The 7 things you need to know for Friday, September 30


1

Ian is strengthening again as it heads toward South Carolina.

  • The forecast: The storm is expected to hit near Charleston today as a Category 1 hurricane, with dangerous storm surge, flooding and winds. Expect effects along the East Coast.
  • In Florida: Millions of people are still without power, and major flooding is expected to continue across the central part of the state.
  • The damage so far: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said there was massive destruction along the southwest coast. There have been over 700 rescues, and search efforts continue.

2

Russia announced the illegal annexation of four regions in Ukraine.


Four regions

where staged

referendums

on joining Russia

were held

Area held

by Russia-

backed

separatists

since 2014

Annexed by Russia

in 2014

Control areas as of Sept. 28

Sources: Institute for the Study of War, AEI’s Critical Threats Project

Ukrainian reclaimed territory

through counteroffensives

Four regions

where staged

referendums on

joining Russia

were held

Area held by

Russia-backed

separatists

since 2014

Annexed by Russia

in 2014

Control areas as of Sept. 28

Sources: Institute for the Study of War, AEI’s Critical Threats Project

Ukrainian reclaimed territory

through counteroffensives

Four regions

where staged

referendums

were held on

joining Russia

Area held by

Russia-backed

separatists

since 2014

Annexed by Russia

in 2014

Sources: Institute for the Study of War

  • President Vladimir Putin held a signing ceremony this morning to claim the territory, which Russia does not fully control militarily or politically. This violates international law.
  • Why it matters: Annexation could give Russia an excuse to label Ukrainian attacks in those areas as attacks on Russia itself, raising the threat of nuclear retaliation.

3

Congress must act today to avoid a government shutdown.

  • Why? It’s the last day of the government’s fiscal year. Without new funding, key Social Security and IRS services would be disrupted, national parks would shut down and more.
  • What’s going to happen? The House is expected to pass a bill to keep the government running until Dec. 16. It passed the Senate late yesterday.

4

A judge ruled in favor of Donald Trump’s lawyers yesterday.

  • The issue: Whether the former president’s lawyers must say if they believe his statements that FBI agents lied about documents seized from Trump’s home.
  • What’s new? A judge yesterday said the lawyers don’t need to follow last week’s order to clarify the claims.
  • In other news: Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, discussed her efforts to overturn the 2020 election with the Jan. 6 committee yesterday.

5

A legal battle has begun over the plan to cancel some student debt.

The Miami Dolphins’ quarterback got a head injury in last night’s game.

A new treatment for ALS was approved…



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