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Most in US say don't ban race in college admissions but its role should be small: AP-NORC poll

As the Supreme Court decides the fate of affirmative action, most people in the U.S. say the court should allow consideration of race as part of the admissions process. Yet few believe students’ race should play a significant role in those decisions. A

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Berlin police investigate Roger Waters for possible incitement over concert outfit

Police in Berlin say they have opened an investigation of Roger Waters on suspicion of incitement over a costume the Pink Floyd co-founder wore when he performed in the German capital last week. Images on social media showed Waters firing an imitation mac

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Dodgers apologize and invite Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to Pride Night

The Dodgers responded to criticism for their decision to exclude the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence from their June 16 Pride Night by reversing course.

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Making the treacherous journey north through the Darién Gap

A 66-mile-long swath of jungle connecting South and North America is where thousands of migrants make the arduous, potentially fatal crossing on their treks north.

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America and immigration: How did we get where we are today?

This week, what was effectively the immigration law of the land throughout the pandemic expired, creating greater uncertainty along the U.S. border with Mexico. "Sunday Morning" looks at America's historic acceptance of immigrants and refugees.

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WHO downgrades COVID pandemic, says it's no longer emergency

The World Health Organization says that COVID-19 no longer qualifies as a global emergency. The announcement on Friday marks a symbolic end to the devastating coronavirus pandemic that triggered once-unthinkable lockdowns, upended economies and killed mil

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    GOP senators question drag queens in Navy outreach effort

    Fourteen Republican senators are asking the U.S. Navy to respond to questions concerning reports that it used a TikTok drag queen to help reach potential recruits on social media. “While we underst…

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    Driver in fatal Uber autonomous crash set for June trial

    An Uber driver involved in the first death connected to a fully autonomous vehicle faces a June trial. The trial date was set Tuesday. Rafaela Vasquez was previously scheduled to be tried next month in the 2018 crash that killed Elaine Herzberg in Tempe,

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    EVs still cost much more than gas cars to insure—even hybrids

    Tesla is second only to Maserati in annual premium cost—a whopping $3,419 on average, annually, which is more than double the average amount for a number of mainstream brands.

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    War of words: The fight over banning books

    Between 2020 and 2022, book titles banned in libraries and schools (including books on race, slavery, sex and gender identity) rose more than 1,100%. "Sunday Morning" talks with advocates for removing books from shelves, and those fighting to pr

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    Fox settles Dominion lawsuit for $787.5 million over US election lies

    The settlement averted a high-profile trial putting one of the world's top media companies in the crosshairs over its coverage of false vote-rigging claims in the 2020 U.S. election.

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    Budweiser Factory​ In Van Nuys Targeted With Bomb Threat

    One Source tells Patch that Anheuser-Busch factories across the nation came under threat Thursday.

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    Air National Guardsman arrested as suspected leaker of Pentagon documents

    The FBI has arrested a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, Jack Teixeira, as a suspect in the leak of classified intelligence documents.

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    Justin Jones sworn back into Tennessee House days after GOP expulsion

    Tennessee state Rep. Justin Jones (D-Nashville) has retaken his oath of office and been reinstated to the state House days after being expelled for joining a state capitol protest against gun viole…

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    Chicago’s Mayoral Race Pits the Teachers Union Against the Police Union

    In a city known for its unions, two loom over the Paul Vallas-Brandon Johnson race, and no labor leader is as significant as the incendiary president of the Fraternal Order of Police.

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    Afroman put home footage of a police raid in music videos. Now the cops are suing him

    Afroman speaks out about being sued by officers who raided his home: NPR

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    How Iraq war still impacts lives of American Marines and families 20 years later

    The U.S. invasion of Iraq began on March 20, 2003. As American troops raced toward the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, special correspondent Mike Cerre was embedde...

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    Anthony Fauci documentary on PBS covers a career of crises

    NEW YORK (AP) — There's a moment in the new PBS documentary about Dr. Anthony Fauci when a protester holds up a handmade sign reading, “Dr.

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    How Israeli Apartheid Destroyed My Hometown

    Segregated streets. Settler violence. Military harassment. This happens all over the occupied West Bank, but perhaps nowhere are these scenes more concentrat...

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    Traute Lafrenz Page, member of White Rose anti-Nazi resistance dies at 103.

    She helped print and distribute leaflets warning of the Nazis' genocidal plans.

