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Ukrainian Dam Collapses, Christie's 2024 Bid, Cryptocurrency Crackdown

A hydroelectric dam in Russian-occupied Ukraine collapsed causing those downstream to flee. Chris Christie is set to announce his 2024 run, and isn't afraid to take on Trump. Regulators unveiled thirteen charges against cryptocurrency firm Binance, as they seek to regulate the industry.

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Indian Railroad Failures, Newsrooms On Strike, GOP Election Denial Coalition

A signal error appears to be the reason for the train crash that killed 275 people in India. Hundreds of journalists strike as their employer guts newsrooms across the country. GOP election deniers are pushing states to withdraw from a system that helps voter roll accuracy.

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The Sunday Story: How the far right is making voter fraud easier

For nearly a decade, the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, quietly helped to clean up voter databases and catch fraud. It was a rare bipartisan success story, with Democrats praising it and Republicans calling it a "godsend."

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India Train Crash, Biden Debt Ceiling Speech, China Tensions

A train derailment in India leaves more than 200 dead and many more injured. Biden delivers an Oval Office speech praising the bipartisan debt ceiling legislation. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin addresses a security conference in Singapore amid rising tensions with China.

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Senate Passes Debt Ceiling Bill, YouTube Blackout Challenge, Shangri-La Dialogue

The Senate has passed the debt ceiling bill that will prevent the country from defaulting, but it comes with some changes to work requirements. A Wisconsin mom is taking on YouTube shareholders after her son died of what is called a "Blackout Challenge" he found on the platform. Global defense leaders meet at the international defense summit, the Shangri-La Dialogue, in Singapore today.

Senate Passes Debt Ceiling Bill, YouTube Blackout Challenge, Shangri-La Dialogue

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The House Passes Debt Ceiling Bill, GOP Presidential Bids, Hurricane Season

The House of Representatives passed the debt ceiling bill and now the legislation heads to the Senate. Former Vice President Mike Pence and former New Jersey governor Chris Christie are set to enter the Republican presidential race next week. And, the Atlantic hurricane season starts today, but climate change could be making the effects of these storms much worse.

The House Passes Debt Ceiling Bill, GOP Presidential Bids, Hurricane Season

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House Vote on Debt Ceiling, Purdue Pharma Ruling, Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Trial

The House of Representatives is set to vote on the deal to suspend the nation's debt limit. A federal appeals court ruled that the Sackler family be sheltered from opioid lawsuits linked to their company Purdue Pharma and Oxycontin painkillers. And, a trial is underway in the case of the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting which left eleven worshippers dead.

House Vote on Debt Ceiling, Purdue Pharma Ruling, Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Trial

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Moscow Drone Attack, China's New Space Mission, GOP Candidates In Iowa

Officials in Moscow blamed Kyiv for the drone attacks the Russian capital faced on Tuesday. China's Shenzhou-16 spacecraft took off with the first civilian astronaut on board. And, Republican presidential hopefuls will be campaigning in Iowa this week.

Moscow Drone Attack, China's New Space Mission, GOP Candidates In Iowa

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Debt Ceiling Deal, Turkey Election Results, Ukrainian Counter-offensive

President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have reached a deal to raise the debt ceiling. Turkey's President Recep Tayyib Erdogan won the runoff election on Sunday, and is set to extend his two decade rule. And Kyiv is under Russian attack as Ukraine prepares for a counter-offensive.

Debt Ceiling Deal, Turkey Election Results, Ukrainian Counter-offensive

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The Sunday Story: Stephanie Foo's book has a happy ending

When Stephanie Foo turned 30, she learned she had complex PTSD. Her efforts to heal from an abusive childhood and intergenerational trauma drove her to write What My Bones Know, a book that combines memoir with the rigorous reporting she'd honed as a journalist.

The Sunday Story: Stephanie Foo's book has a happy ending

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