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Buffalo shooting victim laid to rest; city marks 1 week

UPDATED: Sat., May 21, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Roberta Drury, a 32-year-old woman who was the youngest of the 10 Black people killed at a Buffalo supermarket, was remembered at her funeral Saturday for “that smile that could light up a room,” as the city marked one week since the shooting with sorrowful moments of silence.

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GOP primary race for Alabama Senate seat turns bitter

UPDATED: Sat., May 21, 2022

AUBURN, Ala. – Alabama’s Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby has become a bitter high-dollar contest with the three strongest contenders jockeying for the nomination.
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COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?

UPDATED: Sat., May 21, 2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After mass shootings killed and wounded people grocery shopping, going to church and simply living their lives last weekend, the nation marked a milestone of 1 million deaths from COVID-19. The number, once unthinkable, is now an irreversible reality in the United States – just like the persistent reality of gun violence that kills tens of thousands of people every year.
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Pa. Senate GOP primary too close to call, recount likely

UPDATED: Fri., May 20, 2022

Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat is too close to call and is likely headed for a statewide recount to decide the winner of the contest between heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick.
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Police: Chicago shooting leaves 2 people dead, 7 wounded

UPDATED: Fri., May 20, 2022

Two people were killed and seven were injured when a man involved in a fight opened fire outside a fast food restaurant just blocks from Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile shopping district, authorities said Friday, following a recent spate of shootings downtown and a surge in gun violence citywide.
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Religious backers of abortion rights say God’s on their side

UPDATED: Fri., May 20, 2022

It was lunch hour at the abortion clinic, so the nurse in the recovery room got her Bible out of her bag in the closet and began to read. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding,” her favorite proverb says, and she returns to it again and again. “He will make your paths straight.”
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In 2 states, 1 in 20 residents missed during US head count

UPDATED: Thu., May 19, 2022

Around 1 in 20 residents in Arkansas and Tennessee were missed during the 2020 census, and four other U.S. states had significant undercounts of their populations which could shortchange them of federal funding in the current decade, according to figures from a survey the U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday.
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‘How dare you!’: Grief, anger from Buffalo victims’ kin

UPDATED: Thu., May 19, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Relatives of the 10 Black people massacred in a Buffalo supermarket pleaded with the nation Thursday to confront and stop racist violence, their agony pouring out in the tears of a 12-year-old child, hours after the white man accused in the killings silently faced a murder indictment in court.

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