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In today's Rundown, Ron DeSantis is facing harsh scrutiny. There is a beer shortage looming in the US. Russia wants to shoot down Starlink. Podcast subject Adnan Syed is freed.
  • Florida governor, Ron DeSantis, is facing harsh scrutiny for his human trafficking of Venezuelan migrants, who are waiting for asylum hearings, from Texas to the island of Martha’s Vineyard off the Massachusetts coastline.

  • The 2014 original true-crime podcast, Serial, featured the investigation and trial surrounding the death of Hae Min Lee. The podcast laid out the story of Adnan Syed, who was convicted of murder. Yesterday, a judge vacated his conviction. However, local prosecutors will likely seek a new trial.

  • Republic Airways, which flies routes for Delta, United, and American Airlines, asked the US airline regulator (FAA) to cut in half the required flight time to certify their pilots. It seems there is a pilot shortage, so instead of raising the pay for pilots, the geniuses at Republic Airways would rather reduce the safety of their flights. Spoiler: the FAA said no.

  • Russia says satellites that are part of commercial space projects, such as Elon Musk’s Starlink network, could be targets in future military operations. This threat is of course nonsense, as there are thousands of satellites that constitute the Starlink network, so destroying a few would only lead to a stupid military conflict and have little to no effect on Starlink.

  • If you can imagine it, there is a beer shortage looming in the US. It seems a natural source of CO2 that the industry relies upon has been contaminated and is forcing production cuts and inventive ways to get your brewskies on to the shelf.

  • Here’s some love for all you 1990s sci-fi fans who watched the original Quantum Leap show. It’s back in a new reboot and the trailer looks great! Let’s hope the show has a long run, and when it does finally end, this time we see the ending instead of reading it.