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The battle of Donbas could prove decisive in Ukraine war

Source: Associated Press

Day after day, Russia is pounding the Donbas region of Ukraine with relentless artillery and air raids, making slow but steady progress to seize the industrial heartland of its neighbor.

With the conflict now in its fourth month, it’s a high-stakes campaign that could dictate the course of the entire war.

If Russia prevails in the battle of Donbas, it will mean that Ukraine loses not only land but perhaps the bulk of its most capable military forces, opening the way for Moscow to grab more territory and dictate its terms to Kyiv. A Russian failure could lay the grounds for a Ukrainian counteroffensive — and possibly lead to political upheaval for the Kremlin.

Following botched early attempts in the invasion to capture Kyiv and the second-largest city of Kharkiv without proper planning and coordination, Russia turned its attention to the Donbas, a region of mines and factories where Moscow-backed separatists have been fighting Ukrainian forces since 2014.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-kyiv-politics-moscow-cf941fa9c14f86fae2008f0361adfcea

Man arrested near Kavanaugh's home charged with attempting to murder Supreme Court justice

Source: CBS News

Washington — A California man who was allegedly armed with a gun, knife and various tools when he was arrested in the early morning near Justice Brett Kavanaugh's house in Maryland has been charged with attempted murder, federal officials said in court papers filed Wednesday.

The man was detained around 1:50 a.m. after making threats against Kavanaugh, according to an FBI affidavit filed in federal court in Maryland. The suspect was transported to Montgomery County Police 2nd District in Bethesda, Maryland, Supreme Court spokeswoman Patricia McCabe said.

The affidavit identified the man as Nicholas John Roske, a 26-year-old from Simi Valley, California. He was expected to appear before Magistrate Judge Timothy Sullivan on Wednesday afternoon.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-justice-nicholas-roske-attempted-murder/

Cops Investigate Suspected Arson Attack at Anti-Abortion Center

Source: Daily Beast

A blaze at an anti-abortion clinic in Getzville, New York, is reportedly being investigated as a potential arson attack, according to police. The fire started overnight at CompassCare, whose president said that the alleged arsonists left graffiti on the building reading, “Jane Was Here.” He alleged that the writing refers to the abortion rights group Jane’s Revenge, which claimed responsibility for an arson attack in Madison, Wisconsin, in May. Police have not confirmed the graffiti nor the group’s involvement in the New York attack, but are investigating the case.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/cops-investigate-suspected-arson-attack-at-anti-abortion-center



Gonna be a hot summer.

Can long Covid lead to death? A new analysis suggests it could

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is analyzing more than 100 deaths that could be attributed to long Covid by looking at death certificates from across the country over the last two years, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The National Center for Health Statistics, a division within the CDC, collects death certificates from states after they have been completed by a coroner, medical examiner or doctor. NCHS is now reviewing a batch of those files from 2020 and 2021.

The review at the CDC, the details of which POLITICO obtained, is the first of its kind and indicates that long Covid and the health complications associated with it could lead to death. NCHS is set to publish preliminary data from its analysis in the coming days.

It’s unclear whether the people who died had underlying health issues, whether long Covid was the cause of their deaths or whether it was a contributing factor.

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/06/03/can-long-covid-lead-to-death-a-new-analysis-suggests-it-could-00036845

Musk deal for Twitter dodges lengthy U.S. antitrust review

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) -Twitter Inc said on Friday that the U.S. antitrust waiting period for Elon Musk's $44 billion acquisition of the social media giant had expired, indicating it had dodged a lengthy review of the proposed deal.

With the expiration, completion of the deal is now subject to remaining customary closing conditions, including approval by Twitter stockholders and any other regulatory approvals, Twitter said.

Under antitrust law, deals are reported to the U.S. government for review by either the Justice Department or the Federal Trade Commission. If either agency had filed a "second request" for documents, the deal would have faced an investigation that could have lasted months.

However, last month Tesla Inc Chief Executive Musk said the Twitter deal was "temporarily on hold", while he sought more information about the proportion of fake accounts on the platform.

