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N.Y. Governor Debate Live Updates: Democrats Clash in Final Match-Up
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N.Y. Governor Debate Live Updates: Democrats Clash in Final Match-Up

In the second and final debate in the Democratic primary race for governor of New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul and her two opponents parried over highly volatile issues, including rising crime, dwindling affordable housing, looming environmental catastrophe — and how they take their bagel.But lighthearted moments were relatively few on Thursday, as Jumaane D. Williams, the New York City public advocate, and Representative Thomas R. Suozzi took their last direct swipes at Ms. Hochul ahead of the June 28 primary contest.The hourlong tussle was far from pretty and often outright sour, as Mr. Williams and especially Mr. Suozzi heaped on accusations that the governor was ethically compromised, insufficiently qualified and unwilling or unable to protect New Yorkers.“Governor? Governor? Governor?” ...
Nebraska GOP governor says he will call a special session to pass total abortion ban if Roe is overturned
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Nebraska GOP governor says he will call a special session to pass total abortion ban if Roe is overturned

Washington CNN  —  Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts of Nebraska said Sunday that he will call a special session of his state’s legislature to pass a total ban on abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade this term. “Nebraska is a pro-life state. I believe life begins at conception,” Ricketts told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.” “If Roe v. Wade, which is a horrible constitutional decision, gets overturned by the Supreme Court, which we’re hopeful of, here in Nebraska, we’re going to take further steps to protect those unborn babies.” “Including in the case of rape or incest?” Bash asked. To which the governor replied: “They’re still babies, too. Yes.” Ric...
Finland NATO: will apply to join NATO, ditching decades of neutrality despite Russia’s threats of retaliation
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Finland NATO: will apply to join NATO, ditching decades of neutrality despite Russia’s threats of retaliation

CNN  —  Finland’s government said Sunday it intends to join NATO, ditching decades of neutrality and ignoring Russian threats of possible retaliation as the Nordic country attempts to strengthen its security following the onset of the war in Ukraine. Sweden’s ruling party later said it will also support joining the alliance. The decision was announced at a joint press conference by President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who said the move must be ratified by the country’s parliament before Finland can formally seek membership of the alliance. “We hope that the parliament will confirm the decision to apply for NATO membership,” Marin said in Helsinki on Sunday. “Duri...
Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine
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Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Ukraine not 'overoptimistic' despite Russian troops pulling back near Kharkiv, official saysUkraine's deputy prime minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration, Olga Stefanishyna, said she sees a "cautious amount of great news" in the country's defense against Russia. In particular, she pointed to Russian troops pulling back from around Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, in recent days."But we are not overoptimistic in that regard," she said in an interview on ABC's "This Week." "We see that Putin has readjusted his strategy, and the only possible winning scenario for him is a long-lasting war, which is not the case for us and the democratic world. ... The unconditional victory still remains the way forward."Russia's navy remains in "full preparedness to continue shelling," ...
Buffalo Shooting Updates: Investigators Begin Building Case
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Buffalo Shooting Updates: Investigators Begin Building Case

Dominique Calhoun had pulled into the parking lot of a Tops supermarket, about to treat her two daughters to ice cream, when she suddenly saw people running out of the store screaming.By the time she had exited, 13 people had been shot, 10 of them fatally, after an 18-year-old white gunman opened fire in what has been described by police as a racist attack.“That literally could’ve been me,” Ms. Calhoun said. “I’m just in shock. I’ve never had something like this happen so close to home.”Ken Stephens, 68, a member of a local anti-violence group, described a grisly scene. “I came up here, and bodies were everywhere,” he said.News of the shooting spread quickly across the city. Marilyn Hanson, 60, raced to Tops to make sure her daughter, who lived nearby, wasn’t among the victims; she was ...
Authorities say the suspected Buffalo supermarket shooter traveled from hours away. Here’s what we know
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Authorities say the suspected Buffalo supermarket shooter traveled from hours away. Here’s what we know

Thirteen people -- 11 of whom were African American -- were shot, with three suffering non-life-threatening injuries, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said. Two victims were White, Gramaglia said."The shooter traveled hours from outside this community to perpetrate this crime on the people of Buffalo, a day when people were enjoying the sunshine, enjoying family, enjoying friends," Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said at a Saturday evening news conference. "People in a supermarket, shopping and bullets raining down on them. People's lives being snuffed out in an instant for no reason."The suspect, Payton Gendron, an 18-year-old White man, was charged with first-degree murder, Buffalo City Court Chief Judge Craig Hannah told CNN, adding the district attorney's office is planning on...
Ukraine-Russia War: Live Updates – The New York Times
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Ukraine-Russia War: Live Updates – The New York Times

TURIN, Italy — The Ukrainian rap and folk band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, as European viewers and juries delivered a symbolic, pop culture endorsement of solidarity behind Ukraine in its defense against Russia’s invasion.After 80 days of fighting that has forced millions from their homes, brought ruin to cities and towns across Ukraine’s east and killed tens of thousands, the band won an emotional victory for Ukraine with a performance of “Stefania,” a rousing, anthemic song. Written to honor the mother of the group’s frontman, Oleh Psiuk, the song has been reinterpreted during the war as a tribute to Ukraine as a motherland.The song includes lyrics that roughly translate to, “You can’t take my willpower from me, as I got it from her,” and “I’ll always...
NATO sees Russia’s war faltering, mulls expanding alliance
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NATO sees Russia’s war faltering, mulls expanding alliance

BERLIN (AP) — A senior NATO official says Russia’s military advance in Ukraine appears to be faltering and he expressed hope that Kyiv can win the war.Top NATO diplomats are meeting Sunday in Berlin to discuss providing further support to Ukraine and moves by Finland, Sweden and others to join the western alliance in the face of threats from Russia.“The brutal invasion (by) Russia is losing momentum,” NATO Deputy-Secretary General Mircea Geoana told reporters. “We know that with the bravery of the Ukrainian people and army, and with our help, Ukraine can win this war.”Geoana, who was chairing the meeting while NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg recovers from a COVID-19 infection, said Ukraine’s supporters were “united, we are strong, will continue to help Ukraine in winning this wa...
Gunman kills 10 in live-streamed racial attack on New York state supermarket
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Gunman kills 10 in live-streamed racial attack on New York state supermarket

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 14 (Reuters) - An 18-year-old white gunman shot 10 people to death and wounded three on Saturday at a grocery store in a Black neighborhood of upstate New York, before surrendering after what authorities called an act of "racially motivated violent extremism."Authorities said the suspect, who was armed with an assault-style rifle and appeared to have acted alone, drove to Buffalo from his home several hours away to launch the afternoon attack that he broadcast in real time on social media platform Twitch, a live video service owned by Amazon.com (AMZN.O).Eleven of the 13 people struck by gunfire were Black, officials said. The two others were white. The racial breakdown of the dead was not made clear.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterCourt p...
Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano 2 fight results, highlights: Charlo becomes undisputed champ with vicious KO
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Jermell Charlo vs. Brian Castano 2 fight results, highlights: Charlo becomes undisputed champ with vicious KO

The first fight between Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano was a thriller with an inconclusive result as the four-belt junior middleweight unification ended in a split draw. The two rematched on Saturday night with both men looking to make a statement. The two did just that as both delivered thrilling moments in the ring before Charlo scored a knockout in Round 10 to become the division's undisputed king.The fight got off to a delayed start after Castano arrived late to Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson California. With Jaron "Boots" Ennis handling business in the co-feature in just two rounds, Castano needed time to have his hands wrapped, work up a sweat and get gloved up.If the delay in the start of the fight had any impact on Charlo, he did not let it show. Cha...