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Photos: Shooting in Kansas City after Chiefs parade

1 Person Killed and 21 Injured in Shooting at Kansas City Chiefs Parade
11 Children Treated, 9 with Gunshot Wounds
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Police kill female shooter, injure child after shots fired inside megachurch

A woman opened fire at Lakewood Church in Houston, killing herself and injuring a child. Police did not provide details on the relationship between the woman and the child.
The incident caused panic inside the megachurch, which is one of the largest in the nation and has a global ministry led by Joel Osteen.
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What to know about a shooting at Joel Osteen's megachurch in Texas during Sunday services

The motive for the shooting is unclear.
Two off-duty officers shot and killed the suspect.
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The Supreme Court seems poised to reject efforts to kick Trump off the ballot over the Capitol riot

The Supreme Court is likely to reject attempts to remove Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot
Conservative and liberal justices question whether Congress must act before states can invoke a constitutional provision to prevent former officeholders who 'engaged in insurrection' from holding office again.
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Biden's campaign joins TikTok, even as administration warns of national security concerns with app

President Joe Biden's 2024 campaign has joined TikTok to reach younger voters.
The campaign team will run the account, not Biden or his administration.
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With Western military aid increasingly uncertain, Ukraine builds its own weapons

Ukrainian Armor Design and Manufacturing Co. is producing mortar launchers and armored vehicles in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine
Western support for Ukraine is waning while Russia continues to acquire weapons from Iran and North Korea
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Senate advances military aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan

The Senate voted to advance a $95 billion foreign aid package despite opposition from House Republicans.
The package contains no changes to U.S. border policy, which was a demand from some Republicans.
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Putin, in rambling interview, barely lets Tucker Carlson get a word in

Vladimir Putin shows no intention of ending the war against Ukraine
Tucker Carlson avoids challenging Putin on Russia's actions in Ukraine
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2 weeks ago
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Historic Levels of Rainfall in California Storms

Heavy rain in Los Angeles sets record for wettest two-day period in decades
Storm causes flooding, mudslides, and power outages across Southern California
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Colleges, students and states reeling from FAFSA setbacks

The new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was intended to be a simpler and faster process for students to access financial aid for college.
However, technical glitches and a failure to update a crucial income formula have caused delays and incorrect estimates of aid, leaving students and colleges in limbo.
Some worry that the delays and glitches of the new FAFSA may discourage prospective students from completing the form altogether.
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Eight words and a verbal slip put Biden's age back at the center of 2024

President Joe Biden's mental acuity was called into question after a special counsel's report referred to him as an 'elderly man with a poor memory'
Biden's verbal flub during a news conference fueled concerns about his age and mental capability
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N.H. Marine among 5 killed in helicopter crash

"We have been confronted with a tragedy that is every service family's worst fear," said Lt. Col. Nicholas J. Harvey, commanding officer of the squadron.
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How Biden and his allies are pushing back against a special counsel's claims about his memory

President Biden's Democratic allies are aggressively defending him against claims of forgetfulness and diminished mental capacity.
Democrats are attempting to discredit those who portray Biden as enfeebled by highlighting his ability to be commander in chief and contrasting him with former President Trump.
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Michigan House disciplines lawmaker over his tweets on racist theory

Republican lawmaker Josh Schriver was stripped of his committee assignment and staff by the Michigan House of Representatives after posting about a racist conspiracy theory online.
Schriver shared an image referencing the far-right conspiracy theory of 'The Great Replacement' which suggests that non-White immigrants are brought into White-majority countries to undermine White people's power and cultures.
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A 1940 shipwreck was discovered in Lake Superior. Its mystery endures.

A World War II-era shipwreck has been discovered some 600 feet deep in Lake Superior, about 35 miles north of Michigan, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society said Monday in a news release.
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Senate passes $95.3 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan after rare all-night session

The Senate passed a $95.3 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan after months of negotiations and amid political divisions.
The package faces an uncertain future in the House, where hardline Republicans aligned with Trump oppose it.
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'Ukraine is not the end, it is a step': Romney, other Republicans break with their party to back aid package

Seventeen Senate Republicans join Democrats to push military assistance for Ukraine in the Senate.
The group of Republicans are mainly national security hawks and believe in the importance of America's national security.
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New Gaza cease-fire talks to begin in Cairo; Senate passes foreign aid bill

U.S., Egyptian, Israeli, and Qatari officials are meeting in Cairo for negotiations on a cease-fire in Gaza.
Hamas is not present at the talks, highlighting the complications of negotiations between Israel and Hamas.
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Trump's Republican Party

