The 7 things you need to know for Monday, August 22

1

A car explosion killed the daughter of a Vladimir Putin ally.

  • What happened? Daria Dugina, 29, was driving her father’s car near Moscow on Saturday night when it burst into flames.
  • Who’s her father? Alexander Dugin, a Russian nationalist whose ideas helped shape the Kremlin’s thinking on Russian expansion and Ukraine.
  • Why this matters: It could become a flash point as pro-Russian factions try, without evidence, to pin blame on Ukraine.

2

Sen. Lindsey Graham got a win in Georgia’s election investigation.

  • What happened? A federal appeals court yesterday paused an order (for now) that would have forced the South Carolina Republican to testify before a grand jury tomorrow.
  • What’s this investigation about? It involves former president Donald Trump and efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. Rudy Giuliani testified in the case last week.

3

Covid may increase the risk of getting some brain disorders.

  • What to know: People were more likely to have lasting brain fog, dementia, epilepsy and psychosis two years after a coronavirus infection, according to a large study published last week.
  • Why this matters: The research reveals more about the long-term neurological and psychiatric aspects of the virus.
  • What else to know: Cognitive rehab, a therapy typically provided by speech and occupational therapists, may help older adults clear covid-related brain fog.

4

Pakistan’s former leader was charged under the country’s anti-terrorism laws.

  • Why? Imran Khan criticized top police officials and a judge during a rally this weekend for arresting his chief of staff. Police said he threatened the officials.
  • It’s the latest chapter in Khan’s power struggle with the government since he was ousted as prime minister in April. Hundreds of supporters gathered outside his home to prevent his arrest.

5

Three Arkansas officers have been suspended after video of a violent arrest.

Alaska’s snow crabs have mysteriously disappeared.

People are “quiet quitting” their jobs.

And now … you might be charging your devices all wrong: Here’s how you should do it. Plus, what to do with your money after getting your first job.

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