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4 shot outside Nationals Park during Nationals-Padres game, police say

WASHINGTON D.C. (WJLA) — Four people were shot outside of Saturday night's Nationals game causing players to run off the field and fans toward the exits. The shooting was reported outside the third base gate, according to Washington Nationals on Twitter. D.C. Metropolitan Police say two people were shot. Investigators...
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Confederate monument removed from city hall in Louisiana

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Spectators cheered Saturday as a stone statue of a Confederate general was hoisted by a crane and removed from a pedestal where it stood for 99 years in front of a city hall in south Louisiana. The Advertiser posted video of the work that happened a...
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Martine Moïse, wife of slain president, returns to Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Martine Moïse, the wife of Haiti’s assassinated president who was injured in the July 7 attack at their private home, returned to the Caribbean nation on Saturday following her release from a Miami hospital. Her arrival was unannounced and surprised many in the country of more...
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1 killed, several injured in Portland, Oregon shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (KATU) — A woman was killed and several others were injured in a downtown Portland, Oregon shooting in the early hours of Saturday, according to police. The shooting happened around 2 a.m. near Southwest Oak and 3rd Avenue. The Portland Police Bureau said one person was taken from...
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3 Texas Democrats who fled elections bill vote get COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of the Democratic state lawmakers who fled Texas to stymie a Republican-backed effort to impose broad new voting restrictions have tested positive for COVID-19, the Texas House's Democratic caucus said Saturday. One lawmaker tested positive on Friday and the other two did so on Saturday, the...
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South Dakota's Noem takes aim at potential 2024 rivals

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 18 months before the first presidential primary of 2024, most potential Republican candidates are just getting a sense of the political landscape, tiptoeing through early-voting states and trying to make friends in key places. Then there's Kristi Noem. The South Dakota governor has...
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European nations impose incentives, penalties to boost shots

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — European nations are scrambling to ramp up vaccination drives, using a carrot-and-stick approach to persuade the reluctant to get their shots as the more transmissible delta variant drives a surge in infections. Greece became the latest to enact new restrictions on Friday, requiring proof of vaccination...
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Japan's Olympic security balancing act leaves few satisfied

TOKYO (AP) — Struggling businesses forced to temporarily shut down around Olympics venues. Olympic visitors ordered to install invasive apps and allow GPS tracking. Minders staking out hotels to keep participants from coming into contact with ordinary Japanese or visiting restaurants to sample the sushi. Japan's massive security apparatus has...
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France: Thousands protest against vaccination, COVID passes

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people marched around France on Saturday to protest mandatory vaccinations for health care workers and COVID-19 passes that will be required to enter restaurants and other venues. A march in Paris led by a far-right, anti-vaccine politician drew an usually sizable crowd, swelled by anger...
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Biden grappling with 'pandemic of the unvaccinated'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks after celebrating America’s near “independence” from the coronavirus, President Joe Biden is confronting the worrying reality of rising cases and deaths — and the limitations of his ability to combat the persistent vaccine hesitance responsible for the summer backslide. Cases of COVID-19 have tripled over...
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Germany cuts short Olympic warmup with allegations of racism

WAKAYAMA, Japan (AP) — Germany’s Olympic soccer team walked off the field during a preparation match for the Tokyo Games on Saturday in response to alleged racist abuse from an opposing Honduras player toward German defender Jordan Torunarigha. The players left the field together with five minutes remaining in the...
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GOP governor's vaccination tour reveals depths of distrust

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Free lottery tickets for those who get vaccinated had few takers. Free hunting and fishing licenses didn't change many minds either. And this being red-state Arkansas, mandatory vaccinations are off the table. So Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson has hit the road, meeting face-to-face with residents to...
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Core Group signals support for Haiti's designated PM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A key group of international diplomats on Saturday signaled support for Haiti’s designated prime minister in the first such statement of its kind following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse — a move that surprised many because it does not mention the interim prime minister who has actually been running the country.
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California fire prompts evacuations; Oregon blaze balloons

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A rapidly growing wildfire south of Lake Tahoe forced the evacuation of a mountain town and the cancellation of an extreme bike ride through the Sierra Nevada, leaving thousands of riders and spectators stranded Saturday and rushing to flee the area. The Tamarack Fire, which was...
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Biden pledges appeal of 'deeply disappointing' DACA ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Saturday that the Justice Department intends to appeal a federal judge's ruling deeming illegal an Obama-era program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation and he renewed his calls for Congress to create a permanent solution. He said in...