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Russia is poised to default on its foreign debt for the first time since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, further alienating the country from the global financial system amid its war in Ukraine. A 30-day grace period on interest payments originally due May 27 expired Sunday night. But it could take time to confirm a default. A top sovereign debt lawyer says “the overwhelming probability" is Russia won’t be able to pay bondholders “because no bank is going to move the money.” The U.S. ended Russia’s ability to pay international investors through American banks. Russia calls any default artificial because it has the money to pay but sanctions have frozen its foreign currency reserves abroad.

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An Air Force ROTC cadet from Alaska died in an accident involving a Humvee during a training exercise in Idaho. Mountain Home Air Force Base says 19-year-old Mackenzie Wilson, a cadet at Oregon State University, died of injuries sustained in an accident on Friday. She was from Eagle River, Alaska. Nineteen Air Force ROTC cadets were participating in a training opportunity at the air base southeast of Boise. Two other cadets were treated for injuries at the hospital in Boise and later released. The Idaho State Police and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations are investigating the fatal accident.

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Police are investigating a weekend fire at a Christian pregnancy center in north-central Colorado as a possible arson. Police in Longmont responded to a fire at 3:17 a.m. Saturday. The Life Choices building sustained fire and heavy smoke damage. The front door was broken and the front of the building had been spray painted with the words, “if abortions aren't safe neither are you.” Life Choices' website says it offers free services related to pregnancy and sexual health, information on reversing the effects of abortion pills and post-abortion support for guilt, shame, anxiety and depression. Life Choices executive director Kathy Roberts said the center is devastated and stunned, and that the attack affects people who need support in their pregnancies.

Three people were killed and three others injured Sunday afternoon when an Amtrak commuter train smashed into a car in Northern California. The California Highway Patrol says the crash took place at around 1 p.m. Sunday in Brentwood, southeast of San Francisco. Three people died at the scene and two adults and a child were taken to hospital's. There's no word on their conditions. The victims were inside the four-door sedan when it was struck. Officials say there were 80 people aboard the Amtrak train but nobody was hurt. The crash is under investigation.

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Russia is poised to default on its foreign debt for the first time since the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, further alienating the country from the global financial system amid its war in Ukraine. A 30-day grace period on interest payments originally due May 27 expired Sunday night. But it could take time to confirm a default. A top sovereign debt lawyer says “the overwhelming probability" is Russia won’t be able to pay bondholders “because no bank is going to move the money.” The U.S. ended Russia’s ability to pay international investors through American banks. Russia calls any default artificial because it has the money to pay but sanctions have frozen its foreign currency reserves abroad.

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The Japanese government has warned of possible power shortages in the Tokyo region, asking people to conserve energy as the country endures an unusually intense heat wave. Weather officials announced the earliest end to the annual summer rainy season in decades. The rains usually temper summer heat well into July. The economy and industry ministry urged people living in the region serviced by the Tokyo Electric Power Co. to conserve power in the afternoon, especially when demand peaks at 4-5 p.m. The power supply is relatively tight after Japan idled most of its nuclear reactors after 2011 meltdowns in Fukushima. It also has been closing down old coal plants to meet promises for reducing carbon emissions.

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Sri Lanka is sending two ministers to Russia to negotiate for fuel, a necessity that the Indian ocean island nation has almost run out of amid its ongoing economic crisis. The energy minister said Sri Lanka is negotiating with the Russian authorities to directly purchase fuel. Two ministers are scheduled to leave for Russia on Monday. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February, global oil prices have skyrocketed. While Washington and its allies are trying to cut financial flows supporting Moscow’s war effort, Russia is offering its crude at a steep discount, making it extremely enticing to a number of countries. Like some other South Asian nations, Sri Lanka has remained neutral on the war in Ukraine.

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Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso has announced a cut in gasoline prices that appeared to fall short of the reduction demanded by Indigenous leaders to end a strike that has paralyzed parts of the country for two weeks. The reduction cuts the price of gasoline by 10 cents per gallon. The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador has demanded compliance with a 10-point agenda, including the reduction of the price of extra gasoline from 2.55 to 2.10 dollars a gallon and diesel from 1.90 to 1.50. Speaking on national television, Lasso said the price of fuel “has become the cornerstone that maintains the conflict.” There was no immediate reaction from the Indigenous confederation.

