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"Just west of Quantico, we're getting some rain that is pushing west to east across that part of 95 in Virginia. And then we are getting some rain in far western Charles county tonight in Maryland. Rockville 57, Ashburn 63, district heights is at 55 dropping to the middle 40s overnight at 8 40. Money news can and 40 past the hour brought to you by penfed. Great rates for everyone, and Joan Donna. This is a Bloomberg money minute, another positive look at health in the tech world, Facebook saw a 4% boost in daily active users last quarter, and now it counts a tick fewer than 3 billion monthly active users. More importantly, Facebook's parent, meta platforms, sees ad sales growth in this quarter, building on last quarter's results, a labor victory at Alphabet, the majority of a group of YouTube contractors in Texas is voted to unionize. The workers, however, are hired by a staffing agency. Those who wanted to set up a union contend they are also employees of alphabet's Google, alphabet is appealing that ruling. Microsoft plans to appeal the UK ruling that would stop its purchase of Activision Blizzard. On Wall Street, it was banking worries and possible borrowing limits at first republic bank that sent the Tao and S&P about a third to two thirds of a percent lower. The Dow fell 229 the S&P 16, the NASDAQ gained 55, a half percent. From the Bloomberg newsroom, I'm Joan doniger, on WTO. Asia Pacific markets all lower right now, Australia's ASX 200 half a percent lower. Tokyo stocks are down nearly 1%. South Korea's cost is down nearly 1%. 8 41, a new pledge from President Biden and his South Korean counterpart to boost their response to North Korea's nuclear threat for the first time in more than 40 years. U.S. nuclear armed subs will be docked in South Korea. The two leaders also discussed a range of other topics, including the war in Ukraine and economic cooperation between the allies. The alliance formed in war and its flourished in peace. Seemingly every day we've launched new areas of cooperation. On cyber, strategic technologies, space, democracy. This is the second state visit President Biden has hosted at The White House. Should be as news correspondent Nicole d'antonio and turning to more news about the war in Ukraine. It was briefly mentioned in that report. Chinese president Xi Jinping after months of global diplomatic pressure finally spoke to Ukraine's president, Vladimir zelensky today. This was the first time the two have spoken since the war broke out in February of last year. What came of the conversation? Here's WTO P national security correspondent JJ green. Ukrainian president volodymyr zelensky says he and Xi Jinping have had a long and meaningful phone conversation today. As you said, this was the first contact they've had since Russia invaded Ukraine and in this call that lasted about an hour, Beijing said it wanted to send an envoy to cave to serve as a mediator to pursue a political settlement. This development came a month after she visited Moscow. It also comes as Ukraine is getting ready for an expected spring counteroffensive. Russia's foreign minister commended China's approach but was scathing about Ukraine stands. Kiv is going to send an ambassador to China. This is progress for both of them, but China and Ukraine have very different views of progress. It's national security correspondent JJ green. Coming up on WTO. Do you thrive or survive on your budget? What new research is showing? I'm Kate Ryan. 8 43. Life's better when we do things together. Like sharing the ride to work. Even if you're commuting just a few days a week, commuter connections can match you with others who live and work near
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"Western Charles county in Maryland. Georgetown at 59°, some parts of our area could be down to the middle 40s overnight. This is WTO P news. Everything you need every time you listen. The WTO producer's desk is wired by IBW local 26. Where electrical contractors come to grow. What do you think I have to be tree sodas? One Herrera is our producer. Top stories we're following for you tonight. This is new. D.C. police chief Robert Conti is leaving that job. The new stunt just about everyone in public safety in D.C. earlier this evening. Now mayor muriel Bowser is congratulating the outgoing police chief on his decades of service to the police force. Robert Conti joined the D.C. police department as a cadet when he was 17 years old and climbed all the way to chief of police, appointed to the position by mayor muriel Bowser in January 2021. He took the job just four days before the insurrection at the capitol, and on his watch saw the city out of a pandemic, monitored a myriad of peaceful protests, saw an increase in juvenile killings and carjackings, and all the while overseeing a shrinking police force. In a statement, Bowser says, quote, over the past 33 years, he's been making Washington D.C. incredibly proud