Special Counsel Jack Smith announcing the second indicment

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Yesterday, special counsel Jack Smith issued a second federal indictment against former President Donald Trump. What were the four counts in connection to?

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Presidential super PACs disclosed their mid-year finances this week. Driven by a large transfer from his former state election PAC, which candidate’s super PAC has the most cash on hand?

Super PACs can accept unlimited donations on behalf of a candidate, but candidates can’t directly use the money—the super PACs themselves spend in support of candidates without coordination. The largest contribution to DeSantis’ $130 million super PAC was a $82.5 million transfer from his state political committee, which was left over from his last gubernatorial campaign.

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As of yesterday, the sale of this household item was effectively banned in the US, due to a new rule by the Department of Energy requiring a minimum 45 lumens per watt.

The new rule was passed in December 2022 but went into effect yesterday. Incandescent light bulbs are cheaper than LED bulbs but typically only generate around 15 lumens per watt. Nearly half of US households use LED bulbs for most or all indoor lighting. There are certain types of incandescent bulbs that are exempt, such as fridge lights and traffic signals.

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Unit 3 at Plant Vogtle was officially put into commercial use in Georgia. It marks the first newly-constructed US power plant of this energy type in the past 30 years.

Unit 3 at Plant Vogtle is the first newly-built nuclear reactor to be put into use in decades. The project faced significant challenges, including being completed seven years late and $17 billion over budget. It has the capacity to power 500,000 homes without greenhouse gases.

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Due to record quitting during the height of the pandemic, wealthier countries like the US and Australia have been hiring this profession from abroad, worsening shortages in developing countries.

Wealthier countries are poaching nurses from poorer nations. Australia’s advertising campaigns feature a sunny lifestyle, special bonuses, and fast-tracked visas. This has led to a severe shortage in the developing countries, with doctors in countries like Zimbabwe being forced to cancel procedures because they don’t have enough staff.