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'Practical work' summit for Biden, Putin: No punches or hugs

'Practical work' summit for Biden, Putin: No punches or hugs

GENEVA (AP) — U.S.

Justice Dept.: Missouri governor can't void federal gun laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is warning Missouri officials that the state can’t ignore federal law, after the governor signed a bill last week that bans police from enforcing federal gun rules.

Congress approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the nation. The House voted 415-14 Wednesday to make Juneteenth, or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday.

2 South Carolina executions halted until firing squad formed

COLUMBIA, S.C.
Southern Baptists vote to probe leaders' sex abuse response

Southern Baptists vote to probe leaders' sex abuse response

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to create a task force to oversee an independent investigation into the denomination's handling of sexual abuse.

State court blocks 2 scheduled executions in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked two executions that had been set for this month under the state’s recently revised capital punishment law.
The Latest: Putin says Navalny deserved prison sentence

The Latest: Putin says Navalny deserved prison sentence

GENEVA — Russian President Vladimir Putin says opposition leader Alexei Navalny got what he deserved when he was handed a prison sentence.
Malaysia court rules against coroner verdict in teen's death

Malaysia court rules against coroner verdict in teen's death

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian High Court found Wednesday that a coroner erred in ruling that the death of a French-Irish teenager whose body was found near a jungle resort was likely due to a misadventure that didn't involve other people.
Southern Baptists resist push from right in divisive vote

Southern Baptists resist push from right in divisive vote

NASHVILLE, Tenn.
Former student guilty of murder in Colorado school shooting

Former student guilty of murder in Colorado school shooting

DENVER (AP) — A former high school student accused of teaming up with a classmate to kill teens in a suburban Denver classroom in 2019 was convicted Tuesday of all 46 charges against him, including murder for the death of a student who tried to stop