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Putin: Revolt helped Ukraine

VLADIMIR PUTIN is president of the Russian Federation (Wikipedia/

Russian President Vladimir Putin was in the public eye on Monday, denouncing the mercenary Wagner Group’s brief revolt as treason which benefitted Ukraine and its allies.

According to the Associated Press, Putin made a five-minute televised address in which he declared that the Russian public was solidly backing his administration.

President Joe Biden stated on Monday that the U.S. and NATO had no role in the uprising.

“We were not involved,” said Biden, according to The New York  Times. “We had nothing to do with it. This was part of a struggle  within the Russian system.”

High-speed internet gets $40 billion boost

Forty billion dollars of federal funds will be distributed to states as part of a program to bring high speed internet service to more locations in the U.S.

According to United Press International, President Joe Biden on Monday announced the program. “It’s the biggest investment  in high speed internet ever, because for today’s economy to work for everyone, internet access is just as important as electricity was or water or other basic services.”

Weather: Warmer, but still with clouds

The forecast for our West Orange County area is for slightly warmer temperatures on Tuesday, but still with party cloudy skies. The daytime high should be 77 with an overnight low of 61. Wednesday will cool to 74 (60) but then warm up to 78 on Thursday and 80 on Friday.

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