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An associate of Jared Fogle who provided evidence that led to a criminal case against the disgraced former Subway pitchman has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for sexually molesting young girls and installing cameras to secretly take photos and videos of the victims. A federal judge on Monday sentenced 50-year-old Russell Taylor, who pleaded guilty last year to 30 child pornography and sexual exploitation crimes for his acts against nine children. The Indianapolis Star reports that two of the girls were sexually molested by Taylor and his wife, Angela Baldwin, who was convicted in 2020 of four child exploitation and child pornography counts. She's set to be sentenced later Monday.

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Russian forces pounded targets across Ukraine, taking aim at supply lines for foreign weapons in the west and intensifying an offensive in the east. Meanwhile, the European Union moved Wednesday to further punish Moscow for the war with a proposed ban on oil imports. The Russian military said Wednesday it used missiles to destroy electric power facilities at five railway stations across Ukraine, while artillery and aircraft also struck troop strongholds and fuel and ammunition depots. The defense minister repeated that Russian forces have blocked off a steel mill in Mariupol from which scores of civilians were evacuated over the weekend. Another official denied they were storming the plant, as its defenders said a day earlier.

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Smoke rises after a Russian missile strike in Lviv, Ukraine, late Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Russian missile strikes targeted the city in western Ukraine on Tuesday, hitting electrical substations and disrupting power. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

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Smoke rises after a Russian missile strike in Lviv, Ukraine, late Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Russian missile strikes targeted the city in western Ukraine on Tuesday, hitting electrical substations and disrupting power. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

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President Joe Biden is asking Congress for an additional $33 billion to help Ukraine fend off the Russian invasion. The money is expected to last for five months, and would be a big boost in U.S. efforts to bolster Kyiv in an intensifying war that’s showing no signs of ending anytime soon. Biden says the “cost of this fight is not cheap, but caving to aggression is going to be more costly.” The proposal has more than $20 billion in military assistance for Ukraine and for bolstering defenses in nearby countries. Biden is also seeking new powers to seize and repurpose the assets of Russian oligarchs.