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Saturday March 19th, 2022 morning edition

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The Russian team arrived aboard the International Space Station after launching from Kazakhstan and were wearing space suits of yellow and blue- the colours of Ukraine.

Three Russian cosmonauts wear colours of Ukrainian flag as they arrive on space station.

Three Russian cosmonauts have arrived at the International Space Station wearing the colours of the Ukrainian flag.

Their arrival comes amid strong tensions between the US and Russia over the invasion of Ukraine.

In a twist, the new arrivals were all wearing the distinctive yellow and blue colours associated with the country Vladimir Putin's forces invaded last month.

The mission continues a 20-year-shared Russian and American presence in orbit, despite the war raging below.

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Federal judge rules Kim Davis violated couples’ constitutional rights; will go to trial over damages

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ASHLAND, Ky. (WKYT) - A federal judge has ruled that former Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis violated the constitutional rights of two same-sex couples when she denied them marriage licenses during the summer of 2015.

Bunning denied Davis’s request for summary judgment on the question of damages, meaning that decision will still go to trial and ultimately be left up to a jury.

The plaintiffs are asking for compensatory and punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and attorneys’ fees. »

The False Promise of Arming Insurgents

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The history of these efforts should be studied carefully as policymakers face the prospect of beginning another one in Ukraine.

That record should counsel caution for the United States and its allies.

The U.S.-backed Ukrainian partisans were simply no match for Soviet intelligence, which easily infiltrated and then brutally suppressed the movement. »

Tabasco bottles make a glorious return to the MRE

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In 2011, the U.S. military did away with the infamous tiny Tabasco bottles, which served as much as a novelty as a flavor force multiplier, in favor of ketchup-style packets.

The Army’s Combat Feeding Division brought back the beloved Tabasco bottle.

In 1990, the military made the decision to add the fan favorite 1/8-ounce Tabasco bottles to MREs until they were retired in favor of the packets in 2011. »