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Hello! I’m AllSides Managing Editor Henry A. Brechter. It’s Friday, March 10, 2023. Here’s your AllSides balanced briefing for today.



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  • Silicon Valley Bank, a key player in the tech industry, was shut down by regulators after a liquidity crisis triggered a bank run.

  • The U.S. economy added 311,000 jobs in February. The number was lower than January's total, but still higher than expected.

  • President Joe Biden released a $6.8 trillion budget proposal on Thursday. The plan is expected to fail in the House.

  • The Mexican cartel responsible for kidnapping four Americans and murdering two of them issued an apology. While authorities believe the letter is authentic, they doubt its sincerity.

  • A former Jehovah's Witness killed seven people and then himself at a Jehovah's Witness hall in Hamburg, Germany. Police said the perpetrator and victims were all German citizens.

  • Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw apologized in a Senate hearing on Thursday for harm caused by the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Shaw's appearance came just hours after another Norfolk Southern train derailed in Alabama. 

  • Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is being treated for a concussion at a Washington D.C. hospital. The 81-year-old Senator reportedly fell while attending a private dinner at the Waldorf Astoria hotel.



Tucker Carlson's display of previously-unseen security footage this week from the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot revived debate over the magnitude of what happened that day.

The January 6 committee, along with other Democrats, political pundits, and left-rated media sources, have used security footage to frame the riot as a violent attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.

Carlson has now taken other footage, granted to him by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), to paint the riot as "mostly peaceful chaos" that was at times allowed and enabled by Capitol police officers.

Read more from our Story of the Week newsletter, and see our breakdown of how left and right disagree on whether Jan. 6 was an insurrection.



  • Sixty-three percent of people in the U.S. say there is currently inequality between men and women in terms of social, political, and/or economic rights. Thirty-seven percent say that when it comes to giving women equal rights with men, things have gone far enough. (Ipsos, Center bias)



See articles from left-, center-, and right-rated sources with our Balanced Web Search results on these stories:

  • The House Committee on Homeland Security will hold a hearing Wednesday on "Examining Secretary Mayorkas’ Border Crisis."



See today’s weather radar and temperature maps for your area from the NOAA.



After 21 years, a man named Craig Caswell successfully completed his goal of seeing all 364 Division I men's college basketball teams play live. 


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Henry A. Brechter is the Managing Editor of AllSides. He has a Center bias.

This piece was reviewed by Politics Editor Beth Hicks (Right bias) and News Editor Joseph Ratliff (Lean Left bias).