The Daily Populous

Monday February 14th, 2022 morning edition

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The White House said both agreed to keep pushing both deterrence and diplomacy to try to stave off a feared Russian military offensive.

Moscow's forces are massing on Ukraine's north, east and south in what the Kremlin insists are military exercises.

A U.S. official updated the Biden administration's estimate for how many Russian forces are now staged near Ukraine's borders to more than 130,000, up from the more than 100,000 the U.S. has cited publicly in previous weeks.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the administration's conclusions.

"If you, or anyone else, has additional information regarding a 100% Russian invasion starting on the 16th, please forward that information to us.".

In the nearby city of Kalanchak, some expressed disbelief that Putin would really send his troops rolling into the country.

The U.S. Army also is shifting 1,000 soldiers from Germany to Romania, which like Poland shares a border with Ukraine. »

Team USA's Erin Jackson becomes first Black woman to win Olympic speedskating gold after teammate gave up her spot

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Erin Jackson has become the first Black woman to win a speedskating medal at the Winter Olympics.

But teammate Brittany Bowe, who finished first at the trials, gave up her spot on the team to ensure Jackson would get to skate in Beijing.

She lived up to the billing in Beijing, becoming the first American woman to win an individual Olympic medal since 2002. »

States Are Trying to Exempt Cops From Paying Taxes

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Now, several red states are considering exempting officers from paying their fair share back into the same system.

This year wouldn’t be the first time using taxes to incentivize cops has gained steam.

In Georgia, five Republican state senators introduced a law that would exempt all officers from having to pay state taxes as long as they continue to pay federal taxes. »

A Goldeneye 007 remaster ‘could be revealed in the next few weeks’, it’s claimed

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A HD remaster of N64 classic GoldenEye 007 could be revealed as soon as during the next few weeks, it’s been claimed.

At the time, VGC reviewed the leaked GoldenEye Xbox build and called it “the greatest remaster you’ll likely never play”.

“It’s kind of bittersweet,” co-director Chris Tilston said of seeing the GoldenEye remaster leak into the public domain. »