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The State Department calls it a brazen violation of international law, The Pentagon says a Russian warplane engaged in what it calls an unsafe and unprofessional intercept, striking the propeller of a U.S. drone above the Black Sea, the interaction caused American forces to bring that unmanned aircraft down in international waters. WTO's national security correspondent JJ green says Russia is denying that this happened. The fact that Russia is denying it may be an impetus for the U.S. to try to prove or show that this happened. But this is a really interesting situation because Russia is now saying this is a warning to the U.S. not to use that airspace not to engage over there, but the U.S. has said they will continue to do what they normally do throughout the routine course of their mission. Meantime, members of Congress are sharply criticizing Russia and trying to shore up more support for Ukraine. Details from WTO's Mitchell Miller today on the hill. Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer is among the lawmakers who have strongly denounced the Russian aggression. It is another reckless act by president Putin and his military. Utah Republican senator Mitt Romney says the U.S. can't allow Russia to define the rules of the Black Sea. He's also among the GOP lawmakers who are reiterating their support for continuing assistance to Ukraine as it battles against Russia. In a break from the view of many in the Senate, but one aligned with some House Republicans, Florida governor and likely GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis said this week, he doesn't believe defending Ukraine is a vital interest of the United States. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller WTO It's 8 34. U.S. Marshals are continuing to search today for one time chief of staff to former Maryland governor Larry Hogan, Roy McGrath, McGrath failed to appear in court on Monday for the first day of his trial on wire fraud and embezzlement charges, a law enforcement source tells CBS News, members of McGrath's family were at his home in Florida when FBI agents visited the home yesterday. The source also said the McGrath's high profile and widely circulating photos of him will make it hard for him to remain at large. The Howard University men's basketball team takes on Kansas tomorrow in Des Moines Iowa in the NCAA tournament. It's the bison's first appearance

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