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    July 2 2022: Biden allowed to move asylum seekers to US, will nominate anti-abortion judge

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 23:57

    Facts & Spin for July 2 2022 top stories: The Supreme Court rules that Biden can end Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy and will review states' powers in federal elections, Biden will reportedly nominate an anti-abortion judge, Russian missiles allegedly kill at least 19 in Odesa, the latest US-Iran nuclear negotiations end without a breakthrough, New Zealand classifies Proud Boys as terrorists, Xi Jinping visits Hong Kong, the US GDP drops more than expected, and the Department of Justice will investigate the NYPD special victims division. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    July 1 2022: Supreme court losses for renewables and Native American sovereignty

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 21:50

    Facts & Spin for July 1 2022 top stories: The Supreme Court restricts Native American sovereignty, restricts the Environmental Protection Agency's power to regulate carbon dioxide emission, and swears in Justice Ketanji Jackson, the UK pledges another billion pounds in military support to Ukraine while fighting rages on, the FCC calls on Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores, Ben & Jerry's ice cream will continue being sold in the West Bank after all, a crypto hedge fund goes bust, and ex-GOP representative Fortenberry is sentenced to probation. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    June 30 2022 top stories: 750k killed in Colombian and Syrian civil wars

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 32:30

    Facts & Spin for June 30 2022 top stories: Reports say that 300 thousand people were killed in the Syrian civil war and 450 thousand people were killed in the Colombian civil war, three Democrat-backed candidates are defeated in Colorado's Republican primaries, the Supreme Court allows Louisiana to use a Republican-drawn map, and sides with doctors convicted of overprescribing opioids, the G7 pledges to rebuild Ukraine while Russia calls NATO's expansion destabilizing, A Scottish leader calls for voting for independence from England, a prison fire kills at least 51 in Colombia, the NATO summit begins In Madrid, Ernst & Young are fined $100M over cheating on ethics exams and the EU agrees to cut greenhouse emission. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    June 29 2022: Contraceptive pill rationing and 46 dead migrants in a truck

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 25:43

    Facts & Spin for June 29 2022 top stories: Drugstores ration oral contraceptives, 46 dead migrants are found in a truck in Texas, the US kills a leader of an al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria, the death toll rises after a Ukraine shopping mall is struck, Biden's pick to lead ICE withdraws, the Jan. 6 Hearings continue for a 6th day, a New York law letting non-citizens vote is struck down, Federal agents seized a Trump lawyer's phone, India arrests a journalist over a 2018 tweet, and the Iran nuclear talks will resume in Quatar. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    June 28 2022: Yemen hunger and $100M crypto heist

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 29:17

    Facts & Spin for June 28 2022 top stories: Millions of Yemenis will go hungry as the UN slashes food aid, hackers steal $100M in crypto, the Ukraine war refocuses on Lysychansk while 11 are allegedly killed in a shopping mall strike, the Supreme Court backs prayer by a school coach, a Colombia bullfighting accident kills 6, Ecuadorians protest ahead of an impeachment vote, sanctions cause Russia to default on its debt, 2 are shot dead at an Oslo gay bar, a man is arrested after allegedly slapping Rudy Giuliani on the back, Iran Launches a satellite as nuclear talks are set to restart, and Prince Charles accepted a suitcase with 1M Euros in cash. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    June 25 2022: Roe v. Wade overturned and concealed carry legalized

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 25:08

    Facts & Spin for June 25 2022 top stories: The US Supreme Court overturns Roe versus Wade and a concealed carry ban, a lower court upholds the Arkansas anti-BDS Law, Ukraine will withdraw from Severodonetsk, the UN claims Israeli forces shot the journalist Abu Akleh, the White House proposes changes to Title IX, the US will provide $6B in student debt relief, a US woman is treated in Spain after Malta denied her Abortion and 7 die of meningitis in Florida.

