Ukraine Reports 300 Dead in Airstrike on Mariupol Theater, Mr. Putin, “PLEASE STOP THE WAR IN UKRAINE”

Ukraine Reports 300 Dead in Airstrike on Mariupol Theater, Mr. Putin, “PLEASE STOP THE WAR IN UKRAINE!!!”

Ukraine reports 300 dead in airstrike on Mariupol theater

By NEBI QENA and ANDREA ROSAtoday

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 300 people were killed in the Russian airstrike last week on a Mariupol theater that was being used as a shelter, Ukrainian authorities said Friday in what would make it the war’s deadliest known attack on civilians yet.

The bloodshed at the theater fueled allegations Moscow is committing war crimes by killing civilians, whether deliberately or by indiscriminate fire.

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Heavy smoke billows after a Russian bombardment on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 25, 2022. With stunning speed, Russia’s war in Ukraine is driving Western Europe into the outstretched arms of the United States again, and the embrace was especially apparent when President Joe Biden offered a major expansion of natural gas shipments to his European Union counterpart Friday. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)   

Flames and smoke rise from a fire following a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

People line up for food in a subway station being used as a bomb shelter, as Russian attacks continue in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana

Nastya Kuzyk, 20, is comforted by her mother Svitlana ,50, while recovering in a hospital from the injuries caused after a Russian attack in her city Chernihiv, downtown in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

A man walks behind a crater created by a bomb and in front of damaged houses following a Russian bombing earlier this week, outskirts Mykolaiv, Ukraine, Friday, 25, 2022.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

People try to extinguish a fire in a market after a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

A member of the Ukraine territorial defense unit prepares to go to the front line in Yasnohorodka, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/ (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

In this image from video provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks to the leaders of the European Council during their summit in Brussels from Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, March 24, 2022. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP

A photograph hangs on a wall inside a house destroyed by fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces in the village of Yasnohorodka, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 25, 2022. With stunning speed, Russia’s war in Ukraine is driving Western Europe into the outstretched arms of the United States again, and the embrace was especially apparent when President Joe Biden offered a major expansion of natural gas shipments to his European Union counterpart Friday. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

People sit inside a subway car, parked in a station being used as a bomb shelter, as Russian attacks continue in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

A Ukrainian soldier lays on the operating table before surgery after being injured as the Russian attack continues in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

A man recovers items from a burning shop following a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana

This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies on Saturday, March 19, 2022 shows the aftermath of the airstrike on the Mariupol Drama theater, Ukraine, and the area around it. (Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies via AP

A woman sweeps in front of her house, fragments of a Russian rocket in the foreground, following a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Volunteers help an elderly woman to go downstairs to a bomb shelter in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Firefighters battle a blaze following a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)A man rides a bicycle as black smoke rises from a fuel storage of the Ukrainian army following a Russian attack, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/ (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Damage is seen inside a Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Yasnohorodka, a rural town where the Ukrainian army stopped the advance of the Russian army, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/ (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

A banner with the image known as “Saint Javelin” depicting a saint holding a Javelin, an American-made portable anti-tank missile system, is displayed in a check point in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/ (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

A child walks with a toy in a refugee center in Nadarzyn, near Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, March 25, 2022. U.S. President Joe Biden heads to Poland on Friday for the final leg of his four-day trip as he tries to maintain unity among allies and support Ukraine’s defence. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

The lifeless body of a resident lies next to a shop after being killed by a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Thursday, March 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

A man looks up as he sits in his apartment in a multistory house destroyed by a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Thursday, March 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Residents wait in line to receive aid from the Ukrainian Red Cross in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Thursday, March 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) Russian forces have repeatedly attacked Ukrainian medical facilities, with at least 34 assaults independently documented by The Associated Press — part of an effort by the AP and Frontline to track evidence of potential war crimes (March 25)

How would those accused of Ukraine war crimes be prosecuted?

By ERIKA KINETZyesterday

FILE – Defendants listen to part of the verdict in the Palace of Justice during the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial in Nuremberg, Germany on Sept. 30, 1946. Seated in the first row in the prisoner’s dock are, from left: Hermann Goering, wearing dark glasses; Rudolf Hess; Joachim von Ribbentrop; Wilhelm Keitel; Ernest Kaltenbrunner; Alfred Rosenberg; Erich Raeder, wearing dark glasses; Wilhelm Frick; Julius Streicher;and Walter Funk. In the back row in front of the police guards are, from left: Karl Doenitz; Constantin von Neurath; Baldur von Schirach, wearing dark glasses; Fritz Sauckel; Alfred Jodl; Franz von Papen; Arthur Seyss-Inquart; and Albert Speer. Seated at the tables in front of the defendents are their council. (AP Photo/Eddie Worth)

FILE – Jean-Paul Akayesu listens to the court before being pronounced guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity , murder, torture and rape at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania, Wednesday Sept.2, 1998. Less than a month after Vladimir Putin’s order to drop the first bombs on his neighbor, the United States declared that Russian forces were committing war crimes in Ukraine. But it remains far from clear who will be held accountable and how. (AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju, File)

FILE – Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic enters the court room of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Less than a month after Vladimir Putin’s order to drop the first bombs on his neighbor, the United States declared that Russian forces were committing war crimes in Ukraine. But it remains far from clear who will be held accountable and how.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool, File)

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Each day searing stories pour out of Ukraine: A maternity hospital bombed in Mariupol. A mother and her children killed as they fled Irpin in a humanitarian corridor. Burning apartment blocks. Mass graves. A child dead of dehydration in a city under siege, denied humanitarian aid.

Such images have contributed to a growing global consensus that Russia should be held accountable for war crimes in Ukraine.

“The world’s strongmen are watching like crocodiles … We have to show tyrants around the world that rule of law is stronger than rule of gun,” said David Crane, a veteran of numerous international war crime investigations.

Even as the conflict rages, a vast apparatus is being built to gather and preserve evidence of potential violations of international laws of war that were written after World War II. Less than a month after Vladimir Putin’s order to drop the first bombs on his neighbor, the United States declared that Russian forces were committing war crimes in Ukraine. But it remains far from clear who will be held accountable and how.

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In photos: The war in
Ukraine one month on

By Washington Post Staff

March 24, 2022

One month into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the loss and destruction is hard to put into words. Traumatized soldiers have returned to the front lines; ordinary citizens have taken up arms for the first time. Millions of women and children have boarded trains west, bidding painful goodbyes; others have taken shelter in underground subway stations. There are no definitive counts of the dead or wounded, no official tally of what has been destroyed, but the pain of war is on the faces of the people from this embattled nation, their resilience etched into their brows. Washington Post photographers have been on the ground from the very beginning — here’s some of their most powerful work.

Heidi Levine, in Kyiv, Ukraine

When I first arrived in Ukraine, just four days before Russia invaded, it felt as though everyone was still trying to desperately hold on to a fragile thread of hope that this horrific war could somehow not happen.

Within the very first days of the war, I witnessed and documented the largest exodus of refugees fleeing to bordering countries for safety since World War II. It felt as though people were running from a tidal wave crashing down on their lives, most leaving their sons, fathers, husbands and even grandfathers behind to fight for their country.

In the city of Irpin, people carried their children, their elderly, their disabled and whatever belongings they could take with them. Some often collapsed from the journey against the sounds of war and crackle of gunfire. Even their pets showed fear in their eyes as their owners tried to keep their balance while crossing the shaking planks of wood over the icy Irpin river. During one snowstorm, the images I made of an elderly woman covered in snow as her family struggled to push her in a supermarket cart made me wish to caption my photos with a single sentence: “What if this was your grandmother?”

In Irpin lay the bodies of three Russian soldiers as civilians carrying a white flag walked in their journey to escape to elsewhere in Europe. On the destroyed bridge, among the deserted cars, lay the body of a young man shot by a sniper. Beside the body were his cellphone and bicycle.

It is difficult to estimate how many more lives will be lost in bloodshed as the war continues. And yet, despite it all, Ukrainians are united in a way that words cannot describe. They display a level of immeasurable resilience that can never be shattered.

Ukrainian forces carry an elderly man as thousands flee the city of Irpin on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine on March 7,2022. (Photo by Heidi Levine for The Washington Post).

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Russians experience heavy losses in Ukraine

Mar 25, 2022  ABC News

Russian forces have lost full control of the previously occupied city of Kherson, according to U.S. officials. WATCH FULL EPISODES OF WORLD NEWS TONIGHT: https://abc.com/shows/world-news-tonight WATCH WORLD NEWS TONIGHT ON HULU: https://bit.ly/3iQLwPp #WorldNewsTonight #Russia #Ukraine #Kherson #FullControl #HeavyLosses

Russia Ukraine conflict: Moscow to focus on Donbass region

Mar 25, 2022  Channel 4 News

As the conflict grinds into its second month, the UN today said 1,081 civilian deaths have been confirmed, although the true figure is probably far higher. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Today, officials in the southern city of Mariupol said that as many as 300 people were killed when the theatre they were sheltering in was hit on 16 March. Moscow signalled that it is scaling back its military ambitions in Ukraine to focus on the Donbass region, territory claimed by Russian-backed separatists. Lying on the edge of that region, the strategically important city of Izyum has seen intense fighting. With officials there telling us Russians have taken control of land north of the river. Warning: This report contains images some viewers might find distressing. ———————– Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/Channel4News

PBS NewsHour full episode, March 25, 2022

Mar 25, 2022  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, Ukrainian civilians endure Russia’s attacks as President Biden visits Poland and Western leaders discuss reducing dependence on Russian energy. Then, scientists and industry executives look to geothermal energy as a viable alternative to fossil fuels. Also, David Books and Jonathan Capehart discuss the president’s handling of war in Ukraine and Supreme Court hearings. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Biden stops in Poland, Ukraine endures Russia’s onslaught https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhG9l… How Poland has become ‘the frontline of the NATO alliance’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1coxH… News Wrap: Manchin backs Judge Jackson for Supreme Court https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS5MH… Ginni Thomas pushed White House to fight election results https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuvS3… Brooks and Capehart on Ukraine’s war, Supreme Court hearings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr1Zt… Is geothermal energy a viable alternative to fossil fuels? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-36VW… Candlemaker realigns her business to raise money for Ukraine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sWN4… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Nightly News Full Broadcast – March 25

Mar 25, 2022  NBC News

President Biden travels to Poland to survey humanitarian crisis, exclusive look inside besieged Mariupol, and 14-year-old dies after fall from Orlando amusement park ride. 00:00 Intro 01:48 Biden in Poland as Ukraine fighting rages 04:59 Ukraine cities under siege from Russia 07:31 Inside brutal siege on Mariupol 09:30 2 million Ukrainians flee to Poland 12:21 Refugees living in limbo in Poland 15:03 Justice’s wife pushed to overturn election 17:38 Teen killed in amusement park fall 19:21 Lester reflects on support for Ukraine » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows. Connect with NBC News Online! NBC News App: https://smart.link/5d0cd9df61b80 Breaking News Alerts: https://link.nbcnews.com/join/5cj/bre… Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC #NBCNews #Biden #Ukraine

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Ukraine cities under siege from Russia

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“These are Putin’s sanctions”: Understanding the economic sanctions against Russia

Mar 24, 2022  60 Minutes

The world has responded to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with crippling sanctions that are damaging the Russian economy. Sharyn Alfonsi reports. “60 Minutes” is the most successful television broadcast in history. Offering hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news, the broadcast began in 1968 and is still a hit, over 50 seasons later, regularly making Nielsen’s Top 10. Subscribe to the “60 Minutes” YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1S7CLRu Watch full episodes: http://cbsn.ws/1Qkjo1F Get more “60 Minutes” from “60 Minutes: Overtime”: http://cbsn.ws/1KG3sdr Follow “60 Minutes” on Instagram: http://bit.ly/23Xv8Ry Like “60 Minutes” on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1Xb1Dao Follow “60 Minutes” on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1KxUsqX Subscribe to our newsletter: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Download the CBS News app: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Try Paramount+ free: https://bit.ly/2OiW1kZ For video licensing inquiries, contact: licensing@veritone.com

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Zelenskyy Speaks On Russian Losses Since The Invasion

Mar 25, 2022  NBC News

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the number of Russian losses since the beginning of the war “has exceeded 16,000 killed, including top commanders.” » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows. Connect with NBC News Online! NBC News App: https://smart.link/5d0cd9df61b80 Breaking News Alerts: https://link.nbcnews.com/join/5cj/bre… Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC #NBCNews #Zelenskyy #Russia

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Putin ‘significantly underestimated’ the Ukrainian people: GOP congressman l ABCNL

Mar 25, 2022  ABC News

ABC News’ Phil Lipof speaks with Rep. Brian Kevin Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Ukraine Caucus, about the state of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. ABC News Live Prime, Weekdays at 7EST & 9EST WATCH the ABC News Live Stream Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_Ma8… SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://bit.ly/2vZb6yP Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/abcnews FOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/abc #putin #ukraine #repfitzpatrick #CongressionalUkraineCaucus #abcnl

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Top Story with Tom Llamas – March 25 | NBC News NOW  41:21

Mar 25, 2022  NBC News

Images have emerged from inside the Ukrainian theater that was bombed as women and children sheltered inside, texts from the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas show she urged the White House to overturn the 2020 election and newly released body camera video shows the moments after a man was mauled by a tiger at a Florida wildlife attraction. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows. Connect with NBC News Online! NBC News App: https://smart.link/5d0cd9df61b80 Breaking News Alerts: https://link.nbcnews.com/join/5cj/bre… Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC #NBCNews #Ukraine #ClarenceThomas

Putin Reportedly Suspects Betrayal From Within His Inner Circle

Mar 26, 20223.9K MSNBC

Andrei Soldatov, an investigative journalist with expertise in the Russian state intelligence apparatus, talks about reporting that Vladimir Putin is looking for who leaked the secret intelligence about the invasion of Ukraine that the U.S. made public in the lead up to the war.  » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives. Reaching more than 95 million households worldwide, MSNBC offers a full schedule of live news coverage, political opinions and award-winning documentary programming — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: http://on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube Find MSNBC on Facebook: http://on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: http://on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: http://on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc #MSNBC #Putin #Russia

Ukraine War: Civilians shelled fleeing northern Ukraine, as escape routes are sealed

Mar 25, 2022  Sky News

Civilians leaving the city of Chernihiv are under constant heavy fire, as people struggle to escape through a constant barrage of artillery. A Sky News team experienced the shelling first hand, as they joined scores escaping the battered city after weeks living without heating, food, clean water or electricity. People were forced to walk through fields while explosives fell all around them. For the latest developments: https://qrcode.skynews.com/skynews/uk… SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-n… Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/de… Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí https://www.youtube.com/channel/skyne… Sky News videos are also available in German here/Hier können Sie außerdem Sky News-Videos auf Deutsch finden: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHYg… To enquire about licensing Sky News content, you can find more information here: https://news.sky.com/info/library-sales

How Stalin starved Ukraine

Mar 25, 2022  Vox

It was a genocide that Russia continues to cover up to this day Subscribe and turn on notifications ? so you don’t miss any videos: http://goo.gl/0bsAjO In Ukraine, it’s become known as “the Holodomor,” meaning “death by starvation.” It was a genocide carried out by a dictator who wanted to keep Ukraine under his control and who would do anything to keep it covered up for decades. In the 1930s, Soviet leaders under Joseph Stalin engineered a famine that killed millions as they sought to consolidate agricultural power. In Ukraine, they used additional force as they sought to clamp down on a burgeoning Ukrainian national identity. There, at least 4 million died. As hunger spread among residents, Stalin spearheaded a disinformation campaign to hide the truth from other Soviet citizens and the world. So many Ukrainians died that officials had to send people to resettle the area, setting off demographic shifts that last to this day. Have an idea for a story we should investigate for Missing Chapter? Tell us! http://bit.ly/2RhjxMy Sign up for the Missing Chapter newsletter to stay up to date with the series: https://vox.com/missing-chapter Explore the full Missing Chapter playlist, including episodes, a creator Q&A, and more! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Check out the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium for more information and resources: https://holodomor.ca/ We used the Harvard Great Famine Project’s maps and data for our video: https://gis.huri.harvard.edu/great-fa… The English translation of Ukrainian historian Stanislav Kulchytsky’s “The Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine: An Anatomy of the Holodomor” was crucial for context for this piece. https://holodomor.ca/the-famine-of-19… Anne Applebaum’s book, “Red Famine,” was a great resource for understanding this history: https://bookshop.org/books/red-famine… We used photos from Alexander Wienerberger, which are maintained by his great-granddaughter Samara Pearce: https://samarajadea3bb.myportfolio.com/ We also used photos from James Abbe. More info on the photographer can be found here: https://www.jamesabbe.com/ “Ukraine: Histories of Dispossession and Resilience” by Olga Biochak: https://www.megconley.com/hidden-brea… Make sure you never miss behind the scenes content in the Vox Video newsletter, sign up here: http://vox.com/video-newsletter Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com Support Vox’s reporting with a one-time or recurring contribution: http://vox.com/contribute-now Shop the Vox merch store: vox.com/store Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: http://facebook.com/vox Follow Vox on Twitter: http://twitter.com/voxdotcom Follow Vox on TikTok: http://tiktok.com/@voxdotcom

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A child refugee fleeing the war from neighboring Ukraine with her family reacts as she sits in a bus after crossing the border by ferry at the Isaccea-Orlivka border crossing, in Romania, Friday, March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Nadia kisses her 10-year-old granddaughter Zlata Moiseinko, suffering from a chronic heart condition, as she receives treatment at a schoolhouse that has been converted into a field hospital in Mostyska, western Ukraine, Thursday, March 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty

Children sit in a refugee center in Nadarzyn, near Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

A refugee fleeing the war from neighboring Ukraine with his family looks out of a tent after crossing the border by ferry at the Isaccea-Orlivka border crossing in Romania, Thursday, March 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

A man and his child look at a photographer as they wait to get a food and drinking water at a supermarket on the territory which is under the Government of the Donetsk People’s Republic control, on the outskirts of Mariupol, Ukraine, Thursday, March 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)

An elderly man plays the accordion to amuse children in a city subway that people have used as a bomb shelter for over three weeks in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Thursday, March 24, 2022. Kharkiv is Ukraine’s second biggest city 30 kilometers of the Russian border. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Mr. Putin, “PLEASE STOP THE WAR IN UKRAINE!!!” May Peace, Love & Kindness be in your Heart always

A woman arrives at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland. Photo: Visar Kryeziu/AP

Are this lady and baby doing any harm to you?

You destroyed her home, her community and her country

You killed her family, her friends, and her beloved country, Ukraine.

“PLEASE STOP THE WAR!!!”

Your young Russian men, are only teenagers, just starting their lives, were killed in thousands.

“PLEASE STOP THE WAR!!!”

Millions of Ukrainians are homeless, with no place to stay, no food to eat.

Once you told people that your mother had no food to eat and she fainted, people thought that she was dead.

But now you put the Ukrainian people in a worse situation than your mother.

“PLEASE STOP THE WAR!!!”

If you want your Ukraine brothers to be with you, you have to give them Peace, Love and Kindness

 You said that Ukraine is the brother of Russia. You should not kill your brother, but that is what you are doing.   

“PLEASE STOP THE WAR!!!”

 You will never conquer Ukraine or the world.  If you use nuclear weapons, it will be suicide, because you and all your Russia people will also die.

“PLEASE STOP THE WAR!!!”

If you want the world to respect and honor you, you need to use kindness and love, which in turn will bring peace.

Imagine that you stand proudly at the highest podium, with love, kindness and open arms, offering Peace to the world. This you can do though your wealth and power.

You will be honored as a man of Peace, Love and Kindness. For this you will be remembered and recorded in history forever.

 “PLEASE STOP THE WAR IN UKRAINE!!!”

“What does Peace mean to you?”

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Sunday, March 13, 2022, 3:38 PM

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Mr. Putin, “PLEASE STOP THE WAR IN UKRAINE” May Peace, Love & Kindness be in your Heart always

Mr. Putin, “PLEASE STOP THE WAR IN UKRAINE” May Peace, Love & Kindness be in your Heart always

   A woman arrives at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland. Photo: Visar Kryeziu/AP

Are this lady and baby doing any harm to you?

You destroyed her home, her community and her country

You killed her family, her friends, and her beloved country, Ukraine.

“PLEASE STOP THE WAR!!!”

Your young Russian men, are only teenagers, just starting their lives, were killed in thousands.

“PLEASE STOP THE WAR!!!”

Millions of Ukrainians are homeless, with no place to stay, no food to eat.

Once you told people that your mother had no food to eat and she fainted, people thought that she was dead.

But now you put the Ukrainian people in a worse situation than your mother.

“PLEASE STOP THE WAR!!!”

If you want your Ukraine brothers to be with you, you have to give them Peace, Love and Kindness

 You said that Ukraine is the brother of Russia. You should not kill your brother, but that is what you are doing.   

“PLEASE STOP THE WAR!!!”

 You will never conquer Ukraine or the world.  If you use nuclear weapons, it will be suicide, because you and all your Russia people will also die.

“PLEASE STOP THE WAR!!!”

If you want the world to respect and honor you, you need to use kindness and love, which in turn will bring peace.

Imagine that you stand proudly at the highest podium, with love, kindness and open arms, offering Peace to the world. This you can do though your wealth and power.

You will be honored as a man of Peace, Love and Kindness. For this you will be remembered and recorded in history forever.

 “PLEASE STOP THE WAR IN UKRAINE!!!”

“What does Peace mean to you?”

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By Mike Allen ·Mar 13, 2022
 Good morning … It’s March Madness Selection SundaySmart Brevity™ count: 1,150 words … 4½ mins. Edited by Fadel Allassan.

 Bulletin: National security adviser Jake Sullivan, warning Russia could be preparing to use chemical weapons in Ukraine, told Margaret Brennan on CBS’ “Face the Nation”

“[T]here is an escalating level of rhetoric on the Russian side trying to accuse the Ukrainians and the United States of potentially using chemical or biological weapons. And that’s …. an indicator that in fact, the Russians are getting ready to do it and try and pin the blame elsewhere.”

 2. U.S. journalist killed in Ukraine

An elderly resident hides in a basement with no electricity, water or food, in the center of the Irpin, northwest of Kyiv, on Friday. Photo: Efrem Lukatsky/AP

A freelancer who formerly worked on New York Times projects was killed covering the war in Ukraine, The Times said today.

  • “We are deeply saddened to hear of Brent Renaud’s death. Brent was a talented filmmaker who had contributedto The New York Times over the years,” The Times said in a statement emailed to Axios.
  • “Though he had contributed to The Times in the past (most recently in 2015), he was not on assignment for any desk at The Times in Ukraine. Early reports that he worked for Times circulated because he was wearing a Times press badge that had been issued for an assignment many years ago.”
  • Renaud, 50was a writer, filmmaker, and photojournalist from Little Rock, according to his Nieman bio.

 NATO’s doorstep: Waves of Russian missiles pounded a military training base near Ukraine’s western border with NATO member Poland, killing 35 people, Ukrainian authorities told AP.

  • More than 30 Russian cruise missiles targetedthe sprawling facility, less than 15 miles from the closest border point with Poland, according to the governor of Ukraine’s western Lviv region.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of using blackmail and bribery in an attempt to force local officials in the southern Kherson region to form a “pseudo-republic.”

Axios Ukraine dashboard  Axios explainers.

  1. 1,000 words

Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Lviv preps for potential Russian invasion: Statues are wrapped yesterday at Saints Peter and Paul Garrison Church in Lviv, western Ukraine.

The church was dedicated in 1630 — 392 years ago.

  1. Split-screen America: 2 years of pandemic
Photos: David Dee Delgado and Ed Jones/AFP via Getty Images

At left, a lone police officer in Times Square in March 2020.

At right, supporters of the Ukrainian community in Times Square in March 2022.

See 3 more split screens, from Axios senior visual journalist Aïda Amer.

6.  Poll of the day

Graphic: CBS News

A CBS News poll out today finds “overwhelming support for sanctions on Russia’s oil and gas, and the willingness to pay more as a result.”

·  Why it matters: This is “the kind of widespread sentiment we don’t always see in public opinion these days: bipartisan, cutting across race, region, and even income,” CBS pollsters note.

Go deeper.

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 Breaking: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned of “a new stage of terror” in a video posted to Telegram last night, referring to the abduction of the mayor of Melitopol by Russian forces.

  • Zelensky accused Russiaof “a war of annihilation” as devastation intensified across Ukraine, including in Kyiv, The New York Times reported.

Russian forces pounding the port city of Mariupol shelled a mosque sheltering 80+ people, including children, the Ukrainian government said. Get the latest.

