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Oregon is dropping an artificial intelligence tool used in child welfare system

Child welfare officials in Oregon will stop using an algorithm to help decide which families are investigated by social workers, opting instead for a new process that officials say will make better, more racially equitable decisions.

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Composer and performer Ingram Marshall dies at age 80

Composer and performer Ingram Marshall, whose honors include awards from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, has died at the age of 80 from complications of advanced Parkinson's disease. His death was confirmed by his wife, Veronica Tomasic.


Tulsa gunman bought an AR-15 the day of the mass shooting and targeted his doctor

Updated June 2, 2022 at 3:04 PM ET

Police in Tulsa, Okla., say the shooter's doctor was among those killed Wednesday during a mass shooting at a medical building. The shooter had complained multiple times about pain following back surgery and sought additional treatment in the days prior to the attack, police said.


John Hinckley, who shot Reagan, will be free of court restrictions June 15

WASHINGTON — John Hinckley Jr., who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, is saying thank you to the people who helped him win freedom from court oversight.

U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman had freed Hinckley in September from all remaining restrictions but said his order wouldn't take effect until this month. On Wednesday, the judge held a final hearing in Hinckley's case and said his release from conditions would occur as planned June 15.


Turkey will now be known as Türkiye (at least at the U.N.)

Turkey has a new name —at least at the United Nations. The organization has agreed to recognize it as Türkiye after a request from the country's government, which has been working to rebrand the nation's name since last winter.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu formally asked for the change in a letter to the U.N. and other international agencies this week.

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For years White House interns have not been paid. That will soon change

For the first time in the history of the White House internship program, participating interns will be paid $750 per week beginning in the fall.

Interns are expected to work a minimum of 35 hours per week, making the maximum hourly rate $21.42.

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These female health-care workers won a huge WHO honor. They'd like a raise, too

India's task force of over a million female health-care workers has won a prestigious award from one of the highest institutions in global health.

Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a cash prize.

"Awards don't fill stomachs," says Archana Ghugare, 42, a health-care worker from Pavnar, a village in the state of Maharashtra.

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Former NFL running back Marion Barber was found dead in Texas

Former NFL running back Marion Barber has died at age 38, as police in Frisco, Texas, found his body in an apartment following a wellness check. Barber was a star running back for the Dallas Cowboys in the 2000s. A cause of death has not been announced.

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Ukraine agonizes over Russian culture and language in its social fabric

LVIV and ODESA, Ukraine — In prewar Ukraine, Svitlana Panova spoke her native Russian without giving it much thought. But now, she has lost her home to Russia twice — fleeing Crimea after Russia's 2014 annexation of it and then fleeing eastern Ukraine after Russia's invasion this year — and the Russian language no longer feels quite right.

"It's hard for me to switch to Ukrainian, but I will learn it for sure," says Panova, one of millions of Ukrainians displaced by Russia's war, as she makes her way through the train station in the western city of Lviv.

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OPINION: Media coverage of monkeypox paints it as an African virus. That makes me mad

The world is in the midst of a monkeypox outbreak. The World Health Organization has recorded more than 500 cases in 30 countries this year – including the United Kingdom, the United States and a number of European nations.