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Low on beds, oxygen, India adds global high 314K virus cases

The 314,835 infections added in the past 24 hours raise India’s total past 15.9 million cases since the pandemic began. It’s second to the United States.

NASA’s Mars helicopter takes flight, 1st for another planet

NASA's experimental Mars helicopter has taken flight.

European soccer split: elite clubs threaten breakaway league

The moves to quit the existing structures in an apparent grab for more money and power include Real Madrid, Barcelona, the American owners of Liverpool and Manchester United, Juventus and AC Milan.

Ontario retracts new restrictions that drew the ire of many

Ontario’s premier has retracted restrictions that banned playgrounds and allowed police to require anyone not at home to explain why they’re out and provide their address after a backlash from police forces, health officials and the public.

Iran names suspect in Natanz attack, says he fled country

Iran has begun enriching a small amount of uranium up to 60% purity — its highest level ever — in response amid talks in Vienna aimed at saving its tattered nuclear deal with world powers.

Prince Philip is laid to rest as somber queen sits alone

The procession and funeral took place out of public view within the grounds of the castle but was shown live on television.

Raul Castro resigns as Communist chief, ending era in Cuba

Castro made the announcement Friday in a speech at the opening of the Eighth congress of the ruling party, the only one allowed on the island.

Rep. Cawthorn wants to make border wall a national monument

A Republican lawmaker introduces a bill to make the border wall a national monument.

Macron visiting Notre Dame two years after devastating blaze

The president promised the cathedral would be rebuilt by 2024, yet officials acknowledge the work won’t be fully completed by then.

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Missing 20-year-old man found dead

The Wilmington Police Department reported a man missing earlier this week, has been found dead.

Lloyd Price, singer and early rock influence, dies at 88

Price was known for such hits as “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” and “Stagger Lee.”

Plans for George Floyd Memorial Center in downtown Raleigh formally unveiled

George Floyd's family wants to associate his name with a path to progress for local young people, through a proposed memorial center in his name.

Rocky Point woman celebrates her 100th birthday

Today, One Pender County woman celebrated a milestone, her 100th birthday.