Commitment Issues: It looks like Israel and Hamas are closer to a ceasefire agreement. Unless you ask Israel or Hamas. Israel and Hamas distance themselves from Biden’s optimism on Gaza ceasefire deal. It makes political sense that Biden is in a hurry to get a deal done. The Middle East crisis has made its way to Michigan. On primary day, young Michigan voters are leading call to be ‘uncommitted’ to Biden.

+ Sinwar Zone: “The Israeli military is confident that Hamas leader Yehiya Sinwar, the alleged architect of the Oct. 7 attacks, is hiding inside a labyrinthine network of tunnels beneath southern Gaza. But he is surrounded by a human shield of hostages intended to deter an operation to capture or kill him, frustrating Israel’s efforts to dismantle the terrorist organization and bring the more than four-month-long war to a close.” WaPo (Gift Article): Hamas leader hiding in Gaza, but killing him risks hostages, officials say.

+ Smog Checkmate: Rest of World equipped gig riders across South Asia with pollution monitors. The readings were off the charts.

+ Navalny Deal: “Five sources told NBC News that a deal to free Navalny was in the works, although the swap was not thought to be imminent when Navalny’s death was announced on Feb. 16. Two of those sources, who were not authorized to speak publicly, said the mooted deal would have included reporter Evan Gershkovich and former Marine Paul Whelan.” A deal to free Navalny was in the works, and allies say his death was no coincidence.

+ Rotten to the Core: “It’s amazing in a bad sense what a catastrophic failure this was, … Largely, the food supply regulatory system is based on an honor system.” Lead-tainted applesauce pouches sailed through gaps in US food safety system.

+ King Hut: “‘Is this great or what?’ Young said, soundly weakly enthusiastic. ‘I mean, I haven’t thrown six touchdowns passes in a game in my life. Then I throw six in the Super Bowl!’ Just then, someone in the crowd yelled, ‘Joe Who?!’ ‘No!’ Young said firmly. ‘Don’t do that!'” Peter King has been a constant in NFL reporting over the decades as America’s official Monday Morning Quarterback. He’s putting down his keyboard and he shares some thoughts on the way out. (He’s not that old, he’ll be around I think.) It’s Time. Who’s Complaining? Not Me.