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Dozens of migrants found dead inside a truck in San Antonio, officials say
US & Canada · San Antonio

Dozens of migrants found dead inside a truck in San Antonio, officials say

49% Center coverage: 347 sources
A U.S. official says at least 50 people have been found dead inside a tractor-trailer in a presumed migrant smuggling attempt in South Texas. The official says several others in the truck were taken to hospitals in the San Antonio, where the bodies were found Monday. All of the victims were believed to have crossed into the United States illegally.See the Story
R. Kelly receives 30-year prison sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking
US & Canada · Chicago

R. Kelly receives 30-year prison sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking

52% Center coverage: 237 sources
Multi-platinum R&B singer R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday. He was convicted of sex trafficking last year for exploiting his stardom and wealth. Kelly used his wealth to lure women and underage girls for sex, prosecutors said. He is separately facing trial in Chicago on child sex images and obstruction charges. Kelly was himself the victim of child sex abuse, and detailed in his autobiography how he was raped by a female family member when he was eight.See the Story
Biden signs bipartisan gun safety bill into law
Gun Laws · Washington

Biden signs bipartisan gun safety bill into law

53% Center coverage: 234 sources
President Biden signed the most wide-ranging gun violence prevention bill that Congress has passed in nearly 30 years. The legislation will toughen background checks for the youngest gun buyers. It will also help states put in place red flag laws that make it easier for authorities to take weapons. Most of its $13 billion cost will help bolster mental health programs and aid schools.See the Story

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US & Canada · New York

Grand jury indicts suspect in Brooklyn subway mass shooting

72% Center coverage: 79 sources
A federal grand jury has indicted a man suspected of shooting up a New York City subway train last month. Frank James, 62, is charged with committing a terrorist attack or other violence against a mass transportation system. 10 people were wounded in the attack, which rattled a city already experiencing a rise in violent crime.See the Story
US & Canada · New York

Heckler charged with assault after confronting Rudy Giuliani

56% Center coverage: 36 sources
A heckler who clapped former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the back at a campaign event was arrested, jailed for more than 24 hours and now faces an assault charge. The episode Sunday at a Staten Island supermarket produced dueling accounts, with Giuliani likening the touch to being hit by a bullet. The man's lawyers described it as a tap, meant to get the mayor's attention.See the Story
Parade · New York

New York City planning first Asian American, Pacific Islander heritage parade

58% Left coverage: 12 sources
The parade is set for Sunday at 10:45 a.m. on Sixth Avenue from West 44th Street to West 55th Street. It comes a day after another first for the city: a Japan Day parade to celebrate Japanese Americans. The two parades are being held during Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.See the Story
Health

Another New England state reports first probable monkeypox case

58% Center coverage: 12 sources
The case was identified in an Oakland County resident who is currently isolating and does not pose a risk to the public. The CDC reports that there are 306 confirmed cases in 27 states and the District of Columbia. People usually recover within two to four weeks without needing to be hospitalized, but the disease occasionally is deadly.See the Story
Inflation

US inflation dips from 4-decade high but still causing pain

Coverage: 7 sources
Consumer prices jumped 8.3% last month from a year ago, the government says. That was below the 8.5% year-over-year surge in March, which was the highest since 1981. The increases were fueled by spiking prices for airline tickets, hotel rooms and new cars.See the Story
MTA · Yonkers

Former Yonkers police commissioner named MTA police chief

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Former Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller was named the MTA's chief of police Wednesday. Mueller spent time with the NYPD before joining Yonkers’ police department in 1994. Mueller’s appointment came with the endorsement of state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Westchester County Executive George Latimer and a former president of Yonkers NAACP.See the Story
Lee Zeldin · Suffolk County

Man spray-painted swastika on Zeldin sign: police

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Vincent J. Mckie, 41, allegedly spray-painted a swastika and the word Gambino on the sign. Zeldin, who represents a wide swath of Suffolk County, campaigned on pledges to cut taxes and repeal policing reforms. He has also been outspoken about his anti-abortion views.See the Story
Peekskill · Peekskill

Fire tears through former White Plains Linen building in Peekskill

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Flames broke out around 1 a.m. in the vacant complex sandwiched between Highland Avenue, Constant Avenue and North Division Street. The complex includes more than 40,000 square feet that was once used to launder linens. The Westchester County Cause and Origin Team was called in to try to determine what caused the fire.See the Story

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