NPR News: 06-09-2024 11AM EDT

    en-usJune 09, 2024

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    • Human cost of global eventsPresident Biden's visit to a military cemetery in France honors fallen soldiers, while global issues like access to housing, economy, and immigration dominate Nevada election, and the human cost of conflicts in Gaza and Yemen is highlighted by individual stories.

      While world events continue to unfold, from international conflicts to domestic politics, the impact on individuals and communities remains a crucial focus. President Biden's visit to a military cemetery in France, honoring U.S. soldiers killed during World War I, stands in contrast to former President Trump's decision not to attend in 2018. Meanwhile, in Nevada, the state remains a battleground in the upcoming election, with issues like access to housing, the economy, and immigration top of mind for voters. In Gaza, the death toll from recent Israeli operations has risen to 274, with civilians and hostages among the casualties. And in the Gulf of Aden, a cargo ship was struck in a suspected attack, highlighting the ongoing conflict in Yemen. Amidst these global events, the stories of individuals like Shiani Santana and Noah Arghamani serve as a reminder of the human cost of these events.

    • Red Sea attacksOver 50 attacks on shipping in the Red Sea since November, resulting in 3 deaths, 1 vessel seizure, and 1 sinking, with the Houthis suspected of being behind some of the attacks

      Tensions in the Red Sea continue to escalate, with private cargo ships being targeted in attacks. According to reports, a cargo ship under the Antigua and Barbuda flag was hit by a missile, causing a fire that the crew was able to put out. A second missile missed the ship, and small boats nearby also opened fire. No one on board was injured, but the Houthis, a militant group in Yemen, are suspected of being behind the attack, though they have not claimed responsibility. The US Maritime Administration has reported over 50 attacks on shipping in the Red Sea since November, resulting in three sailor deaths, one vessel seizure, and one sinking. On a lighter note, on the Wild Card podcast, comedian Bo and Yang discussed the importance of mindfulness, acknowledging that it can be challenging to stay present, and it's okay to struggle with it.

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