1 big thing: Dems ask Americans to sacrifice

Speaker Pelosi and House Democratic leaders at their issues conference in Philadelphia yesterday. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Facing a bleak midterm outlook, Democrats see a potential reset with voters based on President Biden’s handling of the Ukraine crisis, Axios’ Sophia Cai reports from Philadelphia:

  • Why it matters:S. sanctions on Russia are worsening inflation and increasing gas prices — adding misery for Democrats, who are bracing for the possible loss of the House and even the Senate in November.

At a conference for House Democrats in Philadelphia this week, lawmakers made the case for Americans’ shared sacrifice — including paying more for gas.

  • House Foreign Affairs Chairman Gregory Meeks(D-N.Y.) said: “I’m asking the people of the United States to also make that kind of sacrifice because in the long run, democracy is at stake.”

Between the lines: The war is giving Biden a chance to showcase attributes that appealed to Americans who backed him for president —foreign-policy experience, empathy and respect for institutions.

Reality check: Some House Dems tell Axios they’re skeptical voters will embrace surging gas prices — and reward or forgive Biden and Democrats just because they find Vladimir Putin repugnant, or value democracy over oppression.

  • “It’s not enough for us to say, ‘It’s a tough time and it’s because of the war in Russia,'” Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) told Axios. He and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced legislation to tax the largest oil companies, and assist individuals earning less than $75,000 or couples earning less than $150,000.
  • “We’ve got to figure out something to reduce prices, and we need to be getting more money into the hands of working families.”

 What we’re watching: A Wall Street Journal poll out yesterda(subscription) found that “57% of voters remained unhappy with Biden’s job performance, “despite favorable marks for the president’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and a recent State of the Union speech.”

  • Democratic advantagesover Republicans narrowed on education, COVID response and protecting middle-class families, the poll found.

 What they’re hoping: DCCC Chair Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) advised Biden: “Be the man you saw on Tuesday night — who crushed it at the State of the Union, who right now is leading the world standing up to Russian aggression.”

  • “The next chapteris going to be where the American people rediscover they elected a strong, decent man who is fighting for very important things.”

Go deeper: See Wall Street Journal poll results (not paywalled).

Axios Ukraine dashboard  Axios explainers.

  1. Quote of the week: We won’t fight WW III in Ukraine

President Biden holds a drawing by Mia Parrilla as he visits Hon. Luis Muñoz-Marín Elementary School in Philadelphia yesterday. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden in the Roosevelt Room yesterday, on Day 16 of the Ukraine invasion, as he announced revocation of Russia’s most-favored-nation status:

We will not fight a war against Russia in Ukraine. Direct confrontation between NATO and Russia is World War Three, something we must strive to prevent.

But we already know Putin’s war against Ukraine will never be a victory. 

Explainer on “most favored nation” … Full remarks.

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1 big thing: Chemical weapons threat

A Ukrainian serviceman photographs a damaged church yesterday, after shelling hit a residential district in Mariupol, Ukraine. Photo: Evgeniy Maloletka/AP

The White House is sounding the alarm over a new Russian propaganda campaign that officials fear is a pretext for an appalling new phase of the war:

  • The use of biological or chemical weapons, Axios’ Zachary Basu reports.

Why it matters: Vladimir Putin has a history of deploying illegal nerve agents against enemies, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny and former double agent Sergei Skripal. In Syria, Russia helped Bashar al-Assad cover up the use of chemical weapons against his own people.

What’s happening: Kremlin propagandists have been frenetically spreading baseless claims that the Pentagon is funding dangerous bioweapons labs in Ukraine.

  • Chinese diplomats and state-controlled media have joined in on the conspiracy theories, raising fears about a level of coordination between the two powers not seen during the conflict thus far.
  • Data: Institute for the Study of War. Map: Jared Whalen/Axios

Reality check: The U.S. and Ukraine have vigorously denied the presence of any U.S.-backed bioweapons program, saying the only labs the U.S. supports in Ukraine are standard research facilities that focus on “diagnostics, therapeutics, treatment, prevention and vaccines.”

  • The Biden administration has issued statements calling the Russian claims “preposterous” and “total nonsense,” and urging the world to “be on the lookout” for Russia to use chemical weapons itself or attempt a “false flag” operation in Ukraine.
  • “Allegedly, we are preparing a chemical attack,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a new video address. “This makes me really worried because we’ve been repeatedly convinced: if you want to know Russia’s plans, look at what Russia accuses others of.”

Between the lines: The U.S. has repeatedly sought to debunk Russia’s narratives about Ukraine by declassifying intelligence about Putin’s plans ahead of time, a novel approach that undermines his element of surprise.

Go deeper: Axios Ukraine dashboard  Axios explainers.

  1. Social media’s new ethical minefield
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

War intensifies the impulse to share powerful images, but leaves users with uncomfortable choices and pitfalls in the social media wilderness, Axios’ Ina Fried writes in her weekly “Signal Boost” tech column.

  • Why it matters: Platform moderators face complex ethical and legal calls over photos of dead soldiers, images of teens taking up arms and videos of prisoners of war criticizing the conflict.

A video went viral of a Russian soldier denouncing the invasion after being captured in Ukraine.

  • It wasn’t long before observers pointed outthat such footage, if produced by a government, might well violate the Geneva Conventions.
  • Detainees“must be treated with dignity, and not exposed to public curiosity — like circulating images on social media,” the International Red Cross said as part of a Twitter thread explaining those rules.

Keep reading.

  1. 1,000 words

Photo: Robert Hanashiro/USA Today

Spotted yesterday on Manchester Boulevard in Inglewood, near LAX

  1. Banks reveal billions in potential Russia losses
Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

With Russia’s economy collapsing, its stock market cryogenically frozen and its bonds near default, global investors are set to endure major losses, Axios Markets co-author Matt Phillips reports.

Why it matters: For decades, Russian investments were a cornerstone of “emerging market” investing — the financial world’s marketing rubric encouraging the free-flowing global investments that helped define the post-Cold War era.

Russia was a star of the “BRICS” — a rubric coined by Goldman Sachs analysts that stood for the fast-growing emerging market economies that were investor favorites over the last two decades.

BRICS = Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa.

What we’re watching: Russia is considering seizing and potentially nationalizing assets of companies that quit the country.

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  1. Double-digit inflation risk
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The commodity price spike caused by the war in Ukraine has increased the risks of a recession, sustained high inflation, or both, reports Axios Capital author Neil Irwin.

The big picture: It’s pretty much a mathematical certainty that inflation rates will be higher in the months ahead rather than lower.

  • Will year-over-year headline inflationhit double digits? Quite plausibly. That leaves the Fed between a rock and a hard place.

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  1. Putin-Zelensky meeting raised at peace talks

A woman outside a maternity hospital that was shelled yesterday in Mariupol, Ukraine. Photo: Evgeniy Maloletka/AP

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba met in Turkey this morning for the highest-level peace talks since the war began, Axios’ Zachary Basu reports.

  • The two sides discussed the possibilityof a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, but otherwise failed to come to any agreement on a ceasefire.

The big picture: As Putin’s frustration builds, Russian forces have increasingly turned to targeting civilians with indiscriminate shelling. (Photo above.)

  • The meeting came just one day after Russia bombed a maternity ward and children’s hospital in the besieged city of Mariupol, killing three people in an attack that Zelensky calledproof of genocide.
  • Lavrov falsely claimedat his press conference in Turkey that Ukraine was the aggressor, at one point telling reporters: “We are not planning to attack other countries. We didn’t attack Ukraine in the first place.”

Breaking: The U.K. this morning froze the assets of seven Russian oligarchs, including Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich — who was in the midst of attempting to sell the storied London soccer team.

Go deeper: Axios Ukraine dashboard … Axios explainers.

  1. 1,000 words

Photo: Attila Kisbendek/AFP via Getty Images

Protesters form a human peace sign in Heroes’ Square in Budapest, Hungary, yesterday.

  1. Fear in Europe: Who’s next?

Photo: Richard B. Levine/Sipa USA via Reuters

Some European countries, watching Russia’s brutal war in Ukraine, fear they could be next, AP reports.

  • Why it matters: Vladimir Putin “has said right from the start that this is not only about Ukraine,” said Michal Baranowski, director of the German Marshall Fund’s Warsaw office, but also “about the eastern flank of NATO and the rest of Eastern Europe.”

Western officials say the most vulnerable could be those who aren’t members of NATO or the European Union, and thus alone and unprotected — including Ukraine’s neighbor Moldova and Russia’s neighbor Georgia, both of them formerly part of the Soviet Union — along with the Balkan states of Bosnia and Kosovo.

  • Analysts warn that even NATO members could be at risk, including Estonia, Latviaand Lithuania on Russia’s doorstep, as well as Montenegro, either from Moscow’s direct military intervention or attempts at political destabilization.

Go deeper.

AXIOS PM: Mar 9, 2022

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Why gas is so high
 A bunch of you asked: Why are gas prices going up if the U.S. barely relies on Russian oil?
The answer: You’ll pay a lot more for gas for three big reasons, Axios energy experts Ben Geman and Andrew Freedman tell us.

1.      Supply: Less oil sloshing around in an already-tight market, thanks to Russia.

2.     Demand: Driving and energy use is surging back post-COVID.

3.     Risk: War.

Be prepared: It‘s hard to see any of these trends getting better fast. Expect high gas prices for at least the next few months.

Be aware: Oil makes up about 45% of gas prices, which is why President Biden is playing footsie with the Iranians, Saudis and Venezuelans.  They have oil. Biden wants cheaper gas.

Be savvy: We only get 3% of our oil from Russia. BUT Europe gets 27% … and we all tap the same global oil pool. Hence, your pain at the pump.

·  Go deeper with our explainer.

 4. Catch up quick

Aftermath of Mariupol Hospital after a Russian attack severely damaged the children’s hospital and maternity ward. Photo: Mariupol City Council via AP

  1. Russian shelling in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupolhas killed at least 1,170 people and destroyed a children’s hospital that also housed a maternity ward, Deputy Mayor Sergiy Orlov said today. Go deeper.
  2. The Chernobyl nuclear power plantthat’s now controlled by Russian forces no longer has electricity, threatening efforts to safely store radioactive material, the Ukrainian government warned. Go deeper.
  3. A grand jury indicted Colorado election official Tina Peters on seven felony counts as part of an investigation into tampering with the results of the 2020 election. Peters is a Republican candidate for secretary of state. Go deeper.

Volkswagen is reviving the microbus as an electric vehicle, scheduled to release in the U.S. in 2024.

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 Breaking: Congressional leaders reached a bipartisan deal early today to provide $13.6 billion to help Ukraine, as part of a $1.5 trillion measure funding the government. Party leaders hoped to whip the 2,741-page measure through the House today and the Senate (perhaps) by week’s end. AP

1 big thing: Putin’s failure

A charred Russian tank is seen Monday in Ukraine’s Sumy region. Photo: Irina Rybakova for the press service of the Ukrainian Ground Forces via Reuters

Vladimir Putin’s plan to seize Ukraine’s capital in the first two days of Russia’s invasion has been a complete failure, Axios’ Zachary Basu writes.

  • It’s been thrown off courseby a fierce Ukrainian resistance, poor planning and a series of profound miscalculations, top U.S. intelligence officials say.

Why it matters: An isolated and angry Putin is expected to double down on his brutality as the war in Ukraine drags on for weeks, months or even years. It could be his undoing.

 Reality check: A devastating punch that levels Ukrainian cities is more likely than ever. It’ll be less targeted … more indiscriminate.

State of play: CIA Director Bill Burns testified at a House hearing yesterday that Putin “has no sustainable political end game in the face of what’s going to continue to be fierce resistance from the Ukrainians.”

  • Even if Russia eventually captures Kyiv, the U.S. intelligence community doesn’t see a way that a pro-Russian puppet regime can stay in power given the Ukrainian people’s absolute refusal to capitulate.
  • Ukraine’s Armed Forces say this is a downed Russian jet crashing in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Sunday. Image from video released by Ukrainian Ground Forces via Reuters

The U.S. estimates between 2,000 and 4,000 Russian troops have already been killed, “far in excess” of what Putin anticipated or has admitted, Burns said.

  • Putin was readyfor sanctions, but not the speed and unity with which the Western world brought the hammer down — especially private companies. McDonald’s, Starbucks and Coca-Cola all halted Russian sales yesterday.

 What we’re watching: Despite the setbacks, Putin is “unlikely to be deterred,” Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines testified.

  • The people who will suffer most are Ukrainian civilians, who are already beginning to see the vicious tactics Putin adopted to achieve his military aims in Syria and Chechnya.
  • The upside is that what Putin “might be willing to accept as a victory may change over time, given the significant costs he is incurring,” Haines predicted.

Share this story … Axios Ukraine dashboard.

  1. Cascading crises swamp globe

Data: UNHCR; Map: Jared Whalen and Will Chase/Axios

 Stunning stat: At the end of 2021, before the invasion of Ukraine, 1 in 29 people worldwide needed humanitarian assistance, according to the U.N.

After a pandemic, multiple food shortages, the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan — and now an exodus of Ukrainians fleeing the Russian military — global aid groups tell Axios’ Stef Kight they can barely keep up.

  • Why it matters: “The world’s humanitarian funding machine just doesn’t have enough money to face all of the people in need this year,” Bob Kitchen, the International Rescue Committee’s director of emergencies, tells Axios.

What’s happening: Aid groups are scrambling to help Ukraine, as well as the surrounding nations welcoming 2 million+ refugees — the world’s fastest population movement since at least World War II, experts say.

  • Many of the same agencies sprang into action as refugees poured out of Afghanistan last year.

At the same time, West Africa is headed toward devastating drought and food insecurity: Over 38 million people will likely experience a severe food emergency this summer.

  • Separately, the Horn of Africa is facing what could be the worst food crisis in 30 years .
  • Conflict and other disasterscontinue in Yemen, Syria, Myanmar and elsewhere.

 How you can help: International Rescue Committee … Save the Children … Mercy Corps.

In photos: Ukraine’s growing humanitarian crisis … Share this story.

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  • Helping Ukraine

 “I would love to know the top 3 or 5 ways that I can help Ukraine besides donating money to charity,” Stephanie Worthington, a Finish Line reader and tech marketer in Shingle Springs, California, emailed last night.

  • “I’ve given to charity, but there must be more ways to help that I just don’t know about.”

Here ya go:

  1. Give critical supplies: Meest, a Ukrainian logistics company with warehouses in several states, is accepting humanitarian aid packages for Ukraine. The urgent needis for medical and tactical supplies, including backpacks, Tylenol and bandages. Here’s how to drop off or ship packages to a Meest warehouse.
  2. Give your time: You can sign upto volunteer with Nova Ukraine, and help organize fundraisers and spread awareness.
  3. Attend a peaceful protest: Here’s a live logof upcoming demonstrations, including events all over the U.S. (h/t The Guardian)
  4. Support on-the-ground journalism: The Kyiv Independent, an English language news site that has been reporting the facts in real time, is raising money via GoFundMe.

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1 big thing: China censors Ukraine

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
The Chinese government is scrubbing the country’s internet of sympathetic or accurate coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and systematically amplifying pro-Putin talking points, Axios China author Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian writes.

·  Why it matters: China’s use of its propaganda and censorship muscle helps insulate Beijing from domestic backlash against its support for Putin — and leaves its citizens with an airbrushed, false version of events, similar to what’s seen in Putin’s state-controlled Russia.

What’s happening: Chinese media outlets were told to avoid posting “anything unfavorable to Russia or pro-Western” on their social media accounts, and to only use hashtags started by Chinese state media outlets, according to a leaked censorship directive.

·  Online comments expressing sympathy for Ukraine have been deleted — even the anti-war speech given by the Paralympic Committee president during the opening ceremony was censored on Chinese TV.

·  Pro-Putin social media posts on Chinese social media were allowed to proliferate, as were posts blaming the U.S. and NATO for the conflict.

·  Chinese state media have widely aggregated content from Russian outlets.

Keep reading.

  1. Zelensky: “I’m not hiding”

Photo from Ukrainian Presidency video

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky posted a video of himself in his presidential office in Kyiv last night, declaring in the face of multiple alleged assassination attempts: “I’m not hiding. And I’m not afraid of anyone.”

  • Why it matters: Zelensky’s nightly addresses, in which he details Russian attacks and honors fallen heroes, have become appointment viewing for news and inspiration, Axios’ Zachary Basu writes.

“You know, we used to say: Monday is a hard day,” Zelensky said as he filmed out his window on Bankova Street on the 12th day of the invasion.

  • “Now there is a war in the country, so every day is Monday.”
  • Zelensky entered selfie-style, then sat at his desk. Photo from Ukrainian Presidency video

More than 2 million refugeehave now fled Ukraine.

  • Russia claimsit is allowing “humanitarian corridors” for the safe passage of civilians, but Ukrainian officials have reported multiple instances of shelling along those routes in the last 24 hours.
  • Ukraine’s infrastructure minister said the country has sufferedabout $10 billion in damage since Russia’s invasion began.
  • Zelensky pledgedto continue peace talks until the war ends — and to rebuild Ukraine until there is “no trace” of the “hatred that the enemy brought to our cities with shelling and bombing.”

Axios Ukraine dashboard.

AXIOS PM: Mar 7, 2022

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1 big thing: Food supply alarm

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is threatening the global food supply.

The big picture: The two countries combine for nearly 1/3 of global wheat and barley exports, AP reports. Ukraine is a major exporter of corn.

  • Lebanon, Egypt and Syria are among the countries most dependent on affordable wheat. “Any [price] hikes will be catastrophic not only for me, but for the majority of the people,” Ahmed Salah, an Egyptian father of seven, told AP.
  • Supplies were already tight because of droughts hitting the wheat belts of North America, NPR notes.

 European livestock farmers are heavily reliant on Ukraine for corn and other grain additives for animal feed.

Between the lines: This also threatens efforts to help famine-stricken countries like Afghanistan, Yemen and Ethiopia, the Financial Times reports (paywall).

The bottom line: Ukraine and Russia “account for about 12% of the calories the world trades,” NPR reports.

Go deeper: Tomorrow’s Axios Markets will dive into what the war means for global wheat markets.

  1. Russia “nearly 100%” deployed

A woman arrives at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland. Photo: Visar Kryeziu/AP

Russia has now deployed “nearly 100%” of the combat power that it had massed on Ukraine’s borders, a senior U.S. defense official told reporters today.

The World Health Organization confirmed at least 14 attacks on Ukrainian health facilities since the start of Russia’s invasion, reports Axios’ Oriana Gonzalez.

?The U.S. is deploying another 500 troops to Europe in response to the invasion, a senior defense official said today, “pushing the total number of American forces in the region to 100,000.”  The Wall Street Journal

AXIOS AM: Mar 7, 2022

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  1. 15 Running for their lives

Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Above, residents flee the town of Irpin, outside Kyiv, after heavy shelling landed on the only escape route used by locals, with Russian troops advancing towards the capital.

At least four civilians killed: The top of the front page of today’s New York Times includes a photo of a family lying on the ground in Irpin after being hit by a Russian mortar shell. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said they were killed.

“When the family — a mother, her teenage son and a daughter who appeared to be about 8 — was spotted sprawled on the ground, soldiers rushed to help, but could do little for them or a man described as a family friend who had been helping them escape,” Addario reports.

  • Read the story(subscription). Caution: Graphic photo.
  • Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP

A factory and a store burn after being bombarded in Irpin.

AXIOS AM: Mar 6, 2022

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1 big thing: Blinken sees evidence of war crimes

Screenshot: CNN

Secretary of State Tony Blinken told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” from Moldova this morning: “[W]e’ve seen very credible reports of deliberate attacks on civilians, which would constitute a war crime.”

  • “And what we’re doingright now is documenting all of this, putting it all together, looking at it, and making sure that as people and the appropriate organizations and institutions investigate whether war crimes have been or are being committed, that we can support whatever they’re doing,” Blinken added.
  • “They’re very credible. And we’re documenting everything.”
  • Video.

 Breaking: The Ukraine exodus is the fastest-growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II, topping 1.5 million in 10 days, the UN refugee agency said today.

  • “In the coming days,millions more lives will be uprooted, unless there is an immediate end to this senseless conflict,” the UNHCR said. Go deeper.

Pope Francis said today in his weekly address to crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square: “In Ukraine, rivers of blood and tears are flowing. This is not just a military operation [as Putin described it], but a war which sows death, destruction and misery.” (Reuters)

Axios Ukraine dashboard.

  1. 1,000 words

Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP

Ukrainians crowd under a bridge destroyed by a Russian airstrike, as they wait to flee across the Irpin River on the outskirts of Kyiv yesterday.

Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP

Assisted by Ukrainian soldiers, they lugged pets, infants, purses and flimsy bags stuffed with minimal possessions, AP reports.

Photo: Vadim Ghirda/AP

Some of the weak and elderly were carried along the makeshift path in blankets, carts — and even a wheelbarrow.

 AXIOS AM: Mar 5, 2022

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1 big thing: Zelensky’s Zoom plea

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Ukraine leaders appreciate the worldwide solidarity, but are frustrated by how far the talk exceeds the action, Axios’ Sophia Cai writes.

  • Why it matters:The survival of some cities could come down to hours or days. While missiles are arriving in Ukraine and crushing sanctions are being felt in Moscow, neither is stopping the invasion.

 This morning, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said after senators held a Zoom call with President Volodymyr Zelensky that the Ukrainian leader “made a desperate plea for Eastern European countries to provide Russian-made planes to Ukraine.”

  • “These planesare very much needed,” Schumer said. “I will do all I can to help the administration to facilitate their transfer.”

Andriy Yermak, a longtime top aide to Zelensky, wrote in a New York Times op-ed under the headline, “I’m Writing From a Bunker With President Zelensky Beside Me. We Will Fight to the Last Breath”:

We need more — and, please, stop telling us military aid is on the way. … We need antitank and antiaircraft weapons and other ammunition delivered to our brave soldiers right now.

Many countries promised aid to Ukraine to help repel the invasion. But the strongest declarations from the West and elsewhere haven’t fully materialized.

  • The UN General Assemblyvoted 141-5 to demand Vladimir Putin withdraw forces, but there’s no mechanism for enforcement.
  • The European Union promised to send fighter jets. But that never happened, after three nations with Russian-made aircraft refused.
  • About 20 countries— mostly NATO and EU members — pledged to send weapons. But the arms have been slow to reach Ukraine, and it’s unclear whether they’ll arrive in time to make a difference.
  • TIME’s new coverfeatures President Zelensky’s words to the European Parliament on March 1: “Life will win over death, and light will win over darkness.” Cover stor

The U.S. has also been heavy on symbolism over substance:

  • First lady Jill Bidenhosted Ukraine’s ambassador to the U.S. at the State of the Union address. Many senators and representatives wore Ukrainian blue and yellow.
  • Congress left for the weekend,though, without passing a multibillion-dollar aid package.
  • Schumer told Zelensky today, according to a source on the call: “Senator McConnell and I — along with the other members on this Zoom — are working very hard in a bipartisan fashion to get all the assistance the administration has requested for the Ukrainian people. Together we will get that assistance of over $10 billion in economic, humanitarian, and security assistance to the Ukrainian people quickly.”

Alexander Vindman, the Ukraine-born, retired Army officer and former National Security Council director for Europe, called for $35 billion in reconstruction aid — what’s been dubbed a “Marshall Plan for Ukraine.”

 Go deeper … Axios explains: Why Ukraine isn’t getting a no-fly zone.

  1. White House open to cutting Russian oil

Cecilia Rouse, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, joins Jen Psaki’s briefing yesterday. Photo: Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters

The White House signaled openness yesterday to reducing imports of Russian oil — without saying exactly how, Axios’ Hans Nichols reports.

  • Why it matters:A ban could translate to higher prices at the pump in parts of the U.S. and increase inflation, a key concern for Biden.

Michael McFaul, U.S. ambassador to Russia under President Barack Obama, said yesterday that he expects the practice of importing Russian oil to “change soon.”

  • “The United States should not be importing Russian oil. Period,” McFaul said during an onlinepanel discussion about the Russian invasion of Ukraine moderated by Axios’ Jonathan Swan.
  • “I understand inflation.I understand the arguments. But there’s no ethical or moral reason that we should be doing that, and I expect that to change soon.”

The context: Oil from Russia accounted for roughly 3% of U.S. crude imports in 2021.

  • It’s mostly importedin Hawaii and the coasts, where refiners don’t have access to the pipelines connecting the big domestic oil fields in places like the Southwest’s Permian Basin.
  • Energy analysts and economists disagree about how much of a price spike an import ban would generate.

State of play: Cecilia Rouse, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, told reporters yesterday: “[W]e are looking at options that we can take right now if we were to cut the U.S. consumption of Russian energy. But what’s really most important is we — that we maintain a steady supply of global energy.”