The Supreme Court is considering Trump's appeal to appear on Colorado's Republican presidential-primary ballot.
Senate Republicans blocked a bipartisan border-security package they had demanded from Democrats.
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Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' return is so smooth, it's like he never left

Jon Stewart made a triumphant return to The Daily Show after nearly nine years.
Stewart took on the touchy subject of concerns about President Joe Biden's age and compared it to Donald Trump's erratic behavior.
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Shots can be scary and painful for kids. One doctor has a plan to end needle phobia

New parents often struggle with the distress of their child receiving vaccines and the fear and pain associated with the needles.
Needle pokes may be children's biggest source of pain in the healthcare system, causing some children to develop a fear of medical procedures.
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Hospitals are fighting a Medicare payment fix that would save tax dollars

A House-passed bill aims to equalize Medicare payments for certain infusions given in hospitals with payments for the same services done in other health care settings.
Hospitals are fighting against the bill in the Senate, arguing that it would force them to cut jobs or services.
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3 things you should know about Indonesia's presidential elections

Indonesia's young and enthusiastic electorate, comprised of millennials and Gen-Z voters, could determine the country's trajectory of economic development and political reform.
Young voters account for more than half of the nation's eligible voters, the highest proportion in any Indonesian election.
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1 week ago
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School board member who questioned teen's gender faces calls to resign

A school district in Utah is calling for a state board member to resign after her social media post led to intense harassment of a basketball player.
The state board member's insinuation that a cisgender girl was a transgender boy playing girls' basketball highlights the anti-trans policies in Utah.
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Border security dominates in New York special election to replace Rep. Santos

The special election to fill the remainder of a term for an expelled New York Republican Congressman has become a test for Democrats' campaign strategy in swing districts.
Immigration politics have dominated the race, with supporters of both candidates citing the impact of migrants on the district.
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Kennedy cousin slams Super Bowl ad that rebooted 1960 JFK campaign in support of RFK Jr.

A super PAC supporting Robert F. Kennedy Jr. ran an ad during the Super Bowl that was a reboot of an ad supporting his uncle John F. Kennedy in 1960.
The ad features the same jingle and visuals, but with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s face superimposed, and cost $7 million to produce.
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The meaning of one vote

Brent Cummings, a former combat soldier in the Iraq War, reflects on his journey from the war to Election Day 2020.
Cummings believes in following rules, working hard, and treating people with respect as a path to a life of opportunity and meaning.
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Man who lunged at judge in viral video charged with attempted murder

A grand jury in Nevada on Thursday indicted a man who was captured in a viral video leaping over a courtroom bench to attack a Las Vegas judge on nine counts, including attempted murder.
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'Regular' People Are Sharing The Most Entitled Thing A Rich Person Has Ever Said To Them, And Holy Crap

The article highlights instances of wealth privilege and the insensitivity of some wealthy individuals towards those who are less fortunate.
The quotes provided show the lack of empathy and understanding from wealthy individuals towards those who face financial struggles.
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Top Nigerian banker among 6 dead in California helicopter crash

A privately chartered helicopter crashed in California's Mojave Desert, killing all six people aboard, including a prominent Nigerian bank CEO.
The crash is currently under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, and the cause of the crash is yet to be determined.
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Skip candy this Valentine's Day. Here are some healthier options

Consider healthier alternatives to processed, high-sugar candy for Valentine's Day.
Fresh fruit and a cheese board can be sweet and indulgent options with nutritional benefits.
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Police search home of shooter killed at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church

Investigators search the home of the woman who opened fire in Joel Osteen's church, killing herself and injuring two others.
The woman was armed with an AR-15 style rifle and indicated that she had a bomb.
Her motive and relationship to the church remain unclear.
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Trans women should be arrested over bathroom use, N.C. gubernatorial candidate says

North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson made controversial remarks about transgender women using women's restrooms, saying they will be arrested.
Robinson's remarks drew comparisons to North Carolina's 2016 "bathroom bill" which required transgender people to use public bathrooms matching their birth certificates.
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How Hollywood art directors are working to keep their sets out of the landfill

Hollywood art departments traditionally built sets from scratch and disposed of them in landfills at the end of production.
The Art Directors Guild's Green Committee promotes sustainable practices and educates others on reducing waste and using more sustainable materials.
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2 JetBlue Planes Collide on Tarmac at Boston's Logan Airport

Two JetBlue planes collided on the tarmac at Boston Logan International Airport, causing damage but no injuries.
The collision occurred between two planes on separate de-icing pads.
JetBlue is investigating the incident to determine the cause.
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Israel rejects Hamas' cease-fire plan after meeting with Blinken

