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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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President Joe Biden on Tuesday condemned the poison of white supremacy and said the nation must “reject the lie” of the racist “replacement theory" espoused by the shooter who murdered 10 black Americans in Buffalo.

By CHRIS MEGERIAN, Associated Press May 17, 2022
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U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again creep upward.

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer May 17, 2022
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The white gunman accused of a racist rampage at a Buffalo supermarket planned to keep killing if he had escaped the scene, the police commissioner said Monday, as authorities investigated the massacre of Black people a s a potential hate crime or act of domestic terrorism.

By CAROLYN THOMPSON and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press May 16, 2022
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Europe pushed to toughen its response Monday to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, with Sweden joining Finland in deciding to seek NATO membership and European Union officials working to rescue proposed sanctions on Russian oil.

By OLEKSANDR STASHEVSKYI and CIARAN McQUILLAN, Associated Press May 16, 2022
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Abortion rights supporters demonstrating at hundreds of marches and rallies Saturday expressed their outrage that the Supreme Court appears prepared to scrap the constitutional right to abortion that has endured for nearly a half-century and their fear about what that could mean for women’s reproductive choices.

By ASHRAF KHALIL and DAVID SHARP, Associated Press May 14, 2022
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U.S. wildlife managers want to see at least 320 Mexican gray wolves roaming the Southwest within the next several years as they try to recover an endangered species that for decades has been the focus of political strife and litigation.

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press May 14, 2022
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When America’s first nuclear weapons were tested in south-central New Mexico they set off generations of strife as nearby communities struggled with cancers and other health problems many feared were a direct impact of associated radiation.

By ADRIAN HEDDEN, Carlsbad Current-Argus May 14, 2022
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The U.S. baby formula shortage has sparked a surge of interest at milk banks around the U.S. with some mothers offering to donate breast milk and desperate parents calling to see if it’s a solution to keep their babies fed.

By MIKE CATALINI and PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press May 14, 2022
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Finland’s leaders Thursday came out in favor of applying to join NATO, and Sweden could do the same within days, in a historic realignment on the continent 2 1/2 months after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine sent a shiver of fear through Moscow’s neighbors.

By OLEKSANDR STASHEVSKYI, Associated Press May 13, 2022
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They found no trace of a mythical sea monster, no sign of mobsters in concrete shoes or long-lost treasure chests.

By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press May 13, 2022
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The lawyer for WNBA star Brittney Griner said Friday her pre-trial detention in Russia has been extended by one month.

By Associated Press May 13, 2022
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For the first time, scientists have grown plants in soil from the moon collected by NASA’s Apollo astronauts.

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer May 12, 2022
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President Joe Biden appealed to world leaders at a COVID-19 summit Thursday to reenergize a lagging international commitment to attacking the virus as he led the U.S. in marking the “tragic milestone” of 1 million deaths in America.

By ZEKE MILLER and MARIA CHENG, Associated Press May 12, 2022
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A baseball signed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has sold at auction for more than $50,000, a portion of which will go toward providing humanitarian aid to Ukrainians displaced by the nation's war with Russia, auctioneer RR Auction of Boston said Thursday.

May 12, 2022
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A baby formula shortage in the United States is driving parents to swap, sell and offer leftover supplies to each other, while President Joe Biden plans to speak with manufacturers and retailers Thursday about the plight facing families.

By JOSH BOAK and PAT EATON-ROBB ASSOCIATED PRESS May 12, 2022
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A 90-year-old Roman Catholic cardinal, a singer and at least two others have been arrested in Hong Kong on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security, in an action widely condemned as a further sign of Beijing's erosion of rights in the city.

By Associated Press May 12, 2022

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