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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, JUNE 28

Could Wolves Save Rome From Its Feral Pig Problem?

Quote from Beijing official on ‘5 years’ of COVID-19 restrictions causes stir

Turkey lifts its objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Here’s your daily reminder that you can threaten SCOTUS justices but The Babylon Bee has been banned since March for misgendering someone

Here’s What Life Looks Like in a Country That’s Run Out of Fuel

Oil shippers are hiding Russian cargoes by paying in Chinese yuan, exchanging weapons for crude, and ‘going dark’

New York Supreme Court Strikes Down NYC Law Allowing Non-Citizens to Vote in Local Elections

Executive teams in U.S. firms are becoming increasingly partisan.

The BA.5 story

Remember when The West could afford electricity 24 hours a day?

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, JUNE 23

Poliovirus may be spreading in London; virus detected in sewage for months

A Large-Scale Experiment Used Human Pee to Fertilize Crops. Here’s What Happened

China officials who abused health codes to stop bank protests punished

Sri Lankan prime minister says that the nation’s economy has collapsed

How Should Courts Evaluate Gun Regulations After Bruen?

Germany can last 2.5 months without Russian gas, official says

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, JUNE 17

The Criminal Order Beneath the ‘Chaos’ of San Francisco’s Tenderloin

The Trains Keep Running Despite the War

Extreme heat and humidity kill thousands of cattle in Kansas

‘The economy is going to collapse,’ says Wall Street veteran Novogratz. ‘We are going to go into a really fast recession.’

Coldest start to winter in decades for eastern Australia with power grid under strain

Italy May Declare State Of Alert If Russian Gas Cuts Persist

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, JUNE 10

Israel Is Blocking (Military) Aid To Ukraine

The Natural Gas Continues to Flow

Police knew of wounded at Texas school while waiting

FBI Arrests Michigan Republican Gov Candidate on J6 Misdemeanor Charges On Day Committee Primetime Show Airs

What’s behind Okinawans’ falling life expectancy?

it looks like this weekend the national average will break $5 for the first time ever

Researchers warn that eye damage caused by screen time can be deadly

Ukraine Relying Heavily on Heavy Weapons from the West

New Trend For Young Chinese: Give Up And “Let it Rot”

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, MAY 14

“Moles in the dark”: survival and escape from the Mariupol steelworks

The Baby Formula Nightmare

Short-term use of ibuprofen may increase chance of chronic pain, study suggests

Direct Instruction Works. So Why Is It Controversial?

COVID-19 shutdown causes surprise global shortage of ‘contrast fluids’ used in CT scans, X-rays and MRIs

Russia Cuts Gas Supply To Seized German Gazprom Unit

Wheat futures soar after lower USDA harvest estimate

Texans asked to limit electricity use after six power plants go down ahead of a hot weekend

At least 10 killed in shooting at Buffalo supermarket in the US

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RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, MAY 5

US Intel Helped Ukraine Target Russian Generals

Tensions Mount in the Balkans as Bosnia and Herzegovina Threatens to Fracture

Japan’s Ruling Party Proposes Counter-Strike Capabilities

Russia’s oil output is plummeting, and the decline is expected to worsen in May.

We take a tour of Helsinki’s fortifications with an eye on a possible Russian invasion as it prepares to join Nato

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates by Half-Point in Biggest Hike Since 2000

Revisiting Mitch Daniels’ “Truce” on Social Issues

Boeing is moving to Arlington

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, MAY 2

The Orbán Problem

When I was young I had plans to eventually get a diesel vehicle. I changed my mind because I saw this coming. Long before the current crisis, the government started down the path of rendering diesel useless. Not there yet but getting there fast. Diesel prices soaring beyond crude, gasoline — and likely to stay that way

European Port Workers Are Refusing To Unload Russian Diesel

Alabama public health worker mauled to death by pack of dogs

The deadly accordion wars of Lesotho

Rumor that I would not even link to except that he does not look healthy.

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RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENT, MARCH 31

The Problem with the Donbas

Zinc Is Facing A Massive Supply Squeeze

Bergstrom Airport Running Out Of Jet Fuel?

With the World’s Attention on Ukraine, Suffering Is Rising Elsewhere

China’s factories were hit harder this quarter than last year as Covid drags on

The elite view on a utopia.

Automakers, Suppliers Battle Shanghai Shutdown

Arizona faces a reckoning over water

US introduces gender-neutral ‘X’ passports

Disney’s general entertainment content president Karey Burke vowed at the meeting to make at least half the characters in the company’s productions LGBTQIA and racial minorities by year’s end

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The downfall of Russia’s oligarchs

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROPHECY:

Russian Envoy at Nuclear Talks: ‘Iran Got Much More Than It Could Expect’

US, European allies considering coordinated ban on Russian oil imports: Blinken

When rebounding oil demand began pushing benchmarks higher last year, forecasters and traders alike watched the U.S. shale patch with bated breath to see when drillers would start drilling again. Most didn’t. The ones that did were the smaller, privately held players.

UK Intelligence suggests that Russia has taken to trying to disguise fuel trucks because of heavy losses.

Elon Musk says SpaceX focusing on cyber defense after Starlink signals jammed near Ukraine conflict areas