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Mother and young daughter shot in New York's Times Square

Mother and young daughter shot in New York's Times Square

Another victim was a 24-year-old woman from Rhode Island, who was hit in her thigh, and a 43-year-old woman from New Jersey, who was shot in the foot, according to Shea. A gun has not been recovered ...

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More than 170 Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem

More than 170 Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem

The second straight night of rioting in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood was fuelled by a years-long land dispute between Palestinian refugees and Jewish settlers in the strategic district near Jeru...

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England travel 'green list' to include 12 countries

England travel 'green list' to include 12 countries

David Child, head of PR and brand at Thomas Cook, said bookings for Portugal went "through the roof" immediately after the announcement. But he said: "This is just the first step". "However, airli...

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Holidaymakers offered £20 Covid tests

Holidaymakers offered £20 Covid tests

The research body said that the laboratories were facing challenges to meet the expected testing target due to the "extraordinary" caseload and staff testing positive for the infection. Dedicated RAT ...

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China indefinitely halts economic dialog mechanism with Australia

China indefinitely halts economic dialog mechanism with Australia

The Australian dollar fell sharply on the news, and was as low as 0.7701 to the USA dollar from Wednesday's $0.7747. In a statement on Thursday, the Chinese National Development and Reform Commissio...

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Australia’s NSW scrambles after locally-acquired COVID case

Australia’s NSW scrambles after locally-acquired COVID case

No direct link has been discovered between the returned traveller and the Sydney man, NSW Chief Medical Officer Kerry Chant said on Wednesday. "We believe this is a proportionate response to the...

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Derek Chauvin juror's 'BLM' T-shirt sparks concerns about trial verdicts

Derek Chauvin juror's 'BLM' T-shirt sparks concerns about trial verdicts

Mike Brandt, a Minneapolis defense attorney not involved in the case, told the AP the revelation alone wasn't almost enough to overturn Chauvin's conviction, but it could be combined with other issu...

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Facebook Oversight Board To Announce Decision On Trump Ban On May 5

Facebook Oversight Board To Announce Decision On Trump Ban On May 5

Barred from social media, Trump has embraced other platforms for getting his message out. But in response, the former President claims he was unjustly censored. While his followers will apparently be ...

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Biden Sets New Vaccination Goal

Biden Sets New Vaccination Goal

Already more than 56% of adult Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and almost 105 million are fully vaccinated. The new initiatives, which come with hundreds of millions ...

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Ontario reports under 4,000 new COVID-19 cases for seventh straight day

Ontario reports under 4,000 new COVID-19 cases for seventh straight day

Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo says more than 80 per cent of Canadians over the age of 70 have been vaccinated against COVID-19. "We still have to hold tight with all our measures ...

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Mayor DeBlasio: NYC to Fully Reopen July 1

Mayor DeBlasio: NYC to Fully Reopen July 1

Asked whether the July 1 reopening was a definite plan or a goal, de Blasio spokesperson Bill Neidhardt said in an email, "It's a plan/goal". The mayor did not say if the mask mandate will remain in p...

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FDA says it will ban all menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars

FDA says it will ban all menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars

Public health groups filed a lawsuit a year ago in federal district court in Northern California to require the FDA to respond to the petition. Instead, it promised that it will work toward developi...

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Ontario to give workers 3 paid sick days, reimburse businesses costs

Ontario to give workers 3 paid sick days, reimburse businesses costs

Labour Minister Monte McNaughton explains the program would provide workers up to $200 for up to three days if they are feeling sick or need to get vaccinated. "We believe that this is the simplest an...

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Multi-million expansion of Australian military bases in signal to China

Multi-million expansion of Australian military bases in signal to China

How have Australian politicians reacted to the remarks? . "Nobody wants to see conflict between China and Taiwan or anywhere else in the world, " Dutton said. Australia's relationship with China,...

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CDC may soon update outdoor face mask wearing guidance

CDC may soon update outdoor face mask wearing guidance

On buses used for transportation, the CDC guidance said protocols to keep physical distance between campers should be put into place, such as seating children one-per-row. "To decrease the risk of...

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California recall against governor has enough signatures to make ballot

California recall against governor has enough signatures to make ballot

If enough do - a very, very long shot - the question will not make the ballot. Newsom still does not get it. A Republican-backed petition to recall California's governor has achieved its goal of f...

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Police shooting of Black man in North Carolina an 'execution,' say lawyers

Police shooting of Black man in North Carolina an 'execution,' say lawyers

She said officials allowed them to view just 20 seconds of video of the incident. "They're trying to hide something", attorney Benjamin Crump said. The shooting last Wednesday, a day after former ...

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EU Will Let Vaccinated Americans Visit This Summer, Top Official Says

EU Will Let Vaccinated Americans Visit This Summer, Top Official Says

But, as the Times noted, many countries normally host millions of American tourists every year, supporting a substantial number of jobs, and are expected to be eager to welcome tourists once again. ...

