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'God, guns and Trump': Thousands turn out for Texas rally – (BBC News)
As Donald Trump stares down a potential arrest, it is business as usual at his campaign rally.

McConnell leaves rehab facility after therapy for concussion – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday he has been released from the rehabilitation facility where he had physical therapy for a concussion caused by a fall earlier this month.

Israeli defence minister calls for halt to judicial overhaul – (Al Jazeera English)
As mass protests grip Israel, Yoav Gallant says the dispute over the measures pose a threat to the country’s security.

Protests erupt in NYC — not for Trump but for 'The Joker' – (Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) — Throngs of protesters gathered at the courthouse steps, chanting for freedom for their embattled hero. Police kept watch as passions flared and voices roared. Squad cars and television trucks encircled the commotion.

Indiana missing teen Scottie Morris found safe, officials say – (CNN)
An Indiana teen who was missing for eight days and "believed to be in extreme danger" last week was found safe Friday evening, according to officials.

Venezuela's Maduro skips Ibero-American summit after positive COVID test – (Reuters)
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro canceled his attendance at the Ibero-American summit after receiving a positive COVID-19 test result, though he has since tested negative twice, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said on Saturday.

Russia’s nuclear arsenal: How big is it and who controls it? – (Al Jazeera English)
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a deal to deploy tactical nuclear weapons to Belarus.

Meteorologist prays for Mississippi residents in path of tornado while on air: ‘Dear Jesus, please help them’ – (Fox News)
In a viral moment, local meteorologist Matt Laubhan prayed to Jesus Christ for the safety of Amory, Mississippi residents as a deadly tornado bore down on them.

Putin announces deal to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus – (Al Jazeera English)
Russian president says deal struck with Belarusian counterpart would not violate nuclear nonproliferation agreements.

Israeli defence minister calls for halt on judicial overhaul – (Reuters)
Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant on Saturday called on the government to halt legislation on changes to the judiciary, saying the bitter dispute over the measures poses a danger to the country.

Two Israeli soldiers wounded in Palestinian shooting in flashpoint town – (Reuters)
Two Israeli soldiers were wounded on Saturday, the military said, in a drive-by shooting claimed by a Palestinian armed group in the flashpoint town of Huwara in the occupied West Bank.

Halt Israel legal reform, urges defence minister – (BBC News)
Yoav Gallant's call comes as Israelis opposed to the changes hold further nationwide mass rallies.

Idaho governor signs law allowing firing squad executions – (Fox News)
Gov. Brad Little of Idaho has signed into law a bill legalizing the use of a firing squad for executions when the drugs used for a lethal injection are unavailable.

JK Rowling battles Scottish officials in latest gender debate: ‘Is a be-penised rapist a man or woman?’ – (Fox News)
J.K. Rowling blasted Scottish Parliament members over their seemingly conflicting support for pro-trans legislation and commitment to women's rights.

Israeli defense minister calls for halt to judicial overhaul – (Associated Press)
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister became the first ally in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition to break ranks on Saturday as he called for an immediate halt to the far-right government's contentious plan to overhaul the country's judiciary.

Putin: Russia to station nuclear weapons in Belarus – (BBC News)
The Russian leader says the move would not violate nuclear non-proliferation agreements.

Putin says Russia will station tactical nukes in Belarus – (Associated Press)
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans on Saturday to station tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring Belarus, a warning to the West as it steps up military support for Ukraine.

Brazil’s Lula postpones China trip after catching pneumonia – (Al Jazeera English)
The president’s health has been a source of concern in recent years after he was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2011.

Mississippi tornado kills 24 and brings devastation to US state – (BBC News)
Powerful wind and hail the size of golf balls brought destruction to the US state on Friday night.

Putin says Moscow has deal with Belarus to station nuclear weapons there – (Reuters)
Russia has struck a deal with neighbouring Belarus to station tactical nuclear weapons on its territory but will not violate non-proliferation agreements, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday.


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