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What’s going on today: AS
- Congress or WWE? Rep. Eric Swalwell says Cruz and Gaetz are like WWE wrestlers and that behind closed doors Cruz told him he was doing a great job as an impeachment manager.” If you ran into Matt Gaetz or Ted Cruz or Jim Jordan at the Santa Monica Pier, you would say: ‘These are nice guys!'” said Swalwell during a podcast on Tuesday.
- Difficult tax truths. Caitlyn Jenner’s tax returns show that her income has slid over the years and that she’s nowhere near as rich as people think she is. Jenner was required to release her tax returns as part of her bid to run for governor of California.
- Downpours drown China. Remarkable videos show commuters in China stuck in waist-deep water in the subway as a heavy flood hits central China, killing at least 12. The subway commuters were trapped as heavy rains flooded the underground Tuesday evening. Record torrential rains in the city have killed at least a dozen people.
- India’s COVID tragedy may be worse than we know. India’s true COVID-19 death toll may be closer to 4 million — 10 times higher than the official count — according to a new study. Given the number of excess deaths estimated in the study, researchers said the pandemic is “arguably India’s worst human tragedy.”
- Big fish, bro. Photo shows a 100-pound tropical fish washed up on an Oregon beach, far from its normal habitat. Seaside Aquarium said finding the opah, or moonfish, was surprising as they are “rare to the Oregon Coast.”
- Living the dream. Four friends bought a crumbling, 100-year-old mansion in the Sri Lanka jungle for $430,000 and spent years restoring it. Take a look inside. The stone walls had collapsed, bats were roosting in the rafters, the windows were boarded up, and a tree was growing through the roof.
- Jokr’s fast food ascent. Food-delivery startup Jokr raised over $170 million in its first 100 days. Founder Ralf Wenzel tells us how he did it. Wenzel launched his company in March. It has grown so fast that mega VCs like Softbank, Tiger Global, and GGV have been throwing money at him.
- That’s all for now. See you tomorrow.