    June 24 2022: Bad news for vapes, cigarettes and burkinis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 25:10

    Facts & Spin for June 24 2022 top stories: The FDA plans to reduce nicotine levels and ban Juul e-cigarettes, EU leaders approve Ukraine candidate status while Russia joins the BRICS summit, two Mexican Jesuit priests are killed in church, a $3.25M settlement is reached for the accidental shooting of Daunte Wright, the Jan 6 hearings continue, a former Democratic candidate for Florida governor is indicted, The Fed Chair warns of recession, traces of Polio are found in London sewage, and the French High Court rules against Burkini swimwear. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    June 23 2022: Afghan earthquake, wins for gun control and religious schools

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 27:28

    Facts & Spin for June 23 2022 top stories: Afghan earthquake kills over 1,000, bipartisan gun legislation clears a first Senate vote, Russia allegedly advances in Eastern Ukraine but takes significant losses on Snake Island, 8 are killed and 38 kidnapped in Nigeria church attacks, the Supreme Court rules that public funds can go to religious schools and that a Roundup settlement still stands, a Trump-backed candidate wins her Alabama Senate primary runoff, the average US home price hits $407k as sales slump, Israel's government collapses, and US and Iranian warships nearly collide. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    June 22 2022: Massacres in Ethiopia and Mali, bans on trans Rugby and Japanese gay marriage

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 25:33

    Facts & Spin for June 22 2022 top stories: Hundreds of civilians are massacred in both Ethiopia and Mali, Russia threatens retaliation as Lithuania blocks imports to Kaliningrad, Biden considers a gas tax holiday, International rugby bans trans women, Japan upholds its gay marriage ban, Canada to ban harmful plastics next year, Catastrophic floods Inundate India and Bangladesh, the trophy tooth of a murdered Congolese leader is returned by Belgium, and Dzalamidze changes nationality to play at Wimbledon. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    June 21 2022: Trans swimmer ban, Biden election fraud claim and Colombia left turn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 28:58

    Facts & Spin for June 21 2022 top stories: Texas GOP Claims Biden wasn't Legitimately Elected, Transgender swimmers are internationally banned, Biden hosts climate talks as gas prices and inflation soar, Colombia elects its first leftist president, Macron loses his parliamentary majority, Russia's alleged grain blockade is called a war crime, violence is worsening in the Congo, the UK sees its biggest train strike in 30 years, American cities see more weekend shootings, Colbert staff are arrested for trespassing in a Capitol building, and US mortgage rates have their biggest 1-week jump in 35 years. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    June 18 2022: Assange extradition, Palestinian killing and Ukraine EU candidacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 23:47

    Facts & Spin for June 18 2022 top stories: The UK approves extradition of Julian Assange to the US, three Palestinians are killed in an Israeli raid, a senior ISIS leader is captured In Syria, the EU President backs Ukraine's EU candidacy, DeSantis declines COVID vaccines for young kids, Biden signs an executive order on LGBTQ+ rights, a man is indicted for attempting to assassinate a Supreme Court judge, UK inflation reaches 11%, and DC trolls Saudi Arabia by naming their embassy's street after Jamal Khashoggi.  

    June 17, 2022: Abortion rise, Israeli police misconduct and autonomous car crashes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 28:07

    Facts & Spin for June 17 2022 top stories: US abortions rise for the the first time in 30 years, US border agents will face disciplinary actions even though they didn't whip migrants, the Israeli police avoid punishment for misconduct at Abu Akleh's funeral, Western leaders Visit Kyiv while Russia and China pledge mutual support, the Indonesian trade minister is fired over palm oil backlash, the January 6 hearings continue and Capitol tour footage is released, hundreds of car crashes are blamed on autopilots, the EU signs a gas deal with Israel and Egypt, and Biden criticizes oil companies for high profit margins. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    June 16, 2022: Google $118M discrimination payout, elephant non-personhood

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 26:27

    Facts & Spin for June 16 2022 top stories: Google settles a gender discrimination lawsuit for $118M, A British plan to deport migrants to Rwanda is paused at the last minute, The UN human rights chief will step down after her controversial China visit, Biden Announces another billion in Ukraine aid as fighting continues, A jailed Kremlin critic is moved to an unknown location, The US Open will be open to Russian players, Denmark and Canada resolve their dispute over an arctic island, The FED makes the greatest interest rate hike since 1994, Michael Avenatti will plead guilty to stealing millions from clients, and a New York court rules that an elephant isn't a person. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    June 15, 2022: Jihadist African massacre and Ukrainan mass graves

