Morning Update: Suspects charged in massacre at a Russian rock concert, two admit guilt


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Good morning, Concert hall attack dents Putin’s image as he rallies support for Ukraine war Last week, President Vladimir Putin confidently shrugged off Western criticism of Russia’s election as neither free nor fair. This weekend, a very different Putin addressed a country shocked by a massacre at a rock concert on Moscow’s outskirts. Appearing on TV hours after the attack that killed 137 people and wounded more than 100, he sought to make it serve his political goals by alleging a link between the gunmen and Ukraine. He made no mention of the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility. His...