Ann M. Simmons

Moscow bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal

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Moscow bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal

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WNBA player Britney Griner’s trial begins this week in Moscow. She was arrested in February, just days before the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

US says getting Brittney Griner home is 'absolute priority'

WNBA player Britney Griner’s trial begins this week in Moscow. She was arrested in February, just days before the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In Santa Barbara this afternoon, 13,500 people were ordered to evacuate because of the  Jesusita Fire , and 13,000 more were under alert.

Dozens of Homes Destroyed in Santa Barbara Fire

In Santa Barbara this afternoon, 13,500 people were ordered to evacuate because of the Jesusita Fire , and 13,000 more were under alert.

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The all-Black Re-Collective Orchestra will make history on June 19 when it performs at the Hollywood Bowl’s “ Juneteenth: A Global Celebration of Freedom ” event.

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Panelists debate the likelihood of passing gun legislation, how kids might be the ones to implement change on this front, and whether Biden could have prevented inflation.

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The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is holding the first in a series of what's expected to be 6 public hearings.