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New Zealand plane finds 7 missing aboard 2 boats in Pacific

New Zealand plane finds 7 missing aboard 2 boats in Pacific

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s military said Tuesday that an air force plane had found seven people who had gone missing aboard two small boats near the remote Pacific nation of Kiribati. The military said the crew aboard an Orion plane had coincidentally spotted the two boats within …

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Mothers pass torch to daughters in abortion’s forever war

Mothers pass torch to daughters in abortion’s forever war

NEW YORK (AP) — They are mothers, they are daughters, they are comrades. Generations of women came together for a Manhattan protest against the U.S. Supreme Court’s anticipated ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. There were women who have been fighting for nearly a half century to hold on to abortion …

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AP-NORC poll: Economy grows as priority on Russia response

Maltese vote in general election with some firsts for nation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are becoming less supportive of punishing Russia for launching its invasion of Ukraine if it comes at the expense of the U.S. economy, a sign of rising anxiety over inflation and other challenges, according to a new poll. While broad support for U.S. sanctions has not …

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Adult sex abuse survivors win 2nd chance to sue in New York

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Adult sexual assault survivors who missed legal deadlines to sue their abusers would get a second chance to file lawsuits under a bill that received final approval Monday from New York’s Legislature. Once it becomes law, the Adult Survivors Act would set give victims of sexual …

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UN envoy urges Somalia’s new leaders to tackle urgent issues

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Somalia urged the country Monday to build on last week’s election of a new president and work on national reconciliation, improve relations between the central government and states, and confront the growing threat from the al-Shabab extremist group. James Swan called last …

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Michigan bureau: 2 top GOP governor candidates short sigs

Michigan bureau: 2 top GOP governor candidates short sigs

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s elections bureau said late Monday that five Republican candidates for governor, including two leading contenders, failed to file enough valid nominating signatures and should not qualify for the August primary. The recommendations immediately transformed the race and dealt a major blow to former Detroit Police …

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McCormick sues over counting mail ballots in Pa. Senate race

McCormick sues over counting mail ballots in Pa. Senate race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The campaign of David McCormick, who is in a neck-and-neck Republican primary contest for the U.S. Senate against celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, sued in a Pennsylvania court Monday to try to ensure counties obey a brand-new federal appeals court decision that could help him …

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Charges tossed for officers who pulled students from car

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ATLANTA (AP) — A prosecutor on Monday said he would not prosecute Atlanta police officers involved in a May 2020 confrontation with two college students who were stunned with Tasers and pulled from a car while they were stuck in traffic caused by protests over George Floyd’s death. Messiah Young …

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Southern Baptists face push for public list of sex abusers

Southern Baptists face push for public list of sex abusers

A blistering report on the Southern Baptist Convention’s mishandling of sex abuse allegations is raising the prospect that the denomination, for the first time, will create a publicly accessible database of pastors and other church personnel known to be abusers. The creation of an “Offender Information System” was one of …

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