Robertson’s Reportings: NFL Draft Begins, Russia Cuts off Natural Gas to Bulgaria, Poland

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Sophia Robertson, Editor-in-Chief

Welcome back to Robertson’s Reportings! Russia cut off its supply of natural gas to Bulgaria and Poland on Wednesday, increasing division in Europe as the Russia-Ukraine conflict escalates. Gazprom, Russia’s monopoly on gas exports, suspended gas supplies due to the “absence of payments in roubles,” the basic monetary unit of Russia. These actions are seen as a way to punish the West for supporting Ukraine, as Russia also threatened to cut off its supply of natural gas from other countries.

On Tuesday, the House unanimously passed a bill to help establish the first national Asian American and Pacific Islander museum. According to Representative Grace Meng in a statement regarding the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, “We have helped make the United States the greatest country in the world, but unfortunately many remain unaware of the crucial role we’ve played throughout our history. It’s time for that to change, and creating a national museum would ensure there is a physical space to commemorate and share our story with future generations.”

The NFL draft began on April 28 and will continue until Saturday, April 30. Here are a few highlights: Five defensive players were selected with the first five selections. The only other draft that this happened was in 1991. That draft had six consecutive defensive selections. Additionally, nine teams selected multiple players during the first round. Pick-by-pick results can be found here.

China reported its first case of the H3N8 bird flu in humans. This illness is common in horses, dogs, and seals, but earlier this week China revealed that a four-year-old boy who had been in contact with chickens and crows at his home was suffering from it. While the risk is low, infections in humans can lead to adaptive mutations which can potentially allow these viruses to spread more.

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Photo Credits: NY Post