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Ruling paves way for longer sentence in George Floyd's death

Ruling paves way for longer sentence in George Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has ruled that there were aggravating factors in the death of George Floyd , paving the way for a longer sentence for Derek Chauvin, according to an order made public Wednesday.
Escalating Mideast violence bears hallmarks of 2014 Gaza war

Escalating Mideast violence bears hallmarks of 2014 Gaza war

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Rockets streamed out of Gaza and Israel pounded the territory with airstrikes Wednesday as the most severe outbreak of violence since a 2014 war took on many hallmarks of that devastating 50-day conflict, with dozens kill
Consumer prices shot up 0.8% in April as worries escalate

Consumer prices shot up 0.8% in April as worries escalate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A worrisome bout of inflation struck the economy in April, with U.S. consumer prices for goods and services surging 0.
House GOP ousts Trump critic Liz Cheney from top post

House GOP ousts Trump critic Liz Cheney from top post

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans ousted Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as the chamber’s No.
Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo

Internal emails reveal WHO knew of sex abuse claims in Congo

BENI, Congo (AP) — When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said, she was offered a job from a World Health Organization doctor at double her salary — in exchange for sex.
Dua Lipa wins big at Brits, urges health worker pay raise

Dua Lipa wins big at Brits, urges health worker pay raise

LONDON (AP) — British singer Dua Lipa called for a “fair” pay raise for U.K. health workers as she was named a double winner at the Brit Awards in London on Tuesday night.
Indigenous New Zealand lawmaker censured for haka protest

Indigenous New Zealand lawmaker censured for haka protest

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An Indigenous New Zealand lawmaker was thrown out of Parliament's debating chamber Wednesday for performing a Maori haka in protest at what he said were racist arguments.

Iran state TV says Ahmadinejad will run in presidential race

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state television reported Wednesday that the country's former firebrand president will run again for office in upcoming elections in June.
Met Opera strikes deal with chorus ahead of restart

Met Opera strikes deal with chorus ahead of restart

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera reached a tentative agreement Tuesday on a four-year contract with the American Guild of Musical Artists, one of three major labor deals needed for the New York company to resume performances in September.
Report: U. of Michigan missed chances to stop doctor's abuse

Report: U. of Michigan missed chances to stop doctor's abuse

ANN ARBOR, Mich.