Read more: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/twitter-says-waiting-period-musks-123424926.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZHJ1ZGdlcmVwb3J0LmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAMyzmpF437joPbUp10X0X7HKVQOJhfrqgqrlflDSmXMJxc_3tJCy_gqB8wMHMVZrn_Sr80wia5ijovn6qPUWc0ZV5J6eQfPkzLQKtSeS1NGjAySyaoIEgUYtL8JVp_az3MHn8z2PvLAIqp4vw26-C8_EiEiLLS1ednKp75Au49Pm

Reality Check: Russia has taken 20% of Ukraine

One-fifth of Ukrainian territory is under Russia’s control, with Donbas “almost entirely destroyed,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said while addressing Luxembourg's lawmakers on Thursday.

“As of today, about 20% of our territory is under the control of the occupiers, almost 125 thousand square kilometers. This is much larger than the area of all the Benelux countries combined," Zelensky said to the Chamber of Deputies of Luxembourg via video link.


Zelensky also said fighting continues along the front line that is stretched over “more than a thousand kilometers” along the territories of Kharkiv region to Mykolaiv in the country’s south. He added Ukraine’s Donbas region is “simply devastated,” calling it “once one of the most powerful industrial centers in Europe.”

BREAKING NEWS: CNN to quit with the constant 'Breaking News'

CNN cutting back on over-hyping everything as "breaking news"

CNN's new boss Chris Licht says that beginning today, CNN has added a "Breaking News” guideline to its stylebook, to address overuse of the breaking news banner across its network and cable news writ-large.

Why it matters: Licht and Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav have made it a priority to dial back on partisan programming at CNN in favor of traditional journalism.

“We are truth-tellers, focused on informing, not alarming our viewers,” he said in the note obtained by Axios.

"You’ve already seen far less of the 'Breaking News' banner across our programming."

https://www.axios.com/2022/06/02/cnn-breaking-news-guidelines

The Eerie Consistency of Mass Shootings in America

2020 Mass Shootings in the US

Incidents: 615
Killed: 521
Wounded: 2541
School/University: 3
Places of Worship: 0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mass_shootings_in_the_United_States_in_2020

2021 Mass Shootings in the US

Incidents: 698
Killed: 705
Wounded: 2830
School/University: 3
Places of Worship: 0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mass_shootings_in_the_United_States_in_2021

2022 Mass Shootings in the US (Year-to-Date)

Incidents: 270
Killed: 313
Wounded: 1114
School/University: 3
Places of Worship: 2

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mass_shootings_in_the_United_States_in_2022#cite_note-20

Treasury secretary concedes she was wrong on 'path that inflation would take'

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen admitted Tuesday that she had failed to anticipate how long high inflation would continue to plague American consumers as the Biden administration works to contain a mounting political liability.

"I think I was wrong then about the path that inflation would take," Yellen told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room" when asked about her comments from 2021 that inflation posed only a "small risk."

The admission was the latest indication that the administration's expectations of a normalizing economy were thrown into disarray by the continuing pandemic and the war in Europe.

"As I mentioned, there have been unanticipated and large shocks to the economy that have boosted energy and food prices and supply bottlenecks that have affected our economy badly that I didn't -- at the time -- didn't fully understand, but we recognize that now," she said.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/31/politics/treasury-secretary-janet-yellen-inflation-cnntv/index.html

Two teens arrested in 'mass casualty' plot in 2018 targeting a Uvalde middle school

Author: Henry Ramos
Published: 10:34 PM CDT May 3, 2018
Updated: 10:34 PM CDT May 3, 2018


Two Uvalde teens were recently arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Murder after officers said they foiled a mass-shooting plot the pair had schemed.

A press release obtained by KENS 5 thoroughly chronicles events leading up to an investigation performed by the Uvalde Police Department and the Texas Rangers.

Investigators also believe the students were planning to hold the attacks years from now during their senior year, on the anniversary of the Columbine shooting. However, one of the students began to convince the other that they should move the attacks up to this year.

"One of the students had numerous writings and drawings which depicted weapons capable of causing mass destruction. He wrote about being "God-like" and killing police and other persons. He had an academic analysis of one of the Columbine

https://www.kens5.com/article/news/crime/two-teens-arrested-in-mass-casualty-plot-in-2018-targeting-a-uvalde-middle-school/273-548565605



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