Biden sending M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine
President Biden just announced his administration is sending more than 30 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine. It comes just hours after Germany said it would approve Poland’s request to transfer German-made Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine.
News of the tank support is a source of great relief to the Ukrainian people.
“We need more than 20 tanks because in comparison Russians have one to three, for our one artillery system they have three artillery systems. So, they have much more people, much more weapon systems, and much more tanks,” said student Kyrylo Bakulyn.
Texas House Republicans seek reimbursement
Texas Republicans in the House of Representatives have written a letter to President Biden asking him to reimburse the state for their efforts in combating the border crisis.
In the letter they urge the president to work with the Texas delegation to “pay Texas back” for the resources expended throughout Operation Lone Star. They also urged the president to work with them to help stop the flow of illegal immigration at the southern border.
There were more than 2 million reported migrant encounters in the last fiscal year.
Two charged in pro-life clinic attack
A Florida man and woman accused of vandalizing several pro-life clinics are facing federal charges and up to 12 years in prison.
The Department of Justice indicted the two after a string of threatening messages were spray painted on the side of anti-abortion buildings last summer, following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Within the past week, the DOJ put out a $25,000 reward for information on attacks of anti-abortion clinics.
Senator calls for “eggflation” investigation
State lawmakers are now getting involved in the national “eggflation” issue hitting Americans at the grocery stores. They are calling for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the industry’s issues.
Egg prices went from as cheap at $1.79 a dozen to double that price. Democratic U.S. Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island wants to know why.
Farmers say there are several reasons, including the worst bird flu the U.S. has ever seen, on top of higher production costs and high demand.
Some are skeptical of the impact industry woes are having on egg producers when they’re also seeing record-high profits 10 times of what producers made last year.
Justin Bieber sells music catalog
Justin Bieber is the latest pop star to sell over the rights to his publishing and artist royalties for his songs. It makes him the youngest artist ever to sell his entire music catalog.
The deal is with a music rights investment company Hipgnosis, and the deal is valued at $200 million.
Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Stevie Nicks, Justin Timberlake are other artists who recently sold the rights to their royalties.
Springsteen’s deal was worth about $550 million.
Ants can sniff out cancer
It’s common knowledge that ants are strong, but apparently they have a strong sense of smell as well. So strong, in fact, a new study found ants can sniff out cancer.
Cancerous tumors release distinctive types of chemicals that often show up in bodily fluids. The study found that ants can detect those chemicals in urine with only their sense of smell.
Scientists hope the discovery could one day lead to a less expensive, non-invasive detection method for cancer.
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BIDEN SENDING M1 ABRAMS TANKS TO UKRAINE
PRESIDENT BIDEN ANNOUNCED HIS ADMINISTRATION IS SENDING MORE THAN 30 M-1 ABRAMS TANKS TO UKRAINE. THE ANNOUNCEMENT — COMING JUST MINUTES AGO.
IT COMES JUST HOURS AFTER GERMANY SAID IT WOULD APPROVE POLAND’S REQUEST TO TRANSFER GERMAN-MADE LEOPARD 2 TANKS TO UKRAINE.
NEWS OF THE TANK HELP — A SOURCE OF GREAT RELIEF TO THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE.
KYRYLO BAKULYN | STUDENT: “We need more than 20 tanks because in comparison Russians have one to three, for our one artillery system they have three artillery systems. So they have much more people, much more weapon systems, and much more tanks.”
TEXAS HOUSE REPUBLICANS SEEK REIMBURSEMENT
TEXAS REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAVE WRITTEN A LETTER TO PRESIDENT BIDEN — ASKING HIM TO REIMBURSE THE STATE FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN COMBATING THE BORDER CRISIS.
QUOTE — “WE URGE YOU TO WORK WITH THE TEXAS DELEGATION TO PAY TEXAS BACK FOR THE RESOURCES EXPENDED THROUGHOUT OPERATION LONE STAR, AND WE URGE YOU TO WORK WITH US TO STOP THE FLOW OF ILLEGAL MIGRATION AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER.”
