C323C139D3G5TA7301⇤"We haven't seen this since the 1990s (war era)," the minister said. "They are stable for now but you can never tell for sure with gunshot wounds."◊C1206X339C5HAC7800☂Text edited by: Zach Thompson✄
√If no candidate gets more than 50% of the vote on Sunday, there will be a second round May 28. At stake is the direction of a pivotal country of 85 million people — and, some argue, the fate of its democracy.➧C941U332MYWDAAWL45↪"We did not see such a truce," Amin al-Tayed said from his home near state TV headquarters in Omdurman, adding that heavy gunfire and thundering explosions rocked the city.▎0805Y0250472FCT◁For more than a week, Khartoum, Sudan's capital city, has been the site of urban warfare — with gunshots ringing out in the city center and fighter jets thundering across apartment blocks.↕M39014/22-0366↡GARY COHN: Well, you're right. Former chairman of the SEC, Jay Clayton, myself wrote an op ed where we talked about, look, you have to have a board that has qualifications. They have to understand banking. How can a board oversee a bank that they don't have qualifications and, yes, expand deposit insurance, but you could have tiered pricing. It could be one pricing for deposits below $250,000. And then you could have tiered pricing as your deposits go up and you want them insured, you- it will be more expensive to insure those deposits. But the key here is, Margaret, and this is very important, we need to keep deposits in the US banking system. It's imperative that we keep deposits in the US banking system because that's how we grow our economy by allowing banks to relend those deposits into consumers, to consume, to buy houses, to buy cars, to go to college. There is an alternative. There's a very important alternative that we talked about in our op ed. The alternative is US Treasury bonds or US Treasury bills. They pay a higher rate and they have a tax advantage to them. The horrible outcome would be if people take their money out of banks in the United States and put them into US Treasury obligations. That would have a dramatic impact on slowing down economic growth and slowing down the economy.▨
⊞In response to an NPR email for this story seeking comment and requesting details about what in particular might have led to the new designation, the company's press account auto-replied with a poop emoji — a message it has been sending to journalists for weeks.◪2225J1K20120JCR▧A Florida teacher is under investigation by the state's Department of Education after she showed her students a Disney movie that features a gay character.⇀
♨On Monday morning, one day after the crash, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference to discuss what the state was doing to reduce illegal immigration across its border with Mexico.☄C323C110JAG5TA7301⇍It was unclear if there are similar security concerns around the Pinduoduo app for Apple users, and Pinduoduo was still available to download from Apple's iOS store Tuesday.⇤1206Y1K00681MXR╬She says several private and religious organizations provide free caskets and other services, but said public funds for infant funerals is not currently part of the "Alternatives to Abortion" state program. "That's not to say that it shouldn't be, and if the legislature decided to move that direction, we would support that," O'Donnell says.﹌GRM1555C1H130JA01D◇The Skoll Foundation, which invests in and honors social change, selects a group of social innovators each year "whose work targets the root causes of societal problems that are ripe for transformational social change." Other awardees this year included groups tackling the climate crisis, strengthening democracy and promoting economic growth for all.⇪
⇙Mass shootings across the U.S. went down in the decade that followed, in comparison to the decade before (1984-94) and the one after (2004-14), according to one researcher's analysis.✦C315C222JAG5TA◎The suspect, 38-year-old Francisco Oropesa, fled the scene, leading law enforcement on a massive manhunt over more than three days.✣
☠Many physicians interviewed for this story tell us they still take precautions they think warranted. "Professionally, I still wear a mask for most patient care in the clinic and the hospital," says Dr. Luis Ostrosky, chief of infectious diseases and epidemiology at UTHealth and Memorial Hermann in Houston.⊙CDR06BP103BKSP♦"Bohdan grew up in an instant," Viktoria says, as Bohdan plays with the family dog, Simba, who made the trip to Lviv sitting on Bohdan's lap. "We didn't have time for filtering things. He saw everything." At first, he was anxious, she says. He started to regress, often sucking on the corner of his T-shirt. Unlike Sofiia's mom, Viktoria felt that telling him everything might help him regain some power and control.➙MMBF4117➪NEW DELHI — "I have resigned," the journalist declared in a YouTube video last November. "You won't hear me on NDTV anymore saying, 'Hello, I'm Ravish Kumar.'" And with that, the longtime face of New Delhi Television, one of India's oldest news broadcasting channels, stepped down.♪MJ802G❥Tse's extradition comes just two days after the Mexican army arrested the brother of the country's most wanted drug cartel boss, Nemesio "El Mencho" Oseguera.↗
ⓥThe operation, called SpecTor, began in October 2021 and spanned the United States, Europe and South America. Across the U.S. and eight other countries, authorities arrested 288 people. They seized 85 kilograms of drugs, 117 firearms and $53 million in cash and online currencies.♥VJ0402D1R8DLCAJ♨But the important words there were, and are, the last three.☪
⇗The BJP has become increasingly authoritarian since Prime Minister Narendra Modi was reelected in 2019 and there is growing pressure on judges to rule in accordance with the party's demands, activists say.▀1N5918BPE3/TR12↕A sick female condor suspected of having lead poisoning was found dead on March 20 and testing showed it had Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), the park service said.♨UPR40E3/TR7▫KHN (Kaiser Health News) is a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about health issues. Together with Policy Analysis and Polling, KHN is one of the three major operating programs at KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation). KFF is an endowed nonprofit organization providing information on health issues to the nation.◆CKR05BX332MMV⇋Wasserson called the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, ranked as the top orthopedic hospital in the U.S. and a leader in trauma care, where his wife had previously undergone back surgery. He asked if it would take on Orlov's case.☇
◩"That day I realized, staring at the screen, that no one will be as hot or cool as Princess Leia," Lourd said.✪08052U330JAT2A☄North Carolina also passed a 12-week abortion ban this week, among a slew of restrictions enacted in states after the U.S. Supreme Court last year struck down the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that established a nationwide right to abortion. Fourteen states now have bans throughout pregnancy.▎
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