Aug. 21: Water, water every where. And the hammer drops on pro-Russia extremists

[Your Morning]

Rain floods garden. (Getty Images)

Good morning! It’s Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️. ‘Forever chemicals’ have tainted all of Earth’s rainwater: New study

Rain floods garden. (Getty Images)

2. GOP’s Senate outlook dimming amid candidate concerns?

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell had recently raised concerns over “candidate quality” of certain GOP nominees for Senate. But how are those candidates polling? (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

3. Inflation pushes cost of raising a child to $300K

Child holding hammer over piggy bank. Breaking or smashing child’s coin bank, getting at savings.

4. Leaders of extremist group tied to Russia arrested

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Employers are struggling to fill 10.6 million job openings and may be missing a key demographic for their efforts: those with long COVID.

Rustic sign in restaurant window during time of Covid stating restaurant is understaffed and is hiring in a struggling economy, showing the plight of small businesses in the post-pandemic economy.

📅 What we’re watching

🔴 A statue of onetime slave Elizabeth Freeman will be unveiled today in Sheffield, Massachusetts.

🔴 With the division-leading Yankees slumping, the resurgent Orioles and Red Sox meet in prime time.

🔴 From George R.R. Martin, “House of the Dragon,” a prequel to “Game of Thrones,” debuts on HBO.

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