Between the lines: That appears to be a shift from the White House’s initial dismissal of the congressional effort to effectively impose an embargo on Russian oil for U.S. refiners.

  • Speaker Pelositold reporters on Thursday about a ban: “I’m all for that. Ban it. … Ban the oil coming from Russia. Yeah.”

Drill deeper: Hans’ behind-the-scenes reporting.

  1. Russia’s war on information
CNN’s Matthew Chance on Monday. Screenshot: CNN

New efforts by the Kremlin to bully the press and silence dissent are forcing independent media and social networks out of the country, Axios’ Sara Fischer writes:

  • The BBC and Bloomberg said they’re suspending operationsin Russia, and CNN will stop broadcasting there, following a new law threatening to imprison journalists for up to 15 years if they publish what Moscow deems to be “fake” information about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
  • ABC and CBS saidthey’ll temporarily stop broadcasting from Russia.

Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor (Russianyesterday blocked the websites of several outlets, including U.S. government-funded VOA and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, for spreading what it called fake news on the “special operation in Ukraine.”

  • High-quality Russian independent news agenciesare being yanked off the air, forcing journalists to flee the country.

Russia also blocked Facebook entirely yesterday, after partially restricting the social network last week.

Zoom out: Putin’s propaganda push has intensified as protests erupt at home. The Kremlin is relying on state media to sell the war as a success domestically.

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  1. 1,000 words

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A traumatic farewell at an evacuation train at Kyiv’s central train station yesterday.

Ukrainian women and children by the hundreds of thousands are saying goodbye to men staying to fight.

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  1. Russian slowdown

Davide Martello, 40, an Italian man living in Germany, plays the piano at the border checkpoint in Medyka, Poland. Photo: Yara Nardi/Reuters

Russia has failed to gain air superiority despite launching an estimated 500 missiles over the past nine days, the Pentagon told reporters today.

  • A large Russian forceis about 15 miles from Kyiv but has not advanced significantly in the past few days, reports Axios’ Zachary Basu.
  • Ukraine and Russia planto hold a third round of peace talks this weekend.
  • Russia has now blocked accessto Facebook.

What they’re saying: Ukraine Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba thanked NATO allies for their support but called on them to do more.

  • “Russia tries to turn Ukraine into Syria, and the tactics they deploy are very similar to the ones they excelled at in Syria.”

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1 big thing: Russia seizes reactor

This image, made from a video released by the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, shows a bright, flaring object landing at the plant in Enerhodar, Ukraine, today. Photo via AP

As the Ukraine invasion enters Week 2, Russian shelling ignited a fire at Europe’s biggest nuclear plant. That led to global alarm about a meltdown, as the world watched ghostly nighttime video of the complex.

  • But the fire is out.Russian forces took control of the site.

Why it matters: Ukraine’s state nuclear regulator said losing the ability to cool nuclear fuel at the plant could lead to an accident even worse than the 1986 Chernobyl accident — the world’s worst nuclear disaster — or the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns in Japan, AP reports.

The assault led to a phone call between President Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The U.S. Energy Department activated its nuclear incident response team as a precaution.

  • Ukraine saidno changes in radiation levels have been recorded.

In an emotional speech in the middle of the night, Zelensky accused Russia of “nuclear terrorism” and said he feared an explosion that would be “the end for everyone. The end for Europe. The evacuation of Europe.”

Photo: Maksim Levin/Reuters

This is a drone’s-eye view of a residential building destroyed by shelling, in the settlement of Borodyanka, about 35 miles outside

Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

A family of Ukrainian refugees in Lonya, Hungary, yesterday after walking across the border. Long queues are forming at border crossings.

·  Axios Ukraine dashboard.

   2. Putin faces danger at home

Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting yesterday at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow. Photo: Andrei Gorshkov/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

Thousands of Russians are rushing to flee the country ahead of this weekend, as rumors swirl that Vladimir Putin could soon declare martial law, close the borders and crack down even harder on domestic dissent, Axios’ Zachary Basu reports.

  • Why it matters: For as devastating as the humanitarian situation in Ukraine has become, widespread suffering is rapidly arriving at Russia’s own doorstep.

More than 8,000 people have already been detained at anti-war protests since Feb. 24, according to the independent monitor OVD-Info.

  • Russia’s Duma has passeda law making the spread of “fake news” about the Russian military punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
  • The last pillarsof Russia’s already-limited independent press were forced to close under pressure from the Kremlin this week.
  • Russia’s state communications watchdog blocked the websitesof the BBC, Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Deutsche Welle and other foreign media outlets for spreading “fake” information.

 What to watch: Russia’s second-largest airline announced it will cease all international flights from tomorrow, as Russia’s upper house of parliament meets for an emergency session that many fear could mark the descent of a new Iron Curtain.

  1. Invasion’s economic dominoes
Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios
Ripping Russia, the world’s 11th largest economy, out of the global financial system is already causing collateral damage around the world, Axios Markets author Emily Peck writes.

Oil and gas prices have skyrocketed, even though energy was purposefully carved out of sanctions.

Internal conflicts could erupt elsewhere due to food insecurity.

Catch up quick: Since Russia invaded Ukraine last week, the U.S. and its European allies moved fast to levy some of the harshest sanctions ever imposed.

The strikes were targeted. The West tried to keep the energy sector — a massive part of the Russian economy — out of the most severe penalties, so European countries could continue to buy oil and gas.

Reality check: Russia will start to operate in different ways, carving out an alternate financial system — much like Iran has done after being cut off from SWIFT by the Trump administration.

·  Keep reading.

  1. Axios explains: Why Ukraine isn’t getting a no-fly zone
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has repeatedly urged Western leaders to impose a “no-fly zone” over Ukraine. But establishing one appears unlikely any time soon, Axios’ Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath writes.

  • Why it matters:Imposing a no-fly zone (NFZ) would mark a significant escalation in the war — potentially bringing NATO directly into a conventional conflict with a nuclear power.

A no-fly zone is airspace where certain aircraft aren’t allowed to enter.

  • In a war, no-fly zones must be enforced militarily — which can include shooting down banned aircraft.
  • The U.S. and other major powers have so far ruled out establishing a NFZ over Ukraine.
  • Keep reading.

New on Axios: Ukraine explainers.

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1 big thing: Biden to sign landmark #MeToo bill

Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson joins Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer at a press conference today following the passage of the Ending Forced Arbitration Act. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images
President Biden today will sign landmark workplace legislation that forbids companies from forcing sexual harassment and assault claims into arbitration, Axios’ Emily Peck reports.

Why it matters: The law, the Ending Forced Arbitration Act, is the first major piece of legislation to come out of the upheaval of the #MeToo era.

·  Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) told Axios it was “the most significant piece of labor legislation passed in this century.”

·  It’s a huge win for former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, credited with bringing together diverse supporters, including Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).

Workers will no longer be forced to take claims of sexual harassment or assault to private arbitration.

·  But employers can still force workers to take all kinds of other complaints to private dispute resolution — including pay inequality and civil rights claims over race.

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   2. Photo of the day: Refugees expected

Photo: Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images

Spotted today at the Frankfurt (Oder) rail station.

  • Why it matters:Trains from Poland with war refugees are expected at the station.

Context: 1 million people have fled Ukraine in seven days, UN high commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi said today.

  1. Catch up quick
The 190-foot Amore Vero (True Love), linked to a close ally of Vladimir Putin, was seized today in a French Riviera port. Photo: Nicholas Tucat/AFP via Getty Images
  1. France seized a mega yacht belonging to a Russian oligarch, CNN reports.
  2. The Sackler family reacheda deal to pay as much as $6 billion to end litigation against the OxyContin Go deeper.
  3. Ukrainian and Russian delegationsagreed to organize humanitarian corridors to allow civilians to flee, but made no other progress.

Russian businesses in the U.S. are facing threats and vandalism, Axios’ Erin Doherty reports.

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1 big thing: Putin’s CEO crisis

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Giant global businesses in every sector are abandoning Russia following the invasion of Ukraine.

  • Why it matters:In addition to condemning the invasion, the companies see an impossible environment — from worker safety … to the logistics of getting supplies … financial and sales disruption … and the complexity of complying with sanctions, Axios’ Hope King writes.

State of play: Financial sanctions have isolated Russia from the rest of the world. Businesses operating in Russia have an increasingly limited ability to collect revenue or pay workers and suppliers.

  • Economic sanctions, including export controls, have curtailed imports.
  • Some workers are being moved out of Russia.
  • Restricted airspace and travelare preventing companies from getting the equipment they need to continue to operate.

Between the lines: Some companies that have very little physical presence in Russia — including many in techretail and media — are limiting how products are used in the country or have pulled them.

Flashback: Since the Soviet Union’s collapse three decades ago, Russia had been seen as an emerging market with long-term growth potential.

In the seven days since the invasion began:

  • Boeingsuspended major operations in Moscow, as well as maintenance and technical support for Russian airlines.
  • Shellwill sever ties with Russian gas giant Gazprom and end its roughly $1 billion financing of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
  • Exxon Mobil saysit will exit Russia oil and gas operations valued at more than $4 billion and cease new investment.
  • GM, which sells only about 3,000 cars a year in Russia, saysit will suspend exporting vehicles.
  • Fordsuspended
  • BMW stoppedshipments and will stop production in Russia.
  • VWpaused delivery of Audis already in Russia so it can adjust car prices to reflect the decline in value of the ruble.
  • Harley-Davidson suspendedshipments to Russia.
  • Adidassuspended its partnership with the Russian Football Union.
  • Nikeceased online sales because it can’t guarantee delivery.
  • FedEx and UPS suspended shipments.
  • Yoox Net-A-Porter Groupand Farfetch, luxury e-commerce platforms, are suspending deliveries in Russia.
  • Applepaused product sales and limited services (including Apple Pay), on top of ceasing exports to Russia and restricting features in Apple Maps in Ukraine to safeguard civilian safety.
  • Dell stopped selling products.
  • Walt Disney is pausingfilm debuts in Russia. Warner Bros., Sony, Paramount and Universal say they won’t release films in the country.
  1. Invasion forces 1 million from homes

A woman cries outside houses damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside Kyiv yesterday. Photo: Vadim Ghirda/AP

Bulletin: Russia’s foreign minister says Moscow is ready for peace talks but will continue destroying Ukraine’s military infrastructure.

  • Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia has no thoughts of nuclear war, Reuters reports.

More than 1 million people have fled Ukraine following Russia’s invasion, the UN refugee agency told AP.

  • That amountsto more than 2% of Ukraine’s population being forced out of the country in less than a week.

Go deeper: Axios Ukraine dashboard.

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1 big thing: The anti-Putin coalition

Data: United Nations; Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Only four countries — Belarus, North Korea, Eritrea and Syria — joined Russia today in voting against a non-binding UN resolution that condemned the invasion of Ukraine.

Another 35 abstained, including India and China, Axios’ Ivana Saric and Zachary Basu report.

  • Between the lines:India has military ties with Russia from the Soviet era, causing headaches for the U.S. as it seeks to integrate India into an alliance to counter China in the Indo-Pacific.

141 countries voted in favor of the resolution.

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1 big thing: Ukraine splinters internet

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Moves to restrict Kremlin disinformation after the Ukraine invasion are further splintering the global internet.

  • Why it matters:A universal internet — where everyone can access the same messages and services — is slipping out of reach as democracies falter and governments limit usage, Axios’ Ashley Gold writes.

Zoom out: Social media execs have warned against the dangers of a Balkanized internet for years as many nations — including Russia, China, India, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Ethiopia and Turkey — limited access.

  • In China, American apps like Facebook and Twitter are blocked.

Between the lines: Cutting countries off can help dictators win.

  • In democracies, including the U.S., it’s easy to focus on the harms of Big Tech and look to the government for answers, Kate Klonick, an assistant law professor at St. John’s University, told Axios.
  • But “what we’re seeing with Russia and Ukraine is a return to some of the formative ideas around the power that the internet brings to individuals.”

Reality check: Authoritarian countries plow ahead with their own visions for the internet as the U.S. and Europe search for alignment on privacy, AI, competition, content moderation and cybersecurity regulations.

  1. Biden: “I get it”

What President Biden sees. Photo: Shawn Thew/EPA/Pool via AP

President Biden said in his State of the Union address that getting inflation under control is his “top priority,” while warning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could lead to higher costs for American consumers.

  • Why it matters:The White House knows the country is frustrated with price hikes. But officials also want credit for strong GDP growth, job creation and low unemployment, Axios’ Hans Nichols writes.

“With all the bright spots in our economy, record job growth and higher wages, too many families are struggling to keep up with the bills,” the president said.

  • “Inflation is robbing themof the gains they might otherwise feel. I get it.”
  • Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Above: An old-fashioned scrum greets President Biden after the speech.

  • Secretary of State Tony Blinkentalked with House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.).

Go deeper: Read Biden’s vow to seize yachts and jets of Russian oligarchs, from the Axios AM Thought Bubble that dropped in your inbox late last night ET.

  1. Zelensky: “The best people on Earth”
Cover: The Times of London

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky posted a video on Facebook today in which he praised Ukrainians as “a symbol of invincibility,” as the Russian invasion entered a seventh day.

  • “Another night of Russia’s full-scale war against us, against the people, has passed,” Zelensky said. “We’ve hardly slept for seven nights.”

Zelensky said invading forces “know nothing about our capital,” Kyiv, or Ukrainian history: “But they have an order to erase our history … Erase our country. Erase us all.”

  • “Today you,Ukrainians, are the symbol of invincibility, a symbol that people in any country can become the best people on Earth at any moment.”
  • A member of the Ukrainian Emergency Service beholds Kharkiv City Hall following shelling yesterday. Photo: Pavel Dorogoy/AP

Explosions rang out in Kyiv and Kharkiv as Russian forces intensified their bombing campaign on Ukraine today.

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1 big thing: Holocaust site hit

Photo: CNN

A Russian missile hit the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial site in Kyiv today, killing at least five people, Ukrainian officials said.

  • President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted:“[W]hat is the point of saying ‘never again’ for 80 years, if the world stays silent when a bomb drops on the same site of Babyn Yar?”
  • “Between 1941 and 1943,the Nazis shot between 70,000 and 100,000 people at Babyn Yar, including almost the entire Jewish population of Kyiv,” according to the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center.
  • The Russians were targetingthe nearby Kyiv TV tower, saying it was among the infrastructure used for “information attacks” from Ukraine’s security services.

A blast is seen in the TV tower, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Kyiv, today. Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The bottom line: A senior U.S. defense official told reporters that Russia’s advance on Kyiv had stalled and that there were signs of flagging Russian morale, Axios’ Zachary Basu and Dave Lawler report.

  1. State of the Union spoiler

The House chamber yesterday. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Look for President Biden to be very tough on Vladimir Putin in tonight’s State of the Union address (9 p.m. ET).

Why it matters: The White House has scrambled to be sure he meets the moment.

  • The president will point to the U.S. role in protecting democracy, before moving on to Americans’ pocketbooks — how to grow the economy from the “bottom up and the middle out,” as he puts it.

The speech is built around four buckets:

  1. World stage:Biden will say “democracy will prevail” in Ukraine.
  2. Economy:He’ll call for lowering costs for working families.
  3. COVID:He’ll stress the U.S. is “in a new moment” of the pandemic and has the tools to contain the virus.
  4. The future of America:He’ll point to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, his nominee for the Supreme Court, and vow to make inroads on immigration and climate.
  5. Catch up quick

Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP

  1. Above: Animal keeper Kirilo Trantin comforts an elephant at the Kyiv Zoo.
  2. “Europe’s largest refugee crisis this century”:About 677,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in neighboring countries. Go deeper.
  3. The U.S. will release 30 million barrelsfrom the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as part of international plans to release 60 million barrels. Go deeper.
  4. The ACLU is suing to block aTexas directive that would have a state agency investigate parents for child abuse if they seek gender-affirming care for their children. Go deeper.

Exclusive: A small group of Latino U.S. House members recently expressed “extreme concern” about a plan to potentially dispatch robot dogs along the U.S.-Mexico border, Axios’ Russell Contreras reports.

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1 big thing: Biden’s new targets

Photo: Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters

President Biden set his sights on Russian oligarchs, COVID fraudsters, social media platforms and even defund-the-police efforts tonight — populist targets in a broader speech about national and global unity.

  • Biden’s anti-Russia,pro-Ukraine passages inspired the only real partisan unity in the chamber:

The U.S. Department of Justice is assembling a dedicated task force to go after the crimes of Russian oligarchs.

We are joining with our European allies to find and seize your yachts, your luxury apartments, your private jets. We are coming for your ill-begotten gains.

On Vladimir Putin, Biden ad-libbed: “He has no idea what’s coming.”

Ukrainian Ambassador Oksana Markarova is applauded by first lady Jill Biden. Photo: ABC News

 Twitter erupted when Biden accidentally said Putin would never gain the hearts and souls of the “Iranian” people, instead of Ukrainian.

Biden’s other targets:

  • He announced that the Justice Department will appoint a chief prosecutor to go after pandemic fraud.
  • He bluntly distanced himselffrom the defund-the-police movement: “The answer is not to defund the police. The answer is to fund the police with the resources and training they need to protect our communities.”

With Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen in the audience, Biden framed social media as part of a larger mental health crisis and urged Congress to “strengthen privacy protections” and ban targeted advertising to children.

  • Reality check:Privacy legislation has been stalled for years, notes Axios managing editor Scott Rosenberg.
  • Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) sat with Republican senators. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP

What we were watching, from Axios’ Sophia Cai, in the House chamber:

  • Fellow Supreme Court justicesstanding to applaud retiring Stephen Breyer — but careful to avoid politics by sitting when Biden mentioned his nominee to replace Breyer, Ketanji Brown Jackson.
  • Joe Manchin(D-W.Va.) sitting with Republicans — but rising for most of the Democrats’ applause lines.
  • Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) shouting “13 of them!” as Biden spoke, referring to Americans killed at Kabul airport during the frantic evacuation from Afghanistan. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) shouted: “Stay out of women’s sports!”

 Axios.com has the latest reaction, including the Republican response.

1 big thing — Biden’s dilemma: Putin off-ramp

Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on economic issues at the Kremlin yesterday. Photo: Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

With Ukraine holding Russia off longer than many U.S. officials had expected, President Biden now faces a great unanswered question — how to give Vladimir Putin an off-ramp to avoid even greater calamity.

  • Why it matters: A cornered, humiliated Putin could unleash untold pain on the world, from cyberattacks to nuclear threats. After enacting brutal sanctions, the White House now must consider how the invasion can end without a new catastrophe, Axios’ Jonathan Swan and Zachary Basu report.

Between the lines: Nobody knows what Putin would accept.

  • Many officials fear that we are heading into a very dangerous period — the punishing Western sanctions pushing an autocrat into a corner.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), vice chair of the Senate intelligence committee, has hinted Putin could be addled.

  • “This is the most dangerous moment in 60 years,” Rubio tweetedSunday night. Putin, he said, “is facing a humiliating military fiasco & he has triggered extraordinary consequences on #Russia’s economy & people that will not be easy to reverse … And his only options to reset this imbalance are catastrophic ones.”

A European diplomat told reporters at a briefing yesterday: “It’s like the Sun Tzu thing of giving someone a golden bridge to retreat across. How do you get him to go in a different direction?”

  • “I think the door to diplomacy remains open,” the diplomat continued. “Putin … doesn’t normally back down. But he also controls the information environment in his own country to such an extent that if he does, he can cover his tracks. … So I think there is room for him to de-escalate — and that’s certainly what we’re pressing for.”

The diplomat pointed to yesterday’s Russia-Ukraine peace talks in Belarus as the most viable off-ramp in a sea of bad options, noting that negotiations lasted for four hours and appear headed for a second round.

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskysaid before the talks that he was willing to discuss “neutral status” for Ukraine — one of Putin’s three demands.
  • But the other two— demilitarization and “denazification” of Ukraine, and recognition of Russia’s claim to Crimea — suggest Putin will never accept a deal in which Zelensky remains in power.

The bottom line: The West’s response to Putin — for so long, uncertain and halting — has moved at astonishing speed and ferocity over the past week. How Putin will respond — and whether de-escalation is even possible — is keeping national-security leaders up at night.

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  1. West squeezes oligarchs
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The West is ratcheting up economic pressure on Russia’s oligarchs — known for splashy yachts and piles of dark money squirreled away around the globe, Axios Markets co-author Emily Peck writes.

·  Why it matters: Some of these wealthy Russians may have a measure of influence over Vladimir Putin. The U.S. and Europe are hoping that if they squeeze the oligarchs, the oligarchs may pressure Putin. In the longer term, going after hidden Russian wealth could curtail the power of Putin and his circle.

The EU yesterday banned travel and froze assets of 26 businessmen, government officials and even journalists with longstanding ties to Putin, the Financial Times first reported (subscription).

·  On the list: Igor Sechin, CEO of Rosneft, Russia’s state oil company, “considered to be one of the most powerful members of the Russian Political elite,” the EU said in its statement.

·  Nikolay Tokarev, CEO of Transneft, a major oil and gas company, is also among the West’s specific targets. He served with Putin in the KGB in the 1980s and is one of the oligarchs who took control of state assets in the 2000s, the EU said.

Reality check: There’s a lot of Russian money hidden around the globe, including in the U.S. and U.K. — and it’s not always clear where it is.

·  Recent laws passed in the U.S. and EU are intensifying efforts to untangle this dark web, but they’re just at the start.

  1. Uglier phase: 40 miles of tanks

Satellite image: ©2022 Maxar Technologies

Maxar Technologies says the Russian convoy converging on Kyiv stretches 40 miles — up from the 17 miles we told you about in Axios PM.

  • The tanks, self-propelled artillery and armored vehiclesare spaced fairly far apart in some stretches. In others, the military equipment is traveling two or three vehicles abreast, Maxar says.

“The Russian advance on Kyiv has made little progress over the past 24 hours probably as a result of continuing logistical difficulties,” the British defense ministry said in a military intelligence update quoted by Reuters.

  • But the war entered a new, uglier phase:70 Ukrainian servicemen were killed by a Russian rocket attack, and dozens of civilians have died in “barbaric” shelling, Ukrainian officials said.

Axios Ukraine dashboard.

