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5 things to know on March 22: Trump, the economy, Covid-19, the earthquake, Ukraine

(CNN) Advancements in artificial intelligence have stunned the tech industry this year, with an intense race currently underway to create the best chatbot. this week, Google has opened a waiting list for its new AI tool, which promises to help people write articles, plan events, and even get lunch ideas.

Here’s what else you need to know Get up to speed and get on with your day.

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1. Trump

Former President Donald Trump is preparing for several possible scenarios related to a possible indictment from a Manhattan grand jury investigating a financial scheme. Even with signs of an investigation into Trump’s alleged role in the plot to Quietly pushing adult movie star Stormy Daniels As it draws to a close, it is not yet clear if the former president will be charged or when those charges may be revealed. However, Trump has created a media spectacle about how “unfair” the indictment is — a move likely aimed at energizing his base to generate funding for his 2024 presidential bid, analysts say. Separately, the Justice Department also convinced a federal judge that Trump hired one of his defense attorneys in furtherance of the crime related to the investigation of confidential documents. This is the first time the Justice Department has argued it has evidence that Trump may have committed a crime.

2. Economy

Announcement of interest rates and new economic forecasts expected from the Federal Reserve later today. This will be the first time the world has heard from Fed officials since Silicon Valley bank collapse – Since the US banking system is still under severe stress. If the Fed follows its pattern of aggressive rate hikes over the past year, it will likely raise interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, or 25 basis points, underlining its commitment to fighting inflation. However, some analysts say there is an opportunity for policymakers He may decide to keep interest rates constant This time due to the ongoing banking turmoil.

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3. COVID-19

While most Americans have put Covid-19 vaccines on the back burner, US health officials are now considering whether to offer Another round of bivalent boosters For people at risk of infection, according to a source familiar with the deliberations. Officials are considering this step because of the virus that causes it The evolution of COVID-19 Protection from current boosters may wane. Data recently presented to the CDC shows that in the first two months after adults receive the updated booster, the shot appears to be about 50% more effective in Prevent hospital or emergency room visits Because of Covid-19. But by four months, the added protection drops to just over 30%. Citing this trend, the UK and Canada have begun allowing some people to take another bivalent booster.

4. The earthquake

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan and Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people after it destroyed buildings and triggered landslides. Officials said today that the death toll It can go much higher The aftermath of the earthquakes was felt in many major Pakistani cities and as far away as the Indian capital, New Delhi. Dozens have been injured in affected areas, according to health officials, and rescue teams have been dispatched to some very remote areas without mobile phone service. Just weeks ago, nobody was The deadliest earthquake of this century It struck Turkey, near the Syrian border, killing more than 50,000 people and sending aftershocks that reverberated across the region.

5. Ukraine

A days-long meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin wrapped up today, leaving no question of Beijing’s commitment to Russia amid its attack on Ukraine. In the end, the meetings did not result in any breakthrough in resolving the conflict. The two leaders stressed the need to use peace talks to resolve the Ukraine crisis, but Kiev and the West say that any peace agreement must include the withdrawal of Russian forces. Meanwhile, Russia struck Ukraine overnight with Another wave of attacks Use Iranian-made Shahed drones. A total of 21 drones were launched against Ukraine from the north shortly before midnight local time, 16 of which were shot down, according to the Ukrainian Air Force.

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It happens later

The Supreme Court will hear arguments in Jack Daniel’s v. Toy Dog Company

Lawyers for Jack Daniel’s Distillery will argue in the Supreme Court today that a dog toy company is ripping off its trademark. In the center of the case is a file Disturbing game created by VIP Products This is strikingly similar to Jack Daniel’s bottles, with a black label and similar font style. The distiller argues that the game, with its lecherous jokes, is damaging to its reputation. On the other hand, VIP Products argues that consumers can easily distinguish between a Jack Daniel’s toy and a parody dog ​​toy. Depending on how the Supreme Court rules, the case could have major implications for protecting the trademarks of companies that use other trademarks’ logos as a jest.

Browse breakfast

Japan defeats Team USA in the final of the World Baseball Classic

The dramatic ending of Championship game on Tuesday Fans were left ecstatic inside the loan Depot Park in Miami.

Shaquille O’Neal shares why he was hospitalized

good news: Chuck is on his way back – to the Sports Bureau, that is. The basketball star shared an update after the post this picture It shows him hooked up to machines in a hospital bed.

A turtle startles the handlers with a wonderful surprise

It was zoo handlers coincidenceThey are shocked when they learn that a 90-year-old tortoise has given birth to three young. Watch this video about his surprising story.

A ‘vibrant’ Roman mosaic discovered under a supermarket construction site

More incredible Roman finds It was discovered in Britain. This time, it was on land set aside for a grocery store.

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Gwyneth Paltrow is in court this week over a skiing accident

actress Submitted to court On Tuesday after a 2016 skiing collision of an elderly man.

number of the day


This is about how much clean water the world’s population lacks – or an estimated 785 million people. In honor of World Water Day today, Here are some simple things you can do at home It can help take care of the global water supply.

quote today

“Visibility is at a great level today.”

Officials in Southern CaliforniaOn Tuesday, he warned people in some counties to reconsider travel when conditions are more favorable. This comes in the form of Another atmospheric river hits the state this week It is accompanied by heavy rains and strong winds. More than 15 million people in coastal areas of Southern California remain under continuous flood watch as of at least this evening.

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And finally

Swim with the biggest fish in the ocean

In this amazing virtual reality video, you can experience swimming with whale sharks – gentle giants of the sea. (Click here to view)