The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 9th, 2022 night edition

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A Russian warship that attacked Snake Island last month was reportedly destroyed.

Ukrainian military sources told The Times on Tuesday that the Vasily Bykov patrol corvette had been destroyed.

Sources said the vessel had been involved in the attack on Snake Island, during which troops told a ship to "go fuck yourself.".

A Russian warship that attacked Ukraine's Snake Island last month has reportedly been destroyed, military sources told The Times on Tuesday.

Ukrainian officials haven't publicly confirmed whether the ship was sunk, or whether the purportedly destroyed Russian vessel is the Vasily Bykov.

In its report, The Times described a military-intelligence group as saying the Vasily Bykov was one of two ships that attacked Snake Island last month, in an incident in which Ukrainian soldiers told a Russian ship to "go fuck yourself.".

The Ukrainian navy on Monday posted a video it claimed showed an attack on a ship in the Black Sea. »

New Mexico's governor just signed a bill to make college tuition-free

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed on Friday Senate Bill 140, otherwise known as the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship Act.

First introduced in 2019, the plan will waive tuition for any students attending any in-state public school or tribal college, including community colleges.

"For over a quarter of a century, New Mexico has been a national leader in providing free college to its residents. »

FIFA 22 has now removed all Russian clubs and players from FUT packs

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EA Sports has confirmed it’s removed all items related to Russian clubs from FIFA 22 Ultimate Team packs and Ultimate Draft.

Now, an in-game message sent to FIFA 22 players has confirmed cuts will be made to the popular Ultimate Team mode.

Last week EA also posted on the official NHL 22 social media accounts, confirming it was removing Russian teams, as well as Belarusian teams. »

Man sentenced to 3 years in federal prison over Pokémon card

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A Georgia man has been sentenced to 36 months in prison — three years — after using COVID-19 relief money to purchase a rare Charizard Pokémon card.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the sentencing in a news release issued Monday.

Once Oudomsine got the money, however, the DOJ said he used $57,789 of it to buy a Charizard card. »

Top Russian, Ukrainian diplomats to meet Thursday in Turkey

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ISTANBUL, March 7 (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba have agreed to meet at a forum in southern Turkey on Thursday, the first potential talks between the top diplomats since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine.

Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey's foreign minister, made the announcement on Monday and said he would attend the meeting in the resort city of Antalya.

NATO member Turkey, which shares a maritime border with Russia and Ukraine in the Black Sea, had been offering to mediate between the sides. »