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Happening in the World: Tensions are rising along the Russia-Ukraine border as Russia sends troops and equipment to the front line of the civil conflict in the Donbass region. This conflict has, in fits and starts, killed approximately 14,000 people since it broke out in 2014 and has significantly harmed relations between Russia and NATO. This week, despite a long standing ceasefire, four Ukrainian troops were killed by artillery fire. Russia, meanwhile, blames Ukraine for escalating the situation, pointing to Ukraine’s 2014 shutdown of a canal which provides fresh water to Crimea, a territory nominally under Ukraine’s jurisdiction but currently controlled and administered by Russia. (CNBC)

Happening in the US: A man rammed his car through a security checkpoint outside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC yesterday and ran over two Capitol Police officers, killing one. After crashing his car into a barricade, the suspect then charged after officers on foot and brandished a knife before being shot and killed. Congress was not in session at the time, and President Biden had left Washington for Camp David, Maryland, that morning. This attack marks the second on-duty death for the Capitol Police this year, coming less than three months after Officer Brian Sicknick was killed during the January 6th attacks. (AP)

Happening in NYC: A Belgian couple and their one year old son who belong to the Hasidic Jewish community were slashed in lower Manhattan Wednesday evening by a 30 year old man who had recently been released from prison. All three were slashed on the head, and the mother and son sustained wounds to their faces. The suspect was arrested at the scene and has been charged with multiple counts of assault. The NYPD is considering the attack a possible hate crime and has deployed its Hate Crimes Task Force to the investigation. (ABC)

Happening in Our Community: Scholars from Columbia and the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences are collaborating for a discussion of the May 1968 French protests and the Prague Spring and their philosophical underpinnings this Tuesday, April 6, from 12 to 2 pm EST. Register here

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