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Workers give the finishing touches to the illumination set for the Patron Saint feast in Fasano, near Borgo Egnazia, Italy, on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. A Group of Seven summit aiming to consolidate support for Ukraine opened Thursday under a vastly different political landscape than even a few days ago after European Parliament elections jolted the leaders of France and Germany and emboldened Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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G7 summit opens with deal to use Russian assets for Ukraine

With the U.S., Great Britain and France facing elections in coming months and a rightward shift in European parliamentary elections, there is pressure for leaders to act while the status quo lasts.

Victor Corone, 66, pushes his wife Maria Diaz, 64, in a wheelchair through more than a foot of floodwater in Miami Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. The annual rainy season has arrived with a wallop in much of Florida. Al Diaz/Miami Herald/AP hide caption

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After a rare flash flood emergency, Florida prepares for more heavy rainfall

The downpours and flooding blocked roads, floated vehicles and delayed the Florida Panthers on their way to Stanley Cup games in Canada against the Edmonton Oilers.

In this May 2024 image provided by Garry Kozak, remains of what experts believe to be is a 10-seat Jet Commander aircraft that disappeared in 1971 rest on the floor of Lake Champlain off Juniper Island, Vt. Garry Kozak/AP hide caption

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A jet missing since 1971 has been found at the bottom of Vermont's Lake Champlain

The corporate jet disappeared shortly after departing the Burlington airport for Providence, R.I., on Jan. 27, 1971. At least 17 searches since then had turned up nothing.

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell and his colleagues voted to keep interest rates unchanged Wednesday, as they try to curb stubborn inflation. Saul Loeb/AFP hide caption

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The Fed holds rates steady, sees only one rate cut in 2024 as inflation cools slowly

The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady while signaling it can cut rates only once this year. The decision came after data earlier showed inflation cooling slightly.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Tuesday, a film about a mother dealing with death and grief. A24 hide caption

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus goes from 'Veep' to weep in new tearjerker film 'Tuesday'

The Seinfeld star plays the mother of a terminally ill girl being visited by Death, who has taken the physical form of a giant parrot, in new film.

TUESDAY Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Suppressing mosquitoes could give birds like the kiwikiu a chance to survive. “There is no place safe for them, so we have to make that place safe again,” says Chris Warren of Haleakalā National Park. “It’s the only option.”
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Hawaii's birds are going extinct. Their last hope could be millions of mosquitoes

Hawaii's unique birds, known as honeycreepers, are being wiped out by mosquitoes carrying avian malaria. The birds' last hope could be more mosquitoes, designed to crash their own population.

Maui Birds vs. Mosquitos

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Joey Chestnut emerges victorious after eating 63 hot dogs in 10 minutes during the 2022 Nathans Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in New York City. Kena Betancur/Getty Images hide caption

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Hot dog-eating champ Joey Chestnut won't compete this July 4. What’s the beef?

The 16-time reigning champion lost his spot in this year's competition after signing an endorsement deal with a company that makes plant-based hot dogs, potentially clearing the way for an underdog.

Nathan's hot-dog eating contest bans Joey Chestnut over Impossible deal

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Survivors of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting share their thoughts on high school graduation before a rally against gun violence on Friday, June 7, 2024 in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston) Bryan Woolston/AP hide caption

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Sandy Hook survivors graduate with mixed emotions without 20 of their classmates

About 60 of the 330 kids graduating from Newtown High School also carry the emotional burden of knowing that many of their former classmates won't get to walk across the stage with them.

The Los Angeles Lakers' Jerry West drives around the Milwaukee Bucks' Oscar Robertson and Curtis Perry during the NBA playoffs in Milwaukee in April 1972. West, who was selected to the Basketball Hall of Fame three times in a storied career as a player and executive, and whose silhouette is considered to be the basis of the NBA logo, died Wednesday morning, the Los Angeles Clippers announced. He was 86. Anonymous/AP hide caption

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Lakers legend Jerry West has died at 86

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West, whose silhouette is on the NBA logo, is a three-time Hall of Famer, who later took over as coach of the Lakers. They reached the playoffs every year he coached.

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'Always Sunny' creator Rob McElhenney on his pandemic splurge: a Welsh soccer team

McElhenney says he bought the team to “bring hope to a town that had fallen on hard times." The FX series Welcome to Wrexham chronicles the team and its owners and fans.

'Always Sunny' creator Rob McElhenney on his pandemic purchase: a Welsh soccer team

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A new study looks at the roles that African and European genetic ancestries can play in Black Americans' risk for some brain disorders. TEK Image/Science Photo Library/Getty Images hide caption

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African ancestry genes may be linked to Black Americans' risk for some brain disorders

A new genomic analysis hints at why African Americans face a higher risk of Alzheimer’s and stroke, but a lower risk of Parkinson’s.

African ancestry genes may be linked to Black Americans' risk for some brain disorders

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Republican presidential candidate, former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Sunday in Las Vegas. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Trump could — and wants to — shake up U.S. foreign policy even more in a second term

Promising to revaluate NATO and reshape global trade, former President Donald Trump is crafting foreign policy that picks up where he left off after his first term and takes things to the next level.

Breaking down Trump's foreign policy plan for second term

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