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Nebraska primary for governor is the latest test of Trump's endorsement

Nebraska's GOP primary election for governor is the latest test of former President Donald Trump's influence.


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Kyiv residents begin to find calm after Russian forces' retreat

KYIV, Ukraine — As Russia's invasion of Ukraine enters its third month, Ukrainians are assessing the damage. Despite an initial push to take Kyiv, the Russian forces backed off of the capital city, revealing the atrocities of the fighting left behind.


Rapper Young Thug is arrested on gang-related charges

ATLANTA — Rappers Young Thug was one of 28 people indicted Monday in Georgia on conspiracy to violate the state's RICO act and street gang charges, according to jail records.

The Atlanta rapper, whose name is Jeffrey Lamar Williams, was arrested at his home in Buckhead, an Atlanta neighborhood just north of downtown. He is being held at the Fulton County Jail.

The conspiracy charge dates back to 2013 and the gang charge to 2018, the jail record says.


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A Warhol 'Marilyn' brings a record auction price, $195 million

Shot Sage Blue Marilyn has set a record as stunning as the actress it depicts.


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Abortion providers and advocates experience déjà vu as Roe v. Wade is threatened

When the draft opinion signaling the Supreme Court was poised to overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked this week, many abortion providers and advocates had just attended the National Abortion Federation conference.

Just how the moment felt is hard to capture, according to Odile Schalit, the director of the Brigid Alliance, a group that helps women connect with abortion services.


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Americans who died under mysterious conditions at Bahamas resort have been identified

The Royal Bahamas Police Force has released the names of three American tourists who died under mysterious circumstances at a resort last week.

Michael Phillips, 68, of Tennessee and his wife Robbie Phillips, 65, were found dead in a villa at the Sandals Emerald Bay resort in Great Exuma on Friday. In a separate villa at the same resort, Vincent Paul Chiarella, 64, of Florida was also found dead.


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A fugitive Alabama inmate was caught and a corrections officer with him is now dead

Updated May 9, 2022 at 9:44 PM ET

A former Alabama jail official has died after shooting herself when she and the murder suspect she was accused of helping to escape were captured Monday in Indiana after more than a week on the run, according to officials.

The capture ended the manhunt through three states but did not resolve the mystery of why Vicky White, 56, a respected jail official, would help Casey White, 38, a hulking inmate with a violent and frightening history.


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Accuser testifies in Mario Batali sexual misconduct trial

Mario Batali's sexual misconduct trial opened Monday in a Boston court with his accuser recounting how she'd been "shocked, surprised and alarmed" as the celebrity chef aggressively kissed and groped her while taking selfies at a restaurant in 2017.

The 32-year-old Boston-area software company worker said she felt confused and powerless to do anything to stop Batali.


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A brutal sell-off on Wall Street continues as stocks sink for a 3rd day in a row

Updated May 9, 2022 at 6:40 PM ET

A sell-off on Wall Street keeps getting worse.

Stocks slumped for a third consecutive day as anxiety continues to build about inflation – and whether the Federal Reserve can bring prices down without sparking a recession.

The declines come before the Labor Department is set to report consumer prices data for April, which are expected to show price gains slowing somewhat, but not enough to meaningfully bring down inflation from 40-year highs.


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Here are the 2022 Pulitzer Prize news winners

Two Florida newspapers have taken the top awards in the 2022 Pulitzer Prize news categories, announced on Monday afternoon.

The Miami Herald took the prestigious award in breaking news for its coverage of the Surfside condominium collapse in June last year, which judges said merged "clear and compassionate writing with comprehensive news and accountability."


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