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General fears Afghan military woes without US aid
Afghanistan's military "will certainly collapse" without some continued American support once all U.S. troops are withdrawn, the top U.S. general for the Middle East told Congress Thursday.
New Oklahoma law protects drivers 'fleeing from a riot' who hit protesters
The bill is just one of a handful of Republican-backed proposals introduced in the Oklahoma Legislature this year aimed at cracking down on protests.       
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Daunte Wright's funeral held in Minneapolis
Al Sharptonc calls the late Daunte Wright a prince at the 20-year-old's funeral; Wright's mother say she never imagined she would be burying her son. (April 22)      
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Mourners honor the life of Daunte Wright at funeral services in Minneapolis
Wright was killed by a Brooklyn Center, Minn. police officer in April.       
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'Words can't explain how I feel': Daunte Wright's parents share grief at son's funeral
Daunte Wright, the young Black man shot by police during a traffic stop, was remembered at his funeral amid a national reckoning on policing.       
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For Black teens in Minneapolis, Chauvin's guilty verdict only held him accountable. They're still waiting for justice.
For many Black teenagers living in the city where Floyd was murdered, Chauvin's conviction is long overdue accountability, not justice.       
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Vaccinating the 'last free place': In this isolated California desert community, shots are a hard sell
In Slab City, an isolated California community in the Sonoran Desert, many either don't want the COVID-19 vaccine or remain hesitant to get it.       
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Kerry: 'World came together' on climate action
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry welcomes the momentum on the first day of a two-day U.S.-hosted climate summit that kicked off Thursday. "The importance of today, in my judgment, is this: the world came together," Kerry says. (April 22)      
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Bill passes to fight Asian American hate crimes
The Senate passed a bill that would help combat the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, a bipartisan denunciation of such violence during the coronavirus pandemic. (April 22)      
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AP Top Stories April 22 P
Here's the latest for Thursday April 22nd: President Joe Biden convened world leaders on climate change; Funeral services held for Duante Wright; House of Representatives approves bill to make the nation's capital the 51st state; Greta Thunberg urges House subcommittee to do more to battle climate change.      
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DA: Boulder suspect had 10 high-capacity magazines
The man accused of killing 10 people at a crowded Colorado supermarket last month armed himself with 10 high-capacity ammunition magazines, devices banned in the state after previous mass shootings, a prosecutor said Thursday. (April 22)      
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Biden: This is the decisive decade on climate
U.S. President Joe Biden opened a global climate summit Thursday by saying the world must make the decisions this decade to avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis. Biden pledged to cut U.S. fossil fuel emissions up to 52% by 2030. (April 22)      
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Aunt: Man shot by deputy had hard, valuable life
Andrew Brown Jr. lost both his parents and had his own troubles with the law. But his aunt says he was the light of his family, and they will fight to find out why a sheriff's deputy felt the need to shoot and kill him. (April 22)      
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Magic on Mars: Perseverance rover turns carbon dioxide into oxygen
This week, an instrument aboard Perseverance turned carbon dioxide into oxygen, a process that could one day help astronauts breathe on the planet.       
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NYC sues Big Oil
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that New York City is suing Big Oil. The Democrat said the city will take BP, Exxon, Shell and the American Petroleum Institute to court over violations of the city's consumer protection law. (April 22)      
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Yellen: Climate goals need collective action
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says to achieve climate change goals we need "collective action." (April 22)      
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Harris, foundation heads, meet on Northern Triangle
Vice President Kamala Harris met Thursday with foundation heads for a strategy session on immigration from the Northern Triangle countries in Central America. (April 22)      
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Massachusetts police department apologizes for Facebook post that applauded Derek Chauvin
An investigation is underway and could lead to disciplinary action for the police officer who published the post critical of George Floyd.       
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Traffic pileup that involved dozens of vehicles during spring snowstorm in Wisconsin leaves 1 dead
The traffic pileup along Interstate 41 in Wisconsin during whiteout snowstorm conditions killed one person and involved at least 80 vehicles.       
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Thunberg: Not too late to act in Climate fight
Climate Activist Greta Thunberg appeared virtually before a House subcommittee Thursday to call on U.S. officials to do more, saying it's "not too late" to make real changes in the fight against climate change. (April 22)      
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Biden launches first ever US climate finance plan
President Joe Biden convened leaders of the world's most powerful countries to try to spur global efforts against climate change. The president declared the U.S. States was launching its "first ever international climate finance plan." (April 22)      
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Protests across Columbus following fatal police shooting of Ma'Khia Bryant: What we know
Columbus police shot and killed a teen girl about 20 minutes before a guilty verdict was announced in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin.       
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Alternate juror in the Derek Chauvin trial speaks out: 'I felt he was guilty'
In an interview with CBS, Lisa Christensen, an alternate juror in the Derek Chauvin trial, says she believed the former officer was guilty.     
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North Carolina deputy fatal shooting of Black man spurs community outcry
A North Carolina deputy shot and killed Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man, April 21, 2021, authorities said, spurring community protests.
'Another moment like this': Al Sharpton to deliver eulogy at funeral for Daunte Wright, 20-year-old Black father shot by police
Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black father in Minnesota, was fatally shot by police officer Kim Potter during a traffic stop earlier this month.
ShowBiz Minute: Prince, Essence, 'Jeopardy!'
Prince fans head to Paisley Park for five year death anniversary; Zendaya, Andra Day and Whoopi Goldberg among honorees at Essence Black Women in Hollywood event; LeVar Burton to be "Jeopardy!" guest host after online petition. (April 22)
9-year-old boy was going to a supervised visit when his dad opened fire, police say. Here's how he escaped.
A terrified 9-year-old sought help from a passing driver after his father opened fire on his mom and sister in a parking lot.
Columbus protesters observe 16 minutes of silence
Protesters marched through the streets of Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday night and also sat silently in the street for 16 minutes. This was a day after police shot dead Black 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant as she charged at people with a knife. (April 22)
Prince fans head to Paisley Park five years after death
Paisley Park, where Prince lived and worked, welcomed back a select 1,400 fans to mark the fifth anniversary of his death from inside his creative sanctuary. (April 22)
On This Day: 22 April 2001
In 2001, "Shrek" premiered in LA with stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow. (April 22)