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The Latest: Turkey urges Pope to back sanctions on Israel

People insect the the rubble of the Yazegi residential building that was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike, in Gaza City, Sunday, May 16, 2021. The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation held an emergency virtual meeting Sunday over the situation in Gaza calling for an end to Israel’s military attacks on the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has asked Pope Francis to support sanctions against Israel, saying Palestinians will continue to be “massacred” as long as the international community does not punish Israel

Police reform push collides with voters' fears over surging violent crime

In this March 24, 2021, file photo, Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough president and a Democratic mayoral candidate, speaks during a 'I Want My Miracle Back' rally, in the Bronx borough of New York. Adams, a former police officer, is betting that a spike in shootings during the coronavirus pandemic will boost his appeal. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

One of the top candidates for mayor of New York is a former police captain who has said addressing the city's surging violent crime rate will be his highest priority.

Commander kicked out of Space Force after claiming Marxists taking over military

A commander in the still-new Space Force has been relieved of duty after publicly espousing a number of conspiracy theories, including that Marxists had infiltrated leadership in all branches of military, while promoting a self-published book.

Store workers worry as some retailers scrap mask requirement

In this Nov. 18, 2020, file photo, a woman, wearing a protective face mask due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, wheels a cart with her purchases out of a Walmart store, in Derry, N.H. Walmart, the world's largest retailer, said Friday, May 14, 2021, that it won't require vaccinated shoppers or workers to wear a mask in its U.S. stores, unless state or local laws say otherwise. Vaccinated shoppers can go maskless immediately, the company said. Vaccinated workers can stop wearing them on May 18. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

As Walmart Inc. and a handful of major retailers dropped mask requirements in their stores, some frontline workers are pushing back on concerns that the new policy will bring them greater health and safety risks.

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Israeli warplanes stage more heavy strikes across Gaza City

A Palestinian man prays as he stands amid the rubble of buildings destroyed in deadly Israeli airstrikes waiting for possible survivors to be rescued, in Gaza City, Sunday, May 16, 2021. Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City flattened three buildings and killed at least 42 people Sunday, medics said, making it the deadliest single attack since heavy fighting broke out between Israel and the territory's militant Hamas rulers nearly a week ago. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Israeli warplanes have staged another series of heavy airstrikes in Gaza City hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled the fourth war with Gaza’s Hamas rulers would rage on

Some aren't ready to give up masks despite new CDC guidance

A woman wears a face mask to protect from the spread of COVID-19 ahead of the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 15, 2021, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Not everyone is giving up wearing a face mask despite the latest government guidance that means fully vaccinated Americans can uncover their faces in many cases

U.S. climate envoy Kerry meets with pope on climate crisis

Pope Francis and John Kerry, right, shake hands as they pose for a photo at the Vatican, Saturday, May 15, 2021. Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, currently President Biden’s envoy on the climate, met in private audience with Pope Francis on Saturday, afterward calling the pope “a compelling moral authority on the subject of the climate crisis” who has been “ahead of the curve.” Kerry told Vatican News in an interview that the pope speaks with “unique authority, compelling moral authority, that hopefull can push people to greater ambition to get the job done. (Vatican Media via AP)

John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s climate envoy, has met in private with Pope Francis

Myanmar frees Japanese journalist as gesture to Tokyo

Yuki Kitazumi, a Japanese freelance journalist detained by security forces in Myanmar in mid-April and accused of spreading fake news criticizing the military coup gestures to speak upon his arrival at Narita International Airport, in Narita, east of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

An arrested Japanese reporter has returned home after being released by Myanmar’s ruling junta in what it called a gesture of friendship to Japan

Israeli strike destroys Gaza building with AP, other media

The building housing the offices of The Associated Press and other media in Gaza City collapses after it was hit by an Israeli airstrike Saturday, May 15, 2021. The attack came roughly an hour after the Israeli military warned people to evacuate the building, which also housed Al-Jazeera and a number of offices and apartments. There was no immediate explanation for why the building was targeted. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

An Israeli airstrike on Saturday targeted and destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press and other media outlets

Americans grapple with new guidance

Sarina Kay and Kajo Evanson picnic along the Ohio River in Louisville on Friday, the day after the U.S. government announced fully vaccinated people don't need to wear masks in most cases. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Luke Sharrett for The Washington Post

While the relaxed guidelines had some ripping the cloth from their faces and vowing to party like it's 2019, many around the country - particularly front-line workers and parents of small children - worried for their health, and wondered whether and...

'There was no going back': Migrants send kids into U.S. alone

Marely, 12, of El Salvador, cries as she stands as she waits to be processed by authorities after turning herself in upon crossing the U.S. - Mexico border Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in La Joya, Texas. Growing numbers of migrant families are making the heart-wrenching decision to separate from their children and send them into the U.S. alone.   (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Growing numbers of migrant families are making the heart-wrenching decision to separate as they try to get their children into America

China lands rover on Mars in 'milestone' achievement

China successfully landed a rover-carrying spacecraft on Mars for the first time, state-run media reported Saturday, marking another major victory for the country's ambitious space program that aims to rival NASA.

Damon Weaver, kid reporter who interviewed President Obama, dies at age 23

As an intrepid student reporter whose dreams carried him all the way to an interview in the White House with President Barack Obama, Damon Weaver found himself in the national spotlight at a young age.

Federal arraignment in July for 3 ex-cops in Floyd's death

FILE - This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows from left, former Minneapolis police officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. The trial of the three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting in the death of George Floyd will be pushed back to March 2022, in part to allow the publicity over Derek Chauvin's conviction to cool off, a judge ruled Thursday May 13, 2021. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP File)

Three former Minneapolis police officers who are charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights are scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in July, with a trial date to be determined

Trudeau government begins work on reopening U.S.-Canada border

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has begun preliminary internal discussions about reopening the border with the U.S., even as Canada remains well behind its neighbor in vaccinations.

States, business sort out what new CDC mask guidance means

A customer exits a corner market while wearing a protective mask in the retail shopping district of the SoHo neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York, Friday, May 14, 2021.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo has yet to say whether he will change his state’s mask mandate in light of new federal guidance that eases rules for fully vaccinated people.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

A number of states have embraced new federal guidelines that say fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks indoors or out in most situations

Granholm: Normal service at gas pump likely by late Sunday

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says the nation is “over the hump” on gas shortages following a ransomware cyberattack that forced a shutdown of the nation’s largest gasoline pipeline

Free offices with a view: Feds look to unload Watch Hill Light, 3 others

Watch Hill Light overlooks strong waves rolling towards the shore of East Beach in the Watch Hill section of Westerly during a storm in 2017. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The federal government is making available for free some waterfront workspaces with killer views

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