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The following front-page stories received the most comments during the preceding week.

A man has opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York while live-streaming on Twitch, killing at least 10 people and injuring several others, local officials and witnesses say. He also posted an online manifesto in which he described himself as a white supremacist. The incident began on early Saturday afternoon when police were called for an active shooter at Tops Markets at 1275 Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo. Upon arrival, officers found victims on the ground outside the store and others inside the building itself. A 106-page online manifesto, believed to have been uploaded by the shooter, explained that he was motivated by a conspiracy theory that white people are being replaced by other races.

Vladimir Putin is "quite seriously ill" claims the former British spy Christopher Steele, who wrote a dossier on Donald Trump and alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US elections. read more

With parents struggling to navigate the baby formula shortage, breast milk donation banks are seeing a sharp increase in demand -- but also a jump in donations. read more

As the country approaches what could be a watershed moment in the history of abortion laws and policies, relatively few Americans on either side of the debate take an absolutist view on the legality of abortion - either supporting or opposing it at all times, regardless of circumstances. read more

President Biden on Tuesday called white supremacy a "poison" in America and called on Americans to reject the racist white "replacement theory" that is believed to have inspired the gunman behind the tragic Buffalo shooting. "I call on all Americans to reject the lie," he said in remarks from Buffalo Tuesday afternoon. "I condemn those who spread the lie for power, for political gain and for profit. We need to say as clearly and forcefully as we can that the ideology of white supremacy has no place in America. None." read more

Republicans criticized the Biden administration on Thursday for providing food to infants detained in its custody - effectively suggesting the babies should be starved because of their immigration status. read more

Crypto boosters such as Matt Damon, Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow have been criticized for hyping virtual currency without highlighting the risks. read more

Congress will hold its first public hearing on unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in more than half a century on Tuesday. read more

A coup is underway to oust Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is "very sick" due to cancer, according to Ukraine's head of military intelligence. read more

Tucker Carlson invoked the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on his Fox News show Monday night while issuing a derisive nickname for Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, who recently voted in favor of a $40 billion aid package from the U.S. to Ukraine. read more


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