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Russian drone barrage further decimates Ukraine’s energy infrastructure

This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission. A barrage of Russian drone attacks overnight further damaged Ukraine’s already decimated energy infrastructure. The Energy Ministry said on June 19 that a power facility in central Ukraine was hit in the attacks, with “some equipment damaged.” The report comes a day after officials said Ukrainians should expect rolling blackouts because of damage to power facilities. Ukraine has been importing record amounts of power recently to make up for the shortfall caused by Russia’s targeting of energy infrastructure.

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Robins Air Force Base officer sued over vaccine rule. What happens now with mandate dropped?

A lawsuit filed by an anonymous officer working at Robins Air Force Base, who requested to be exempted from the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, will go before a judge again after the federal government requested to have its own appeal denied. The lawsuit was filed in 2022 by an anonymous Air Force officer working in Warner Robins who contended that getting the COVID-19 vaccine violated her Christian beliefs, the lawsuit states. She sued Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall III and Air Force Surgeon General Robert Miller in this matter. She asked a federal judge in Middle Georgia to issue an injunction, stopping the Air Force from forcing her to take the vaccine. The judge agreed. The federal government appealed the injunction but asked the case to be held while other courts dealt with similar issues. Last year, the U.S. withdrew its vaccine requirement, and that’s part of why the government asked the court to deny its own appeal. The 11th District Court of Appeals accepted the government’s request, denied the appeal and vacated the injunction that a district judge had issued. Around the same time the lawsuit in Macon was originally filed, 17 Air Force officers in Ohio filed a similar class-action lawsuit claiming the mandate was unconstitutional and requesting the courts to stop the mandate. When the U.S. withdrew the requirement, the Air Force requested to dismiss the case. A federal judge in Ohio granted it. However, the courts in Ohio are now deciding on whether or not the Air Force officers should get $1.9 million in attorneys’ fees. The Air Force officer in Warner Robins allegedly was going to be forced to retire if she refused the vaccine, according to court documents. The Court of Appeals’ decision sent the case back to a federal district court in Middle Georgia. Judge Tilman Self III, who oversaw the case in 2022, has reopened the case. Why Robins Air Force officer wanted vaccine exemption The officer said they should be exempted from the

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