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 23:29

    Facts & spin for June 15 2022 top stories: Hollywood pledges to control onscreen gun violence, 79 are reportedly killed in a jihadist massacre in Burkina Faso, A new mass grave is discovered outside Kyiv and Ukrainian shelling allegedly kills 5 civilians, Cuba jails hundreds for anti-government protests, The Jan. 6 Hearings continue, The Supreme Court makes a controversial ruling about tribal courts, US stocks and crypto continue sinking, Russian's former McDonald's restaurants reopen with a new name, The SpaceX launch passes a rigorous environmental review and Microsoft pledges to respect the Activision Blizzard unionization effort. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/  

    June 14, 2022: Sentient Google AI controversy and Senate gun compromise

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 24:50

    Facts & spin for June 14 2022 top stories: Google suspends an engineer who claimed their AI chatbot was sentient, the US ends COVID test requirement for international travelers, tens of thousands rally against gun violence while the Senate unveils a bipartisan gun framework, Syria halts flights after Israel destroys runways with missiles, a Bolivian court sentences the former President to jail for a coup, the Left threatens Macron's majority in French elections, Russia is a accused of more war crimes in Ukraine, a judge temporarily halts investigations into families of trans youth, 31 members of a far-right group are arrested at an Idaho Pride event, and a court allows Britain to send migrants to Rwanda. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/  

    June 11 2022 top stories: NASA UFO study and death sentence for Brits in Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 26:47

    Facts & spin for June 11 2022 top stories: NASA will study UFOs, two British fighters are sentenced to death in Ukraine, The Belgian King expresses regret for Congo atrocities, Turkey warns Greece to demilitarize Aegean islands, the US will to reopen a diplomatic line for Palestine, a Mich. GOP candidate is arrested over January 6, the Department of Justice probes Louisiana for alleged racism and brutality, the FBI probes a general for Qatar lobbying, there's an explosion at a US natural gas plant, and the UK considers ending smoking by 2030.  

    June 10 2022: Disinformation board allegedly spread disinformation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 25:34

    Facts & spin for June 10 2022 top stories: The Disinformation Governance Board allegedly spread disinformation, the US reportedly failed to assess civilians killed by US weapons in Yemen, Iran dismantles nuclear monitoring systems, Zelenskyy says the fate of Donbas hangs on the battle for Severodonetsk, Moderna says a new vaccine protects against Omicron, the House passes a gun bill likely to fail in the Senate, but delays a bill to provide security for Supreme Court judges, DeSantis' press secretary registers as a foreign agent, the FBI is sued for over $1 Bn over the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal, and the EU will make the USB-C port the one port to rule them all.

    June 9 2022: mRNA-free vaccine, San Francisco recall, and more NY gun control

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 28:59

    Facts & spin for June 9 2022 top stories: FDA advisors recommend a new mRNA-free COVID vaccine, San Francisco recalls its progressive District Attorney, the White House defends Biden's Saudi Arabia trip, China is accused of building a Cambodian naval base, Russia claims it controls 97% of Donbas, the Department of Homeland Security warns of extremist threats ahead of the midterms, New York tightens gun control, a judge rejects Louisiana's Republican-drawn congressional map, an American woman pleads guilty to aiding ISIS, Assault lawsuits mount against Deshaun Watson, and Senators introduce a bill to regulate cryptocurrencies.   Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    June 8 2022: Taser drone, 4-day work week, and body exchange

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 28:54

    Facts & spin for June 8 2022 top stories: A company drops its taser drone plans after its ethics board resigns, Fox News won't air the January 6 committee hearings, Biden considers lifting tariffs on China and boosting the solar panel industry, British workers start world's biggest trial of a four-day work week, a Chinese military jet allegedly cuts off an Australian one and dumps debris into its engine, the Indian government sparks backlash over insulting comments about Islam, Kazakhstan changes its constitution, Israel's parliament rejects a controversial law protecting West Bank settlers, Russia accuses Ukraine of killing Donetsk civilians while both sides exchange bodies, and Iraq sentences a British geologist to 15 years for smuggling artifacts. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    June 7 2022: Conspiracy charge, mandate drop, and church massacre