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    How today's divisions in America are different from what we’ve seen before

    After deciding to step away from the anchor desk, Judy Woodruff wanted to use this time to hone in on a topic she feels is the most urgent one facing our cou...

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    SOLA: Daring to educate Afghanistan's girls

    Since Afghanistan's fall to the Taliban, girls have been prohibited from attending school beyond sixth grade. SOLA, the School of Leadership Afghanistan, is still teaching its students, though, after a daring evacuation to safety.

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    Brittney Griner urges the return of U.S. detainees abroad at NAACP Image Awards

    In one of her first public appearances since her release from a Russian prison, Griner took the stage to thank everyone for their support and to remind the audience of those still detained abroad.

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    Italy has kept its fascist monuments and buildings. The reasons are complex

    Unlike Germany, which after World War II underwent a rigorous de-Nazification effort, pride, rather than shame, is the emotion many Italians feel for the symbols of the country's fascist past.

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    In East Palestine, who 'shows up' isn't necessarily a sign of who's helping

    East Palestine, Ohio, has been devastated by a train derailment and chemical burn off that has threatened the health of residents, but it has now also become the center of polit...

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    Marjorie Taylor Greene calls again for ‘a national divorce’

    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) resurrected her calls for a “national divorce” on Monday, arguing that Republican and Democratic states needed to be separated and the federal government needed …

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    Record 6,542 guns intercepted at US airport security in '22

    The woman flying out of Philadelphia’s airport last year remembered to pack snacks, prescription medicine and a cellphone in her handbag. The weapon was one of the 6,542 guns the Transportation Security Administration intercepted last year at airport ch

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    The surprising stickiness of the “15-minute city”

    Prior to the pandemic, few planners would have taken seriously the idea that “home” become the central organizing factor of all urban planning.

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    Vanroy Evan Smith admits random killing of bike-riding doctor, claims to be God; San Fernando Bike Path takes shape - BikinginLA

    Smith confessed to the killing in the chilling interview, relating that he picked Mammone at random as he drove around looking for a victim.

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    McCarthy breaks with Greene on death of Ashli Babbitt

    House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) broke with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Thursday when asked about the death of Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed by Capitol police during the …

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    After Tyre Nichols Death, Officials’ Moves Reflect a Shift in Handling Police Violence

    With cameras nearly everywhere, and residents wary, the authorities are moving faster and speaking critically when officers are accused of beatings.

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    Many Americans don't know basic abortion facts. Test your knowledge

    An NPR/loss poll found widespread confusion on some basic facts about abortion and pregnancy. Can you answer the same questions correctly?.

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    Trans women tells her side of the story in Santee

    The woman at the center of a national conservative media firestorm stemming from a shower she took at the YMCA addresses the Santee city council.

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    Depleted Under Trump, a ‘Traumatized’ E.P.A. Struggles With Its Mission

    Despite an injection of funding, the agency still has not recovered from an exodus of scientists and policy experts, both insiders and critics say.

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    Thousands gather for first post-Roe March for Life - BBC News

    The crowd in the US capital celebrated the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade last year.

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    50 years after Roe v. Wade, many abortion providers are changing how they do business

    The overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision just months ahead of its 50th anniversary has prompted many abortion providers to shift how they serve patients.

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    Lawyer: DOJ searched Biden home, found classified documents

    The Justice Department has searched President Joe Biden’s home in Delaware and located six documents containing classification markings and also took possession of some of his notes, the president’s lawyer said Saturday. Bob Bauer, a lawyer for the pr

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    Jacinda Ardern: political figures believe abuse and threats contributed to PM’s resignation

    Ardern says she slept soundly ‘for the first time in a long time,’ as colleagues in New Zealand deplore her treatment as PM and race begins to replace her

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    Struggling to meet its recruiting goals, the Navy is now accepting enlistees as old as 41

    The Navy has raised its age limit from 39 to 41 — the oldest of any of the services. But the Navy’s national chief recruiter said data shows older recruits can do well.

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    Southwest pilots union calls for May vote on potential strike

    The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association said the airline's "lack of discussion or commitment" to fix the issues that led to the December meltdown pushed the union to call for a vote.

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    More classified documents found at Biden's home by lawyers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for President Joe Biden found more classified documents at his home in Wilmington, Delaware , than previously known , the White House acknowledged Saturday.

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    Tens of thousands protest new far-right Israeli government in Tel Aviv

    The proposed policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new coalition pose a threat to democracy and human rights in Israel, demonstrators say.