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On this edition for Sunday, March 13, Russian forces attack a military training center in western Ukraine. American journalist and documentarian Brent Renaud, who reported for PBS in the past, is killed outside of Kyiv. And in our signature segment, the challenges of tackling drug smuggling in Antwerp, Belgium, a key entry point into Europe. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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It’s day 18 of the war in Ukraine and there has been no let up in the fighting. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Russian forces have continued their operation all over the country. There was more heavy shelling of Chernihiv and an American journalist was shot dead near Irpin. The attack on the Yavoriv base near the Polish border is the furthest west the Russians have attacked since the invasion started. Ukrainians have also been protesting against the Russian occupation in Kherson. But there have been hopeful messages from both sides over negotiations, although it is too early to tell whether that will lead to anything. ——- Watch more of our explainer series here – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Get more news at our site – https://www.channel4.com/news/ Follow us: Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/Channel4News

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Jun 18, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, the Supreme Court hands President Trump a major legal defeat on immigration, a cornerstone of his agenda. Plus: How officials in the U.S. and abroad are responding to John Bolton’s claims, Stacey Abrams on voting rights in America, weighing the risks of reopening, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on coronavirus in his state and grieving Italians demand the truth on the pandemic. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS After SCOTUS decision, what’s next for American ‘Dreamers’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcD7X… News Wrap: Confederate portraits removed from U.S. Capitol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz2WC… What Bolton book claims mean for Trump, U.S. foreign policy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDKEe… Stacey Abrams on turning a ‘rallying cry’ into real policy  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA6Kr… Balancing the health and economic costs of the pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka0XU… Gov. Mike DeWine on managing COVID-19 as Ohio reopens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBKNR… Grieving Northern Italians want answers on pandemic response https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAun0… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, June 17, 2020

Jun 17, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, a conversation with Sen. Tim Scott about the Republican police reform bill he is leading. Plus: Robert Gates on how the U.S. can overcome the challenges it faces, Japan’s pandemic response, the broad coalition of Americans demanding police reform and racial justice, federal funding for national parks and public lands and how artists connect with audiences from afar. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Tim Scott on ‘looking for a solution’ for police reform https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtr4m… News Wrap: Reports of explosive claims in Bolton’s new book https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Otss… Robert Gates on U.S. military’s ‘disproportionate role’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPc2A… Is Japan’s pandemic response a disaster or a success? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgmdw… How protests against racism in the U.S. gained broad support https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQFQ9… What’s in a historic environmental bill passed by the Senate ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiY4SwP1BXI Connecting through art when a pandemic keeps us apart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qHCX… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, June 16, 2020

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Jun 16, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, President Trump signs an executive order on policing, as lawmakers continue to work on their own reform proposals. Plus: Use of force in the deaths of Rayshard Brooks and Breonna Taylor, a deadly face-off for China and India in the Himalayas, tensions escalate between North and South Korea, a virus scientist copes with COVID-19 and Mary Chapin Carpenter sings from home. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS News Wrap: Man arrested after Albuquerque protest shooting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYVLx… Will Trump’s executive order force change in U.S. policing? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz8jw… 2 views on police use of force in killing of Rayshard Brooks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwjmg… Breonna Taylor’s killing and police treatment of black women https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubytk… Himalayan border dispute between China, India turns violent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYi2T… What’s behind North Korea’s latest act of aggression https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC0mM… A virus scientist on his own battle with COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT8RB… Mary Chapin Carpenter on music as a tonic for the times https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0c4K… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, June 15, 2020

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Monday on the NewsHour, the U.S. Supreme Court rules job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender identity is illegal. Plus: What the decision means for LGBTQ rights, Atlanta protests intensify after police fatally shoot a black man, how Minneapolis could overhaul its police department, COVID-19 vaccine risks and research, two Americans jailed abroad and Politics Monday. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS A ‘milestone’ Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ job protections https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxh_e… What landmark Supreme Court ruling means for LGBTQ rights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0FGy… Atlanta protests after black man fatally shot by police https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wag9C… News Wrap: Coronavirus cases surge in at least 22 states https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZSqS… How Minneapolis wants to reimagine the future of policing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECs71… Why young people are volunteering to be exposed to COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X8CW… 2 Americans held abroad convicted in controversial trials https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q4kB… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Trump and police protests https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIjYN… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode June 14, 2020

Jun 14, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, June 14, Atlanta, Georgia erupts after police fatally shoot a black man, prompting the city’s police chief to resign; and protests over George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis continue in the U.S. and around the world with demands for police reform and racial justice. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode June 13, 2020

Jun 13, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, June 13, President Trump addresses West Point’s graduating class, protesters across the global continue to march for racial justice, and coronavirus cases surge as cities and states begin to reopen. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

Outrage over George Floyd catalyzes movements for racial justice abroad

Jun 11, 2020  PBS NewsHour

The killing of George Floyd has led to racial reckonings far beyond the U.S. In France, protesters point to incidents of police violence against black people and complain the government hasn’t done enough to address systemic racism. Activists in the United Kingdom say their national history is “whitewashed.” And in Berlin, Black Lives Matter is calling for reparations. Nick Schifrin reports. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Syrian civilians prepare for a new battle with invisible foe: coronavirus

Jun 10, 2020  PBS NewsHour

The brutal war in Syria is now in its 10th year, and amid renewed bombing by the air corps of Bashar al-Assad and his Russian backers, a new worry looms: coronavirus. The country’s health care system has been destroyed in the conflict, and people who have already suffered so much are now rushing to produce homemade COVID-19 tests, ventilators and disinfectant. Nick Schifrin reports. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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George Floyd, From ‘I Want to Touch the World’ to ‘I Can’t Breathe’

Mr. Floyd had big plans for life nearly 30 years ago. His death in police custody is powering a movement against police brutality and racial injustice.

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HOUSTON — It was the last day of 11th grade at Jack Yates High School in Houston, nearly three decades ago. A group of close friends, on their way home, were contemplating what senior year and beyond would bring. They were black teenagers on the precipice of manhood. What, they asked one another, did they want to do with their lives?

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“George turned to me and said, ‘I want to touch the world,’” said Jonathan Veal, 45, recalling the aspiration of one of the young men — a tall, gregarious star athlete named George Floyd whom he had met in the school cafeteria on the first day of sixth grade. To their 17-year-old minds, touching the world maybe meant the N.B.A. or the N.F.L.

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Petal, Miss., a predominantly white community sees neighbors confronting one another and talking about racial divides.

“It was one of the first moments I remembered after learning what happened to him,” Mr. Veal said. “He could not have imagined that this is the tragic way people would know his name.”

The world now knows George Perry Floyd Jr. through his final harrowing moments, as he begged for air, his face wedged for nearly nine minutes between a city street and a police officer’s knee.

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Mr. Floyd’s gasping death, immortalized on a bystander’s cellphone video during the twilight hours of Memorial Day, has powered two weeks of sprawling protests across America against police brutality. He has been memorialized in Minneapolis, where he died; in North Carolina, where he was born; and in Houston, where thousands stood in the unrelenting heat on Monday afternoon to file past his gold coffin and bid him farewell in the city where he spent most of his life.

Many of those who attended the public viewing said they saw Mr. Floyd as one of them — a fellow Houstonian who could have been their father, their brother or their son.

“This is something that touched really close,” said Kina Ardoin, 43, a nurse who stood in a line that stretched far from the church entrance. “This could have been anybody in my family.”

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Listen to ‘The Daily’: ‘I Want To Touch the World’

Hosted by Michael Barbaro and Caitlin Dickerson, produced by Clare Toeniskoetter, Michael Simon Johnson, Adizah Eghan, Daniel Guillemette, Asthaa Chaturvedi, Bianca Giaever and Stella Tan, and edited by Lisa Tobin and Liz O. Baylen

Today we remember George Perry Floyd Jr.

archived recording (jonathan veal)

My name is Jonathan Veal. I have known George Floyd since the sixth grade at James D. Ryan Middle School in the community of Third Ward, which is located in Houston, Texas. The first day I saw him, I was in the cafeteria, and he came in. And I was just blown away by his height. He was 6’2“, and I was just in awe, just like wow, that’s a tall guy. And he was just tall and skinny. This guy is in the sixth grade? And that was the beginning of our relationship. I remember it was the last day of school in our junior year, and there was this place just north of our school, maybe three blocks, that we called The Hill. And we would just kind of go there just to hang out. And for some reason, the conversation shifted to OK, we’re about to graduate. It was like we’re no longer going to be teenagers anymore. So I know I talked about just wanting to get married, and George talked about college. And all of a sudden he made this statement. He says, man, I want to be big. I want to touch the world.

[music]

Most of us had not seen the world outside of, you know, Third Ward or the Houston community so it was just like, oh. Wow. OK.

archived recording 1

He was just a fun person to be around. There was never a dull moment. Never a dull moment.

archived recording 2

Me and Big George used to go to school all the time. And he’d get out and listen to music and talk about, you know, about the music world, and how he want to do this and do that, and just be successful.

archived recording 3

We were young, just kids. We trying to figure this thing out, you know? It’s when you’re in your 20s, your early 20s and you’re trying to figure out — you’re trying to see what direction you’re going to go in, just waking up and just trying to figure it out.

archived recording

I met Floyd seven to 10 years ago while I was trying to plant a church, Resurrection Houston’s Ministry, in the middle of Third Ward Houston, Texas, in the Cuney Homes Housing Project. And say I go to a neighborhood, I can knock on 50 doors. 50 people may come out. Floyd comes out the door, 100 people come out. Everybody knows him. He’s connected. Man, just to see his impact was amazing, his road to redemption. And then how God used him in this season and in this moment.

[music]

archived recording 1

Soon as he come in the door, he asks you, are you good? You all right? Always. And he would say — he always said things twice sometimes. He always called me Al-Al, and he called Teresa T-T. He just — that’s just him. Every time we cooked him a meal, gave him a plate, he’d come down rubbing his tummy and just go, “thank you, thank you, thank you.” You know what I mean? And he always said this for the whole time that Teresa and me and him lived here together. He always would tell us, “I want y’all to know I appreciate you.” He always would tell us that.

archived recording (jonathan veal)

After I learned that this was my friend, just a flood of emotions came about. I didn’t sleep the next couple of nights just thinking about what happened. And then that’s when it became global. And then I was like, wow, it’s literally happening. He’s touching the world. He’s touching the world. I was just like, wow.

caitlin dickerson

From The New York Times, I’m Caitlin Dickerson. This is “The Daily.” Today: George Floyd’s funeral. My colleague Manny Fernandez was in Houston. It’s Wednesday, June 10.

[phone ringing]

manny fernandez

Hi, guys.

caitlin dickerson

Hey, Manny. It’s Caitlin.

manny fernandez

How you doing?

caitlin dickerson

I’m OK. How are you and where are you?

manny fernandez

I am in the parking lot of the Fountain of Praise Church in Southwest Houston, where George Floyd’s funeral was just held.

caitlin dickerson

And what was today about?

manny fernandez

So today was about two different things — and you saw this during the service itself, and then I got this sense from talking to people outside. On the one hand, there was a lot of people who wanted to talk about George Floyd as a symbol of a movement, and George Floyd’s death not being in vain. And yet on the other hand, a lot of people were trying to say, hold on, wait, let’s talk about him as a man. And let’s kind of talk about the jokes he used to crack, and the pranks he used to pull, and what he was like in the projects of Houston where he’s from. And so I think that there was that two-sided story that you kind of heard today. Let’s remember the man who’s become this symbol, and let’s also just remember the man himself.

caitlin dickerson

And this is a familiar dynamic for you, right? I mean, you’ve covered funerals for other people who’ve died at the hands of police, and you’ve seen this dynamic before.

manny fernandez

Yeah, absolutely. It reminded me of 2014 with Michael Brown’s funeral, when people gather around, and they say, give us a little bit of space in this social justice movement that’s popping up around this person’s death. Give us a few hours in a day to talk about them and their flaws, right? And to sort of talk about them as a full human before their life becomes more myth than reality. And I think that the people here at the funeral tried to sort of hold onto that space as long as they can before the train has left the station.

caitlin dickerson

And you heard some of that today, but you’ve also been reporting for the last few weeks on George Floyd, who he was. So what have you learned about his life?

manny fernandez

I spent a lot of time at the place where he’s from. And he’s from a place called the Bricks. And the Bricks are a nickname for the Cuney Homes Public Housing Project in Houston. And he grew up in the Cuney Homes in the ‘80s, in the ‘90s and the early 2000s. And it’s a hard world. But by all accounts, he’s a pretty happy kid. George’s mother was sort of a matron of the Cuney Homes. She was raising her kids. She was raising George. And at the same time, she started raising her own grandchildren for a time, and she started raising some of the neighbor’s children. And she fed them, they spent the night at her apartment. And that’s who Miss Cissy was. That’s who George Floyd’s mother was, a mother to a lot of Cuney Homes.

caitlin dickerson

So what happens once George moves into high school and then adulthood?

manny fernandez

So George Floyd goes to high school just down the street from Cuney Homes. He goes to Jack Yates High School. He’s a big kid. Eventually he grows to 6’6“, and he kind of immediately becomes a star basketball player and a star football player. He helps take the football team to state shampionships in 1992, and he is so good that he gets a basketball scholarship to go to college in South Florida. And he goes there, and he plays a little bit of basketball. It doesn’t work out. He transfers back to Texas. He goes to the Kingsville campus of Texas A&M University, and he goes there for a couple years. Meanwhile, he’s going back and forth to Houston, back and forth to the Third Ward. And as he’s doing that, he meets this legendary producer named DJ Screw —

archived recording (dj screw)

[MUSIC]:

— who eventually becomes sort of a legend in Houston rap circles.

(SINGING) Hey. Hey!

manny fernandez

And there was a time in the early ‘90s when DJ Screw made a bunch of mix tapes.

archived recording (dj screw)

(RAPPING) Welcome, y’all to the fabulous Carolina West. I own this [EXPLETIVE].

manny fernandez

And DJ Screw is rapping on these tapes, but he also invites other rappers to come in. And a lot of these rappers are just kids from the neighborhood —

archived recording (george floyd)

(RAPPING) Man, it’s going down. Know what I’m saying?

manny fernandez

— while George Floyd is one of those guys rapping on DJ Screw’s mixtape.

archived recording (george floyd)

(RAPPING) Know what I’m saying? Big Floyd representing [INAUDIBLE].

manny fernandez

And he calls himself Big Floyd.

archived recording (george floyd)

(RAPPING) — going down like a [EXPLETIVE], know what I’m saying? Watch me crawl low on my [EXPLETIVE] spiders. Welcome to the ghetto. It’s Third Ward, Texas. Boys shopping blades on they [EXPLETIVE] mixes. Boys in —

manny fernandez

And then meanwhile, he’s still in college. He’s going to Texas A&M Kingsville. And it doesn’t work out. He pulls out of Texas A&M, he never gets his degree and he goes back to Cuney Homes. And that’s when his life sort of takes another turn. And it’s in 1997 that he gets his first run-in with law enforcement. And so for about a decade of his life, from the age of 23 in 1997, to when he was 34 in 2008, he had a string of arrests in Houston. Some of the arrests were felonies. Some of them were misdemeanors. He was arrested for drugs and for robbery, and a few other charges. His most serious case comes in 2008. He’s arrested for his role in a home invasion robbery, according to court documents. And so he pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. He’s sentenced to five years in state prison. He only serves four years, and he’s released in 2013. And after he’s released from prison, he really starts to turn his life around. He becomes more religious. George Floyd has a daughter who’s born around that time after he gets out of prison. And it turns out what we learned at the funeral is that he actually had five children and two grandchildren. And he starts reconnecting with his kids. He starts speaking out about and against gun violence. And he becomes almost this unofficial community leader back in the Cuney Homes, back in Third Ward, and he has a lot of respect out there. And then eventually, he gets plugged into this program that will eventually take him to Minneapolis.

We’ve been criticized for not writing about and publicizing more of the details of his criminal history. I think some people have this world view where if you’re an ex-con, then you’re an ex-con, and that’s all you’ll ever be in your life. And the people in the Cuney Homes, a lot of them have run-ins with law enforcement. But, you know, your life moves on after that, and people change. And so I think it’s sort of a balance to try to write about the totality of somebody’s life, the good and the bad, and try to do that in a way that honors the memory of a person whose reason for being in the news has to do with him being a victim of a crime and not the perpetrator of one.

caitlin dickerson

So tell me about George Floyd’s final years and his final chapter.

manny fernandez

He has a pretty quiet life in Minneapolis. He’s living with roommates. He’s working as a security guard at a nightclub. He has a girlfriend. He’s still very religious, reading the Bible. And he has this sort of quiet life. He called it his new chapter in Minneapolis. The people who knew him here in Houston say they thought he was pretty happy out there.

[music]

caitlin dickerson

We’ll be right back.

So that’s George Floyd the person. And like you said, there’s also George Floyd the symbol and the beginning of a movement. So how did those two ideas of him play out during his funeral today?

manny fernandez

Yeah.

archived recording

Amen. Amen.

manny fernandez

So the funeral is at a church in Houston called the Fountain of Praise. And the media wasn’t allowed inside. And so I spent most of the day outside talking to people.

archived recording

Pastor Wright, we want to bring greetings to everyone who is within the sanctuary walls as well as those who are watching via stream or some platform today.

manny fernandez

But it was live streamed.

archived recording

[ORGAN PLAYING] In the tradition of the African-American church, this will be a home-going celebration. Come on. I want to say it again. This will be a home-going celebration of brother George Floyd tonight.

manny fernandez

And here you had a number of elected officials, including many of the African-American political leaders in Houston and in Texas.

archived recording (sylvester turner)

Let me just speak, briefly say — let me — on behalf of the city of Houston —

manny fernandez

Mayor Turner of Houston spoke.

archived recording (sylvester turner)

But as I speak right now, the city attorney is drafting an executive order.

manny fernandez

And said that —

archived recording (sylvester turner)

We will ban chokeholds and strangleholds.

manny fernandez

— he wants to ban chokeholds in the Houston Police Department.

archived recording (al green)

And I have a resolution that will be presented to the family.

manny fernandez

You had Congressman Al Green come up.

archived recording (al green)

This resolution is going to say to those who look through the vista of time that at this time, there lived one among us who was a child of God who was taken untimely. But we’re going to make sure that those who have look through time, that they will know that he made a difference within his time, because he changed not only this country, not only the United States, he changed the world. George Floyd changed the world.

manny fernandez

And also —

archived recording (joe biden)

Hello, everyone. On this day of prayer where we try to understand God’s plan and our pain —

manny fernandez

— Joe Biden made a video message.

archived recording (joe biden)

Now is the time for racial justice. That’s the answer we must give to our children when they ask, why? Because when there is justice for George Floyd, we will truly be on our way to racial justice in America.

manny fernandez

And they all sort of talked about and told the family that his death would not be in vain.

archived recording (joe biden)

God bless you all. God bless you all. [APPLAUSE]

archived recording

I want to ask the members of the family who are going to come up and speak at this time, if you would please make your way to the stage.

manny fernandez

And then after the first half of the funeral is sort of taken up by politicians —

archived recording (kathleen mcgee)

Welcome, everyone. I am George Floyd’s aunt. And I just want to thank everybody, and I would like to thank the whole world, what it has done for my family today.

manny fernandez

— the family sort of takes over.

archived recording (kathleen mcgee)

But I just want to make this statement. The world knows George Floyd. I know Perry Jr. He was a pesky little rascal. [LAUGHS]

But we all loved him.

manny fernandez

And they sort of physically take over, and they’re up there as a group.

archived recording (terrence floyd)

(CRYING) I just want to say that I’m going to miss my brother a whole lot. And — [APPLAUSE]

I love him. I just want to say to him, I love you. And I thank God for giving me my own personal Superman. God bless you all.

manny fernandez

And they start talking about their brother and their uncle.

archived recording (brooke williams)

Hello. My name is Brooke Williams, George Floyd’s niece. And I can breathe. As long as I’m breathing, justice will be served for Perry. First off, I want to thank all of you for coming out to support George Perry Floyd. My uncle was a father, brother, uncle and a cousin to many. Spiritually grounded, an activist, he always moved people with his words.

manny fernandez

And it becomes very powerful to hear them talk in a very intimate way about their relatives.

archived recording (brooke williams)

My most favorite memory when my uncle was when he paid me to scratch his head. After long days of work, we arrived at home. We even created a song about it called “Scratch my head, scratch my head, yeah!” [LAUGHS]

But after that, I knew he was a comedian. He always told me, baby girl, you’re going to go so far with that beautiful smile and brains of yours.”=

archived recording (cyril white)

Well then fast forward to 1998, I started a college exhibition tour team touring around the country going to play different colleges and exhibition games. And Big Floyd, that was my first power forward. I would be calling around, trying to get contracts with the different schools, and the coaches would ask me, who’s your big man? And I would say, George Floyd. They’d say, oh, you got Big Floyd. OK, well your team must be pretty good. And so then we would go off and play.

manny fernandez

And it was those little moments and those little anecdotes that really, I think, helped people get a sense of who George was.

archived recording (philonese floyd)

Everybody know who Big Floyd is now. Third Ward, Cuney Homes —

manny fernandez

As the family spoke —

archived recording (brady bob)

From the Cuney Home to Jack Yates High —

manny fernandez

— you really heard —

archived recording (cyril white)

— from Third Ward and the Cuney Homes to come and join me.

manny fernandez

— this sort of Third Ward pride come up.

archived recording

— in Third Ward Cuney Home, Texas.

manny fernandez

Very historic, black-elected officials live there. It’s home to the only black-owned banking institution in Texas. Beyonce is from the Third Ward. It’s just a place of a lot of black pride and a lot of black history. At the same time, it’s also a place of a lot of struggle and a lot of poverty. And there’s a real strong sense that George Floyd is from this place that is a hard-fought and very proud place.

archived recording

[ORGAN PLAYING]

At the direction of Senior Pastor, Pastor Remus Wright —

manny fernandez

And then —

archived recording

— my privilege and my honor today —

manny fernandez

— you have the final eulogy —

archived recording

— a man who needs no introduction but deserves one.

manny fernandez

— delivered by the Reverend Al Sharpton.

archived recording

Al Sharpton. [APPLAUSE]

manny fernandez

And he appears. He’s standing there in a black and white preacher’s robe.

archived recording (al sharpton)

I hear people talk about what happened to George Floyd like there was something less than a crime. This was not just a tragedy, it was a crime.

manny fernandez

And to me, there was this one moment early on. He’s standing up there and then he puts his glasses on, and he starts reading from this list.

archived recording (al sharpton)

— I give him recognition. I must also recognize several families are here.

manny fernandez

As if he’s going to thank some of the different people. And he starts talking about some of the people who are there, and he says —

archived recording (al sharpton)

The mother of Trayvon Martin, will you stand?

manny fernandez

— “The mother of Trayvon Martin, will you stand?”

archived recording (al sharpton)

The mother —

manny fernandez

“The mother of Eric Garner, will you stand?”

archived recording (al sharpton)

The mother of Eric Garner, will you stand?

manny fernandez

And he runs through this long list. It’s like a roll call.

archived recording (al sharpton)

The sister of Botham Jean, will you stand?

manny fernandez

And people are cheering.

archived recording (al sharpton)

The family of Pamela Turner right here in Houston, will you stand?

manny fernandez

They are standing, the crowd is standing.

archived recording (al sharpton)

The father of Michael Brown from Ferguson, Missouri, will you stand?

caitlin dickerson

Wow. They’re all there.

manny fernandez

Yeah.

archived recording (al sharpton)

The father of Ahmaud Arbery, will you stand?

manny fernandez

And to have all of them there at this funeral, they know the pain of this more than anyone. And they have the right to be angrier than everyone else. And yet, here they are grieving with George Floyd’s family. And you realize that George Floyd is part of this family of victims that should not be a family.

archived recording (al sharpton)

All of these families came to stand with this family, because they know better than anyone else the pain they will suffer from the loss that they have gone through.

manny fernandez

So there was one moment when I think Sharpton pulled together these two strands of the man and the symbol of George Floyd.

archived recording (al sharpton)

God always uses unlikely people to do his will.

manny fernandez

And that was a moment when Sharpton was alluding to George Floyd’s arrest history.

archived recording (al sharpton)

If George Floyd had been an Ivy League school graduate and one of these ones with a long title, we would have been accused of reacting to his prominence. If he’d been a multimillionaire, they would have said that we were reacting to his wealth. If he had been a famous athlete, as he was on the trajectory to be, we would have said we were reacting to his fame. But God took an ordinary brother —

manny fernandez

And he was sort of talking about him as an ordinary —

archived recording (al sharpton)

— from the Third Ward —

manny fernandez

— imperfect person —

archived recording (al sharpton)

— from the housing projects —

manny fernandez

— from the Third Ward projects.

archived recording (al sharpton)

— that nobody thought much about but those that knew him and loved him. He took the rejected stone.

manny fernandez

And it was a very powerful moment where he called George Floyd a rejected stone, making a reference to scripture.

archived recording (al sharpton)

God took the rejected stone and made him the cornerstone of a movement that’s going to change the whole wide world. [APPLAUSE]

manny fernandez

And how those officers may have thought that nobody cared about a guy like that.

archived recording (al sharpton)

Oh, if you would have had any idea that all of us would react, you’d have took your knee off his neck.

manny fernandez

And obviously the world knows now that the world did care about somebody like that, and how he died and how he was treated.

archived recording (al sharpton)

If you had any idea that preachers white and black was going to line up in a pandemic when we were told to stay inside, and we’d come out and march in the streets at the risk of our health, you’d have took your knee off his neck. Because you thought his neck didn’t mean nothing. But God made his neck to connect his head to his body, and you had no right to put your knee on that neck.

manny fernandez

I think in the past, I think there has been this desire to only pay attention to sort of perfect victims, only to give attention to cases in which the person had this sort of holy life. And any brush with the law, no matter how many years ago, somehow was thought to taint how people viewed whatever police killing was in the news. And I think that shifted a little bit. And I see the difference in George Floyd.

archived recording (al sharpton)

Your family’s going to miss you, George. But your nation is going to remember your name.

manny fernandez

And Sharpton ended his remarks by touching on this idea that George Floyd was imperfect, and he still deserves the movement that was happening.

archived recording (al sharpton)

So we’re going to lay you to your mama now. You called for mama. We’re going to lay your body next to hers. But I know mama’s already embraced you, George. You fought a good fight. You kept the faith. You finished your course. Go on and get your rest now. Go on and see mama now. We’re going to fight on. We’re going to fight on. We’re going to fight on. We’re going to fight on. [ORGAN MUSIC]

archived recording (george floyd)

I’m going to speak to y’all real quick. I just want to say, man, that I got my shortcomings and my flaws, and I ain’t better than nobody else. But man, the shootings that’s going on man, I don’t care what hood you’re from man, where you’re at, man, I love you and God loves you, man. Put them guns down, man. That ain’t what it is. You know, we grow up this, man. And y’all hold y’all head up, man. You got parents out here selling plates, man, trying to bury their kids, man. Think about it, man. Love y’all.

[music]

caitlin dickerson

We’ll be right back.

