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Warnings of critical fire conditions blanketed much of the U.S. Southwest on Saturday, as crews in northern New Mexico worked to stop the growth of the nation's largest active wildfire. The 7-week-old fire has burned 491 square miles of forest.

Criminal charges are rarely pursued against law enforcement in school shootings. One exception: The former school resource officer accused of hiding while 17 people were killed in the 2018 Parkland, Florida, school shooting faces trial in September.

Twenty-one mass shootings. 365 people killed. Here's where the guns used came from.

Nineteen children were looking forward to a summer filled with Girl Scouts and soccer. Two teachers were closing out a promising school year. They’re the 21 people who were killed in an elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. These are their names.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a call with the leaders of France and Germany, tried to shake European resolve on sanctions and warned against the continued transfers of Western weapons to Ukraine.

"We will not let those people who are motivated by hate separate us or make us feel fear." Vice President Kamala Harris addressed mourners at the funeral for 86-year-old Ruth Whitfield, the oldest victim of a gunman's racist attack at a Buffalo supermarket.

Rescuers in Indonesia are searching for 25 missing people after a ferry sank in the Makassar Strait in Central Sulawesi province, officials said.

Under court order, the FBI has released a batch of documents and photos on its 2018 dig for fabled Civil War-era gold. The FBI has long insisted it found nothing, but treasure hunters say the records raise more questions.

Women from Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands will likely have to travel farther than other Americans to terminate a pregnancy if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.


JOE BIDEN DEFEATS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP The Associated Press declares Joe Biden the winner of a grueling campaign for the American presidency. He will lead a polarized nation through a historic collision of health, economic and social crises. #APracecall 

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BREAKING: Senate Republicans blocked a domestic terrorism bill that would have opened debate on gun measures after the deadly Texas school shooting.

BREAKING: Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music for "DAMN" the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the award.

BREAKING: Leader of white nationalist group has confirmed suspect in Florida school shooting was member of his organization.

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” and “Ain’t No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications. He was 81.

BREAKING: Supreme Court rules gay and lesbian people can sue for workplace bias under landmark civil rights law.

BREAKING: US appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump's ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations.

BREAKING: 'Black Panther' actor Chadwick Boseman dies at 43 after 4-year fight with colon cancer, representative tells AP. Find updates here: