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Two, including juvenile, injured in shooting outside North Kansas City High School

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A shooting outside North Kansas City High School near the conclusion of a basketball game Saturday injured at least two people, according to city officials.

The shooting was reported on the east side of the building near the end of a game between North Kansas City and Staley high schools, according to an email sent to staff...Read more

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Iran's parliamentary election turnout slumps to historic low

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Iran’s parliamentary elections saw a decline in voter participation to historic lows, according to estimates published by state-run media, in a vote hailed by authorities as a triumph for the ruling establishment regardless of its outcome.

Roughly 25 million Iranians, or 41% of eligible voters, went to the polls on Friday, the official ...Read more

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SpaceX Crew-8 scrubs liftoff because of weather, will try again Sunday night

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ORLANDO, Fla. — SpaceX is set to hit a milestone in human spaceflight as it aims to bring up another four passengers to the International Space Station, but will have to wait another day as weather forced a scrub on Saturday night.

The Crew-8 mission with three NASA astronauts and one Roscosmos cosmonaut will be riding in the Crew Dragon ...Read more

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Thousands oppose Israeli bombardment of Gaza in Manhattan protest

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NEW YORK — Thousands of protesters opposed to Israel’s bombardment of Gaza rallied in Manhattan Saturday calling for a cease-fire as estimates of the death toll in the conflict climb past 30,000.

The protest, billed by organizers as a “global day of action,” gathered in Washington Square Park around 1 p.m., and its ranks swelled despite...Read more

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Yellen sees growing trade with Chile, a vital EV metal supplier

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WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the U.S. is likely to increase mineral imports from Chile, a key supplier of lithium used in the batteries that power electric vehicles.

Wrapping up a trade-focused visit to the South American country, Yellen said the U.S. wants to acquire minerals from free-trade partners like Chile, which ...Read more

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Netherlands donating boats as part of Ukraine security pact

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte signed a bilateral security agreement that includes the donation of patrol boats and other watercraft.

The pact inked on Friday is similar to the deals Ukraine has secured recently with the U.K., Germany, France, Denmark, Italy and Canada.

It will provide Ukraine with...Read more

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Powerful California blizzard shuts roads to Tahoe, Mammoth; 190-mph winds reported

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LOS ANGELES — The most powerful California blizzard of the season pounded the Sierra Nevada with gusts of up to 190 mph, while heavy snow Saturday forced the closure of key roads to the Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Mountain areas.

The main road to Mammoth Mountain ski resort, Highway 395, was shut down in both directions — to the south, toward ...Read more

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Washington State Patrol trooper killed on I-5 near Marysville

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SEATTLE — A Washington State Patrol trooper was killed early Saturday morning after being struck by a motorist on southbound Interstate 5 near Marysville, the agency said in a news release.

Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies responded to the crash just before 3 a.m., by 136th Street Northeast. The trooper, identified as Christopher Gadd, ...Read more

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Freight train derails into river in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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A freight train careened off the tracks in eastern Pennsylvania early Saturday morning, leaving at least one railroad car partially submerged in the Lehigh River.

The derailment occurred near Bethlehem around 4:15 a.m., according to a statement on Nancy Run Fire Company’s Facebook page. Images shared alongside the social media post show a ...Read more

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Powerful California blizzard shuts roads to Tahoe, Mammoth; 190-mph winds reported

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LOS ANGELES — The most powerful California blizzard of the season pounded the Sierra Nevada with gusts of up to 190 mph, while heavy snow on Saturday forced the closure of key roads to the Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Mountain areas.

The main road to Mammoth Mountain ski resort, Highway 395, was shutdown in both directions — to the south, toward ...Read more

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In wake of killing, Latino students at UGA call out racism and xenophobia

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ATLANTA — Over the last week, a searing tragedy on the campus of the University of Georgia gripped the nation, as news spread of the violent killing of Laken Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student.

According to Hispanic students at UGA, the devastating loss of life has led to another tragedy: a feeling of unease, uncertainty, and even fear for ...Read more

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State and federal agencies deny role in diaper shortage at Chicago's migrant shelters

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CHICAGO — The Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency this week issued statements that denied their involvement in how the city distributes supplies at migrant shelters after the Tribune reported that a shortage of essential supplies was forcing some migrants to have to reuse diapers.

Mary May, a ...Read more

US says cease-fire on table for Hamas as aid drops begin

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Israel has essentially agreed to a six-week cease-fire if Hamas agrees to release hostages categorized as vulnerable, United States officials said, after American and Jordanian planes completed an airdrop of food into Gaza.

The path to a deal, as of Saturday, is straightforward and up to Hamas, the officials said, briefing reporters on ...Read more

7 killed in Russian drone strike on apartments in Odesa

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At least seven deaths were reported following a Russian drone strike on an apartment building in Ukraine’s Black Sea city of Odesa early Saturday.

Separately, a UAV was suspected of hitting a residential building in Russia’s St. Petersburg, hundreds of miles from the border, and Ukraine’s Air Defense chief said Kyiv downed a Russian Su-...Read more

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Latest international effort to help Haiti greeted by doubts

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A new international effort is under way to reverse Haiti’s rapid descent into lawlessness, but disagreements, tepid contributions and delays in deploying police forces have raised concerns that yet another mission to rescue the Caribbean nation is doomed to fail.

A multinational security force established by the United Nations Security ...Read more

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Divided 9th Circuit rejects Apache religious challenge to copper mine on sacred land

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LOS ANGELES — A heavily divided panel of federal judges Friday rejected an Apache religious challenge to the construction of a massive copper mine on Oak Flat, a stretch of land in Arizona that tribe members consider sacred and irreplaceable.

The tribe members, who go by the name Apache Stronghold, denounced the ruling in the closely watched ...Read more

Powerful California blizzard shuts Tahoe, Mammoth roads; 190-mph winds reported

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SAN FRANCISCO — The most powerful California blizzard of the winter sent gusts of up to 190 mph to the Sierra Nevada, and heavy snow and strong winds forced officials to shut some roads in the Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Mountain areas.

Roads that were forced to shut overnight into Saturday morning included a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 80 ...Read more

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SpaceX Crew-8 aims for late-night Space Coast liftoff if weather holds off

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ORLANDO, Fla. — SpaceX is set to hit a milestone in human spaceflight as it aims to bring up another four passengers to the International Space Station.

The Crew-8 mission with three NASA astronauts and one Roscosmos cosmonaut will be riding in the Crew Dragon Endeavour when it launches atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center’s ...Read more

US says cease-fire deal on table for Hamas as US aid drops begin

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Israel has essentially agreed to a six-week cease-fire if Hamas agrees to release hostages categorized as vulnerable, U.S. officials said, after American and Jordanian planes completed an airdrop of food into Gaza.

The path to a deal, as of Saturday, is straightforward and up to Hamas, the officials said, briefing reporters on condition of ...Read more

7 killed in Russian drone strike on apartments in Odesa

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At least seven deaths were reported following a Russian drone strike on an apartment building in Ukraine’s Black Sea city of Odesa early Saturday.

Separately, a UAV was suspected of hitting a residential building in Russia’s St. Petersburg, hundreds of miles from the border, and Ukraine’s Air Defense chief said Kyiv downed a Russian Su-...Read more