Equal Pay Day, summer time, Ukraine, Alzheimer’s disease. This is Tuesday’s news.
Girls in the foreground: it’s Equal Pay Day. A man has been arrested after targeted attacks on homeless people. And the last on what is happening in Ukraine.
👋 It’s Laura. It’s Tuesday. Here is the news. Let’s go.
But first, this just happened: 🚨 Could daylight saving time become the only time? The US Senate on Tuesday passed a bill make daylight saving time permanent in 2023. If this became a law, it would mean that clocks would no longer have to be changed twice a year.
Equal pay for women? Make sure that this happens
It’s Equal Pay Day, but we’re not celebrating. Here’s why: This date marks the time it takes for women’s wages to catch up with men’s. of the year before. It’s real, and even decades after President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Equal Pay Act of 1963, women are still not paid the same as men in this country. Full-time working women in the United States earn the weekly median of just 83 cents for every dollar paid to men. And the pay gap is even wider for women of color, mothers of young children, and women with disabilities. Due to pay inequality, women stand to lose more than $400,000 over a 40-year career. In the words of equal pay pioneer Lilly Ledbetter, “These pennies add up to real money.” Read more from Charlotte A. Burrows, Chairman of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Man arrested after targeted attacks on homeless in DC, NYC
Man wanted in series of shootings targeting homeless men in New York and Washington DC was arrested early Tuesday, police said. At least five men have been shot, two fatally, since March 3 in a series of attacks that police in both cities say were linked. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said its officers arrested the suspect around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in southeast Washington. Homeless advocates said the killings are a grim reminder of the vulnerability and stigma homeless people face on a daily basis. The fight against homelessness has become a focal point of public safety efforts in New York after a number of targeted attacks on Asian women. However, advocates say homeless people are far more likely to be victims of crime than to commit it themselves.
- ‘Horrific and senseless’ murders in New York, DC are the latest jolts for homeless advocates. What must change?
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Biden at NATO summit on Ukraine
Ukrainians must realize the country will not join NATO and must “rely on ourselves and on our partners who help us” to resist the Russian onslaught, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Tuesday. Instead, he said, Ukraine needs separate security guarantees from its allies. Also on Tuesday, the White House said President Joe Biden would travel to Brussels for a March 24 NATO summit on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
More Ukrainian news:
- Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and journalist Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova were killed while reporting with correspondent Benjamin Hall in Ukraine, said the media company. Zakrzewski, Kuvshynova and Hall were traveling in a vehicle in Horenka – nearly 20 miles from Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv – when they were hit by incoming fire on Monday. Hall remains hospitalized.
- A news anchor was speaking on Russian state television when a a woman appeared on camera behind her holding a sign with ‘No War’ scrawled in English and a message warning people not to believe Russian propaganda. The woman – identified as Marina Ovsyannikova, a station worker – was taken into custody, according to human rights group OVD-Info.
👉 Even more news: More than 3 million Ukrainians have fled the country. Russia sanctions President Biden. Latest updates from Tuesday.
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Up to 18% of adults over 60 show signs of memory loss
A new report estimates that 6.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease and more than one in 10 seniors have it. early stage memory or cognitive problems. The Alzheimer’s Association report released on Tuesday says 12-18% of adults aged 60 and over suffer from “mild cognitive impairment”, a category of memory loss or cognitive problems that may be a precursor to dementia or caused by other medical or behavioral problems. Distinguishing dementia from other medical causes of memory or cognitive problems remains difficult, experts say, but may be more important than ever with controversial new Alzheimer’s drug available and others in late-stage trials clinics.
A break in the news
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