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Ukraine Invasion

Ukrainian defenders in Mariupol defy surrender-or-die demand

Ukrainian fighters who were holed up in a massive steel plant in the last known pocket of resistance inside the shattered city of Mariupol ignored a surrender-or-die ultimatum from Russia on Sunday and held out against the capture of the strategically vital port. The fall of Mariupol, the site of a merciless 7-week-old siege that

Michael Barone

Opinion: California Voters Get What They Deserve

The nation’s largest state has just voted in an election triggered by one of the nation’s weirdest recall processes, and the results have come out just about where they’ve been before. California Gov. Gavin Newsom was elected governor in 2018 by 62% to 38%, a result that was, unsurprisingly in an era of straight-ticket voting