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There's a baby formula controversy in Kenya, too. But shortages are not the issue
Some media reports say the government is banning baby bottles. Not true. A new law clamps down on advertising for bottles and infant formula. But bottle users are still concerned.
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With public camping a felony, Tennessee homeless seek refuge
On July 1, Tennessee will become the first U.S. state to make it a felony to camp on local public property such as parks.
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'How to Murder Your Husband' writer found guilty of murder
A jury in Portland has convicted a self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled "How to Murder Your Husband" — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago.
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Oklahoma governor signs the nation's strictest abortion ban
Oklahoma now becomes the first state in the nation to effectively end availability of the procedure.
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More details and reactions emerge about the Texas school shooting and gunman
Local and state officials in Texas release more information, while Americans across the nation continue to express shock and grief at the massacre.
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Western countries watch as China's foreign minister begins South Pacific tour
Australia was scrambling to counter the move by sending its own Foreign Minister Penny Wong to Fiji to shore up support in the Pacific.
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What to say to kids about school shootings to ease their stress
The death of children, shot at school, is hard to comprehend. It can be even harder for kids. Counselors say parents should take cues from their kids, listen to their fears and answer their questions.
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Women who are denied abortions risk falling deeper into poverty. So do their kids
A large body of research shows being denied an abortion limits women's education, time in the workforce and wages. It also finds long-term negative impacts for their children.
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Here's how much it could cost to rebuild Ukraine — and who would pay for it
History has many lessons to offer on how much it will cost to rebuild Ukraine, and how it can be done to help set the country up for a more prosperous and safe future.
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The Miami Heat urges fans to call their senators about gun law reform
A moment of silence was held before the announcement, made Wednesday night at a playoff game.
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Onlookers urged police to charge into Texas school
A father whose fourth-grade daughter was killed in the attack, said he raced to the school and raised the idea of charging into the school with several other bystanders.
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While the gun control debate amplifies, the overwhelming emotion in Uvalde is grief
The small community of Uvalde, Texas is grieving one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history as assistance — and the national political spotlight – descends on the area.
Firefighters rescued an elk calf from the ashes of the New Mexico blaze
A firefighter happened upon the motionless animal on the ground of a fire-blackened forest as he patrolled and extinguished hot spots. The calf, dubbed Cinder, is recovering at a wildlife center.
Twitter agrees to pay $150 million after FTC, DOJ accuse company of mishandling data
Federal regulators accuse the company of violating a 2011 agreement over the treatment of users' personal data, including phone numbers and email addresses.
Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (May 25)
A roundup of key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
'The Onion' has republished a grim headline about mass shootings 21 times since 2014
The satirical news site publishes modified versions of the article after major mass shootings, always with the same headline: "No Way To Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens."
A child trauma expert explains how parents can support kids in Uvalde and elsewhere
Melissa Brymer says talking to kids about school shootings can be upsetting; you may need to have conversations in small chunks for them to understand.
On 2nd anniversary of George Floyd's killing, Black Buffalo residents feel the weight
The shooting at a Tops grocery store, which authorities say was motivated by racist hate, brought into sharper focus the weight of being a target.
How world leaders are reacting to the Uvalde school shooting
Officials around the world are responding to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, the deadliest such incident to take place in the U.S. in nearly a decade.
3 reasons Trump's influence took a big hit in Tuesday's primaries
You'd be hard-pressed to find two Republican incumbents who drew more of Donald Trump's ire than Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Both won big on Tuesday.
War hacks: how outgunned Ukraine finds ways to counter Russia
To combat Russia's larger military, Ukraine has turned to creative tactics, from low-tech to high-tech. You could call them 'war hacks.' And many seem to be working.
Shireen Abu Akleh's voice was the soundtrack of my childhood. Her legacy lives on
As a young Palestinian girl, I copied Abu Akleh's TV sign-off. She was brave and unwavering – a true trailblazer for many other women to follow her path.
Ukrainian officials offer their condolences to Uvalde
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other Ukrainian leaders took to social media to stand in sympathy and solidarity with a tragedy unfolding across the world.
A new report blames Boris Johnson for allowing parties during COVID lockdown
The investigative report cited a failure in leadership among the prime minister and other top British officials for allowing boozy government parties that broke lockdown rules.
Guns are banned during Trump's upcoming speech at the NRA conference
The Secret Service is taking control of the hall during Trump's speech in Houston on Friday and is prohibiting attendees from having firearms and other weapons, according to the gun group.
Closely watched Democratic primary in Texas' 28th District remains too close to call
A runoff in South Texas between incumbent Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar and progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros remained too close to call as of Wednesday morning.
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NBA coach Steve Kerr calls out 50 senators on a bipartisan gun background check law
"When are we gonna do something?!" the Golden State Warriors head coach asked Tuesday night. "I'm tired of the moments of silence. Enough."
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All of the shooting victims were in the same 4th grade classroom
The 19 students and two teachers killed in the Uvalde, Texas, shooting were all in the same classroom, Lt. Christopher Olivarez of the Texas Department of Public Safety told CNN on Wednesday.
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Pope Francis and a cardinal say it's time for the U.S. to act on guns
"It is time to say enough to the indiscriminate trafficking of arms," Pope Francis said on Wednesday, as he sent condolences to families in Uvalde, Texas.
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Here's what Matthew McConaughey said about the shooting in his hometown
McConaughey urged people not to accept such tragedies as the status quo.
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