Russia’s Central Bank limited withdrawals of foreign currency, hoping to shore up the plunging ruble as Western economic penalties take a serious toll. In Ukraine, efforts to evacuate civilians from battered cities resumed, but many remain trapped in the areas of heaviest fighting. The Department of Defense rejected an offer from Poland, a fellow NATO member, to send fighter jets to a U.S. air base to then send to Ukraine for use against Russian forces. A Missouri lawmaker is seeking to stop residents from obtaining abortions out of state. After leaks at a Navy fuel storage facility culminated in a water contamination crisis impacting thousands of military families, The Department of Defense said that it will permanently shut down the World War II-era facility in Hawaii.
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