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ONLY ON AP

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HOSTAGES-BEHEADINGS-QATAR LAWSUIT — Qatar, a key Persian Gulf ally of the Biden administration, is going through renewed scrutiny for its alleged monetary ties to terrorist teams after a brand new lawsuit from the household of an American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State and a separate federal investigation right into a member of the nation’s royalty. By Alan Suderman. SENT: 1,150 phrases, pictures.

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TOP STORIES

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RUSSIA-UKRAINE-WAR — Journalists packed a small courtroom in Kyiv for the trial of a captured Russian soldier accused of killing a Ukrainian civilian within the early days of the battle — the primary of dozens of battle crimes instances that Ukraine’s prime prosecutor says her workplace is pursuing. By Oleksandr Stashevskyi and David Keyton. SENT: 1,000 phrases, pictures, movies. With RUSSIA-UKRAINE-WAR-THE LATEST.

SUPREME COURT-ABORTION-PROTESTS — Demonstrators are rallying from coast to coast within the face of an anticipated Supreme Courtroom choice that might overturn girls’s proper to an abortion. Greater than 380 occasions have been deliberate Saturday, with the most important gatherings in huge cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and New York Metropolis. SENT: 280 phrases, pictures. UPCOMING: Updates all through the day; Washington rally begins at midday.

BABY FORMULA SHORTAGE-POLITICS — The nationwide scarcity of child system is rapidly turning into the GOP’s newest election-year assault on President Joe Biden. He says there’s “nothing extra pressing we’re engaged on” and has pushed again on criticism that his administration’s response has been missing. By Paul J. Weber. SENT: 890 phrases, pictures.

VIRUS-OUTBREAK-NORTH-KOREA — North Korea has reported 21 new deaths and 174,440 extra individuals with fever signs because the nation scrambles to gradual the unfold of COVID-19 throughout its unvaccinated inhabitants. By Kim Tong-Hyung. SENT: 1,040 phrases, pictures.

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MORE ON RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR

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RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR-DEFENSE CHIEFS — Russian Minister of Protection Sergey Shoygu speaks with U.S. Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin, however officers say the decision doesn’t seem to sign any change in Moscow’s battle in Ukraine. SENT: 500 phrases, pictures.

RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR-FINANCE LOOPHOLES — The Treasury Division cites the conduct of Russian in laying out suggestions for guarding towards cash laundering and different threats to the U.S. monetary system. SENT: 330 phrases, pictures.

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MORE ON VIRUS OUTBREAK

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VIRUS OUTBREAK-MILITARY ACADEMIES — 4 cadets on the Air Pressure Academy could not graduate or be commissioned as army officers later this month as a result of they’ve refused the COVID-19 vaccine, they usually could also be required to pay again 1000’s of {dollars} in tuition prices. By Lolita C. Baldor. SENT: 760 phrases, picture.

VIRUS-OUTBREAK-PASTOR-CHARGED — The Louisiana Supreme Courtroom threw out expenses towards a pastor who flouted restrictions on gatherings early within the coronavirus pandemic, ruling 5-2 that the governor’s government orders violated freedom of faith. SENT: 530 phrases, picture.

NEW-ZEALAND-PM-COVID — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has examined optimistic for COVID-19 however mentioned she nonetheless plans to journey to the U.S. later this month for a commerce journey and to provide the graduation speech at Harvard College. SENT: 350 phrases, pictures.

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TRENDING NEWS

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TRANSGENDER-LAW — A federal choose as blocked a part of an Alabama legislation that made it a felony to prescribe gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors. SENT: 570 phrases, picture.

RAPPER YOUNG THUG ARREST — Attorneys for Younger Thug, who was arrested this week below an indictment accusing him of co-founding a violent avenue gang, filed an emergency movement searching for bond for the Atlanta rapper, calling his confinement “inhumane.” SENT: 440 phrases, pictures.

BIDEN-HARRIS-FINANCES — The White Home launched monetary disclosure reviews for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris displaying that the president’s private funds have modified little since final 12 months. SENT: 170 phrases, pictures.

