Author: Lexi Lonas

Inside Russia’s war camps: Ukrainian POWs detail torture, abuse

An activist-turned-soldier whose fingers were mangled by metal tools. Women photographed naked and forced to hold their hands above their heads or be beaten. Hospitalized prisoners-of-war mocked, threatened and left to die. The Hill spoke to a half dozen former prisoners of war and their families this month about what life was like for those…

Four charged in connection to deaths of 53 migrants in San Antonio

Four individuals have been charged in connection to the deaths of 53 migrants who were found inside a tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas, on Monday.  The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Wednesday a fourth arrest in the case, that of 45-year-old Homero Zamorano Jr. Zamorano is facing one count of alien smuggling resulting in…

Trump to rally in Alaska to boost Palin and Murkowski challenger

Former President Trump will travel to Alaska this weekend to stump for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s congressional bid and a GOP challenger to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The rally is set for Saturday afternoon. Trump will rally for Palin, Governor Mike Dunleavy and Kelly Tshibaka, who is looking to oust Murkowski. Earlier this month,…

Ukraine secures largest prisoner swap since start of invasion

Ukraine announced it has secured the release of 144 Ukrainian soldiers Wednesday in the biggest prisoner swap since the start of the invasion in Feb. Out of the 144 soldiers released, 95 were individuals who defended the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, according to Ukraine’s military intelligence agency. The steel plant was under siege since…

UK sanctions second richest man in Russia

The United Kingdom announced more sanctions on Russian oligarchs Wednesday, targeting one of the country’s richest men.  Vladimir Potanin, the second richest man in Russia, was sanctioned as he is a known supporter of the Russian government and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Anna Tsivileva, the president of Russian coal mining company JSC Kolmar Group, was…

March for Life says it will ‘continue to march until abortion is unthinkable’ after SCOTUS ruling

March for Life, an anti-abortion organization, celebrated the Supreme Court ruling on Friday that overturned Roe v. Wade, saying it will continue to march and advocate for anti-abortion policies. “For nearly fifty years, the Supreme Court has imposed an unpopular and extreme abortion policy on our nation, but as the annual March for Life gives…

Former Defense secretary says China ‘could bring Taiwan to its knees’ without invading

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates discussed China’s chokehold on Taiwan amid rising tensions between the two on the most recent episode of the “One Decision” podcast. Gates talked to former MI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove and international journalist Julia Macfarlane about major international concerns for the U.S., saying he does not believe China will invade…

Texas state senator sues state for records on Uvalde shooting

Texas State Sen. Roland Gutierrez (D) is suing the state’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) for denying him records relating to last month’s Uvalde elementary school shooting. The senator announced Wednesday he is suing the department after filing an open records request asking for information authorities have obtained about the deadly Robb Elementary School shooting,…

Jan. 6 committee investigator leaving at end of week

A top investigator for the select House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol is leaving his post at the end of the week amid the slew of public hearings the panel is conducting. John Wood confirmed his departure to CNN on Wednesday, with a source telling the network Wood is…