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“Suicide drones” launched by Russia attacked Kyiv this morning, killing at least one persondays after Russian President Vladimir Putin promised there would be “no need for more massive strikes” on Ukraine.

Photos showed the drones plunging through the skies of the Ukrainian capital as police fired at them from the ground and people rushed to shelters. Other pictures showed smoke rising from explosions Through the city.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said a woman died in one of the explosions in the central district of Shevchenkiv and another person was trapped under the rubble of a house.

Strikes were also reported in Sumy province in the northeast of the country and in Dnipropetrovsk in the southeast, where a fire broke out at an energy facility after it was hit by a missile.

  • What did Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy say? “The enemy can attack our cities but he cannot break us. The occupiers will only get just punishment and condemnation from future generations. And we will achieve victory,” he said.

  • What else is going on? Here is what we know as of day 236 of the invasion.

Senator Sounds Alarm Saudis May Share US Defense Tech With Russia

Senator Blumenthal: “This action – siding with the Russians in this way – is so dramatic. I think that calls for an answer. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

A senior Democratic lawmaker has sounded the alarm over the possibility that sensitive US defense technology could be shared with Russia by Saudi Arabia after the kingdom’s recent decision to side with Moscow on US interests.

Richard Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee who proposed a one-year freeze on arms sales in Saudi Arabia following OPEC+’s decision to cut oil production, said it would “deepen the risk” in talks with the Pentagon.

“I want assurances that they are above it and if there are any risks, I want to determine what can be done to mitigate those risks immediately,” Blumenthal said in an interview with the Guardian.

The comments show the depth of the rift that has emerged between the Saudi monarchy and Democrats in Washington, who reacted furiously against a recent decision by the OPEC oil cartel to start cutting production next month by 2 million barrels. per day.

  • What issaid the White House? On Sunday, White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said President Biden would move “methodically” to reevaluate the relationship, but options include changes to security assistance to Saudi Arabia.

Sanders: Democrats shouldn’t court ‘racist, sexist and homophobic’ far-right voters

Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders says Democrats should appeal to “millions of … working class people” who cannot afford health care or college tuition. Photography: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Democrats should desist from appealing to far-right racist, sexist or homophobic voters even as their party tries to preserve narrow majorities in both houses of Congress, Progressive US Senator Bernie Sanders said on Sunday.

Sanders’ remarks came during an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press after host Chuck Todd asked about the attempt to woo Donald Trump supporters, who include white nationalists who helped organize the deadly attack on the Capitol on January 6 the day Congress certified the former Republican president’s defeat to Joe Biden in the 2020 election.

Todd said Sanders “made a big deal out of wanting to woo Trump voters” in the 2016 election Trump won as well as the 2020 race he lost and wondered if the Vermont senator still felt that they were worth it.

“There are far-right voters who are racist, who are sexist, who are homophobic – xenophobic,” Sanders said. “No, I don’t think you will ever have them.”

  • According to Sanders, what should the party do instead? Sanders said Democrats should sympathize with “millions of … working-class people” who cannot afford health care, their children’s school fees or their prescription drugs.

In other news…

Former Capitol Police Officer Michael Fanone attends a public hearing of the US House Select Committee investigating the attack on the Capitol
Michael Fanone: “After the January 6th accountability, I hope to leave in the sunset of darkness.” Photography: Sarah Silbiger/Reuters
  • Nearly a year after pro-Trump rioters on the US Capitol beat and electrocuted Michael Fanone almost to death, he decided to end his 20-year police career with a letter of resignation written on a napkin. He talks to the Guardian about his experience and how he is adjusting to his new life.

  • The left-wing favorite to become Brazil’s next president labeled far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro ‘a tiny little dictator’ and ‘the king of fake news and stupidity’ during a televised debate that will help define the political future of one of the world’s greatest democracies.

  • At a recent school board meeting where around 1,000 people gathered in Dearborn, Michigan to pressure district officials to censor books with LGBTQ+ themessome conservatives Muslim residents have allied with the Christian right.

  • Ghislaine Maxwell has explained from an American prison cell how she feels “so badly” for her “dear friend”, Prince Andrew. In his first long interview Since his sex trafficking conviction last year, Maxwell has also spoken out about the infamous photo of Andrew with his arm around the waist of 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre.

The stat of the day: shelters in the United States record 25% increase in abandonment – and an animal “mass returned”

A guinea pig
Guinea pigs need a decent sized enclosure and caring for them can be expensive, but the biggest problem? The owners are bored with them. Photography: Alexandra Jursova/Getty Images

The big boom in pet adoption peaked in April and May 2020 with nearly one in five US households, or 23 million, giving pets new homes during the pandemic, according to the ASPCA. But since our return to a sense of normality has coincided with historic inflation rates, pet owners are forced to reevaluate their priorities. “We are packed right now. We put the animals in cages in the hallways,” says Katy Hansen of Animal Care Centers (ACC) of New York, a no-kill shelter that has seen a 25% increase in abandonments this year compared to last year. last year.

Don’t Miss This: I Trained as a Palliative Care Nurse and Lost My Fear of Death

A nurse comforting a patient
A year after being widowed, Laura Horn began volunteering at a hospice, sitting with people on the verge of death. She soon realized that she could do more for them… Photography: Martin Prescott/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Laura Horn has found what she calls her end-of-life career, “a calling to last the rest of my life.” In the sixties she decided to train as a registered nurse, specializing in palliative care. “I’m a brand new nurse, but that’s not what matters,” she says. “I had a life experience.” After Margaret, his wife of 20 years, died “suddenly and unexpectedly”, Horn knew she had to make a change. She had thought about volunteering at a hospice, after her mother and two in-laws received hospice care.

Climate toll: Alaska cancels snow crab season due to population decline

Freshly caught Atlantic snow crabs at dock in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada
The causes are being researched, but likely include increased predation and stress from warmer waters. Photograph: CharlineXia Newfoundland Collection/Alamy

Alaska officials have canceled the upcoming snow crab season, due to population decline in the Bering Sea. The fall harvest of Bristol Bay red king crab will not take place. The winter harvest of small snow crabs was also canceled for the first time. The causes of the population crash are being researched, but likely include increased predation and stress from warmer waters, which, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), could have encouraged the crabs to move away from the coasts.

Latest Thing: ‘Mountain Badasses’ – goats clash with sheep as major US glaciers melt

A wild goat is seen in Lake Van, Turkey
Of the observed battles, the goats won 98% of the time, clearly making them the best mountain brawler. Photography: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

In one corner is the nimble mountaineer with steak knife-like horns. In the other is the largest wild sheep in America. They’re locked in a one-sided fight in the mountains of the western United States, scientists have discovered, in a battle for resources discovered by the region’s vanishing glaciers. Joel Berger, lead author of the research, said he was “flabbergasted” to see the number of skirmishes. “[The goats] are the badass of the mountains,” Berger said. “They have these saber-shaped horns; they are bolder, more aggressive. Goats just have a very high win rate.


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