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May 27, 2022

Jurors in the Depp-Heard trial hear closing arguments and begin deliberations
The seven-person civil jury began its deliberations at 3 p.m. Friday and finished for the day about two hours later. They will resume Tuesday.

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May 27, 2022

Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 27)
A roundup of key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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May 27, 2022

12 stats to help inform the gun control debate
The debate over stricter gun control laws intensifies as details emerge from the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

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May 27, 2022

Cómo hablar con los niños cuando las noticias dan miedo. Una guía bilingüe
Cuando ocurren tiroteos u otras tragedias, ¿cómo podemos hablar con los niños sobre lo que ha pasado? Tenemos consejos de expertos sobre cómo apoyar emocionalmente a los pequeñitos.

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May 27, 2022

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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May 27, 2022

Colombia goes into elections Sunday with a leftist looking to make history
Colombia's presidential election is Sunday, and for the first time, a leftist candidate is favored to come out ahead. Business elites are nervous.

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May 27, 2022

Scientists warned us about monkeypox in 1988. Here's why they were right.
Their prediction stemmed from the eradication of smallpox. Here's what they said more than three decades ago — and how it foreshadowed events of 2022.

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May 27, 2022

A judge has dismissed Trump's lawsuit against New York's attorney general
A federal judge's dismissal of former President Donald Trump's lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James allows her civil investigation into his business practices to continue.

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May 27, 2022

A human-trafficking case exposed farmworker abuses. The government is promising change
In response to a letter from Sen. Jon Ossoff, Homeland Security said it plans to begin the process to create new rules to increase protections for farmworkers.

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May 27, 2022

How undated ballots could affect Pennsylvania's GOP Senate race and voters' rights
Mail-in ballots that arrived on time but in envelopes missing dates handwritten by voters have been a flashpoint in recent elections in the key swing state, including a close Republican primary race.

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May 27, 2022

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he was 'misled' about the Uvalde shooting police response
Abbott says the information that he provided at a press conference two days ago was a recitation of what law enforcement had told him in a room beforehand.

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May 27, 2022

It was 'wrong' not to confront the Uvalde school shooter sooner, an official says
"From the benefit of hindsight, where I'm sitting now, of course it was not the right decision. It was the wrong decision. Period," said Steven McCraw of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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May 27, 2022

Officials call it the 'wrong decision' to delay confronting the Uvalde school shooter
Col. Steven McCraw of the Texas Department of Public Safety said Friday that the incident commander believed responders were dealing with a barricaded subject rather than an active shooter.

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May 27, 2022

What we know about the victims of the Uvalde school shooting
Two teachers and 19 students were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, making it the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. At least four others were injured.

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May 27, 2022

Southern Baptist leaders release a previously secret list of accused sexual abusers
In response to an explosive investigation, a list has been released of hundreds of pastors and other church-affiliated personnel accused of abuse. The cases largely span from 2000-2019.

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May 27, 2022

North Korea says its COVID outbreak is now under control. But is it?
After saying there were no cases, officials on May 12 announced an outbreak. But without an adequate supply of tests, some say North Korea is "flying blind." And it still doesn't have vaccines.

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May 27, 2022

The former head of the Louvre faces charges linked to alleged antiquities smuggling
Police have charged Jean-Luc Martinez with "complicity in organized fraud" and money laundering, according to the Paris prosecutors' office.

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May 27, 2022

The NRA meets in Houston amid a storm of criticism and internal strife
This isn't the first time the NRA has held its convention days after a nearby mass shooting. Some politicians and musicians are dropping out, and gun control advocates are preparing protests.

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May 27, 2022

Caught in a storm of criticism and internal strife, the NRA meets in Houston
This isn't the first time the NRA has held its convention days after a nearby mass shooting. Some politicians and musicians are dropping out, and gun control advocates are preparing protests.

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May 27, 2022

Do restrictive abortion laws actually reduce abortion? A global map offers insights
Click to see how restrictive or liberal local abortion laws are — and to look at the rate of abortion. The data offers a sense of whether stricter abortion laws reduce the number of abortions.

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May 27, 2022

We never got good at recycling plastic. Some states are trying a new approach
New York is the latest, and largest, state to consider charging product-makers to dispose of their packaging. But lawmakers are clashing over how much to involve industry in creating a new system.

