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1 shot dead, 14 injured in Baltimore weekend violence, police say

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BALTIMORE — One person was killed and 14 injured during a spate of weekend violence that began Friday night in Baltimore, according to police.

Southern District officers who were in the area of the 700 block of S. Charles Street in Baltimore’s Otterbein neighborhood heard gunshots minutes after 3 a.m. Saturday.

Officers were then ...Read more

Massachusetts police officer rescues 5 people after boat capsizes

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BOSTON — A “heroic” police officer is being hailed for his quick thinking actions while out on the water Saturday afternoon when he rescued five people after their boat capsized amid rough seas.

Ipswich patrol officer Matthew Bodwell — an experienced mariner whose role in the police department includes assistant harbormaster duties — ...Read more

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Black gun owners to gain from Supreme Court overturning of New York license to carry weapons law

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NEW YORK — Black people are more likely to be jailed for weapons possession than other New Yorkers — giving public defenders and civil rights advocates reason to support last week’s Supreme Court ruling expected to ease the process of getting a license to carry a gun.

The defense lawyers’ unlikely alliance with the NRA-affiliated group ...Read more

4 wounded when gunman shoots up Brooklyn cookout

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NEW YORK — Four people, including an 8-year-old boy, were wounded when a gunman on a dirt bike opened fire on a group enjoying a Brooklyn cookout, police said Sunday.

The small barbecue was underway on Quincy Street near Stuyvesant Avenue, outside NYCHA’s Stuyvesant Gardens Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant, when two men on a dirt bike rolled up...Read more

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8 people shot outside rave in Tacoma

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SEATTLE — Eight people were shot after a fight broke out outside a rave in Tacoma early Sunday morning, the Tacoma Police Department said.

All eight individuals are in stable condition.

South Sound 911 received multiple reports of shots fired and cars fleeing the area in the 4500 block of South Tacoma Way at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, according to ...Read more

US resuscitates bid at G-7 to counter China's Belt and Road

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President Joe Biden rebooted his effort to counter China’s flagship trade-and-infrastructure initiative after an earlier campaign faltered, enlisting the support of Group of Seven leaders at their summit in Germany.

The Build Back Better World initiative, named after Biden’s domestic spending and climate agenda, struggled to get off the ...Read more

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Poll Finds Majority of Americans disapprove of Supreme Court's Roe decision

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WASHINGTON — A CBS News poll found that a majority of Americans disapprove of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning the constitutional right to an abortion, which is inflaming a partisan divide on display in comments by senior lawmakers.

The poll, conducted Friday and Saturday, found 59% disapproved of the ruling, including 67% of ...Read more

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G-7 weighs cap on the price of Russian oil

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Group of Seven nations are discussing a cap on the price of Russian oil that would work by imposing restrictions on insurance and shipping, according to people familiar with the matter.

The potential mechanism would only allow the transportation of Russian crude and petroleum products sold below an agreed threshold, the people said. Discussions...Read more

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'Duck sauce killer' Glenn Hirsch could make bail Monday

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NEW YORK — The condiment-obsessed suspect accused of shooting to death a beloved Queens Chinese food deliveryman could be freed on bail Monday, alarmed local legislators said Sunday.

While Glenn Hirsch was initially ordered held without bail for the April 30 killing of Zhiwen Yan, 45, in Forest Hills, Queens Criminal Court Judge Kenneth ...Read more

Deputies: 4th child dies after domestic disturbance linked to fire at Georgia home

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ATLANTA — Four children died and a fifth was hospitalized after a domestic disturbance led to a house fire Friday night in Paulding County, police and fire officials confirmed.

Authorities have taken a woman into custody and the GBI is among four agencies investigating the incident. According to Channel 2 Action News, the woman was the ...Read more

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'It's not a haven': With limited capacity for abortion care, Minnesota clinics brace for influx

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — A few minutes west of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport sits a brick, one-story building with opaque windows. From the nearby freeways, most drivers wouldn’t recognize it as the location of one of the few clinics in the state that provide abortions.

Should they approach its entrance, just off an Interstate ...Read more

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A post-'Roe' world in Georgia will mean more restrictions -- and more political battles

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ATLANTA — Jerisha Morton didn’t realize she was pregnant until about six weeks into her pregnancy. She soon started feeling waves of intense nausea.

“I can’t smell anything. You’re so weak that you have to lay down all the time. It’s rough,” Morton, 27, said recently as she sat in a Planned Parenthood clinic in Atlanta.

Morton ...Read more

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One man's fight to end California's ban on ferrets

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LA MESA, Calif. — Noodle was the first to tumble out of the cage, roused by a series of belly rubs and head scratches.

She scampered around the lower-level den, bouncing around a pair of La-Z-Boy recliners, a white-and-gray flash with her long back hunched.

Then two more ferrets emerged from the cage. Merlin, living up to his masked “...Read more

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Researchers' oceanside nursery provides home to thousands of at-risk corals

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DANIA BEACH, Fla. — In a 600-gallon tank overlooking Port Everglades, small pieces of brain coral and massive star coral grow serenely below the surface of the water. Although some of these pieces are the size of a quarter, all 2,376 fragments at this nursery could make a difference.

“These are what we call corals of opportunity,” said ...Read more

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Georgia's health safety net in spotlight as abortion ban looms

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ATLANTA — Georgia is poised to implement some of the country's strictest restrictions on abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ended constitutional protections for the procedure.

That is likely to heighten the debate over whether Georgia is doing enough to help expectant mothers and newborns or if it needs to strengthen its social ...Read more

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Putin's war is forcing Italy to rethink its historic ties to Russia

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The head of Italy’s industry lobby, Carlo Bonomi, traveled to Kyiv recently to demonstrate the business community’s support for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression.

Even as he pledged to help rebuild the war-ravaged country, back home in Italy, Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s coalition was buffeted by a dispute over sending military ...Read more

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A Defiant Boris Johnson says he's staying UK leader into 2030s

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Beleaguered U.K. leader Boris Johnson said he plans to stick around as prime minister for a third term until the mid-2030s, an act of defiance in the face of mounting political defeats and pressure within his own Conservative Party.

Earlier this month, Johnson survived a leadership challenge and there is growing speculation that another ...Read more

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Off-duty cop punches woman in face at abortion protest in Rhode Island, gets suspended

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An off-duty police officer punched a woman twice in the face at a pro-choice protest in Rhode Island on Friday night.

Jeann Lugo, a Providence cop who was running for a state senate seat as a Republican, slugged Jennifer Rourke, an abortion-rights activist who is running for the same seat as a Democrat, outside the Rhode Island State House in ...Read more

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G-7 negotiators put Russia oil price cap on agenda for leaders

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Group of Seven negotiators agreed that discussions on a potential price cap on Russian oil had progressed enough to send the issue to leaders to discuss at a summit starting Sunday in Germany, according to people familiar with the matter.

The negotiators known as sherpas held what one official described as “intense” talks on the matter in ...Read more

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Federal aid for 9/11 illness sufferers hits $10 billion mark

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NEW YORK — The feds have doled out more than $10 billion to people suffering from 9/11-related health conditions, The New York Daily News has learned.

“They should be giving out another $10 billion if that’s what’s needed,” said retired Con Edison worker Cheryl Hall, who received compensation for a litany of illnesses linked to her ...Read more