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 29:15

    Facts & spin for June 7 2022 top stories: The Department of Justice charges Proud Boys with seditious conspiracy but for declines contempt charges against Meadows and Scavino, Mexico's President boycotts the Americas Summit, gunmen massacre at least 50 in a Nigerian church, at least 41 die in a Bangladesh fire, the UK will send long-range artillery to Ukraine despite Russian warnings, a Georgetown law professor is reinstated after his tweets were investigated, the Special Olympics drop their vaccination mandate to avoid a Florida fine, five baseball players decline to wear a pride logo, an Australian court orders Google to pay for defamation of a former politician, and Elon Musk claims Twitter violated its sell-deal by witholding fake user data. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    June 4 2022: US cyberattacks Russia as House debates gun control

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 20:36

    Facts & spin for June 4 2022 top stories: The US military confirms cyber-attacking Russia, a house panel debates gun control, Russia vows to continue fighting as Ukraine claims gains, OPEC agrees to increase oil output, Elon Musk allegedly wants a 10% Tesla staff cut, a Trump-backed candidate reportedly gives documents to the January 6 committee while a former Trump aide is indicted for contempt of Congress, a grand jury investigating Trump hears from Raffensperger, and South Korea's conservatives win big in local elections. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    June 3 2022: Turkey announces Syria invasion and changes its name

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 29:19

    Facts & spin for June 3 2022 top stories: Turkey announces plans to invade northern Syria and to change its name, Elon Musk bans remote work at Tesla and SpaceX, Biden lifts Trump-era Cuba flight restrictions, 20% of Ukraine is now under Russian control, FBI accuses Iran of hacking a children's hospital, the US will cancel $5.8b in debt for Corinthian college students, British Columbia will decriminalize some drugs, the Buffalo mass-shooter is charged with domestic terrorism, and a Brooklyn subway shooting victim sues the gun maker Glock. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    June 2 2022: Iran able to make nuke and Clinton Russiagate lawyer acquitted

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 33:54

    Facts & spin for June 2 2022 top stories: Iran reportedly has enough uranium to make a nuclear weapon, a Clinton campaign lawyer is acquitted of lying to the FBI about Trump-Russia ties, Ukrainian forces largely withdraw from Severodonetsk, Denmark votes to join the EU Defense Policy, Israel and the United Arab Emirates sign a trade deal, the Supreme Court blocks counting undated Pennsylvania mail-in ballots, the hunt for the leaker of the draft Supreme Court abortion decision turns to cellphones, the Department of Justice seeks power to reinstate mask mandates, stocks fall amidst rising oil prices, interest rates and inflation fears, and record-breaking Mexican hurricane Agatha kills at least 11. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    June 1 2022: Canada handgun freeze, Mona Lisa caking, Russian advance

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 25:21

    Facts & spin for June 1 2022 top stories: Trudeau proposes a handgun ownership freeze, Most of Severodonetsk falls under Russian control, Colombia's presidential election heads to runoff, Taiwan plans to deepen ties with the US, Trump's aid Peter Navarro gets subpoenaed by the January 6 committee, Eurozone inflation hits a new record, EU leaders agree to embargo Russian oil with an exception for Hungary, Pope Francis appoints 21 new cardinals, The FDA blames strawberries for a hepatitis A outbreak, and the Mona Lisa is targeted by a climate change protester with a cake. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    May 31 2022: 5th grader arrest, Nepal plane crash, Iran tanker seizure, and dropped Trump suit

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 32:22

    Facts & spin for May 31 2022 top stories: A 5th Grader is arrested for threatening a mass shooting, the police response is getting reviewed for the Texas school shooting, a plane crash kills 21 in Nepal, Iran seizes two Greek oil tankers, Russian forces advance in Severodonetsk, the UN Human Rights Chief challenges China's Uyghur policies, PRC Agreements with Pacific Islands Yield Mixed Results, Israeli officials call nationalists terrorists, Trump's Federal lawsuit against New York's attorney general is dropped, Twitter shareholders sue Elon Musk, a former Louvre Museum director is charged with art trafficking, and the Uvalde mass shooting causes baseball anthem protests. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    May 28 2022: Gun convention after Texas shooting, US anti-China strategy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 27:22

    Facts & spin for May 28 2022 top stories: The NRA opens a gun convention in Texas days after the school shooting, Blinken lays out the US strategy against China, Russia advances in Donbas and is accused of intent to commit genocide, lawyers accuse Israel of murder in the International Criminal Court, Trump loses appeal against having to testify, a republican congressman pushes back against the Jan. 6 committee, Jack Dorsey quits Twitter's board, a Russian businessman's British mansion is raided, the UK pushes an oil windfall tax, and the G7 tries to keep climate action on track.

