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Europe · New York

Ghislaine Maxwell to be sentenced Tuesday for sex-trafficking teen girls

55% Center coverage: 96 sources
Ghislaine Maxwell, 60, is set to be sentenced today for helping the wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls. Prosecutors said Epstein, who killed himself in 2019 while awaiting trial, sexually abused children hundreds of times over more than a decade. In December, a jury convicted Maxwell of sex trafficking, transporting a minor to participate in illegal sex acts and two conspiracy charges.See the Story
Business · New York

Just keep your returns: Stores weigh paying you not to bring back unwanted items

81% Center coverage: 65 sources
Instead of piling returned merchandise onto a growing inventory heap, stores are considering just handing customers their money back and letting them hang onto the stuff they don't want.See the Story
Europe · Berlin

G7 leaders wrap up summit meant to bolster Ukraine support

72% Center coverage: 54 sources
Leaders of the world's biggest developed economies say they will explore far-reaching steps to cap Russia's income from oil sales. The final statement from the Group of Seven summit in Germany underlined their intent to impose severe economic costs on Russia. Leaders also agreed on a ban on imports of Russian gold and to step up aid to countries hit with food shortages.See the Story
NASA · Washington

New double crater seen on the moon after mystery rocket impact

73% Center coverage: 34 sources
A wayward spent rocket body slammed into the surface of the moon in March. The impact was predicted ahead of time by veteran amateur astronomer Bill Gray. NASA says the double crater is odd and may indicate that the rocket body had large masses at each end. NASA declined to speculate on the origin of the now-obliterated rocket.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Jan. 6 panel to hear from top aide in Trump's White House who saw burned documents

65% Center coverage: 29 sources
Cassidy Hutchinson, a top aide in Donald Trump's White House, is a vital witness in the sweeping investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021 attack. The 25-year-old, who was a special assistant and aide to former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, has already provided a trove of information to congressional investigators. Hutchinson's appearance has been cloaked in extraordinary secrecy and has raised expectations for new revelations.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

CDC adds Dominican Republic, Kuwait to COVID travel warning list

90% Center coverage: 20 sources
The Dominican Republic and Kuwait are now listed as "Level 3: COVID-19 High" The CDC overhauled its ratings system for assessing risk for travelers in April. Level 4, previously the highest risk category, is now reserved only for special circumstances. There were almost 115 destinations at Level 3 on June 27.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

HHS announces increase access to medication abortion following Supreme Court's abortion ruling

80% Center coverage: 20 sources
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra unveiled an action plan on Tuesday, at President Joe Biden's direction. The action plan includes increasing access to medication abortion and the right of a woman to travel to another state if the procedure is outlawed in her home state. Friday's ruling struck down a 1973 legal precedent known as Roe v. Wade.See the Story
US & Canada

At least 800 more flights were canceled Monday after a chaotic travel weekend

93% Center coverage: 15 sources
Though airlines received $54 billion in federal assistance during COVID's peak to avoid involuntary layoffs, they now have fewer employees than before the pandemic — especially pilots — after offering buyouts and early retirement packages to trim staff and save money.See the Story
US & Canada

FDA advisers to consider whether omicron-specific coronavirus vaccines are needed

79% Center coverage: 14 sources
The U.S. is preparing for the possible need to update its COVID-19 vaccines. The current vaccines are based on the coronavirus that emerged in late 2019. The FDA's independent Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is set to meet Tuesday. The panel will discuss whether the composition of the vaccines should be modified to target a specific strain.See the Story
Des Moines, Iowa · Des Moines

Reducing carbon emissions: All-electric garbage truck coming to Des Moines

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
The City Council approved the purchase of the all-electric garbage truck at its meeting Monday. Public Works Director Jonathan Gano said the 35 refuse collection trucks use nearly half of the city's diesel. The electric trucks are made to order. It could be as much as 24 months before it is ready for work.See the Story
Baking · Des Moines

Sugar Freakshow bakery owner will co-host casserole competition at Iowa State Fair

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Sugar Freakshow bakery owner will co-host casserole competition at Iowa State Fair. First-place winner will receive $1,000; second place will receive. $500 and third place, $250. Entries must cost $4 or less per serving and include at least one of six categories.See the Story
Cats · Des Moines

Dozens of cats and kittens abandoned in a hot, filthy house are receiving life-saving care from the ARL

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa's Mobile Rescue Team was called in by local law enforcement after officers discovered 30 cats and kittens had been left inside the home with no food or water. Temperatures had been in the 80s and 90s and the house had no electricity. The team found feces, urine and trash all over the floors and countertops in the home.See the Story

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