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Ukrainian minister says Russia blocking access to medicines – (Associated Press)
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s health minister has accused Russian authorities of committing a crime against humanity by blocking access to affordable medicines in areas its forces have occupied since invading the country 5 1/2 months ago.

Author Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing – (Associated Press)
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a lecture in western New York.

Praise, worry in Iran after Rushdie attack; government quiet – (Associated Press)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians reacted with praise and worry Saturday over the attack on novelist Salman Rushdie, the target of a decades-old fatwa by the late Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini calling for his death.

Sinema took Wall Street money while killing tax on investors – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the Arizona Democrat who single-handedly thwarted her party’s longtime goal of raising taxes on wealthy investors, received nearly $1 million over the past year from private equity professionals, hedge fund managers and …

Expanded IRS free-file system one step closer in Dems' bill – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The flagship climate change and health care bill passed by Democrats and soon to be signed by President Joe Biden will bring U.S. taxpayers one step closer to a government-operated electronic free-file tax return system.

AP PHOTOS: The story of India, 75 years in the making – (Associated Press)
NEW DELHI (AP) — “At the stroke of the midnight hour,” India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said, “when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.”The historic speech just before midnight on Aug.

Suspect in 4 New Mexico killings left trail of violence – (Associated Press)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In the six years since he resettled in the United States from Afghanistan, the primary suspect in the slayings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque has been arrested several times for domestic violence and captured on camera slashing the…

Jury: Democratic PAC defamed Roy Moore, awards him $8.2M – (Associated Press)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal jury awarded Republican Roy Moore $8.2 million in damages Friday after finding a Democratic-aligned super PAC defamed him in a TV ad recounting sexual misconduct accusations during his failed 2017 U.S.

Southern Baptists say denomination faces DOJ investigation – (Associated Press)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention said Friday that several of the denomination's major entities are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice in the wake of its multiple problems related to clergy sex abuse.

FBI seized top secret documents in Trump estate search – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI recovered “top secret” and even more sensitive documents from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, according to court papers released Friday after a federal judge unsealed the warrant that authorized the sudd…

EXCLUSIVE Ukraine's Zelenskiy tells Russia "just stop the bombing" before more ceasefire talks – (Reuters)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday Russia must stop bombing Ukrainian cities before meaningful talks on a ceasefire could start, as a first round of negotiations this week had yielded scant progress.

'Putin was wrong. We were ready,' Biden will say in State of the Union address – (Reuters)
U.S. President Joe Biden will say on Tuesday that the West was ready for Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine and his administration is prepared with a plan to fight inflation, according to excerpts of his State of the Union address.

Apple stops product sales in Russia, adding to pressure from shippers, car makers – (Reuters)
American big brands including Apple, Google, Ford and Harley-Davidson on Tuesday stopped sales and distanced themselves from Russia because of the invasion of Ukraine, joining a growing list of companies from shippers to car makers to energy companies shunnin…

MLB and players fail to reach labor agreement, league cancels games – (Reuters)
Major League Baseball (MLB) and its players union failed to reach a labor agreement by the league's Tuesday deadline and as a result, MLB has cancelled the first two series of the regular season, Commissioner Rob Manfred said.

U.S. House panel hits Pro-Trump lawyers with subpoenas over U.S. Capitol riot – (Reuters)
The congressional committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol said on Tuesday it had issued subpoenas to six people who promoted false claims that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent and participated in, or encouraged…

Top U.S. Senate Republican signals support for Biden on Ukraine – (Reuters)
U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that Republicans largely support President Joe Biden's actions toward Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, but that lawmakers have hit a snag in efforts to agree on aid to Kyiv.

U.S. Supreme Court mulls 'pill mill' doctors' opioid convictions – (Reuters)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with the circumstances under which doctors can be convicted of operating as drug dealers under the cover of their medical practices to illegally distribute opioid painkillers and other dangerous narcotics.

Republican Greg Abbott faces conservative challengers in Texas primary election – (Reuters)
Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott will try to hold off challengers on his right flank on Tuesday to set up a likely November election against Democratic former Congressman Beto O'Rourke as the state holds the first nominating contest of the U.S. midterms.

Russian isolation intensifies as Ukraine fighting rages – (Reuters)
Moscow faced increasing isolation on Tuesday as President Vladimir Putin showed no sign of stopping an invasion of Ukraine, where fierce fighting and Russian bombardment have killed dozens and sparked a refugee crisis.

Maps: Russia invades Ukraine – (Reuters)
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began with attacks by land, sea and air


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