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Top eight stories for today including the Ukrainian capital is girding itself for an all-out attack as Russian troops and weaponry get closer; A federal magistrate refused to let the leader of the right-wing extremist group the Proud Boys out of jail; A Ninth Circuit panel heard arguments over a vaccine mandate imposed on California correctional staff, and more.

National

Americans want cameras at Supreme Court, but live audio there is on life support

With another Supreme Court confirmation hearing set to amplify the push by a majority of Americans who want to see the justices in action, anxieties are running high for the court to at least firm up its recent trend of broadcasting audio of oral arguments

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington on Sept. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio will stay jailed for Capitol riot trial

A federal magistrate refused Tuesday to let the leader of the right-wing extremist group the Proud Boys out of jail pending his trial over last year’s riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio wears a hat that says The War Boys and smokes a cigarette at a rally in Delta Park in Portland, Oregon, on Sept. 26, 2020. (Allison Dinner/AP)

Regional

Ninth Circuit questions union influence in weighing vaccine mandate for prison guards

A Ninth Circuit panel on Tuesday questioned whether California is beholden to its politically powerful prison guard’s union on issues of inmate civil rights as it weighs whether to uphold a vaccine mandate that a lower court judge imposed on correctional staff.

Protesters hold a sign that reads "No execution by Covid-19" outside the San Quentin State Prison in California. (Eric Risberg/AP Photo)

Minnesota native Brent Sass wins 50th running of Iditarod

Hundreds of fans from across the world gathered along with residents of Nome, Alaska, in the wee hours of Tuesday to watch Brent Sass and his 11-dog team cross under the burled arch marking the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Iditarod winner Brent Sass poses for photos with lead dogs Morello, left, and Slater in the finish chute of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska, Tuesday March 15, 2022. (Anne Raup/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

International

Kyiv prepares for Russian onslaught, suffers more shelling

Russian shelling of Kyiv got more intense on Tuesday, killing four civilians with strikes on residential buildings and a metro station, and a new curfew was imposed on a city preparing for a Russian offensive against the capital where Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is urging his compatriots to keep up the fight.

Ukrainian firefighters work at an apartment building after a bombing in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Top EU court rules financial reporters can disclose insider information 

The European Union’s highest court sided with a veteran journalist charged with insider trading on Tuesday, finding the media can disclose information to sources if necessary for research. 

A man walks past the Euro sculpture outside the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Court finds Poland violated fired judge’s right to fair trial

Europe’s top rights court has again sided with a Polish judge who says he was unfairly dismissed in the latest ruling against Warsaw over its rule of law crisis. 

Poland's Supreme Court, a top court that is part of the country’s rule of law conflict with the European Union, is seen in Warsaw in 2017. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Denmark issues final apology for 1950s social experiment on Inuit children from Greenland

At Katuaq, a culture center located in Nuuk, Greenland, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen delivered a final apology Tuesday for Denmark's role in an experiment in which 22 Greenland Inuit children aged 4 to 9 were taken away from their families to be raised in Denmark in 1951.

In this 1951 photo, Queen Ingrid of Denmark greets Inuit children taken from the homes in Greenland in an experiment to make them "little Danes." (BBC/Wikipedia via Courthouse News)

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