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10 dead in Buffalo supermarket attack police call hate crime

BUFFALA, NY (AP) – Authorities say a white 18-year-old gunman in military uniform, who was broadcasting live with a helmet camera, opened fire with a rifle at a supermarket in New York State, killing 10 people and injuring more. three. Officials said they were investigating Saturday’s shooting as a racially motivated hate crime. Authorities say 11 victims are black and two are white. Police say the guard fired while trying to stop the attack, but was killed by an armed man. Authorities say officers encountered a man in the store and he surrendered. Suspect Peyton Hendron of Conklin, New York, has been brought to trial for murder. The shooting took place in a predominantly black area in Buffalo.

Ukraine: The Russians are moving away from the outskirts of Kharkov, hitting the east

Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine says Russian troops are leaving the outskirts of Ukraine’s second largest city after bombing it for weeks. Officials say Moscow’s troops are retreating from Kharkov in the northeast, inflicting mortar, artillery and air strikes on the eastern Donetsk province. According to the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, the country is “entering a new, long-term phase of the war” after more than 11 weeks of hostilities. Kyiv and Moscow are fighting hard for the eastern industrial territory of Ukraine. Also on Saturday, a US Senate delegation led by Republican leader Mitch McConnell met with Zelensky in the Ukrainian capital.

Proponents of abortion rights are expressing anger over the future after Rowe

WASHINGTON (AP) – Proponents of abortion rights are demonstrating at hundreds of marches and rallies, expressing their outrage that the Supreme Court seems ready to relinquish its constitutional right to abortion, which has been in effect for nearly half a century. And they express fear as to what this might mean for women’s reproductive choices. Angry after the leaked draft opinion, which suggested a conservative majority would overturn Rowe’s landmark ruling against Wade, activists spoke of the need for rapid mobilization because Republican-led states are willing to impose tougher restrictions. In the capital, thousands of people gathered near the Washington Monument before marching to the Supreme Court, which is now surrounded by two layers of protective fences.

Explain: Why high stakes in the lawsuit related to Russia’s investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) – The first trial following the investigation of Special Prosecutor John Durham on the first days of the Trump and Russia investigations hardly seems like an explosive case. The trial, which begins Monday in federal court in Washington, is about one false statement allegedly made by the FBI in 2016 by a cybersecurity lawyer involved with Hillary Clinton’s company. However, the stakes are high. The acquittal will speed up questions about the purpose of Durham’s lengthy investigation and prices for taxpayers. The conviction would intensify Donald Trump supporters who have long stared at Durham to expose what they see as biased abuse of the former president.

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won “Eurovision” against the background of the war

TURIN, Italy (AP) – Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra has won the Eurovision Song Contest, clearly demonstrating popular support for the war-torn nation that went beyond music. The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed the victory, the third since Ukraine’s debut at Eurovision in 2003, and said that “we will do our best” to hold the contest next year in the port city of Mariupol. He stressed “Ukrainian Mariupol”, adding: “free, peaceful, rebuilt!” Kalush Orchestra frontman Oleg Psyuk took advantage of the huge global audience, which last year numbered more than 180 million people, to make a fervent request to release the fighters who are still trapped under a large steel plant in Mariupol.

North Korea reports 15 more deaths from COVID-19

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea says it has confirmed 15 more deaths and hundreds of thousands of additional fever patients amid the country’s first outbreak of COVID-19. Additional deaths reported on Sunday led to 42 deaths in the country from fever. After more than two years of supporting widespread controversy over the absence of coronavirus, North Korea announced Thursday that it has found the first patients with COVID-19 since the pandemic began. . Since then, the “explosive” fever has spread across the country since late April, but it is not disclosed how many COVID-19 cases have been identified. The official central news agency of Korea reported that another 296,180 people with flu symptoms were counted, bringing the total to 820,620 people.

“Sentenced”: Oz condemns the tweet of the Republican opponent of Islam

CARLIS, Pennsylvania (AP) – Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz is stepping up criticism of a far-right Pennsylvania candidate who is gaining strength ahead of Tuesday’s primary. Overall, Oz stayed away from rival Katie Barnett. But Oz tells the Associated Press that Barnett is unaware of the Republican Party and will not be able to win the general election. Oz spoke out against Barnett’s tweet in 2015, in which she wrote that “pedophilia is the cornerstone of Islam.” Oz will become the country’s first Muslim senator, and he calls Barnett’s remark “disqualifying.” Barnette did not respond to a request for comment.

Putin warns that Finland’s membership in NATO will damage relations

HELSINKI (AP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned his Finnish counterpart that relations between the two neighbors could be “negative” if Finland fulfills its plans to apply for NATO membership. The Kremlin’s press service said in a statement on Saturday that Putin had said that Finland’s refusal to use Saul Niinistö’s “abandonment of the traditional policy of military neutrality would be a mistake, as there is no threat to Finland’s security.” The answer came after Niinist told Putin in a telephone conversation that in a military non-aligned country, the northern country “will decide to apply for NATO membership in the coming days.” Niinist told Putin that Finland’s security environment had changed dramatically since Moscow’s February 24 invasion of Ukraine.

Clarence Thomas says the abortion leak changed the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) – Judge Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court was changed as a result of a shocking leak of a draft opinion earlier this month. This view suggests that the court is prepared to overturn the right to abortion recognized in Rowe v. Wade. Conservative Thomas joined the court in 1991 and has long called for the dismissal of Rowe v. Wade. He described the leak as an unimaginable breach of trust. At a conference in Dallas, Thomas said, “If you lose that trust, especially in the institution where I am, it fundamentally changes the institution. You start looking over your shoulder. “

As Mask’s ransom approaches, Twitter is searching for his soul

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) is a toxic cesspool. Lifebuoy. Finger on the pulse of the world. Twitter is all this and more for more than 229 million users worldwide. For Elon Musk, his ultimate troll and perhaps the most prolific user, whose buyout of the company is taking place on increasingly shaky ground, Twitter is a “de facto urban area” that is in dire need of a libertarian transformation. Whether and how this will happen at this stage of the game, we can only guess. But if the history of Twitter is some sign, the process will be chaotic – inside and outside the company.

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