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$40 billion more for Ukraine

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN in visit to South Korea (White House photo).

President Joe Biden on Saturday signed a bill that will send $40 billion more in aid to Ukraine.

According to USA Today, the bill passed Congress with support from both Democrats and Republicans. It comes after the conclusion of an earlier $100 billion appropriation.

The new bill will provide funding for both military and humanitarian needs.

Biden signed the bill while in South Korea where he was touting the shared interests of the U.S and the Republic of Korea. According to The Associated Press, Biden placed emphasis on both the military and economic ties of the two nations. One example was a plan by Hyundai to construct a $5.5 billion electric vehicle and battery factory in Georgia.

Also in the news …

The Russian parliament is considering a new law that would allow people 40 and older to enlist in the military. According to United Press International, such a change is intended to provide more troops for the drawn-out conflict in Ukraine.

Sports: Angels, Dodgers post wins

Both LA-OC baseball teams have games today (Saturday). In Anaheim, the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Oakland A’s 5-3, snapping a four-game losing streak. The Halos remain in second place in the American League West, 1.5 games behind in the American League West to the Houston Astros.

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Phillies in Philadelphia 7-4. That win keeps the Blue Crew (27-12) in first place in the National League West.

Weather: Partly this, partly that

The next week for the West Orange County area can be described in two words: partly cloudy. The forecast for this Sunday all the way through next Sunday is for a combination of sun and clouds with daytime temperatures rising slowly from the low 70s to the high 70s.


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