*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
+ KING-5 TV: Russell Wilson traded to Denver: QB left indelible mark on Seahawks, Seattle area – The veteran quarterback brought a Super Bowl to the Emerald City, and will go down as a franchise legend.
+ NVN: Tentative Agreement Moves Toward Sports Wagering at Red Wind Casino
+ The Olympian: Thurston County COVID-19 cases plummet as expiration of mask mandate approaches
+ KING-5 TV: Washington residents face sticker shock at the pump as prices skyrocket
+ Airliner Watch: Boeing suspended buying titanium from Russia, while European rival Airbus continues to use supplies from the nation that hosts the world’s largest supplier of the commodity
*** NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
The Washington Post: Satellite images show the Amazon rainforest is hurtling toward a ‘tipping point’ – More than half of the rainforest could turn into savanna — threatening wildlife, shifting weather patterns and fueling climate change
CNN: Supreme Court denies GOP challenges to congressional maps in North Carolina and Pennsylvania
Salon: Dark Money Groups Fighting Biden’s Supreme Court Pick Funded Trump’s Big Lie
Slate: Can the Christian Right Quit Putin?
Newsweek: With America’s Eyes on Ukraine, Biden Made Biggest Concession to China Yet | Opinion
*** SELECT UKRAINE NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
The Times (UK): This war will be a total failure, Russian whistleblower says Spies in Russia’s infamous security apparatus were kept in the dark about President Putin’s plan to invade Ukraine, according to a whistleblower who described the war as a “total failure” that could be compared only to the collapse of Nazi Germany
NBC: U.S. intel agencies: Up to 4,000 Russian soldiers have died in Ukraine invasion
NBC: The New York Times to pull news staff out of Russia – in the wake of a new law there that effectively outlaws independent reporting on the invasion.
CNBC: Ukraine claims it killed another Russian general, other senior officers near Kharkiv – and Daily Kos: Why this is a big deal
CNBC: Iconic U.S. brands Coca-Cola, Pepsi, McDonald’s and Starbucks suspend business in Russia
CNBC: EU pledges to cut Russian gas imports by two-thirds before the end of the year – How the EU plans to cut dependence on Russian gas by two-thirds this year
WSJ Opinion: Ukraine’s Peril Stirs the West’s Humanity – The demanding challenge: Keep cool, don’t waver, stay committed, continue to speak in one voice.
The Olympian: Students build website to help Ukrainian refugees find housing during Russia’s invasion – “I started thinking that it would be really cool to make a website to put the power back into the hands of the refugee.”
*** CORONAVIRUS NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
The Defender: Health Officials Relied Too Heavily on Vaccines as ‘Cure-All,’ CDC Director Says – Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, admitted health officials relied too heavily on vaccines as a “cure-all” of sorts for COVID, and said vaccine makers didn’t warn the agency that the vaccines would be less effective against potential variants.
The Defender: COVID-19 Spike Protein Sequence ‘100% Match’ to Sequence Patented in 2016 by Moderna, Study Shows – A study published last month in Frontiers in Virology claims to have discovered that a sequence of the COVID-19 virus’ spike protein is a 100% match to a modified mRNA sequence patented by Moderna in 2016, and last month, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel proposed the COVID pandemic may have been the result of a lab leak.
The Defender: Florida Surgeon General Breaks With CDC, Recommends Against COVID Shots for Healthy Kids
The Defender: FDA Releases 10,000 More Pfizer Vaccine Documents. What Will They Reveal?
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
The Washington Post via MSN: Longtime Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio charged with conspiracy in Jan. 6 attack on Capitol
Rolling Stone: Either Mark Meadows Lived in a Mobile Home on a Mountain or Lied on His Voter Form. Mark Meadows appears to have registered to vote in 2020 at a North Carolina address where he did not live. – The property’s former owner said that the former White House chief of staff never stayed there. NBC News Maddow Blog: Mark Meadows appears to have registered to vote in 2020 at a North Carolina address where he did not live.
MSNBC Maddow Blog: Bolton sheds light on why Putin didn’t invade Ukraine under Trump – As Bolton sees it, Putin saw an American president moving in a direction Moscow liked, and the Russian leader was waiting for Trump to finish the job.
NBC News: Former AG Barr says he wouldn’t have prosecuted Trump for Jan. 6 or taking classified documents – Barr also defended some of his controversial actions in office, including his lenience toward Trump allies. Former Attorney General William Barr said he believes former President Donald Trump is morally responsible for the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol but isn’t legally culpable.
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