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Four minors found working at Alabama poultry plant run by same firm found responsible for Mississippi teen’s death

Four minors as young as 16 were allegedly discovered working overnight at an Alabama slaughterhouse owned by the same firm that was found directly responsible for the death of a 16-year-old Mississippi worker last summer, the U.S. Labor Department said in federal court filings. The company, Mar-Jac Poultry, has denied that it knowingly hired minors for its Jasper, Alabama, facility, saying […]

Ukraine fears new Russian offensive is only ‘the first wave’ in a brutal summer

Ukraine is just about holding the line, for now. But President Volodymr Zelenskyy has warned that Russia’s new offensive in the northeast — which saw the Kremlin’s troops sweep across the border and capture miles of territory before being halted by Kyiv’s army — could be just the first of many. Russia’s summer assault “could consist of several […]

College students who protested and those who didn’t share in disappointment at response from schools

After a semester marked by sweeping protests on college campuses across the nation that raised questions about freedom of speech, how universities confront allegations of antisemitism and Islamophobia and how they invest, some students who experienced the demonstrations say they have been left disappointed by how their universities responded. Anne-Marie Jardine, 22, who graduated from the University of Texas at Austin this year, […]

Israeli military says 5 soldiers killed by friendly fire in northern Gaza, more troops to join Rafah operation

The Israeli military said Thursday that five soldiers were killed and seven others were injured in a friendly fire incident in northern Gaza amid renewed battles in the area against regrouped Hamas militants. The Israel Defense Forces said it had opened an investigation into the deadly incident, which it said happened when the soldiers were hit by tank […]

House passes Republican-backed bill designed to pressure Biden on delivering weapons to Israel

 The Republican-led House passed a bill Thursday that would restrict the president’s ability to withhold weapons transfers to Israel in a vote that drew attention to the divided Democratic caucus on the war in Gaza. The bill passed the House 224-187. Sixteen Democrats voted for it, including Thomas Suozzi of New York, Jared Moskowitz of Florida and Josh […]

First aid flows into Gaza over massive U.S. pier

Trucks carrying desperately needed humanitarian aid have begun moving ashore into Gaza using a temporary pier built by the United States, the U.S. military said Friday, as Israeli forces pressed on with sweeping operations in the north and south of the enclave. The aid trucks began moving into Gaza at around 9 a.m. local time (2 a.m. ET), the […]