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“Further squeezing already-tight supplies will be a slap in the face for consumers.”

Senior Analyst, Stephen Brennock, PVM Oil Associates in London on OPEC's decision to cut oil production – a move that will likely increase prices.

oct 5, 2022

“Baquer #Namazi has finally left #Iran after 6.5 years as an illegal detainee!”

Jared Genser, a U.S. lawyer representing the Namazi family, announcing Baquer Namazi's release from Iran. The 85-year-old former UNICEF official travelled to Iran in 2016 to help free his son, who still remains in Iran. The U.N. has deemed both individuals wrongly accused.

oct 5, 2022

“The global economy faces a multi-pronged crisis. The picture for 2023 has darkened considerably.”

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organization. Their latest economic forecast predicts a significant decline in traded goods between countries, pointing to an increased likelihood of a global recession.

oct 5, 2022

“We’re seeing it in a new generation that’s doing it, and we’re seeing it link up with smaller towns across the country and with people who are not from the middle class.”

Dr. Narges Bajoghli, assistant professor of Middle East Studies at Johns Hopkins University, regarding how widespread protests are across Iran.

oct 4, 2022

“The recent repeated launch of missiles is outrageous, and we strongly condemn this.”

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida following the launch of North Korea's longest-ever weapons test, flying over the country of Japan, showing its ability to strike neighboring nations.

oct 4, 2022

“All of our opinions are open to criticism.”

Chief Justice John Roberts at a speech in Colorado last month. After a summer break, the U.S. Supreme Court opens its nine-month term today with a 6-3 conservative majority.

oct 3, 2022

“We looked at our system and said, ‘Why are we filling prescriptions the way we did in 1995?”

Rina Shah, a group vice president overseeing pharmacy strategy at Walgreens. The nations second-largest pharmacy has started using robotic fulfillment centers to fill certain prescriptions. The new system cuts pharmacists workload by about 25%.

oct 3, 2022

“I want the world not to treat this as another news piece. I want the world to know the pain we are going through right now. I am totally devastated.”

20-year-old student in Kabul, Afghanistan after an attack killed at least 25 people, mostly women.

oct 3, 2022

“This is the opposite of free and fair elections.”

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock denouncing Russia's announcement that they will annex four regions of Ukraine, making the regions a formal part of Russia.

sep 29, 2022

“Ian Continuing to Batter the Florida Peninsula With Winds, Storm Surge, and Flooding. Expected to Move Into the Atlantic Tomorrow.”

The National Hurricane Center with a Wednesday night update on Hurricane Ian — one of the strongest hurricanes to ever make landfall in the United States.

sep 29, 2022

“We stand with our allies.”

Vice President Kamala Harris. She is visiting Japan and South Korea this week on a routine trip while the nations face ongoing military pressure from China and North Korea.

sep 28, 2022

“When fetuses were exposed to carrot flavor, they were more likely to show 'laughter-face' reactions, and when they were exposed to kale flavor, they were more likely to show 'cry-face' reactions.”

Researchers wrote in a new study examining how fetuses respond to food after it is eaten by their mothers.

sep 28, 2022

“We have impact!”

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab mission systems engineer for NASA's DART mission, Elena Adams, on the successful impact of the DART spacecraft into an asteroid 7 million miles away from Earth.

sep 28, 2022

“I’ve never seen flight attendants so disheartened. They feel like they’ve given and given, and the company isn’t giving back to them.”

Lynn Montgomery, who was a flight attendant for 30 years and is the president of TWU Local 556, representing 18,000 Southwest flight attendants. Flight attendants and airport workers are expected to strike at more than 20 airports today.

sep 27, 2022

“All the urgency over the past two years—‘give me everything you can’—that’s basically over. Lumberyards are not scared of the price going up.”

Director of specialty products at wholesaler Sherwood Lumber Corporation, Michael Goodman. Lumber prices have dropped to pre-pandemic prices.

sep 27, 2022

“Sometimes we describe it as running a golf cart into a Great Pyramid.”

Nancy Chabot, planetary scientist and mission team leader at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, the leader of NASA's DART mission. In a first-of-its-kind test, the DART spacecraft plans to smash into an asteroid on Monday.

sep 26, 2022

“It’s a hard thing to say stay tuned, but that’s the right message right now.”

Senior Hurricane Specialist, John Cangialosi, National Hurricane Center, about Hurricane Ian's path.

sep 25, 2022

“The anger on the streets is palpable.”

Deputy director at the Center for Human Rights in Iran, Jasmin Ramsey. Antigovernment protests are ongoing since the death of a 22-year-old woman who was arrested for violating Iran's head covering mandate.

sep 22, 2022

“In the last year, our world has experienced great upheaval ...”

United States President Joe Biden speaking at the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

sep 21, 2022

“Iran is not seeking to obtain and build nuclear weapons.”

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi speaking at the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

sep 21, 2022

“Their goal was to make as much money as they could while falsely claiming to feed children during the pandemic.”

U.S. attorney for Minnesota Andrew Luger. Federal authorities charged more than 45 people in Minnesota for allegedly stealing nearly $250 million from a federal program intended to provide meals for low-income children during the pandemic.

sep 21, 2022

“The Personal Collection of Ruth Bader Ginsburg online sale concluded on Friday, September 16, in spectacular fashion ...”

Auction House Bonhams on the sale of personal items from the late United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The sale raised more than half a million dollars for charity.

sep 20, 2022

“The UN Human Rights Office has received numerous, and verified, videos of violent treatment of women, including slapping women across the face, beating them with batons and throwing them into police vans.”

UN Human Rights Office in a statement reacting to the death of an Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini, who reportedly died from injuries after being arrested and beaten by Iran's "morality police."

sep 20, 2022

“It’s important people understand that this is not over.”

Weather service meteorologist in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ernesto Morales. Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, and surrounding islands such as the Dominican Republic. It is the first Category 3 hurricane in the Atlantic ocean this year.

sep 20, 2022

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