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The Biden administration has begun expelling Cubans and Nicaraguans to Mexico under pandemic-related powers to deny migrants a chance to seek asylum, expanding use of the rule even as it publicly says it has been trying to unwind it, officials said Wednesday.

By Associated Press May 5, 2022
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Americans wondering whether a nearby dam could be dangerous can look up the condition and hazard ratings of tens of thousands of dams nationwide using an online database run by the federal government.

By DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press May 5, 2022
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It took two trips over state lines, navigating icy roads and a patchwork of state laws, for a 32-year-old South Dakota woman to get abortion pills last year.

By STEPHEN GROVES, Associated Press May 5, 2022
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His appeals for an Orthodox Easter truce in Ukraine went unheeded.

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press May 4, 2022
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Russian forces Tuesday began storming the steel mill containing the last pocket of resistance in Mariupol, Ukrainian defenders said, just as scores of civilians evacuated from the bombed-out plant reached relative safety and told of days and nights filled with dread and despair from constant shelling.

By Associated Press May 3, 2022
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A battery of fire engines and their crews were busy Tuesday clearing brush, building fire lines and spraying water to keep the largest wildfire in the U.S. from pushing into a small northeastern New Mexico city where some residents have already left and many are packed up and ready to go if winds shift again.

By CEDAR ATTANASIO and SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press May 3, 2022
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Prosecutors in Idaho say they will seek the death penalty against a woman charged with killing her two youngest children and her new husband's previous wife.

By Associated Press May 3, 2022
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President Joe Biden on Tuesday blasted a “radical” draft Supreme Court opinion that would throw out the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling that has stood for a half century and warned that other rights including same-sex marriage and birth control are at risk if the court follows through.

By Associated Press May 3, 2022
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If the U.S. Supreme Court follows through on overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, it would quickly split the country into states with abortion access and those that outlaw it.

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST and MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press May 3, 2022
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People fleeing besieged Mariupol described weeks of bombardment and deprivation as they arrived Monday in Ukrainian-held territory, where officials and relief workers anxiously awaited the first group of civilians evacuated from the steel plant that is the last stronghold of Ukrainian fighters in the devastated port city.

By CARA ANNA and INNA VARENYTSIA, Associated Press May 2, 2022
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Ray Charles and The Judds joined the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday in a ceremony filled with tears, music and laughter, just a day after Naomi Judd died unexpectedly.

By KRISTIN M. HALL, AP Entertainment Writer May 2, 2022
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Vera Rasnake laughed as she led a trio of barking, jostling dogs into the Iowa Greyhound Park, but her smile faded when she acknowledged that after 41 years of being around the sleek animals, her sport was teetering on extinction.

By SCOTT McFETRIDGE, Associated Press May 2, 2022
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For student loan activists, the week began with hope as President Joe Biden gave his clearest indication that he was considering canceling federal debt rather than simply allowing borrowers to defer payments during the pandemic.

By CHRIS MEGERIAN, Associated Press April 30, 2022
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Ukrainian forces fought village by village Saturday to hold back a Russian advance through the country’s east, while the United Nations worked to broker a civilian evacuation from the last defensive stronghold in the bombed-out ruins of the port city of Mariupol.

By Associated Press April 30, 2022
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Prices for Russian credit default swaps – insurance contracts that protect an investor against a default – plunged sharply overnight after Moscow used its precious foreign currency reserves to make a last minute debt payment on Friday.

By Associated Press April 30, 2022
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Over 1,000 firefighters backed by bulldozers and aircraft battled the largest active wildfire in the U.S. on Saturday after strong winds pushed it across some containment lines and closer to a small city in northern New Mexico.

By Associated Press April 30, 2022
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The Food and Drug Administration on Friday set tentative dates in June to publicly review COVID-19 vaccines for the youngest American children, typically the final step before authorizing the shots.

By Associated Press April 29, 2022
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russia of trying to humiliate the United Nations by raining missiles on Kyiv during a visit to the city by the U.N. chief, an attack that shattered weeks of relative calm in the capital.

By DAVID KEYTON and INNA VARENYTSIA, Associated Press April 29, 2022
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Thousands of firefighters continued to slow the advance of destructive wildfires in the Southwestern U.S., but officials warned they were bracing for the return Friday of the same dangerous conditions that quickly spread the wind-fueled blazes a week ago.

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN and SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press April 29, 2022
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The U.S. economy shrank in the first three months of the year, and faces threats from high inflation and rising interest rates, yet economists foresee a return to growth for the rest of 2022 based on the strength of the job market and consumer spending.

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer April 28, 2022
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The federal government has finished another environmental review of a proposed transmission line that will carry wind-generated electricity from rural New Mexico to big cities in the West and similar reviews are planned for two more projects that would span parts of Utah and Nevada, the U.S. Interior Department announced Thursday.

By Associated Press April 28, 2022
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President Joe Biden’s upbeat message that the economy is cruising along hit a troublesome speed bump on Thursday when the federal government reported that U.S. gross domestic product shrank during the first three months of 2022.

By Associated Press April 28, 2022
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Republican efforts to stop the Biden administration from changing how asylum claims on the U.S. border are handled widened Thursday as Texas and Arizona asked courts to block new procedures that could decide asylum cases in months, instead of years.

By Associated Press April 28, 2022
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Research confirms what dog lovers know – every pup is truly an individual.

By Associated Press April 28, 2022
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Russia pounded a wide area of Ukraine on Thursday, including Kyiv, bombarding the city while the head of the United Nations was visiting in the boldest attack on the capital since Moscow's forces retreated weeks ago.

By DAVID KEYTON and INNA VARENYTSIA, Associated Press April 28, 2022

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