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U.S. border guards regularly engage in racial profiling, 3 Black officers allege in lawsuit
Virus Outbreak US Canada Border

Allegations of racial profiling at the U.S. border are nothing new. What's more unusual is how they are now coming from inside the agency that oversees the U.S. border. They're contained in a lawsuit against the U.S. government from three officers stationed at a Michigan-Ontario border crossing.


Gaza militants, children among 24 dead as Israel hits Hamas
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Israel unleashed new airstrikes on Gaza early Tuesday, hitting the highrise home of a Hamas field commander and two border tunnels dug by militants, as Hamas and other armed groups fired dozens of rockets toward Israel.


Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday
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India's coronavirus crisis showed no sign of easing on Tuesday, with a seven-day average of new cases at a new high and international heath authorities warning the country's variant of the virus poses a global concern.


School shooting in Russia leaves 8 dead, 21 wounded, officials say
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A gunman attacked a school Tuesday morning in the Russian city of Kazan, sending students running out of the building as smoke poured from its windows. At least eight people were killed in the attack — seven eighth-grade students and a teacher — and 21 others were hospitalized, Russian officials said.


NBC cancels 2022 Golden Globes after outcry against lack of diversity
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U.S. television network NBC said on Monday it will not air Hollywood's Golden Globes ceremony in 2022 following complaints about ethical lapses and lack of diversity among the group that hands out the annual awards for film and television. 


What Canada can learn from U.S., U.K. about COVID-19 vaccinations and reopening
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Both the U.S. and the U.K. have vaccinated millions of people, but only the U.S. is still reporting tens of thousands of new COVID-19 cases a day. Emma Paling looks at some potential lessons for parts of Canada when it comes to managing vaccination rollouts and reopening.


WHO classifies B1617 variant, first identified in India, as global variant of concern
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The coronavirus variant first identified in India last year is now being classified as a variant of global concern, with some preliminary studies showing that it spreads more easily, the World Health Organziation said on Monday.


Canadians who rely on Line 5 on edge as Michigan's deadline looms to shut Enbridge pipeline
Michigan Pipeline

Southern Ontario workers who benefit from Enbridge's Line 5 are anxiously watching what's playing out this week in Michigan, which has given the Calgary-based firm until Wednesday to shut down the pipeline — a move backed by Indigenous groups, but would cut off a major source of fuel for Ontario and Quebec.


