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Europe · Liverpool

Liverpool and Real Madrid ready for Champions League final rematch

40% Left coverage: 86 sources
Liverpool and Real Madrid meet in the Champions League final in Paris. Carlo Ancelotti is looking to become the first coach to win European club football's top prize four times. The Italian's first two triumphs came with AC Milan in 2003 and 2007. Liverpool went on to become European champions for a sixth time by returning to the final in 2019.See the Story
US & Canada · Uvalde

Kids to 911 during siege: 'Please send the police'

52% Center coverage: 120 sources
Nearly 20 officers stood in a hallway outside of the classrooms during this week's attack on a Texas elementary school for more than 45 minutes. The on-site commander believed the gunman, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was barricaded in a classroom at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. The crisis came to an end after a group of tactical officers entered the school at 12:45 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety said.See the Story
US & Canada · Fairfax

When will there be a verdict in Johnny Depp’s trial against Amber Heard?

41% Left coverage: 44 sources
Johnny Depp is suing Amber Heard for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post. His lawyers say he was defamed by the article even though it never mentioned his name. Depp says he never struck Heard and that she concocted the abuse allegations. He has said he was the onephysically attacked by Heard.See the Story
Europe · Paris

'Triangle of Sadness' wins Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or

55% Left coverage: 29 sources
The 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival draws to a close on Saturday. The main Cannes jury of nine film professionals retired to a remote villa somewhere around the Côte d'Azur resort. Last year, the jury led by US director Spike Lee gave the Palme to a woman for only the second time in the festival's history – French director Julia Ducournau for the gory and radical "Titane"See the Story
Asia · Tokyo

Japanese Red Army Founder Shigenobu Freed From Prison

41% Center coverage: 29 sources
Fusako Shigenobu, 76, had evaded capture for decades before being arrested in Osaka in 2000. Her once-feared group had aimed to provoke a global socialist revolution through high-profile terror acts. They carried out a series of hostage-takings and hijackings, as well as a deadly attack on an Israeli airport.See the Story
US & Canada · Tigray

Biggest aid convoy since cease-fire nears Ethiopia’s Tigray

50% Center coverage: 4 sources
Convoy of 215 trucks of food aid left the capital of the neighboring Afar region on Friday. U.N. estimates 500 trucks a week are required to feed the 5.2 million people in Tigray. Tigray forces have been engaged in a war against federal forces and their allies since November 2020.See the Story

Country Music Stars Distance Themselves From NRA After School Massacre

75% Left coverage: 4 sources
At least five country musicians have pulled out of the NRA's annual convention. Lee Greenwood, Don McLean, Larry Gatlin, Graham Brown and Larry Stewart. Country music has traditionally been the favorite music of conservative white Americans. Its fan base is predominantly white, with roots in the largely Republican southern US states.See the Story
French Open

Swiatek racks up 31st straight win as French Open seeds scattered

50% Left coverage: 4 sources
Iga Swiatek is the only top 10 seed left standing at the French Open. Third seed Paula Badosa and seventh-ranked Aryna Sabalenka crash out. Alize Cornet, playing in her 61st consecutive Grand Slam, retires with a leg injury.See the Story
Tokyo Olympics · Japan

Tokyo Olympics legacy venue proving a chronic headache

100% Left coverage: 2 sources
Japan's National Stadium has become a taxpayer burden with its future in limbo. Originally supposed to be privatized after the Olympics, that project has fallen far behind schedule. A major hurdle is the lack of a concrete plan for the venue's future use. The annual price tag for maintenance, administration and large-scale repairs for the stadium, completed in November 2019, add up to $18.8 million.See the Story

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