Breaking the Bubble

Jaxon White, News Co-Editor

Domestic: 

President Joe Biden’s administration has formally accused Russia of committing war crimes during their invasion of Ukraine. The siege of the port of Mariupol was used as one of the main instances of criminal belligerency by Russia, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times. The report said that Ukraine claims that Russian forces seized aid missions working their way into the city. The Red Cross also told the LA Times that one of their convoys was refused entry into the city, but could not confirm the exact allegations made by Ukraine. 

Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as the U.S. secretary of state, died on Wednesday. She was 84 years-old. On her Twitter page, her family announced that she died of cancer, “surrounded by friends and family.” She served in the role during President Bill Clinton’s administration, dealing with issues such as the breakup of Yugoslavia and the rise of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism in the Middle East, according to the Guardian. 

International: 

Russia announces that it will be removing an unspecified number of diplomats from the United States, matching the recent expulsion of 12 Moscow diplomats in New York representing Russia for the United Nations. At the end of February, the United States removed said delegates over concerns that they were “intelligence operatives,” according to Al-Jazeera. 

Netflix announced a plan to charge for password sharing. According to NPR, this move has angered many customers. The company issued in a statement that the sharing by its 222 million customers is beginning to hinder their chance to grow as a company. Sharing will not be banned, but customers will be charged varying prices based on a number of factors. The plan, according to NPR, will be tested in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru before being implemented anywhere else. 

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