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At Least 8 Dead In School Shooting In Russia
Officials say a 19-year-old former student at a school in the Russian city of Kazan opened fire there Tuesday, killing at least seven eighth-grade students and a teacher.
China's Census Data Show Country's Birthrate Is Dropping
Information from China's census indicates the country's population has increased at the slowest rate since its one-child policy. At the same time, the proportion of senior citizens has expanded.
Israeli Airstrikes Kill Gazans After Militants Fire Missiles Into Israel
A new round of Israeli-Palestinian violence continued to escalate Monday as Palestinian militants fired rockets from Gaza toward Jerusalem, and Israel responded with deadly airstrikes.
News Brief: Kids' Pfizer Shots, Gaza Tensions, Hacked Pipeline Status
FDA approves Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 12 to 15. A new round of Israeli-Palestinian violence escalated Monday. Pipeline hack is different from another big intrusion blamed on Russia.
Why Support For Refugees Is Higher Than You Might Think In Parts Of 'Trump Country'
Some conservative, rural states have resettled refugees at the highest per capita rates. In Idaho, employers applaud President Biden lifting a Trump-era cap on refugee numbers.
Brazilian President Allocates More Than $1 Billion To Produce COVID-19 Vaccines
The announcement from President Jair Bolsonaro comes amid an investigation into his handling of the pandemic.
China's Birthrate Drops, As Census Data Warn Of Aging Population
Leaders in Beijing will need to determine how to continue China's streak of economic growth while caring for a growing, nonworking part of the population.
FDA Permits Pfizer Vaccine For Children As Young As 12
The FDA has said that the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer can be used in children as young as 12, expanding the number of people in the U.S. who qualify for the vaccine.
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Israel launches airstrike after rockets fired from Gaza in day of escalation
Tensions in Jerusalem reached their highest point in years Monday with rocket sirens sounding just after 6:00 p.m. (11 a.m. ET), capping another day of violence in the holy city, where hundreds of Palestinians have been injured in
Young whale trapped in London's River Thames euthanized
Rescue operations are underway to free a whale stranded in the River Thames in London, the Port of London Authority said.
UN team builds genocide case against ISIS
Karim Khan, the head of the UN Investigative Team on Daesh Crimes, tells CNN's Christiane Amanpour that his team has uncovered enough evidence against ISIS to call a massacre against Iraq's Yazidi community a genocide.
SpaceX will accept dogecoin as payment for upcoming moon mission
SpaceX is claiming it will accept dogecoin — the somewhat satirical but popular cryptocurrency — as payment for an upcoming mission.
NBC will not air the next Golden Globes after diversity controversy
The Golden Globes will not be airing on NBC next year, temporarily ending a decades-long relationship between the network and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the nonprofit responsible for the awards.
Facebook urged to stop plans for an Instagram for kids
Facebook's plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13 continues to get backlash.
Starbucks has a new Frappuccino for the summer
Starbucks is ringing in summer with a Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino, its first new limited time flavor in more than three years.
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Russia school shooting: Children and teacher killed in Kazan
Seven children and a teacher are killed in a shooting in the Russian city of Kazan, officials say.
Death toll mounts as Israel-Gaza violence escalates
Rocket attacks from Gaza and Israeli air strikes follow days of soaring tensions in Jerusalem.
WHO says India Covid variant of 'global concern'
The WHO says the B.1.617 mutation spreads more easily than other variants and requires further study.
What chicken, ketchup and chlorine have in common
The pandemic has helped create some surprising shortages - and people are scrambling.
Vesuvius ancient eruption rescuer identified at Herculaneum, says expert
A body found at Herculaneum may have been part of Pliny the Elder's team sent to rescue residents.
Queen carries out first major royal duty since Philip's death
The monarch attended the State Opening of Parliament, a month after the death of her husband.
Belfast 1971 victims were innocent, inquest says
A priest and a mother of eight were among 10 people killed in Belfast after an Army operation in 1971.
China census: Data shows slowest population growth in decades
The results add pressure on Beijing to boost measures for couples to have more babies.
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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At Least 8 Dead In School Shooting In Russia
Officials say a 19-year-old former student at a school in the Russian city of Kazan opened fire there Tuesday, killing at least seven eighth-grade students and a teacher.
China's Census Data Show Country's Birthrate Is Dropping
Information from China's census indicates the country's population has increased at the slowest rate since its one-child policy. At the same time, the proportion of senior citizens has expanded.
Israeli Airstrikes Kill Gazans After Militants Fire Missiles Into Israel
A new round of Israeli-Palestinian violence continued to escalate Monday as Palestinian militants fired rockets from Gaza toward Jerusalem, and Israel responded with deadly airstrikes.
News Brief: Kids' Pfizer Shots, Gaza Tensions, Hacked Pipeline Status
FDA approves Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 12 to 15. A new round of Israeli-Palestinian violence escalated Monday. Pipeline hack is different from another big intrusion blamed on Russia.
Why Support For Refugees Is Higher Than You Might Think In Parts Of 'Trump Country'
Some conservative, rural states have resettled refugees at the highest per capita rates. In Idaho, employers applaud President Biden lifting a Trump-era cap on refugee numbers.
Brazilian President Allocates More Than $1 Billion To Produce COVID-19 Vaccines
The announcement from President Jair Bolsonaro comes amid an investigation into his handling of the pandemic.
China's Birthrate Drops, As Census Data Warn Of Aging Population
Leaders in Beijing will need to determine how to continue China's streak of economic growth while caring for a growing, nonworking part of the population.
FDA Permits Pfizer Vaccine For Children As Young As 12
The FDA has said that the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer can be used in children as young as 12, expanding the number of people in the U.S. who qualify for the vaccine.
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Column: The agony and ecstasy of Kevin McCarthy

He's closer than ever to his dream of being House speaker. But he's compromised himself along the way.


COVID-19 vaccine is now authorized for kids as young as 12. Here's why that matters

Vaccine hesitancy is making herd immunity for COVID-19 seem more elusive than ever. Could that change once the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is authorized for children as young as 12?


