RUSSIA MOBILIZES: Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the mobilization of 300,000 reservists from the civilian population yesterday following the success of key Ukrainian military counteroffensives in recent weeks. Putin also warned the West he is “not bluffing” about using nuclear weapons in case of a further escalation of tensions. Read more.
POLITICAL DIVIDE TURNS DEADLY: Police say an 18-year-old North Dakota man, Cayler Ellingson, was killed in a deliberate hit-and-run incident following an argument about politics yesterday. The intoxicated driver, Shannon Brandt, 41, told authorities he believed Ellingson was a member of a Republican extremist group that was “coming to get him.” Read more.