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President Joe Biden made a plea for diplomacy in a speech yesterday as the world watches to see if Russian President Vladimir Putin orders an invasion of Ukraine. Biden warned that Russia should expect “overwhelming international condemnation” and other repercussions if they proceed. Earlier in the day, Putin said Russia was pulling back some of its military units, but Western officials said they had seen no evidence that any partial withdrawal had begun. In the face of the Kremlin’s aggression, Biden also said he will help “defend every inch of NATO territory with the full force of American power” to help mitigate the effects of the crisis that would be felt across the US. Experts say an invasion of Ukraine would destabilize world energy markets, resulting in higher prices at gas pumps.
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Oil prices soared to their highest level in 13 years today, raising fears about a further spike in inflation that could damage the global economy. The surge is due to delays in the potential return of Iranian crude to global markets and as the US and European allies consider banning Russian oil imports, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told CNN yesterday. If Russia’s oil exports are cut off, experts say it will put more strain on an already tight oil market, resulting in even higher gas prices across the US. The average price for a gallon of regular gas hit $4 yesterday, the highest level since 2008. There are now 18 states, plus Washington, DC, where the price of gas is $4 or greater. The highest prices are being seen in California, where the statewide average stands at $5.29 a gallon.
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Brands and retailers desperately want to get rid of coupons, but fussy shoppers are not having it.
Perfume prices are skyrocketing
More people are splurging on little luxuries during these difficult times – and we totally get it. Treat yourself!
‘Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty’ premieres on HBO
Sports fans, if you want to take a trip down memory lane and see how the Lakers got started? This one’s for you.
Why you may experience ‘hangxiety’ during a hangover
Around 12% of people experience anxiety after a night of drinking. Here are tips to get through it, if you find yourself in that uncomfortable slump.
Meet the queer vanguard of country music
This queer country artist is on the rise! Meet the talented musician defying norms and catching eyes with his striking accessories.
That’s how much “The Batman” brought in at the North American box office over the weekend, according to its studio Warner Bros. It stands as the best opening of 2022 so far, after flying by industry expectations that had the movie making closer to $100 million. (Warner Bros., CNN, and HBO are units of WarnerMedia.)
“If we all continue to work together, to march together, to fight together, we will secure the freedom to vote.”
– Vice President Kamala Harris, calling on Congress yesterday to pass federal voting rights legislation before walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, to mark the 57th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, a key moment in the civil rights moment.
This friendly seal surprised kayakers when it hopped aboard after following them for a mile. (Click here to view)
Enjoy this touching moment of musical joy by “Piano Man,” who traveled from Germany to play for refugees at the Polish border. (Click here to view)