Your Wednesday Briefing
Asia buys up Russian oil.
Asia buys up Russian oil.
Billions of dollars could be at stake as a law banning imports of products from China goes into effect.
With China and India buying the Russian oil shunned by the West in an effort to force an end to the Ukraine invasion, Moscow is earning more now than it did before the war.
Biden administration moves to restrict nicotine levels in tobacco products CNN F.D.A. Aims to Slash Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes The New York Times Big Changes To Cigarettes: Inside Biden Admin’s New Plan To Change Smoking Forever Forbes Breaking News Opinion | FDA cutting nicotine in cigarettes is overdue The Washington Post Biden administration expected to reduce cigarettes’ nicotine levels:
Afghanistan earthquake: At least 250 killed and scores wounded in Paktika province BBC Magnitude 6.1 earthquake killed at least 130 people in Afghanistan, officials say CNBC At least 250 people feared dead after magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits eastern Afghanistan CNN Afghanistan earthquake kills at least 155 people WSYR Over 100 killed after strong quake hits Afghanistan, Pakistan Al Jazeera English
Uvalde mayor slams state agency investigating school massacre, says elementary building will be demolished CNN Texas official: Uvalde shooter driven by social media fame, ‘abhorrent behavior’ went unchecked for months Fox News Officials Offer First Detailed Timeline Of Uvalde Shooting Police Response: ‘An Abject Failure’ NBC News Uvalde CISD required teachers to lock doors, but doors didn’t lock
Companies Brace for Impact of New Forced Labor Law The New York Times China’s electric vehicle battery supply chain shows signs of forced labor, report says CNBC US bans imports from China’s Xinjiang region over forced labor concerns CNN US ban on imports from China’s Xinjiang takes effect Al Jazeera English Ban on Cotton From China Using Forced Uyghur
US Senators announce gun violence bill with bipartisan support The Guardian US Senators Release Text Of Bipartisan Gun Bill NBC News Senators reach bipartisan compromise on gun violence bill The Associated Press Top U.S. Senate leaders express support for bipartisan gun legislation Reuters Our Views: Maybe it’s baby steps, but support gun violence compromise The Advocate View Full Coverage on
*Jennifer Lopez has been praised by fans after referring to her child Emme using they/them pronouns, indicating that the 14-year-old does not adhere to gender identity. The “Get Right” singer took to the stage at the LA Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond Gala last week when she introduced Emme to the audience ahead of their duet
*Hulu has dropped the trailer for an eye-opening documentary titled “Aftershock” about the Black maternal mortality crisis. Per the CDC’s website: “Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than White women. Multiple factors contribute to these disparities, such as variation in quality healthcare, underlying chronic conditions, structural racism, and