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Trump prosecutor focuses on 'cover-up' in closing arguments while defense attacks key witness

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Israeli strikes kill at least 37 Palestinians, most in tents, near Gaza's Rafah as offensive expands

Renewed Israeli shelling and strikes have killed at least 37 people, most of them sheltering in tents, outside the southern Gaza city of Rafah More »


Democrats plan to nominate Biden by virtual roll call to meet Ohio ballot deadline

President Joe Biden will be formally nominated as the Democratic presidential nominee through a virtual roll call ahead of the party’s official convention in Chicago in August — a maneuver that will allow Biden to appear on the ballot in Ohio this November More »


Pope apologizes after being quoted using vulgar term about gay men in talk about ban on gay priests

Pope Francis has apologized after he was quoted using a vulgar term about gay men to reaffirm the Catholic Church’s ban on gay priests More »


A look at Pope Francis' comments about LGBTQ+ people

Pope Francis’ apology for using a vulgar term to refer to gay men was the latest comment to make headlines about the Catholic Church’s teachings on homosexuality More »


Storms leave widespread outages across Texas, cleanup continues after deadly weekend across US

Storms with damaging winds and baseball-sized hail have pummeled Texas again More »


Voter outreach groups targeted by new laws in several GOP-led states are struggling to do their work

Laws passed in several Republican-controlled states after the 2020 presidential election have criminalized much of the work done by voter outreach groups More »


Spain, Norway and Ireland formally recognize a Palestinian state as EU rift with Israel widens

Spain, Norway and Ireland have formally recognized a Palestinian state in a coordinated effort that adds more pressure on Israel to soften its devastating response to last year’s Hamas attack More »


Still hurting from violence, Mexican priests and families hope for peace ahead of elections

Ahead of upcoming presidential elections, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and frontrunner Claudia Sheinbaum have strongly rejected any criticism of the governing party's security strategies More »


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