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May 27, 2022

Mass shootings are so common that mayors now have a checklist for when one happens
Mass shootings have become so common in the U.S. that one group has created a mass shooting protocol checklist to guide mayors and city officials during the first 24 hours after a tragedy occurs.

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May 27, 2022

The evolving narrative of what happened at Uvalde the day of the shooting
Law enforcement is still investigating the shooting at Robb Elementary School. But accounts from officials have offered a confusing look at the timeline of Tuesday's shooting.

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May 27, 2022

2 mass shootings — 1,700 miles apart but bound by startling similarities
These two tragedies share similarities, including certain aspects of the suspects and how the weapons were accessed.

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May 27, 2022

Political realities have stopped legislative action after school shootings
The political climate has changed drastically since a 10-year assault weapons ban passed in 1994. The lack of political will and other barriers stand in the way of it even coming to a vote today.

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May 27, 2022

Political realties have stopped legislative action after school shootings
The political climate has changed drastically since a 10-year assault weapons ban passed in 1994. The lack of political will and other barriers stand in the way of it even coming to a vote today.

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May 27, 2022

Hydrogen may be a climate solution. There's debate over how clean it will truly be
The federal government plans to build several hydrogen hubs around the country. The goal is to find a cleaner replacement for fossil fuels. But there are challenges in how hydrogen is produced.

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May 27, 2022

The real COVID surge is (much) bigger than it looks. But don't panic
Thanks to at-home testing, official reports are missing a lot of the COVID cases circulating now. Is the U.S. in the midst of an invisible surge? Here's how to assess the situation where you live.

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May 27, 2022

Hurdles to abortion will mount on remote U.S. territories without Roe
Without Roe, Guam could revert to an abortion ban dating to 1990. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the law unconstitutional in 1992, but it has never been repealed.

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May 27, 2022

11 babies die in a fire at a Senegalese hospital
The deadly fire comes a year after four other newborns died in a hospital fire in Senegal, a nation known for having some of the best hospitals in the region.

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May 27, 2022

Ted Cruz walks away from a reporter who asked why the U.S. has so many mass shootings
"Is this the moment to reform gun laws?" British reporter Mark Stone from Sky News asked the U.S. senator.

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May 26, 2022

A brokenhearted husband dies after his wife is killed in the Texas school shooting
Joe Garcia had dropped off flowers at his wife's memorial on Thursday, The New York Times reported. He "pretty much just fell over" after returning home and died of a heart attack, his nephew said.

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May 26, 2022

2 major league teams use their social media to raise awareness about gun violence
The Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees are using their Twitter accounts to bring awareness to gun violence instead of covering their game Thursday night.

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May 26, 2022

Ballot issue delays key congressional results in Oregon — and seeds distrust in count
More than half of the ballots in Oregon's third-most populous county have to be reprocessed because smudged barcodes rendered them unreadable by tabulating machines.

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May 26, 2022

DOJ has decided not to charge the FBI agents who mishandled the Larry Nassar case
The Deputy Attorney General told Congress last year that prosecutors would review new evidence about FBI failures in the investigation of Larry Nassar.

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May 26, 2022

The NRA says its Houston convention will 'reflect on' the Uvalde school shooting
The National Rifle Association begins its annual convention Friday, and its leaders are gearing up to "reflect on" — and deflect any blame for — the deadly shooting earlier this week in Uvalde, Texas.

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May 26, 2022

As her testimony ends, Amber Heard says she wants Johnny Depp to leave her alone
Heard is the final witness in the six-week libel trial Depp brought against his ex-wife.

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May 26, 2022

Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 26)
A roundup of key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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May 26, 2022

After 329 years, a woman accused of being a witch in Salem has been exonerated
Massachusetts lawmakers formally exonerated Elizabeth Johnson Jr., clearing her name three centuries after she was convicted of witchcraft in 1693 at the height of the Salem Witch Trials.

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May 26, 2022

Students at a Michigan school where a mass shooting occurred show support for Uvalde
Hundreds of students at Oxford High School, the Michigan school where four were killed in November, walked out and formed a 'U' on the football field to show support for Uvalde students and families.

