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Alaska political leaders condemn attack on Trump

A bullet grazed the former president's ear during an assassination attempt at a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday.
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What we know about the alleged Trump shooter

A picture of the 20-year-old alleged shooter from Bethel Park, Pa., is still emerging.
a photo of a man and woman holding gold balloons

The man killed in the assassination attempt on Trump died shielding his family

Corey Comperatore, 50, lived in Sarver, Pa., and was the father of two daughters.
the president behind a desk

Biden calls for unity following Trump assassination attempt

Biden called to "lower the temperature" in politics in remarks Sunday.
a man with his fist in the air

Trump is fine after an assassination attempt at his rally

One person at the rally was killed and two others wounded in the attack.

A 3D reconstruction of the woolly mammoth genome might help revive the extinct species

A skin sample from a 52,000-year-old woolly mammoth offers new insights into what made the animals tick — and could help de-extinction efforts.
an airliner

Boeing agrees to plead guilty and pay a nearly quarter-billion dollar fine

Boeing will plead guilty to a criminal fraud charge stemming from the crashes of two 737 Max jets in 2018 and 2019 that killed 346 people.
Keir Starmer

Britain swings to the center-left in historic U.K. election landslide

After 14 years of Conservative rule, Britons elected a new government dominated by the Labour Party, in its first national victory in nearly 20 years.
Donald Trump

Supreme Court says Trump has absolute immunity for core acts only

The decision likely ensures that the case against Donald Trump won’t be tried before the election, and then only if he is not reelected.
a man with a backpack walks through a field with tents in it

‘It’s a good win,’ outgoing Anchorage mayor says of Supreme Court homelessness ruling

The ACLU of Alaska calls it "bleak and cruel." The Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness calls it "disappointing."
A man in a reflective vest picks uses a trash picker around tarps, tents and needles.

The Supreme Court says cities can punish people for sleeping in public places

The decision is a win for Western cities that wanted more powers to manage record homelessness. But advocates say it won't solve the larger problem.
a debate

4 takeaways from the first presidential debate

President Biden's early stumbles played into his biggest vulnerability, but how much will the first 2024 general election debate make an impact?
Vivek Murthy

The surgeon general declared gun violence a public health crisis. What does that do?

The nation's top doctor has issued an advisory declaring gun violence a public health crisis and prescribing policy changes to treat it as such.
the Supreme Court

Supreme Court upholds federal ban on guns for domestic abusers

The decision was the first major gun ruling since 2022 when the high court broke sharply with existing precedent on gun laws.
a sunrise

Summer officially arrives with the earliest solstice in more than 2 centuries

The summer solstice — the exact moment when Earth’s north pole is most tilted towards the sun — happens at 12:51 p.m. Alaska time Thursday.
a helicopter

Half of U.S. military bases in the country are in ‘health care deserts’

For hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops and their families, when the Pentagon orders them to find health care off base there is none.
a building

Supreme Court strikes down Trump-era federal ban on bump stocks

The Supreme Court has struck down the Trump administration's federal ban on bump stocks, declaring that the government exceeded its authority.

Supreme Court rejects challenge to FDA’s approval of mifepristone

The court said that the challengers had no right to be in court at all since they could not show they had suffered any actual injury from the FDA rules.
Hunter Biden

Hunter Biden found guilty of felony gun charges

The president's son also faces tax charges in a separate prosecution scheduled to go to trial in September.
a D-Day remembrance

Biden commemorates D-Day invasion’s 80th anniversary, linking it to Ukraine conflict

President Biden said the historic invasion is a reminder of the costs of freedom and democracy — and the value of alliances.

Biden’s new executive order denies asylum claims to most migrants crossing the border unlawfully

President Biden's new measure will go into effect if more than 2,500 migrants cross illegally per day.
a woman

Mexico elects its first female president

Mexico made history Sunday, as Claudia Sheinbaum took about three-fifths of the vote to win its presidential election in a landslide.
a man at a podium with flags behind him

Trump repeats claims — without evidence — that his trial was rigged

Former President Donald Trump reiterated many of claims — without evidence — that his criminal trial was rigged.
an interchange

When driving on the wrong side of the road is the right way to speed up traffic

An unconventional design known as the diverging diamond interchange can be both safer and more efficient than conventional left turn lanes.
the Russian Central Bank

Billions from Russia’s frozen assets will go to help Ukraine’s military, the EU says

The European Union will send as much as $3.25 billion in profits from frozen Russian assets to Ukraine for military and reconstruction efforts.

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