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Russia denies looking for pretext to invade Ukraine

MOSCOW — Russia’s top diplomat angrily rejected U.S. allegations that Moscow was preparing a pretext to invade Ukraine, as Russian troops that are amassed near the Ukraine border launched more drills Monday. The White House said Friday that U.S. intelligence officials had concluded that Russia had already deployed operatives to rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine to carry […]

How’s he doing? Americans weigh in on Biden’s performance

President Joe Biden took office at a particularly polarized time in American history, so it’s not surprising that citizens are divided on his performance at the one-year mark. A Georgia history teacher who voted for Biden would give him a “C” grade, faulting the president for not pushing earlier to end the filibuster in the […]

2021 Legislative Session

LEGISLATURE 2021 Special Session News Senate’s new Democrats difference in pot passage Expungement for pot crimes wins approval NM set to legalize cannabis after landmark Senate vote Cannabis expungement bill gets Senate approval Special session on cannabis legalization begins at Capitol Economic development discussion gets new life Cannabis legalization may spawn profitable industry Growers optimistic […]

N. Korea fires short-range missiles in 4th launch this month

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea Monday in its fourth weapons launch this month, South Korea’s military said, with the apparent goal of demonstrating its military might during paused diplomacy with the United States and pandemic border closures. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said North Korea […]

Headed to disaster? US, Russia harden stances in talks

WASHINGTON — The failure of last week’s high-stakes diplomatic meetings to resolve escalating tensions over Ukraine has put Russia, the United States and its European allies in uncharted post-Cold War territory, posing significant challenges for the main players to avoid an outright and potentially disastrous confrontation. Unlike previous disagreements that have arisen since the collapse […]

Asian shares mixed after China reports slowing growth

BANGKOK — Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday after China reported that its economy expanded at an 8.1% annual pace in 2021, though growth slowed to half that level in the last quarter. Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney rose, while Hong Kong and Seoul declined. The weakness in China’s economy toward the end of 2021 […]

25-year-old Colorado skier found dead near Lost Trail resort

SULA, Mont. — A 25-year-old Colorado skier who went missing Thursday from the Lost Trail Ski Area on the Montana-Idaho border has been found dead. The man’s identity was not immediately released. He was reported missing after he failed to meet up with his party at the ski resort Thursday afternoon. The Ravalli Republic reports […]

Migrant caravan from Honduras stopped in Guatemala

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — Several hundred migrants who had departed from the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula Saturday in hopes of reaching the United States entered Guatemalan territory where they were intercepted by authorities who began talks on returning them to their homelands. Some 300 migrants, mainly Hondurans and Nicaraguans, arrived in Corinto, […]

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