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Battle for Mariupol draws toward close after surrender

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The battle that turned Mariupol into a worldwide symbol of defiance and suffering drew toward a close as Russia said nearly 1,000 last-ditch Ukrainian fighters who held out inside a pulverized steel plant had surrendered. Meanwhile, the first captured Russian soldier to be put on trial by Ukraine on war-crimes… Read

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Buffalo shooter let some people see plans just before attack

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Shortly before he opened fire, the white gunman accused of killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket allowed a small group of people to see his detailed plans for the attack, which he had been chronicling for months in a private, online diary. Discord, the chat platform where 18-year-old… Read

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U.S. says N Korea may conduct missile test as Biden visits Asia

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U.S. intelligence shows that it's a "genuine possibility" that North Korea will conduct another ballistic missile test or nuclear test around President Joe Biden's visit to South Korea and Japan that begins later this week, according to the White House. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan on Wednesday said… Read

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Russian soldier pleads guilty at Ukraine war crimes trial

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A 21-year-old Russian soldier facing the first war crimes trial since Moscow invaded Ukraine pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing an unarmed civilian. Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin could get life in prison for shooting a a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head through an open car window in the northeastern Sumy region… Read

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With Roe in doubt, some fear tech surveillance of pregnancy

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When Chandler Jones realized she was pregnant during her junior year of college, she turned to a trusted source for information and advice. Her cell phone. “I couldn’t imagine before the Internet, trying to navigate this,” said Jones, 26, who graduates Tuesday from the University of Baltimore School of Law.… Read

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Israel approves ultranationalist Jewish march in Jerusalem

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Israeli authorities on Wednesday said they have given the go-ahead for flag-waving Jewish nationalists to march through the heart of the main Palestinian thoroughfare in Jerusalem's Old City later this month, in a decision that threatens to re-ignite violence in the holy city. The office of Internal Security Minister Omer… Read

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Half of new UK nurses from abroad: council

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Nearly half of new UK nurses and midwives are from abroad, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) said on Wednesday, prompting concerns of an over-reliance on foreign workers. The NMC's annual report showed 48 percent of the 48,436 new nurses and midwives were from other countries, with 66 percent from… Read

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911 dispatcher who took Buffalo shooting call put on leave

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A 911 dispatcher has been placed on leave and may lose her job after allegedly hanging up on an supermarket employee hiding during this weekend's shooting rampage in Buffalo, New York. “Termination will be sought” for the dispatcher at a disciplinary hearing later this month, said Peter Anderson, spokesperson for… Read

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Gun in 8-year-old's backpack goes off at Chicago school; mother charged

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A Chicago mother has been charged with child endangerment after a gun in her second grader's backpack accidentally discharged at school, injuring a 7-year-old classmate, police said Wednesday. The 28-year-old woman appeared in court on Wednesday on three misdemeanor child endangerment counts. A judge ordered her release from Cook County… Read

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Sri Lankan police arrest ruling party MPs over mob violence

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Sri Lankan police arrested two ruling party lawmakers for allegedly instigating mob violence that plunged the country into days of unrest and left nine people dead last week, officials said Wednesday. The members of parliament, both from President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's party, were questioned by criminal investigators on Tuesday evening and… Read

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