MEDIA-ELECTION-LAWSUIT — A Colorado choose has denied motions to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by an election programs employee towards former President Donald Trump’s marketing campaign, two of its attorneys and a handful of conservative media figures and shops. SENT: 200 phrases.

BASKETBALL-FANS-SHOOTING — Three individuals have been shot in downtown Milwaukee following the Bucks sport, authorities say. SENT: 220 phrases.

SPACEX-STARLINK-LAUNCH — A SpaceX rocket carried 53 satellites for the Starlink web constellation into orbit after blasting off from California. SENT: 100 phrases, pictures.

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WASHINGTON /POLITICS

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ELECTION 2022-SENATE-IOWA — Abby Finkenauer’s bid to clinch the Democratic nomination for Senate in Iowa wasn’t purported to be so fraught. However after she was practically blocked from showing on the poll within the June 7 major, some distinguished Democrats are giving one other take a look at her essential rival, Mike Franken, a retired Navy admiral. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 1,020 phrases, pictures.

CAPITOL RIOT-INVESTIGATION — The Jan. 6 committee’s choice to subpoena Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy and different congressional Republicans over the riot on the Capitol is as uncommon because the lethal riot itself, deepening the acrimony and mistrust amongst lawmakers. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,070 phrases, pictures.

CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING-FLORIDA — A choose’s ruling {that a} new congressional map drawn by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ workers is unconstitutional has been appealed by the state. SENT: 430 phrases, pictures.

OBIT-MCFARLANE — Former White Home nationwide safety adviser Robert C. McFarlane, a prime aide to President Ronald Reagan who pleaded responsible to expenses for his function in an unlawful arms-for-hostages deal referred to as the Iran-Contra affair, has died. He was 84. McFarlane, who lived in Washington, died from issues of a earlier lung situation at a hospital in Michigan, the place he was visiting household, based on The Washington Publish and The New York Occasions. SENT: 500 phrases, pictures.

UNITED STATES-JORDAN — President Biden reaffirms his administration’s help for Jordan’s long-running function because the custodian of Muslim holy websites on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. SENT: 310 phrases, pictures.

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NATIONAL

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SPRING-WILDFIRES-NUCLEAR-LAB — Public faculties have been closed and evacuation luggage packed this week as a cussed wildfire crept inside a number of miles of town of Los Alamos and its companion U.S. nationwide safety lab — the place assessing apocalyptic threats is a specialty and wildland hearth is a beguiling equation. SENT: 1,110 phrases, pictures.

EXECUTION-TENNESSEE — At the least two individuals linked to a Tennessee execution that was abruptly placed on maintain final month knew the evening earlier than that the deadly injection medication the state deliberate to make use of hadn’t undergone some required testing, newly launched information present. SENT: 830 phrases, pictures.

CALIFORNIA-CANNABIS-TAXES — California’s governor has proposed a short lived tax minimize for the state’s struggling authorized marijuana trade, however companies mentioned it falls far wanting what’s wanted to revive a foundering pot economic system. SENT: 770 phrases, pictures.

INFANT-DEATHS-PLEA — A girl accused within the case of two useless infants discovered many years in the past in South Carolina, together with a child lady who later grew to become referred to as “Julie Valentine,” has entered an Alford plea to a few expenses. SENT: 670 phrases, picture.

BEACH-HUMAN-REMAINS — A girl who disappeared in a seashore neighborhood on New York’s Lengthy Island greater than a decade in the past, sparking an investigation right into a potential serial killer, mentioned “there’s any individual after me” in a newly launched 911 tape. SENT: 560 phrases, pictures.

DROUGHT-CONVERTING-SALT-WATER — California officers have nixed a proposal for a $1.4 billion desalination plant however say they’re open to rising the state’s capability to show Pacific Ocean seawater into ingesting water to buffer towards persistent drought. SENT: 1,060 phrases, pictures.

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INTERNATIONAL

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JAPAN-OKINAWA-EXPLAINER — Okinawa on Sunday marks the fiftieth anniversary of its return to Japan on Might 15, 1972, which ended 27 years of U.S. rule after one of many bloodiest battles of World Warfare II was fought on the southern Japanese island. SENT: 970 phrases, pictures.

