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Biden and Netanyahu schedule high-stakes call, Taiwan rescue efforts underway and Angel Reese declares for the WNBA draft

Good morning, all. If you don’t have time to cook breakfast, these 15 protein-packed smoothies might hit the spot. Now, on to the news.

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Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images; Abir Sultan/Pool/AFP via Getty Images


Biden and Netanyahu’s high-stakes call

President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are expected to talk today for the first time since an Israeli airstrike killed seven World Central Kitchen aid workers.

Growing strain: The call comes amid increasingly tense interactions between the U.S. and Israel, and different views about how the war against Hamas should be conducted. [New York Times]

Political risks: Both leaders face domestic pressure over the war. Biden’s Israel support may affect his reelection chances, while Israel’s opposition leader called for early elections yesterday. [CNN]

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🏀 Angel Reese eyes WNBA

LSU star Angel Reese announced that she’ll enter the 2024 WNBA draft, which will be held on April 15. It’s unclear which teams could potentially select her. [Yahoo Sports]

⛈️ Severe weather

At least three people are dead after severe storms swept across the U.S. New York City is still under a travel advisory, while parts of the Northeast and Midwest may see up to 30 inches of snow. [NBC News]

➡️ Taiwan earthquake

Taiwanese authorities have been working to rescue hundreds of people stranded after a road was cut off following yesterday’s earthquake, which killed at least 10 people and injured more than 1,000. [Reuters]

🎵 Spotify price increase

Spotify is reportedly set to raise prices up to $2 for its premium plans by the end of the month in markets outside the U.S., with increases coming to U.S. subscribers later this year. [Engadget]

🎬 5th ‘Matrix’ coming

Warner Bros. announced that a fifth Matrix movie is in the works. There’s no word yet on the premise or if franchise stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will reprise their roles. [GMA]


📺 The limited series Ripley, based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1955 book The Talented Mr. Ripley, is streaming on Netflix. [AP]

🚀 The first two episodes of the final Star Trek: Discovery season dropped on Paramount+. [USA Today]

⚾ Tigers and Mets fans: The two teams face off in a doubleheader starting at 12:10 p.m. ET on Bally Sports. [Detroit Free Press]

🏀 In the NBA, the 76ers and the Heat take the court in a high-stakes match-up at 7:30 p.m. ET on Bally Sports. [Sun Sentinel]

🌯 For National Burrito Day, check out the buy one, get one deals happening nationwide. [Today]

☀️ And don’t forget to: Read your daily horoscope. Play the Crossword. Check the forecast in your area.

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Illustration: Yahoo News; photo: Harry Harris/AP


In 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves tied Babe Ruth’s home run record by hitting his 714th one in Cincinnati. “I’m just glad it’s almost over with,” he said right before breaking the record four days later. [Yahoo Sports]


…about sober curiosity

As the “sober curious” movement gains steam, I spoke to wellness editor Erin Donnelly about her team’s reporting on the growing number of people cutting down on alcohol.

Lily: What is the sober curious movement about? Why is it in the news right now?

Erin: It refers to people who want to drink less without giving it up completely — say, only having a cocktail on Fridays. A lot of folks are exploring it right now as a follow-up to Dry January.

Lily: Do I need to completely swear off alcohol to reap the health benefits of not drinking?

Erin: No! Even if you go from four cocktails a week to one, you might notice changes like being able to sleep better on nights where you skip a drink or feeling less anxious.

Lily: What’s one easy thing I can do to cut down on my alcohol consumption that’ll have a big impact?

Erin: Mix it up on nights out, one expert told our reporter. Follow a glass of wine with a seltzer, fun mocktail or other booze-free alternative.

Want more tips for cutting down on alcohol? Here are five others.

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David L. Ryan/Getty Images; John Tlumacki/Getty Images


A new statue in Ashland, Mass., honors Spencer, the late golden retriever who became famous for cheering on Boston Marathon runners from the same spot on the course for nearly a decade. “He knew he made a difference,” his owner Rich Powers said. [People]

Have an great day. See you tomorrow!

💡 P.S. Before you go, your daily advice: Wish your iPhone was less complicated? There’s a way to turn it into more of a bare-bones device. [Washington Post]

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