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Tuesday headlines: The gap

Russia says it will "fundamentally cut back military activity in the direction of Kyiv and Chernihiv" prior to peace talks in Turkey. / The Guardian

G7 countries agree to ignore Moscow's demand to pay for Russian natural gas in rubles. / PBS

Headline of the week (darkly): "Holocaust survivors flee from Ukraine to Germany for safety." / The Associated Press

New reporting finds a seven-hour, 37-minute gap in the official White House phone logs from January 6, 2021. / CBS News 

Critics say the National Institutes of Health is fumbling its work on studying Long Covid despite $1.2 billion in funding. / STAT  

For red and blue states, a striking divide in Covid-19 death rates persists two years later. / ABC News

More than four million Americans quit or changed jobs in February. Employers reported 11.3 million job openings. / The Washington Post

The Democratic Republic of Congo becomes the biggest country in the EAC, East Africa's trading bloc. / Quartz Africa

The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter shares an image of the Sun with 10 times the resolution of a 4K television screen. / VICE

Unrelated: Photographs of rural Hungary's declining tavern culture. / It's Nice That

Kevin Roose's recent guide to crypto gets knocked (and annotated) for being "a thinly-veiled advertisement for cryptocurrency that appeared to have received little in the way of fact-checking or critical editorial scrutiny." / The edited Latercomer's Guide to Crypto

Verizon customers report receiving spam messages from their own phones. / The Verge

A young Chinese botanical illustrator discovers f a new plant species in an old painting. / Atlas Obscura

See also: Every Tuesday, illustrator Dan Kelly draws a dog. / Twitter

It's the final week of TMN's 2022 Tournament of Books, presented by Field Notes, and today is the Zombie Round's opening match. / The Tournament of Books