Here’s what else you need to know today. On Tuesday morning, President Trump endorsed a conspiracy theory that a 75-year-old man — who police were filmed pushing to the ground during a protest in Buffalo last week — had been using his cell phone to knock out law enforcement radios on behalf of the Antifa movement. In a tweet, the president offered no evidence of the theory but named a right wing news organization, One America News Network, in his tweet.

archived recording

Did you have a reaction to the president’s tweet early —

archived recording (mark meadows)

I learned a long time ago not to comment on tweets, and I’m not going to break that —

archived recording

But they are official statements.

caitlin dickerson

Later in the day, Republican lawmakers and administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, dodged questions from reporters. The man who was injured in the incident, Martin Gugino, is still recovering in the hospital from a serious head injury. Meanwhile, a police officer in New York City was arrested and charged with assault on Tuesday after shoving a young woman to the ground, giving her a concussion, another scene that was filmed on a cell phone. And —

archived recording

This is wrong! This is America! Please, God, help us! I mean it! This is a crisis in our world to make us not exercise our right to vote!

caitlin dickerson

Five states held their primary elections on Tuesday, including Georgia, where a new voting system put into place in 2018 after claims of voter suppression experienced catastrophic meltdowns. State-ordered voting machines were said to be missing or malfunctioning, causing voters to wait in line for hours at polling places across the state. Some gave up and left before casting a vote. The problems were made worse by the coronavirus pandemic, which left fewer poll workers available than usual and added to wait times, because machines had to be disinfected. Predominantly black areas of Georgia experienced some of the worst obstacles to voting, raising concerns that the problems would further disenfranchise black voters.

[music]

That’s it for “The Daily.” I’m Caitlin Dickerson. See you tomorrow.

George Floyd, left, with Jonathan Veal and Milton Carney at a high school dance in 1992.

Now a time stamp in the prolonged history of violence against black people, Mr. Floyd’s killing has inspired people of every race to march in the streets and kneel, chanting “black lives matter” in hundreds of cities and small towns.

But Mr. Floyd, 46, was more than the nearly nine-minute graphic video of his death. He was more than the 16 utterances, captured in the recording, of some version of “I can’t breathe.”

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He was an outsize man who dreamed equally big, unswayed by the setbacks of his life.

Growing up in one of Houston’s poorest neighborhoods, he enjoyed a star turn as a basketball and football player, with three catches for 18 yards in a state championship game his junior year.

He was the first of his siblings to go to college, and he did so on an athletic scholarship. But he returned to Texas after a couple of years, and lost nearly a decade to arrests and incarcerations on mostly drug-related offenses. By the time he left his hometown for good a few years ago, moving 1,200 miles to Minneapolis for work, he was ready for a fresh start.

When he traveled to Houston in 2018 for his mother’s funeral — they died two years, one week apart — he told his family that Minneapolis had begun to feel like home. He had his mother’s name tattooed on his belly, a fact that was noted in his autopsy.

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Life in the Bricks

Mr. Floyd was born in Fayetteville, N.C., to George Perry and Larcenia Floyd. But he was really from a Houston neighborhood called the Bricks.

After his parents split up, his mother moved him and his siblings to Texas, where he grew up in the red brick world of Cuney Homes, a low-slung 564-unit public housing complex in Houston’s Third Ward that was named for Norris Wright Cuney, one of the most politically powerful black men in the state in the late 1800s.

Mr. Floyd’s mother — who was known as Cissy — was among the leaders of Cuney Homes and an active member of the resident council. She raised her own children and, at times, some of her grandchildren and some of her neighbors’ children, too.

As a child, Mr. Floyd was known in the Bricks as Perry, his middle name. As he grew, so, too, did his nicknames. He was Big Floyd, known as much for his big personality as his sense of humor.

Mr. Floyd’s height — he was more than six feet tall in middle school — created a kind of mystique.

“You can just imagine this tall kid as a freshman in high school walking the hallways. We were like, ‘Man, who is that guy?’ He was a jokester, always laughing and cracking jokes,” said Herbert Mouton, 45, who played on the Yates high school football team with Mr. Floyd. “We were talking the other day with classmates trying to think, ‘Had Floyd even ever had a fight before?’ And we couldn’t recall it.”

Mr. Mouton said that after the loss of a big game, Mr. Floyd would let the team sulk for a few minutes before telling a joke to lighten the mood. “He never wanted us to feel bad for too long,” he said.

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Mr. Floyd in a classroom at Jack Yates High School in Houston. He was a celebrated football and basketball athlete.

Mr. Floyd saw sports as the path out of the Bricks. And so he leaned into his size and athletic prowess in a sports-obsessed state. As a tight end, Mr. Floyd helped power his football team to the state championship game in 1992.

In one exhilarating moment that was captured on video — and circulated after his death — Mr. Floyd soars above an opponent in the end zone to catch a touchdown pass.

After graduating from high school, Mr. Floyd left Texas on a basketball scholarship to South Florida Community College (now South Florida State College).

“I was looking for a power forward and he fit the bill. He was athletic and I liked the way he handled the ball,” said George Walker, who recruited Mr. Floyd. “He was a starter and scored 12 to 14 points and seven to eight rebounds.”

Mr. Floyd transferred two years later, in 1995, to Texas A&M University’s Kingsville campus, but he did not stay long. He returned home to Houston — and to the Third Ward — without a degree.

Known locally as the Tré, the Third Ward, south of downtown, is among the city’s historic black neighborhoods, and it has been featured in the music of one of the most famous people to grow up there, Beyoncé.

At times, life in the Bricks was unforgiving. Poverty, drugs, gangs and violence scarred many Third Ward families. Several of Mr. Floyd’s classmates did not live past their 20s.

Soon after returning, Mr. Floyd started rapping. He appeared as Big Floyd on mixtapes created by DJ Screw, a fixture in Houston’s hip-hop scene in the 1990s. His voice deep, his rhymes purposefully delivered at a slow-motion clip, Mr. Floyd rapped about “choppin’ blades” — driving cars with oversize rims — and his Third Ward pride.

For about a decade starting in his early 20s, Mr. Floyd had a string of arrests in Houston, according to court and police records. One of those arrests, for a $10 drug deal in 2004, cost him 10 months in a state jail.

Four years later, Mr. Floyd pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and spent four years in prison. He was released in 2013 and returned home again — this time to begin the long, hard work of trying to turn his life around, using his missteps as a lesson for others.

Stephen Jackson, a retired professional basketball player from Port Arthur, Texas, met Mr. Floyd a year or two before Mr. Jackson joined the N.B.A. They had sports in common, Mr. Jackson said, but they also looked alike — enough to call each other “twin” as a term of endearment.

“I tell people all the time, the only difference between me and George Floyd, the only difference between me and my twin, the only difference between me and Georgie, is the fact that I had more opportunities,” he said, later adding, “If George would have had more opportunities, he might have been a pro athlete in two sports.”

Veronica DeBoest said Mr. Floyd’s mother, Larcenia Floyd, was one of the leaders of the Cuney Homes housing complex. Credit…Michael Starghill Jr. for The New York Times

After prison, Mr. Floyd became even more committed to his church. Inspired by a daughter, Gianna Floyd, born after he was released, Mr. Floyd spent a lot of time at Resurrection Houston, a church that holds many of its services on the basketball court in the middle of Cuney Homes. He would set up chairs and drag out to the center of the court the service’s main attraction — the baptism tub.

“We’d baptize people on the court and we’ve got this big old horse trough. And he’d drag that thing by himself onto that court,” said Patrick Ngwolo, a lawyer and pastor of Resurrection Houston, who described Mr. Floyd as a father figure for younger community residents.

Eventually, Mr. Floyd became involved in a Christian program with a history of taking men to Minnesota from the Third Ward and providing them with drug rehabilitation and job placement services.

“When you say, ‘I’m going to Minnesota,’ everybody knows you’re going to this church-work program out of Minnesota,” Mr. Ngwolo said, “and you’re getting out of this environment.”

His move would be a fresh start, Mr. Ngwolo said, his story one of redemption.

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In a baby book for Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, is a photo of the two of them together.Credit…Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

A Protector of People

In Minnesota, Mr. Floyd lived in a red clapboard duplex with two roommates on the eastern edge of St. Louis Park, a leafy, gentrifying Minneapolis suburb.

Beginning sometime in 2017, he worked as a security guard at the Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center, a downtown homeless shelter and transitional housing facility. The staff members got to know Mr. Floyd as someone with a steady temperament, whose instinct to protect employees included walking them to their cars.

“It takes a special person to work in the shelter environment,” said Brian Molohon, executive director of development at the Salvation Army Northern Division. “Every day you are bombarded with heartache and brokenness.”

Even as Mr. Floyd settled into his position, he looked for other jobs. While working at the Salvation Army, he answered a job ad for a bouncer at Conga Latin Bistro, a restaurant and dance club.

Jovanni Thunstrom, the owner, said Mr. Floyd quickly became part of the work family. He came in early and left late. And though he tried, he never quite mastered salsa dancing.

“Right away I liked his attitude,” said Mr. Thunstrom, who was also Mr. Floyd’s landlord. “He would shake your hand with both hands. He would bend down to greet you.”

Mr. Floyd kept a Bible by his bed. Often, he read it aloud. And despite his height, Mr. Floyd would fold himself in the hallway to frequently pray with Theresa Scott, one of his roommates.

“He had this real cool way of talking. His voice reminded me of Ray Charles. He’d talk fast and he was so soft-spoken,” said Alvin Manago, 55, who met Mr. Floyd at a 2016 softball game. They bonded instantly and became roommates. “He had this low-pitched bass. You had to get used to his accent to understand him. He’d say, ‘Right-on, right-on, right-on.’”

Mr. Floyd spent the final weeks of his life recovering from the coronavirus, which he learned he had in early April. After he was better, he started spending more time with his girlfriend, and he had not seen his roommates in a few weeks, Mr. Manago said.

Like millions of people, his roommates in the city that was to be his fresh start watched the video that captured Mr. Floyd taking his last breaths. They heard him call out for his late mother — “Mama! Mama!”

On Tuesday morning, 15 days after that anguished cry, Mr. Floyd will be laid to rest beside her.

Thousands of protesters gathered near the White House on Saturday to protest the killing of Mr. Floyd. Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Manny Fernandez reported from Houston and Audra D. S. Burch from Hollywood, Fla. Contributing reporting were Marc Stein from Dallas, Erica L. Green from Washington, and Dionne Searcey and Matt Furber from Minneapolis. Susan Beachy contributed research.

Manny Fernandez is the Houston bureau chief, covering Texas and Oklahoma. He joined The Times as a Metro reporter in 2005, covering the Bronx and housing. He previously worked for The Washington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle. @mannyNYT

A version of this article appears in print on June 9, 2020, Section A, Page 1 of the New York edition with the headline: Man of Outsize Dreams Stirred a Movement With Final Breaths.

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Today’s top stories: Boris tells adults the best present they can give their mother for Mother’s Day is to stay away, the health secretary has said 4,500 retired healthcare workers have signed up to help battle coronavirus and lockdown in the Italian region of Lombardy has been tightened as the country confirmed more than 53,500 cases of COVID-19. ? Boris Johnson warns of ‘stark’ and ‘accelerating’ coronavirus numbers ahead of Mother’s Day https://trib.al/lrbMq77 ? 4,500 retired doctors and nurses sign up to battle COVID-19 pandemic https://trib.al/LYsfa83 ? Lockdown tightens in parts of Italy hardest hit by COVID-19 https://trib.al/oBdZFdy SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí https://www.youtube.com/skynewsespanol For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-n… Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

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Watch CNA’s 24-hour live coverage of the latest headlines and top stories from Singapore, Asia and around the world, as well as documentaries and features that bring you a deeper look at Singapore and Asian issues. CNA is a regional broadcaster headquartered in Singapore. Get the programming schedule here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/… Subscribe to our channel here: https://cna.asia/youtubesub Subscribe to our news service on Telegram: https://cna.asia/telegram Follow us: CNA: https://cna.asia CNA Lifestyle: http://www.cnalifestyle.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/channelnewsasia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/channelnews… Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/channelnewsasia

[LIVE] Coronavirus Pandemic: Real Time Counter, World Map, News

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Coronavirus Live Streaming: Breaking news, world Map and live counter on confirmed cases and recovered cases. I started this live stream on Jan 26th. Many people are worried about the spread of coronavirus. For anyone that wants to know the real-time progression of the worldwide spread of this virus, I offer this live stream. The purpose is not to instill fear or panic, nor is it to necessarily comfort; I just want to present the data to help inform the public of the current situation. The purpose of this stream is to show basic information and data to understand the situation easily. For detail information, please visit our reference sites.

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Cases

Sorted by Confirmed in descending order
Location Confirmed Cases per 1M people Recovered Deaths New cases (last 60 days)
Worldwide 5,435,789 699 2,184,995 345,442
United States 1,684,273 5,111 346,492 98,169
Brazil 365,213 1,728 149,911 22,746
Russia 353,427 2,408 118,798 3,633
United Kingdom 259,559 3,907 36,793
Spain 235,823 5,007 150,376 28,773
Italy 230,158 3,820 141,981 32,877
Germany 180,523 2,171 162,648 8,389
Turkey 156,827 1,886 118,694 4,340
France 144,921 2,161 64,617 28,367
India 138,845 102 57,721 4,021
Iran 137,724 1,653 107,713 7,451
Peru 119,959 3,733 49,795 3,456
Canada 85,104 2,241 44,207 6,453
Mainland China 82,985 59 78,268 4,634
Chile 73,997 3,873 29,302 761
Mexico 68,620 542 47,424 7,394
Belgium 57,342 4,976 15,297 9,312
Pakistan 56,349 257 17,482 1,167
Netherlands 45,445 2,604 5,830
Ecuador 36,756 2,106 3,560 3,108
Sweden 33,843 3,275 4,971 4,029
Portugal 30,788 2,996 17,822 1,333
Switzerland 30,746 3,581 28,100 1,642
Ireland 24,698 5,018 21,060 1,608
Indonesia 22,750 85 5,642 1,391
Poland 21,631 564 9,276 1,007
Ukraine 21,245 507 7,234 623
Colombia 21,175 429 5,016 727
Romania 18,283 942 11,630 1,193
Egypt 17,265 172 4,807 764
Philippines 14,319 132 3,323 873
Argentina 12,063 268 3,719 452
Denmark 11,360 1,951 9,900 562
Algeria 8,503 198 4,747 609

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.

The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

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The New York Times   The Morning  May 21, 2020

Good morning. Vaccine research is making progress. Chinese leaders have regained their swagger. And a new study shows the severe costs of delayed U.S. action on the virus.
Inaction that cost lives
By the final days of February, many public health experts were sounding the alarm about the coronavirus, and some people were listening.
In the San Francisco area, major employers began directing their employees to stay home. Washington State declared a state of emergency. South Korea, Vietnam and other countries ordered aggressive measures.
President Trump did not.
On Feb. 26, he said — incorrectly — that the number of cases was “going very substantially down, not up.” As late as March 10, he promised: “It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.”
Some local leaders also continued to urge business as usual. In early March, Mayor Bill de Blasio told New Yorkers to “get out on the town despite coronavirus.”
This kind of advice appears to have cost tens of thousands of American lives, according to a new analysis by researchers at Columbia University.
If the U.S. had enacted social-distancing measures a week earlier than it did — in early March rather than mid-March — about 36,000 fewer Americans would have died, the study found. That’s more than one third of the current death toll, which is about 100,000.
If the measures had been in place two weeks earlier, on March 1, the death toll would be 54,000 lower.

By The New York Times
These are hypothetical estimates, of course, and they’re unavoidably imprecise. But they are consistent with real-world evidence from places that responded to the virus more quickly, including San Francisco, Washington State, South Korea and Vietnam — where per capita deaths have been much lower than the U.S. average.
Jeffrey Shaman, the leader of the Columbia research team, told The Times: “It’s a big, big difference. That small moment in time, catching it in that growth phase, is incredibly critical in reducing the number of deaths.”
Related: Trump and some top White House officials are arguing that the reported virus death toll is overstated, The Times reports. Public health experts overwhelmingly reject this view.
A simple way to understand why experts believe the official count is actually understated: The number of Americans who have died in recent weeks is much higher than normal.
FOUR MORE BIG STORIES
1. Hope for a coronavirus vaccine
Developing a vaccine usually takes years, sometimes decades. Yet many scientists around the world are now cautiously optimistic that a coronavirus vaccine could be ready by next year. One sign of progress: Researchers published a report yesterday showing that a prototype vaccine protected monkeys from infection.
In other virus developments:
2. Flooding in Michigan after dams burst

Tittabawassee River in Midland, Mich.Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
Days of torrential rainfall breached two privately owned dams in Central Michigan yesterday, sending water surging at least 10 feet high and forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes. The floodwaters flowed into a Dow Chemical complex and threatened a Superfund toxic-cleanup site, raising concerns of environmental fallout.
The evacuations complicate the state’s social-distancing efforts. “It’s hard to believe that we’re in the middle of a 100-year crisis, a global pandemic, and we’re also dealing with a flooding event that looks to be the worst in 500 years,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said.
3. Pompeo defends firing of watchdog
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended his recommendation for Trump to fire the State Department’s inspector general and denied the firing was retaliation for investigations into potential misuses of government resources by Pompeo and his wife, Susan.
NBC News reported this week that the Pompeos had used taxpayer money to pay for lavish dinners that included Fox News hosts, a NASCAR driver and the chairman of Chick-fil-A.
“Trump’s purge of inspectors general is unprecedented,” Jen Kirby writes in a Vox article explaining the history and role of the job.
When a mask makes a statement

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Capitol Hill in Washington.Erin Schaff/The New York Times
For public figures including Emmanuel Macron and Ivanka Trump, the act of wearing a mask — or not wearing one — has become political. Nowhere is this more visible than in Nancy Pelosi’s color-coordinated facial wardrobe, Vanessa Friedman, The Times’s fashion critic, writes.

12 Autopsy Cases Reveal TRUTH About How Patients Die From Coronavirus | COVID-19

May 14, 2020  Doctor Mike Hansen

This is the link to the main study in this video: https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.73… 12 Autopsy Cases Reveal TRUTH About How Patients Die From Coronavirus | COVID-19 #coronavirus #covid19 #covid_19 Coronavirus | COVID-19 YouTube Video Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… In all 12 cases, the cause of death was found within the lungs or the pulmonary vascular system. For the ones who did not die of large pulmonary emboli, they died of the extensive inflammation within the lungs, meaning pneumonia with ARDS. In these cases, the lungs were wet and heavy, much like a sponge that is saturated with water. The surfaces of the lung often had a distinct patchy pattern, with pale areas alternating with slightly protruding and firm, deep reddish-blue hypercapillarized areas. This is indicative of areas of intense inflammation, with endothelial dysfunction that can be seen at the microscopic level. When they look at slices of the lungs under the microscope, they found diffuse alveolar damage in 8 cases. Specifically, they saw hyaline membrane formation, and tiny clots in the capillaries, and capillaries that were engorged with red blood cells, and other inflammatory findings. All these findings represent ARDS. They also found lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, infiltrated these areas of infiltration. This fits the picture of viral pathogenesis. They also looked at the pharynx of these patients, meaning in their throat. The lining of the throat, or mucosa, was hyperemic, meaning very red and irritated, and at the microscopic level, they saw lymphocytes invading there, which is consistent with a viral infection. In one case, a patient had lymphocytes invade his heart muscle, findings that are consistent with what we call viral myocarditis. More than half of the patients in this study had large blood clots. One-third of the patients had pulmonary embolism as the direct cause of death. All the others died of intense inflammation in their lungs related to pneumonia with ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome). Recently there’s been studies showing that about 1/3rd of patients with severe COVID have blood clots. Another study of 191 patients with coronavirus aka COVID-19, half of those who died had clots, compared with 7% of survivors. And levels of D-dimer that were greater than 1000 µg/L were associated with a fatal outcome. So it’s pretty clear now that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is causing a lot of clots to form in moderate to severe COVID disease. How is this happening? It’s likely a combination of reasons, that has to do with downregulation of the ACE2 receptor in the lung alveoli, with a subsequent shift towards having more angiotensin II in the lungs, and less angiotensin 1-7 and 1-9 in the lungs, and when this happens, this leads to more cytokine storm with more inflammation, more constriction of pulmonary arteries, and more clots that develop. That, in turn, leads to more endothelial dysfunction in the capillaries that surround the alveoli. Also, there is evidence that the virus attaches to the ACE2 receptors of those endothelial cells that line those capillaries, which further propagates inflammation and clotting. And in the cytokine storm that develops there, RANTES, a chemokine, binds to the CCR5 receptor of CD4 and CD8 lymphocytes, and that causes those lymphocytes to infiltrate those areas of inflammation, and in doing so, further contributes towards the inflammatory reaction. This is why we are seeing low levels of CD4 and CD8 lymphocytes in severe COVID. Endothelial damage can also lead to the development of antiphospholipid antibodies, and these antibodies are bad because they trigger the formation of blood clots. That’s why patients who have clots with the diagnosis of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome need to be on blood thinners. Also, 11 out of the 12 patients in this study had underlying heart disease and were obese. These are known risk factors not just for cardiovascular disease, but also known risk factors for endothelial dysfunction, and are known risk factors for COVID. So the big takeaways from the findings in this study are that most people who die of COVID, it’s primarily a lung problem. Either related to inflammation with ARDS and/or blood clots. Antiphospholipid syndrome might be a commonality among patients with thrombosis in COVID-19 patients. Dr. Mike Hansen, MD Internal Medicine | Pulmonary Disease | Critical Care Medicine Website: https://doctormikehansen.com/ Instagram Account: http://instagram.com/doctor.hansen/ #coronavirus #covid19 #covid_19

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The ocean plays host to a peculiar party of wild, marine sex life that’s perhaps quirkier (and kinkier) than you can fathom. But is human behavior interrupting these raunchy reproductive acts? Take a deep dive with marine biologist Marah J. Hardt to discover what exactly goes down under the sea — and why your own wellness depends on the healthy sex lives of fish.

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxMileHigh, an independent event. TED’s editors chose to feature it for you.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Marah J. Hardt · Marine scientist and storyteller

Marah J. Hardt keeps one foot wet in the field while the other wanders the crossroads of science, storytelling and strategy.

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Sex in the Sea

Marah J. Hardt

St Martin’s Press (2016)

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From something as small and complex as a chromosome to something as seemingly simple as the weather, sex determination systems vary significantly across the animal kingdom. Biologist and teacher Aaron Reedy shows us the amazing differences between species when it comes to determination of gender. [Directed by Buzzco Associates, Inc., narrated by Aaron Reedy].

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Aaron Reedy · Teacher

Aaron Reedy teaches at Thomas Kelly High School in Chicago, where he uses innovative projects to connect his classroom to the wider world of science.

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TED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators.

How Yo-Yo Ma’s ‘Songs of Comfort’ are inspiring musical collaboration

May 13, 2020  PBS NewsHour

The ‘Songs of Comfort’ project world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma launched on social media continues to expand in new directions. Jeffrey Brown looks at the growing collaboration in these mini performances, as tough times bring people together through music — and technology. It’s part of our ongoing arts and culture series, Canvas. Editor’s note: For the record,  one of the talented musicians shown in this piece singing harmony with herself is NewsHour producer Ali Rogin, at 3:11. Thanks to all of the performers for sharing with us. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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Fierce Feathered Portraits of Brooding Birds by Josie Morway

Fierce Feathered Portraits of Brooding Birds by Josie Morway

MAY 29, 2018  LAURA STAUGAITIS

Artist Josie Morway creates fierce portraits of wildlife set in abstracted apocalyptic environments and interspersed with geometric linework, colorful paint drips, and mysterious Latin text. Morway often features birds in her oil and enamel paintings, using the graceful shapes of the animals’ elongated necks and sweeping wings to draw the viewer’s eye around the artwork. Many of Morway’s works also interweave plants: ferns, succulents, and blossoming flowers emerge from around her animal subjects’ bodies.

The artist shares with Colossal that the Latin lettering that embellishes some of her paintings is heavily abstracted from old mottos. “I don’t mean for them to be read too literally, but rather hope they lend a certain feeling of portentousness to the pieces,” Morway explains. “I like referencing religious icon paintings and other forms of ‘serious’ historic painting, but using animals and birds in the place of saints, etc. I’m going for the feeling of narrative realism, but working with a narrative that’s mysterious, missing some information, open to the viewer’s interpretation.”

Morway will have a piece on view at Antler Gallery in Portland starting June 9, 2018, as part of PDX/LAX II, a collaborative exhibit with Los Angeles gallery Thinkspace Projects, as well as a two person show in October. You can also find her work in Australia at Beinart Gallery’s group show starting July 13. The artist shares updates on her work via Instagram.

