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Donald Trump loses appeal, must answer questions in New York civil probe
News/World: Former U.S. president Donald Trump must answer questions under oath in the New York attorney general's civil investigation into his business practices, a state appeals court ruled Thursday, rejecting his argument that he be excused because his answers could be used in a parallel criminal probe.
Why U.S. gun reform keeps failing in the face of unspeakable tragedy
News/World: The chance of gun reform appears remote in the U.S., even though a small group has begun inter-party talks to gauge whether there are enough votes to pass limited reforms But these efforts are butting up against powerful forces: toxic partisanship, institutional inertia, and a history of failure.
Boeing capsule returns from space station after test flight with no crew
News/Science: Boeing's crew taxi returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Wednesday, nearly two-and-a-half years after its first botched attempt. The Starliner mission moves NASA closer to a new option for rides to and from the ISS.
Former reality TV star Josh Duggar sentenced to 12 years in child porn case
News/Entertainment: Josh Duggar, the former reality TV star of the series 19 Kids and Counting was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday after he was convicted last December of receiving and possessing child pornography.
Colin Kaepernick to work out for Raiders in 1st NFL opportunity since 2016: reports
Sports/Football/NFL: Colin Kaepernick is getting his first chance to work out for an NFL team since last playing in the league in 2016 when he started kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality.
What we know about the Uvalde, Texas shooting victims
News/World: Distraught families gathered at a local civic centre and turned to social media to mourn and to make desperate pleas for help finding missing children as Uvalde, Texas as the site of the deadliest school shooting since the Sandy Hook tragedy in 2012.
At least 14 killed after series of explosions rock Afghanistan, Taliban says
News/World: A series of explosions shook Afghanistan on Wednesday, the Taliban said, including a blast inside a mosque in the capital of Kabul that killed at least five worshippers and three bombings of minivans in the country's north that killed nine passengers.
Pfizer to offer low cost meds and vaccines to 45 developing countries
News/Health: Pfizer said Wednesday that it will provide nearly two dozen products, including its top-selling COVID-19 vaccine and treatment, at not-for-profit prices in some of the world's poorest countries. Most of the countries are in Africa, but the list also includes Haiti, Syria, Cambodia and North Korea.
U.K. PM's office showed 'failures of leadership and judgement' by holding lockdown parties: report
News/World: A report into lockdown-breaching U.K. government parties published Wednesday said blame for a 'culture' of rule-breaking in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office must rest with those at the top.
Russia launches fresh offensive, wants sanctions relief to free up Ukraine food supply routes
News/World: Russian forces launched offensives on towns in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, with constant mortar bombardment destroying several houses and killing civilians, Ukrainian officials said, as Russia focuses its attack on the industrial Donbas region.
North Korea fires suspected ICBM after Biden visits region
News/World: North Korea fired three missiles, including one thought to be an intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday, after U.S. President Joe Biden left Asia following a trip in which he agreed to new measures to deter the nuclear-armed state.