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May 26, 2022

The Uvalde shooting conspiracies show how far-right misinformation is evolving
Rumors, misinformation and conspiracy theories were rampant on right-wing social media before verifiable information came out about the gunman who killed 21 people at a Texas elementary school.

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May 26, 2022

Comfort dogs have been deployed to Uvalde, Texas, from near and far
At least five organizations in and beyond the state have sent dogs to Uvalde, where they are visiting hospitals, churches and schools. Many have responded to other mass shootings across the country.

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May 26, 2022

21 crosses stand in front of Uvalde's Robb Elementary to honor those who were killed
"The children!" cries Linda Martinez, a retired pastor who came to the scene with a bouquet of flowers. "So young. I just can't believe it's real. We just have to help each other."

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May 26, 2022

How an expert on online disinformation and harassment became the target of both
Nina Jankowicz was tapped to head the Biden administration's new Disinformation Governance Board but resigned after being deluged with online threats. Her new book is How to Be a Woman Online.

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May 26, 2022

How are your kids processing the Uvalde shooting news? Share their creations with us
NPR wants to know how your children are coping with the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. Have they drawn a photo or written a letter or poem to express themselves? We'd like to share them with our audience.

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May 26, 2022

'Goodfellas' star Ray Liotta dead at 67
According to his publicist, the actor died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting a movie.

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May 26, 2022

Trump loses an appeal and must testify in New York's civil investigation
Former President Donald Trump must answer questions under oath in New York Attorney General Letitia James' civil investigation into his business practices, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.

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May 26, 2022

A lawsuit says a 13-year-old Black boy had his hands up when Chicago police shot him
The teen, who was shot in the back by a police officer, was unarmed and had his arms raised to surrender, according to a lawsuit. The bullet severely damaged part of the seventh-grader's spine.

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May 26, 2022

Kevin Spacey charged with sexual assault in Britain
The actor is facing four counts of sexual assault as well as one for "causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent," according to prosecutors.

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May 26, 2022

Kevin Spacey faces charges of sexual assault in Britain
Prosecutors say they have authorized charges against the actor of four counts of sexual assault as well as one for "causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent."

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May 26, 2022

The Jif peanut butter recall is pulling a cascade of other products from s shelves
Many other companies use the peanut butter — the cause of a salmonella outbreak — and now they have recalls of their own. The FDA says the products made it to at least 10 other countries.

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May 26, 2022

The Jif peanut butter recall is pulling a cascade of other products from store shelves
Many other companies use the peanut butter — the cause of a salmonella outbreak — and now they have recalls of their own. The FDA says the products made it to at least 10 other countries.

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May 26, 2022

After the Uvalde shooting, even parents can't enter Buffalo schools without notice
The school district in Buffalo, N.Y., announced Wednesday it would keep all school doors locked during the school day, and bar all unannounced visits to its buildings, including by students' parents.

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May 26, 2022

Where AR-15-style rifles fit in America's tragic history of mass shootings
The weapon used to carry out the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, is one all too familiar to Americans and lawmakers who have witnessed mass shootings occur over the past decade.

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May 26, 2022

This photo of a professor wearing a mask went viral. So did his response to critics
Professor Jon Levy went viral for wearing a mask during a Zoom call alone in his office. He has some thoughts about why.

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May 26, 2022

There's a baby formula controversy in Kenya, too. But shortages are not the issue
Some media reports say the government is banning baby bottles. Not true. A new law clamps down on advertising for bottles and infant formula. But bottle users are still concerned.

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May 26, 2022

Tennessee is about to become the 1st state to make camping on public land a felony
On July 1, Tennessee will become the first U.S. state to make it a felony to camp on local public property such as parks.

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May 26, 2022

'How to Murder Your Husband' writer found guilty of murdering her husband
A jury in Portland has convicted a self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled "How to Murder Your Husband" — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago.

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May 26, 2022

Research shows policies that may help prevent mass shootings — and some that don't
The amount of resources devoted to studying gun violence is paltry compared to its public health impact. Still the evidence shows certain policies might help prevent mass shootings.

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May 26, 2022

Oklahoma governor signs the nation's strictest abortion ban
Oklahoma now becomes the first state in the nation to effectively end availability of the procedure.

