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Europe · Moscow

Putin: Western leaders would look ‘disgusting’ topless

49% Center coverage: 69 sources
Putin made the comment during a visit to Turkmenistan early Thursday. He was asked about Western leaders joking about him at the G7 summit. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson jested that G7 leaders could take their clothes off. Canadian premier Justin Trudeau joked that Western leaders could try to match Putin's naked torso pictures.See the Story
US & Canada · Bellevue

Amazon places purchase limit on emergency contraceptive pills

68% Center coverage: 50 sources
Amazon's limit, which temporarily caps purchase of the contraceptives at three units per week, went into effect on Monday. The company did not share further details on what emergency contraceptive products were limited for purchase, but a listing showed the cap applied to Plan B, the popular "morning after" pill. Emergency contraception has been attacked by some abortion foes who believe life begins when an egg is fertilized.See the Story
US & Canada · Parkland

Jury is chosen to decide Parkland school shooter’s sentence

76% Center coverage: 34 sources
The hearing Tuesday was the culmination of 13 weeks of jury selection. The jury will decide whether Nikolas Cruz, 23, receives the death sentence or life in prison without parole for the murders of 14 students and three staff members. Cruz pleaded guilty in October to those murders and 17 counts of attempted murder, so the jurors will only decide his punishment.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Trump dismissed Jan. 6 threats, wanted to join crowd, former aide testifies

50% Right coverage: 20 sources
Donald Trump rebuffed his own security’s warnings about armed protesters in the Jan. 6 rally crowd and made desperate attempts to join his supporters as they marched to the Capitol, according to dramatic new testimony before the House committee investigating the 2021 insurrection. Cassidy Hutchinson, a little-known former White House aide, described an angry, defiant president who was trying that day to let armed protesters avoid security screenings at a rally that morning to protest his 2020 election defeat and who later grabbed at the steering wheel of the presidential SUV when the Secret Service refused to let him go to the Capitol.See the Story
US & Canada

Trooper crawls into drainage pipe to rescue missing dog

79% Center coverage: 14 sources
A missing golden retriever named Lilah was discovered deep inside a culvert pipe in upstate New York. State Trooper Jimmy Rasaphone decided to crawl about 15 feet (5 meters) into the pipe under a rural road to rescue Lilah. The 13-year-old dog had been missing since Friday afternoon.See the Story
Abortion

In flurry of court activity, state rulings on abortion bans mixed

Coverage: 4 sources
Roughly half the states are expected to prohibit or severely limit the procedure now that the high court has left it up to them. Since Friday, judges have agreed to allow bans or other restrictions to take effect in Alabama, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee. But abortion bans remained temporarily blocked in some states, including Louisiana.See the Story

Ludacris’ manager and 2 others shot, 1 fatally, in Georgia

34% Center coverage: 3 sources
One of the two injured men was Chaka Zulu, the longtime manager of rapper and actor Ludacris. The conditions of Zulu and the other man were not released. Earlier Sunday, another shooting at an Atlanta sandwich shop left one employee dead and another injured after an argument over mayonnaise.See the Story
Immigration

Toll Now at 53 in San Antonio As Families Wait for Answers

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Two more people died Wednesday as the death toll slowly climbed since the discovery of 46 bodies Monday at the scene near auto salvage yards on the edge of San Antonio. The truck had been packed with 67 people, and the dead included 27 from Mexico, 14 from Honduras, seven from Guatemala and two from El Salvador.See the Story

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