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The Ukrainian serviceman leaves the command post to begin a shift at the front line near Papasna, in the Luhansk region, in eastern Ukraine, on Sunday, February 20, 2022.


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The meeting between Biden and Putin was discussed amid fears of war in Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) – The presidents of the United States and Russia have previously agreed to meet in a recent diplomatic attempt to prevent Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, as heavy shelling of the conflict in eastern Ukraine continues on Monday, which they fear will lead to Russia’s offensive.

French President Emmanuel Macron sought to mediate a possible meeting between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in a series of phone calls that dragged on into the night.

Macron’s office said the two leaders “accepted the principle of such a summit”, followed by a broader summit with other “relevant stakeholders to discuss security and strategic stability in Europe”. He added that the meetings “can be held only if Russia does not invade Ukraine.”

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Outbreak of the virus in Pennsylvania

Customers wearing face masks to protect themselves from the spread of coronavirus, shop at the Reading Terminal market in Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 16, 2022.


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Cases of virus infection in the US, hospitalizations continue to decline steadily

The average daily cases of COVID-19 and hospitalization continue to fall in the U.S., suggesting that the resilience of the omicron variant is declining across the country.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the total number of confirmed cases reported on Saturday barely exceeded 100,000, down sharply from about 800,850 five weeks ago, on January 16th.

In New York, the number of cases has dropped by more than 50% in the last two weeks.



NASCAR Daytona 500 car racing

Austin Cindrick, wearing a helmet, celebrates with his crew the victory in the NASCAR Daytona 500 race on Sunday, February 20, 2022, at the Dayton International Highway in Daytona Beach, Florida.


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Cindric wins the Daytona 500 to mark Penske’s 85th birthday

Daytona Beach, Florida (AP) – Roger Penske had one rule on the Daytona 500 for his drivers: don’t break each other up.

His orders were carried out on Sunday night when Austin Cindrick worked with teammate Ryan Blaney on the final laps to win the Daytona 500 in honor of Pensk’s 85th birthday.

It was the first Cup win of his career for 23-year-old Cindric, who received a raise from the Xfinity series to replace Kesielowski and run for the NASCAR rookie of the year award.

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MOSCOW (AP) – The presidents of the United States and Russia have previously agreed to meet in a recent diplomatic attempt to prevent Moscow’s invasion …

TARANTA (AP) – The streets around the Canadian Parliament are quiet now. Protesters in Ottawa, who vowed never to surrender, have largely disappeared, driven out by police in special forces. The relentless roar of the truckers fell silent.

The average daily cases of COVID-19 and hospitalization continue to fall in the U.S., suggesting that the resilience of the omicron variant is declining across the country.

BRANSWICK, GA (AP) – Before Ahmaud Arbery chased three white people in pickup trucks and fatally shot him on a residential street, the three expressed hostility to blacks in racist text messages and social media posts.

ST. Paul, Minion (AP) – The trial of three former Minneapolis police officers accused of violating George Floyd’s civil rights could be the last week on Monday, with a third officer not yet speaking.

LONDON (AP) – Queen Elizabeth II gave a positive result at COVID-19 on Sunday and is experiencing mild cold symptoms, Buckingham Palace said, adding that she still plans to continue working. The diagnosis has raised concerns and wishes of recovery from across the UK political spectrum for the famous stoic 95-year-old man.

NEWPORT BEACH, California (AP) – On Sunday, authorities are investigating the crash of a police helicopter along the southern coast of California, killing one officer and sending another to hospital with serious injuries.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (AP) – Austin Cindrick went on his new NASCAR trip to win the Daytona 500 to mark the 85th anniversary of team owner Roger Penske.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Stephen Curry got another 3-point record. LeBron James has won another All-Star Game.

CLEVELAND (AP) – One by one the names of the greatest NBA players were named, combining the past and present of basketball.

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Closing Ceremony of the Beijing APTOPIX Olympics

Fireworks exploded during the closing ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics on Sunday, February 20, 2022, in Beijing.


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TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1965, 39-year-old Minister and civil rights activist Malcolm X was shot dead in Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom in New York City.

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