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    Biden's classified documents debacle could become political liability

    The discovery of classified documents in Joe Biden's private office and garage raise questions about his handling, archiving of government records.

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    China has reopened its borders to tourists after three years of COVID-19 closure

    The ability of residents Hong Kong to cross into mainland is one of the most visible signs of China's easing of border restrictions, with travelers arriving no longer required to undergo quarantines.

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    Ashli Babbitt's mother arrested during Jan. 6 demonstration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The mother of Ashli Babbitt , the woman fatally shot by police inside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan.

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    Coastal residents on climate change: "The ocean's coming for you"

    With sea levels along U.S. shores expected to rise as much as 12 inches by 2050, residents of North Carolina's Barrier Islands, Galveston, Texas, and Pacifica, Calif., are grappling with changing coastlines, engaged in a battle that Mother Nature is winni

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    America needs carpenters and plumbers. Try telling that to Gen Z

    Baby boomers are aging out of jobs they long dominated like builders, farmers, mechanics Young workers aren't clamoring to take their place.

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    Why Southwest is melting down | CNN Business

    A punishing winter storm that dumped multiple feet of snow across much of America led to widespread flight cancellations over the Christmas holiday. By Monday, air travel was more or less back to normal -- unless you booked your holiday travel with Southw

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    North Park group loses lawsuit over 30th Street bike lanes

    An appellate court rejected the group's claims that the city failed to do the adequate environmental review before removing parking and putting in bike lanes.

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    Shifting gears: why US cities are falling out of love with the parking lot

    Cities are loosening rules on building parking spots with new buildings: ‘It’s about the climate, it’s about walkability’

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    Sailor jailed for fatal Japanese crash will get pay, benefits restored

    Lt. Ridge Alkonis was sentenced to three years in prison for killing two Japanese citizens in a car crash in 2021.

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    Brooklyn pastor claims innocence while facing federal fraud and extortion charges

    In July, Lamor Whitehead and his wife were robbed of $1 million in jewelry after armed gunmen entered their church during a live-streamed service.

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      State dials up pressure on Coronado to zone for more affordable housing

      The city could face consequences including fines and loss of land use authority if it fails to adopt a plan that addresses a need for affordable housing and racial desegregation.

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      The TSA found a record number of guns in carry-on bags this year

      The TSA found 6,301 firearms in carry-on bags, most of which were loaded, in 2022.

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      Viktor Bout, the arms dealer the US swapped for Brittney Griner, joins Russian ultranationalist party and could run for parliament

      The Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout returned home last week after a prisoner exchange for American WNBA star Brittney Griner.

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      Gay man blasts his GOP lawmaker aunt who cried during gay marriage 'no' vote

      The gay nephew of Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., is slamming her for her tearful rebuke of the Respect for Marriage Act.

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      Biden vows to bring longtime detainee Paul Whelan home from Russia too

      The former U.S. Marine has been held in Russia since 2018. As supporters celebrate Brittney Griner's release, they — Whelan himself included — are wondering why he was left behind.

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      Trump companies convicted on all charges in criminal tax fraud case

      Former President Donald Trump was not charged in the case, and did not appear in the courtroom during the trial.

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      The Far Right Rises in Israel

      A look at the improbable return of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the arrival of the nation’s most right-wing government.

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      Twitter employees quit in droves after Elon Musk's ultimatum passes

      The billionaire gave employees of his newly-purchased company until Thursday evening to commit to "being extremely hardcore" and staying or take a severance package.

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      False, unfounded claims distort attack on Paul Pelosi

      In the days since an assailant broke into the home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and attacked her husband with a hammer, internet users have amplified false claims that mock the victim and give credence to insidious conspiracy theories about the incident.

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      Unraveling the unfounded conspiracies about Dominion Voting Systems

      Days after the 2020 election, supporters of then-President Trump began falsely accusing Dominion Voting Systems of rigging the vote. Anderson Cooper reports on what happened next.

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      How the new laws signed by Newsom just changed the California Dream

      This year’s housing and transportation package is a 21st century update to address our...

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      Jan. 6 detainees say a D.C. jail is so awful that they'd like a transfer to Guantanamo

      A letter signed by 34 people held on charges related to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol complains of inhumane conditions behind bars, including mold, abusive guards, bad food and filthy laundry.

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      Trial begins for Navy sailor accused in USS Bonhomme Richard arson in San Diego

      The trial against the Navy sailor accused of setting a fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego began Monday morning. Seaman Recruit Ryan Sa...

