Wednesday, April 17

Senate abortion vote, key inflation report: Daily Briefing Wednesday

Senate Democrats are leading a vote to pass a bill that would make Roe v. Wade national law – although they know it will fail. The formality is part of a larger effort to save abortion rights. Following a record-setting day for U.S. gas prices, the Labor Department will release its report on consumer prices for April. A Ukraine natural gas pipeline operator has stopped Russian shipments through a major hub in the east of the country. After North Korea tested a ballistic missile, the U.S. has scheduled an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council. The Interior Department has promised to release the first part of a report on the federal government’s oversight of Native American boarding schools.

I’m Nicole, and here’s Wednesday’s news. 

🌅 Up First: Charles Herbster, a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate who has been repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct, lost the race to be the GOP nominee for Nebraska governor in the state’s Republican primary on Tuesday. In West Virginia’s congressional primary, Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., another Trump-backed House Republican, was victorious. West Virginia’s race demonstrated a clear win for a Trump-style Republican over a GOP lawmaker known for bipartisan outreach – but Nebraska’s race emphasized the ex-president’s endorsement is not an automatic ticket to victory.

Some news to know now:

U.S. gas prices hit an all-time record Tuesday, and the pump pain isn’t expected to ease soon

👉 Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a Tallahassee center for Jewish life

🌍 There’s a 50-50 chance Earth will reach critical climate change indicators within 5 years.

🔵 Here’s what we know about the Americans who died at a Bahamas resort.

🦈 A 1,000 pound great white shark is cruising the Atlantic Ocean from New Jersey to the Carolinas.

💥 NASA released stunning images of a neighboring satellite galaxy.

This combination of images provided by NASA on Monday, May 9, 2022, shows part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, seen by the retired Spitzer Space Telescope, left, and the new James Webb Space Telescope.

🩳 Picking an outfit can be hard for me, especially after over two years of working in sweatpants at home. But fear not – our product experts at Reviewed have assembled the ultimate guide to matching sets, from on-the-go-skirts to comfortable ensembles to rule any cozy uniform.

🎧 On today’s 5 Things podcast, we weigh the privacy concerns of apps that track your period. You can listen to the podcast every day on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or on your smart speaker.

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