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National Newscast: Mar. 24

LINNEA ARDEN: From Columbia Radio News, I’m Linnea Arden

President Biden met with leaders of the European Union today to discuss the war in Ukraine amid growing concerns of a chemical weapons escalation.

During the talks in Brussels, Biden said the United States would welcome Ukrainians fleeing the war.

Tape of Biden press conference: Many Ukrainian refugees will wish to stay in Europe, closer to their homes but we've also will welcome 100,000 Ukrainians United States with a focus on reuniting families

The President also pledged a billion dollars in aid to support European countries in the ongoing refugee crisis.

President Biden also called for Russia to be removed from the G20 nations, and if they are not, for Ukraine to be allowed to participate in G20 meetings.

Ukrainian forces claimed today that they destroyed a Russian landing ship in an attack port in the south.


European lawmakers met today to push forward the Digital Markets Act–a sweeping legislation designed to regulate tech companies.

The law would impose new obligations and prohibitions on the largest digital and tech firms, and would be backed by substantial fines if the companies don’t comply.

Critics are calling the law a discriminatory attack on big American tech.


Four days of hearings wrapped today for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

The full Senate is expected to vote on the confirmation on April 4th. If confirmed, Jackson would become the first-ever Black female Supreme Court Judge.


Microscopic bits of plastic are common in human blood. That’s according to a new report issued today in the journal Environment International.

The Amsterdam-based research group found micro-plastic pollution in 80% of humans tested during the study.

Half of the samples included plastic commonly used in water bottles. A third contained polystyrene used commonly for packaging.


U.S. stocks rose today after a sell-off on Wednesday. The S&P 500, Nasdaq and Dow Jones were all up around 1%.

Linnea Arden. Columbia Radio News.


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