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50 years ago, the Munich Olympics massacre changed how we think about terrorism

Gunmen held members of the Israeli team hostage, eventually killing them, during the 1972 Munich Olympics. The attack was the first time a global audience had witnessed terrorism as it happened. → Read More

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A small plane flew near Biden's beach house in Delaware

The White House said it was apparently by mistake that a small private plane entered restricted airspace. The president and first lady were evacuated but have since returned. → Read More

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The U.S. warns companies to stay on guard for possible Russian cyberattacks

President Biden said "evolving intelligence" showed Russia is "exploring options for potential cyberattacks." The U.S. has previously warned about Russia's capability to attack U.S. infrastructure. → Read More

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Russia says it's sanctioning Biden, Hillary Clinton and top U.S. officials

Russia's foreign ministry said Russia would sanction President Biden and members of his administration, banning them from entering Russia. It says the move is retaliation for U.S. sanctions. → Read More

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Ukrainians are removing and altering road signs to confuse and insult Russian forces

Ukrainian agencies are working to remove road signs to try to frustrate Russian soldiers, while other public signs are laced with expletives toward the invading troops. → Read More

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Russians and Ukrainians meet as sanctions rattle Russia

Russia's central bank sharply raised a benchmark interest rate to combat steep losses in the ruble's value as sanctions crimp Russian economic activity. → Read More

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A judge ordered the U.S. to pay $230 million to victims of a Texas church massacre

The Air Force failed to put the shooter's name on a database that could have prevented him from legally buying guns. He killed 26 people and injured 22 in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in 2017. → Read More

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Native American tribes reach a tentative opioid settlement with J&J and distributors

Johnson & Johnson, AmerisourceBergen, McKesson and Cardinal Health will pay $590 million to Native American tribes under a proposed settlement for the companies' role in the opioid crisis. → Read More

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The U.S. is placing 8,500 troops on alert for possible deployment to Eastern Europe

The Pentagon said no final decision has been made, but Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin wanted U.S. forces to be ready "just in case" of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. → Read More

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State Department orders family of embassy staff to leave Ukraine

Citing a "continued threat of Russian military action," the U.S. State Department ordered eligible family members of personnel at its embassy in Kyiv to leave the country. → Read More

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Here's what's behind the Wordle c-r-a-z-e

It's a simple game to guess a five-letter word. People on social media have been very enthusiastic about sharing how well they did. → Read More

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Actor and comedian Bob Saget dies at 65

Saget was a prominent presence on American television screens throughout the 1990s as the father Danny Tanner on Full House and the host of America's Funniest Home Videos. → Read More

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Decades ago, movies imagined a futuristic 2022

In 1973, Soylent Green imagined a New York City of 2022 — polluted, overcrowded, and facing environmental catastrophe. Other movies offered their own take on what was in store. → Read More

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Conservators find books, coins and bullets in Virginia time capsule

The box had been buried underneath a statue of Robert E. Lee for 134 years. It was the time capsule that historians had long hoped to find. → Read More

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More than 3,700 people were killed in Syria's civil war this year

The count, by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, comes after more than a decade of a war that's killed at least 350,000 people and displaced millions. → Read More

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Daunte Wright's aunt says Kim Potter's conviction is 'bittersweet'

Family members says they're happy about the guilty verdict for the former police officer, who fatally shot Wright in April. But they say it's not true justice. → Read More

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The Flying Tigers: How a group of Americans ended up fighting for China in WW II

In 1941, Japan was on the offensive against China. So China hired a group of Americans to fight back in the skies. Eighty years ago this week, they fought in their first battle. → Read More

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Searchers digging through mountains of debris left by deadly tornadoes in Kentucky

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said 74 people were confirmed killed and more than 100 are still unaccounted for. The victims who have been identified range in age from 2 months to 98 years. → Read More

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Jury finds rally organizers liable for the violence that broke out in Charlottesville

The plaintiffs alleged that the organizers and participants of the 2017 Unite the Right rally conspired to commit violence and interfered with their right to be free from racially motivated violence. → Read More

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ABC's Jonathan Karl details Trump's efforts to overturn the election in 'Betrayal'

The new book from ABC News' chief Washington correspondent focuses on how Trump worked to overturn the election — but Karl also has a message about the rally at the Capitol that became a riot. → Read More