FRANCE-ELECTION-NASTY CAMPAIGN — The stakes are excessive, the battle nasty and the social gathering of centrist President Emmanuel Macron is the one to beat. However to a customer from outer house, June’s parliamentary election in France may appear to be a contest between the far proper and the hard-left. SENT: 640 phrases, pictures.

HUNGARY-BOMB SQUAD DOG — Hungary’s army has discovered a brand new mission in life for a gifted canine who was rescued from abusive house owners, recruiting 2-year-old Logan to serve in counterterrorism operations for an elite bomb squad. SENT: 550 phrases, pictures.

BRAZIL-ELECTIONS-HACKERS — Greater than 20 would-be hackers gathered within the Brazilian electoral authority’s headquarters within the capital this week. Their mission: infiltrate the nation’s voting system forward of a hotly anticipated race in October. SENT: 850 phrases, pictures.

INDIA-FIRE — Police arrested two house owners of an organization that manufactures and sells safety cameras after a large hearth reportedly began of their workplace in a four-story business constructing within the Indian capital, killing 27 individuals and injuring 12 others, police and hearth officers say. SENT: 410 phrases, pictures.

UNITED NATIONS-PALESTINIAN-JOURNALIST-KILLED — The U.N. Safety Council on Friday evening strongly condemned the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and referred to as for “a right away, thorough, clear, and truthful and neutral investigation.” SENT: 400 phrases.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE

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SCI-LUNAR-ECLIPSE — A complete lunar eclipse will grace the evening skies this weekend, offering longer than standard thrills for stargazers throughout North and South America. The celestial motion unfolds Sunday evening into early Monday morning, with the moon bathed within the mirrored purple and orange hues of Earth’s sunsets and sunrises for about 1 1/2 hours, the longest totality of the last decade. Will probably be the primary so-called blood moon in a 12 months. By Marcia Dunn. SENT: 360 phrases, pictures.

ENDANGERED-WOLVES — U.S. wildlife managers wish to see a minimum of 320 Mexican grey wolves roaming the Southwest inside the subsequent a number of years as they attempt to recuperate an endangered species that for many years has been the main target of political strife and litigation. SENT: 560 phrases.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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INDIA-WHEAT — India has banned exports of wheat efficient instantly, citing a threat to its meals safety, partly because of the battle in Ukraine. SENT: 270 phrases, pictures.

CRYPTO-WILD-WEEK — It’s been a wild week in crypto, even by crypto requirements. Bitcoin tumbled, stablecoins have been something however steady and one of many crypto trade’s highest-profile firms misplaced a 3rd of its market worth. SENT: 780 phrases, pictures.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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OBIT-FRED WARD — Fred Ward, a veteran actor who introduced a gruff tenderness to tough-guy roles in “The Proper Stuff,” “The Participant” and “Tremors,” has died. He was 79. SENT: 500 phrases, pictures.

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SPORTS

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BKN—WARRIORS ADVANCE — Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Inexperienced are cherishing this playoff run a bit of extra given they spent the previous two years watching the postseason as an alternative of their acquainted place chasing championships.Now, with these skilled faces and a solid of latest stars, the Warriors are headed to a different Western Convention Finals and wish simply 4 extra wins to provide themselves a title probability once more. They’ll lean on the expertise of Curry, Inexperienced, Thompson and Kevon Looney having been right here so many instances already. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 850 phrases, pictures by 4 a.m.

BKN–CELTICS-BUCKS — Jayson Tatum scored 46 factors, outdueling Giannis Antetokounmpo and ensuring there wouldn’t be one other Milwaukee Bucks fourth-quarter comeback, and the Boston Celtics beat the defending champions 108-95 to drive a seventh sport of their Japanese Convention semifinal. The third straight victory for a highway crew on this collection pressured a Sport 7 on Sunday in Boston. The winner heads to Miami to start an East finals matchup with the top-seeded Warmth on Tuesday. Antetokounmpo had 44 factors, 20 rebounds and 6 assists. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 960 phrases, pictures.

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