This is the first large pink rose bloom in our garden, Downtown Newark, New Jersey, USA.  No matter how many unpleasant events happen in this world, if we are cultivating the garden, nature will always give us happiness.  I was trapped in our apartment for two months and thirteen days, due to COVIT-19 (Corona-virus).  But when I see flowers blooming in our garden, I feel more lively seeing the freshness and beauty comes alive.

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PBS NewsHour full episode, May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, vaccine expert and whistleblower Dr. Rick Bright criticizes the Trump administration’s pandemic response. Plus: Former presidential chiefs of staff offer lessons from past American crises, how colleges and universities are adapting to COVID-19, the pandemic in prisons, how to revive the U.S. economy and Ask Us your questions about parenting during the pandemic. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Vaccine expert criticizes government’s pandemic response https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN1G9… News Wrap: Burr steps down as head of Senate Intel Committee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAbEZ… Andy Card and Rahm Emanuel on what Trump’s crisis response https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lxyA… U.S. colleges struggle with decision to reopen in the fall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duu2v… U.S. prisons are breeding grounds for COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCi9q… A Nobel-winning economist’s case for more COVID-19 testing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx2SG… A child psychiatrist on parenting during the pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnOMO… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, tensions over when to lift lockdowns and let businesses reopen dominate American life. Plus: Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on the U.S. coronavirus response, child welfare experts fear rising abuse, the family of an American hostage in Afghanistan pleas for his release, the Supreme Court considers faithless electors and “Songs of Comfort.” Editor’s Note: For the record, one of the talented musicians shown in our “Songs of Comfort” piece is NewsHour producer Ali Rogin, at 53:50. Thanks to all of the performers for sharing with us. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Trump criticizes Fauci over Senate committee testimony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WDcV… Alexander: States need more flexibility with federal aid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4SAL… N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy: ‘All states’ need more federal aid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOTQp… News Wrap: Federal judge delays decision on Flynn case https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VopX9… Why experts worry child abuse is rising during the pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJFS9… Family of American held in Afghanistan asks Trump for help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U45TN… ‘Faithless electors’ SCOTUS case could have big implications https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74_LT… Yo-Yo Ma’s ‘Songs of Comfort’ inspire musical collaboration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGagN… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, U.S. public health officials warn of the risks of lifting coronavirus restrictions too early. Plus: Sens. Bill Cassidy and Patty Murray on the federal response to COVID-19, tough questions in legal battle over President Trump’s finances, what’s happening in Venezuela, racial COVID-19 disparities, the Flint water crisis and a Brief But Spectacular take on supporting nurses. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Senators press public health officials on COVID-19 testing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5V8k… Sen. Cassidy defends Fauci from GOP criticism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH8jw… Sen. Murray: Administration ‘not transparent’ about testing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_5i3… News Wrap: Biden disputes Trump’s COVID-19 testing claims https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEgUz… Supreme Court asks tough questions in case on Trump finances https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f__2P… Maduro tries to leverage botched attempt to overthrow him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5mZb… COVID-19 a ‘wake-up call’ about racial health disparities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa7Oo… Pandemic threatens Flint, Michigan, with 2nd health crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLzz3… A Brief But Spectacular take on showing up for nurses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFf-H… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, the Trump administration urges lifting pandemic restrictions as COVID-19 spreads to the White House. Plus: What countries lifting coronavirus lockdowns are seeing, racial disparities in U.S. health care, Americans with disabilities aren’t getting relief, Politics Monday with Amy Walter and Tamara Keith, dating amid the COVID-19 pandemic and NewsHour’s four-legged friends. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Trump touts testing efforts as virus spreads to White House  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPTn5… News Wrap: Biden blasts Trump’s COVID-19 response https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA0hU… Countries are lifting coronavirus lockdowns. Is that safe? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T-XU… Why COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting black Americans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df5f2… COVID-19 legislation leaves out Americans with disabilities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bElXJ… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on COVID-19 at the White House https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMWuc… What COVID-19 has meant for dating in America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEZRQ… The NewsHour’s family of furry friends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvYdc… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 10, 2020

May 10, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, May 10, the economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis, the future of hospital design now being shaped by the pandemic, and little free libraries are turning into pantries to help those in need. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode May 9, 2020

May 9, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, May 9, more states rush to reopen businesses amid rising unemployment, a new push for absentee voting during the pandemic, and the impact of COVID-19 on frontline Filipino health care workers. Also, a lesson from China on keeping students engaged during lockdown. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews?… Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.c… Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews

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Watch Sky News live

Started streaming on Nov 2, 2019 Sky News

Today’s top stories: Boris tells adults the best present they can give their mother for Mother’s Day is to stay away, the health secretary has said 4,500 retired healthcare workers have signed up to help battle coronavirus and lockdown in the Italian region of Lombardy has been tightened as the country confirmed more than 53,500 cases of COVID-19. ? Boris Johnson warns of ‘stark’ and ‘accelerating’ coronavirus numbers ahead of Mother’s Day https://trib.al/lrbMq77 ? 4,500 retired doctors and nurses sign up to battle COVID-19 pandemic https://trib.al/LYsfa83 ? Lockdown tightens in parts of Italy hardest hit by COVID-19 https://trib.al/oBdZFdy SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí https://www.youtube.com/skynewsespanol For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-n… Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

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Started streaming on Jan 1, 2020 CNA

Watch CNA’s 24-hour live coverage of the latest headlines and top stories from Singapore, Asia and around the world, as well as documentaries and features that bring you a deeper look at Singapore and Asian issues. CNA is a regional broadcaster headquartered in Singapore. Get the programming schedule here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/… Subscribe to our channel here: https://cna.asia/youtubesub Subscribe to our news service on Telegram: https://cna.asia/telegram Follow us: CNA: https://cna.asia CNA Lifestyle: http://www.cnalifestyle.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/channelnewsasia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/channelnews… Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/channelnewsasia

[LIVE] Coronavirus Pandemic: Real Time Counter, World Map, News

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Coronavirus Live Streaming: Breaking news, world Map and live counter on confirmed cases and recovered cases. I started this live stream on Jan 26th. Many people are worried about the spread of coronavirus. For anyone that wants to know the real-time progression of the worldwide spread of this virus, I offer this live stream. The purpose is not to instill fear or panic, nor is it to necessarily comfort; I just want to present the data to help inform the public of the current situation. The purpose of this stream is to show basic information and data to understand the situation easily. For detail information, please visit our reference sites.

Plastic is an incredible substance for the economy — and the worst substance possible for the environment, says entrepreneur Andrew Forrest. In a conversation meant to spark debate, Forrest and head of TED Chris Anderson discuss an ambitious plan to get the world’s biggest companies to fund an environmental revolution — and transition industry towards getting all of its plastic from recycled materials, not from fossil fuels.

This talk was presented at “We the Future,” a special event in partnership with the Skoll Foundation and the United Nations Foundation.

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Andrew Forrest · Entrepreneur

Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest is an Australian businessman, philanthropist and entrepreneur, widely considered one of the country’s greatest change agents.

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What Doctors Are Learning From Autopsy Findings of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Patients

May 6, 2020  Doctor Mike Hansen

What Doctors Are Learning From Autopsy Findings of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Patients #coronavirus #covid19 #covid_19 Coronavirus | COVID-19 YouTube Video Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… Once the SARS-CoV-2 virus is deeply embedded in the body, it begins to cause more severe disease. This is where the direct attack on other organs that have ACE2 receptors can occur, including heart muscle, kidneys, blood vessels, liver, and the brain. Early findings, including those from multiple autopsy and biopsy reports, show that viral particles can be found not only in the nasal passages and throat, but also in tears, stool, kidneys, liver, pancreas, and heart. One case report found evidence of viral particles in the CSF, meaning the fluid around the brain. That patient had meningitis. So the virus is sometimes going to all these different organs by means of attaching to the ACE2 receptors that are there, but that’s not even the whole story. Because in some cases, by the time the body’s immune system figures out the body are being invaded, it’s like unleashing the military to stomp out the virus, and in that process, there’s a ton of collateral damage. This is what we refer to as the cytokine storm. When the virus gets into the alveolar cells, meaning the tiny little air sacs within the lungs, it makes a ton of copies of itself and goes onto invading more cells. The alveoli’s next-door neighbor is guessed who, yeah, the tiniest blood vessels in our body, capillaries. And the lining of those capillaries is called the endothelium, which also has ACE2 receptors. And once the virus invades the capillaries. It means that it serves as the trigger for the onslaught of inflammation AND clotting. And Early autopsy results are also showing widely scattered clots in multiple organs. In one study from the Netherlands, 1/3rd of hospitalized with COVID-19 got clots despite already being on prophylactic doses of blood thinners. So not only are you getting the inflammation with the cytokine storm, but you’re also forming blood clots, that can travel to other parts of the body, and cause major blockages, effectively damaging those organs. So wait a minute doc, you’re telling me that this can cause organ damage by 1) Directly attacking organs by their ACE2 receptor? Yup 2) Indirectly attacking organs by way of collateral damage from the cytokine storm? Yup 3) Indirectly cause damage to organs by means of blood clots? yup 4) Indirectly cause damage as a result of low oxygen levels, improper ventilator settings, drug treatments themselves, and/or all of these things combined? Yeah Endothelial cells are more vulnerable to dying in people with preexisting endothelial dysfunction, which is more often associated with being a male, being a smoker, having high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. Blood clots can form and/or travel to other parts of the body. When blood clots travel to the toes, and cause blockages in blood flow there, meaning ischemia or infarction, that can cause gangrene there. And lots of times patients with gangrene require amputation, and “COVID toes” So is antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS), the cause of all these blood clots in patients with severe COVID? Maybe. Some patients with APS have what’s called catastrophic APS, where these patients can have strokes, seizures, heart attacks, kidney failure, ARDS, skin changes like the ones I mentioned. Viral infectious diseases, particularly those of the respiratory tract, have been reported as being the triggers for CAPS. Various factors increase the risk of developing arterial thrombosis. Classically, the cardiovascular-dependent risk factors implicated in clotting have been hypertension, meaning high blood pressure, high levels of cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, age, chemotherapy, and degree of infection. All of these contribute toward developing arterial thrombosis. A lot of patients with severe COVID-19 have certain labs that resemble DIC, such as increased PT/INR, increased PTT, decreased levels of platelets. But the reason why these COVID patients who developed clots in the study I mentioned earlier, the reason why they don’t have DIC, is actually 2 reasons, one, they weren’t having extensive bleeding, and two, they did not have low fibrinogen levels. And if its truly DIC, you would have both of those things. Anyway, you can probably glean from this video why it’s so hard for doctors to figure out what is going on with this virus. Between the variable ways this disease can present in different patients, and the different ways that organs can suffer damage, yeah, this is really, really really, complicated. Are BLOOD CLOTS the reason why COVID19 patients are dying? Video Link – https://youtu.be/qoJ4VDaGSfY Dr. Mike Hansen, MD Internal Medicine | Pulmonary Disease | Critical Care Medicine Website: https://doctormikehansen.com/ #coronavirus #covid19 #covid_19

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 Cases

Sorted by Confirmed in descending order
Location Confirmed Cases per 1M people Recovered Deaths
Worldwide 4,437,442 571 1,585,286 302,025
United States 1,448,245 4,395 253,239 86,541
Russia 252,245 1,719 53,530 2,305
United Kingdom 233,151 3,509 33,614
Spain 229,540 4,873 143,374 27,321
Italy 223,096 3,703 115,288 31,368
Brazil 202,918 960 79,479 13,993
Germany 174,948 2,104 150,300 7,928
Turkey 144,749 1,741 104,030 4,007
France 141,356 2,107 59,605 27,425
Iran 114,533 1,374 90,539 6,854
Mainland China 82,933 59 78,209 4,633
Peru 80,604 2,509 25,151 2,267
India 78,003 57 26,235 2,549
Canada 73,401 1,933 36,091 5,472
Belgium 54,288 4,711 14,111 8,903
Saudi Arabia 46,869 1,370 19,051 283
Netherlands 43,481 2,492 5,590
Mexico 42,595 337 28,475 4,477
       

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What can we learn about the coronavirus from past pandemics? | COVID-19 Special

May 8, 2020  DW News

Pandemics have haunted humanity for centuries. From malaria to smallpox, the plague and now the novel coronavirus. All of them have changed the world we live in. Despite all the lessons from history, the suffering and loss of lives from infectious diseases, we’re caught up again in a last-minute rush to contain an outbreak with a cure, for which success is as uncertain as it ever was. But have we changed the way we do things and what else is there to learn from past pandemics? Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutsche… For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ?Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewell… ?Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ?Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dw_stories/ Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/deuts… #Coronavirus #Covid19 #Pandemics

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A Dramatic Performance by Juilliard Students Brings a Socially Distant Approach to Ravel’s Boléro

 

A Dramatic Performance by Juilliard Students Brings a Socially Distant Approach to Ravel’s Boléro

MAY 4, 2020  GRACE EBERT

Maurice Ravel’s Boléro is a particularly collaborative composition in that it passes the melodic theme through a series of solos. The sequential performances highlight the distinct tones and sounds of each instrument, whether it be a flute, violin, or the anomalous saxophone. In a spectacular new project, dozens of Juilliard students who now are quarantined in their respective homes bring a socially distant approach to the classic orchestral composition. What makes it especially impressive, though, is not just appearances by famous alumni—watch for Yo-Yo Ma, Laura Linney, Patti LuPone, and Itzhak Perlman—but because it coordinates the instrumental piece in addition to a range of dramatic and choreographed elements that appear to transcend individual frames.

In a statement about the project, Juilliard said the hundreds of video clips were filmed separately before being edited and overlayed into a single composition. “Bolero Juilliard, assembled by a team of artists all working from remote locations, is part narrative, part collage. Most of all, it is a collective endeavor that captures a snapshot of a specific global moment and the possibilities of creative connection in an uncertain world,” the school said. The assembled video is “a complex online puzzle with many components being conceived, rehearsed, and produced simultaneously.”

If you enjoyed Juilliard’s project, check out this music video filmed entirely on Zoom and these quarantine dispatches. (via Kottke)

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Apr 30, 2020  The Juilliard School

“What can we do together even while we are alone?” With 100+ Juilliard students and alumni, at home together. Read more about the creation of ‘Bolero Juilliard’: https://www.juilliard.edu/news/146351… Directed and choreographed by Larry Keigwin with associate Nicole Wolcott, featuring a reimagining of Ravel’s score, conducted by David Robertson, and produced by Kurt Crowley. Featuring Juilliard dancers, musicians, and actors, with alumni Emanuel Ax (music), Christine Baranski (drama), Jon Batiste (jazz studies), Renée Fleming (voice), Isabel Leonard (voice), Laura Linney (drama), Patti LuPone (drama), Yo-Yo Ma (music), Andrea Miller (dance), Bebe Neuwirth (dance), faculty member Itzhak Perlman (music), Susanna Phillips (voice), Bobbi Jene Smith (dance), Davóne Tines (voice), and Bradley Whitford (drama). ‘Bolero Juilliard’ is at the center of the many projects and initiatives the school is undertaking during this time of remote learning, supplementing the online lessons, classes, activities, and student- and faculty-generated collaborations and creativity. These collaborations embrace the ethos of #JuilliardThrives, which showcases the creativity, flexibility, and resilience that define the Juilliard community as we are at home, together. Belong to something brilliant: http://www.juilliard.edu/we Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheJuilliard… Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JuilliardSchool Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/juilliardschool

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The Human Microbiome Reimagined as a Cut-Paper Coral Reef by Rogan Brown

The Human Microbiome Reimagined as a Cut-Paper Coral Reef by Rogan Brown

JUNE 4, 2018  KATE SIERZPUTOWSKI

Using the visual metaphor of a coral reef, artist Rogan Brown (previously) introduces his audience to the diverse bacteria, archaea, fungi found in the human body through paper-based sculptures. The detailed works are created after months of research and hunting for aesthetic parallels that might link the two surprisingly similar worlds.

His series Magical Circle Variations merge these sources of inspiration with a pastel color scheme that can also be found in a coral habitat. “What the reef and the microbiome have in common is that they both consist of biodiverse colonies of organisms that coexist more or less harmoniously,” Brown explains. “There are further parallels between coral and human beings in that we are both symbiont organisms, that is we depend on a mutually beneficial relationship with another species: coral only receive their beautiful colors from varieties of algae that live on them and human beings can only exist thanks to the unimaginably huge and diverse number of bacteria that live in and on them.”

Brown hopes that his intricate paper sculptures will allow his audience to more greatly conceptualize the bacteria-based landscape of the human body. Works like these will be exhibited with C Fine Art at the upcoming Art Market Hamptons July 5-8, 2018. You can see more of his work on his website.

Sheets of White Paper Layered into Dense Cityscapes and Forests by Ayumi Shibata

Sheets of White Paper Layered into Dense Cityscapes and Forests by Ayumi Shibata

FEBRUARY 19, 2020  GRACE EBERT

 “Museum Mile Book.” All images © Ayumi Shibata, shared with permission

Japan-based artist Ayumi Shibata (previously) constructs intricate paper cities and natural landscapes layers of paper for a single project, Shibata carves miniature houses, clouds, and tree-filled forests that eventually are illuminated in glass vessels, stored safely in a book, or erected in large-scale installations.

The artist tells Colossal that she doesn’t use pencil outlines, in part because the white paper isn’t durable enough to be erased if there’s an error. Instead, she envisions the three-dimensional shapes she wants to create and begins cutting. “White paper expresses the yang, light, (and) the process to cut expresses the yin, shadow. When the sun shines upon an object, a shadow is born,” she writes. “Front and back, yin and yang, two side(s) of the same coin.”

Shibata also relies on the Japanese word “kami”—which translates to paper but also to god, divinity, and spirit—as she considers the relationship between humans and nature that turns up in her work. “The world of paper that unfolds within the glass expresses the micro world, which is our human world, the Earth, the universe, and other universes and dimensions. The life-sized forest installation expresses the macro world, which is outside of our universe and the unknown worlds.” Each time someone walks into a room with one of her more expansive pieces, she thinks it’s possible “we could meet, communicate and coexist with Kami, which exists but we can’t see.”

To check out more of Shibata’s structural projects, head to her Instagram.

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PBS NewsHour full episode, May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, with millions of Americans filing for unemployment and businesses desperate, more states lift pandemic restrictions. Plus: Rising tensions between the White House and China, a perspective on reopening restaurants, essential workers strike for their health, Joe Biden denies a sexual assault allegation, the analysis of Shields and Brooks, Jazz Fest goes quiet and in memoriam. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Economic strain drives more states to lift pandemic rules https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZzPh… The ongoing U.S.-China rhetorical battle over the pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKamw… News Wrap: White House blocks Fauci from House testimony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4fJa… The CEO of Waffle House on adapting restaurants to COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd6uZ… How these essential workers feel about the risks they face https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w58M4… What Biden said in 1st public response to assault allegation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ApNi… Shields and Brooks on Biden’s assault allegation denial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I-up… Trombone Shorty on New Orleans’ quieted musical heartbeat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWULo… Mourning some of those lost to COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUNnk… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, Apr 30, 2020

Apr 30, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, new jobs numbers emphasize the depths of the pandemic’s economic damage. Plus: What happens to Americans struggling to pay for housing, complications around accessing food stamps, viewer questions about the economic crisis, Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso on COVID-19, the World Health Organization under fire and a Brief But Spectacular take on why we’re never really alone. Correction: When discussing President Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic during the interview with Sen. Barrasso, Judy Woodruff mistakenly said 15 Americans had died of the disease in late February. She meant that there were 15 confirmed U.S. cases of the disease then. We regret the error. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS States ask for more federal aid as economic crisis deepens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T_Xq… How to get help if you can’t pay your mortgage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo7RD… How COVID-19 is keeping food from America’s hungriest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7TvV… Michelle Singletary answers viewers’ financial questions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXtif… News Wrap: Pelosi defends Biden over assault allegation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9weo… Sen. Barrasso: Early remdesivir results ‘very encouraging’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-mI2… 2 perspectives on the Trump administration’s clash with WHO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyIcz… A Brief But Spectacular take on why we’re never really alone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEtvP… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, Apr 29, 2020

Apr 29, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, U.S. deaths from COVID-19 now exceed American fatalities incurred in the Vietnam War. Plus: The latest on testing and possible treatment, how the pandemic threatens U.S. food production, distance learning challenges for students with special needs, earning potential for collegiate athletes and a new book on community and relationships from a former U.S. surgeon general. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Amid economic gloom, is there hope for a COVID-19 treatment? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3TNr… What we know about remdesivir study and COVID-19 antibodies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWuPp… News Wrap: Navy widens investigation of Roosevelt outbreak https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkHat… Trump wants meat processing plants open. But are they safe? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elxBy… How distance learning is creating a special education crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgxRo… Does NCAA earnings decision mean a ‘new era’ for athletes? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo31s… Could pandemic loneliness spark a ‘social revival?’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIecV… What could a post-pandemic world look like? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJCs8… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, Apr 28, 2020

Apr 28, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, more states start to lift restrictions put in place due to COVID-19, causing some health experts to worry. Plus: Small businesses struggle to obtain federal aid, Sen. Chuck Schumer on the federal response, New Zealand and Australia successfully battle virus spread, how the pandemic is changing religious observation and telling fact from fiction in a global health crisis. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS More states lift restrictions, in bid for economic relief https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roc_a… News Wrap: Violent new protests in Lebanon turn deadly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YJVO… Why can’t more small businesses get federal pandemic aid? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgjoY… Schumer demands hearings on coronavirus relief oversight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omuw6… How New Zealand and Australia have kept COVID-19 losses loz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leM0L… How religious leaders are keeping the faith during COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leM0L… The dangerous flood of misinformation surrounding COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl9zg… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

Jane Goodall on animal-human interconnectedness amid the pandemic

Apr 22, 2020  PBS NewsHour

We mark this 50th anniversary of Earth Day with Jane Goodall, one of the world’s most renowned scientists and environmentalists. A new National Geographic documentary explores her life and work, teaching generations how interconnected we are with the natural world. Jeffrey Brown talks to Goodall about her career and mission — and the pandemic that has brought modern civilization to its knees. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6 Follow us: Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/newshour Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/newshour Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/podcasts Newsletters: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/subscribe

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Today’s top stories: Boris tells adults the best present they can give their mother for Mother’s Day is to stay away, the health secretary has said 4,500 retired healthcare workers have signed up to help battle coronavirus and lockdown in the Italian region of Lombardy has been tightened as the country confirmed more than 53,500 cases of COVID-19. ? Boris Johnson warns of ‘stark’ and ‘accelerating’ coronavirus numbers ahead of Mother’s Day https://trib.al/lrbMq77 ? 4,500 retired doctors and nurses sign up to battle COVID-19 pandemic https://trib.al/LYsfa83 ? Lockdown tightens in parts of Italy hardest hit by COVID-19 https://trib.al/oBdZFdy SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí https://www.youtube.com/skynewsespanol For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-n… Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

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Coronavirus Live Streaming: Breaking news, world Map and live counter on confirmed cases and recovered cases. I started this live stream on Jan 26th. Many people are worried about the spread of coronavirus. For anyone that wants to know the real-time progression of the worldwide spread of this virus, I offer this live stream. The purpose is not to instill fear or panic, nor is it to necessarily comfort; I just want to present the data to help inform the public of the current situation. The purpose of this stream is to show basic information and data to understand the situation easily. For detail information, please visit our reference sites.

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Sorted by Confirmed in descending order
Location Confirmed Cases per 1M people Recovered Deaths
Worldwide 3,424,254 440 1,092,715 243,674
United States 1,157,782 3,513 150,934 67,046
Spain 216,582 4,598 117,248 25,100
Italy 209,328 3,475 79,914 28,710
United Kingdom 182,260 2,743 28,131
Germany 164,967 1,984 121,014 6,812
France 130,979 1,953 50,562 24,760
Turkey 124,375 1,496 58,259 3,336
Russia 124,054 845 15,013 1,222
Brazil 96,559 457 40,973 6,750
Iran 96,448 1,157 77,350 6,156
China 84,388 60 77,713 4,643
Canada 56,714 1,493 23,801 3,566
       

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Important developments in the coronavirus pandemic.
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The United States surpassed 1 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus Tuesday, which is around a third of all the world’s reported infections. More than 55,000 deaths in the United States have been reported since February, according to tracking by The Washington Post. Health experts say that both cases and deaths are likely being undercounted.

The pandemic is endangering the U.S. beef, chicken and pork supply chains, as worker infection has shut down at least 20 plants and forced those still open to slow production. President Trump is expected to sign an executive order to force meat production plants to keep operating, despite mounting reports of employee deaths due to covid-19. Read about the risks for workers and what it means for your grocery store, then check out answers to your questions below.

