Hard Numbers: Iran’s uranium supplies, ex-cops charged in Memphis, US recession fears, the rise of traveling eggs
70: Iran now has enough enriched uranium to build nukes, according to International Atomic Energy Agency chief Rafael Grossi. While the Islamic Republic insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, it reportedly has 70 kilograms (155 pounds) of uranium enriched at 60% – enough to build several nuclear weapons.
Watch on GZERO World — Grossi explains how close Iran is to getting the bomb.
2.1 & 2.9: The US economy grew by 2.1% in 2022 and 2.9% year-on-year in the last quarter. But don't uncork those champagne bottles just yet — the Fed is going to keep raising interest rates to clamp down on inflation, and the housing market, the manufacturing sector, and consumer spending are all slowing down.
5: Five former Memphis police officers have been indicted following the death of Tyre Nichols, who died in hospital on Jan. 10 after a “confrontation” during a traffic stop. The five ex-cops face charges including assault, second-degree murder, and kidnapping. A video of the encounter is expected to be released on Friday.2,002: Since early November, US-Mexico border agents have increasingly been seizing a new kind of contraband: eggs. (Yep, from chickens). Rising US egg prices, driven partly by an avian flu outbreak, have led to a reported 2,002 instances of egg smuggling in recent months.