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Al Sharpton honors Buffalo victims at prayer service
Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a fiery and defiant speech at a prayer service Thursday evening honoring victims of the Buffalo supermarket shooting. (May 19)
Church service held for Buffalo shooting victims
A church service was held on Thursday evening in Buffalo, New York to honor victims of the deadly supermarket shooting. (May 19)      
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Today in History for May 20th
Highlights of this day in history: Charles Lindbergh begins his trans-Atlantic flight; Amelia Earhart starts her trek across the Atlantic; Freedom Riders attacked in the South; Explorer Christopher Columbus, comedienne Gilda Radner die. (May 20)      
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Boeing crew capsule launches to space station
Boeing's Starliner crew capsule rocketed toward orbit without astronauts on Thursday on a repeat test flight after years of being grounded by flaws that could have doomed the spacecraft. (May 19)      
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Buffalo victims' families meet with Crump, Sharpton
Relatives of shooting victims speak out at news conference, asking for end to racial violence (May 19)      
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Officials on Buffalo shooting investigation
Officials in Buffalo, New York say the initial investigation into the deadly attack at Tops supermarket has "concluded." (May 19)      
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FBI vows to hold Buffalo shooter 'accountable'
The FBI has ended the initial investigation at the scene of the deadly supermarket shooting in Buffalo, New York. (May 19)      
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Stocks slip on Wall Street, experts fear recession
Another volatile day on Wall Street ended with more losses for stocks Thursday, drawing the S&P 500 closer to its first bear market since the beginning of the pandemic. (May 19)      
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Police reassure residents after Buffalo shooting
Buffalo Police sought to reassure residents of their safety Thursday following the deadly shooting at the Tops Friendly supermarket. (May 19)      
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Hiker who was missing for nearly a week found dead in Arizona. His dog stayed by his side, authorities say.
The remains of Donald Hayes, 74, were found Wednesday after he went missing on the Wood Chute trailhead on Mingus Mountain on Friday.       
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Lincoln memorial centennial honors temple's impact
May 30, 2022, marks 100 years since the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial. Special events and programs are being held this month to honor the 16th U.S. president and the temple dedicated to him. (May 19)      
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AP Top Stories May 19 P
Here's the latest for Thursday, May 19: Senate approves money for Ukraine; Man charged in Buffalo mass shooting appears in court; Biden welcomes Swedish and Finnish leaders; Pangolins in Prague.      
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6 injured in explosion, fire at Wisconsin factory
Six people were hurt, including three firefighters, when an explosion and fire rocked a marine construction company in southeast Wisconsin. (May 19)      
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US to ship $100M in military aid to Ukraine
The U.S. has announced a shipment of $100 million in military equipment to Ukraine, separate from what will be coming from the $40 billion approved Thursday by Congress. (May 19)      
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Some states prep for more patients if Roe falls
With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to let states tightly limit or ban abortion, reproductive rights advocates are planning to open new clinics or expand existing ones. (May 19)      
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'Phenomenal': Pennsylvania high schooler breaks four-minute mile mark, fastest since 2001
Gary Martin ran a mile in 3:57.98 – the fastest outdoor high school time since 2001. He's the first Pennsylvania high schooler to beat four minutes.       
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Woman leaves note 'begging for help' to KFC employee after allegedly being kidnapped, police say
Police officers arrested a man in Memphis, Tennessee for kidnapping after a woman left a note to employees at a KFC restaurant pleading for help.       
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What is the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind speed scale? Breaking down how we classify hurricanes
This wind speed scale – known as the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale – is a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane's maximum sustained wind speed.       
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Man indicted in Buffalo store shooting
The white man accused of killing 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo appeared in court Thursday, standing silently during a brief proceeding attended by some relatives of the victims after a grand jury indicted him. (May 19)      
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Illinois governor signs bill banning 'ghost guns' amid rise in gun violence
'Ghost guns' are a type of untraceable weapon sometimes made from a kit purchased online that currently do not require a background check.       
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Biden eyes China, Russia threats as he heads to Asia
President Joe Biden is off to South Korea and Japan on a six-day trip aimed at building rapport with the Asian nations' leaders. He'll try to send a message that Russia's invasion of Ukraine should give Beijing pause about its own saber-rattling. (May 19)
George W. Bush confuses Iraq with Ukraine in gaffe
Former President George W. Bush accidentally said "Iraq" when referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin's "brutal and unjustified" decision to invade Ukraine during a speech on election integrity in Dallas, Texas. (May 19)
Finland, Sweden open to discuss concerns with Turkey
President Sauli Niinistö of Finland says his country is open to discussing any concerns Turkey may have in regards to their application to join NATO in an "open and constructive manner." (May 19)
Curating the wardobe of 'Downton Abbey: A New Era'
Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue - all these elements went into the costuming of "Downton Abbey: A New Era." (May 19)
Biden signs Defense Act as baby formula shortage continues across the United States
In an effort to combat the baby formula shortage, President Biden signed the Defense Act as Democrats unveiled a $28 million emergency spending bill.
Twinning! Florida twin sisters tie for valedictorian for the first time in school's history
Surabhi is headed to Yale University and Sandhya is going to Harvard University. Both will be studying cell and molecular biology.
Wildfires force evacuation order in Texas
A Texas wildfire is causing mandatory evacuations in multiple communities near Abilene. (May 19)
Biden hails Sweden, Finland NATO bids as 'momentous'
President Joe Biden hails the "momentous" applications of once-neutral Sweden and Finland to join NATO, offering the "full, total, complete backing" of the U.S. for their bids as the three countries work to address opposition from Turkey. (May 19)
Grand jury indicts man in Buffalo shooting
The white man charged with murdering 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo appeared briefly in court Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on a first-degree murder charge. (May 19)
Russian POW 'pleading for forgiveness'; $300 million Russian superyacht triggers court clash: Live Ukraine updates
An appeals court in Fiji could soon determine the fate of a Russian-owned superyacht seized by U.S. authorities. Ukraine live updates.