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Did corporate greed fuel inflation? It's not biggest culprit

Did corporate greed fuel inflation? It’s not biggest culprit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Infuriated by rising gas station and grocery store prices, many consumers feel like they know who to blame: greedy businesses that relentlessly jack up prices and pocket the profits. In response to that sentiment, the Democratic-led House of Representatives last month passed a party-line vote (most Democrats for, all Republicans opposed) on …

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Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces sought to engulf the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Lugansk region, building on their momentum after taking full control Saturday of Sievierodonetsk’s charred ruins and chemical plant where hundreds of soldiers and Ukrainian civilians had been in hiding. Russia has also launched dozens of missiles in various …

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Defiant Johnson says he won’t change despite election woes

Defiant Johnson says he won’t change despite election woes

LONDON (AP) — A defiant British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, was in a dogged showdown with his frustrated Conservative Party on Saturday after two resounding special election defeats. renewed calls for a major change in government direction. Johnson dismissed the losses as predictable mid-term blues, saying people expecting “some kind of psychological transformation” from him …

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Russians try to block city, cement gains in eastern Ukraine

Russians try to block city, cement gains in eastern Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces are trying to isolate the strategic city of Lysychansk in eastern Ukraine, the Lugansk regional governor said Saturday, after a relentless assault on nearby Sievierodonetsk forced Ukrainian troops to withdraw. Russia also launched missile strikes in areas far from the heart of the eastern battles. Serhiy Haidai, the governor …

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Mexico climber dies scaling active, off-limits volcano

MEXICO CITY — A female climber in Mexico was killed and a fellow climber was injured when they scaled the highly active, out-of-bounds peak of the Popocatépetl volcano. Mexico’s volunteer Mountain Rescue and Assistance Brigade confirmed Friday that the climbers fell into a ravine about 300 meters (1,000 feet) from the volcano’s crater, suggesting they …

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