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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday strongly rebuffed those in the West who have suggested Ukraine cede control of areas occupied by Russian forces for the sake of reaching a peace agreement.

By Associated Press May 25, 2022
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Fourteen children and one teacher were killed in a shooting at a Texas elementary school Tuesday, and the the 18-year-old gunman was dead, Gov. Greg Abbott said Abbott said a local man opened fire at at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, about 85 miles west of San Antonio.

By EUGENE GARCIA and DARIO LOPEZ-MILLS, Associated Press May 24, 2022
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The search continued Tuesday for a woman suspected in the fatal shooting of professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson at an Austin home.

By Associated Press May 24, 2022
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Miami-Dade County has agreed to pay a record $4 million for the care of a girl whose spinal cord was severed in a crash with a police cruiser that was speeding into an intersection with non-working stoplights as a hurricane approached nearly six years ago.

May 24, 2022
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A combative man approaches, moving quickly toward a police officer who pulls out a Taser.

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press May 24, 2022
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Stocks rallied in afternoon trading on Wall Street Monday following seven weeks of declines that nearly ended the bull market that began in March 2020.

By DAMIAN J. TROISE, AP Business Writer May 23, 2022
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A Russian soldier who pleaded guilty to killing a civilian was sentenced by a Ukrainian court Monday to life in prison — the maximum — amid signs the Kremlin may hold trials of its own, particularly of the captured fighters who held out at Mariupol’s steel plant.

By ELENA BECATOROS, OLEKSANDR STASHEVSKYI and RICARDO MAZALAN, Associated Press May 23, 2022
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With only a test dummy aboard, Boeing’s astronaut capsule pulled up and parked at the International Space Station for the first time Friday, a huge achievement for the company after years of false starts.

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer May 21, 2022
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U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore cited extreme fire danger and unfavorable weather conditions Friday in announcing a suspension of all planned fire burning operations to clear brush and small trees on all national forest lands while his agency conducts a review of protocols and practices ahead of planned operations this fall.

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press May 21, 2022
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A new congressional map drawn by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' staff that could diminish the state's Black representation in Washington was reinstated by an appeals court Friday, a week after a lower court judge said the map was unconstitutional.

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press May 21, 2022
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Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border must continue, a judge ruled Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early next week.

By KEVIN McGILL and ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press May 21, 2022
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Russia claimed to have captured Mariupol on Friday in what would be its biggest victory yet in its war with Ukraine, after a nearly three-month siege that reduced much of the strategic port city to a smoking ruin, with over 20,000 civilians feared dead.

By Associated Press May 21, 2022
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Wall Street rumbled to the edge of a bear market Friday after another drop for stocks briefly sent the S&P 500 more than 20% below its peak set early this year.

By Associated Press May 21, 2022
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Locked in a near tie Friday, celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick began staffing up their campaigns with recount specialists as vote counting entered a fourth day in Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat.

By MARC LEVY, Associated Press May 21, 2022
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An attorney for an Arizona real estate developer who was referred to the Department of Justice for a criminal investigation along with a former Trump administration Cabinet member by Democrats on a congressional committee demanded Thursday that he be allowed to publicly rebut the allegations against his client.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press May 20, 2022
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The West moved to pour billions more in aid into Ukraine on Friday, as Russia shifted forces freed up by the imminent fall of the pulverized port city of Mariupol and fighting raged in the country’s industrial heartland in the east.

By OLEKSANDR STASHEVSKYI and CIARAN McQUILLAN, Associated Press May 20, 2022
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The man charged with opening fire on a Taiwanese church congregation of mainly elderly people in Southern California wanted to “execute in cold blood as many people in that room as possible,” a prosecutor said Tuesday in announcing murder, attempted murder and other charges for the shooting that killed one person and wounded five.

By Associated Press May 19, 2022
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The head of the Food and Drug Administration told lawmakers Thursday that a shuttered baby formula factory could be up and running as soon as next week, though he sidestepped questions about whether his agency should have intervened earlier to address problems at the plant that triggered the national shortage.

By MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer May 19, 2022
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Vote counting in Pennsylvania's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate dragged into a third day as Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick remained essentially tied with tens of thousands of ballots left to tally.

By MARC LEVY, Associated Press May 19, 2022
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Nearly 1,000 last-ditch Ukrainian fighters who had held out inside Mariupol's pulverized steel plant have surrendered, Russia said Wednesday, as the battle that turned the city into a worldwide symbol of defiance and suffering drew toward a close.

By OLEKSANDR STASHEVSKYI and CIARAN McQUILLAN, Associated Press May 18, 2022
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New Mexico's governor said Tuesday that given the ferocity and swift movements of a record-setting wildfire burning in the northeastern part of the state, the damage will be significant with estimates of burned homes and other structures likely to range between 1,000 and 1,500.

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press May 18, 2022
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Congress held its first hearing in half a century Tuesday on unidentified flying objects.

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press May 17, 2022
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U.S. authorities on Monday announced the discovery of a major drug smuggling tunnel – running about the length of six football fields – from Mexico to a warehouse in an industrial area in the U.S.

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press May 17, 2022
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A half-dozen mainstream Republican Senate candidates are drawing on the “great replacement” conspiracy theory once confined to the far-right fringes of U.S. politics to court voters this campaign season, promoting the baseless notion that there is a plot to diminish the influence of white people in America.

By Associated Press May 17, 2022
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Mariupol appeared on the verge of falling to the Russians on Tuesday as Ukraine moved to abandon the steel plant where hundreds of its fighters had held out for months under relentless bombardment in the last bastion of resistance in the devastated city.

By Associated Press May 17, 2022

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