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Friday April 1st, 2022 evening edition

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A view shows a fuel depot on fire in the city of Belgorod, Russia April 1, 2022.

April 1 (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Friday that a Ukrainian strike against a fuel depot in the Russian city of Belgorod did not create comfortable conditions to continue peace talks with Kyiv.

Russia accused Ukraine on Friday of attacking the depot but Ukrainian authorities did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Speaking to reporters on a conference call, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said authorities were doing everything to reorganise the fuel supply chain and avoid disruption of energy supplies in Belgorod.

A Russian official said earlier on Friday that two Ukrainian military helicopters struck a fuel depot in Belgorod, making the first accusation of a Ukrainian air strike on Russian soil since Moscow sent troops into Ukraine in late February.

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New Mexico launches cannabis sales within Texans’ reach

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Grocery story worker Antonio Rodriguez, 38, buys various cannabis products for the first time at the Everest dispensary in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Friday, April 1, 2022.

New Mexico is among 18 states that have legalized pot for recreational use, with implications for cannabis tourism and conservative Texas, where legalization efforts have made little headway.

LeRoy Roybal, manager of Minerva Canna’s downtown cannabis store, said he hopes the stigma of cannabis use quickly fades. »

House passes bill to cap cost of insulin at $35 a month

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The bill would keep consumers' out-of-pocket costs at no more than $35 per month.

The House passed a bill capping the cost of insulin at $35 a month in a move that could impact diabetics around the country.

McBath, Rep. Daniel Kildee (D-MI) and Rep. Joseph Morelle (D-NY), co-sponsored the Affordable Insulin Now Act in the House. »

Ivermectin worthless against COVID in largest clinical trial to date

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The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial was primarily designed to test if ivermectin could reduce the need for hospitalization among 1,358 COVID-19 patients at high risk of severe disease.

Ivermectin did not, according to the international team of researchers behind the trial, dubbed TOGETHER.

Covid-19 Coverage Ivermectin worthless against COVID in largest clinical trial to date. »

Sony First Party Studio is Working on a Narrative Driven Horror Game in UE5

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Notably for Sony, the studio was involved in The Playroom and The Playroom VR.

However, it seems like that is not the only working title at Firesprite as the job listings on the official website mention a Narrative Driven Horror game which is being developed in Unreal Engine 5.

We are looking for a Narrative Director to join our development team for a AAA narrative driven horror-adventure game in Unreal 5. »