the FBI issued a warning that the Azov neo-nazi group in Ukraine was actively working to radicalize white supremacists in the U.S. It seems like an essential part of the story.
🇦🇪 Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the leader of the United Arab Emirates, died Friday at age 73. His half-brother, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, has stood in for Khalifa during his long illness and is expected to succeed him as UAE president.
🛸 UFOs are coming in for a landing at the U.S. House tomorrow, where a panel will hold a hearing on unidentified flying objects for the first time in 50 years.
🗺 A Florida judge blocked Governor Ron Desantis’ congressional map because it was basically too overtly racist.
⚖️ The U.S. House January 6 committee subpoenaed Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and four other House Republicans.
🐥 Elon Musk tweeted Friday that he’s putting his deal to buy Twitter on hold pending details on spam accounts. Twitter’s stock dropped sharply on the news, signaling worries that Musk could back out of the deal.
🪧 Thousands of abortion rights supporters across the U.S. participated in the “Bans Off Our Bodies” march Saturday. This is just the beginning of the expected “summer of rage” following the leaked draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.
🍔 McDonald's announced this morning it's starting the process of selling all of its restaurants in Russia.
Coronavirus Update: 😷
- The number of fever-related mortalities in North Korea now sits at 42. North Korea does not have enough tests to confirm if these are Covid deaths, but Occam’s Razor and all that. The number is expected to grow rapidly, and the country’s medical system is nowhere near prepared for it.
- The U.S. CDC is telling people eligible for the second Covid booster to maybe just not, increasing fears of upcoming vaccine rationing in the country due to lack of funding from Congress. Congress has put on hold a new covid package while it fast tracks the new $40 billion to Ukraine.
- Officials in Shanghai are aiming for June 1 for an end to lockdowns.