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Rep. Madison Cawthorn speaks before a rally for former U.S. President Donald Trump at The Farm at 95 on April 9, 2022 in Selma, North Carolina.
Tue, 05/17/2022 - 04:00

Rep. Madison Cawthorn is facing a challenge, supported by major state GOP figures. One Democratic House primary may have been reshaped by the abortion rights debate. And a key Senate race will be set.

Students interact with a teacher during a lesson at Poland's Warsaw Ukrainian School, on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.
Tue, 05/17/2022 - 04:00

Teachers in Warsaw work to address student-held trauma in classrooms after the Polish school system absorbed tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugee students.

Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, right, shortly before greeting a crowd on the steps of the Idaho Capitol in Boise on May 19, 2021 as she announces her bid for the governor race in 2022.
Tue, 05/17/2022 - 04:00

In Idaho's GOP race for governor, former President Donald Trump has endorsed Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, who has long ties to far-right figures and is challenging incumbent Gov. Brad Little.

Al Noor mosque shooting survivor Temel Atacocugu points to the scar of a bullet wound in his arm during an interview at his home, Feb. 25, 2020, in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Tue, 05/17/2022 - 03:21

The deadly attacks at two Christchurch mosques brought people together rather than sowing discord, one of the survivors says.

Buffalo Police on scene at a Tops Friendly Market on May 14, 2022 in Buffalo, N.Y. At least 10 people were killed after a mass shooting at the store with the gunman in police custody.
Tue, 05/17/2022 - 02:05

Biden will visit the supermarket where last weekend's deadly shooting took place, as well as visit with local leaders and law enforcement.

Baby formula has been in short supply in many stores around the U.S. for several months.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 22:01

Abbott, one of the largest formula-makers in the U.S., has reached an agreement with the government to bring a closed factory back on line. And the FDA is easing some restrictions on imported formula.

A view shows the Azovstal steel plant in the city of Mariupol on May 10. Hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers have been evacuated to Russian-controlled territory.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 20:21

It's unclear if the soldiers have been taken prisoner or are under the protection of the U.N., but a Ukrainian official says they would be able to return home after a prisoner exchange with Russia.

A wounded service member of the Ukrainian forces from the besieged Azovstal steel mill in Mariupol is transported out of a bus on a stretcher under escort of pro-Russian fighters, upon arrival in Novoazovsk, Ukraine, on Monday.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 16:25

A roundup of key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

A Ukrainian soldier examines a fragment of a Russian Air Force Su-25 jet after a battle at the village of Kolonshchyna, Ukraine, on April 21. Russia was expected to establish air superiority in the first days of the war. But Ukraine's air defenses have been so effective that Russian pilots often fire their weapons while over Russia and never enter Ukrainian airspace.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 16:22

Russia was expected to dominate the skies over Ukraine. But Ukrainians are still shooting down helicopters and planes, making Russian pilots very wary about venturing into Ukrainian airspace.

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 16:22

In a key swing state, Pennsylvania's highest court is weighing a challenge to a state law that's expanded mail-in voting. The challenge was put forth in part by 11 GOP lawmakers who voted for the law.

Actor Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., on Monday. Actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in <em>The Washington Post</em> in 2018 referring to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse."
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 16:14

Jurors in Johnny Depp's libel trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, saw photos of her with red marks and swelling on her face after their final fight before their divorce.

An Orange County Sheriff's Department K-9 unit checks the grounds at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, Calif. on Sunday after a fatal shooting.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 15:20

A gunman killed a 52-year-old man and wounded five others in an attack at a Southern California church on Sunday, authorities said.

Attorney Benjamin Crump, accompanied by the family of Ruth Whitfield, a victim of shooting at a supermarket, speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Buffalo, N.Y., on Monday.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 13:41

Whitfield's children and grandchildren share treasured memories and calls to action at the event with their legal team, led by prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump.

Police and FBI agents continue their investigation of the shooting at Tops market on Sunday in Buffalo, N.Y. A gunman opened fire at the store killing ten people and wounding another three on Saturday.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 13:27

In June 2021, New York police sent the suspect to a hospital for an evaluation after he made a threat at his school. Then, he fell off of law enforcement's radar and bought a rifle earlier this year.

On Sunday, a woman lights a candle at a makeshift memorial to the victims of Saturday's mass shooting at Tops market in Buffalo, N.Y.
Mon, 05/16/2022 - 12:26

The white supremacist suspect in Buffalo is 18 years old. Some news organizations and commentators have called him a "teenager" and "child" rather than a "man."

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