Afternoon Reads for Good Memory Day (January 19)

Good afternoon, and happy Good Memory Day! This day is about remembering good moments in our past and making new memories in the future. Lovely, right? Hopefully this gets you thinking about something good that’s happened to you!

I’m running very late, and I’m on a mock interview panel in a bit, so I’m going to abbreviate the reads a bit today. I promise to be back in full swing next week!

  • The Biden Administration will give out free N-95 masks at pharmacies in addition to the COVID tests Americans can now request for free.
  • The Georgia Department of Corrections will spend $600 million to replace older prisons.
  • A fifth Georgian has pled guilty to charges related to the January 6th insurrection. (Alternate link.)
  • The family of a different January 6th defendant from the Peach State is raising money online for his defense. (Alternate link.)
  • Tex McIver will appeal his murder conviction to the Georgia Supreme Court.
  • The Peachtree City business owner who paid an employee his final paycheck in greasy pennies now faces a lawsuit from the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Rudy Giuliani is among those who have received the latest subpoenas from the January 6th Committee. (Alternate link.)
  • The U.S. Supreme Court will hear Senator Ted Cruz’s challenge to the law that limits campaign reimbursements to candidates.
  • The New York Attorney General has released details of her investigation into the Trump organization, outlining a possible pattern of fraud. (Alternate link.)
  • Three Pennsylvania police officers have been charged with manslaughter in the death of eight year-old Fanta Bility. (Alternate link.)
  • The University of Michigan has approved a $490 billion settlement over sexual abuse committed by a former UM sports medicine physician.
  • Ambassador Antony Blinken is warning that Russia could invade the Ukraine. (Alternate link.)
  • United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing an ouster bid from fellow Conservatives.
  • NASA scientists have estimated that the volcanic eruption near Tonga was more powerful than an atom bomb.
  • Climate scientists predict the Tonga eruption will not have a cooling effect on the planet in the way that other recent volcanic explosions have. (Alternate link.)

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