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“At approximately 11:32 am this morning there was a mass casualty at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. This school has children that are in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade.”

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Chief of Police Pete Arredondo in a news conference on Tuesday after a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas — approx. 85 miles west of San Antonio.

may 24, 2022

“... the Court concludes that the public interest would be served by a preliminary injunction preventing the termination of the CDC's Title 42 Orders.”

Louisiana U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays ruling that public health order Title 42 must remain in place along the U.S. southern border in a lawsuit brought by 24 states against the U.S. government.

may 24, 2022

“... survivors and others who reported abuse were ignored, disbelieved, or met with the constant refrain that the SBC could take no action due to its polity (structure) regarding church autonomy ...”

Findings of a nearly 300-page report chronicling how leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention have consistently hid reports of abuse and avoided liability.

may 24, 2022

“Yes. That’s the commitment we made.”

Pres. Biden on whether the U.S. would militarily defend Taiwan if needed — a much more direct response than usual about American policy in the region.

may 23, 2022

“Infected persons will have to go into contact isolation until the injuries have healed.”

Belgium announcing a first-of-its-kind quarantine for those testing positive for monkeypox — after the virus usually found in certain African countries emerged in 12 other countries.

may 23, 2022

“It is a large shipment of very specific and specialized formula.”

Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack as the first sizable shipments of infant formula arrive in the U.S. from Europe in an attempt to ease the baby formula shortage.

may 23, 2022

“The bottom line is, it is going to be an expensive summer.”

Michael Tran, managing director for global energy strategy at RBC Capital Markets. Gas prices hit another record high today, and analysts expect prices to remain higher than usual for some time.

may 23, 2022

“Do not eat any recalled Jif brand peanut butter. Throw it away.”

The CDC in a food safety alert on a salmonella outbreak likely linked to now-recalled peanut butter.

may 23, 2022

“This is about the risk and the life of babies in this country.”

Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), who introduced a $28 million emergency supplemental bill to help address the baby formula shortage. Two bills related to the shortage have been passed in the House, and the Defense Production Act was also implemented to help curb the shortage.

may 19, 2022

“This is further evidence that the desire to end the so-called forever wars is good in theory, but reality kind of smacks you in the face.”

Bill Roggio, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and editor of the foundation's Long War Journal, on the U.S. once again deploying troops to Somalia in order to counter terrorist group al-Shabab.

may 18, 2022

“This crisis on our roads is urgent and preventable.”

Dr. Steven Cliff, deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). A new report found that 2021 had the highest number of traffic fatalities since 2005

may 18, 2022

“This is a good day at a critical moment for our security.”

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg after Finland and Sweden submit NATO applications. The two countries already are NATO's closest partners, but their membership would establish further security in Europe.

may 18, 2022

“The diary shows a volatile mix between racist beliefs, white nationalism, and complex mental health issues.”

Dr. Rajan Basra, a researcher from the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, who reportedly obtained a diary of the gunman in the Buffalo mass shooting.

may 17, 2022

“UAPs are unexplained, it's true. But they are real. They need to be investigated. And any threats they pose need to be mitigated.”

Congressman André Carson (D-IN) in opening statements before Pentagon officials testified to a House subcommittee on unidentified aerial phenomena (also called UAP).

may 17, 2022

“This is unprecedented.”

Firefighter Hugh Vallely, incident team liaison officer, on the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire — the largest in New Mexico history.

may 17, 2022

“Smugglers will always try new, creative methods to smuggle narcotics, but our officers are always prepared for the unexpected.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) deputy director of field operations in San Diego, Anne Maricich, on over 550 pounds of narcotics found hidden in a shipment of squash.

may 17, 2022

“This is really an eclipse for the Americas.”

NASA’s Noah Petro, a planetary geologist who specializes in the moon, explaining the significance of the recent "Blood Moon." In parts of North America, the total lunar eclipse was visible for up to 1.5 hours.

may 17, 2022

“The FDA expects that the measures and steps it’s taking with infant formula manufacturers and others will mean more and more supply is on the way or on store shelves moving forward.”

FDA Commissioner Robert Califf. The U.S. will increase baby formula imports from overseas to help ease the shortage; the country's largest manufacturing plant is also set to reopen soon.

may 17, 2022

“Are they coming to try and convince us? Sorry don't wear yourselves out.”

Turkey's President Erdogan discouraging visits by diplomats from Finland and Sweden, who want NATO membership; Turkey is a NATO member and is resisting their membership.

may 17, 2022

“This is just so sad. I never, ever thought something like this would happen in my church, in my community.”

Jerry Chen, a longtime member at Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church. A man opened fire at the California church, killing one person and wounding five others.

may 16, 2022

“I’ll always find my way home, even if the roads are destroyed.”

The Ukrainian rap and folk band Kalush Orchestra in their song "Stefania," which won first place at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The song, written in honor of the mother of the group’s lead singer, has been reinterpreted during the war as a tribute to Ukraine as a motherland.

may 16, 2022

“This was pure evil.”

Erie County Sheriff John Garcia after ten people were murdered in a shooting in Buffalo, New York.

may 15, 2022

“What’s more cool than seeing the black hole at the center of our own Milky Way.”

Caltech astronomer Katherine Bouman on the first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, released on Thursday.

may 12, 2022

“For Pyongyang to publicly admit omicron cases, the public health situation must be serious.”

Professor Leif-Eric Easley, Seoul’s Ewha Womans University, on North Korea's first public admission of COVID-19 cases — and a new nationwide lockdown.

may 12, 2022

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