    May 27 2022: Twitter privacy violations, Afghan famine and scuppered Iran deal

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 28:08

    Facts & spin for May 27 2022 top stories: Trump allegedly approved of a 'Hang Mike Pence' chant, over a million Afghan kids could face severe malnutrition, 11 newborns die in a hospital fire, A Trump-supported candidate wins the Texas Attorney General primary, Oz & McCormick head to recount in Pennsylvania, Biden may have killed the Iran deal by keeping the Revolutionary Guard blacklisted, China pushes a major deal with Pacific Islands, Twitter is fined $150M for deceptive practices, commercial firms win spy satellite contracts, and the US army proposes renaming 9 bases with Confederate names.   Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    May 26 2022: Baptist sex abuse, lethal drone crash, and mixed results for Trump candidates

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 37:40

    Facts & spin for May 26 2022 top stories: Southern Baptists mishandled hundreds of sex abuse allegations, primaries deliver a mixed bag for Trump-backed candidates, Donbas fighting intensifies as the World Bank warns of recession, a downed drone kills several people in Yemen, files alleging abuse of Uyghurs are leaked during a UN China visit, North Korea launches an ICBM after Biden leaves Asia, California may allow parents to sue if kids get social media addicted, Ricky Gervais is under fire for Netflix trans jokes, a new policy requires cops to intervene if they witness abuse by colleagues, Michigan might disqualify 5 Republican candidates, and Jen Psaki joins MSNBC.   Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    May 25 2022: 15 Texas schoolkids killed, severe Severodonetsk fighting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 22:45

    Facts & spin for May 25 2022 top stories: 15 schoolkids are shot dead in Texas, an Iraqi citizen is arrested for allegedly plotting to murder GW Bush, A New Yorker gets $7M for being wrongfully jailed for 23 years, the Taliban enforces face-covering for female TV anchors, there's severe fighting around Severodonetsk, it's rumored that Putin survived an assassination attempt, a Russian diplomat says he's ashamed of his country and quits, two Trump officials are accused of abusing their power for money, Madison Cawthorn gets investigated by the House Ethics Panel, and Starbucks leaves Russia and Airbnb leaves China.   Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    May 24 2022: Pelosi communion ban, Russia and US war crime accusations

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 28:56

    Facts & spin for May 24 2022 top stories: Syria accuses the US of war crimes and Ukraine convicts a Russian of war crimes, Iran accuses Israel of terrorism, Australia gets a new prime minister, Nancy Pelosi is banned from Communion for abortion support, Biden launches an new Indo-Pacific trade pact, the US Military flies in baby formula, Trump Pays a $110K fine and his ex lawyer meets the January 6 Committee, a former German Chancellor leaves a Russian oil company, and at least six die in Canadian storms.   Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    May 21 2022: Boeing starliner launch, domestic terrorism act and Biden Korea visit

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 22:23

    Facts & spin for May 21 2022 top stories: Boeing successfully launches its first spacecraft, the House passes a controversial domestic terrorism act, Biden visits South Korea, Russia claims full control of Mariupol, Biden invokes the Defense Production Act to make baby formula, the January 6 Committee presses a Georgia Republican about offering Capitol tours, a 9-1-1 dispatcher allegedly hung up on a whispering caller during the Buffalo shooting, SpaceX allegedly paid $250K to settle an harassment claim against Elon Musk, and Boris Johnson won't face more fines for his Covid parties.   Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    May 20 2022: Disinformation board pause, Republican Musk and monkeypox outbreak

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 28:25

    Facts & spin for May 20 2022 top stories: The US Disinformation Governance Board is dissed and discontinued, Elon Musk vows to start voting Republican, an unusual monkeypox outbreak is confirmed in the US and Europe, the US eases sanctions on Cuba, Mariupol falls under Russian Control while the UN warns of food shortages, Madison Cawthorn loses his Republican primary while Idaho Governor Little wins his against his own lieutenant, Gas prices average over $4 a gallon in every state for the first time, US soccer agrees to equal pay, MLB Suspends Matt Harvey for 60 games over an opioid scandal, and a Russian gymnast gets banned for a year for wearing the letter "Z".   Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    May 19 2022: Tijuana-San Diego drug tunnel, Starbucks abortion support and US hypersonic missile

