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Monday Headlines: Begin at the end.

NATO is sending more ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe in response to Russia's military build-up in and around Ukraine. / Axios

After ordering embassy family members to leave Kyiv, the US recommends all Americans in Ukraine depart immediately. The UK is also withdrawing staff from its Ukraine embassy. / CNBC, the Independent

The UK Foreign Office says Russia has plans to overthrow Ukraine's government and install a pro-Kremlin puppet as its leader. / BuzzFeed News

New Covid cases are falling in the US, suggesting Omicron has peaked. Deaths, however, are on the rise, with more than 2,100 reported on most days. / The New York Times

See also: Omicron has been a turning point in the pandemic, but what comes next? / BuzzFeed News

"It's quite a country when Mark Cuban, not Congress, will give Americans cheaper prescription drugs." / Deadspin

At least for now, Senate Democrats and Republicans agree that an obscure 1887 election law that Trump tried to exploit in 2020 needs to be reformed. / Grid

Emails reveal the lengths Trump allies went to in their attempts to recertify Arizona. / Rolling Stone

Legendary fashion designer Thierry Mugler has died at 73. Here is a retrospective of some of his most iconic looks. / Vogue

Another TV character, this time on Billions, had a heart attack while riding a Peloton. The company says it didn't agree to the appearance. / TVLine

See also: Tracking Peloton's dizzying downward spiral since the start of the pandemic. / Vox

Criminals are mourning the end of the dark web's leading stolen credit card emporium. / Input

A bug on the NFT marketplace OpenSea allowed an attacker to scoop up several NFTs at deep discounts and flip them for massive profits. / CoinDesk

The DAO that purchased a book of Dune concept art says it's proceeding with its plan to develop an animated series based on the work, even though it doesn't own the copyright. / The Guardian

Art-analyzing AI can identify an artist's brushstrokes with 91% accuracy. / Hyperallergic

"Getting into cosplay felt like a resurrection of myself because all forms of creativity were stripped from me until now." / gal-dem

The full Wordle decision tree for the starting word "begin." / r/dataisbeautiful