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Georgia Primaries, Indo-Pacific Union, Three Months Of Ukraine War

It's primary day in Georgia, once more a central battleground state. President Biden meets with leaders from the Quad informal group of countries to counter China's regional might. And the war in Ukraine is locked in a stalemate after three bloody months of battles.

Georgia Primaries, Indo-Pacific Union, Three Months Of Ukraine War

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Biden On Taiwan, Monkeypox Spread, Polish-Ukrainian Border

President Biden says the US would get involved militarily if China invaded Taiwan. Epidemiologists are investigating a potential US outbreak of monkeypox — a rare viral infection. And three months into the Ukraine war, long lines are stretching for miles as refugees and trade return to the country.

Biden On Taiwan, Monkeypox Spread, Polish-Ukrainian Border

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Comprehending Loss

As the COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. ticked past one million, it was another milestone in a pandemic full of staggering milestones. Eric Boynton, philosopher and dean of Beloit College, discusses the limitations we all have in comprehending such loss and what it feels like to experience individual grief while others are grieving around you.

Comprehending Loss

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Biden In Asia, Mourning In Buffalo, Market Fluctuations

President Biden is meeting with leaders of South Korea and Japan on his Asian trip. The first funeral for victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., occurred Friday. Investors are unhappy higher costs are eating into profits at big box stores.

Biden In Asia, Mourning In Buffalo, Market Fluctuations

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Mariupol Latest, Biden Asia Visit, DHS Disinformation Board

Russia says more than 1,700 Ukrainian fighters have surrendered from their stronghold at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, as international concerns mount over the soldiers' fate in Russian hands. US President Joe Biden makes his first presidential trip to Asia, where China's growing influence looms large. And disinformation expert Nina Jankowicz steps down from her post at the helm of a newly formed government board after becoming a target of... disinformation.

Mariupol Latest, Biden Asia Visit, DHS Disinformation Board

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Abortion Poll, Buffalo Hearing, Russian Soldier On Trial In Ukraine

A new poll finds that two-thirds of Americans oppose reversing abortion rights. The white 18-year old accused of a racist shooting rampage in Buffalo, New York appears in court today in a first glimpse of the evidence against him. And a Russian soldier pleads guilty in a Kyiv courtroom to killing an unarmed Ukrainian a few days after the war began.

Abortion Poll, Buffalo Hearing, Russian Soldier On Trial In Ukraine

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Primaries, Biden Visits Buffalo, Elon Musk Flips on Twitter

Results are in from primary elections in five states, including heated contests in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. And Elon Musk is expressing doubts about his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. Shell-shocked residents of Buffalo, New York are reeling from the killings and still grappling with how to feel safe again, even after President Biden's visit during which he called for unity.

Primaries, Biden Visits Buffalo, Elon Musk Flips on Twitter

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Mariupol Plant Evacuation, Buffalo Shooting Update, Baby Formula Shortage

Ukrainian fighters are evacuated from a steel plant to Russian-controlled areas, where they may be subjected to a prisoner exchange with Russia. Families of the Buffalo shooting victims mourn the dead as President Biden and the first lady visit the city. And major U.S. infant formula manufacturer Abbott has clinched a deal with the FDA to get a Michigan factory up and running again in order to stem a nationwide shortage.

Mariupol Plant Evacuation, Buffalo Shooting Update, Baby Formula Shortage

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Buffalo Shooting, White Supremacy Theory, One Million COVID Deaths

The city of Buffalo is reeling from a racist attack that left 10 people dead at a grocery store. The shooter posted writing online that puts a spotlight on racist talking points embraced by many people on the mainstream right. And nearly one million people have died from COVID in the U.S.

Buffalo Shooting, White Supremacy Theory, One Million COVID Deaths

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School Colors: There Is No Plan

The acclaimed podcast School Colors is back with a new season. In their quest to understand how race, class and power shape American cities and schools, hosts Max Freedman and Mark Winston Griffith head to Queens, N.Y. and dive into a fierce debate over a "diversity plan." The fight that ensues exposes hidden inequities and invisible dividing lines in one of the most diverse places in the world. Listen to the rest of the series on School Colors, in the Code Switch feed.

School Colors: There Is No Plan

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