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Pope Francis · Vatican City
Pope spends first night in hospital after surgery to remove intestinal scar tissue, repair hernia
Pope Francis awoke Thursday after a good first night in the hospital following a three-hour operation to remove intestinal scar tissue and repair a hernia.See the Story
53% Center coverage: 267 sources
John Roberts · Alabama
Supreme Court rules in favor of Black voters in Alabama redistricting case
The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a surprising ruling in favor of Black voters in a congressional redistricting case, ordering the creation of a second district with a large Black population.See the Story
56% Center coverage: 190 sources
Europe · Zaporizhzhia
Ukraine Launches Counteroffensive Against Russia
“The Ukrainian military has launched a long-anticipated counterattack against occupying Russian forces, opening a crucial phase in the war aimed at restoring Ukraine’s territorial sovereignty and preserving Western support in its fight against Moscow,” the Washington Post reports.See the Story
43% Left coverage: 35 sources
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Building Collapse · Surfside Beach
Elevated walkway collapses in Texas beach city, injuring dozens of teens
Nearly two dozen teenagers from a summer camp were injured when an elevated walkway collapsed Thursday in a beachside city in Texas, with five flown to the hospital by helicopter.See the Story
70% Center coverage: 30 sources
Joe Biden · Washington
‘Hysterical’ and ‘cruel’: Biden slams GOP efforts to target LGBTQ community
President Biden on Thursday said the Republicans behind efforts that target LGBTQ Americans are “callous” and “hysterical,” while highlighting support for the community from his administration. See the Story
49% Center coverage: 8 sources
Anthony Fauci · Washington
DeSantis campaign posts fake images of Trump hugging Fauci in social media video
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) presidential campaign used fake, seemingly AI-produced images of former President Donald Trump hugging former COVID adviser Anthony Fauci in a campaign ad on Thursday — a potentially troubling escalation of the use of artificial intelligence in political advertising.See the Story
Coverage: 20 sources
Grand Jury · Washington
Trump braces for possible federal charges after being warned he’s a target of documents probe
Former President Donald Trump and his aides are bracing for a potential indictment in the classified documents investigation as prosecutors handling the probe were spotted Thursday at a Miami courthouse where a grand jury has been hearing from witnesses.See the Story
53% Center coverage: 30 sources
Research · New York
Common energy drink ingredient taurine ‘may slow ageing process’
Scientists have called for a major clinical trial of a substance added to many energy drinks after studies in animals showed that supplementation may slow the ageing process and promote healthier lives.See the Story
50% Center coverage: 12 sources
Donald Trump · Washington
Republicans set to push mail ballots, voting methods they previously blasted as recipes for fraud
After years of criticizing mail voting and so-called ballot harvesting as ripe for fraud, Republicans at the top of the party want to change course.See the Story
74% Center coverage: 62 sources