Biden’s leadership of Democrats faces test in next primaries

Biden’s leadership of Democrats faces test in next primaries

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In his telling, President Joe Biden’s political philosophy is rooted in Pennsylvania, where the son of Scranton grew up watching families struggle to make ends meet. But as Democrats in the president’s home state choose a nominee on Tuesday for a critical U.S. Senate seat, the moderate …

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Your Monday Briefing – The New York Times

Your Monday Briefing - The New York Times

NATO to fast-track membership for Finland and Sweden Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO secretary general, announced yesterday that the security bloc would grant fast-track membership to Sweden and Finland. The move raises the pressure on Vladimir Putin, who justified Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by what he cast as the need to …

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Hyde, Bills commit to helping victims of Buffalo shooting

Hyde, Bills commit to helping victims of Buffalo shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Micah Hyde considered canceling his charity softball game after hearing about the shooting Saturday at a Buffalo supermarket. The Bills safety knew he and his teammates could try to help the families of the victims and a stunned community. A white, 18-year-old gunman in military gear …

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Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Master of the Santoor, Dies at 84

Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Master of the Santoor, Dies at 84

Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, an Indian musician and composer who was the foremost exponent of the santoor, a 100-string instrument similar to the hammered dulcimer, died on Tuesday at his home in Mumbai. He was 84. Indian news reports said the cause was cardiac arrest. Over a career spanning nearly …

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California churchgoers detained gunman in deadly attack

California churchgoers detained gunman in deadly attack

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — A man opened fire during a lunch reception at a Southern California church on Sunday before being stopped and hog-tied by parishioners in what a sheriff’s official called an act of “exceptional heroism and bravery.” One person was killed and four others were critically wounded …

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Saudi King Salman leaves hospital after week-long stay

Saudi King Salman leaves hospital after week-long stay

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — King Salman of Saudi Arabia was discharged from the hospital and slowly walked with the aid of a cane Sunday evening after a colonoscopy a week earlier, according to a video released by the royal court. The 86-year-old monarch’s health is closely watched as he …

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North Korea reports 8 deaths as Kim laments virus response

Maltese vote in general election with some firsts for nation

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday reported 8 new deaths and 392,920 more people with fever symptoms amid a growing COVID-19 outbreak as leader Kim Jong Un blasted officials over delays in medicine deliveries and ordered his military to get involved in the pandemic response in the …

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EXPLAINER: What do we know about John Fetterman’s diagnosis?

EXPLAINER: What do we know about John Fetterman’s diagnosis?

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — John Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor and a top Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, is recovering from a stroke he said was caused by a heart condition called atrial fibrillation. Fetterman said in a statement Sunday that doctors believe he’s on his way to making “a full …

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Have your say: Should Canada decriminalize drug possession?

Maltese vote in general election with some firsts for nation

This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distribution to colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire about permissions/licensing, please go to: www.TorontoStarReprints.com Health Canada is currently weighing exemption requests from Vancouver, the British Columbia government and Toronto to decriminalize drug …

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