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US & Canada · Uvalde

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

53% Center coverage: 116 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 · Christiansburg

Jurors deliberating in former football player’s murder trial

69% Left coverage: 16 sources
Isimemen Etute is charged with second-degree murder in the 2021 death of Jerry Smith of Blacksburg. Prosecutors say Etute became enraged and fatally beat Smith upon learning his Tinder match was a man. On Thursday, Etute testified Smith reached for what Etute thought was a gun.See the Story
Latin America · Mexico City

Mexican president wants to re-name drug growing area

62% Left coverage: 13 sources
The remote, mountainous area in northern Mexico is where the borders of the three states of Chihuahua, Sinaloa and Durango meet. For decades, drug cartels have used the area to grow marijuana and opium poppies, because much of region is difficult to access and has little police or army presence. President Andres Manuel Obrador said Friday during a visit to the region that the name unfairly stigmatized residents.See the Story
US & Canada · Chicago

Police: 3 wounded, taken to hospital after Chicago shooting

38% Right coverage: 8 sources
A man was sitting in a parked car with a woman standing by his driver side window. Both were struck with gunfire at about 10:15 p.m. in South Austin. The man, 34, was shot twice in the neck and taken to the hospital in critical condition. The woman, 31, was also shot in the elbow and in good condition.See the Story
US & Canada · Vancouver

New B.C. orca calf is female, say researchers

40% Center coverage: 10 sources
J-59 is the first calf born into the J pod since September 2020, when J41 gave birth to J58, a female. The Center for Whale Research announced after spotting J59 with her pod Thursday. A lack of Chinook salmon, pollution and underwater noise is making it harder for the whales to hunt and survive.See the Story
US & Canada · Burnaby

B.C. aims to end 'period poverty,' expand access to menstrual products

50% Left coverage: 8 sources
The British Columbia government says it is providing $750,000 to expand access to free menstrual products for people who need them. Half of the people who menstruate in B.C. have struggled to buy the products they need at some point in their lives, the minister of social development says.See the Story
US & Canada · Winnipeg

Students at Winnipeg school find body during community cleanup: Pembina Trails School Division

Coverage: 7 sources
Grade 7 and 8 students made the discovery while cleaning up a field on the southwest side of the city. The school division said the body was not found on school property. Winnipeg police confirmed officers were on scene Friday, but wouldn't state the nature of their investigation. The police are completing their investigation, says the school division.See the Story
Patrick Brown

Calling social conservatives dinosaurs was 'wrong terminology', says Patrick Brown

60% Center coverage: 5 sources
The leader of the Ontario Conservative Party says he wants to see less government. He says the party's position on abortion is not clear enough. The party is expected to make a decision on the issue by the end of the year. The next election will be held in October 2015.See the Story
Migrant Workers

Migrant women workers continue to face abortion access barriers: advocates

50% Left coverage: 4 sources
Migrant women in Canada face profound barriers in accessing health care, especially when it comes to pregnancy. They often hide their pregnancies because if employers find out, they may send them home or refuse to hire them next season. Evelyn Encalada Grez has helped several migrant workers access abortion services in Canada.See the Story

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