It’s always two steps forward and one step back… that’s how the song goes right?

Happening Around The World: Russian officials have publicly announced that the first phase of their “military campaign” in Ukraine has officially concluded. While peace talks between the two countries continue to take place, the Russian negotiation team reports that little progress has been made in regards to the main political issues at stake. (BBC)

Happening in the US: Clarence Thomas, who currently holds the title for longest serving Supreme Court justice, has been discharged from a D.C hospital after being admitted with flu-like symptoms last week. With no plans to cut his thirty-year tenure streak, Thomas is expected to make a full recovery and will resume legal duties after receiving medical clearance. (NBC)

Happening in NYC: The Civilian Complaint Review Board has confirmed 187 allegations of misconduct against 104 NYPD officers after concluding investigations that brought to light various instances of authoritative abuse during the Black Lives Matter demonstrations of 2020. Among these cases, more than sixty reported incidences face the highest level of discipline recommended by the CCRB for serious cases of misconduct. While the demonstrations are approaching their two year anniversary this summer, less than a quarter of disorderly officers have been properly disciplined for their actions against protestors. (Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: You look like you need a study break. Join the Columbia University Music Performance Program for their Midday Music Concert as they perform various pieces from the minds of Schubert and Brahms. Interested in attending? RSVP here!

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