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Uncle Sam needs to spend our tax dollars on the essentials. Anti-tobacco programmes, pro-tobacco programmes, killing wild donkeys, and Isreal

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Kansas Jayhawk Player Ratings to the Theme of Pasta - Blue Wings Rising
But, like many of you, I have preferences when it comes to the type of pasta that I enjoy. Shapes and texture matter. What type of sauce you put on a pasta should match with the type of pasta that you use. Everything should be complimentary, much like all the players on a basketball team (you see what I did there?) so today we will rate the players according to different pastas. (Ed note - Angel hair is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than spaghetti)

March Madness: A look back at Providence College basketball Sweet 16s
For the first time in 25 years, the Providence College men’s basketball team will play in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16.

Eraser Dust

Zelensky: Putin's Nazi lie may show he's 'in an information bubble’
Much of Russia's justification for war is based on this claim. Putin has portrayed the Ukrainian government as "a gang of drug addicts and neo-Nazis," as "little Nazis" and "openly neo-Nazi." The Kremlin is vowing to "de-Nazify" Ukraine by force. The Kremlin’s messaging has been remarkably consistent on this point.

What are hypersonic missiles? Russia's newest weapon in Ukraine war.
However, on March 9, Ukraine’s National Guard shared a picture of an unexploded hypersonic missile in the city of Kramatorsk in the breakaway region of Donetsk. Reports did not verify whether it was a “dagger” missile.

Jackson delivers opening remarks at Supreme Court nomination hearing: ‘You will see how much I love our country’
"My parents taught me that unlike the many barriers that they had to face growing up, my path was clearer, so that if I worked hard and believed in myself, in America I could do anything or be anything I wanted to be,” said Jackson, who if confirmed would become the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court.

Bucking Republican Trend, Indiana Governor Vetoes Transgender Sports Bill - The New York Times
Gov. Eric Holcomb nixed legislation that would have blocked transgender girls from playing school sports. Eleven states have enacted similar bills.

President Biden warns of "evolving" Russian cyber threat to U.S.: "It's coming" - CBS News
While there's no evidence of any specific cyber attack threat, Anne Neuberger, Mr. Biden's deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology, told reporters Monday afternoon that U.S. officials have observed "preparatory work" linked to nation-state actors. Such activity could indicate increased levels of scanning websites and hunting for vulnerabilities among U.S. companies.

Bigfork duo's new business features traditional crafts | Daily Inter Lake
“I lost myself and I didn’t really know what to do. So years later, I went back to it. My sister Emily owns sheep, so she always poked and prodded me to get back into fiber arts and herbal remedies, like homestead crafts. When I met Kyle, he was kind of an old fashioned kind of person— into writing, into preserving this Montana way of life, and about a year later we started the business,” Dawn said.

Kalispell police release crime stats through first 2 months of 2022 | KECI
Here’s what we found for the first two months of 2022:

11 sexual assaults reported, one suspect arrested.

4 burglaries reported, no arrests.

112 thefts reported with 56 arrests.

Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Aftermath Was Even More Brutal Than We Realized
Once airborne, this vast cloud of sulfur-bearing gases blocked the Sun and cooled Earth for decades to centuries, then fell down as lethal acid rain on Earth, changing the chemistry of the oceans for tens of thousands of years, which is longer than previously thought, the study found.