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Man urges Chinese judge to reject torture-tainted evidence

Man urges Chinese judge to reject torture-tainted evidence

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Chinese Australian writer tried in Beijing for alleged espionage said he pleaded to a judge to reject evidence of what he had said while being tortured by interrogators.
Dems walk, stop Texas GOP's sweeping voting restrictions

Dems walk, stop Texas GOP's sweeping voting restrictions

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats pulled off a dramatic, last-ditch walkout in the Texas House of Representatives on Sunday night to block one of the most restrictive voting laws in the U.S. from passing before a midnight deadline.
Religious leaders, artists honor George Floyd in concert

Religious leaders, artists honor George Floyd in concert

HOUSTON (AP) — Religious leaders, musical guests, spoken word artists and politicians gathered for a concert in Houston, the home town of George Floyd , to commemorate the anniversary of his death. Pastors Remus E. Wright and Mia K.
Fueling box office rebound, 'Quiet Place' opens with $58.5M

Fueling box office rebound, 'Quiet Place' opens with $58.5M

NEW YORK (AP) — Moviegoing increasingly looks like it didn't die during the pandemic. It just went into hibernation. John Krasinski's thriller sequel “A Quiet Place Part II” opened over the Memorial Day weekend to a pandemic-best $48.
Netanyahu rival seeks unity deal with his opponents

Netanyahu rival seeks unity deal with his opponents

JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of a small hard-line party on Sunday said he would try to form a unity government with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's opponents, taking a major step toward ending the 12-year rule of the Israeli leader.
Tulsa Race Massacre centennial events proceed amid hiccups

Tulsa Race Massacre centennial events proceed amid hiccups

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Joi McCondichie is a native of this city, but her life and career in public education kept her away from home for decades.
Government, Taliban blame each other for shell that kills 7

Government, Taliban blame each other for shell that kills 7

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A mortar shell hit a wedding ceremony in northern Afghanistan, killing at least seven people, mostly children, and wounding at least four others, a police spokesman said.
Government, Taliban blame each other for shell that kills 7

Government, Taliban blame each other for shell that kills 7

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A mortar shell hit a wedding ceremony in northern Afghanistan, killing at least seven people, mostly children, and wounding at least four others, a police spokesman said.
Tulsa massacre documentaries offer deep dive into tragedy

Tulsa massacre documentaries offer deep dive into tragedy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several documentary filmmakers — some backed by NBA superstars — are shedding light on the historically ignored Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 , one of the most horrific tragedies in American history.
Tulsa massacre documentaries offer deep dive into tragedy

Tulsa massacre documentaries offer deep dive into tragedy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several documentary filmmakers — some backed by NBA superstars — are shedding light on the historically ignored Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 , one of the most horrific tragedies in American history.