A Federal Reserve program to begin within weeks will provide $500 billion in emergency aid to large American corporations without requiring them to protect workers or limit payments to executives and shareholders. Since it’s exempt from rules passed by Congress for other aid, critics say it would allow large companies to take federal help without saving any jobs.

Meanwhile, despite pressure from the Trump administration, some larger businesses — including cruise line operators — are refusing to return their small business Paycheck Protection Program money. The program ran out of funds in just weeks, and several businesses have already said they would return money because they realize they weren’t the intended small-business recipients. Read about the companies that are keeping their loans. 

This couple got married in the middle of the friendliest street in town — and the neighbors all came to help create their outdoor, socially distant wedding. The bride wore a white lace jumpsuit with a peach tulle skirt. Big chalk hearts were drawn on the sidewalks. The neighbors hung flowers on the trees, and the neighborhood kids constructed a dogwood bouquet.

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U.S. intelligence agencies issued warnings about the coronavirus in more than a dozen classified briefings prepared for Trump in January and February.

Attorney General William P. Barr told prosecutors to ‘be on the lookout’ for state and local coronavirus orders that could violate the Constitution.

Across the political spectrum, leaders are warning of financial calamity if Congress and the White House don’t help struggling states.

BBC – Future: How-has-coronavirus-helped-the-environment

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By Martha Henriques – 23rd April 2020

We know that carbon emissions have sharply fallen during lockdown. But will all these changes actually be good for the environment in the long run?

There’s clear water in the Venice canals, blue skies over Delhi and wild animals are roaming boldly in locked-down cities. The oil industry and airlines are floundering in this new world, and carbon emissions are falling fast.

But there are also mountains of food going to waste that our supply chains aren’t set up to deal with. And, what’s more, the radical changes to daily life that we’re seeing now are not – thankfully – going to be permanent.

History tells us that when emissions have fallen sharply in the past, as they do after recessions, there’s often a rocketing rebound that wipes out any short-term cut in emissions. (Read more about Covid-19’s lasting impact on the environment.)

Is this pandemic any different?

Future Planet talks to BBC Minute about the close ties between lockdown and carbon emissions. In a nutshell: we could see long-lasting positive environmental change after the pandemic. But it’s all down to how we move on after lockdown.

You can watch the video above.

As an award-winning science site, BBC Future is committed to bringing you evidence-based analysis and myth-busting stories around the new coronavirus. You can read more of our Covid-19 coverage here.

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The Guardian: Are female leaders more successful at managing the coronavirus crisis?

Coronavirus outbreak

Plenty of countries with male leaders have also done well. But few with female leaders have done badly

Jon Henley and Eleanor Ainge Roy

Sat 25 Apr 2020 00.00 EDT Last modified on Sat 25 Apr 2020 19.15 EDT

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On 1 April, the prime minister of Sint Maarten addressed her nation’s 41,500 people. Coronavirus cases were rising, and Silveria Jacobs knew the small island country, which welcomes 500,000 tourists a year, was at great risk: it had two ICU beds.

Jacobs did not want to impose a strict lockdown, but she did want physical distancing observed. So she spelled it out: “Simply. Stop. Moving,” she said. “If you don’t have the bread you like in your house, eat crackers. Eat cereal. Eat oats. Eat … sardines.”

The 51-year-old Caribbean premier may not have the global profile of Angela Merkel or Jacinda Ardern, but her blunt message exemplified firm action, effective communication – and showed another female leader getting the job done.

From Germany to New Zealand and Denmark to Taiwan, women have managed the coronavirus crisis with aplomb. Plenty of countries with male leaders – Vietnam, the Czech Republic, Greece, Australia – have also done well. But few with female leaders have done badly.

Ardern, 39, New Zealand’s premier, has held Kiwis’ hands through the lockdown, delivering empathetic “stay home, save lives” video messages from her couch and communicating daily through non-combative press conferences or intimate Facebook Live videos, her favourite medium.

Her insistence on saving lives and her kindness-first approach – urging New Zealanders to look after their neighbours, take care of the vulnerable, and make sacrifices for the greater good – has won her many fans, while her emphasis on shared responsibility has united the country.

Choosing to “go hard and go early”, Ardern imposed a 14-day quarantine on anyone entering the country on 14 March and implemented a strict lockdown two weeks later, when fewer than 150 people had been infected and none had died. New Zealand has recorded just 18 deaths; public trust in Ardern’s government is greater than 80%.

In Germany, Angela Merkel has been hailed for direct but uncharacteristically personal public interventions, warning that up to 70% of people would contract the virus – the country’s “greatest challenge” since 1945 – and lamenting every death as that of “a father or grandfather, a mother or grandmother, a partner …”

Thanks to extensive testing from the outset, plenty of intensive care beds, and the chancellor’s periodic forthright reminders that Covid-19 was “serious – so take it seriously”, Germany has so far recorded fewer than 5,000 deaths, a far lower figure than most EU countries.

With a doctorate in quantum chemistry, Merkel’s clear, calm expositions – a clip of her explaining the scientific basis behind the government’s lockdown exit strategy was shared thousands of times online – have also helped propel public approval of the fourth-term chancellor’s handling of the crisis above 70%.

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Merkel sets out clear explanation of how coronavirus transmission works – video

In nearby Denmark, meanwhile, the prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, acted equally firmly, closing the Scandinavian country’s borders as early as 13 March, and following up a few days later by shutting all kindergartens, schools and universities and banning gatherings of more than 10 people.

That decisiveness appears to have spared Denmark the worst of the pandemic, with fewer than 8,000 confirmed cases and 370 deaths. Frederiksen’s no-punches-pulled speeches and clear instructions to the nation have been widely praised.

She even managed to show a sense of fun, posting a clip on Facebook of herself doing the dishes while singing along to the 1980s Danish popsters Dodo and the Dodos during the nation’s weekly TV lockdown singalong. The Scandinavian country’s youngest-ever prime minister, whose approval ratings have doubled to more than 80%, has now begun easing its lockdown.

Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen responded equally fast, activating the country’s central epidemic command centre in early January and introducing travel restrictions and quarantine measures. Mass public hygiene measures were rolled out, including disinfecting public areas and buildings.

In all, Taiwan adopted 124 control and contain measures in weeks, making a full lockdown unnecessary. It has reported just six deaths, and is now dispatching millions of face masks to the worst-struck parts of the US and Europe. Tsai’s warm, authoritative style has won her plaudits, even from political opponents.

Norway, with 7,200 cases and 182 deaths, this week began relaxing its restrictions by reopening kindergartens. The prime minister, Erna Solberg, told CNN she had made a point of “letting scientists make the big medical decisions”, adding that she thought her country’s early lockdown and thorough testing programme had been key.

Following an example set earlier by Frederiksen, Solberg also took the unusual step of directly addressing the country’s children, telling them in two press conferences – from which adult journalists were banned – that it was “permitted to be a little bit scared” and that she, too, missed being able to hug her friends.

Meanwhile, Iceland, under the prime minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir’s, leadership, has offered free testing to all citizens, not only those with symptoms, and has recorded 1,800 cases and 10 deaths. Some 12% of the population has taken up the offer, and an exhaustive tracing system has meant the country has not had to close schools.

The world’s youngest head of government, Finland’s prime minister, Sanna Marin, also moved decisively to impose a strict lockdown, including a ban on all non-essential travel in and out of the Helsinki region. This has helped her country contain the spread of the virus to just 4,000 cases and 140 deaths, a per-million toll 10 times lower than that of neighbouring Sweden.

Not all the women who have excelled in the corona crisis are national leaders. Jeong Eun-kyeong, the unflappable head of South Korea’s centre for disease control, has become a national icon after overseeing a “test, trace, contain” strategy that has made the country the world’s coronavirus role-model, with daily infections in single digits and a death toll of less than 250.

Jeong, a former rural doctor dubbed “the world’s best virus hunter”, has delivered no-nonsense daily press conferences, including demonstrating the ideal way to cough. While these have won praise, her work ethic – she has left an emergency operations bunker only for quick visits to a food truck – has prompted concern for her health.

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Why South Korea’s coronavirus death toll is comparatively low – video explainer

Whatever conclusions we may draw from these leaders’ performances during the pandemic, experts caution that while women are “disproportionately represented to a rather startling degree” among countries managing the crisis well, dividing men and women heads of state and government into homogenous categories is not necessarily useful.

Complicating factors may be at play. Kathleen Gerson, a professor of sociology at New York University, notes, for example, that women leaders are more likely to be elected in “a political culture in which there’s a relative support and trust in the government – and that doesn’t make stark distinctions between women and men. So you’ve already got a head start”.

In addition, it may be harder for men to escape “the way they are expected to behave” as leaders, Gerson told The Hill website. And since the very best leaders are both strong and decisive and capable of displaying feeling, women could, perhaps, “lead the way in showing that these are not competing and conflicting attributes, but complementary – and necessary for good leadership”, she said.

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Alarming Studio Works by Pejac Focus on Earth’s Environmental Crisis

Alarming Studio Works by Pejac Focus on Earth’s Environmental Crisis

OCTOBER 22, 2018  SASHA BOGOJEV

After taking a much-needed break over the summer following his successful presentation in Paris in June, Pejac is now back in his studio, developing new works for his U.S. debut in New York City and preparing a special limited edition that will be released toward the end of the year. Mixing his most recognizable techniques and mediums, he’s been sharing some of the alluring new pieces via his Instagram, including most recent drawings and works on pressed wood panels.

The Spanish artist first introduced the captivating works on wooden chipboard from the Redemption series back in January 2017, and eventually had an entire showcase focused on these pieces back in September 2017 in Venice. Known for revisiting his ideas and concepts, he recently finished this poignant new piece titled Safari. Mixing some of the previously seen imagery, such as patrolling helicopters with a spotlight, or a lonely stag, Pejac combines these visuals into a dynamic image that depicts a wild animal caught in the open by an unknown authority. Using fastidious shading and light effects, he uses the unorthodox composite wood medium to create a powerful effect of objects flying around the animal as its surrounding crumble around it. Once again putting a focus on the careless and ignorant bearing of humans towards nature, the artist constructed a gripping image utilizing an original technique he developed.

With similar thematic content, Pejac’s most recent solo exhibition on an old waterway barge on the Seine in Paris included three masterful large-scale drawings, along with other works on paper. Portraying a post-apocalyptic, surreal future, these meticulously rendered drawings mounted on thick frames were matched the quality of his paintings while depicting the hefty subject with a direct and delicate technique. Showing a lone character diving deep to retrieve a sinking lifebuoy ring in between plastic waste, or a helicopter removing a lighthouse over a desert, these images showcase Pejac’s poetic vision and his ability to pass a sharp and weighty message in the most poetic way.

A great example of such narrative is his canvas Le Bateau Ivre (The drunken boat) from 2015, titled after a poem written by Arthur Rimbaud, describing the drifting and sinking of a boat lost at sea in a fragmented first-person narrative saturated with vivid imagery and symbolism. Making an analogy with poem’s verbal saturation, the image shows two boys finishing from a small boat drifting through a sea densely polluted with garbage. Originally exhibited at his 2016 London solo show “Law of the Weakest,” this troubling vision from only three years ago is repeatedly becoming an alarming reality around the globe. You can see Pejac’s works in progress and stay up to date on show and print release announcements by following him on Instagram.

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PBS NewsHour full episode, Apr 20, 2020

Apr 20, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, protesters demand U.S. government restrictions be lifted despite the continued spread of COVID-19. Plus: The price of oil tanks, evaluating the risks of reopening the U.S., the pandemic’s effect on agriculture, Brazil’s president minimizes the public health threat, a fragile Afghanistan confronts COVID-19, Politics Monday and an essential worker on taking out the trash. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Crowds protest restrictions as health experts warn of risks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQApS… Troubled global oil market tanks amid pandemic’s demand drop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DPob… News Wrap: Nova Scotia reels as mass shooting kills 18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PeRr… The ‘fantasy’ that normal American life will resume in weeks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn52p… How COVID-19 is causing chaos for American agriculture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zlpx2… Brazil’s people fear COVID-19 threat their president denies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl2xm… Can politically fragile Afghanistan combat COVID-19? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDdtn… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on U.S. pandemic response polls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBT9V… The special hazards of collecting garbage during a pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeJYU… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Apr 19, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, April 19, states weigh-in on re-opening for business, the coronavirus exposes the need for programmers for outdated unemployment systems, the popularity of animal fostering during a pandemic, and a breakdown of the debate for the latest federal relief package as millions of small businesses languish. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Apr 18, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, April 18, the latest on the coronavirus, what scientists are finding out about antibody testing, some big companies are redeploying their employees during the outbreak, and the impact of the pandemic on a cultural cornerstone in Portland, Oregon. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Apr 17, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, President Trump offers states guidance on reopening, but some governors fear it’s too soon. Plus: Vice President Mike Pence on COVID-19 testing and PPE, why testing remains slow, an assault allegation against former Vice President Joe Biden, the latest from Congress on funding economic relief, Shields and Brooks, in memory of those lost to COVID-19 and a Broadway triumph. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS States try to balance economic crisis, public health threat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e_S9… Pence: Health care ‘has not been overwhelmed’ by COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQow7… News Wrap: Ukraine wildfires cause surge in air pollution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waqx5… The supply chain fiasco has derailed U.S. COVID-19 testing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piPGT… What we know about sexual assault allegation against Biden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hblpN… What’s holding up additional funding for U.S. small business https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS3m7… Shields and Brooks on Trump vs. states on COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYqYr… Remembering some of those lost to COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvORW… This Broadway cast ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ for digital performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrErM… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

 

Apr 17, 2020  Washington Week

President Trump unveiled his plan for states to shoulder the brunt of the burden on deciding when to reopen. The panel also discussed the effort among congressional Republicans and Democrats and the White House to negotiate more funding for the small business lending program, which has maxed out. Panel: Kimberly Atkins, Senior News Correspondent, WBUR, Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent, The New York Times, Paula Reid, White House Correspondent, CBS News, Kristen Welker, White House Correspondent, NBC News Watch the latest full show and Extra here: https://pbs.org/washingtonweek Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2ZEPJNs Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonweek Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonweek

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Started streaming on Nov 2, 2019 Sky News

Today’s top stories: Boris tells adults the best present they can give their mother for Mother’s Day is to stay away, the health secretary has said 4,500 retired healthcare workers have signed up to help battle coronavirus and lockdown in the Italian region of Lombardy has been tightened as the country confirmed more than 53,500 cases of COVID-19. ? Boris Johnson warns of ‘stark’ and ‘accelerating’ coronavirus numbers ahead of Mother’s Day https://trib.al/lrbMq77 ? 4,500 retired doctors and nurses sign up to battle COVID-19 pandemic https://trib.al/LYsfa83 ? Lockdown tightens in parts of Italy hardest hit by COVID-19 https://trib.al/oBdZFdy SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí https://www.youtube.com/skynewsespanol For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-n… Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

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Location Confirmed Cases per 1M people Recovered Deaths
Worldwide 2,478,634 318.76 651,736 170,389
United States 799,456 2,425.86 72,368 42,604
Spain 200,210 4,250.71 80,587 20,852
Italy 181,228 3,008.26 48,877 24,114
Germany 147,065 1,768.69 84,717 4,862
United Kingdom 124,743 1,877.65 16,509
France 114,657 1,709.36 37,409 20,265
Turkey 90,980 1,094.1 13,430 2,140
Iran 83,505 1,002.09 59,273 5,209
China 82,758 59.03 77,123 4,632
Russia 47,121 321.11 3,446 405
Brazil 40,581 192.02 22,130 2,575
Belgium 39,983 3,469.41 8,895 5,828
Canada 36,831 969.77 12,586 1,690
Netherlands 33,405 1,914.21 3,751
Switzerland 27,673 3,222.83 18,600 1,429

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Bob Woodward’s “FEAR: Trump in The White House”

Sep 17, 2018  92nd Street Y

Watergate journalist Bob Woodward’s new book, FEAR: Trump in the White House, announced as the most acute and penetrating portrait of a sitting president ever published during the first years of an administration, is unprecedented. Talking with Jacob Weisberg, Bob Woodward gives a front-row-seat view of life inside Donald Trump’s White House, as revealed in his new book, FEAR: Trump in the White House. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, an associate editor at The Washington Post, shows how the president makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Drawing from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, contemporaneous meeting notes, files, documents, and personal diaries, FEAR brings to light the most explosive debates that drive decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence. It’s the inside story on President Trump as only Bob Woodward can tell it. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear first-hand as the legendary journalist sits down with the chairman and editor-in-chief of Slate. Recorded on September 12, 2018 at 92nd Street Y. Subscribe for more videos like this: http://bit.ly/1GpwawV Your support helps us keep our content free for all. Donate now: http://www.92y.org/donatenow?utm_sour… Facebook: http://facebook.com/92ndStreetY Instagram: http://Instagram.com/92ndStreetY Twitter: https://twitter.com/92Y Tumblr: http://92y.tumblr.com/ On Demand: http://www.92yondemand.org

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The New York Times – Morning Briefing

By Remy Tumin and Elijah Walker

 

Here are the week’s top stories, and a look ahead.  April 19, 2020

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1. Demonstrators across the country violated social-distancing orders to call for the reopening of states and the American economy.

The rallies, like the one outside the state Capitol in Austin, Texas, above, rode a wave of similar protests this past week. On Saturday alone, people also gathered in Indianapolis, Ind.; Carson City, Nev.; Annapolis, Md.; Salt Lake City, Utah, and Brookfield, Wis.

President Trump on Friday openly encouraged the right-wing protests in states with stay-at-home orders, even after officially and publicly conceding that reopening was up to governors.

2. What does the year ahead look like?
There will be no quick return to normal American life, but there is hope for managing the outbreak now and in the long term. Our global health reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. spoke to over 20 experts on what to expect in the coming months.
Some of their predictions:
  • The lockdowns will end haltingly. Putting safety first could mean reopening only after coronavirus cases declined for 14 days, 90 percent of contacts of infected people could be traced, infections of health care workers were eradicated, recuperation sites existed for mild cases — and many other hard-to-reach goals.
  • It is not clear whether recovery from the virus and antibodies confer immunity. If they do, or are believed to, America could be split into two classes: those protected (or thought to be) and those still vulnerable.
  • The virus can be kept in check, but only with expanded resources like widespread testing. And treatments are likely to arrive before a vaccine.
3. The U.S. needs to triple the number of coronavirus tests it is currently administering before the country can reopenexperts say. Above, a testing line in the Bronx.
An average of 146,000 people per day have been tested for the virus nationally so far this month, according to the COVID Tracking Project. A total of 3.6 million tests have been administered. But to reopen the U.S. by mid-May, the number of daily tests performed should be 500,000 to 700,000, according to researchers at Harvard University.
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Germany was the first large democracy to contain the spread of the virus, and is now the first to methodically go about reopening its economy: It is aiming to test the entire population for antibodies in the coming months to assess the virus’s spread.
And in Africa, limited testing is only part of the problem. Basic supplies like oxygen and soap are needed first.
4. Access to food is changing.
Many U.S. school cafeterias are now operating more like soup kitchens, sending days’ worth of food home for entire families even though the federal school meals program will not reimburse them.
Slaughterhouses have turned out to be the weakest link in the nation’s food supply chain. Some of the country’s highest-producing meat plants have closed because workers are getting sick.
But shutting down a plant backs up production, crushes prices paid to farmers and eventually leads to months of shortages.
5. In normal times, men are a majority of the overall work force. The pandemic has flipped that.
One in three jobs held by women has been designated as essential, according to a Times analysis of census data. Nonwhite women are more likely to have essential jobs — cashier, emergency room nurse, home health aide and more — than anyone else. Above, Constance Warren, who works the cold cuts counter in a New Orleans grocery.

No matter their sex, race or income level, most Americans are united on one thing, according to a Times survey: a sense of deep pessimism about the economy.

6. Republicans think blaming China for the coronavirus is a winning strategy for the November elections. But President Trump keeps going off message.
Republican senators locked in difficult races are preparing commercials that will condemn China. Party officials are brandishing polling data in hopes that Mr. Trump will confront Beijing. But with a reliance on China’s manufacturers for lifesaving medical supplies as well as trade talks and unstable markets to consider, Mr. Trump has repeatedly muddied those efforts.

We also spoke to Bernie Sanders’s supporters about whether they’ll be voting for Joe Biden. They weren’t unenthusiastic.

7. The latest threat to Indonesia’s wildlife: bird-singing competitions.
Officials and conservationists say wild songbirds are disappearing at a tremendous rate across the vast archipelago. One bird protection organization estimates that poachers capture more than 20 million songbirds a year.

Much of the demand is fueled by the growing craze for high-stakes bird singing contests at which government officials frequently preside. To build a bird’s stamina, one poacher said that he would slap the sides of its 20-foot-cage to make it fly 500 laps a day.

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In this quarantine art challenge, creativity begins at home

Apr 15, 2020  PBS NewsHour

During a period when art lovers can’t simply visit a museum or gallery, a new social media phenomenon has arisen as a creative outlet. Participants isolating at home amid the pandemic are encouraged to recreate a prominent work of art using everyday objects. Jeffrey Brown has the story as part of our ongoing arts and culture series, Canvas. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

29 Paintings By My 5-Year-Old Son With Autism

29 Paintings by My 5-Year-Old Son With Autism

Tristan and V?j?n? Rimaši?t?

Tristan is my five-year-old son who was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder at the age of three. Despite this life-changing diagnosis, he is still a very and playful child.

One day Tristan saw his older sister painting. After a while, he showed great interest and asked us, his parents, if he could also paint sometimes. I found myself in a little awkward situation because I didn’t know what to answer to my beloved son who’s having difficulty with fine motor skills.

Then, I came up with the idea that Tristan could paint but in a different way and style. The next day, Tristan got his first acrylic color set and right away started splashing, dripping and spraying the pictures.

After he had created a few paintings, we realized that they were unique and rather special. We decided to create an Instagram profile to show off his works. During his painting sessions, I record him and after he’s finished, Tristan watches and analyses his creations back with a big smile on his face.

For Tristan as an autistic child, creating these paintings in his own unique style and for us to enjoy, is priceless and we believe very therapeutic for him. His movements and actions when he is expressing himself and his thoughts through his art are really quite magical.

We want to share these happy moments with you so we’ve created this Bored Panda profile to show the world our cute and special artist and his amazing works.

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On this edition for Sunday, April 12, worshippers observe Easter Sunday from a distance as stay-at-home orders remain in place globally, and the coronavirus spreads in central Africa, just as the region nearly hit a milestone by defeating the Ebola virus. Also, social “dis-dancing” and the global disco that’s bringing people together. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Today’s top stories: Boris tells adults the best present they can give their mother for Mother’s Day is to stay away, the health secretary has said 4,500 retired healthcare workers have signed up to help battle coronavirus and lockdown in the Italian region of Lombardy has been tightened as the country confirmed more than 53,500 cases of COVID-19. ? Boris Johnson warns of ‘stark’ and ‘accelerating’ coronavirus numbers ahead of Mother’s Day https://trib.al/lrbMq77 ? 4,500 retired doctors and nurses sign up to battle COVID-19 pandemic https://trib.al/LYsfa83 ? Lockdown tightens in parts of Italy hardest hit by COVID-19 https://trib.al/oBdZFdy SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí https://www.youtube.com/skynewsespanol For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-n… Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

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Location Confirmed Cases per 1M people Recovered Deaths
Worldwide 1,846,680 237.49 421,497 114,090
United States 559,409 1,697.46 33,115 22,071
Spain 166,831 3,542.03 62,391 17,209
Italy 156,363 2,595.52 34,211 19,899
Germany 127,854 1,537.64 52,889 3,022
France 95,403 1,422.31 27,186 14,393
United Kingdom 84,279 1,268.58 10,612
China 82,160 58.6 77,663 3,341
Iran 71,686 860.26 43,894 4,474
Turkey 56,956 684.94 3,446 1,198
Belgium 29,647 2,572.53 6,463 3,600
Netherlands 25,587 1,466.22 2,737
Switzerland 25,398 2,957.88 12,100 1,103
Canada 24,366 641.56 7,172 717
Brazil 22,169 104.9 1,223

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The economy is deteriorating “with alarming speed,” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell said Thursday, as nationwide quarantines have caused more than 17 million people to file jobless claims and some economists believe we are in a depressionWe report that “the nation has not experienced this magnitude of layoffs and economic contraction since the Great Depression, many experts say, and recovery is unlikely to be swift.”

The collapse is manifesting itself in eye-popping financial reports from states and cities: Illinois owes $8.3 billion in unpaid bills. New York could lose billions in tax revenue. Pennsylvania has stopped paying 9,000 quarantined state employees. Find further details on shortages in other parts of the country, as well as on the split in Congress over what to do about it.

