ROUNDUP: The Squad Backtracks on Ukraine

DEMOCRATS WITHDRAW LETTER ASKING BIDEN TO NEGOTIATE WITH PUTIN: Following backlash from members of their own party earlier this week, a group of 30 House Democrats on Tuesday retracted a public letter urging President Joe Biden to negotiate directly with Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the war in Ukraine. Read more.

13 CHARGED IN CHINESE ESPIONAGE CASE: On Monday, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced charges against 13 individuals accused of attempting to “unlawfully exert influence in the United States” on behalf of China. Read more.

GRINER SENTENCE UPHELD: WNBA star Brittney Griner faces nearly a decade in Russian prison after a Russian court upheld her nine-year sentence for marijuana possession. The move will likely intensify pressure on the Biden administration to secure her release. Read more.