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Thursday September 14th, 2023 night edition

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Elon Musk, chief executive officer of SpaceX and Tesla, and owner of X. formerly known as Twitter.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday praised Elon Musk, calling the Tesla and SpaceX founder a "talented businessman.".

Putin made the comments at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, as he spoke about Russia's space program.

"Elon Musk ... is undoubtedly an outstanding person.

He is an active, talented businessman," Putin said, according to a Reuters translation.

Putin said Musk does business with the support of the U.S. state.

Putin said Russia has already done this for for its space programs under the agency Roscosmos. »

Child poverty in the US jumped and income declined in 2022 as coronavirus pandemic benefits ended

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However, income inequality increased when using after-tax income, another result of the end of pandemic-era tax credits, according to Census Bureau reports on income, poverty and health insurance.

The expansion of the child tax credit expired at the end of 2021, and other pandemic-related benefits have expired within the past year.

As a result, the supplemental poverty measure rate for children jumped 7.2 percentage points to 12.4% in 2022, according to the Census Bureau. »

We can’t rely on Russia to protect us anymore, Armenian PM says

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That’s a pressing concern because there is every danger that Armenia could resume fighting with Azerbaijan over the breakaway enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.

“Our strategy should be to try in this situation to maximally decrease our dependency on others,” he added.

Calling on the big protector — Russia in Armenia’s case — each time conflict flared was simply unsustainable, he argued. »