Friday Afternoon Update: Childhood TV Star Running For Congress, Russia And China Naval Drills, Top Dem Has Message For Biden’s 2024 Primary Challengers

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Russia And China To Conduct Indian Ocean Naval Drills

Russia and China will conduct naval drills in the Indian Ocean off the coast of South Africa next month. The naval exercises — which will take place on the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — highlight the push by Russia and China to gain more global influence. South Africa, which will also take part in the drills, has been vocal in its refusal to side with the West in condemning Russia’s actions in Ukraine, claiming neutrality.

James Clyburn Warns 2024 Challengers To Stay Out Of Race

Influential senior Democrat James Clyburn of South Carolina said this week that he believes President Biden will run in 2024 and warned would-be-challengers to stay out of the race.

Texas And Oklahoma Sue Biden Administration

The states of Texas and Oklahoma have sued the Biden administration, saying they have illegally given authority to the World Health Organization to declare a public health emergency in the U.S. The states claim this infringes on U.S. sovereignty.

Boeing Executives To Appear In Court

Executives of Boeing will appear in court next week to be arraigned on felony charges related to the deadly crashes of two 737 Boeing jets. The executives had been given immunity as part of a plea deal, but the families of the crash victims urged a judge to bring the criminal charges.

New Study Shows Impact Virtual Interaction Has On Children

A new study that compared children’s brain activity between in-person and virtual interaction between 62 mother and children pairings found that electrical activity in the brain is significantly reduced during virtual social interaction, suggesting that in-person interactions are physiologically different for children than online interactions.

San Francisco Art Gallery Owner Arrested For Hosing Down Homeless Person

A man who owns an art gallery in San Francisco was arrested and charged with battery after using a water hose on a homeless woman, who he said was “screaming belligerent things, spitting, [and] yelling” at him.

Boy Meets Congress?

And, actor Ben Savage, best known for starring on the hit ABC sitcom “Boy Meets World,” is set to make a bid for Congress. According to paperwork filed with the Federal Election Commission Wednesday, Savage’s run as a Democrat will be in California’s 30th District seat, currently held by Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff. Schiff is rumored to throw his hat in the ring for U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein’s seat. Feinstein has not yet said whether she will seek re-election.

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