Your Tuesday Evening Briefing – The New York Times

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1. Previously Undisclosed Emails Are Providing New Insights In efforts to overturn the election in the weeks to come from January 6.

The Times reviewed dozens of emails sent between people connected to Donald Trump’s campaign, outside advisers and close associates. They focus on compiling lists of people who will, without any basis, claim to be Electoral College electors on its behalf.

One lawyer repeatedly used the word “fake” to refer to the so-called electors, who were meant to provide an argument to derail the congressional process of certifying the results. Lawyers working on the proposal made it clear they knew voters could not withstand legal scrutiny.

2. The International Monetary Fund said the world could be on the brink of a global recession.

The group said the economic outlook had darkened as inflation, the war in Ukraine and a resurgent pandemic caused pain on every continent. The IMF added that the economies of the US, China and Europe have slowed faster than expected.

It reports that the probability of a recession starting in one of the Group of 7 advanced economies is now about 15 percent, four times its normal level. If the risks persist, the global economy could face its weakest year since 1970.

In the US, Federal Reserve officials are poised to deliver another unusually large interest rate hike tomorrow to cool an overheated economy. According to economists, the chances of recession are increasing.

3. Russia leaving the International Space Station.

Russia will leave the station after its current commitment expires at the end of 2024, the new head of the country’s space agency announced during a meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

How long the station can operate without Russia’s involvement is uncertain. The outpost consists of two interconnected parts – one led by NASA, the other by Russia. Experts say this clouds the chances of the station operating until the end of the decade.

More on Russia and Ukraine:

5. The poor in San Antonio live on heat islands.

The city has experienced at least 46 days of 100-plus degree weather so far this year. Every day but one day this month has surpassed the 100-degree mark.

The heat is more bearable in the affluent neighborhoods and the city’s most popular area, the Riverwalk, where tourists ride boats under shady trees. But it’s inevitable in working-class or poor neighborhoods like the West Side, where a high ratio of asphalt to green space creates a “heat island effect” that leads to higher energy consumption, higher pollution and a higher risk of related health problems. known to do. .

Related: Climate change is also affecting flooding. In the St. Louis area, record rainfall today has caused flooding, with reports of homes being washed away and cars flooded on roads.

6. Vancouver is giving away fentanyl.

It’s the latest and perhaps most important step by a city that is leading efforts to reduce deaths from illegal drugs by making them safer. The new “harm reduction” experiment provides pharmacy-grade fentanyl to those who can pay and gives the drug free — funded by Canada’s public health system — to those who cannot.

Supporters say the program, which can currently serve about 100 people, will not only save lives but also reduce taxpayer dollars in emergency services and hospital admissions. But some experts say the effort goes too far and diverts resources from proven treatments.

7. The sound of an ice cream truck rapidly playing to one’s crowd.

Owning an ice cream truck used to be a lucrative proposition, but the costs have become prohibitive for some as high fuel prices fuel inflation.

For New York City vendors, vanilla ice cream costs $13 a gallon and a 25-pound box of sprinkles now costs about $60, more than double the price of a year ago. Some cones with add-ons like swirly ice cream and chocolate sauce go as high as $8 at some trucks.

In other ice cream news, Choco Taco, ice cream trucks and convenience stores have shut down.

8. From clay The Delaware River is laid on every major league baseball. To make them less slippery. But this tradition is in danger.

MLB executives say the Lena Blackburn Baseball Raging Mud, as it’s known, is often inconsistently applied. In the quest to make the balls more consistent – and the game more equal – they have tried to come up with alternatives. So far, reviews have been mixed.

“If they stopped ordering, I’d be more concerned about the end of the tradition, not my bottom line,” said Jim Bantulph, whose family has been supplying the soil for decades.

on track: We saw why so many records fell during the track and field world championships last week. Perhaps the most important reason is the rapid use of high-performance shoes.

9. American authors dominate this year’s Booker Prize nominees.

Six of the 13 writers up for the prestigious British literary award are from the US, including Elizabeth Strout, Karen Joy Fowler and Leila Motley. Strout, the most prolific writer on the list, “Oh William!” Nominated for, a novel about a grieving woman who helps her ex-husband investigate his family’s past.

For Sahil readers, We spoke to novelist Emily Henry about her summer bestsellers. “A book is already made for a kind of vacation,” she said.

10. And finally, A rabbi, a minister and an imam moved into Lincoln Center.

In front of the trio, around 200 couples celebrated a symbolic wedding at the Performing Arts Campus earlier this month. The coronavirus brought them together: Mass weddings were held for people whose weddings were delayed or derailed by the pandemic.

Some wore formal attire, including white gowns and suits. Others nod to the theme by wearing tuxedo T-shirts and niqabs from Party City. The ceremony ended with a mass ceremony, in which couples simultaneously tied pink, blue and yellow ribbons. Dancing under a kaleidoscope of rainbow party lights followed by a 1,300-pound disco ball.

Have a nice night.

Brent LewisAnd Jennifer Swanson compiled the images for this briefing.