In in the present day’s episode of the 5 Issues podcast: Giuliani appeared for six hours on Trump’s try and reverse the election!

He appeared earlier than the Atlanta grand jury on Wednesday. Additionally, information organizations insist on extra paperwork linked to look on former President Donald Trump’s property, investigative reporter Kenny Jacobi explains how feminine athletes are tightened over scholarships, UN Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres visits Ukraine And Life reporter Anthony Robaldo talks about how queer conversion remedy continues to be getting used.

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Taylor Wilson:

Good Morning. I am Taylor Wilson and these are 5 issues you’ll want to know on Thursday, August 18th, 2022. At the moment, about Giuliani’s testimony earlier than a grand jury, in addition to universities that are not dwelling as much as Title IX, and extra.

Listed here are a number of the prime headlines:

  1. The US authorities has introduced commerce talks with Taiwan to point out help for the island. The announcement got here after Beijing fired a missile at sea close to Taiwan, as tensions proceed to mount after a go to by Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi final month.
  2. A Georgia man has been charged with 10 counts of homicide after a ship accident earlier this summer time that killed 5 folks. He was additionally charged with boating underneath the affect.
  3. And a pilot who died after exiting a airplane that made an emergency touchdown in North Carolina later final month appeared clearly upset and informed his co-pilot he felt sick, in response to federal officers. And it wants air. He fell practically 3,500 toes to his dying.

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Rudy Giuliani appeared for six hours yesterday earlier than an Atlanta grand jury investigating interference within the 2020 election. Citing grand jury secrecy, Giuliani’s lawyer Robert Costello declined to say whether or not Giuliani had exercised his proper in opposition to self-incrimination, however stated it was amicable. Giuliani briefly informed the AP that he happy his summons.

Rudy Giuliani:

I can say it was… The district legal professional lastly stated, Mr. Giuliani has fulfilled his obligation underneath the summons. So I used to be very blissful that I fulfilled my obligation.

Taylor Wilson:

Earlier this week, Georgia prosecutors knowledgeable Giuliani’s legal professionals that the previous New York mayor and Trump legal professional is now the goal of a wider investigation. After the 2020 election, Giuliani claimed that the voting system changed Georgia’s ballots, ignoring a hand rely audit that confirmed the victory of President Joe Biden within the state. He’s Trump’s closest ally who has been known as by the Fulton County Grand Jury. Testimony from Senator Lindsey Graham, amongst others, is pending. He made phone calls to Georgia’s secretary of state within the weeks following the November 2020 election, in search of extra examination of ballots.

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Information organizations are pushing for the discharge of a doc that reveals why the Justice Division requested to look the Mar-a-Lago property of former President Donald Trump. At a listening to in the present day, legal professionals for greater than a dozen media firms will demand a full possible trigger affidavit regardless of the Justice Division’s issues that the discharge may hurt its ongoing investigation. In accordance with Martin Reeder, an legal professional representing the Palm Seaside Publish of the USA At the moment Community, the legal professionals insisted on federal prosecutors’ claims that your complete doc ought to be evaded the general public. In the meantime, the Trump Group CFO, Alan Weiselberg, is predicted to plead responsible as quickly as in the present day in a tax evasion case. It’s the solely felony trial to come back out of a long-running investigation into Trump’s firm.

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A USA At the moment article titled “Title IX: Falling Quick at 50” examines how prime US universities nonetheless fail to adjust to the landmark regulation banning intercourse discrimination in schooling. Title IX turns 50 this summer time and requires equality throughout broad areas in schooling and athletics. And regardless of nice progress over the previous half century, many establishments nonetheless fall brief. Producer PJ Elliott talks to reporter Kenny Jacobi about how feminine athletes at a number of the greatest faculties are being toughened up on scholarships.

Kenny Jacobi:

So US Division of Training coverage states that the proportion of athletic scholarship {dollars} a faculty awards to feminine and male athletes should fall inside one proportion level of their illustration within the athletic division. So which means if 45% of the athletes in a faculty are girls, the college has to present them between 44 and 46% of its athletic monetary assist. Our findings discovered that the majority faculties competing within the Division I Soccer Bowl subdivision of the NCAA didn’t adhere to that commonplace. 49 of them lowered scholarships for feminine athletes to a complete of $23.7 million in 2020-21 alone.

PJ Elliot:

So who’re a number of the greatest criminals?

Kenny Jacobi:

The most important offender on our listing for that 12 months was the College of New Mexico the place 50.5% of athletes have been girls, however they obtained solely 41.7% of athletic scholarship {dollars}. In order that’s a reduction of about 9 proportion factors. And the regulation states {that a} distinction of a couple of proportion level shouldn’t be thought-about a violation. So their shortfall was, in a single 12 months alone, the $1.25 million that ought to have gone to feminine athletes, however did not as an alternative, or went to males as an alternative.

PJ Elliot:

Kenny, let’s discuss slightly bit concerning the scholarship restrict. What are they and the way do they damage feminine athletes?

Kenny Jacobi:

Sure. So 40 years in the past, NCAA faculties got here collectively and determined to place a restrict on the scholarship quantity that may very well be awarded to every crew at that college. And there are variations for the lads’s and ladies’s groups. However they set it up in such a approach in order that they may give 85 full using scholarships to soccer gamers, however no different sport, males or girls restrict greater than 20. And that features girls’s rowing, which is the following highest. It is not unusual to see a hundred-person girls’s rowing crew, however they’ve a complete of 20 scholarships to go round. So the best way it is arrange, a faculty would want twice as many ladies’s groups as males’s to get to the purpose the place you can also make up the distinction that soccer makes. And most faculties do not try this. Through the years there have been some makes an attempt to lift the scholarship restrict, or take away them altogether, however faculties have collectively rejected these proposals. So the best way it’s at present arrange, girls are nearly positive that they are going to at all times get lower than males.

Taylor Wilson:

Yow will discover the complete excerpt with a hyperlink in in the present day’s episode description.

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UN Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoan within the western metropolis of Lviv in Ukraine in the present day. The group is predicted to debate a attainable fact-finding mission to the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear energy plant. There have been rising issues over the weekend of a nuclear disaster on the plant after Zelensky pledged to focus on Russian troops on the facility. He has accused Russia of utilizing Europe’s largest nuclear plant as cowl to cowl shale cities close to the ability.



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