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 23:51

    Facts & spin for May 19 2022 top stories: A drug-smuggling tunnel links San Diego with Tijuana, FBI investigates a Dallas shooting as an anti-Asian hate crime, US successfully tests a hypersonic missile, a Democrat wins the Pennsylvania senate primary days after a stroke, a Clinton lawyer is on trial for lying about Trump, Starbucks will cover abortion travel, McDonald's will exit Russia, the FDA makes a deal with Abbott to ease baby formula shortage, Kiev's first war crimes trial starts, and Sri Lanka's parliament reconvenes amidst crisis. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    May 19 2022: Tijuana-San Diego drug tunnel, Starbucks abortion support and US hyperrsonic missile

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 23:51

    A drug-smuggling tunnel links San Diego with Tijuana, FBI investigates a Dallas shooting as an anti-Asian hate crime, US sucessfully tests a hypersonic missile, a Democrat wins the Pennsylvania senate primary days after a stroke, a Clinton lawyer is on trial for lying about Trump, Starbucks will cover abortion travel, McDonald's will exit Russia, the FDA makes a deal with Abbott to ease baby formula shortage, Kiev's first war crimes trial starts, and Sri Lanka's parliament reconvenes amidst crisis.

    May 18 2022: UFO hearings, Mariupol surrender and US Somalia deployment

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 20:58

    Facts & spin for May 18 2022 top stories: Congress holds its first UFO hearing in 50 years, Ukrainian fighters surrender in Mariupol, US to decides to deploy troops to to Somalia, Liz Cheney accuses house Republicans of enabling white supremacy, Ron DeSantis signs a bill banning protests outside private residences, Somalia's ex-president makes a comeback, Yemen's Sanaa airport reopens after 6 years of war, and Taiwan's president condemns a California church shooting.   Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    May 17 2022: Mass shootings in both Buffalo and Milwaukee

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 29:05

    Facts & spin for May 17 2022 top stories: The Buffalo mass shooting that killed 10 is deemed a hate crime, new shootings in Milwaukee injure 21, Palestinians mark 74th "catastrophe day" amidst outrage after journalist killing, Hezbollah seems to be losing ground in the Lebanese election, Russia warns Sweden and Finland about joining NATO while the EU pressures Hungary over Russian oil, the Saudi oil giant Aramco almost doubles its profits, one Pennsylvania senate candidate gets endorsed by Trump while another has a stroke, and a Margaret Thatcher statue gets egged within hours being unveiled.   Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    May 14 2022: Musk Twitter buy on hold, Turkey doesn't want Finland or Sweden in NATO

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 26:17

    Facts & spin for May 14 2022 top stories: Elon Musk says his Twitter buy is on hold, the Texas law against social media censorship is reinstated, Turkey opposes Sweden and Finland joining it in NATO, at least 500 deaths are uncovered at US schools for Native American children, Russian gains ground in Luhansk and the EU commits another $500M to arming Ukraine, the Jan. 6 Committee subpoenas 5 House republicans and gets Biden's approval for reading 23K Trump documents, Qatar's leader pushes to save the Iran nuclear deal, Hong Kong arrests Roman Catholic Cardinal, and British ambulance waiting times are killing people.   Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    May 13 2022: Finland says yes to NATO, 20 shot in Chicago and Arizona executes prisoner

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 28:53

    Facts & spin for May 13 2022 top stories: Finland says yes to NATO, Arizona executes a schizophrenic prisoner, over 20 people are shot during 24 hours in Chicago, the US indicts a Haitian gang leader over kidnapping, the US denies supporting Taiwan independence, North Korea declares Omicron a national emergency, a judge blocks DeSantis electoral map, the Trump organization sells a DC hotel for $375M, the House allows its staffers to unionize, and Earth reportedly has a 50% chance of breaching the 1.5 degree centigrade warming threshold by 2026.   Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    May 12 2022: Lawyer paid $2M Hunter Biden bill, Musk may lift Trump Twitter ban and Israel accused of shooting journalist

