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A law enforcement officer helps people cross the street at Uvalde Memorial Hospital after a shooting was reported earlier in the day at Robb Elementary School, Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. Billy Calzada/AP hide caption

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Nate Sink, a firefighter based in the Missoula, Mont., cradles a newborn elk calf that he encountered in a remote, fire-scarred area of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Mora, N.M., on Saturday. Nate Sink via AP hide caption

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On Wednesday, The Onion's website was plastered with variations of the satirical piece it's republished after more than 20 mass shootings. Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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People mourn outside of the SSGT Willie de Leon Civic Center following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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Gov. Brian Kemp trounced Trump-backed former Sen. David Perdue in Georgia's Republican gubernatorial primary. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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3 reasons Trump's influence took a big hit in Tuesday's primaries

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A Ukrainian serviceman digs a trench outside the capital Kyiv in March. Facing a more powerful Russian army, the Ukrainians have had to figure out ways to defend themselves. The Ukrainians have stressed basic measures, like digging deeper trenches to defend against Russian artillery, as well as high-tech methods, like using computer tablets on the battlefield to coordinate their artillery fire. Vadim Ghirda/AP hide caption

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War hacks: How outgunned Ukraine finds ways to counter Russia

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivers a statement by videolink during an event on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos on Wednesday. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in London on Wednesday. A report into lockdown-breaching U.K. government parties says blame for a culture of rule-breaking in Johnson's office must rest with those at the top. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors looks on Tuesday as his team plays the Dallas Mavericks in Game Four of the NBA's Western Conference Finals in Dallas. Before the game Kerr refused to take questions about basketball, instead expressing his frustration and anger about the Uvalde, Texas, shooting and elected officials' failure to pass gun control measures. Tom Pennington/Getty Images hide caption

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Law enforcement work the scene on Tuesday after a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty Images hide caption

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"I am praying for the children and adults who were killed, and for their families," Pope Francis said in his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square. The pope said it's time for new limits on the sale of guns. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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