World: In the Ukraine fighting intensified between separatists and government troops. There were also air attacks on cities in Eastern Ukraine. Some civilian targets were hit and casualties on both sides are being reported. Things seem to be slowly simmering in the region. There were no new developments in Venezuela or the rest of Latin America. As the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square approaches, tensions are still high across the East China Sea, but there were no new major developments across Asia. As Syria begins to vote, Assad is expected to win. Israel is upset with the U.S. over support for the new Palestinian government. The rest of the region was as calm as can be expected with no new major developments.
U.S.: Stocks were down a bit today. Gold, oil, and the dollar were up. There were quite a number of elections across the U.S. today. Since most of them were primaries, there were no major developments as a result. besides the usual crimes, tragedies, and trivialities, there were no other major new developments across the U.S. today.
It was another day in the calm before the storm.
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