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Saturday February 18th, 2023 morning edition

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Wisconsin is the drunkest state in America, again.

Wisconsin is the drunkest state in America, according to research conducted by 24/7 WallSt, utilizing data from Country Health Rankings.

25.2% of Wisconsin adults drink heavily, which is 6% more than the national average.

35% of fatal car accidents are alcohol-related, a daunting number that is 9% higher than the national average.

Fatal car accidents involving alcohol: 36.1% - 5th highest (US rate: 26.6%).

While all these deaths are preventable, it's important to note that not all deaths result from someone exceeding the legal limit.

While its health effects can be numerous, a little moderation goes a long way, and maybe one day, that will catch on in Wisconsin, America's drunkest state. »

GOP Operative Sentenced to 18 Months for Funneling Russian Money to Trump Campaign

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On Friday, a federal judge in Washington, DC sentenced a veteran GOP operative to 18 months in prison for funneling $25,000 from a Russian businessman to Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.

The court found that he and another GOP operative accepted $100,000 from Roman Vasilenko, a St. Petersburg-based influencer who wanted photos with Trump to display on his social media accounts.

At the event, Vasilenko was allowed to sit close to Trump at a roundtable discussion and later took a photo with him. »

Japan recounted its islands. Now geographers say there may be 7,000 more of them

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The number of islands in Japan is expected to more than double after 7,000 new islands it didn't know existed were discovered.

The nation currently comprises 6,852 islands, but that figure dates back to a 1987 study conducted by the Japan Coast Guard.

The news is part of a report that the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan is expected to release next month. »

Meta allowed a Kremlin-linked oligarch to run Facebook ads calling for uprisings against pro-Western government in Moldova

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Meta allowed a Moldovan oligarch, sanctioned by the US, to run paid Facebook ads, per AP.

Meta allowed an exiled Moldovan oligarch, who is on the US sanctions list over his ties to the Kremlin, to run Facebook ads promoting protests and uprisings against the country's pro-Western government, the Associated Press reported.

The paid Facebook ads featured oligarch Ilan Shor, who now lives in Israel after being convicted of massive financial fraud. »

Kyiv and Moscow Are Fighting Two Different Wars

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But it has also been fighting on its own territory and unable to reach far into Russia.

After that, civilians were spared only in wars that did not last long and were fought away from cities.

Such wars inevitably become attritional, as stocks of equipment and ammunition are depleted and troop losses mount. »