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Chas Danner

Associate Editor, Intelligencer

Chas Danner is an associate editor at Intelligencer.

  1. what we know
    China’s Alleged Spy Balloon Tours America: UpdatesThere’s a second spy balloon over Latin America, the Pentagon said on Friday night.
  2. what we know
    A Seventh Officer Has Been Suspended After Tyre Nichols’s Death: UpdatesThe officer was relieved of duty the same day the five officers charged with murder were fired for the beating.
  3. early and often
    Trump’s First 2024 Pitch: It’s Me or World War IIIThe former president had some things to say at his first two official campaign events over the weekend.
  4. plagued
    The FDA Wants COVID Boosters to Be Like Annual Flu ShotsThe agency’s new proposal aims to simplify booster development and administration, but some experts are skeptical.
  5. what we know
    Death Toll From Monterey Park Shooting Rises to 11: UpdatesAnother victim who was hospitalized following the attack has died. There are also developments regarding the gunman’s possible motive.
  6. early and often
    Jeffrey Zients Replacing Ron Klain As Biden’s Chief of StaffBiden will reportedly name his former COVID-response coordinator as his new top aide after Klain steps down in the coming weeks.
  7. foreign interests
    Ukraine’s Latest Arms Haul: Thanks But No TanksThe country’s western allies are sending Kyiv a lot of armored vehicles, but Germany continues to balk at including its heavy tanks.
  8. war in ukraine
    Death Toll Keeps Rising After Russian Attack on Dnipro Apartment BuildingAt least 40 Ukrainian civilians died in the Russian missile strike Saturday, and dozens are still missing.
  9. plagued
    XBB.1.5 Dominates New York COVID Cases, Rising NationallyThe newly emerged recombinant COVID strain is estimated to account for more than 80 percent of cases in the Northeast.
  10. the environment
    Great Job, Everybody, We Saved the Ozone LayerThe ozone layer is on track to recover to its 1980 values around most of the world within a few decades.
  11. what we know
    Bolsonaro Supporters Storm Brazil’s Congress, Supreme Court, Presidential PalaceA huge far-right mob invaded and ransacked the buildings in a historic attack on the country’s democracy.
  12. the sports section
    Bills Score Touchdown on First Play After Tribute to Damar HamlinThe still-hospitalized player tweeted “OMFG” in response.
  13. live blog
    Kevin McCarthy’s Humiliation Finally Ends: Live UpdatesIt took 15 rounds and some messy late-night drama, but McCarthy was finally elected Speaker.
  14. the environment
    New Yorkers Can Now Compost ThemselvesNew York is now the sixth state to legalize human composting, which is one of several emerging green burial methods.
  15. early and often
    Now You Can Read Trump’s Tax ReturnsHere are some of the new revelations in the thousands of pages of documents released Friday by the House Ways and Means Committee.
  16. extreme weather
    Oh, the Weather Outside Is FrightfulVast stretches of the country have been struck by the bomb cyclone, making a treacherous mess.
  17. what we know
    Twitter Users Vote for Elon Musk to Step Down. Will He?57.5 percent of respondents said “yes” he should. What happens next is anybody’s guess.
  18. twitter
    Elon Musk Tried to Ban Leaving TwitterFollowing a backlash, Musk canned the new policy, which barred users from mentioning their other accounts at numerous Twitter competitors.
  19. what we know
    How Big Is the U.S. Fusion Breakthrough?The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has reportedly achieved a historic milestone in nuclear fusion.
  20. politics
    Twitter’s Former Safety Head Forced From Home After Being Smeared by Elon MuskFormer Twitter executive Yoel Roth and his family have reportedly faced a torrent of harassment and threats after Elon Musk’s false claims.
  21. volcanoes
    Volcanoes Are So Hot Right NowThere have been some stunning eruptions at volcanoes on multiple continents in the past few days. No, the world isn’t ending.
  22. early and often
    Trump Admits the U.S. Constitution Is Against HimThe former president wants to terminate the parts that prevent him from overturning his 2020 election loss.
  23. mar-a-lago raid
    Appeals Court Smacks Down Judge Who Ruled for Trump Over FBIThe 11th Circuit Court of Appeals excoriated U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon’s interference in the Mar-a-Lago raid investigation.
  24. foreign interests
    A Stunning Wave of Protests Has Erupted in China Over Its Zero-COVID PoliciesDemonstrations against COVID restrictions — and the government — took place in numerous cities across mainland China over the weekend.
  25. politics
    What We Know About Trump’s Dinner With White Supremacist Nick FuentesThe former president is claiming he did not know who his notorious dinner guest was.
