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The Price of Free Press: “They paid a hefty price for their commitment to report on and convey the truth … And for that, we are committed to honoring them and ensuring their voices will continue to echo worldwide until they are safe and free.” 3 imprisoned Iranian female journalists win top UN prize.

+ Shooter Arrested: “Gunman Francisco Oropesa was found Tuesday evening stowed under a pile of laundry in a closet just a few miles from the massacre site.” Several arrests have been made in connection with the capture of a man suspected of fatally shooting five people last week in a Texas home.

+ Band and Brothers: “Allegations of sexual, verbal and physical abuse have swirled around Menudo for decades, but the investigation by the LAPD, centered around an attack that allegedly occurred at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, is the first known criminal investigation surrounding Menudo and its creator by law enforcement.” LAPD investigating Menudo founder over allegations of sexually assaulting ex-boy band member. “Rosselló had spoken out years earlier about alleged abuse during his time with Menudo, but his account regained new focus as part of the Peacock docuseries “Menendez & Menudo: Boys Betrayed,” which looks into the allegations of abuse within the band, and the alleged connection to Jose Menendez, the former RCA music executive who was murdered in 1989 by his two sons.”

+ Big Gulp: “For the first time, scientists have caught a star in the act of swallowing a planet — not just a nibble or bite, but one big gulp … It’s a gloomy preview of what will happen to Earth when our sun morphs into a red giant and gobbles the four inner planets.”

+ Memorable Breakthrough: “An experimental Alzheimer’s medication slowed declines in patients’ ability to think clearly and perform daily tasks by more than a third in a large clinical trial.”

+ Unpaid Leave: “Altogether, Britain is expected to be the worst performing of the world’s 20 biggest economies this year.” The Atlantic: Britain is now paying the price for its decision to leave the European Union.

+ Learn From Our Mistakes? CDC opens probe after 35 test positive for covid following CDC conference. “Attendees say many people did not mask, socially distance or take other precautions recommended earlier in the pandemic.”

+ Hall Pass: The 2023 “Rock and Roll” Hall of Fame Class includes Kate Bush, Missy Elliott, Willie Nelson, George Michael, Sheryl Crow, and Rage Against the Machine.

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