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Ukraine Invasion

Russia claims to have taken full control of Mariupol

Photo: An unexploded projectile lies on a side street in the town of Vilkhivka, on the outskirts of Kharkiv, in eastern Ukraine Russia claimed to have captured Mariupol on Friday in what would be its biggest victory yet in its war with Ukraine, after a nearly three-month siege that reduced much of the strategic port

Ukraine Invasion

Ukraine battered again; Zelenskyy says US officials to visit

Photo: A local resident looks at her destroyed house in the aftermath of a battle between Russian and Ukrainian troops at the outskirts of Chernihiv, northern Ukraine, Saturday, April 23, 2022 Russian forces in Ukraine tried to storm a steel plant housing soldiers and civilians in the southern city of Mariupol on Saturday in an

Ukraine Invasion

Refugee count tops 1 million; Russians besiege Ukraine ports

The number of people sent fleeing Ukraine by Russia’s invasion topped 1 million on Wednesday, the swiftest refugee exodus this century, the United Nations said, as Russian forces kept up their bombardment of the country’s second-biggest city, Kharkiv, and laid siege to two strategic seaports. The tally from the U.N. refugee agency released to The

Media

Riot? Insurrection? Words matter in describing Capitol siege

At first, viewed from a distance, it was a rally or protest. Then it became an assault, a riot, an insurrection, domestic terrorism or even a coup attempt. The language used by the American media to describe last week’s Capitol siege proves one thing whatever your perspective: Words matter. The coverage has sent Americans scurrying