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Top eight stories for today including police in Boulder, Colorado, released the names of 10 victims killed during a mass shooting at a grocery store; Environmentalists sued to halt a desert water pipeline project approved by the Trump administration; Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on European allies to join the Biden White House in challenging China and Russia by proving the strength of democracy, and more.

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Top eight stories for today including police in Boulder, Colorado, released the names of 10 victims killed during a mass shooting at a grocery store; Environmentalists sued to halt a desert water pipeline project approved by the Trump administration; Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on European allies to join the Biden White House in challenging China and Russia by proving the strength of democracy, and more.

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National

1.) Just before the Trump administration headed out the door, a federal agency this past December cleared the way for a private company to begin pumping groundwater from under the Mojave Trails National Monument in Southern California. Environmentalists sued Tuesday to halt the project.

2.) In the latest blow to confidence in the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, U.S. health officials said in a rare warning Tuesday that data released one day prior may have been “outdated,” giving an incomplete view of the vaccine’s efficacy

This Sunday, March 21, 2021, file photo shows a vial and syringes containing the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sikh temple, on the day the first Vaisakhi Vaccine Clinic is launched, in Luton, England. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, File)

3.) Can police install a secret video camera outside someone’s home and record everything that happens there for eight months? The First Circuit seemed dubious during oral argument Tuesday, but the judges also struggled to figure out where to draw the line as to when police need a warrant for their high-tech surveillance.  

In a photo taken Wednesday, April 29, 2020, a surveillance camera, top right, and license plate scanners, center, are seen at an intersection in West Baltimore. Starting this week, nearly everyone in Baltimore will be under constant aerial surveillance, whenever they step outside. Marvin L. Cheatham Sr., who led his local NAACP chapter in the 1990s, said he is ok with this _ even though police will have no search warrant, and the overwhelming majority of the roughly 600,000 people in Baltimore will have committed no crimes _ because the city is so besieged by violence. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Regional

4.) Police in Boulder, Colorado, released the names of 10 victims killed during a mass shooting at a grocery store Monday, ages ranging from 20 to 65 years old.

Police outside a King Soopers grocery store where a shooting took place Monday, March 22, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

5.) Starting next week, all Texans and Oklahomans 16 and older will be eligible to receive Covid-19 vaccinations, the states announced Tuesday.

Visitors wearing face masks leave the Alamo, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

6.) A full jury has been empaneled in the murder case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd, putting an end to a two-week selection process and inching the city closer to its highest-profile criminal trial in living memory. 

In this image taken from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, and defendant former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, right, listen as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides over jury selection in the trial of Chauvin, Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd. (Court TV via AP, Pool)

International

7.) In his first trip to Europe as America’s top diplomat, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday called on European allies to join the Biden White House in challenging China and Russia by proving the strength of democracy.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, walks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, right, after addressing a media conference prior to a meeting of NATO foreign ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)

8.) Airlines must compensate passengers who were stranded because of labor strikes, the European Union’s top court found on Tuesday. 

Travelers wait at Oslo Airport in Gardermoen, Norway, after a strike by pilots led Scandinavian Airlines to cancel almost all of its flights Friday. (Ole Berg-Rusten/NTB Scanpix via AP)

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