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Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney is not running for reelection in 2024. In a video, he cited his age and the state of the Republican Party as reasons for his exit. “
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- On Up first, NPR’s Domenico Montanaro said Romney believes in bipartisanship, and that it is important to work with other sides to achieve goals. This belief is uncommon, especially for Republicans. Anita Dunn is a Biden advisor who has a conflicted interest. Newly released evidence from a federal trial in Chicago
revealed this. In 2018, Dunn’s public relations firm SKDK partnered up with the anti-harassment legal defense fund Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund to support Alaina Hammam, who had sued former Democratic Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan after he retaliated against her for reporting harassment. At the same time, her firm was also providing “crisis communications” for Madigan.NPR’s Tom Dreisbach spoke to Hampton,
- who said she never would have worked with Dunn’s firm if she knew it was also advising Madigan. SKDK initially defended their work, but apologized later to Hampton. However, Hampton told Dreisbach the apology doesn’t repair the damage done to her and the #MeToo movement.Hurricane Lee heading toward the Atlantic Coast. The storm will cause high winds and flooding in New England, and possibly parts of Canada through the weekend.
New Englishers are used winter nor’easters which bring feet of snow, not hurricanes. Tovia Smith, NPR’s Boston correspondent reports that the conditions will be difficult because the summer has been the wettest New England’s ever experienced. This means the ground has already become saturated. Hurricanes can also bring a new danger
- , which is often overlooked: riptides. What you need to know. According to a recent estimate from the Census Bureau, the immigrant population of the U.S. reached a record-high last year. The pandemic, and Trump’s policies, have slowed growth in recent years. The renewed growth coincides with a gradual reboot of legal immigration like vetting refugees and processing visas, experts say.Washington’s reaction will depend on which side of the debate you’re on, NPR’s Joel Rose says on Morning Edition
. Hardliners will view this as further evidence that immigration has gotten out of hand and is straining resources. Immigration is seen as a positive for the economy by advocates. Today’s listen
Everything in Nicaragua is normal. The bars and restaurants on this lakefront pier fill up at weekends. The sign illuminated reads “Nicaragua Loves Peace.”
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Everything in Nicaragua is normal. The bars and restaurants on this lakefront pier fill up at weekends. “Nicaragua Loves Peace” is written on the illuminated sign. “
– are you living in an area prone to flooding? Plan accordingly.
Choose a destination for evacuation. Going to family and friends is ideal.
a go-to kit with essentials like nonperishable food, medications, and cash. – and plan accordingly.Choose a destination for evacuation.
- Going to family and friends is ideal.Prepare
- a go-to kit with essentials like nonperishable food, medications and cash.Have a checklist
- so you don’t forget anything when you’re stressed.3 things to know before you go
The remains of an allegedly nonhuman being were displayed at a briefing about unidentified flying object held Tuesday in Mexico City’s San Lazaro Legislative Palace.
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. This unsung hero saved her life and inspired to seek help. This newsletter was edited and written by
- Majd Al Waheidi.
- Anandita Bhalerao contributed.