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      Biden's speech walks a fine line in its attack on MAGA Republicans

      In his Thursday evening address to the nation, President Biden chooses a risky strategy of criticizing elected GOP officials while trying not to alienate Republican voters.

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      Dodge Will Discontinue Its Challenger and Charger Muscle Cars Next Year

      Dodge will discontinue its gas-powered Challenger and Charger muscle cars at the end of next year, as the brand transitions to electric vehicles.

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      Police: Man killed himself after ramming US Capitol barrier

      WASHINGTON (AP) — A man drove his car into a barricade near the U.S. Capitol early Sunday and then began firing gunshots in the air before fatally shooting himself, police said. The incident happened just before 4 a.m.

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      Trump says FBI conducting search of Mar-a-Lago estate

      WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump said in a lengthy statement Monday that the FBI was conducting a search of his Mar-a-Lago estate and asserted that agents had broken open a safe. A person familiar with the matter said the action was relat

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      Due to climate change, Nevada says goodbye to grass

      In a state where every drop of water counts, ornamental grass – which accounts for a large percentage of outdoor water use – has been banned in Southern Nevada, just one step being taken to address rising temperatures and shriveling reservoirs

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      Video 4 officers charged in raid that resulted in the death of Breonna Taylor

      Four current and former police officers are facing federal civil rights charges in connection with the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.

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      The U.S. made a breakthrough battery discovery — then gave the technology to China

      Taxpayers spent $15 million on research to build a breakthrough battery. Then the U.S. government gave it to China.

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      Alex Jones concedes that the Sandy Hook attack was '100% real'

      Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones testified that he now understands it was irresponsible of him to declare the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre a hoax.

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      Who is Viktor Bout, the prisoner the U.S. may trade for Brittney Griner?

      Bout is a Russian who was the world's most notorious arms dealer in the 1990s and early 2000s. He's serving a 25-year prison sentence in Illinois, but could be freed as part of a U.S.-Russia swap.

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      "Don't Look Up" director Adam McKay on the climate crisis that's no joke

      The effects of climate change are being felt more quickly than we thought possible, but the Academy Award-winning director says there are actions we can take now to deal with this existential threat.

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      Biden says the U.S. will work to improve Palestinians' lives

      President Biden says that he's committed to the two-state solution for Israel and an independent Palestinian state. But with that goal out of reach, he said, the U.S. will look to help Palestinians.

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      Military women react to Dobbs decision

      Military women say the end of legal abortion in many of the states where they are ordered to serve will lead to devastating choices for active duty service members and spouses.

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      Parade shooting suspect bought 5 weapons despite threats

      The man accused of opening fire at an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago legally bought five weapons, including two high-powered rifles

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      Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black woman on the Supreme Court

      Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden's first Supreme Court pick, has been sworn in as the 116th justice. She is the first Black woman to serve on the nation's high court.

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      View reactions to the Roe v. Wade decision across the U.S.

      Reactions to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion were mixed across the country.

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      Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

      WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v.

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      3-year-old girl in bike carrier dies when mom goes around ComEd truck parked in bike lane and is hit by passing semi

      The semi was pulling away from a stop sign at Leland and Winthrop when it knocked the mother off balance and the girl was thrown under the wheels of the truck, police said.

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      US naval officer in Japan faces prison over deadly crash

      A U.S. Navy lieutenant in Japan is appealing a three-year prison sentence for a car crash that killed two people last year.

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      US Military: 5 Marines killed in aircraft crash in desert

      The MV-22 Osprey belonged to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing based at Camp Pendleton. It went down at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday during training.

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      Liz Cheney: Jan. 6 "conspiracy" was "extremely broad … well-organized"

      The Wyoming Rep., one of two Republicans on the committee investigating the insurrection and its attempt to overturn Donald Trump's election loss, talks about the GOP's "cult of personality" around Trump, and what the hearings will reveal about the threat

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      Tulsa gunman bought an AR-15 the day of the mass shooting and targeted his doctor

      The shooter had complained multiple times about pain following back surgery and sought additional treatment days before the attack, which left five people dead, including the gunman, police said.

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      Polling is clear: Americans want gun control

      Politicians diverge from voters when it comes to preventing gun deaths.

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      In the Senate, Chasing an Ever-Elusive Gun Law Deal

      After a string of Democratic failures on marquee issues, Senator Chuck Schumer’s decision to give bipartisan gun talks time is a test of the Senate — and of democracy itself.