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejects Hamas cease-fire plan
Netanyahu calls the plan 'delusional' and warns it will lead to more violence
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2 weeks ago
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Honda recalls 750,000 vehicles over air bag flaw

Honda is recalling over 750,000 cars, SUVs, minivans, and pickups due to a defect in the airbag system that causes them to deploy when they should not.
The recall affects multiple models of Honda and Acura vehicles from model years 2020 to 2022.
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Nevada Results

Nevada's presidential contests are unique
No Republican primary is included in Nevada's results
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2 weeks ago
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For California, One of the Most Dramatic Weather Days'

California experiences severe storm with strong winds and rain, leaving hundreds of thousands without power.
Forecasters warn that the worst may still be ahead for California, with more rain and potential mudslides expected.
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Here's What's in the Senate's $118 Billion Ukraine and Border Deal

Senate Democrats released an emergency national security bill that includes aid to Ukraine and border security measures.
The bill needs bipartisan support to pass, but faces opposition from Republicans and former President Trump.
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2 weeks ago
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Live updates: California hit by atmospheric river; hundreds of thousands without power

A historic storm has hit California, causing floods, tornadoes, and mudslides.
Hundreds of thousands of people are without power and there are flash flood warnings for over a million residents in Los Angeles.
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2 weeks ago
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In photos: Atmospheric river slams California with heavy rain and wind

California is experiencing a historic and potentially deadly storm
The storm is causing evacuation orders, flash flooding, and damaging winds
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2 weeks ago
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Blustery Day Leads to Damage in the San Francisco Bay Area

Over 300,000 households in the Bay Area were without power, with reports of damage to homes and vehicles.
The storm caused fierce winds that toppled trees, blocked roads, and disrupted transportation, including ferries on the San Francisco Bay.
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Grammys 2024: 10 takeaways from music's biggest night (Taylor's version)

Taylor Swift dominated the 2024 Grammys, winning album of the year and best pop vocal album
The Grammy telecast is a showcase for music's biggest stars and major milestones
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2 weeks ago
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What Does Iran Want?

President Biden has decided how the U.S. will respond to the Iran-backed militia drone attack that killed three American soldiers in Jordan.
The U.S. does not want war with Iran, but any plans to retaliate could escalate tensions in the Middle East.
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Jury gets manslaughter case against Michigan school shooter's mother

Jennifer and James Crumbley are the first parents to be charged in a mass school shooting committed by their child.
Jennifer Crumbley is facing trial for involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of four students.
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Mudslides and Flooding Reported Across Los Angeles

Mudslides and flooding reported in Los Angeles as a storm brings heavy rain and winds.
The danger comes from the atmospheric river, which is expected to stall over the region for the next 24-36 hours.
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Photos: See how the atmospheric river is battering California

California is experiencing heavy rains and flooding from a second atmospheric river, leading to power outages and evacuations.
Forecasters predict up to 15 inches of rain in mountainous areas and 4 to 8 inches in lower-lying areas, prompting flash flood warnings and concerns about debris flows.
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High risk of devastating flooding as atmospheric river hits California

A major atmospheric river is bringing heavy rain, flash flooding, and damaging winds to California.
Evacuation orders have been issued in Ventura County due to the potential for life-threatening flash flooding.
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Here Is How Much Rain Has Fallen in Los Angeles

A powerful storm brought heavy winds and the risk of severe flooding to Southern California.
Up to three inches or more of rain is expected to fall in parts of Los Angeles and Orange Counties through Tuesday.
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You can order a test to find out your biological age. Is it worth it?

Biological age tests are based on DNA methylation, which involves chemical tags called methyl groups latching onto DNA and giving an indicator of biological age.
The accuracy of biological age tests is debated, with some experts cautioning that the results should be taken with curiosity and an open mind.
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Big Companies Cashed In on Mississippi's Water. Small Towns Paid the Price.

