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Summer Meza

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Summer is news editor at TheWeek.com, and has previously written for Newsweek and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School and Santa Clara University, she now lives in New York with two cats.

At least 21 civilians dead after Russia strikes near Odesa
destroyed building in Serhiivka, Ukraine
happening in ukraine

At least 21 civilians dead after Russia strikes near Odesa

Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Simone Biles, John McCain, and 15 others
Simone Biles
honored

Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Simone Biles, John McCain, and 15 others

Michigan officer charged with second-degree murder in fatal shooting of Patrick Lyoya
Grand Rapids Police department
police killings

Michigan officer charged with second-degree murder in fatal shooting of Patrick Lyoya

Former U.S. Marine killed while fighting in Ukraine
Ukrainian and American flags
rip

Former U.S. Marine killed while fighting in Ukraine

Trump appears poised to avoid criminal charges in Manhattan grand jury probe
Trump in Manhattan
off the hook?

Trump appears poised to avoid criminal charges in Manhattan grand jury probe

Russia bombs Ukrainian theater where sheltering civilians had written 'children' in massive letters
airstrike in Dnipro, Ukraine
war in Ukraine

Russia bombs Ukrainian theater where sheltering civilians had written 'children' in massive letters

Biden calls Putin a 'war criminal'
Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin
serious accusations

Biden calls Putin a 'war criminal'

Trump says 'the people' wouldn't 'accept' Pence as his 2024 VP
Donald Trump and Mike Pence.
we are never ever getting back together

Trump says 'the people' wouldn't 'accept' Pence as his 2024 VP

Pfizer is reportedly seeking approval for a 4th dose of COVID-19 vaccines for seniors
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for seniors
fourth time's the charm

Pfizer is reportedly seeking approval for a 4th dose of COVID-19 vaccines for seniors

Senate unanimously votes to make Daylight Saving Time permanent
Clock is changed
spring forward no more

Senate unanimously votes to make Daylight Saving Time permanent

Ukraine and Russia are seeking a time and place to meet for negotiations
Ukrainian Parliament
talk it out

Ukraine and Russia are seeking a time and place to meet for negotiations

NATO announces first-ever activation of Response Force in eastern Europe
NATO Response Force (NRF) troops exercise
battlefield

NATO announces first-ever activation of Response Force in eastern Europe

Zelensky to EU leaders: "This might be the last time you see me alive"
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
ominous

Zelensky to EU leaders: "This might be the last time you see me alive"

3 ex-officers convicted of violating George Floyd's civil rights
George Floyd memorial
guilty

3 ex-officers convicted of violating George Floyd's civil rights

Obama calls on Americans to support sanctions against Russia despite 'economic consequences'
Barack Obama
a penny for your thoughts

Obama calls on Americans to support sanctions against Russia despite 'economic consequences'

Photos capture Russian attacks in Ukraine and the global response
Protest against Russia in Berlin
worth a thousand words

Photos capture Russian attacks in Ukraine and the global response

Putin's inner circle reportedly seemed to think his military buildup was just a bluff
Vladimir Putin
misjudged

Putin's inner circle reportedly seemed to think his military buildup was just a bluff

Putin's speech about invading Ukraine was reportedly filmed 3 days ago
Vladimir Putin
camera ready

Putin's speech about invading Ukraine was reportedly filmed 3 days ago

Oil prices skyrocket, markets sink amid Russia's attacks
NYSE
crude concerns

Oil prices skyrocket, markets sink amid Russia's attacks

Biden makes 'no apologies' for Afghanistan exit
Biden gives White House press briefing
afghanistan withdrawal

Biden makes 'no apologies' for Afghanistan exit

Rabbi held hostage threw a chair at gunman to escape
Texas synagogue Congregation Beth Israel
bravery

Rabbi held hostage threw a chair at gunman to escape

Fauci: It's too soon to say whether Omicron will hasten pandemic's end
Anthony Fauci
fingers crossed

Fauci: It's too soon to say whether Omicron will hasten pandemic's end

Yellen says economy is unfair to Black Americans
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen
unfair and square

Yellen says economy is unfair to Black Americans

Could Democrats settle for Electoral College reform?
Biden, Schumer, and Pelosi
alternative route

Could Democrats settle for Electoral College reform?

Gaetz and Greene declare 'we're proud of the work we did on Jan. 6'
Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene
owning it

Gaetz and Greene declare 'we're proud of the work we did on Jan. 6'

Jill Biden shuts down claims that president is mentally unfit: 'Ridiculous'
Jill Biden and Joe Biden
next question please

Jill Biden shuts down claims that president is mentally unfit: 'Ridiculous'

Starbucks workers in Buffalo vote to unionize
Starbucks employees celebrate successful unionizing effort
getting organized

Starbucks workers in Buffalo vote to unionize

Biden laments 'unimaginable grief' of families affected by Michigan school shooting
Oxford High School
gun violence

Biden laments 'unimaginable grief' of families affected by Michigan school shooting

Jury finds 3 men guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery
Ahmaud Arbery trial
black lives matter

Jury finds 3 men guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery

GOP Rep. Paul Gosar becomes first sitting House member to be censured in 11 years
Rep. Gosar
wrist: slapped

GOP Rep. Paul Gosar becomes first sitting House member to be censured in 11 years

Belarus shuts down Russian oil pipeline to EU, despite Putin's warnings
Belarus border
borderline

Belarus shuts down Russian oil pipeline to EU, despite Putin's warnings

Schiff: Bannon indictment to encourage witness cooperation
Adam Schiff
a message

Schiff: Bannon indictment to encourage witness cooperation

Leaders warn COP26 emissions deal 'did not achieve' group's climate goals
COP26 protest
climate change

Leaders warn COP26 emissions deal 'did not achieve' group's climate goals

Democrat Phil Murphy will hang on to New Jersey governor seat, AP projects
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.
new jersey votes

Democrat Phil Murphy will hang on to New Jersey governor seat, AP projects

McCarthy predicts GOP will win 60 House seats in midterms
Kevin McCarthy
crystal ball

McCarthy predicts GOP will win 60 House seats in midterms

Trump is trying to keep call logs and handwritten memos away from Capitol riot investigators
Trump
top secret

Trump is trying to keep call logs and handwritten memos away from Capitol riot investigators