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      Honor the Fallen | Memorial Day 2022

      Here are the names and faces of the U.S. troop lost in named operations in 2022.

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      How Religion, Education, Race And Media Consumption Shape Conspiracy Theory Beliefs

      A new survey from the polling firm PRRI breaks down conspiracy theory acceptance by religious group, level of education, and sources of news and information, among other things.

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      Here's what experts say police should have done in the Uvalde school shooting

      "It'd be great if you had some help — but I can assure you those kids need help more than you need help," says Steve Ijames, who trains police agencies on active-shooter situations.

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      Here’s a reminder of the GOP senators taking the most NRA money to turn a blind eye to dead children

      By now you have probably heard or read about the tragic shooting in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday. At the time of this story no less than 15 people have been killed in an elementary school—at least 14 of them elementary school children. The Republican...

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      San Diegans about to have more eviction protections

      The city of San Diego’s no-fault eviction moratorium went into effect Sunday.

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      A Russian soldier is sentenced to life in prison in Ukraine's first war crimes trial

      Vadim Shishimarin, 21, had pleaded guilty last week to shooting an unarmed Ukrainian man in late February. On Monday, a panel of judges in Kyiv sentenced him to life in prison.

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      An independent probe points to Israeli gunfire in the death of a journalist

      One open-source research team said its initial findings lent support to Palestinian witnesses who said Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Israeli fire.

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      After leak, religious rift over legal abortion on display

      America’s faithful are bracing — some with cautionary joy and others with looming dread — for the Supreme Court to potentially overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and end the nationwide right to legal abortion. While religious believers

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      A Month "Just Trying to Survive" In Mariupol | Amanpour and Company

      As the war in Ukraine shifts to the south and east of the country, reports from the city of Mariupol have been silenced by intense bombardment. Civilians hav...

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      Gaza violence intensifies as Jerusalem clashes resume

      Israel's air force and Palestinian militants traded fire across the Gaza frontier early Thursday as clashes erupted again at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site.

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      InfoWars files for bankruptcy in the face of lawsuits over Sandy Hook shooting denial

      Founder Alex Jones, who's repeatedly called the 2012 shooting in a Connecticut elementary school a hoax, has been sued several times by the victims' families for defamation and emotional distress.

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      Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess on electric cars, the war in Ukraine, and recapturing the American car market

      Lesley Stahl speaks with VW CEO Diess about his efforts to electrify Volkswagen's fleet and focus on the U.S. market.

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      Suing over climate change: Taking fossil fuel companies to court

      With the expense of mitigating the effects of climate change becoming more onerous, more than two dozen cities, counties and states are suing more than 40 fossil fuel companies, accusing them of making false and misleading claims about climate change.

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      Live Updates: Jerusalem Calms After Israeli-Palestinian Clashes at Holy Site

      Violence broke out at the Aqsa Mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, in the morning on the first day of a rare convergence of Ramadan, Easter and Passover.

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      In a D.C. jail, Jan. 6 defendants awaiting trial are forming bitter factions

      Allegations of bullying and intimidation as well as complaints about the distribution of more than a million dollars in donated funds have led to bitter conflict among Jan. 6 Capitol riot defendants.

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      Oklahoma Republicans Pass Near-Total Abortion Ban - No Rape or Incest Exceptions

      It's a near-total ban on abortion with no exceptions for rape or incest. 

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      Woman in Texas Charged With Murder in Connection With ‘Self-Induced Abortion’

      Whether the woman had the abortion or was aiding one was unclear.

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      Cawthorn's inflammatory comments have some Republicans in his district tiring of him

      Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn, who has been under fire for recent comments about Ukraine and life in D.C., joins former President Donald Trump at a North Carolina rally on Saturday.

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      The Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

      The vote on the historic nomination was 53 to 47, with three Republicans voting with Democrats. When sworn in this summer, Jackson will be the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.

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      Ukraine invasion — explained

      The roots of Russia's invasion of Ukraine go back decades and run deep. The current conflict is more than one country taking over another; it is — in the words of one U.S. official — a shift in "the world order."

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      An anti-abortion group claims it took 115 fetuses from a medical waste truck

      Washington, D.C., police originally said it found five fetal remains in one of the group member's apartments. Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising now says there were 115 fetuses in total.

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      Navy marks the 100th anniversary of the service’s aircraft carriers

      “For 100 years aircraft carriers have been the most survivable and versatile airfields in the world," said the chief of naval operations.