Worried about the economy’s effect on his reelection prospects, President Trump is pushing to send Americans back to work before many health experts believe is safe. He has publicly suggested the worst of the outbreak will soon be over, and has privately asked aides for a strategy to resume business activity by May 1. Read about the White House push to reopen the country.

Lifting quarantines just as they are showing signs of reducing infections would lead to disaster, experts warn, because the United States still lacks the testing capabilities needed to identify and contain new outbreaks. It’s also unclear how Trump would force governors to relax stay-at-home orders in their states.

Ohio is emerging as a model example of how to manage the virus: identify it early, plan for the worst and hope for the best. Gov. Mike DeWine (R) shut down a major convention in early March, before the state had a single confirmed infection, and the Cleveland Clinic began planning to add hundreds of new hospital beds even earlier. That head start appears to be paying off, with Ohio reporting dramatically lower infection and death rates than similarly sized states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and Illinois. More on its aggressive strategy here. Then check out a video from the state’s Department of Health that has gone viral as a crystal-clear visualization of how social distancing is meant to fight the virus’s spread.

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·  Analysis: How advocates of a return to normal misrepresent death tolls

·  Rare voices from Iran’s outbreak tell of stumbling government, deluged hospitals

·  The European Union struck a deal to help its worst-hit countries, but still risks fracturing

·  “Speak the truth,” Obama tells mayors in coronavirus address. The biggest mistake any [of] us can make in these situations is to misinform. 

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“The coronavirus started in bats, traveled around the world in people and has also infected felines. Could the corona end up infecting and spreading in our own bat population?”  — Susan Wetmore in Nebraska

Yes it could, and thank you for asking about the bats, which have been unfairly demonized for their role in the virus’s origin story.

The novel coronavirus is a species-hopper. Scientists believe it first incubated inside horseshoe bats in China — which have amazing immune systems that makes them unwitting hosts for many pathogens — and mutated to spread to humans last year.

Since then, the virus has infected at least 1.5 million people, but also some dogs, cats — even a tiger at the Bronx Zoo.

Now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is worried the coronavirus could spread to North American bats such as the vesper bat, which last shared a common ancestor with the horseshoe bats of China approximately 50 million years ago. “They are about as different as bats get from one another,” Bruce Patterson, a curator of mammals at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, told The Post.

The chance is fairly low of the virus going full circle — from bats to people then back into bats on the other side of the planet. But, as The Post reports, it would be bad for bats and non-bats alike if it happened.

The North American bat population is already being decimated by an unrelated fungal disease, and their long-distance flight patterns could spread the coronavirus over a huge area if they became incubators.

There could even be a spill-back of [the novel coronavirus] from bats back into humans … which would make eradication of [the virus] unlikely,” U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service veterinarian Samantha Gibbs wrote in a notice to researchers, asking them to suspend all bat fieldwork, lest an infected scientist sicken a bat. Read the whole story for more.

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The United States has more confirmed covid-19 deaths than any other nationwith nearly 19,000 fatal cases, including more than 2,000 reported on Friday alone. The country also accounts for nearly 30 percent of the world’s known infections: about 500,000 out of more than 1.7 million, although all these figures are probably too low due to a general scarcity of coronavirus testing and suspect reports from such countries as China.

U.S. governors have asked Congress for $500 billion in rescue funds, as many states face massive budget shortfalls after paying for the public health responses at the outbreak’s front lines. The economic crisis has also pushed the Postal Service to the brink of collapse, we report in a story about President Trump’s refusal to bail out the mail service.

The IRS has created an online tool to help people who don’t file taxes, such as many Social Security recipients, get their stimulus payments sooner. Payments of up to $1,200 a person will be sent to most people’s bank accounts starting next week, according to the tax agency. Find out more about how you can track your payment.

Another stimulus program to loan $349 billion to small businesses is faltering, The Post reports: “Banks, tasked with disbursing the money, have been confused about the rules, which has delayed lending. Entrepreneurs are reporting troubles applying. And even some who make it through the application process say they’re facing dilemmas about how to use the money.” Read more here.

Concerned that last month’s stimulus package was too generous with unemployment benefits, Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia has tweaked rules to make it more difficult for gig workers to get money and easier for businesses to avoid paying workers sick and family leave. The full report can be found here.

The pandemic has turbocharged a movement to eliminate SAT and ACT testing requirements for college applicants. Advocates have argued for years that the tests penalize freshmen who lack access to good teachers and prep courses. We report that a record number of schools have made the tests optional in the past few weeks — “actions that could presage a broad shift away from admissions testing in higher education.”

A psychologist explains why the pandemic is making you dream about organizing a duck boat tour at an eerily deserted shopping mall where all the stores are shrouded in wrapping paper, or, you know, whatever’s on your subconscious.

Sunday, April 12, 2020 The latest

The brain trust behind the federal government’s war on the coronavirus is “a bureaucratic nesting doll” of oft-competing task forces that have produced no clear plan to end the crisis, The Washington Post reports. There is the official task force led by Vice President Pence; the “shadow task force” led by presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner; the new “Opening Our Country Council”; and a splinter group of medical professionals. And then there is President Trump, who often overrides and undermines whatever decisions these groups manage to make. Read our story on the problems with this system, based on interviews with 22 White House insiders.

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I have heard that pollution has greatly decreased recently as a result of reduced air and vehicular traffic. Is this so? Is the impact large enough to convince those who do not ‘believe’ in global warming to see the wisdom in reducing emissions? — Christine in California

We can’t predict how people will respond to the evidence, but yes, the global economic shutdown appears to be significantly reducing all the muck in the atmosphere.

The notoriously smoggy Los Angeles region has seen marked drops in nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate pollution since residents were ordered to stay at home  — “the longest stretch of ‘good’ air quality in March seen since at least 1995,” The Post writes.

Similar improvements have been mapped in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Ohio Valley and Southwest — and across the world as far away as China. And carbon dioxide emissions that drive global warming have temporarily relented, somewhat, after many flights were grounded.

It’s still unclear what this data means for the long-term health of the planet, but if there is any silver lining to the global crisis, it’s been the chance for scientists to study a drastic reduction in pollution in real time. Read our story for more details and check out maps comparing March 2019 to March 2020.

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Seth steps away from bleak and depressing news to share news stories about a Rhode Island liquor distillery making free hand sanitizer, a bagpipe player celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and a socially distant wedding. Subscribe to Late Night: http://bit.ly/LateNightSeth Watch Late Night with Seth Meyers Weeknights 12:35/11:35c on NBC. Get more Late Night with Seth Meyers: http://www.nbc.com/late-night-with-se… LATE NIGHT ON SOCIAL Follow Late Night on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LateNightSeth Like Late Night on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LateNightSeth Follow Late Night Instagram: http://instagram.com/LateNightSeth Late Night on Tumblr: http://latenightseth.tumblr.com/ Late Night with Seth Meyers on YouTube features A-list celebrity guests, memorable comedy, and topical monologue jokes. GET MORE NBC Like NBC: http://Facebook.com/NBC Follow NBC: http://Twitter.com/NBC NBC Tumblr: http://NBCtv.tumblr.com/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nbc NBC Instagram: http://instagram.com/nbctv The Kind of Story We Need Right Now: Coronavirus Good News Edition- Late Night with Seth Meyers https://youtu.be/aamLkhipjjg Late Night with Seth Meyers http://www.youtube.com/user/latenight…

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Monday on the NewsHour, the coronavirus continues its deadly spread across the globe, with U.S. fatalities from the disease surpassing 10,000. Plus: What hospitals across the country are dealing with, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, pregnancy amid a pandemic, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the Middle East’s fragile health systems brace for COVID-19 and Politics Monday with Amy Walter and Tamara Keith. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS U.S. death toll passes 10,000; British prime minister in ICU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCCOv… HHS survey reveals major COVID-19 challenges for hospitals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4YZx… COVID-19 ‘is a test of our humanity,’ says Kentucky governor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biuAA… News Wrap: Atkinson urges other watchdogs not to be silenced https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtOwZ… What it’s like to be pregnant during a global pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO2Z2… Pritzker says he hates bidding against other states for PPE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FihsV… Middle East’s fragile health care systems brace for COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POJe_… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on postponed 2020 primaries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqWKQ… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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On this edition for Sunday, April 5, President Trump predicts tough weeks ahead as the death toll from the coronavirus mounts, how the outbreak has forced the medical community to use telehealth, a look at the impact the outbreak may have on science skeptics, and should parents lower the bar while working and caring for their children at home? Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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On this edition for Saturday, April 4, the latest on the coronavirus, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issues a statewide stay-at-home order in response to the pandemic, the potential consequences of the Trump administration’s rollback of automobile efficiency standards, and what the global slowdown means for air pollution and climate change. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Friday on the NewsHour, coronavirus deaths across the U.S. are still accelerating, as economic conditions grow dire. Plus: A conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Sen. Chuck Schumer on congressional response to the pandemic, the desperate need for more medical professionals, the analysis of Mark Shields and David Brooks and how these Maryland residents are sewing hope for health care workers. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS U.S. economic losses mount, but virus peak still lies ahead https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvjJU… Fauci on face masks and staying home as virus spreads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXjRf… News Wrap: 2 members of Kennedy family missing in Maryland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr2pO… Schumer on how to control pandemic-induced recession https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHmae… Medical students, retired doctors heed call to service https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQQ3E… Shields and Brooks on political lessons from COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXYaT… Mask shortage spurs Americans to take action — by sewing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymbpn… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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The Trump administration wants to roll back another federal regulation intended to reduce global warming. Obama-era automobile fuel efficiency rules require U.S. vehicles to increase mileage standards by an average of 5 percent per year from 2021 through 2026. Tuesday’s move would reduce the improvement threshold to 1.5 percent. The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin joins John Yang to discuss. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Worldwide cases

Location Confirmed Recovered Deaths

 

 

Worldwide 1,341,907 276,259 74,565

United States

366,153 19,522 10,831

Spain

136,675 40,437 13,341

 

Italy

132,547 22,837 16,523

Germany

103,375 25,280 1,810

China

81,740 77,167 3,331

France

74,390 17,250 8,911

Iran

60,500 24,236 3,739

United Kingdom

51,608 5,373

Turkey

30,217 1,326 649

Switzerland

21,657 8,056 765

Belgium

20,814 3,986 1,632

Netherlands

18,803 1,867

Canada

16,653 3,616 323

Austria

12,297 3,441 220

Brazil

12,056 127 553

Portugal

11,730 140 311

South Korea

10,284 6,598 186

Israel

8,904 670 57

US cases

Location Confirmed Recovered Deaths

 

United States

366,153 19,522 10,831
New Jersey 41,090 92 1,003
New York 130,689 13,000 4,758
Michigan 17,221 5 727
Louisiana 14,867 512
Massachusetts 13,837 3,218 260
California 13,438 307 319
Pennsylvania 12,980 162
Florida 12,925 236
Illinois 11,256 274
Washington 7,984 338
Georgia 7,314 229
Texas 7,276 140
Connecticut 5,675 189
Colorado 4,950 140
Indiana 4,944 139
Maryland 4,045 184 91
Ohio 4,043 119

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Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

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Coronavirus: Photos show deserted lockdown locations at high noon

    2 April 2020

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A market near the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, Iraq.

Reuters photographers have captured the silent streets and stations of the world amid the lockdown, with each photo taken at midday.

Transport hubs and high streets that were once some of the world’s busiest places are shown nearly deserted amid the many lockdowns happening around the globe owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

All photos were taken at midday on 31 March and feature a wristwatch or clock showing the time.

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Martyrs’ Square in Beirut, Lebanon

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Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt.

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Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany.

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The Houses of Parliament on Westminster Bridge, London, UK.

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Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, New York, US

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The Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia.

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Bolivar Avenue in Caracas, Venezuela.

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United States Capitol, Washington, DC

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A Roman theatre in Amman, Jordan.

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 A beach in the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian Territories Palestinian Territories.

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 The State Hermitage Museum in front of Palace Square in St Petersburg, Russia.

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Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, also known as the Grand Palace) in Bangkok, Thailand

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Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan.

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TED Talks: Seth Berkley The quest for the coronavirus vaccine?, and  Seth Berkley The troubling reason  why vaccines are made too late if they re made at all

CNN:  CNN’s Fareed Zakaria gives his take on why the US has struggled to mount an effective response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Washington Post: Important developments in the coronavirus pandemic by Slack

PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode March 29, 2020

•Mar 29, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Sunday, March 29, the latest on the coronavirus outbreak, how renters are impacted by the pandemic, the complications of the virus for incarcerated people, and welcoming a bundle of joy in trying times. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Mar 28, 2020  PBS NewsHour

On this edition for Saturday, March 28, more than 600,000 people around the world are now infected with the coronavirus, the pandemic strains the health care safety net as people file for unemployment by the millions, and will the new federal stimulus package give a boost to the concept of universal basic income? Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews?… Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.c… Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews

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Started streaming on Jan 15, 2020   Al Jazeera English

@Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people’s lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a ‘voice to the voiceless’. Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world’s most respected news and current affairs channels. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #BreakingNews #AlJazeeraLive

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Watch ABC News live

Started streaming on Mar 19, 2020  ABC News (Australia)

ABC News channel provides around the clock coverage of news events as they break in Australia and abroad. Including the latest coronavirus updates. It’s news when you want it, from Australia’s most trusted news organisation. This embedding tool is not for use by commercial parties. ABC News Homepage: http://abc.net.au/news Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/abcnews Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/abcnews.au Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/abcnews_au

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[CNA 24/7 LIVE] Breaking news, top stories and documentaries

Started streaming on Jan 1, 2020  CNA

Watch CNA’s 24-hour live coverage of the latest headlines and top stories from Singapore, Asia and around the world, as well as documentaries and features that bring you a deeper look at Singapore and Asian issues. CNA is a regional broadcaster headquartered in Singapore. Get the programming schedule here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/… Subscribe to our channel here: https://cna.asia/youtubesub Subscribe to our news service on Telegram: https://cna.asia/telegram Follow us: CNA: https://cna.asia CNA Lifestyle: http://www.cnalifestyle.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/channelnewsasia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/channelnews… Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/channelnewsasia

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Watch Sky News live

Started streaming on Nov 2, 2019   Sky News

Today’s top stories: Boris tells adults the best present they can give their mother for Mother’s Day is to stay away, the health secretary has said 4,500 retired healthcare workers have signed up to help battle coronavirus and lockdown in the Italian region of Lombardy has been tightened as the country confirmed more than 53,500 cases of COVID-19. ? Boris Johnson warns of ‘stark’ and ‘accelerating’ coronavirus numbers ahead of Mother’s Day https://trib.al/lrbMq77 ? 4,500 retired doctors and nurses sign up to battle COVID-19 pandemic https://trib.al/LYsfa83 ? Lockdown tightens in parts of Italy hardest hit by COVID-19 https://trib.al/oBdZFdy SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí https://www.youtube.com/skynewsespanol For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-n… Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

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DW News Livestream | Latest news and breaking stories

Started streaming on Jan 21, 2019   DW News

DW News goes deep beneath the surface, providing the key stories from Europe and around the world. Exciting reports and interviews from the worlds of politics, business, sports, culture and social media are presented by our DW anchors in 15-, 30- and 60-minute shows. Correspondents on the ground and experts in the studio deliver detailed insights and analysis of issues that affect our viewers around the world. We combine our expertise on Germany and Europe with a special interest in Africa and Asia while keeping track of stories from the rest of the world. Informative, entertaining and up-to-date – DW News, connecting the dots for our viewers across the globe. Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany, report events and developments, incorporate German and other perspectives in a journalistically independent manner. By doing so we promote understanding between cultures and peoples. #dwNews #LiveNews #NewsToday

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CTV News Channel ongoing coverage and LIVE updates of the COVID-19 outbreak.

[LIVE] Coronavirus Pandemic: Real Time Counter, World Map, News

Started streaming on Jan 29, 2020   Roylab Stats

Novel coronavirus Live Streaming: Breaking news, world Map and live counter on confirmed cases, recovered cases(COVID-19). I started this live stream on Jan 26th, and since Jan 30th I have been streaming this without stopping. Many people are worried about the coronavirus spreading. For anyone that wants to know the numbers and progression of the worldwide spread of this virus, I offer this live stream. The purpose is not to instill fear or panic, nor is it to necessarily comfort; I just want to present the data to help inform the public of the current situation. At first, I tried to show only official data from governments without any manipulation. But many people wanted to apply an up-to-date format of data to stream. I added a procedure to manually manipulate data with my computer. After seeing the inflicted countries numbers had sharply increased, I realized that I could no longer keep up with new information from 100 countries. So I made another procedure which enables moderators the ability to manipulate the numbers on screen remotely. Not only the moderators who willingly accepted the hard work, but also everyone that gave us reliable information were able to add streaming data. The role of this streaming is to show basic information to undertand situation easily. For detail information, please visit our reference sites. References: 1. WORLDOMETER: https://www.worldometers.info/coronav… 2. BNO News: https://bnonews.com/index.php/2020/02… 3. JHU CSEE: https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/ap… 4. 1point3acres (for USA/CAN):https://coronavirus.1point3acres.com/en 5. RiskLayer (DEU): http://www.risklayer-explorer.com/eve… 6. MorgenPost (DEU): https://interaktiv.morgenpost.de/coro… 7. DXY (CHN): https://ncov.dxy.cn/ncovh5/view/pneum… 8. J.A.G Japan (JPN): https://jagjapan.maps.arcgis.com/apps… 9. VG (NOR): https://www.vg.no/spesial/2020/corona… 10. Wiki – Brazil page (BRA): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_co… I majored in life science and joined bioinformatics laboratory for master degree. At that time I used python. Since I decided to change my career as dentist, I have been stopped programming for 15 years. Now, I start to learn more about python with googling. Because my job doesn’t allow mistakes, I won’t try something new works. Still I am wondering how can i start this live streaming. Sometimes python program doesn’t work as i intended. If I can devote all my free time to this live stream, I would give more accurate and faster information. But please understand that I can’t manipulate data all day. While I am working and sleeping, data gathering is done automatically. I live in South Korea. At the beginning of streaming, the number of confirmed cases were not so high in South Korea. After sudden appearing local transmission that can’t be trackable, the number has been dramatically increased. Please be warned that COVID-19 is highly contagious disease. Although the stream started off crude and basic, many people have supported me in improving and maintaining this. It is because of your support that I am encouraged to keep streaming. I especially appreciate all moderators for willingly accepting the role. They have given their precious time to making this live stream better – Max Mustermann, Stephanie Hughes, Random, Entrenched Trader, Droid Knight, Craft Fan, Fries, jlpowell73, The NCV, Josh Leathers,The Eldritch God, srpk khin, Hitz1001, Red Chiref, GildArt by Gilda, emmamec, lambi, AmberLeanne, DukeHeart, Green Rock Films, Charlie and amithist57. I hope this live stream can be a useful source of information for you. Please keep track of the numbers that impact you and let them inform the decisions you make when you have to make them. Please take care. Keeping good immunity is very important!!! Please sleep, eat and rest fully for resilience. Keep those affected by this unfortunate outbreak in your thoughts. Data1 – screen numbers https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/… Data2 – Daily numbers https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/… Eyes_of_Glory/ Heaven_and_Hell / Heaven_and_Hell_Part_2 / Hero_Down/ Into_the_Sky / Lonely_Troutman / Lonely_Troutman_II / Parzival / Mountain/The_Heartache Hero Down: http://incompetech.com/ from www.bensound.com from www.epidemicsound.com

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When will the coronavirus vaccine be ready? Epidemiologist Seth Berkley (head of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance) takes us inside the effort to create a vaccine for COVID-19. With clarity and urgency, he explains what makes it so challenging to develop, when we can expect it to be rolled out at scale and why we’ll need global collaboration to get it done. (This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. Recorded March 26, 2020)

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The latest The White House will decide this week whether to relax national social distancing guidelines against the advice of medical experts, even as the coronavirus death toll accelerates in the United States, with more than 2,200 fatalities among 130,000 confirmed infections. State officials reported nearly 450 deaths on Saturday alone. A 15-day plan advising most Americans to slow the virus’s spread by staying at home and avoiding groups of more than 10 people expires Monday. With the economy in tatters, Republican lawmakers and conservative economists have urged President Trump to roll the measures back. Doctors and public health officials warn any rollback could trigger new waves of disease and death. Even now, the virus is overwhelming hospitals, draining medical supply stockpiles and spreading undetected due to a shortage of tests. The United States could record 100,000 to 200,000 deaths and millions of infections, according to current but rapidly evolving projections, White House task force member Anthony S. Fauci said Sunday on CNN. His comments came as another prominent member of the task force, Deborah Birx, offered a similarly grim assessment: “No state, no metro area, will be spared.” Trump will review infection data before making a decision, Vice President Pence, who leads the coronavirus task force, said on Fox News this weekend. “While the president has said he’d like to open the country up in weeks not months,” Pence said, “ultimately, the president will make a decision that he believes is in the best interest of all of the American people.” Trump has whipsawed between contradictory plans in his comments, sowing confusion among state officials and the public. He said last week he would like to open things up to very large sections of our country” as soon as Easter. On Saturday, the president said he might quarantine New York, New Jersey and parts of Connecticut from the rest of the country by the end of the day, blindsiding governors in those states andcausing some people to flee New York City. Ultimately, he scrapped the idea hours later, via tweet. The president might lack the power to send the country back to work, even if he decides to try. Governors “will have the final say on when restaurants, stores and other gathering places in their states can reopen,” The Washington Post reported. Some governors have been coordinating with each other across party lines, creating an alternate power center to the White House. Meanwhile, the virus is spreading from coastal hotspots into the country’s interior. We report that “officials in Boston, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Los Angeles are watching caseloads climb and taking extraordinary measures to prepare,” including turning the continent’s largest convention center into a makeshift hospital. Millions of Americans are on the move to less infected towns and cities, or even to the edge of wilderness — a mass migration that “might contain the seeds of a wholesale shift in where and how Americans live.” A Post analysis of more than a dozen large cities found a notable decline in crime since mass quarantines went into effect. Police officers, however, have been catching the virus in some of those same cities. Three officers in Houston, for example, tested positive after fighting a suspect with feverlike symptoms.  Other countries face their own forms of chaos. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologized “to my underprivileged brothers and sisters” after a lockdown of the country’s 1.3 billion residents and its train system forced tens of thousands of migrants to walk back to their villages — some for hundreds of miles. Thousands of American travelers have been stranded in the country.  In Europe, Spain and Italy still face daily death tolls in the hundreds despite lockdowns. Australia has told people not to go outside in groups of more than two as the infection proliferates in every corner of the world. Still, there is some good news. South Korea, with a viral tracking system far better than most countries, announced this weekend that its recoveries now outpace and outnumber infections. China’s infection rate appears to have stabilized after an ultra-strict quarantine program, though visitors from abroad are still spreading the disease, and some doubt the accuracy of the government’s reports. And a 101-year old man in Italy recovered from the virus, according to local authorities. Identified only as “Mr. P,” he was born during the 20th century’s greatest pandemic, in 1919. Content from Slack How to work from home while being your best self Working from home can feel isolating, but it doesn’t have to. We’ve compiled our top tips for connecting with coworkers.   Get more done with Slack, the channel-based messaging platform that helps you work better together.
 
Live updates Track deaths and confirmed cases in the United States at the county level. Follow the spread of the outbreak around the world with our updating map. Post reporters around the world are publishing live dispatches 24 hours a day. Read live updates about the cases and impact in the D.C. area. How you can help people in needduring the outbreak. Submit a question and The Post may answer it in a future story, live chat or newsletter.
 
Your questions, answeredI read that you can self-test yourself by holding your breath for 10 seconds. If you can hold your breath for 10 seconds, then you don’t have respiratory problem and don’t have covid-19. Is this true? — Larry, California No, this is bad information that has been spreading over social media. “Most young patients with coronavirus will be able to hold their breaths for much longer than 10 seconds. And many elderly without the virus won’t be able to do it,” the University of Maryland’s chief of infectious diseases, Faheem Younus, tweeted last week. (Read that thread for other bogus coronavirus tips.) The early covid-19 symptoms to watch for are a fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  However, research suggests that even people with no apparent symptoms could have the disease and spread it to others. That’s why medical experts recommend behaving as if you have the virus: avoid contact with others as much as possible, wash your hands thoroughly and consult a medical professional if you show symptoms.
 
Today’s top reads Find more stories, analysis and op-eds about the outbreak on our coronavirus page, including: What to do if you don’t have money for rent or your mortgageA history of the Trump War on Media — the obsession not even coronavirus could stopThe toilet paper crisis Hawaii has never forgottenAs cases explode in Iran, U.S. sanctions hinder its access to drugs and medical equipment

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