and went on to say, now he's ready for his next chapter. Sources say that next chapter will be at FBI headquarters, where Conti will serve in a senior position. Meghan cloher news. D.C. council chairman Phil mendelson says he's shocked to learn the news of Conti's departure. He's thanking Conti for his service, says the council is ready to work now with mayor Bowser to find a successor who is willing to try new strategies to tackle violent crime. Also knew this evening, the U.S. House has approved Republican legislation that would extend the debt ceiling and make major cuts in federal spending. Mitchell Miller today on the hill. Yeah, he's a two 17 the Nas are two 15. The bill is passed. The narrow vote was a key test for House speaker Kevin McCarthy. What we did today was raise the debt limit. Stop the wasteful Washington spending and curve inflation. But Democrats like Virginia's Don buyer argue that Republicans are putting the nation's credit at risk by trying to use spending cuts as a bargaining chip on the debt ceiling. It's reckless and irresponsible to use the alleged leverage of a national default to address our debt. The bill will not be taken up in the Senate, but speaker McCarthy hopes it will put pressure on President Biden, who says he won't negotiate on the debt ceiling. On capital hill, Mitchell Miller WTO being is breaking news in campaign 2024 on WTO, one of the most highly anticipated presidential campaign announcements coming in a matter of weeks we're told NBC News reports Florida governor Ron DeSantis will jump into the 2024 fray as soon as the middle of May, sources familiar with the conversations are telling NBC desantis would come out with an exploratory committee around that time and official launch would come shortly after that. Desantis is seen as the strongest Republican challenger to former president Trump. But some desantis allies are starting to question whether he's ready as his poll numbers of lag, the governor has traveled far outside Florida in recent weeks to raise his profile. And there is also the narrative going on right now that Trump is the man again that it is almost his destiny to be the nominee again. This may be another reason that desantis is ready to formally throw that hat in the ring. Meantime, desantis is facing a lawsuit from Disney. It's the latest wrinkle in a long-standing feud. Disney alleges that Florida governor Ron DeSantis has overseen a, quote, targeted campaign of government retaliation that's threatening the entertainment and media giant's operations. It's a very smart move by Disney's lawyers. Political analyst Larry sabato says most people don't follow Florida politics, but just about everybody is familiar with desantis feud with Disney. And desantis is problem is most people are siding with Disney, even in the Republican Party. Desantis is currently traveling in Asia on a four country trade mission. Mac piper, CBS News. The nation's highly charged debate over transgender rights has exploded into view in Montana, house lawmakers have voted to ban democratic representatives Zoe zephyr from the floor after an impassioned debate. The state's first openly transgender lawmaker zephyr ignited a firestorm last week when she said her colleagues would have blood on their hands if they banned gender affirming medical care, saying her remarks were inappropriate, Republican leaders barred zephyr from House debates until she apologizes. No representative is above our House rules. While zephyr raised her microphone in the air, protesters packed the house gallery Monday, followed by police in riot gear. Before the vote, zephyr said she stands by her words. Michael George, CBS News, New York, a lost similar to the one opposed by zephyr in Montana, who is set to take effect in Missouri this week. But that one has been blocked by a state judge. The rule would restrict access to gender affirming healthcare for transgender kids and adults in Missouri, transgender people and healthcare providers sued to stop it from taking effective scheduled tomorrow. They argue the state's Republican AG acted beyond his authority in attempting to regulate gender affirming healthcare under the state's consumer protection laws. The rule is now on hold until at least Monday. Fox News says it will hand over documents to another voting machine company that's suing the network for defamation. Smartmatic is seeking $2.7 billion. Dominion voting systems reached an $800 million settlement with Fox after it sued the network for $1.6 billion. Smartmatic suit is similar to dominions, the company also says fox is financially responsible for false allegations that smartmatic helped rig the 2020 election. The company will be receiving a trove of documents, including deposition transcripts from Fox founder Rupert Murdoch and his son, no date has been set for the case it may not go to court for a couple of years. Coming up on WTO P a rare bit of good news currently from the tech world. Stay with us on WTO P at 8 36. Have