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A Chicago mother has been charged with child endangerment after a gun in her second grader's backpack accidentally discharged at school, injuring a 7-year-old classmate, police said Wednesday.

By Associated Press May 19, 2022
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In the five months that Jennifer Anne Hall was a respiratory therapist at Hedrick Medical Center, the rural Missouri hospital experienced 18 “code blue” incidents — an alarming increase in sudden cardiac arrest events for a hospital that historically averaged one of them a year, according to a police investigator.

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press May 19, 2022
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"The Greatest Show on Earth" is making a comeback featuring extraordinary humans and no animal acts five years after shutting down its three-ring circus, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced Wednesday.

By FREIDA FRISARO Associated Press May 18, 2022
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A new study blames pollution of all types for 9 million deaths a year globally, with the death toll attributed to dirty air from cars, trucks and industry rising 55% since 2000.

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer May 18, 2022
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Amber Heard's sister testified Wednesday that she found herself in the middle of fights — literally and figuratively — between her sister and Johnny Depp during their troubled relationship.

By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press May 18, 2022
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Lawyers for Johnny Depp on Tuesday questioned the truthfulness of Amber Heard's accusation that Depp sexually assaulted her with a liquor bottle.

By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press May 17, 2022
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Congress held its first hearing in half a century Tuesday on unidentified flying objects. And no, there is still no government confirmation of extraterrestrial life.

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press May 17, 2022
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U.S. authorities on Monday announced the discovery of a major drug smuggling tunnel — running about the length of a six football fields — from Mexico to a warehouse in an industrial area in the U.S.

By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press May 17, 2022
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Two months after the Berlin Wall fell, another powerful symbol opened its doors in the middle of Moscow: a gleaming new McDonald’s.

By DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Business Writer May 16, 2022
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A group of voters who challenged U.S. Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene's eligibility to run for reelection said Monday they have filed an appeal of the Georgia secretary of state's decision that she can appear on the ballot.

By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press May 16, 2022
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Jurors in Johnny Depp's libel trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, saw photos Monday of her with red marks and swelling on her face after their final fight before their divorce, and heard testimony about her expertise in covering up bruises with makeup.

By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press May 16, 2022
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An attorney arguing for 24 states urged a federal judge Friday to block Biden administration plans to lift pandemic-related restrictions on migrants requesting asylum, saying the decision was made without sufficient consideration on the effects the move could have on public health and law enforcement.

By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press May 14, 2022
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A House panel issued subpoenas Thursday to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers in its probe into the violent Jan. 6 insurrection, an extraordinary step that has little precedent and is certain to further inflame partisan tensions over the 2021 attack.

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, KEVIN FREKING and LISA MASCARO Associated Press May 14, 2022
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A teenage gunman wearing military gear and livestreaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket in what authorities described as "racially motived violent extremism," killing 10 people and wounding three others Saturday before he surrendered, authorities said.

By CAROLYN THOMPSON, MICHAEL BALSAMO and DAVE COLLINS Associated Press May 14, 2022
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When America's first nuclear weapons were tested in south-central New Mexico they set off generations of strife as nearby communities struggled with cancers and other health problems many feared were a direct impact of associated radiation.

By ADRIAN HEDDEN For the Associated Press May 14, 2022
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Many parents are hunting for infant formula because of a combination of short- and long-term problems that has hit most of the biggest U.S. brands.

By MATTHEW PERRONE Associated Press May 13, 2022
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A group of Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Jewish leaders is asking Starbucks to stop charging extra for vegan milk alternatives, saying the practice amounts to a tax on people who have embraced plant-based lifestyles.

By Associated Press May 13, 2022
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Wall Street closed out another volatile week of trading with a broad rally Friday, though it wasn't nearly enough to keep the market from its sixth straight weekly drop, the longest such streak since 2011.

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA Associated Press May 13, 2022
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Strong winds and a tornado caused widespread damage in parts of the Midwest, where officials said another round of severe weather during a stormy week left three more people dead.

By Associated Press May 13, 2022
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Tesla billionaire Elon Musk has put his plan to buy Twitter on what he called a temporary “hold,” raising fresh doubts about whether he'll proceed with the $44 billion acquisition.

By KELVIN CHAN and TOM KRISHER, AP Business Writers May 13, 2022
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The European Commission proposed helping Ukraine export its wheat and other grains by rail, road and river to get around a Russian blockade of Black Sea ports, which is preventing those critical supplies from reaching parts of the world at risk of food insecurity.

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN, Associated Press May 12, 2022
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A storm-chasing meteorologist died in a crash that authorities said was caused by downed power lines as severe storms brought damaging winds, heavy rain and a few reports of tornadoes to Minnesota.

By Associated Press May 12, 2022
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For the first time, scientists have grown plants in soil from the moon collected by NASA’s Apollo astronauts.

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer May 12, 2022
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A House panel issued subpoenas Thursday to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers in its probe into the violent Jan. 6 insurrection, an extraordinary step that has little precedent and is certain to further inflame partisan tensions over the 2021 attack.

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, KEVIN FREKING and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press May 12, 2022
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Ukraine’s top prosecutor disclosed plans Wednesday for the first war crimes trial of a captured Russian soldier, as fighting raged in the east and south and the Kremlin left open the possibility of annexing a corner of the country it seized early in the invasion.

By ELENA BECATOROS and JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press May 11, 2022

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