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U.N. Security Council Meets Over Israeli-Palestinian Violence

Members of the United Nations Security Council met virtually Sunday to deliberate on the escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Over the last past week, more than 180 Palestinians and 10 people in Israel have been killed. Hamas militants have fired thousands of rockets into Israel while Israel has responded with airstrikes. U.N. Secretary General António Guterres opened the meeting by expressing his concerns that if a cease-fire isn't reached soon, violence will continue and...

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Green, Violet, Oh My: NASA Rocket Launch Lights Up Eastern Skies

Swaths of East Coasters who looked up at the night sky on Sunday were treated to a light show, courtesy of NASA's Black Brant XII rocket. And they've got the pictures to prove it. The rocket launched at 8:44 p.m. ET from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. But it was the "vapor tracers" that it released into the atmosphere that most spectators glimpsed shooting across the sky. Francis Murphy was in Assawoman, Va., across the bay from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, when he caught the...

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock reflects on the ongoing violence between Israel and Palestine, which entered its second week Monday as Israel heavily bombed Gaza City. 

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy of Newsday about New York's plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions on Wednesday. Governor Andrew Cuomo has not yet announced whether the state will abide by the CDC's new guidelines on masking. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano says mostly sunny today, with the risk of a passing shower or thunderstorm. Highs in the lower to mid 70s.  

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Kevin Durant and the Nets have claimed the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 123-109 win over the Cavaliers. Durant fell two rebounds shy of a triple-double, providing 23 points and 13 assists in the Nets' fifth straight win. Kyrie Irving had 17 points for the Nets, who rested James Harden after he played the last two games following an 18-game injury absence.

The price of lumber has more than doubled over the last year and economists warn things may stay this way for a while. That's why people like Hans Dow are getting crafty.

"I was like, well, I want a sawmill. I can make a lot of stuff with it. I also need to learn how to weld..." says Dow, as he hefts a nine foot log onto the deck of his hand-built sawmill. It sits in the corner of his South Anchorage backyard.

White and Black Americans have very different views of race in America and have had very different experiences when it comes to dealing with discrimination and trusting police, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll details.

"How many people do you think take care of our campus?"

A chorus of young voices shout guesses from the Sayre School's playground in Lexington, Ky.

"15? 50? 20?"

Marcus Robinson wanted to follow the older brother he idolizes into military life. He also needed the Army benefits to help pay for college. "I had to do it because I didn't want my parents to worry about paying for school," the 18-year-old says.

But last year — mid-way through his senior year of high school — Robinson tipped the scales at 240 pounds, making him too heavy to qualify under the U.S. Army's fitness standards.


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