U.S. Secretary of state met with Russian Foreign Minister as tensions continue to rise | ABC News

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U.S. Secretary of state Antony Blinken met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as tensions continue to rise.

Plus, there’s growing evidence that COVID-19 cases in the U.S. are receding in areas first struck by the omicron variant.

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