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Senior U.S. officials are in Sri Lanka seeking ways to help the island nation cope with an unprecedented economic crisis and severe shortages of essential supplies. The energy minister warned in a tweet that new fuel shipments would be delayed and people shouldn't be lining up at pump stations. The U.S. has announced millions of dollars in assistance to Sri Lanka, which has been surviving on $4 billion in credit lines from neighboring India. It also has received pledges of $300 million to $600 million from the World Bank to buy medicine and other items. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last week announced the economy had “collapsed” due to dwindling foreign exchange reserves and a mounting debt.

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Part of the wooden stands have collapsed during a bullfight in central Colombia, sending spectators plunging to the ground and killing at least four people and injuring hundreds. Authorities said the disaster took place in a stadium in the city of El Espinal in Tolima state during a traditional event called “corraleja” in which members of the public enter the ring to engage the bulls. Videos show a multi-story section of the stands collapsing as people screamed. Regional health authorities said 322 people had gone to hospitals after the collapse seeking treatment. President Iván Duque said there would be an investigation.

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Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Jazmine Sullivan were some of the big stars using the BET Awards stage to strongly criticize the Supreme Court’s recent decision to strip away women’s constitutional protection for abortion. Henson took the stage as the show’s host on Sunday with an uplifting message about “Black excellence” before she launched into the court’s overturning of the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling last week. The actor took the stage after Lizzo opened the show performing her single “About Damn Time.” Janelle Monae held up her middle finger toward the Supreme Court, while Sullivan made a plea to men for their support of women.

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The marine area off the coast of Kenya at Wasini Island, jointly managed by a foundation and the island’s community, has been planting over 8,000 corals a year since 2010 and placed about 800 artificial reef structures in the channel in a bid to restore Wasini’s coral gardens. But the project is threatened by growing costs and a planned fishing port in Shimoni, a mere 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) away on Kenya’s coast. The United Nation’s Oceans Conference, which begins Monday in Lisbon, Portugal, is set to put protection and restoration efforts for coral reefs back on the agenda.

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Six police officers in the northern Mexico border state of Nuevo Leon are dead and four other wounded after they were ambushed by a presumed drug gang equipped with ten home-made armored cars and heavy weaponry. Nuevo Leon state police said the patrol was outnumbered in the pre-dawn attack Sunday on a highway leading to the Colombia border crossing. The force said the officers acted “heroically” in the attack. State prosecutors said the dead included one female officer. There was no immediate information on the identity of the attackers. But the nearby city of Nuevo Laredo has long been dominated by the violent Northeast cartel.

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An Air Force ROTC cadet from Alaska died in an accident involving a Humvee during a training exercise in Idaho. Mountain Home Air Force Base says 19-year-old Mackenzie Wilson, a cadet at Oregon State University, died of injuries sustained in an accident on Friday. She was from Eagle River, Alaska. Nineteen Air Force ROTC cadets were participating in a training opportunity at the air base southeast of Boise. Two other cadets were treated for injuries at the hospital in Boise and later released. The Idaho State Police and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations are investigating the fatal accident.

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Villagers see destruction everywhere and help in short supply days after an earthquake devastated a remote region of southeast Afghanistan and killed at least 1,150 people by authorities' estimates. Those who were barely scraping by have lost everything. Many have yet to be visited by aid groups, which are struggling to reach the afflicted area on rutted roads. There are fears that help will come too late to the impoverished provinces of Paktika and Khost that straddle the country’s border with Pakistan. Aware of its constraints, the cash-strapped Taliban have called for foreign assistance. China joined countries in pledging nearly $7.5 million in aid. But the relief effort remains patchy for the latest calamity to convulse the country.

