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School shooting in Russia kills 9 people; suspect arrested

School shooting in Russia kills 9 people; suspect arrested

MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman launched an attack on a school in the Russian city of Kazan that left at least nine people dead Tuesday — including seven youngsters — and sent students running out of the building as smoke poured from one of the windows.

Official: 2 sheriff's deputies killed in central Texas town

EDEN, Texas (AP) — Two sheriff's deputies have been killed in the central Texas town of Eden, an official with the state's Department of Public Safety said Tuesday.
Belgium relaxes lockdown measures as COVID-19 numbers drop

Belgium relaxes lockdown measures as COVID-19 numbers drop

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian government said Tuesday it will further relax its coronavirus lockdown as of next month and hopes to fully reopen the nation from Sept. 1.
US job openings soar to highest level on record

US job openings soar to highest level on record

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted a record number of available jobs in March, illustrating starkly the desperation of businesses seeking to find new workers as the economy expands.

New fiction from Albom and Groff excerpted in free e-book

NEW YORK (AP) — A free e-book compilation includes excerpts from upcoming works by Mitch Albom, Lauren Groff, Rick Riordan and dozens of other writers. “Buzz Books 2021: Fall/Winter” was released Tuesday by the industry newsletter Publishers Lunch.
Scores of dead bodies found floating in India's Ganges River

Scores of dead bodies found floating in India's Ganges River

NEW DELHI (AP) — Scores of dead bodies have been found floating down the Ganges River in eastern India as the country battles a ferocious surge in coronavirus infections. Authorities said Tuesday they haven't yet determined the cause of death.
Poll: Most in US who remain unvaccinated need convincing

Poll: Most in US who remain unvaccinated need convincing

Fewer Americans are reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccine than just a few months ago, but questions about side effects and how the shots were tested still hold some back, according to a new poll that highlights the challenges at a pivotal moment in the
Signs of optimism as NYC sees rise in tourism, bit by bit

Signs of optimism as NYC sees rise in tourism, bit by bit

NEW YORK (AP) — The once-deserted steps outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art are filling up with visitors again. Hotel lobbies are losing their desolate feel.
1.4B but no more? China's population growth closer to zero

1.4B but no more? China's population growth closer to zero

BEIJING — China’s weak population growth is falling closer to zero as fewer couples have children, government data showed Tuesday, adding to strains on an aging society with a shrinking workforce.
Gaza militants, Israel trade new rocket fire and airstrikes

Gaza militants, Israel trade new rocket fire and airstrikes

JERUSALEM — Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets from Gaza and Israel unleashed new air strikes against them early Tuesday, in an escalation triggered by soaring tensions in Jerusalem and days of clashes at an iconic mosque in the holy ci