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      Why Blaming Joe Biden for High Gas Prices Is Completely and Utterly Absurd

      Profit-hungry oil companies, not the White House, are responsible for Americans’ pain at the pump.

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      What an ‘Unhinged’ Meeting Reveals About Putin’s War on Ukraine

      Watch a video excerpt from the new FRONTLINE documentary ‘Putin’s Road to War,’ on what led up to the Russian president’s invasion of Ukraine.

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      Biden announces Russian oil import ban and warns gas prices could increase even more

      President Biden described the move as a critical step to punishing Russian President Vladimir Putin for invading Ukraine, but said as a result, Americans should prepare for price hikes at the pump.

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      LGBTQ refugees fleeing Ukraine face discrimination in countries with anti-gay laws

      LGBTQ people have always been under stress in Ukraine. As they flee their country, they're arriving in places that are even more punitive to their community.

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      The long history of Russia's efforts to subjugate Ukraine

      Three decades after gaining its independence from the Soviet Union, Ukraine is again fighting for its freedom. Historian Anne Applebaum discusses the historic oppression of the Ukrainian people by Czarist and Stalinist forces, and now by the war machines

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      Ottawa's police chief ousted amid truck protest in Canada

      OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Ottawa’s police chief was ousted Tuesday amid criticism of his inaction against the trucker protests that have paralyzed Canada's capital for over two weeks, while the number of blockades maintained by demonstrators at the

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      Hate crime prosecutor details Ahmaud Arbery killers' racist history

      The defense attorneys insisted the three men's pursuit of the 25-year-old was prompted by "honest, though erroneous, suspicion that he committed crimes" and not because of his race.

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      Investigators Believe Fire at Home of Fletcher and Gonzalez Was Arson

      After over two weeks of no information, today, Friday, San Diego authorities announced they believe the fire at the home of San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and his wife, former Assembly…

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      A Tennessee school district has voted to ban the Holocaust graphic novel 'Maus'

      The 10-member McMinn County School Board voted unanimously earlier this month to remove the book over foul language and an image of a nude woman.

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      California likely to extend paid sick leave amid pandemic

      California workers would get up to two weeks of paid time off if they get sick from the coronavirus.

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      In Greece, unvaccinated people ages 60 and up now face monthly fines

      The nation imposed the new mandate on Monday as it looks to bring its vaccination rate closer in line with the EU average. The unvaccinated will face penalties starting at 50 euros, or roughly $57.

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      Judge sentences the 3 men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery

      Travis and Gregory McMichael are sentenced to life without parole while Willliam Bryan was sentenced to life with parole.

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      How historians view Trump – and how Trump sees himself

      A panel of historians is releasing its third collection of essays assessing the accomplishments and failures of a presidential administration – and for the first time, a former president spoke to the group to offer his own take on his time in office

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      LIVE: Jan. 6 Attack Anniversary Commemorated At U.S. Capitol Events | NBC News

      Events to mark the anniversary of the January 6 attack take place at the Capitol, including remarks from President Biden, lawmaker testimonials, and a prayer...

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      5 takeaways from the Capitol riot criminal cases, one year later

      NPR has been tracking every criminal case related to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. One year after the riot, here are some of the key patterns that have emerged from the cases.

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      Ex-Chabad of Poway rabbi sentenced to 14 months of custody in fraud case

      Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein was also ordered to pay nearly $3 million in restitution to victims, which include the IRS and companies that matched donations their employees made to the Chabad.

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      Marjorie Taylor Greene has been suspended from Twitter permanently

      Marjorie Taylor Greene has been suspended from Twitter, again. This time it is permanent, the social network said.

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      Despite omicron, Covid-19 will become endemic. Here’s how.

      The variant has changed how we get from "pandemic" to "endemic," but that doesn’t mean we’re back to square one.

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      A biblical rest from farming in Israel could help Gaza's growers. They are waiting

      For Orthodox Jews during a yearlong agricultural sabbath, Israel pledged to lift some restrictions on produce from the Gaza Strip. Palestinian farmers in Gaza are wondering what's taking so long.

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      Kim Potter is found guilty of manslaughter in the death of Daunte Wright

      The former Minnesota police officer appeared to accidentally draw her firearm instead of her Taser when she fatally shot the 20-year-old Black man during a traffic stop in April.

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      Millions push to reduce a truck driver's 110-year sentence after a deadly accident

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