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Colorado Springs shooting – The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub has been ordered held on bail without a preliminary court appearance. Twenty-two-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich appeared on video from jail on Wednesday and can be seen slumped in a chair with bruises on his face and head. Aldrich appeared to need to be prompted by defense attorneys when asked by the judge to give his name. By Colleen Slevin, Thomas Pipert, Jesse Bedan, and Brittany Peterson. Sent: 1,200 words, photo, video. Together: Colorado Springs shooting-survivor — A witness says the suspect showed “no hesitation” when entering Club Q and opening fire. (was sent).

Walmart mass shooting — A Walmart manager pulled out a handgun before a routine employee meeting and began firing wildly around the break room of a Virginia store, killing six people in the nation’s second high-profile mass shooting in four days Gone, say police and eyewitnesses. by Alex Brandon and Ben Finlay. Sent: 1,170 words, pictures. Walmart-Shooting-With-Victims – ‘Missing My Baby’: Six killed (dispatched) in Virginia Walmart shooting.

Russia-Ukraine-Shifting Front – Two weeks after retreating from the southern city of Kherson, Russia is rapidly advancing in the area of ​​the Dnieper River with artillery. Ukraine is attacking Russian troops with its own long-range weapons. Ukrainian officials say they want to capitalize on their momentum in the war against the invading Russian forces. The withdrawal of Russia from the only provincial capital gained in the nine months of the war was one of Moscow’s most significant battlefield losses. by Sam Mednick. Sent: 690 words, photo, video. With the Russia-Ukraine-war – Ukraine works to restore power after the devastating attacks (sent).

Election-2022-Senate-Alaska — Alaska Republican US Sen. Lisa Murkowski has won re-election by defeating GOP opponent Kelly Tshibaka, endorsed by Donald Trump. Murkowski defeated Tshibaka in the election held on 8 November. The results were announced on Wednesday after election officials tabulated the results of the ranked choice after none of the first-choice candidates received more than 50% of the vote. Murkowski wound up with 54% of the vote after ranked choice voting, after the majority of votes cast for Democrat Pat Chesbrough were removed. by Becky Bohrer. Sent: 620 words, photo. Also: Election-2022-House-Alaska — U.S. Representative Mary Peltola has been elected to a full term in the House. (was sent).

VIRUS-OUTBREAK-CHINA – China is expanding a lockdown, including in a central city where factory workers clashed with police this week as its number of COVID-19 cases reached a daily record. Sent: 760 words, photo. Virus Outbreak-China-With Photo-Gallery- Life in Beijing halted due to lockdown, Covid testing (Sent).

WCUP-Qatar-Israel-Palestinians – The Israel-Palestinian conflict has become the latest political flash point at the first World Cup in the Arab world – never mind that the Israeli or Palestinian national teams are not competing in the tournament. Thousands of Israeli soccer fans are expected to visit Doha for the World Cup, even though Israel has no diplomatic relations with Qatar. by Isabelle Debre. Sent: 1,090 words, pictures.

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Poland-Germany-Ukraine – Polish leaders say an air-defense system that Germany has offered Poland would be best to help Ukraine defend itself against Russian attacks. Sent: 390 words.

Hungary-Visegrad-Four – A summit of four Central European leaders in Slovakia could be set to redefine a regional alliance that is strained by differing approaches to the war in Ukraine. Sent: 710 words, photo.

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WCUP-QATAR-NEW-CITY – Less than a month before it’s scheduled to host the World Cup finals, Lusail City is strangely quiet. Wide empty streets, empty lobbies and construction cranes are everywhere in the sleek district 12 miles north of Doha, the capital city built to accommodate World Cup fans and hundreds of residents of host country Qatar. Sent: 670 words, photo.

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