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As Gun Violence Looms Over Pennsylvania Youth, Local Groups Offer Safe Spaces (Maria)

The author writes, “A month after his 14th birthday, Trevor was arrested for gun possession. ‘I felt threatened, so I just had to do what I thought I had to do at the time,’ Trevor said. Firearms, including homicides, suicides, and unintentional injuries, are the leading cause of death for American children and teens. … After his arrest, [Trevor] spent time at a detention center and has since been released. That is where Trevor met Will Kiefer, the founder of the Bench Mark Program, a group that helps vulnerable and at-risk youth.”

Meet the People Spending $800,000 or More To Make Trump the Next President (DonkeyHotey)

From Popular Information: “Donald Trump tried to overturn the 2020 presidential election, was recently found liable for sexual assault, and has been charged with 88 felonies. Trump is currently spending four days a week at the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse. And yet, there are still a lot of rich people who choose to spend massive sums of money to help Trump become the next president. Trump’s biggest supporters are directing their largess to a newly-formed joint fundraising committee called Trump 47. The new committee can accept donations in excess of $800,000. The first $6,600 goes to Trump’s campaign, the next $5,000 goes to Trump’s Save America PAC (which has been paying Trump’s legal bills), the next $413,000 goes to the Republican National Committee, and the remaining amount is distributed to the local Republican Party in 39 states. The state Republican Parties often send the money right back to the national party, sometimes on the same day. Almost all of the money will be used to benefit Trump.”

Europe Is Already Planning for What Happens if Ukraine Loses. It’s Ugly (Sean)

From Defense One: “A Ukrainian loss, which could happen very soon if U.S. weapons don’t arrive, would ramp up Russian efforts to destabilize the governments of NATO countries and increase defense spending across the alliance, among other disastrous effects, Hanno Pevkur, Estonia’s Defense Minister, told reporters Friday. When U.S. officials like President Joe Biden talk about why Ukraine matters, they rely on broad notions of democracy and the continuation of the international order — without specifically explaining what a Ukraine loss would mean for ordinary Americans. Perhaps because of this, Americans are evenly split on the question of whether the United States is doing too much for Ukraine.”

Trove of Documents Details Decades of Allegations of Discrimination, Misconduct at Nike (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “A federal judge [earlier this month] ruled The Oregonian/OregonLive can report on a trove of documents it obtained while examining Nike’s workplace culture after a sweeping sex discrimination lawsuit was filed against the company. The news organization obtained the documents in January from an attorney who has said she inadvertently disclosed them. The attorney and Nike fought to get The Oregonian/OregonLive to return or destroy the documents, but Judge Marco Hernández affirmed an earlier ruling that said the First Amendment protects the news organization’s right to report on them. The documents provide the most comprehensive look yet into decades of alleged discrimination, harassment, and hostile behavior at Nike, including by executives. They describe alleged inappropriate behavior that includes repeated accounts of unwanted sexual contact and advances.”

New Study Identifies A Predictor For Teens’ Future Happiness (Reader Jim)

The author writes, “Every parent’s wish is for their child to grow up and live a fulfilled, happy life. During the teen years, this desire often leads to a laser-like focus on grades, test scores, and the chances of college admission. After all, happiness is hard to come by without the economic security of a steady paycheck. But what if it isn’t a young person’s grades, but the kind of thinking they’re doing — in and outside of school — that sets them up for a happy adulthood?”

‘Greenest Ever Games’: How the Paris Olympics Hopes To Inspire a New Era of Global Sporting Events (Laura)

From The Guardian: “Beneath the undulating wooden roof of the Paris Olympics’ new aquatics centre, the architect Laure Mériaud hoped the groundbreaking low carbon building would bring a kind of calm to the intersection of motorways near the Stade de France stadium in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis. ‘It’s not just about technical innovation,’ she said. ‘It’s about creating a more pleasant, greener space for local people’s daily lives here after the Games.’ The organisers of the Paris Olympics – which begin in July – have vowed they will be the ‘greenest ever Games,’ halving the carbon footprint of London 2012 and Rio 2016 from their average of 3.5m tonnes of CO2 to about 1.75m tonnes.”


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