Abortion is now illegal in West Virginia except in extremely extenuating circumstances such as medical emergencies. Thousands traveled to London to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II and queued for hours before her funeral. The Phoenix Suns could lose their jersey patch sponsor if the NBA doesn’t continue to crack down on team owner Robert Sarver and his racist crackdown.
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In the news today
- Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral took place at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday morning, with around 4.1 billion viewers worldwide and expected 500 world leaders take part. President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro were among those paying their respects throughout the weekend a estimated 750,000 mourners flocked to the city to see the queen lying in state. At some points, the line was five miles long and caused a 14-hour wait. Many famous people joined the line including reality TV star Sharon Osbourne and football legend David Beckham who had to wait 12 hours.
- More than 1.4 million people in Puerto Rico are without power after Hurricane Fiona made landfall on the island on Sunday the first hurricane to make landfall in the United States that year amid an unusually quiet hurricane season. It prompted President Biden to declare a state of emergency, unleashing federal disaster relief and emergency assistance.
Top take aways
Abortion is now illegal in West Virginia in almost all circumstances after Republican Gov. Jim Justice signed the near-total ban making performing an abortion a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. It is the second state to enact a new abortion ban after the Supreme Court ruled Roe v. Wade lifted.
Uber has reported to law enforcement and is investigating a ‘cybersecurity incident’ after its internal databases hosted at Amazon and Google were hacked, which the perpetrator initially appeared to reveal to rideshare employees via a message on Slack. It’s not clear what type of data was accessed and how the hack could have compromised customer information.
The US will broadcast $600 million worth of military aid to Ukraine at a time when the eastern European country has recaptured large tracts of land and forced Russian troops to flee in recent weeks. This latest installment brings the total value of military aid sent to Ukraine to $15.8 billion since Biden took office. More: “Now is not an era of war,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly told Russian President Vladimir Putin in Modi’s first public criticism of the invasion of Ukraine in months of neutrality.
The Biden administration made its best effort to regulate the cryptocurrency industry by unveiling a new framework to regulate digital assets, which includes the following a proposal to create a digital US dollar and possibly expand the Bank Secrecy Act to cover NFTs and crypto to prevent money laundering and financial terror.
Elon Musk, the world’s richest person and Tesla CEO, may regret not taking his friends’ advice, the reports say urged him not to buy Twitter. The billionaire is now embroiled in a high-profile legal battle with the social media giant as it seeks to reverse the $44 billion acquisition.
PayPal, which has sponsored the Phoenix Suns’ jersey patch since 2018, said it would not renew its agreement with the NBA team unless owner Robert Sarver resigns after the league banned him for a year for racist and misogynist behavior. Jersey patch sponsors typically pay NBA teams between $5 million and $20 million per season. NBA leaders and stars like LeBron James also opposed the league’s decision not to ban Sarver for life.
Today’s must read
From camping to cheese pizza, Algospeak is taking over social media
We’ve come a long way since “pr0n” and the eggplant emoji. Americans are increasingly using code words known as “algospeak” to evade detection by content moderation technology, particularly when posting about things that are controversial or may violate platform rules.
In case you missed it
Queen Elizabeth II was not one to give up. Not Government, philanthropy, public appearances, or even horseback riding. At the age of 95, her doctors asked her to stop horseback riding, but the advice was never taken. The Queen’s lifelong love of horses ran deep, and from 1988 to 2022 her own racers earned her about $10 million in prize money.
Tips you can trust
- Smart, well-educated, otherwise-prepared job seekers still can screw up an interview with self-sabotaging behavior You may not even be aware that they are using it. First, don’t bombard a company with resumes through multiple channels and remain conscious of the number of positions you’re applying for at a single organization. Here are other ways you could screw up your opportunity before you even start the interview.
- Work on your more distant social connections can get you a new job faster than relying on close friends, according to a new report that tracked 20 million LinkedIn users worldwide for five years. The greatest occupational mobility came from “moderately weak ties – social connections between the very weakest ties and ties of average strength”.
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Thrive Market: Entrepreneurial Lessons for Becoming One of America’s Best Startup Employers
With 6,000 items available on its website, online grocery retailer Thrive Market is the largest non-GMO grocery retailer in the US and plans to continue expanding its platform by investing in technology and personal experiences with consumers, say co-founders Nick Grün and Sasha Siddhartha. Here’s how the company landed a spot forbes‘ America’s Best Startup Employers ranking last year while remaining true to its mission of making healthy, sustainable living easily accessible and affordable.
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