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Monday May 9th, 2022 night edition

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First Lady Jill Biden wears a large Ukrainian pin on her jacket as she walks toward her plane at Koscice International Airport in Kosice, Slovakia, Sunday, May 8, 2022.

Biden spent part of her day visiting with Olena Zelenska, spouse of Ukrainian's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in Ukraine.

UZHHOROD, Ukraine (AP) — Jill Biden made an unannounced visit to western Ukraine on Sunday, holding a surprise Mother’s Day meeting with first lady Olena Zelenska to show U.S. support for the embattled nation as Russia presses its punishing war in the eastern regions.

The visit allowed Biden to conduct the kind of personal diplomacy that her husband would like to do himself.

This story has been corrected to reflect that the name of Ukraine’s first lady is Olena Zelenska, not Olena Zelenskyy. »

Remote Work Doesn’t Negatively Affect Productivity, Study Suggests

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During the study period, the company was forced to close its offices because of flooding from Hurricane Harvey, which required employees to work remotely for an extended period.

They found that although total computer use declined during the hurricane, employees’ work behaviors during the seven-month period of working remotely returned to pre-hurricane levels.

This finding suggests that remote work does not negatively impact workplace productivity. »

“Infamous” Bellevue cat wins large settlement due to conflict of interest

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The owner of a notorious cat in Bellevue named “Miska” won a $125,000 settlement from Bellevue and King County following a three-year court battle.

Miska’s neighbor claimed the cat has killed “dozens” of pets over the last seven years, including ducks, chickens, and rabbits.

Danieli’s attorneys also believed Miska’s violations should be voided because the City of Bellevue did not properly update its domestic cat code. »

WWE is working on something 'in the roleplaying game space'

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On a WWE earnings call this week, chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon expressed the company's commitment to videogames, including its pursuit of a project "in the roleplaying game space.".

"We were extremely pleased with the relaunch of our premium videogame console franchise, WWE 2K," said McMahon.

"We also continue to evaluate the metaverse, both walled-garden environments that already exist, as well as decentralized properties," McMahon said. »