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Texas Longhorns at Kansas Jayhawks: Game Predictions - Blue Wings Rising
Will the Jayhawks be able to pull out a big victory to seal another conference championship under Bill Self? Or will the Longhorns play spoiler and send the seniors home unhappy? Our crew gets together to tell you what we think you can expect to see tonight.

Kansas Jayhawks Player Ratings to the Theme of Back to Back - Blue Wings Rising
Kansas just played TCU in back to back games, an accomplishment that was once very rare but now, thanks to COVID postponements, is all the more likely. Today, we are doing a combo player ratings post based on performances in both games.

Kansas Jayhawks Spring Football Report: Days 3 - Blue Wings Rising
The excitement around the football team is building during the spring season as the Kansas Jayhawks continue their first full spring slate under Head Coach Lance Liepold. The Jayhawks had their third spring practice on Thursday, as they get closer to the Kansas Football Spring Preview held on April 9th inside David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

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Airbnbs in Ukraine: People are booking them but don't plan to check in | CNN Travel
Airbnb hosts in Ukraine are being flooded with bookings from people all over the world who have no plans to visit. It's part of a creative social media campaign to funnel money to besieged Ukrainians who need financial assistance as Russian forces bombard their country and cut off services.

Evacuations halted as Ukraine accuses Russia of continued shelling
"The Russian side is not holding to the cease-fire and has continued firing on Mariupol itself and on its surrounding area," said Kyrylo Tymoshenko, the deputy head of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's office. "Talks with the Russian Federation are ongoing regarding setting up a cease-fire and ensuring a safe humanitarian corridor."

Russia Targets Media Outlets With ‘Fake News’ Law, Blocks Facebook - WSJ
Russia passed a law that threatens prison time for anyone publishing what authorities consider to be false information about the country’s invasion of Ukraine, which the Kremlin refers to as a special military operation.

Italy seizes oligarchs' villas and yachts in initial sweep | Reuters
ROME, March 5 (Reuters) - Italian police have seized villas and yachts worth at least 140 million euros ($153 million) from four high-profile Russians who were placed on an EU sanctions list following Moscow's attack on Ukraine, sources said on Saturday. read more

Liam Gallagher responds to Dave Grohl saying he's "one of the last remaining rock stars"
Gallagher replied: “He’s correct, the rest of them are useless.”

Texas judge rules Biden administration can't exempt migrant children from Trump-era order | TheHill
During the early part of the pandemic, former President Trump launched Title 42, a controversial public health policy that would allow the U.S. to immediately expel migrants who came to the border. The Biden administration has continued to operate under that order, but carved out an exception from unaccompanied migrant children.

Felony warrant issued for Kalispell man | KECI
KALISPELL, Mont. — The Flathead County Sheriff's Office issued a felony warrant for Cameron Lee Newton, 22, who is wanted for theft of property exceeding $5,000 or common scheme.

Employers get creative to retain workers | Daily Inter Lake
The lack of housing in the area is one of the biggest barriers to finding and retaining workers, Wakefield said. She said employers are increasingly seeing potential employees turn down positions because they can’t find housing. Kalispell’s vacancy rate currently sits at 0%.

Kim Kardashian 'furious' with Kanye West over violent Pete Davidson music video - Mirror Online
Kim Kardashian is said to be furious with Kanye West over his Eazy music video, which appears to depict the rapper burying her current boyfriend Pete Davidson alive.