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February 24, 2024

The 7 things you need to know for Friday, March 10 – The Washington Post

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The coronavirus was declared a global pandemic three years ago.

  • The overall toll: The pandemic has touched almost every area of life. More than 1.1 million people have died in the U.S., and thousands more are dealing with long-term covid health effects.
  • On March 11, 2020: Much of normal life stopped. Dozens of states closed schools, many people began working from home — and that was just the beginning.
  • Looking ahead: We probably won’t see a public response like that again. Officials in more than half the country are now restricted from ordering school closures and other health measures.


Donald Trump was invited to testify before a grand jury in New York.


A Mexican cartel handed over five men yesterday.

  • Why? The men were found with a note blaming them for the kidnappings of four Americans last week in the border city of Matamoros. Two victims were found dead this week.
  • Did they do it? It’s not clear. Mexican crime groups often try to pin blame on rivals but are also known to give up members who have caused them problems.


Six people were killed in a shooting in Germany last night.

  • Where? A Jehovah’s Witness building in Hamburg, a city in northern Germany. Others were injured, but we don’t know those specific numbers yet.
  • What else to know: Law enforcement officials believe they found the body of the gunman. They’re searching for a motive.


The FDA updated rules for breast cancer screenings yesterday.

  • What’s new? Mammogram providers will be required to tell women if they have dense breast tissue and suggest that they ask their doctors about getting further tests.
  • Why it matters: Almost half of women over 40 have dense breast tissue, which is tied to a higher risk of breast cancer and makes the disease harder to detect.


The Academy Awards are this weekend.

  • The contenders: Indie sci-fi film “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” dark comedy “The Banshees of Inisherin” and Netflix’s “All Quiet on the Western Front.” (See all the nominees.)
  • How to watch: The ceremony starts at 8 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting. It will air on ABC and stream on multiple platforms.


Daylight saving time starts Sunday.

  • What that means: Clocks will “spring forward” an hour overnight in the U.S. (unless you live in Hawaii and most parts of Arizona), so you’ll lose some sleep time.
  • Why do we do this? It began as an energy-saving measure during World War I. But now it’s just habit, even though it’s bad for our health. Attempts to end it have repeatedly failed.

And now … get ready for the Oscars: These 10 recipes are inspired by the best picture nominees. Plus, here are the real best pictures of the past 47 years.

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