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A man walks past a currency exchange office in central Moscow on Feb. 28. The U.S. and its allies have imposed severe economic sanctions on Russia since its invasion of Ukraine. Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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3 things to know as Russia heads to a historic debt default

Events over the past week have brought Russia precariously close to its first default on foreign debt since the Bolshevik Revolution over a century ago.

A man walks past a currency exchange office in central Moscow on Feb. 28. The U.S. and its allies have imposed severe economic sanctions on Russia since its invasion of Ukraine. Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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3 things to know as Russia heads to a historic debt default

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Workshop participants learn to create pysanky, or Ukrainian-style decorated eggs, at a workshop in Troy, N.Y. on Mar. 21. Psyanky for Peace hide caption

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These intricately decorated eggs are raising money and good wishes for Ukraine

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Alla Ilyinichna Sinelnikova (left), 90, and Sonya Leibovna Tartakovskaya, 83, were recently evacuated from Ukraine to Germany. Both are survivors of the Holocaust, and this is the second time they are fleeing war. "I never thought I would live to see such horror for the second time in my life," says Sinelnikova. "I thought it was in my past, all over and done with. And now we're reliving it." Esme Nicholson/NPR hide caption

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Ukrainian Holocaust survivors flee war again — this time to Germany

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The 405 Freeway is packed with rush-hour traffic last month in Los Angeles. Americans' greatest contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions comes from transportation, mostly from cars and trucks, according to the federal government. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How much energy powers a good life? Less than you're using, says a new report

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Comedian Gilbert Gottfried in 2018. He died Tuesday at 67. Evan Agostini/Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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Comedian Gilbert Gottfried has died

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