THERE WERE MORE THAN 2 MILLION REPORTED MIGRANT ENCOUNTERS IN THE LAST FISCAL YEAR.
2 CHARGED IN PRO-LIFE CLINIC ATTACK
A FLORIDA MAN AND WOMAN ACCUSED OF VANDALIZING SEVERAL PRO-LIFE CLINICS ARE FACING FEDERAL CHARGES AND UP TO 12 YEARS IN PRISON.
THE DOJ INDICTING THE TWO AFTER A STRING OF THREATENING MESSAGES WERE SPRAY PAINTED ON THE SIDE OF ANTI-ABORTION BUILDINGS LAST SUMMER —
FOLLOWING THE OVERTURNING OF ROE VS. WADE.
WITHIN THE PAST WEEK THE DOJ PUT OUT A 25 THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD FOR INFORMATION ON ATTACKS OF ANTI-ABORTION CLINICS.
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SENATOR CALLS FOR EGGFLATION INVESTIGATION
STATE LAWMAKERS ARE NOW GETTING INVOLVED IN THE NATIONAL “EGG-FLATION” ISSUE HITTING AMERICANS AT THE GROCERY STORES — CALLING FOR THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE THE INDUSTRY’S ISSUES.
EGG PRICES WENT FROM AS CHEAP AT $1.79 A DOZEN TO DOUBLE THAT.
STATE SENATOR JACK REED OF RHODE ISLAND WANTS TO KNOW WHY.
FARMERS SAY THERE’S SEVERAL REASONS – INCLUDING A DEVASTATING BIRD FLU THE WORST THE U.S. HAS EVER SEEN – ON TOP OF HIGHER PRODUCTION COSTS AND HIGH DEMAND.
BUT SOME ARE SKEPTICAL OF THE IMPACT INDUSTRY WOES ARE HAVING ON EGG PRODUCERS WHEN THEY’RE ALSO SEEING RECORD-HIGH PROFITS 10 TIMES OF WHAT THEY MADE LAST YEAR.
OUR BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT SIMONE DEL-ROSARIO HAS A DETAILED REPORT ON EGG-FLATION.
JUSTIN BIEBER SELLS MUSIC CATALOG
JUSTIN BIEBER IS THE LATEST POP STAR TO SELL OVER THE RIGHTS TO HIS PUBLISHING AND ARTIST ROYALTIES FOR HIS SONGS…MAKING HIM THE YOUNGEST ARTIST EVER TO SELL HIS ENTIRE MUSIC CATALOG.
THE DEAL IS WITH A MUSIC RIGHTS INVESTMENT COMPANY HIPGNOSIS.
AND IT’S VALUED AT 200 MILLION DOLLARS.
BOB DYLAN, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, NEIL YOUNG, STEVIE NICKS, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE ARE OTHER ARTISTS WHO RECENTLY SOLD THE RIGHTS TO THEIR ROYALTIES.
SPRINGSTEEN’S DEAL WAS WORTH ABOUT 550 MILLION DOLLARS.
ANTS CAN SNIFF OUT CANCER
AND FINALLY — WE KNOW THAT ANTS ARE STRONG — BUT APPARENTLY THEY HAVE A STRONG SENSE OF SMELL AS WELL. SO STRONG IN FACT — A NEW STUDY FOUND ANTS CAN SNIFF OUT CANCER!
CANCEROUS TUMORS RELEASE DISTINCTIVE TYPES OF CHEMICALS THAT OFTEN SHOW UP IN BODILY FLUIDS.
THE STUDY FOUND THAT ANTS CAN DETECT THOSE CHEMICALS IN URINE — WITH ONLY THEIR SENSE OF SMELL.
SCIENTISTS HOPE THE DISCOVERY COULD ONE DAY LEAD TO A LESS EXPENSIVE — NON-INVASIVE DETECTION METHOD FOR CANCER.