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McCarthy Says Biden Pulled a ‘Bait and Switch’ from Moderate to Socialist

McCarthy Says Biden Pulled a ‘Bait and Switch’ from Moderate to Socialist

WASHINGTON-Two centrist senators key to negotiations over infrastructure spending signaled progress in talks but made clear they don't support President Biden's expansive $2.3 trillion proposal. 'Th...

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India's COVID-19 second wave rapidly sliding into a devastating crisis

India's COVID-19 second wave rapidly sliding into a devastating crisis

As per the union health ministry data, five states of the country, namely Maharashtra , Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Kerala, contribute 54 percent of the cases. Amidst the devastating seco...

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Protests in London against remaining UK Covid rules

Protests in London against remaining UK Covid rules

The demonstrators marched along several major arteries, including the main shopping district Oxford Street, with videos and photos showing thousands in attendance. Britain began to gradually lift ...

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Hospital Fire Kills 82, Sparks Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq

Hospital Fire Kills 82, Sparks Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq

Salih, the president, said the fire was a result of "the accumulated destruction of state institutions due to corruption and mismanagement". At least 28 patients who died were on ventilators in Covi...

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Caitlyn Jenner files initial paperwork in bid for Calif. governor

Caitlyn Jenner files initial paperwork in bid for Calif. governor

The group said on Twitter Friday afternoon that supporting Jenner was a "hard pass". California's secretary of state is in the process of verifying the signatures necessary to force Newsom into a ...

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Biden announces 200 million vaccine dose goal being met early

Biden announces 200 million vaccine dose goal being met early

With roughly 28 million vaccine doses being delivered each week, demand has eclipsed supply as the constraining factor to vaccinations in much of the country. In Iowa, almost half of the counties are ...

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New Zealand says 'uncomfortable' with expanding Five Eyes

New Zealand says 'uncomfortable' with expanding Five Eyes

Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's tiresomely woke prime minister, often complains that one of the biggest challenges her country faces in promoting its interests overseas is that, owing to its remote geo...

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1 killed, 2 wounded in shooting at Long Island grocery store

1 killed, 2 wounded in shooting at Long Island grocery store

Later, however, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran debunked those reports by telling News 12 Long Island that Wilson was not traveling by "public bus". Police have confirmed they have apprehen...

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USA city on edge as jury deliberates Chauvin verdict — George Floyd

USA city on edge as jury deliberates Chauvin verdict — George Floyd

It's exactly what you felt in your gut. The charges differ when it comes to Chauvin's state of mind - with second-degree murder requiring some level of intent - not an intent to kill but that Chauv...

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Derek Chauvin trial closing arguments

Derek Chauvin trial closing arguments

Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old black man, was shot dead in a Minneapolis suburb on 11 April by a white policewoman who apparently mistook her gun for her Taser, and a 13-year-old boy was killed by pol...

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Pig’s head left at former home of Derek Chauvin defense witness

Pig’s head left at former home of Derek Chauvin defense witness

Another act of vandalism took place 45 minutes later at Santa Rosa Plaza Mall, where a large hand statue was also smeared in pig's blood. The vandals also left a sign in front of the statue that inclu...

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Increase oxygen supply to Delhi: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia urges Centre

Increase oxygen supply to Delhi: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia urges Centre

The chief minister said Delhi had reported 25,500 new cases on Sunday-another record- and the positivity rate had jumped to 30% from 24% in a single day. The cases are rising very fast. "It would help...

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Family sees video of teen's fatal shooting by Chicago police

Family sees video of teen's fatal shooting by Chicago police

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability plans to release at 2:30 p.m. Thursday the footage captured by cameras worn by the officers who chased Toledo in the early morning hours of March 29 in t...

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USA expels Russian diplomats, imposes dozens of new sanctions

The latest step is part of a wider array of sanctions the White House plans to announce on Thursday to make Russian Federation pay a price for "malign" actions such as election interference, cyber-hac...

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Democrat Rep. Mondaire Jones: ‘Supreme Court Expansion Is Infrastructure’

Democrat Rep. Mondaire Jones: ‘Supreme Court Expansion Is Infrastructure’

Ed Markey of MA in the Senate, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler of NY, the chair of the Judiciary Committee, in the House. Markey depicts the bill as necessary to neutralize the court's politicization by Re...

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Mich. Gov. Whitmer faces resistance to COVID-19 shutdowns

Mich. Gov. Whitmer faces resistance to COVID-19 shutdowns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) advised the state of MI to enter another lockdown on Monday as the state suffers from the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Slinging jargon...

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Suspect and his father arrested 25 years after California university student disappeared

Suspect and his father arrested 25 years after California university student disappeared

But despite numerous investigations, searches and legal procedures, there has not be an arrest in the case. Flores was arrested in San Pedro, according to the log. Paul has remained silent throu...

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