  26. what we know
    Alleged Club Q Shooter Previously Threatened Mother: UpdatesIt is unclear why the 22-year-old suspect was allowed to retain guns after a previous incident involving police.
  27. politics
    What We Know About the New Special Counsel for the DoJ’s Trump Probe, Jack SmithSmith, who Attorney General Merrick Garland named Friday, was most recently a chief prosecutor in the Hague investigating war crimes.
  28. early and often
    Katie Hobbs Defeats Kari Lake in Arizona Governor’s RaceThe rising MAGA star and prominent election denier is already signaling she won’t accept the outcome.
  29. what we know
    Pelosi Attacker Allegedly Planned to Kidnap and Torture Speaker: UpdatesThe suspect spouting far-right beliefs plotted to zip-tie the House Speaker, according to federal prosecutors.
  30. elon musk
    New Twitter Owner Tweets, Then Deletes Pelosi-Attack Conspiracy TheoryLess than three days after taking control of the social-media platform, Musk is back to abusing it.
  31. early and often
    Biden’s Student-Debt Forgiveness Plan Gets Held Up by Appeals CourtThe Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily blocked the Biden administration from discharging any of the debts until at least next week.
  32. plagued
    What We Know About the New and Rising COVID VariantsThe next generation of more immune-evasive Omicron subvariants is beginning to take over from BA.5, including the fast-rising BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 strains.
  33. plagued
    Flu Season Is Here Early and Will Probably Be BrutalMultiple warning lights are already flashing, so go get your flu shot if you haven’t already.
  34. foreign interests
    Putin Strikes BackRussian air strikes hit at least 11 cities across Ukraine on Monday, killing at least 12 people and causing widespread power outages.
  35. foreign interests
    Has Another Iranian Revolution Begun?An unprecedented uprising is underway — and there’s still no end in sight.
  36. foreign interests
    Ukraine Bombs Russia’s Bridge to CrimeaThe strike didn’t destroy the bridge, but still represents a symbolic blow by Ukraine.
  37. space
    NASA Just Hit an Asteroid to See If It CouldTake that, floating rock.
  38. what we know
    Puerto Rico’s Power Grid Failed Again in Worst Disaster Since Hurricane MariaHurricane Fiona has knocked out most of the island’s power, as torrential rains have triggered mudslides and widespread flooding
  39. early and often
    Trump’s Latest Rally Was Even Weirder Than UsualWhile a QAnon song played and Trump listed how America is going to hell without him, many in the crowd oddly raised a finger in unison.
  40. what we know
    Martha’s Vineyard Migrants Leave Island As Outrage at DeSantis GrowsThe dozens of migrants now have temporary shelter at a military base in Cape Cod.
  41. plagued
    The Big Remaining Questions About the New Bivalent COVID BoostersSome of the concerns are valid, others aren’t, but none should prevent people from getting the shot if they want to.
  42. foreign interests
    Ukraine’s New Offensive Is Going Shockingly WellThe stunning advance, which has recaptured more than 3,000 square kilometers of territory, may mark a turning point in the war.
  43. early and often
    A Guide to the Tortured Debate Over Biden’s Big Democracy SpeechPer the reaction, Biden is the champion democracy needs, a dictator, a real-life Dark Brandon, or Satan. And he’s gone too far — or not far enough?
  44. space
    NASA Postpones Artemis I Launch for at Least a Few More WeeksA fuel-line leak led NASA to scrub Saturday’s big moon-rocket launch. It’s not yet clear when they’ll try again.
  45. plagued
    What to Know About the New COVID Booster ShotsReformulated booster shots have arrived. Here’s how they are different and who can get them.
  46. infrastructure
    Mississippi’s Largest City Doesn’t Have Enough WaterJackson’s long-plagued water system has effectively collapsed, leaving the more than 150,000 residents of the majority Black city in crisis.
  47. what we know
    What Is Going On at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant?The threat of catastrophic accident persists amid heavy fighting in the area. A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency is en route.
  48. to the moon
    Long-Delayed Moonshot Delayed Yet AgainA last-minute engine issue forced NASA to postpone the big launch of its new moon rocket.
  49. what we know
    Who Really Killed Darya Dugina?The Kremlin says Ukraine was behind the car bombing, but as usual in Russia, speculation points in many directions.
  50. what we know
    Salman Rushdie Is on the ‘Road to Recovery’ Following Gruesome AttackThe acclaimed author was grievously wounded and remains hospitalized but was taken off a ventilator and again able to speak on Saturday.
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