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May 26, 2022

More details and reactions emerge about the Texas school shooting and gunman
Local and state officials in Texas release more information, while Americans across the nation continue to express shock and grief at the massacre.

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May 26, 2022

The Uvalde school massacre lasted at least 40 minutes
Local and state officials in Texas release more information, while Americans across the nation continue to express shock and grief at the massacre.

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May 26, 2022

Western countries watch as China's foreign minister begins South Pacific tour
Australia was scrambling to counter the move by sending its own Foreign Minister Penny Wong to Fiji to shore up support in the Pacific.

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May 26, 2022

What to say to kids about school shootings to ease their stress
The death of children, shot at school, is hard to comprehend. It can be even harder for kids. Counselors say parents should take cues from their kids, listen to their fears and answer their questions.

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May 26, 2022

Women who are denied abortions risk falling deeper into poverty. So do their kids
A large body of research shows being denied an abortion limits women's education, time in the workforce and wages. It also finds long-term negative impacts for their children.

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May 26, 2022

Here's how much it could cost to rebuild Ukraine — and who would pay for it
History has many lessons to offer on how much it will cost to rebuild Ukraine, and how it can be done to help set the country up for a more prosperous and safe future.

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May 26, 2022

The Miami Heat urges fans to call their senators about gun law reform
A moment of silence was held before the announcement, made Wednesday night at a playoff game.

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May 26, 2022

Onlookers urged police to charge into Texas school
A father whose fourth-grade daughter was killed in the attack, said he raced to the school and raised the idea of charging into the school with several other bystanders.

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May 25, 2022

While the gun control debate amplifies, the overwhelming emotion in Uvalde is grief
The small community of Uvalde, Texas is grieving one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history as assistance — and the national political spotlight - descends on the area.

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May 25, 2022

Firefighters rescued an elk calf from the ashes of the New Mexico blaze
A firefighter happened upon the motionless animal on the ground of a fire-blackened forest as he patrolled and extinguished hot spots. The calf, dubbed Cinder, is recovering at a wildlife center.

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May 25, 2022

Twitter will pay a $150 million fine over accusations it improperly sold user data
Federal regulators accuse the company of violating a 2011 agreement over the treatment of users' personal data, including phone numbers and email addresses.

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May 25, 2022

Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 25)
A roundup of key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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May 25, 2022

Johnny Depp calls Amber Heard's allegations insane; Kate Moss denies he hurt her
Depp rejected his ex-wife's accusations of sexual and physical abuse as he returned to the witness stand on Wednesday in his libel suit against Heard.

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May 25, 2022

Johnny Depp testifies again, calling Amber Heard's allegations insane
Depp rejected his ex-wife's accusations of sexual and physical abuse as he returned to the witness stand on Wednesday in his libel suit against Heard.

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May 25, 2022

'The Onion' has republished a grim headline about mass shootings 21 times since 2014
The satirical news site publishes modified versions of the article after major mass shootings, always with the same headline: "No Way To Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens."

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May 25, 2022

A child trauma expert explains how parents can support kids in Uvalde and elsewhere
Melissa Brymer says talking to kids about school shootings can be upsetting; you may need to have conversations in small chunks for them to understand.

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May 25, 2022

On 2nd anniversary of George Floyd's killing, Black Buffalo residents feel the weight
The shooting at a Tops grocery store, which authorities say was motivated by racist hate, brought into sharper focus the weight of being a target.

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May 25, 2022

How world leaders are reacting to the Uvalde school shooting
Officials around the world are responding to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, the deadliest such incident to take place in the U.S. in nearly a decade.

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May 25, 2022

3 reasons Trump's influence took a big hit in Tuesday's primaries
You'd be hard-pressed to find two Republican incumbents who drew more of Donald Trump's ire than Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Both won big on Tuesday.

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May 25, 2022

War hacks: how outgunned Ukraine finds ways to counter Russia
To combat Russia's larger military, Ukraine has turned to creative tactics, from low-tech to high-tech. You could call them 'war hacks.' And many seem to be working.

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May 25, 2022

Shireen Abu Akleh's voice was the soundtrack of my childhood. Her legacy lives on
As a young Palestinian girl, I copied Abu Akleh's TV sign-off. She was brave and unwavering - a true trailblazer for many other women to follow her path.