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Leaders of three French energy companies have called on the French public to immediately reduce consumption of fuel, oil, electricity and gas amid shortages and soaring prices due to Russia’s supply cuts and the war in Ukraine. The leaders of TotalEnergies, EDF and Engie said in a joint statement published in the French weekly Journal du Dimanche that the conservation effort "must be immediate, collective and massive.” Russia has cut — and in some case shut off — gas supplies to several European Union countries in retaliation for EU sanctions against Moscow over Russia's invasion of Ukraine. France, like other European countries, is trying to beef up its gas reserves for winter.

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As workers at major companies increasingly move to unionize, the political environment for labor couldn’t be more ripe. Perhaps nowhere is that more accurate than at the National Labor Relations Board. The agency’s top prosecutor, Jennifer Abruzzo, is seeking to overturn prior precedents and revive decades-old labor policies that supporters say would make it easier for workers to form a union. To get her wish, Abruzzo must have buy-in from the five-member board, whose Democratic majority is expected to be sympathetic to her proposed changes. But any such shifts in how the agency enforces labor law is likely to be reversed under a Republican administration and met with fierce resistance from employers in federal court.

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Police are investigating a weekend fire at a Christian pregnancy center in north-central Colorado as a possible arson. Police in Longmont responded to a fire at 3:17 a.m. Saturday. The Life Choices building sustained fire and heavy smoke damage. The front door was broken and the front of the building had been spray painted with the words, “if abortions aren't safe neither are you.” Life Choices' website says it offers free services related to pregnancy and sexual health, information on reversing the effects of abortion pills and post-abortion support for guilt, shame, anxiety and depression. Life Choices executive director Kathy Roberts said the center is devastated and stunned, and that the attack affects people who need support in their pregnancies.

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Three people were killed and three others injured Sunday afternoon when an Amtrak commuter train smashed into a car in Northern California. The California Highway Patrol says the crash took place at around 1 p.m. Sunday in Brentwood, southeast of San Francisco. Three people died at the scene and two adults and a child were taken to hospital's. There's no word on their conditions. The victims were inside the four-door sedan when it was struck. Officials say there were 80 people aboard the Amtrak train but nobody was hurt. The crash is under investigation.

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South African police are investigating the deaths of at least 21 people at a nightclub in the coastal town of East London Sunday and authorities say most of the victims were minors as young as 13-year-old. It is unclear what led to the deaths of the young people, who were reportedly attending a party to celebrate the end of winter school exams. Local newspaper Daily Dispatch reported that bodies were strewn across tables and chairs without any visible signs of injuries. Police minister Bheki Cele said the victims’ ages ranged between 13 and 17, raising questions about why the underaged children were being served alcohol.

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A bar in downtown Salisbury is sharing its list of banned customers with other saloons in an effort to combat increasing violence at the city’s watering holes. WBOC-TV reports that recent brawls in Salisbury bars included people using bar stools as weapons against a bouncer. Alex Scott, owner of “The Brick Room,” said he plans to share a “ban list” of unruly customers with other downtown bars to try to keep the violent patrons out. Salisbury City Councilwoman April Jackson said she supports the ban list after being shocked by the brawl earlier this month at Mojo’s Urban Eatery.

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Gathered at a cemetery on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, friends and relatives paid their final respects to British journalist Dom Phillips, killed in the Brazilian Amazon while researching for a book about how to save the world’s largest rainforest. Phillips, 57, and Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, 41, were killed on June 5 on their boat on the Itaquai river, near the entrance of the Javari Valley Indigenous Territory, which borders Peru and Colombia. Three fishermen from nearby riverine communities were arrested. Two of them confessed to the murders, according to the police.

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Police in Virginia are investigating vandalism at a pregnancy center that discourages women from having an abortion. Lynchburg Police on Saturday said the Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center was spray painted with graffiti. The words “If abortion ain’t safe, you ain’t safe” were written on a walkway. Several windows were also broken. Police say security footage shows four masked individuals committing the vandalism early Saturday morning. In a tweet, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, a Republican, said Virginia State Police are available to assist in the investigation and called the vandalism unacceptable. Youngkin said Friday after the Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade ruling protecting abortion rights that he hopes to outlaw abortion in most cases after 15 weeks.

