5 things to know for August 5: Economy, Brittany Griner, Breonna Taylor, Monkeypox, DRC

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1. Economy

Sen. Kirsten Cinema Says She Will “Move On” With Democrats’ macroeconomic package, indicating major support that can give the party enough votes to move the bill through the Senate and into the House for final approval. The Inflation Reduction Act is much thinner than President Joe Biden’s initial Build Back Better Bill, but it will still represent the largest investment in energy and climate programs in US history. It would also extend the expired health care subsidies for three years and give Medicare the power to negotiate drug prices. The new taxes will help pay for it. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the final version of the bill will be introduced on Saturday. The Senate lawmaker will also have to review it, which will decide whether the bill qualifies for a filibuster-proof budget process that would allow Democrats to pass it along party lines.

2. Brittany Griner

WNBA star Brittany Griner was A Russian court sentenced to nine years in prison After being convicted on Thursday for intentionally smuggling drugs into the country. The case has raised concerns that Griner is being used as a pawn in Russia’s war with Ukraine. President Biden sentence is called “unacceptable” and said his administration would work to secure Griner’s release. Now, Russia has indicated that it is Ready to discuss a prisoner swap Griner and another American, Paul Whelan, who has been wrongfully detained in Russia since 2018. The negotiating process is already underway, but it could accelerate in the coming days that Griner has been sentenced. Griner was arrested at a Moscow airport six months ago and charged by Russian prosecutors with trying to smuggle less than 1 gram of cannabis oil into his luggage.

3. Breonna Taylor

Four current and former Louisville police officers have been charged with civil rights violations, unlawful conspiracy, unconstitutional use of force, and obstruction. In connection with the deadly raid on Breonna Taylor’s home in 2020. Court documents and comments from Attorney General Merrick Garland detail: former Detective Joshua Jaynes, Detective Kelly Goodlett and Sgt. Kyle Meaney is accused of conspiring to cover up his actions by submitting a false affidavit to search Taylor’s home and later creating more false information. Former detective Brett Hankison also faces charges. Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician, was shot and killed during a flawed forced entry raid into her apartment in March 2020. Her death, along with the deaths of many other black civilians at the time, sparked a heatwave. Protests demanding justice reform.

4. Monkeypox

The Biden administration has declared monkeypox a public health emergency. Designation will allow more attention and resources towards reducing the virus. The White House has named a national monkeypox coordinator, and health officials are now considering whether to change the way the monkeypox vaccine is administered to allow smaller but equally effective doses. Since the first US monkeypox case was identified in mid-May, more than 6,600 probable or confirmed cases have been detected in the United States. Cases have been identified in every state except Montana and Wyoming. The Biden administration has been heavily criticized for waiting so long to formally address the outbreak as an emergency.

5. DRC

Anti-UN demonstrations have been going on in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since July 25. Protesters demand withdrawal of UN forces Which is present in the country for almost two decades. The mission of the UN presence was to maintain peace in unstable areas with armed militias. However, locals say the peacekeepers have spent more time than they welcome, and have failed to rein in rebel groups or stop their attacks against civilians. Since the latest wave of unrest, UN peacekeepers in the country have been accused of using violent force against civilians. As of last November, more than 12,000 soldiers and more than 1,600 police officers have been deployed to the DRC as part of UN missions.

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quiz Time

This week, which state’s primary voters rejected a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution that would have outlawed abortion?

A. Washington

B Missouri


D. Kansaso

today’s number

$4 million

Right-wing talk show host Alex Jones has suffered so much parents have to pay of a Sandy Hook shooting victim. It is one of three defamation trials brought by Sandy Hook Parents. A separate, shorter trial during which punitive damages will be discussed is now expected. Punitive damages are awarded when the court finds the defendant’s behavior to be particularly offensive.

today’s quote

“He’s a coward. A real man doesn’t lie to his supporters. He lost his election and he lost big. I know it, he knows it and, deep down, I think most Republicans know it.” “

Former Vice President Dick Cheney Criticizes Former President Donald Trump In a campaign ad in support of his daughterLiz Cheney. In the ad, the former VP also indicated his support for the work of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021, rebellion. Young Cheney faces a competitive Republican primary in Wyoming later this month.

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