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Top eight stories for today including the European Union launched a legal action against the United Kingdom for unilaterally deciding to delay customs checks on supermarket goods being shipped into Northern Ireland; California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom broke his silence about the effort to recall him from office and mounted his own campaign to defend his record; The FBI announced the man who detonated a recreational vehicle in Nashville on Christmas morning acted alone and without an ideological motive, and more.

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Top eight stories for today including the European Union launched a legal action against the United Kingdom for unilaterally deciding to delay customs checks on supermarket goods being shipped into Northern Ireland; California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom broke his silence about the effort to recall him from office and mounted his own campaign to defend his record; The FBI announced the man who detonated a recreational vehicle in Nashville on Christmas morning acted alone and without an ideological motive, and more.

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National

1.) Two men appeared in federal court Monday on charges that they deployed bear spray at law enforcement during the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol.

Filings in the criminal case against Capitol rioters include this photo from the Jan. 6 insurrection where Metropolitan Police Officer Sicknick and others react, one by one, to something striking them in the face. The officers immediately retreat from the line, bring their hands to their faces and rush to find water to wash out their eyes, as described in further detail below and as captured in the following screen shots. (Justice Department via Courthouse News)

2.) There are no vaccines approved for kids under age 16 in the United States. Children make up a quarter of the population, so distributing the vaccine to the country’s young people is important for reaching herd immunity

This photo provided by Chorus Media Group, Skippack Pharmacy owner and pharmacist Dr. Mayank Amin administers vaccine to Aubrie Cusumano while son, Luca looks on Feb. 11, 2021, in Skippack, Pa. In communities across the country, local pharmacy owners are among the people administering COVID-19 vaccinations. Being a vaccine provider requires a big investment of time and paperwork, and for some, finding a location for a mass vaccination clinic. (Chorus Media Group via AP)

Regional

3.) California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom has broken his silence about the effort to recall him from office and mounted his own campaign to defend his record, playing up the fact that his critics are attacking the state much in the way former President Donald Trump did while in office.

FILE - In this photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom holds a face mask as he urges people to wear them to fight the spread of the coronavirus during a news conference in Rancho Cordova, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)

4.) The FBI announced Monday the man who detonated a recreational vehicle in Nashville on Christmas morning acted alone and without an ideological motive or vendetta that would make the explosion an act of terrorism.

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2020 file photo, police block off a part of the Broadway tourist district as a result of a bombing that took place on Christmas Day in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

5.) A massive civil settlement with the family of George Floyd has put the criminal trial against the man accused of murdering him at a crossroads, with attorneys for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin arguing Monday for a delay

In this image taken from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, and defendant former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, right, and Nelson's assistant Amy Voss, back, introduce themselves to potential jurors as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides, prior to continuing jury selection, Monday, March 15, 2021, in the trial of Chauvin, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd. (Court TV, Pool via AP)

International

6.) On Monday, the European Union launched a legal action against the United Kingdom for unilaterally deciding to delay customs checks on supermarket goods being shipped into Northern Ireland, an alleged violation of a 11th-hour treaty the two sides signed in December to establish their post-Brexit relationship.

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 file photo, lorries queue at Check-in at the port in Dover, Britain, before entering the EU. Britain announced Thursday, March 11, 2021 that it is delaying the imposition of checks on some goods from the European Union to give businesses more time to prepare for new post-Brexit rules. The U.K. government says it is postponing full border controls until Jan. 1, six months later than planned, because of disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)

7.) Despite Kenya’s last-minute withdrawal, Somalia gave opening statements in a long-standing dispute over its maritime boundary before the United Nations’ highest court Monday. 

8.) Witness testimony in the case against pro-Christian militia leaders Alfred Yékatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona kicked off before the International Criminal Court on Monday. 

Judges of the International Criminal Court hold a hearing in the case against Central African Republic war crimes suspects Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona in The Hague, Netherlands, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. (Photo by ICC-CPI)
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