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 26:28

    Facts & spin for May 12 2022 top stories: A Hollywood lawyer paid $2M of Hunter Biden's taxes, Israel is accused of shooting a journalist, an Ecuador prison riot kills at least 40, Elon Musk says he'll lift Trump's Twitter ban, Russian troops are driven from Kharkiv and Ukraine halts Russian gas shipments, South Korea swears in a new president, Trump gets mixed Results in GOP primaries, the UK scraps its Irish border deal with the EU, an inquiry is launched into a black man's death in Scottish police custody, and El Salvador's president plans a Crypto Utopia.   Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    May 11 2022: Taiwan gives up on COVID eradication while stocks and Bitcoin slide

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 22:15

    Facts & spin for May 11 2022 top stories: Taiwan abandons its 'zero covid' policy, Sri Lanka's Prime Minister resigns, Biden promises more money for Ukraine, a German airline is criticized for banning Jews from flight over mask dispute, Bitcoin crashes as the stock market continues south, 40% of US baby formula supplies are out of stock, Biden promises cheaper internet for low-income Americans, a New York Museum cancels Governor de Santis, and Queen Elizabeth II misses her opening of the British Parliament.   Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    May 10 2022: Today's predicted big Putin announcement was all hype

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 27:37

    Facts & spin for May 10 2022 top stories: Today's predicted big Putin announcement was all hype, the Sinn Fein party wins Northern Ireland's election for the first time, a Beijing loyalist is elected as Hong Kong's next leader, the Taliban orders head-to-toe covering for women, North Korea tests a submarine-launched missile, pro-abortion activists protest outside the homes of Supreme Court judges, A former defense secretary claims Trump wanted to launch missiles into Mexico, Rudy Giuliani cancels his January 6 committee testimony, Belarus sentences an activist to 6 years in jail, the UK plans tougher rules for big tech, and the British opposition leader is accused of COVID lockdown violations.   Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    May 7 2022: FDA limits J&J vaccine use over blood clot risk and WHO attributes 15M deaths to COVID

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 27:13

    Facts & spin for May 7 2022 top stories: The FDA limits access to the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine over blood clot concerns, the World Health Organization estimates that almost 15 million deaths were associated with COVID, US intelligence allegedly helped sink a Russian warship, a manhunt is underway after killings near Tel Aviv, Mali ends all military treaties with France, the Senate with vote on a bill legalizing abortion nationwide, the repairman who reported Hunter Biden's laptop sues for defamation, Trump's Department of Homeland Security allegedly delayed a report on Russian election meddling, the Trump-Endorsed Dr. Oz faces questions over his ties to Turkey, a deadly sandstorm blasts Iraq, and a venture capitalist donates $1.1B to a new Stanford Climate Change School.   Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    May 6 2022: US helping kill Russian generals, Starbucks raises pay only for non-union workers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 23:41

    Facts & spin for May 6 2022 top stories: US intelligence is reportedly helping Ukraine kill Russian generals, Finns & Swedes get security assurances en route to NATO, North Korea allegedly fires a ballistic missile, Biogen distances itself from its controversial Alzheimer drug, Starbucks will raise wages only for non-union workers, Intuit will pay $141M over misleading free tax-filing ads, the FED announces the biggest interest rate hike since 2000, a judge accepts Derek Chauvin's plea deal, an oath keepers member pleads guilty over January 6, and an NFL player is suspended over performance-enhancing drugs.   Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    May 5 2022: Trump-backed candidates win and Europeans get fatter

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 27:31

    Facts & spin for May 5 2022 top stories: Trump-backed candidates win in Ohio and Indiana, Trump entities agree to $750k lawsuit settlement, Europe suffers an obesity epidemic, Israel condemns the Russian foreign minister's claim that Hitler was partly Jewish, the EU plans more Russian sanctions, BP profits from higher oil prices, US job openings break a new record, Elon musk considers taking Twitter public again, the SEC doubles its cryptocurrency enforcement unit, the US accuses Apple of anti-trust violations and hundreds of US sailors are moved after a suicide surge.   Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    May 4 2022: Leak suggests Roe v. Wade to be overturned while abortion rights group double down

