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Death toll rises in Russian missile strike on mall in Ukraine

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Russian missiles hit a shopping center in a central Ukrainian city, killing at least 13 people and injuring dozens as attacks on civilian targets get closer to the heart of the country.

More than 1,000 people were at the mall at the time of the attack on Kremenchuk, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Facebook on Monday.

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At least 20 injured when bus collides with big rig near LA airport

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LOS ANGELES — Twenty people were injured, with seven being transported to the hospital, following a bus collision with a parked tractor-trailer in El Segundo on Monday morning, according to authorities.

The crash involving a Los Angeles Department of Transportation bus took place near the Los Angeles International Airport on the eastbound ...Read more

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Supreme Court rules for coach whose prayers on football field raised questions about church-state separation

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday for a former high school football coach whose prayers at the 50-yard line drew crowds and controversy, declaring his public prayers were protected as free speech.

The 6-3 decision is a symbolic victory for those who seek a larger role for prayers and religion in public schools.

The court stressed ...Read more

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Miya's Law, named for slain Orlando college student, signed by DeSantis

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Miya’s Law, a bill named in honor of slain Orlando college student Miya Marcano that seeks to make apartments safer by requiring background checks on employees, at a private ceremony Monday, according to a news release.

Marcano, a 19-year-old Valencia College student, was killed by a ...Read more

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Jan. 6 panel sets surprise hearing as new evidence emerges

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WASHINGTON — The House panel investigating last year’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol called a surprise hearing for Tuesday to “present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony,” according to statement.

The abruptly scheduled 1 p.m. ET hearing was announced Monday after the committee said last week it planned to take a...Read more

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10 die as Russian missiles hit city mall in central Ukraine

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Russian missiles hit a shopping center in a central Ukrainian city, killing at least 10 people and injuring 50 as attacks on civilian targets get closer to the heart of the country.

More than 1,000 people were at the mall at the time of the attack on Kremenchuk, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Facebook on Monday.

At least 21 ...Read more

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Georgia anti-abortion law likely to remain on hold through at least mid-July

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ATLANTA — A federal appeals court asked attorneys on both sides of the challenge to Georgia’s anti-abortion law to file additional documents in response to last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade.

Reproductive rights groups and abortion providers sued Georgia in 2019 after the Legislature passed an abortion law ...Read more

Hurricane center has eyes on 3 Atlantic systems; 1 expected to develop soon

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ORLANDO, Fla. — On the fifth week of hurricane season, meteorologists are keeping their eyes on three disturbances with odds of becoming the second tropical storm of the season.

First, the National Hurricane Center continues to monitor a tropical wave over the central Atlantic that is continuing to improve its organization, according to the 2...Read more

California company to shut off public access to forestland due to wildfire concerns

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LOS ANGELES — California’s largest lumber company is closing public access to its vast holdings of forestland in the state, citing wildfire concerns.

Sierra Pacific Industries last week said concerns over extreme drought conditions and increasing wildfire risks are prompting the company to close its forests to public access starting July 1....Read more

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North Carolina GOP responds to abortion graffiti at Raleigh headquarters

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Republican Party headquarters was vandalized over the weekend during protests over the Supreme Court’s overturning Roe v. Wade, according to a statement released by the party.

The act was followed by unspecified threats over the weekend. The state GOP says they are asking Democratic leaders to denounce ...Read more

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Antisemitic flyers found throughout South Carolina city tied to nationwide propaganda campaign

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Antisemitic flyers in plastic sandwich bags were distributed to homes throughout the Columbia-area city of Forest Acres earlier this month. The local police department is now investigating.

The material is thought to be part of a nationwide harassment campaign against Jewish residents, according to the police department.

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Suspect arrested after mayo dispute at Atlanta Subway leaves worker dead

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ATLANTA — First an argument, then gunfire, and two young women lay wounded Sunday evening inside a downtown Atlanta sub shop.

One of those women, a 26-year-old, was later pronounced dead. They were coworkers at a Subway connected to a Circle K on Northside Drive, two blocks south of Mercedes-Benz Stadium. A customer became enraged over the ...Read more

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NATO plans major boost to high-alert forces with eye on Russia

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NATO is planning to boost the size of its high-readiness force to 300,000 — effectively a sevenfold increase — in what the military alliance says amounts to one of the biggest changes to its defense planning in decades.

Leaders from the alliance’s 30 members will gather in Madrid this week, where they’ll sign off on a major overhaul of...Read more

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Implored by Zelenskyy, Biden and G-7 allies will increase Ukraine defense aid, economic support

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KRUN, Germany — In a videoconference Monday with the leaders of the world’s most powerful democracies, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pressed for more advanced weaponry and defense systems to blunt Russia’s air attacks — and the U.S. plans to deliver just that.

President Joe Biden will announce a new aid package this week that ...Read more

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Supreme Court rules for coach whose prayers on football field raised questions about church-state separation

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday for a former high school football coach whose prayers at the 50-yard line drew crowds and controversy, declaring his public prayers were protected as free speech.

The 6-3 decision is a symbolic victory for those who seek a larger role for prayers and religion in the public schools.

The court ...Read more

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Minnesota reports Twin Cities adult is state's first monkeypox case

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MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has reported a presumptive case of monkeypox, an infectious disease that has raised concerns because it has emerged globally over the past year and has been found in 26 U.S. states.

The infection announced Monday involves a Twin Cities adult who is receiving outpatient treatment for an infection that likely occurred ...Read more

Supreme Court's Roe ruling tees up fight over abortion pills

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The U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning federal abortion rights sets the stage for conservative states to drastically limit access to a pill used to end early pregnancies.

The ruling is likely to make abortion illegal in half the country and puts the authority to regulate the procedure back in the hands of state governments. Legal scholars ...Read more

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Race is often used as medical shorthand for how bodies work. Some doctors want to change that

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Several months ago, a lab technologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital mixed the blood components of two people: Alphonso Harried, who needed a kidney, and Pat Holterman-Hommes, who hoped to give him one.

The goal was to see whether Harried’s body would instantly see Holterman-Hommes’ organ as a major threat and attack it before surgeons could ...Read more

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Trump's legacy looms large as Colorado aims to close the Hispanic insurance gap

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Armando Peniche Rosales has a crooked toe that for years has predicted the weather, growing sensitive when rain or cold is coming.

“It never healed right,” said Peniche Rosales, who broke the middle toe on his left foot as a high school soccer player in Denver years ago and limped home without seeing a doctor. He was living in the U.S. ...Read more

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'This sorority that none of us asked to join:' Victims head to NYC for Maxwell sentencing

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Some have come from overseas, some from only a couple hours away. But their journey can’t be measured in the miles they have traveled. It can be measured in the mental hurdles they have overcome. The suicide attempts they have survived. The nightmares that still awaken them. The relationships that collapsed under the weight of their struggles....Read more