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As Russia batters Ukraine, both sides ready for more talks

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia renewed its assault Wednesday on Ukraine’s second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they were ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. The escalation of attacks on crowded cities followed […]

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‘Undisguised Terror’: Russia’s Kharkiv Strike Chills Ukraine aajtak

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — In the dust and debris — and the dead — in Kharkiv’s central Freedom Square, Ukrainians on Tuesday saw what might become of other cities if Russia’s invasion isn’t countered in time. Not long after sunrise, a Russian military strike hit the center of Ukraine’s second-largest city, badly damaging the symbolic […]

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Russia-Ukraine: What to know as world awaits next moves

BRUSSELS (AP) — World leaders waited to see if Russian President Vladimir Putin would cast the die and order troops deeper into Ukraine. With Russian lawmakers having authorized Putin to use military force outside the country and Ukraine surrounded on three sides by more than 150,000 troops, the rumble of tanks did not appear far […]

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Senate sends Biden bill averting federal shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has given final approval to legislation averting a weekend government shutdown, sending President Joe Biden a measure designed to give bipartisan bargainers more time to reach an overdue deal financing federal agencies until fall. Final passage Thursday was by a bipartisan 65-27 vote, five more than the 60 votes needed. […]

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Mutinous soldiers seized control of a military base in Burkina Faso’s capital

Mutinous soldiers seized control of a military base in Burkina Faso’s capital Sunday, raising fears of a coup attempt in the West African nation as gunfire rang out for hours amid growing frustration with the government’s handling of the Islamic insurgency. web The apparent mutiny came one day after the latest public demonstration calling for […]

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DNA analysis of elephant ivory reveals trafficking networks

WASHINGTON (AP) — As few as three major criminal groups are responsible for smuggling the vast majority of elephant ivory tusks out of Africa, according to a new study. Researchers used analysis of DNA from seized elephant tusks and evidence such as phone records, license plates, financial records and shipping documents to map trafficking operations […]

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Ukraine president’s ratings fall as crisis with Russia brews

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As a political novice making an unlikely run to be Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed to reach out to Russia-backed rebels in the east who were fighting Ukrainian forces and make strides toward resolving the conflict. The assurances contributed to his landslide victory in 2019. But after 2½ years in office, […]

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Turpin family Diane Sawyer interview – Sisters Jordan & Jennifer speak for the first time on ‘House of Horrors’ escape

(CNN)Jordan Turpin was 17 years old when she found herself crawling out of a window of her family’s home, hoping to save the lives of her 12 siblings.For two years, she had been planning her escape after decades of unspeakable emotional and physical violence inflicted by her parents in their Perris, California home. Equipped with […]