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The suspect in a mass shooting during an LGBTQ festival in Norway has refused to explain his actions to investigators and will remain in pretrial custody for the next four weeks. The 42-year-old Norwegian citizen was arrested shortly after the attack in Oslo’s nightlife district early Saturday. Two people were killed and more than 20 were injured in what the Norwegian security service called an “Islamist terror act.” Oslo police said they tried to question the suspect on Saturday and again on Sunday without success. His defense lawyer told The Associated Press that the man refuses to have his statement recorded and videotaped unless police release the entire recording to the public.

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Praise and lament for the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned abortion rights filled sacred spaces this weekend. Clergy across the U.S. rearranged worship plans or rewrote sermons to provide their religious context -- and competing messages -- about the historic moment. Abortion is a visceral issue for deeply divided religious Americans in the wake of the seismic Dobbs v. Jackson decision. In Pittsburgh on Sunday, one Catholic priest called Friday “a day of great joy” because of the ruling, although a few people left during his homily. A minister in New York City mourned the decision, saying, “We are reeling.”

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Police in Charlotte say they shot and seriously injured an armed robbery suspect after he opened fire on officers. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it received a call Sunday before 1 p.m. about an armed robbery on Tuckaseegee Road. Police say they encountered a suspect shot multiple times at officers, striking at least one patrol car. Officers returned fire, and the suspect was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police say a firearm was uncovered on scene. No officers were injured.

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Police in Albuquerque are investigating two homicides that may be connected and a suspect is in custody. They say officers responded to a convenience store 7:45 a.m. Sunday and found the body of a man who had been shot. During their investigation, police say they received another call about a deceased woman in a southwest Albuquerque home. Police say the shooting began with a fight inside the gas station, which moved outside to a side street. The name of the suspect hasn’t been released by police yet.

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A state court is being asked to block a new Florida law which bans most abortions after 15 weeks just days after a conservative U.S. Supreme Court majority overturned a landmark case that had provided constitutional protections for women seeking abortions for almost 50 years. The American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood and other reproductive health providers on Monday are asking a Florida judge in Tallahassee to stop the new law from taking effect on Friday. The civil rights groups and abortion providers argue that an amendment in the Florida constitution guarantees a broad right to privacy, which includes the right to abortion.

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Russia has shattered weeks of relative calm in Ukraine's capital with a missile attack as Western leaders meeting in Europe prepared to reaffirm their support for Ukraine and condemnation of Russia. President Volodymr Zelenskyy said a 37-year-old man was killed and his daughter and wife injured when missiles hit an apartment building. A railroad worker was also reported killed. Kyiv's mayor speculated the airstrikes were “a symbolic attack” before a NATO summit starting Tuesday. A former U.S. commander in Europe said they also were a signal to Group of Seven leaders meeting Sunday. The Ukrainian air force says planes launched the missiles from over the Caspian Sea, more than 1,500 kilometers (932 miles) away.

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An abortion rights protest in Portland, Oregon, turned destructive over the weekend, with some people breaking windows on businesses and vehicles and scrawling graffiti. Portland Police say no one was immediately arrested because they did not have the resources to intervene. The event began with a gathering of about 200 people at a park on Saturday before a group of about 60 of them — most dressed in black — marched down a street and smashed windows on banks, coffee shops, a Portland school van and a Tesla, while vandalizing a center that provides services to pregnant people. Police said the damage occurred over a period of about 35 minutes.

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A Detroit woman has been charged in the death of her 3-year-old son after police found the boy’s decomposing body in a basement freezer. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Sunday the 31-year-old woman is charged with first-degree murder, child abuse and torture and concealing the death of an individual. She had an arraignment Sunday and was remanded to jail. Detroit police officers and members of Child Protective Services were conducting a welfare check at the home early Friday when they discovered the boy’s body. Detroit Police Chief James White said it was not immediately clear how or when the boy died or how long his body had been in the freezer.

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Authorities say five people were shot and injured during an outdoor event in East Texas that featured a trail ride. The Smith County Sheriff’s Office says it received a call at 12:35 a.m. Sunday about multiple gunshot victims in a large pasture area in the eastern part of the county. People were taking part in an annual trail ride sponsored by Unified Elite Riderzz. Authorities say witnesses told investigators that following a fight near a concert stage, one or more trail ride groups started shooting into the crowd. The sheriff's  office says two other shootings happened after people retrieved their guns from a security area that had been collecting them. Four of those shot have been treated and released from area hospitals. One person remained hospitalized.

