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Interrogation, uncertainty for soldiers abandoning Mariupol

Russia said Wednesday that nearly 1,000 Ukrainian troops at a giant steelworks in Mariupol have surrendered, abandoning their dogged defense of a site that became a symbol of their country’s resistance.

 
COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11 OK’d by FDA

U.S. regulators on Tuesday authorized a COVID-19 booster shot for healthy 5- to 11-year-olds, hoping an extra vaccine dose will enhance their protection as infections once again creep upward.

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Ukraine working to pull last fighters from Mariupol mill

Hundreds of Ukrainian fighters defending the last holdout in Mariupol were evacuated to areas controlled by Russian-backed separatists and officials worked Tuesday to get the rest out.

Deal reached to reopen baby formula plant, company says

The Food and Drug Administration, which has been investigating safety concerns at its Sturgis, Michigan, plant since early this year.

West claims Russians losing momentum; Small wins buoy Ukraine

“Ukraine can win this war,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said, adding that the alliance must continue to offer military support to Kyiv.

Angry abortion rights backers rally nationwide over post-Roe future

“I can’t believe that at my age, I’m still having to protest over this,” said Samantha Rivers, a 64-year-old federal employee who is preparing for a state-by-state battle over abortion rights.

Ukraine says Russians withdraw from around Kharkiv, batter east

After failing to capture Kyiv following the Feb. 24 invasion, Russian President Vladimir Putin has shifted his focus eastward to the Donbas, an industrial region where Ukraine has battled Moscow-backed separatists since 2014.

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