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 23:31

    Facts & spin for May 4 2022 top stories: A leak suggests that the Supreme Court has decided to overturn Roe v. Wade, abortion rights groups plan to spend $150M on the midterms, the Spanish Prime Minister's phone was reportedly targeted by Israeli spyware, the Supreme court rules that Boston violated a Christian group's freedom of speech, New York Amazon workers vote against unionization, the minimum age for Olympic figure skating may be raised, Russia is banned from women's soccer, a Georgia Grand Jury will probe alleged Trump election interference, and a former NY police officer is convicted of January 6 violence.   Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    May 3 2022: Bird flu in Colorado and violence in West Bank, Afghanistan, France and Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 27:04

    Facts & spin for May 3 2022 top stories: CDC confirms bird flu in Colorado, there are more killings in the West Bank, A Kabul mosque bombing kills at least 10, European May Day protests turn violent in France, Ukraine fighting continues, an inmate and prison official go missing in Alabama, the EU explores banning Russian oil by the end of the year, a UK politician quits after watching porn in parliament, Paul Manafort is sued over foreign bank accounts, the White House Correspondents Dinner returns, and a deadly heatwave builds across Asia. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    April 30 2022: US vows to restrict disinformation and arrest Virgin Island premier

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 24:58

    Facts & spin for April 30 2022 top stories: The US government plans an anti-disinformation agency, the Virgin Island may lose its independence as its prime minister is arrested, there's another missile attack against Kyiv, the US left $7B of Military equipment In Afghanistan, the's 80% more measles this year, the US economy is shrinking, an anchor sues ESPN over free speech, a report accuses Minneapolis police of discrimination, Trump officials allegedly send $700M to a Trump-related company, and a report claims that climate change could cause mass extinction of ocean animals. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    April 29 2022: Good news for Meta, Truth Social and Bitcoin but bad news for reptiles

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 23:12

    Facts & spin for April 29 2022 top stories: Trump's 'Truth Social' is Apple's most downloaded app, a transgender inmate is sentenced for raping a female prisoner, Oklahoma bans non-binary birth certificates, Missiles Strike Kyiv as UN the UN Secretary General meets Zelenskyy, China condemns US warship transit through the Taiwan Strait, Biden considers forgiving more student loans, Fidelity will let retirement accounts invest in bitcoin, Meta stock soars, the NCAA President will step down, and 20% of all reptile species are threatened with extinction. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    April 28 2022: US to stop lightbulbs and Russia to stop gas

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 23:34

    Facts & spin for April 28 2022 top stories: The US will ban incandescent lightbulbs, Russia stops gas sales to Poland and Bulgaria while hit by explosions, Germany greenlights anti-aircraft weapons for Ukraine, the Attorney General pledges independence for Hunter Biden probe, a judge fines Trump $10M per day, the Supreme Court hears the 'Remain in Mexico' dispute, US holds off on sanctioning Putin's alleged girlfriend, Harvard starts $100M slavery reparations fund, a Canadian University opens Tenure position only for 'Women, Transgender, Non-Binary or Two-Spirit,' and Djokovic will be allowed to play at Wimbledon Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

    April 27 2022: Private astronauts land safely and North Korea vows to bolster its nukes

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 22:57

    Facts & spin for April 27 2022 top stories: All-private SpaceX astronauts return to Earth, Russia accuses NATO of waging proxy war, North Korea vows to boost its nuclear capability, Slovenia's president gets voted out, the White House aims to counter drones and expand access to COVID antivirals, Turkey sentences a government critic to prison for life, the Air Force sentences a Major General for sexual harassment, a Texas Guardsman is found drowned, and a Metaverse retail store will open next month. Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/  

    April 26 2022: Musk to buy Twitter, Macron reelected, and Orrin Hatch dies

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 25:15

    Facts & spin for April 26 2022 top stories: Elon Musk to buy Twitter, EU plans Big Tech rules, Macron is reelected, Israel shells Lebanon, Ukraine railways stations struck, courts block New York democrats' gerrymandered map, Kentucky Republican's abortion law, Puerto Rican's federal welfare benefits, Orrin Hatch dies, Trump's Chief-of-Staff was allegedly warned of possible January 6 Violence, and a climate activist dies after setting himself on fire at the Supreme Court Sources: https://www.improvethenews.org/

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