Confidence grows that COVID-19 vaccines hold their own against variants

The reassurance comes as California continues to report one of the lowest per-capita daily coronavirus case counts of any state in the U.S.


Op-Ed: President Biden, take the next step at Grand Staircase-Escalante

The Biden administration's 30x30 conservation plan demands restoration of the two Utah national monuments that President Trump eviscerated.


In abrupt escalation, Hamas rockets target Jerusalem and Israel retaliates

Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel on Monday, after hundreds of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli police at a religious site.


In North Texas, schism deepens between GOP moderates and 'skewed' hard-liners

As Capitol rioters, QAnon believers and other radicals gain in number, one moderate Texas Republican warns: 'We're on a self-destructive path.'


Her 12-year-old son took the Metro to buy her a Mother's Day present. He never returned

Recriminations and allegations of shoddy maintenance and corruption emerge in the wake of train crash that killed 26.


Column: Liz Cheney and Donald Trump are locked in mortal combat. So far, Trump is winning

The two Republicans are battling for the future of their party.


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Seven children and a teacher killed in school shooting in Russia
At least eight people - seven students and a teacher - have been killed in a shooting at a school in southwest Russia, with several others injured.

India's doctors warn against using cow dung to ward off COVID - amid rise in deadly 'black fungus'
Hospitals in India have reported a rise in "black fungus" found in COVID-19 patients - as doctors warned people against using cow dung in the belief it will ward off the virus.

Two Israeli women killed in Palestinian rocket strikes, ambulance service chief says
Two Israeli women have been killed by Palestinian rocket strikes, the chief of the ambulance service said, after 26 Palestinians were killed in Gaza, including nine children.

Situation in Jerusalem has all the worrying elements of a third intifada
There is a tension in Jerusalem of a kind not felt for five years.

Public praised for 'heroic' acts in detaining attacker in NZ supermarket stabbing
Shoppers and staff at a New Zealand supermarket have been praised for their courage in trying to stop an attacker armed with a knife while waiting for police to arrive.

Man dies after WWII artillery shell explosion: Call for US to clean up its 'mess' in Pacific
The death of a man in the Solomon Islands has prompted a call for the US and others to clean up some of the dangerous weapons they left behind during the Second World War.

Area of forests the size of France has regrown worldwide since 2000
An area of forests larger than France has regrown around the world since 2000, new data suggests.

Overweight and obese more likely to test positive for virus that causes COVID-19
People with a higher body mass index - BMI - are more likely to test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, a study suggests.

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Are Childcare and Paid Leave ‘Infrastructure’? Nearly $2 Trillion for Families May Hinge on Congress’ Answer
Three weeks after Bethany Fauteux gave birth to her second child in 2013, she was spending her days surrounded by young children—except they weren’t her own. A single mother whose cash reserves were quickly depleting,
Suicide Among Black Girls Is a Mental Health Crisis Hiding in Plain Sight
When Dionne Monsanto was pregnant, she decided that she wanted to find a name that means “blessing” for her daughter. Though Monsanto—a Black American—has no specific ties to South Africa, she chose the nam
The Racial Reckoning Went Global Last Year. Here’s How Activists in 8 Countries Are Fighting for Justice
The video of Derek Chauvin’s kneeling on George Floyd’s neck traveled from a Minneapolis street to every corner of the world. Black activists in the U.K. spoke of their visceral reactions to the footage, while Floyd&#8
24 People Killed, Including 9 Children, in Gaza as Israel Strikes Hamas Following Rocket Attacks
The Israeli military said 15 of the dead were militants. Gaza militants fired more than 250 rockets toward Israel, injuring six Israeli civilians
China’s Population Growth Slows as Fewer Couples Opt to Have Babies
The number of working-age people in China fell over the past decade as its aging population barely grew, a census showed
NBC Drops Golden Globes Broadcast After Criticism Over Lack of Diversity in Hollywood Foreign Press Association
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association came under fire earlier this year for its lack of diversity, including having no Black members
Why COVID-19 Is Surging in the World’s Most Vaccinated Nation
Seychelles health officials said the number of active cases had more than doubled since last week, and 37% of patients have received two vaccine doses
Teens Aged 12 to 15 Can Now Get Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S.
The U.S. FDA extended authorization of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to 12- to 15-year-olds on May 10.

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