Jackson, Mississippi experienced two major water crises in 2021 and 2022, leaving thousands without running water.
German corporation Siemens failed to deliver on their promise to install modern water meters in Jackson, resulting in inaccurate water bills and lost revenue.
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One year after the toxic train derailment, East Palestine is a town divided

After a year, the environmental cleanup of a train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, is still ongoing and has cost Norfolk Southern over $800 million.
The community remains divided, with some residents ready to move forward while others raise concerns about air and water.
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Meet 'Dr. Tatiana,' the professor getting people on TikTok excited about physics

Dr. Tatiana, a physics professor at Texas A&M University, has become a social media star by performing theatrical physics tricks in videos that have gained millions of views.
She credits the university marketing team's videos of her lessons for her social media success.
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Many Schools in Southern California Will Remain Open Despite Floods

Many school districts in Southern California, including Los Angeles Unified, decided to keep schools open despite heavy rain and flooding. Schools provide basic nutrition for many students, making closure a difficult decision. The impact of the weather varies by neighborhood, so some schools are less affected.
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Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong is acquitted of financial crimes related to 2015 merger

Samsung Chairman Lee Jae-yong has been acquitted of financial crimes related to a 2015 merger of two Samsung affiliates that solidified his control over the company.
This ruling comes less than two years after Lee was pardoned for a separate conviction of bribing a former president.
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Tennessee law denied Allie Phillips an abortion. So she's now running for office

Allie Phillips ran for Tennessee's District 75 after facing challenges during her pregnancy.
Phillips had to go out of state for a procedure due to Tennessee's near-total abortion ban.
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Why problems at a key Boeing supplier may help explain the company's 737 Max 9 mess

Production issues at Spirit AeroSystems have led to problems with the Boeing 737 Max.
Workers at the factory felt pressured not to report defects in order to get planes out faster.
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Tracy Chapman's 'Fast Car' climbs the iTunes charts after her Grammy performance

Tracy Chapman, left, and Luke Combs perform "Fast Car" during the 66th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, in Los Angeles.
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This Florida Mall Has Gucci, Prada and Soon, Affordable Housing?

A luxury mall in Bal Harbour, Florida, is aiming to tackle the lack of affordable housing by using a new state law that allows developers to bypass certain zoning rules.
The owner of Bal Harbour Shops has filed an application to build a 20-story hotel and three residential towers with 600 units, 240 of which would be priced as workforce housing.
Local officials are not happy about the new law, as it strips them of their power to reject projects like these.
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VoteVets Plans $45 Million Push to Lift Biden and Democrats

VoteVets plans to spend $45 million to support President Biden and Democratic candidates in the upcoming elections.
They will focus on reaching out to veterans and military families in key battleground states.
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Police raided George Pelecanos' home. 15 years later, he's ready to write about it

Writer George Pelecanos reads The Washington Post every morning in his home.
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A woman stole a memory card from a truck. The gruesome footage is now key to an Alaska murder trial.

A woman with a criminal history stole a memory card from a man's truck, which contained gruesome photos and videos of a woman being attacked and murdered at a hotel.
The voice in the videos belongs to Brian Steven Smith, who is now on trial for the murders of Kathleen Henry and Veronica Abouchuk.
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The 'runt' of Trump cases now likely to be his first criminal trial

The New York case over 2016 hush money payments is increasingly likely to be former president Donald Trump's first trial.
Trump's legal team is preparing for the New York case to be first, viewing it as the weakest of the four criminal cases he is facing.
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Jan. 6 rioters who U.S. says 'ignited' path for Capitol attack convicted

Five men were found guilty of assaulting law enforcement and obstructing the confirmation of the 2020 presidential election during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
One of the defendants, Ryan Samsel, was the most prominent of the group and was seen lifting a line of barriers and throwing them at Capitol Police officers.
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What to know about how lawmakers are addressing deepfakes like the ones that victimized Taylor Swift

Deepfakes are becoming more prevalent online, appearing in various forms including pornography, music, and political manipulation.
At least 10 states in the U.S. have enacted deepfake-related laws, and more measures are being considered in legislatures across the country.
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Texas border showdown is far-right magnet, hate trackers warn

Right-wing extremists are rallying in Texas in support of Governor Greg Abbott's showdown with the federal government over border enforcement.
The unrest in Texas is an example of fringe ideologies being incorporated into mainstream Republican politics.
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Iraq condemns U.S. airstrikes against Iran-linked groups

Iraqi government officials condemn US airstrikes on Iran-linked targets in Iraq, calling them a threat to their country.
The airstrikes are likely to increase demands for the US-led military coalition to leave Iraq.
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Former Boston cop pleads guilty to Jan. 6 charges

Former Boston police officer pleads guilty to entering the Capitol and assaulting an officer during the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Joseph Robert Fisher's hat, adorned with Boston sports teams' logos, helped investigators identify him in photos and video.
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Texas AG's pursuit of transgender medical records stirs privacy concerns

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is demanding medical records from health-care providers outside of Texas who may have treated transgender youth from Texas.
Paxton's use of a HIPAA exception for law enforcement investigations may allow him to obtain the records he is seeking.
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