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February 24, 2024

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

The 7 things you need to know for Friday, March 10  The Washington PostView Full Coverage on Google News

1

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.

2

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

3

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.

4

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.

5

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.

6

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.

7

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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