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After the deadly elementary school shooting in Texas, a fifth grade teacher in Illinois said a student asked her "Would that happen here?” “You are in a building of adults who will do whatever it takes to keep you safe,” she told them. We talk with teacher Rebecca Gamboa about the discussion in the aftermath of the tragedy. That story and more on this episode of Statewide.
Workers unload a Fedex Express cargo plane carrying 100,000 pounds of baby formula at Washington Dulles International Airport, in Chantilly, Va., on Wednesday.
Jose Luis Magana
Australia is sending the equivalent of more than 27 million 8-ounce bottles of goat's milk and other baby formulas, as the U.S. government works to replenish store shelves during the shortage.
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The Corkscrew
David Anderson is the co-owner of The Corkscrew. He spoke to Community Voices about how he and his wife came to own the business. He also shared his expertise about wine and explained what is offered at the Corkscrew.
Abortion protest
A leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion raises the possibility that Roe V Wade will be overturned after nearly five decades. That has Illinois lawmakers, providers, legal groups and advocates strategizing about what they will do if abortion rights are no longer the law of the land. With the projection of a court sealing Roe’s fate, 26 states are expected to ban abortion, and many of them surround Illinois.
A man walks in front of a destroyed school in the city of Bakhmut, in the eastern Ukrainian region of the Donbas on Saturday.
Aris Messinis
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While many Ukrainians are still basking in the successful defense of Kyiv, the battle in the Donbas is a punishing grind that poses different challenges.
Gun control advocates hold signs during a protest at Discovery Green across from the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Friday in Houston, Texas.
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