The Wider World

The war’s end is not in sight

UKRAINE and Russia say they are determined to fight on (Shutterstock).

One year after the start of the war that began with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, each side is vowing to fight on to victory.

According to The New York Times, both the invader and the invaded are predicting a triumph in a conflict which may last longer than anyone expected.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said the struggle will be waged “step by step” and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he was “certain” his nation would win.

U.S President Joe Biden pledged that America would not tire of its support for Ukraine and China is reportedly considering providing military supplies to Russia.

Attorneys’ general sue over abortion pill

Alleging that the Food and Drug Administration is excessively regulating the abortion pill mifepristone, a group of state attorneys general have filed suit.

According to United Press International, the suit asks a Washington State court to declare that the pill is safe and effective and to prevent the FDA from taking the pill off the market or making it more difficult to obtain.

Sports: Wagner on his way out?


Linebacker Bobby Wagner, who had a standout year with the Los Angeles Rams, nevertheless appears to be on his way out.

The Associated Press is reporting that the team will release him in an apparent effort to get $5 million in salary cap savings.

Wagner started all 17 Rams’ games and had 140 tackles, six sacks and two interceptions for a team that finished 5-12.

Weather:  Rain, clouds, rain

West Orange County will continue to be more soggy than sunny for the next few days.  Saturday will see a lot of rain, with a daytime high of 51 and a nighttime low of 41. The weather will break a little on Sunday with partly cloudy skies and a high of 57 (47). The forecast for Monday is for showers and a high of 56 (45). Tuesday sees a return of partly cloudy conditions and a daytime high of 59 (43).

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