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In Utah, a loyal Trump ally faces GOP primary challengers

SALT LAKE CITY — (AP) — Sen. Mike Lee faces his first test of 2022 in Utah's Republican primary on Tuesday, where he's being challenged by two well-funded opponents in a race that should offer insight into whether loyalty to former President Donald Trump remains a litmus test for Republican voters.
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US officials back in Venezuela in a bid to rebuild ties

CARACAS, Venezuela — (AP) — Senior U.S. government officials have quietly traveled to Caracas in the latest bid to bring home detained Americans and rebuild relations with the South American oil giant as the war in Ukraine drags on, forcing the U.S. to recalibrate other foreign policy objectives.
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Angels' Nevin banned 10 games for brawl; M's Winker gets 7

ANAHEIM, Calif. — (AP) — Los Angeles Angels interim manager Phil Nevin was suspended 10 games and Seattle Mariners outfielder Jesse Winker received a seven-game ban from Major League Baseball for their roles in a benches-clearing brawl during the second inning of Sunday's game. Nevin and Winker were...
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4 killed in head-on crash in Monroe, officials say

MONROE, N.C. — Four people were killed in a two-vehicle, head-on crash over the weekend in Monroe, officials confirmed. There were no survivors of the collision. On Sunday at about 7:30 p.m., a 2009 Jeep Cherokee, driven by Bruno German Lindo, 33, of Monroe was going about 75 mph on Sutherland Avenue when he passed a car on the double-yellow line.
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Instagram and Facebook remove posts offering abortion pills

WASHINGTON — (AP) — Facebook and Instagram have begun promptly removing posts that offer abortion pills to women who may not be able to access them following a Supreme Court decision that stripped away constitutional protections for the procedure. Such social media posts ostensibly aimed to help women...
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3 shot during Burke County domestic dispute, reports say

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — Three people were shot Monday afternoon during a domestic dispute in Burke County, our partners at The News Herald in Morganton reported. The call came in to emergency dispatch at about 5:30 p.m. from an address in the Jonas Ridge area, which is in the northwest part of the county, Burke County Sheriff Steve Whisenant told the newspaper.
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Russian missile strikes crowded Ukraine shopping mall; mass casualties feared

Ukrainian officials said Russian missiles bombarded a shopping mall and nearby sports arena in the country’s heartland on Monday, potentially killing scores of civilians. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed the direct hit on the Kremenchuk shopping center, and Ukraine’s state rescue service confirmed that initial reports indicate at least 16 people were killed and an estimated 59 others were wounded in the attack, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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Houston-area sheriff withdraws as candidate for ICE director

HOUSTON — (AP) — A Houston-area sheriff said Monday that he has withdrawn from consideration for Immigration and Customs Enforcement director. President Joe Biden nominated Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to the ICE director's post in April 2021. However, "more than a year has passed since the President...
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US officials return to Venezuela amid gas price hike

CLEVELAND, Ohio — (AP) — Senior Biden administration officials have quietly traveled to Caracas in the latest bid to bring home detained Americans and rebuild relations with the South American oil giant as as the war in Ukraine drags on, driving higher gas prices and forcing the U.S. to recalibrate other foreign policy objectives.
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