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Explorers say they found the wreckage of the USS Samuel B. Roberts, a U.S. Navy destroyer that engaged a superior Japanese fleet in the largest sea battle of World War II in the Philippines. They say it's the deepest wreck ever discovered at 22,916 feet. American explorer Victor Vescovo, founder of Dallas-based Caladan Oceanic Expeditions, announced the find together with U.K.-based EYOS Expeditions. The ship took part in the Battle off Samar, the final phase of the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944, in which the Imperial Japanese Navy suffered its biggest loss of ships and failed to dislodge the U.S. forces from Leyte, which they invaded earlier as part of the liberation of the Philippines.

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Gun deaths in Oklahoma have increased since a “permitless carry” law allowing people over the age of 21 to carry a gun without a permit or training went into effect in 2019, according to a newspaper’s review of data. The Oklahoman analyzed state medical examiner data. It found that Oklahoma has recorded some of its deadliest months in history since the law took effect. In the decade before “permitless carry,” only 10 months had 70 or more firearm deaths. From November 2019 until January, there were 10 months with more than 70 gun-related deaths. Following recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, Uvalde, Texas, and in Tulsa, Republican leaders in Oklahoma haven't shown interest in any gun control measures.

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Officials say that a West Virginia aviator who trained more than 40,000 pilots has been honored at a memorial service. The Kanawha County Commission said the flag at the courthouse in Charleston was lowered to half-staff Saturday in honor of Benny Mallory, described by officials as a local aviation pioneer. West Virginia International Yeager Airport said Mallory died Monday at age 91. Officials said he owned Mallory Airport in South Charleston. Mallory trained more than 40,000 pilots and charted over 35,000 flight hours. Mallory Airport held a memorial service for him on Saturday and commissioners have issued a resolution in honor of Mallory’s life.

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Police say they have discovered more than 110 dangerous snakes on a farm in central Germany after a woman who lived there sought medical treatment for a poisonous bite. The 35-year-old had driven to a hospital in Salzgitter, near Hannover, in the early hours of Sunday, telling doctors that one of her rattlesnakes had bitten her in the finger. While the woman’s condition deteriorated and authorities hastily ordered an antidote from a specialist institute in Hamburg, police visited the farm and it contained dozens of snakes. In a statement, police said specialists determined that the snakes included both constrictors and poisonous varieties, which weren’t housed in appropriate terrariums. The reptiles were all impounded.

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Police in North Macedonia say they discovered 24 migrants hiding in a van on a major highway in the country’s south Sunday and arrested two Macedonia men as suspected people smugglers. Police think the people inside the van entered North Macedonia illegally from Greece, with plans to continue on to Serbia and then wealthier European countries. They were transferred to a migrant reception center in the border town of Gevgelija, pending deportation to Greece. Police say they intercepted a number of people in recent weeks as the so-called Balkan route, which runs through North Macedonia, has become more active following the lifting of COVID-19 travel restrictions.

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The National Transportation Safety Board says it is investigating a Central Texas plane crash that killed two people.  Authorities say the small plane crashed near the airport in Kerrville at around 7 p.m. on Saturday. Kerrville is located about 65 miles northwest of San Antonio.  Justice of the Peace Precinct 2. J.R. Hoyne told KENS 5 that two people aboard the plane were killed.  Their names were not immediately released by authorities. But Hoyne said the two people killed were a man and a woman.

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The leader of Bosnia’s Serbs says he hopes former U.S. President Donald Trump returns to power. Milorad Dodik said on Sunday that Serbs will “wait for appropriate global circumstances” to reach for their goal of seceding from Bosnia, which he called an “unsustainable state.” Dodik made the comments at a gathering marking the start of Bosnia's bloody breakup of Bosnia 30 years ago. More than 100,000 people died before a U.S.-brokered peace deal ended the country's 1992-95 war. Russia’s war in Ukraine has aroused fears that the turmoil could spill over to the volatile Balkans. Dodik met with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this month and says he's proud to have done so.

