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Gunman in Lunar New Year massacre found dead; motives unclear

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities searched for a motive for the gunman who killed 10 people at a Los Angeles-area ballroom dance club during Lunar New Year celebrations, slayings that sent a wave of fear through Asian American communities and cast a shadow over festivities nationwide. The suspect, 72-year-old Huu Can Tran, was found …

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American held in Iran ends hunger strike, urges ‘tough decisions’ to free US citizens

An American imprisoned in Iran since 2015 ended a hunger strike Monday after seven days, saying it is time for President Joe Biden to make “tough decisions” to secure the release of Americans held in Tehran. Siamak Namazi announced the end of his strike through his lawyer, saying he was heartened by the support and …

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American held in Iran ends hunger strike, urges ‘tough decisions’ to free US citizens

An American imprisoned in Iran since 2015 ended a hunger strike Monday after seven days, saying it is time for President Joe Biden to make “tough decisions” to secure the release of Americans held in Tehran. Siamak Namazi announced the end of his strike through his lawyer, saying he was heartened by the support and …

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enticing Americans to buy green

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden persuaded Democrats in Congress to provide hundreds of billions of dollars to fight climate change. Now comes another formidable task: enticing Americans to buy millions of electric cars, heat pumps, solar panels and more efficient appliances. It’s a public relations challenge that could determine whether the country meets Biden’s …

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Church of England issues formal apology to LGBTQ members amid spat over same-sex marriage

The Church of England issued a formal apology to LGBTQ members of the Anglican Communion who have felt excluded by the institution even as officials decided to continue to hold same-sex marriages in its churches. “We want to apologize for the ways in which the Church of England has treated LGBTQI+ people — both those …

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State lawmakers propose power grid protections after attacks

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — When gunshots at two electrical substations cut power to thousands of central North Carolina homes for several days in early December, Republican state Rep. Ben Moss watched his vibrant district full of family farms, small businesses and sprawling golf courses become “a ghost town.” After the latest attack last week on …

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Ghislaine Maxwell claims Prince Andrew, Virginia Giuffre photo is ‘fake,’ has ‘no memory’ of the pair meeting

Convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell alleged in her first jailhouse interview that the notorious photograph of Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre at her London home in 2000 is likely a “fake,” claiming she has “no memory” of introducing the pair more than two decades ago . The Oxford-educated Maxwell, who is serving a 20-year sentence …

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