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May 25, 2022

Ukrainian officials offer their condolences to Uvalde
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other Ukrainian leaders took to social media to stand in sympathy and solidarity with a tragedy unfolding across the world.

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May 25, 2022

A new report blames Boris Johnson for allowing parties during COVID lockdown
The investigative report cited a failure in leadership among the prime minister and other top British officials for allowing boozy government parties that broke lockdown rules.

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May 25, 2022

Guns are banned during Trump's upcoming speech at the NRA conference
The Secret Service is taking control of the hall during Trump's speech in Houston on Friday and is prohibiting attendees from having firearms and other weapons, according to the gun group.

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May 25, 2022

Closely watched Democratic primary in Texas' 28th District remains too close to call
A runoff in South Texas between incumbent Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar and progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros remained too close to call as of Wednesday morning.

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May 25, 2022

NBA coach Steve Kerr calls out 50 senators on a bipartisan gun background check law
"When are we gonna do something?!" the Golden State Warriors head coach asked Tuesday night. "I'm tired of the moments of silence. Enough."

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May 25, 2022

All of the Uvalde school shooting victims were in the same 4th grade classroom
The 19 students and two teachers killed in the Uvalde, Texas, shooting were all in the same classroom, Lt. Christopher Olivarez of the Texas Department of Public Safety told CNN on Wednesday.

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May 25, 2022

Pope Francis and a cardinal say it's time for the U.S. to act on guns
"It is time to say enough to the indiscriminate trafficking of arms," Pope Francis said on Wednesday, as he sent condolences to families in Uvalde, Texas.

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May 25, 2022

Here's what Matthew McConaughey said about the shooting in his hometown
McConaughey urged people not to accept such tragedies as the status quo.

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May 25, 2022

How to help Uvalde families following yesterday's elementary school shooting
The community is looking for blood donations, legal assistance and funds for victims' families.

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May 25, 2022

Survivors of Parkland and Columbine shootings share their outrage over Uvalde tragedy
Both survivors share their criticism of how, even years after shootings at their schools, no changes have been made to address mass gun violence in America.

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May 25, 2022

What we know so far about the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas
The attack Tuesday afternoon at Robb Elementary School took the lives of 21 people.

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May 25, 2022

For Heather and Kerry, their tour through a Mormon temple is a bittersweet experience
For Kerry Pray and her wife, Heather, touring a Latter-day Saint temple is a cathartic, eye-opening and emotional experience.

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May 25, 2022

The Buffalo shooting is a reminder that millions don't live near a grocery store
Grocery stores provide healthy foods, create jobs and offer a place for community connection. "We started calling them front-line and essential workers for a reason," says one food access advocate.

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May 25, 2022

More cyclists are being killed by cars. Advocates say U.S. streets are the problem
The pandemic got more people riding bikes, but the number of cyclists hit and killed by cars is rising at an alarming rate. "We're buying materials for ghost bikes in bulk," one cycling advocate says.

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May 25, 2022

Walter almost gave up crossing the Mexican desert. Then a fellow migrant carried him
Walter Delgado was 11 when he and his grandpa began the dangerous journey from El Salvador to the U.S. Along the way, Delgado started to falter, but another traveler carried him across the border.

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May 25, 2022

Sale of sanctioned oligarch's Chelsea Football Club approved by U.K. government
The government had to be sure that Roman Abramovich, sanctioned over his links to Russian President Vladimir Putin, did not profit from the enforced sale of one of football's most successful clubs.

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May 25, 2022

North Korea launches three missiles into the sea, including suspected ICBM
North Korea launched three ballistic missiles toward the sea on Wednesday, its neighbors said, hours after President Joe Biden wrapped up his trip to Asia.

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May 25, 2022

Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger beats Trump-backed primary challenge, AP says
Incumbent Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger famously refused then-President Donald Trump's entreaties to "find" enough votes to overturn his loss in Georgia.

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May 25, 2022

Katie Britt and U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks are headed for an Alabama Senate runoff
Alabama's Republican primary for U.S. Senate is going to a June runoff between Katie Britt and U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks after neither candidate captured a majority of the vote.

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