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  • People fleeing Hong Kong crackdown get temporary US haven

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden granted temporary refuge Thursday to people from Hong Kong amid the Chinese government's effort to crush the pro-democracy movement and tighten its control on a city once known for its freedom.
  • Masai Ujiri reportedly signs new deal with Toronto Raptors

    TORONTO - Masai Ujiri has reportedly signed a deal to become the vice-chairman and president of the Toronto Raptors.
  • Ride operator charged with murder in brawl at Indiana fair

    BROWNSTOWN, Ind. (AP) — A ride operator at a southern Indiana county's fair has been charged with murder following the death of a man who fell unconscious during a closing time brawl, authorities said.
  • AG: Breonna Taylor grand jury “ultimately decided” charges

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky attorney general who investigated the Breonna Taylor case continues to insist the decision not to charge any police officers in her death was “ultimately” in the grand jury's hands, though some jurors have complained they were limited in what crimes they could consider.
  • 7 Western nations condemn Russian forces in Georgia areas

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Western nations are marking Saturday's 13th anniversary of the conflict between Russia and Georgia with renewed condemnation of Moscow’s “illegal military presence” in two Georgia regions and calls for the withdrawal of its forces “without delay.”
  • Q&A: Democrat Shontel Brown on how she won Ohio primary

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Shontel Brown's surge came almost out of the blue. Over just a few weeks, she surmounted a double-digit lead that progressive Nina Turner had built over months and easily won the Democratic nomination for a Cleveland-area congressional seat.
  • 'There are only so many beds': COVID-19 surge hits hospitals

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are suspending elective surgeries and putting beds in conference rooms, an auditorium and a cafeteria. In Georgia, medical centers are turning people away for lack of space. And a Louisiana hospital had to postpone an organ transplant.
  • Woodland hermit's cabin fire leads to state investigation

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An off-the-grid New Hampshire hermit known to locals as “River Dave” lost his cabin to a fire on the day he was in court after being forced out of the longtime dwelling, and state authorities have opened an investigation into how the blaze was set.
  • Jihadi rebels kill 30 in north Burkina Faso, says official

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At least 30 people, including members of the military, were killed by jihadi rebels in northern Burkina Faso, the government said Thursday.

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