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US & Canada · Los Angeles

Legendary 'Goodfellas' actor Ray Liotta dead at 67

47% Center coverage: 252 sources
Legendary actor Ray Liotta is dead at 67-years-old. He reportedly died in his sleep while in the Dominican Republic while filming "Dangerous Waters."See the Story
Business · New York

Trump loses appeal, must testify in New York civil probe

58% Center coverage: 141 sources
A four-judge panel upheld a Feb. 17 ruling enforcing subpoenas for Trump and his two eldest children to give deposition testimony. Trump had appealed, seeking to overturn the ruling. His lawyers argued that ordering the Trumps to testify violated their constitutional rights. The Trumps could still appeal the ruling to the state's highest court.See the Story
US & Canada · Uvalde

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

53% Center coverage: 115 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 · Charleston

Police: Woman killed man who fired rifle into party crowd

67% Center coverage: 52 sources
A woman fatally shot a man who was firing an AR-15-style rifle into a crowd. Dennis Butler, 37, of Charleston, was found with multiple gunshot wounds. Butler had been warned earlier about speeding in the area, as children were present. No injuries were reported from those attending the party.See the Story
Economy · Malabo

'We don't have food': African leaders meet as crises grow

56% Center coverage: 9 sources
Burkina Faso is facing its worst hunger crisis in six years. More than 630,000 people are on the brink of starvation, the U.N. says. African leaders gathered for a summit Friday in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to address growing humanitarian needs.See the Story
Business · Washington

Fewer Americans apply for jobless benefits last week

64% Center coverage: 28 sources
Applications for unemployment benefits fell by 8,000 to 210,000 for the week ending May 21. The four-week average for claims, which smooths out some of the weekly volatility, ticked up from the previous week to 206,750. American workers are enjoying historically strong job security two years after the coronavirus pandemic.See the Story
Vandalism · Missouri

Cops investigate swastika painted on Black Missouri church

Coverage: 4 sources
The swastika was spray painted on the building on May 18 or 19. The NAACP and the Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned the vandalism. Pitts Chapel United Methodist Church is Springfield's oldest historically Black church. It was founded in 1847 by a group of enslaved Africans.See the Story
US & Canada · Missouri

St. Charles police seek ‘armed and dangerous’ Missouri man

Coverage: 2 sources
William Gary Barnes II, an officer with the New Florence Police Department, was last known to be driving a white 2006 Cadillac STS with the Missouri license plate RF1D5E. Police said on May 27 he is believed to be armed and dangerous. Barnes has been charged in St. Charles County with second-degree stalking,  threatening nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images.See the Story
Pandemic · St. Louis

9 St. Louis area grads share how pandemic challenges shaped the class of 2022

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Acacia Atlas is a 2022 graduate of KIPP St. Louis High School. Jordan Barrett Elder earned a math degree from Harris-Stowe State University. BILL ADILLADEAU graduated with a 4.0-point average and scored 34 out of 36 on the ACT.See the Story

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