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Donald Trump’s legal woes have become insurmountable and could tarnish the former US president’s hopes of an election-winning return, According to political analysts and legal experts,

Trump and his three adult children were yesterday accused of lying to tax collectors, lenders and insurance companies “Shocking” Fraud Scheme who regularly misreported the value of their properties in order to enrich themselves.

The civil suit filed by the attorney general of New York comes after the FBI examined Trump’s sensitive government documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, and a special grand jury in Georgia considered whether he and others had tampered with state election officials. tried to influence. there after their defeat by Joe Biden,

former US President repeatedly indicated That he intends to run for the White House again in 2024. But a series of criminal, civil and congressional investigations could still derail that bid.

  • What do the experts say? “she has done,, Told Alan Lichtman, a professor of history at American University in Washington who has accurately predicted every presidential election since 1984. “They have too many burdens, too many baggage to be able to run again, even assuming they escape from prison, they survive bankruptcy. I’m not sure why.” He’s about to escape from jail.”

  • Could the New York Civil Fraud Trial Bring Down the Trump Organization? Sanctions sought by Letitia James include sanctions on Trump and his children that would tear his real estate empire from his control, Hugo Lovell writes,

Biden calls Putin’s nuclear threats ‘reckless’ in UN address

Riot police detained a protester last night to protest a mobilization in Moscow.
Riot police detained a protester last night to protest a mobilization in Moscow. Photo: Dmitry Serebryakov/AP

Joe Biden and allied leaders react angrily Vladimir Putin threatens to use nuclear weapons and pledged to maintain support for Ukraine in the face of Russia’s partial mobilization and planned annexation of more Ukrainian territories.

The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, also rejected Putin’s moves to escalate the war, saying his country’s forces would continue their counter-offensive, giving Russia a breather to mobilize and dig into Ukrainian soil. Won’t give space.

US President speaking hours later Putin announces Russia’s first mobilization since World War II and warned that Moscow had “too many weapons to respond to” what it claimed were Western threats on its territory.

Since Putin’s announcement, Over 1,300 people have been arrested According to the OVD-Info monitoring group, in 38 Russian cities. It is the biggest protest since Putin launched the offensive in February.

  • Why is Putin planning partial mobility?zen? Britain’s Defense Ministry says Russia needs manpower to continue its fight. “The trick is [in effect] an entrance that Russia has exhausted its supply of willing volunteers To fight in Ukraine,” its daily intelligence briefing said today.

Democrats will struggle to keep control of Congress in the midterm, experts say

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‘It’s a long shot that the Democrats will get more than half.’ Photograph: Brendan McDiarmid/Reuters

Ray Fair, a professor of economics at Yale University since 1978, has been using economic data to predict US election results, Dominic Ruche writes, Strictly in terms of numbers they have a fairly impressive record of bare-boned, usually falling within 3% of the final tally.

Sadly for Democrats – if Fair is on track again this time – the Biden administration will struggle to keep control of Congress in November’s crucial midterm elections.

Elections are noisy events and this year is no different. recent Voting shows Joe Biden is on a roll, reclaiming some of the ground previously lost during his presidency. Democrats have passed Major legislation. There has been a sharp increase in the registration of women to vote after the Supreme Court Rowe reversed wade, Abortion rights drive voters to the polls dark red kansas, If not overall inflation, then gas prices are falling. Meanwhile, Donald Trump and the candidates he supports are in the spotlight and helping Democrats poll numbers.

But if Fair is right, we can set aside the personalities and issues at large: the economy is the sign behind the noise and Biden is still in trouble.

  • What does FAIR’s data predict? Using data from the latest analysis of the 1916 Fair shows Democrats will get 46.7% of the national vote in November – down from 51.3% in 2020 when Biden defeated Donald Trump and secured control of the House and a slim majority in the Senate.

In other news…

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More than 1,400 children have died from Covid in the US, and at least 533 of those deaths have occurred in children under the age of five. Photo: Justin Lane/EPA
  • According to CDC data, only about 6% of children under the age of five have received their first shot of the COVID vaccine — the lowest rate of any age demographic. Meanwhile, Biden said on Monday that the pandemic was ending – a message that may result in a continuous interval,

  • Conservative activist Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has agreed to participate in a voluntary interview with a House panel investigating the Jan., his lawyer said. Attorney Mark Pauletta said Thomas was ‘Desperate to answer committee’s questions’,

  • A Malaysian Defensecontractor surname fat leonardAuthorities say he has been arrested in Venezuela after escaping before sentencing in one of the biggest bribery scandals in US military history. international The search for Leonard Glenn Francis ended with his arrest. Tuesday morning.

  • A former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty to state charges of aiding in the murder of George Floyd and abetting second-degree murder. yesterday three years sentence, Thomas Lane is already serving a two-and-a-half-year federal sentence for Floyd’s civil rights violations.

State of the day: two firms control 40% of the global commercial seed market, dominating the global food chain

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Syngenta is majority owned by the Chinese government through Synochem and ChemChina. Photograph: Arnd Wigman/Reuters

The global food chain is increasingly dominated by a large number of large companies, aided by the increased use of “big data” and artificial intelligence, research has found, According to environmental-justice organization, ETC Group, only two companies control 40% of the global commercial seed market, compared to 10 companies that controlled the same proportion of the market 25 years ago. Agricultural commodity trading is similarly focused, with 10 commodity traders ruling the market for half a trillion dollars in 2020.

Don’t miss this: I love you but I don’t want to see you for the next six weeks; The case for a ‘marriage sabbatical’

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Is relaxation just a waiting room for divorce? Illustration: Spencer Wilson in Synergy/The Guardian

This is not a divorce, not a chance to be separated from trial or guilt-free, just a chance for husband and wives to live separately, forget all the little troubles and realize how much they miss each other. We do. At least that is the principle. The idea was coined in 1999 by Cheryl Jarvis, who envisioned a wedding break in the style of workplace relaxation—the take on your own dream come true. But what if you don’t have a dream or a project – what if you don’t care about hiking, and your only goal is getting away from your spouse? Is relaxation just a waiting room for divorce?

Climate probe: Denmark offers funding to poor countries for the ‘harm and harm’ of climate change

After severe floods in Sehwan, Pakistan, people displaced by the floods gather at a camp to receive food aid.
People displaced by floods gather to receive food aid at a camp after severe floods in Sehwan, Pakistan. Photo: Reuters

Youth groups in Africa are preparing to launch a series of climate demonstrations tomorrow to highlight the problem of poor countries suffering from climate breakdown. Only one rich country has stepped forward With money for the problem. Denmark became the first central government in a developed country to propose dedicated funds for “loss and damage” – which refers to the devastation of climate-related disasters that are so extreme that no protection against them is possible. No other developed countries have indicated they are likely to follow the Danish lead.

Last Thing: Kale Taste Makes Unborn Babies Moan, Research Finds

4D ultrasound images of the fetus
The first study to look at fetal facial responses to taste shows twice the crying expression for kale compared to carrots. Photograph: Fetal Taste Preference Studies/Fetal and Neonatal Research Laboratory/Durham University/PA

If the taste of kale makes you swoon your face, you’re not alone: ​​Researchers see fetuses pull off crying expressions When exposed to greens in the womb, While previous studies have suggested that our food preferences may begin before birth, the team says the research is the first to directly look at unborn babies’ response to different tastes. Researchers are now trying to trace the response of babies after birth to different tastes. “Hopefully we’ll see fewer negative reactions than if they were exposed to prenatal kale,” said one.

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