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Top eight stories for today including President Biden deepened American support for Ukraine; The EPA took over the response to the Ohio train derailment disaster; The Supreme Court appeared uninterested in creating a broad new precedent that would upend internet regulation, and more.


The case that would upend internet regulation already fizzling at high court

Without shutting the door to moves that would curb a liability free-for-all enjoyed by internet providers, the Supreme Court appeared uninterested Tuesday in creating a broad new precedent that would upend internet regulation. 

At the funeral for Nohemi Gonzalez, who was killed by Islamic State gunmen in Paris, her father, Reynaldo Gonzalez, cries at the Calvary Chapel in Downey, Calif., on Dec. 4, 2015. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)

Objection over thief’s lawyer meets end of the road, spurring Jackson dissent

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson balked Tuesday at the refusal from her colleagues on the high court to consider ineffective counsel claims from a man sentenced to just under 160 years in prison for a string of armed robberies.

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington on March 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)


Feds take control of Ohio train wreck cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that it will take over the response to the train derailment disaster near East Palestine, Ohio, that set hazardous chemicals on fire and sent plumes of black smoke into the air.

Portions of a Norfolk Southern freight train that derailed the previous night in East Palestine, Ohio, remain on fire at midday on Feb. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Mix of old and new keeps Mardi Gras rolling in New Orleans

New Orleans is celebrating with Mardi Gras with both centuries-old traditions and new ones.

A Krewe of Iris float rolls by as paradegoers catch beads in New Orleans on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023. (Sabrina Canfield/Courthouse News)


Biden vows steadfast support for Ukraine as war enters second year

On the eve of the first anniversary of Russia's invasion of its southern neighbor, U.S. President Joe Biden deepened American support for Ukraine with a surprise visit to Kyiv on Monday and new vows to defeat Russia.

Polish President Andrzej Duda, right, welcomes U.S. President Joe Biden at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Ukraine, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

US jury convicts former top police official in Mexico of aiding cartels

Mexico’s former secretary of public security was found guilty Tuesday of accepting millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for helping El Chapo's violent Sinaloa drug cartel as it pushed thousands of tons of cocaine into the United States. 

Genaro Garcia Luna gives a Sept. 3, 2009, interview in Mexico City during his career as Mexico's federal secretary of public safety. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)

Trial on Kosovo war crimes opens with claim of fabricated charges

The Kosovo Specialist Chambers heard opening remarks in the case of a former army commander accused of both participating in and overseeing the abuse of detainees at a former metal factory in Albania.

Pjeter Shala attends his trial at the Kosovo Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, on Feb. 21, 2023. (Piroschka van de Wouw/Pool photo via AP)


Could a four-day workweek work? Maybe, new study suggests

A new study by an advocacy group argues in favor of the truncated workweek, saying it boosts revenue and employee satisfaction.

(Gerd Altmann/Pixabay via Courthouse News)

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