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Los Angeles police have arrested a man they said attacked an officer with a “makeshift flamethrower” during a demonstration against the overturning of Roe v. Wade. KTLA-TV says 30-year-old Michael Ortiz was arrested Friday when he allegedly burned an officer who was treated at a hospital. He's being held on $1 million bail and could face an attempted murder charge. Police say the attack came during a mainly peaceful protest against the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that overturned the decades-old legalization of abortion.

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Pride parades kicked off in some of America’s biggest cities Sunday amid new fears about the potential erosion of freedoms won through decades of activism. The annual marches in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and elsewhere take place after at least one Supreme Court justice signaled, in a ruling on abortion, that the court could reconsider the right to same-sex marriage recognized in 2015. That warning shot came after a year of legislative defeats for the LGBTQ community, including the passage of laws in some states limiting the discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity with children.

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Protests outside the Arizona Capitol over the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade that ended with a volley of tear gas are being described as either peaceful or driven by anarchists intent on destruction. Republican Senate President Karen Fann issued a news release describing it as a thwarted insurrection, while protesters called it a violent overreaction by police who they said acted without warning or justification. As many as 8,000 people gathered Friday night, most peacefully protesting the court decision. But some began banging on the windows and glass doors of the state Senate. State police say they believed they were trying to break in so they used tear gas. No arrests or injuries were reported.

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Alabama's Republican Party has declared a tie in the primary race for a state Senate seat and says the winner will be chosen by lot. The party's Candidate Committee held a hearing Saturday and said the District 27 race between Auburn City Councilman Jay Hovey and incumbent Tom Whatley was officially a tie. It said the winner would be determined in accordance with the state election code. The code says the Secretary of State shall decide the winner by lot. The district covers Tallapoosa, Lee and Russell counties. The GOP news release did not provide details on when the winner would be selected or the method to be used.

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One Group of Seven family photo didn’t seem to be enough for the leaders of leaders of the United States, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan. After posing for a group shot earlier on Sunday, they joined the leaders of the European Commission and the European Council for a second time at a wooden bench that has a special place in G-7 lore. It’s where photographers captured then-German Chancellor Angela Merkel gesturing with outstretched arms toward then-U.S. President Barack Obama having a conversation when Merkel hosted the 2015 G-7 summit. Sunday’s photo wasn’t as dramatic. It shows the leaders standing in front of the bench, some with their arms around each other’s shoulders.

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South Dakota’s Republican governor is pledging to bar mail-order abortion pills but says women shouldn't face prosecution for seeking them. Kristi Noem's stand appears to be in defiance of legal guidance by the Justice Department after the Supreme Court last week stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion. The governor is indicating that she'd put in place a plan approved by state lawmakers to restrict the abortion pills. The ruling Friday by the court’s conservative justices triggered abortion bans in South Dakota and elsewhere. But Noem says in news show interviews that doctors, not their patients, would likely be prosecuted for knowing violations of what would be one of the strictest laws on abortion pills in the United States.

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Charleston plans new remembrances at a memorial honoring nine firefighters who died trying to put out a blaze at a furniture store in 2007. Charleston 9 Memorial Park was built several years ago next to Charleston Fire Station 11, which is on the site of the Sofa Super Store where the nine firefighters were killed. The city wants to add an terrace next to the fire station that overlooks the parks with nine bands of bricks extending from nine windows. There also will be memorial panels remembers the men who died and the fire near a flagpole on the site.

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A Nigerian governor has directed the issuance of gun licenses to citizens “to defend themselves” against armed groups blamed for the deaths of thousands in the West African nation's troubled northern region. The directive announced on Sunday could make Zamfara the first state to give mass approval to carry guns in response to violence targeting remote communities. The state’s information commissioner said the government has arranged for 500 licenses to be distributed to those “who qualify and are wishing to obtain such guns to defend themselves.” It's unclear how arming citizens will curb violent groups known locally as bandits. Authorities have acknowledged that even Nigerian police are sometimes overwhelmed during attacks.